Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C++ Developer
England > London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 284 414
Rank change year-on-year +12 +130 -112
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 261 100 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.66% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 72 107
10th Percentile £460 £394 £370
25th Percentile £563 £431 £481
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £588 £575
Median % change year-on-year +14.89% +2.17% -5.51%
75th Percentile £763 £656 £675
90th Percentile £775 £738 £850
England median daily rate £650 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +18.18% +10.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £51.00 -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £51.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 27,523 15,122 38,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 93.13% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,798 10,907 27,882
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 184 466
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.42 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.89% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.83 £37.35
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £53.00
England median hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.45% +5.26% +5.56%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in London

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C++ Developer in London.

Daily rate trend for C++ Developer in London

C++ Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ Developer in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in London

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C++ Developer in London.

Hourly rate trend for C++ Developer in London

C++ Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +5 34 £675 +18.68% 20
West London +10 11 £495 +20.00% 3
South London - 2 £700 -
East London +3 1 £463 +15.63% 10
C++ Developer
England

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 261 (100.00%) C++
2 115 (44.06%) C#
3 110 (42.15%) Banking
4 100 (38.31%) Linux
5 92 (35.25%) Python
6 83 (31.80%) Windows
7 80 (30.65%) SQL
8 79 (30.27%) Finance
9 77 (29.50%) Investment Banking
10 72 (27.59%) .NET
11 71 (27.20%) Multithreading
12 61 (23.37%) Front Office
13 60 (22.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 58 (22.22%) STL
15 57 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (20.69%) Test Automation
17 51 (19.54%) Unit Testing
18 49 (18.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 49 (18.77%) Visual Studio
18 49 (18.77%) Social Skills
19 45 (17.24%) Multithreaded Programming
20 41 (15.71%) Oracle
20 41 (15.71%) Subversion
20 41 (15.71%) DevOps
21 40 (15.33%) XML
22 39 (14.94%) TDD
22 39 (14.94%) Software Engineering
23 38 (14.56%) Jenkins
24 37 (14.18%) Fixed Income
24 37 (14.18%) Regression Testing

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.30%) Confluence
1 6 (2.30%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (1.92%) Apache
2 5 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.77%) DataSynapse
3 2 (0.77%) Jupyter
3 2 (0.77%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.38%) GemFire
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (12.64%) SunGard Martini
2 8 (3.07%) Summit
3 6 (2.30%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.60%) Azure
2 7 (2.68%) AWS
2 7 (2.68%) NuGet
3 3 (1.15%) AWS IoT
4 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.77%) GCP
4 2 (0.77%) GitHub
4 2 (0.77%) Serverless
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.77%) Multicast
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.41%) Relational Database
2 32 (12.26%) Oracle Database
2 32 (12.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 12 (4.60%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.30%) OLTP
6 5 (1.92%) Apache Ignite
7 3 (1.15%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) MySQL
8 1 (0.38%) Redis
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 49 (18.77%) Visual Studio
2 41 (15.71%) Subversion
3 38 (14.56%) Jenkins
4 36 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 34 (13.03%) Oracle APEX
6 32 (12.26%) CppUnit
7 31 (11.88%) Bitbucket
8 26 (9.96%) TeamCity
9 22 (8.43%) Artifactory
10 18 (6.90%) JIRA
11 15 (5.75%) Robot Framework
12 11 (4.21%) Xcode
13 8 (3.07%) GCC
13 8 (3.07%) GDB
14 3 (1.15%) Maven
15 2 (0.77%) Ant
15 2 (0.77%) Gradle
15 2 (0.77%) ProC
16 1 (0.38%) CMake
16 1 (0.38%) GitLab
General
1 110 (42.15%) Banking
2 79 (30.27%) Finance
3 77 (29.50%) Investment Banking
4 61 (23.37%) Front Office
5 49 (18.77%) Social Skills
6 16 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (6.13%) Back Office
7 10 (3.83%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.68%) Prime Brokerage
9 6 (2.30%) French Language
10 5 (1.92%) Games
11 2 (0.77%) Law
12 1 (0.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (27.59%) .NET
2 58 (22.22%) STL
3 49 (18.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 40 (15.33%) XML
5 26 (9.96%) .NET Core
6 23 (8.81%) REST
7 20 (7.66%) .NET Framework
8 17 (6.51%) JSON
9 16 (6.13%) AngularJS
10 15 (5.75%) gRPC
11 14 (5.36%) FIX Protocol
12 11 (4.21%) Cocoa
12 11 (4.21%) Qt
13 9 (3.45%) Middleware
13 9 (3.45%) Rendezvous
14 7 (2.68%) Django
14 7 (2.68%) React
15 5 (1.92%) Twisted
15 5 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
15 5 (1.92%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (22.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (14.18%) Fixed Income
3 28 (10.73%) Derivative
4 14 (5.36%) Algorithms
5 11 (4.21%) Equities
6 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.07%) Credit Derivative
7 8 (3.07%) Legacy Systems
7 8 (3.07%) PKI
8 7 (2.68%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.30%) Data Structures
9 6 (2.30%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.92%) Clustering
10 5 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.53%) User Experience
12 3 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.15%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.15%) HoloLens
12 3 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 100 (38.31%) Linux
2 83 (31.80%) Windows
3 33 (12.64%) Unix
4 14 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.60%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.53%) Android
7 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (27.20%) Multithreading
2 57 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (20.69%) Test Automation
4 51 (19.54%) Unit Testing
5 45 (17.24%) Multithreaded Programming
6 41 (15.71%) DevOps
7 39 (14.94%) Software Engineering
7 39 (14.94%) TDD
8 37 (14.18%) Regression Testing
9 35 (13.41%) OO
10 27 (10.34%) Low Latency
11 23 (8.81%) Analytics
12 22 (8.43%) Electronic Trading
13 18 (6.90%) Pair Programming
14 17 (6.51%) Risk Management
15 16 (6.13%) OOP
16 15 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (5.36%) Computer Science
18 13 (4.98%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 261 (100.00%) C++
2 115 (44.06%) C#
3 92 (35.25%) Python
4 80 (30.65%) SQL
5 28 (10.73%) Java
6 12 (4.60%) Objective-C
7 10 (3.83%) Perl
8 9 (3.45%) C
9 7 (2.68%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.53%) VBA
12 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.38%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.38%) Groovy
13 1 (0.38%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.38%) Scala
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.05%) Degree
2 10 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.58%) QA
2 6 (2.30%) MiFID
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.30%) Docker
2 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (5.75%) BladeLogic
2 6 (2.30%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (15.71%) Oracle
2 33 (12.64%) FIS
2 33 (12.64%) SunGard
3 9 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 6 (2.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.77%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.77%) IBM
5 2 (0.77%) Solace
6 1 (0.38%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.38%) Mapbox
6 1 (0.38%) Reuters
6 1 (0.38%) Sophis