Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £605 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 280 236
Rank change year-on-year +16 -44 -29
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 464 383 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.85% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.89% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 299 383
London median daily rate £605 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £425 £335 £350
90th Percentile £775 £728 £738
England median daily rate £600 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £39.25 - £42.50
10th Percentile £36.83 - £41.25
90th Percentile £42.28 - £43.75
England median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.88% -5.88% +3.03%

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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in London

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Developer in London

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in London

C++ Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer in London.

Contractor 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 22 November 2017. 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 +38 85 £600 +9.09% 28
West London -38 41 £400 +11.11% 6
East London -6 5 £600 +84.62% 1
South London -33 1 - -
C++ Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 464 (100.00%) C++
2 260 (56.03%) Linux
3 193 (41.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 173 (37.28%) Python
5 168 (36.21%) Multithreading
6 166 (35.78%) Front Office
7 161 (34.70%) Banking
8 150 (32.33%) SQL
9 145 (31.25%) Finance
10 118 (25.43%) Investment Banking
11 111 (23.92%) C#
12 109 (23.49%) Unix
12 109 (23.49%) Low Latency
13 94 (20.26%) Java
14 89 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
15 88 (18.97%) STL
16 77 (16.59%) OO
16 77 (16.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 73 (15.73%) Electronic Trading
18 64 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
19 56 (12.07%) Multithreaded Programming
19 56 (12.07%) Windows
19 56 (12.07%) Middleware
20 54 (11.64%) Oracle
21 52 (11.21%) Mathematics
21 52 (11.21%) Derivative
21 52 (11.21%) TIBCO
22 49 (10.56%) Analytics
23 46 (9.91%) Performance Testing
24 45 (9.70%) Fixed Income

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 14 (3.02%) CMS
2 9 (1.94%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Mongoose
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.43%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.86%) 3G
2 4 (0.86%) 4G
2 4 (0.86%) GSM
2 4 (0.86%) OpenFlow
3 3 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) HTTP
4 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.09%) Oracle Database
2 18 (3.88%) OLTP
2 18 (3.88%) Relational Database
2 18 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.16%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.51%) Sybase IQ
5 6 (1.29%) KDB
5 6 (1.29%) Sybase ASE
6 5 (1.08%) ObjectStore
6 5 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.08%) SQLite
7 4 (0.86%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.22%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (5.17%) Subversion
2 17 (3.66%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.80%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.59%) JIRA
5 9 (1.94%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.65%) CppUnit
7 3 (0.65%) Gradle
7 3 (0.65%) NUnit
7 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.43%) Ant
8 2 (0.43%) GDB
8 2 (0.43%) Maven
8 2 (0.43%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.22%) Hudson
9 1 (0.22%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.22%) ProC
General
1 166 (35.78%) Front Office
2 161 (34.70%) Banking
3 145 (31.25%) Finance
4 118 (25.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.65%) Retail
7 2 (0.43%) Back Office
7 2 (0.43%) International Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (18.97%) STL
2 77 (16.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 56 (12.07%) Middleware
4 40 (8.62%) XML
5 38 (8.19%) .NET
6 24 (5.17%) FIX Protocol
7 18 (3.88%) AngularJS
8 14 (3.02%) XSLT
9 12 (2.59%) Web Services
10 10 (2.16%) Ajax
11 8 (1.72%) Qt
12 6 (1.29%) OpenGL
12 6 (1.29%) Spring
13 4 (0.86%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.86%) Rendezvous
13 4 (0.86%) WinForms
13 4 (0.86%) WPF
14 3 (0.65%) JNI
14 3 (0.65%) Ultra Messaging
14 3 (0.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 193 (41.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 64 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (11.21%) Derivative
4 45 (9.70%) Fixed Income
5 36 (7.76%) Computer Science
6 24 (5.17%) Market Risk
7 22 (4.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 20 (4.31%) Credit Risk
9 16 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (3.23%) Data Structures
11 14 (3.02%) Swaptions
12 12 (2.59%) Algorithms
12 12 (2.59%) Equities
13 8 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
13 8 (1.72%) Fintech
14 7 (1.51%) Hedge funds
15 6 (1.29%) OTC Derivatives
16 5 (1.08%) Grid Computing
16 5 (1.08%) Virtual Team
17 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 260 (56.03%) Linux
2 109 (23.49%) Unix
3 56 (12.07%) Windows
4 44 (9.48%) Solaris
5 14 (3.02%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.37%) CentOS
7 4 (0.86%) Android
7 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (36.21%) Multithreading
2 109 (23.49%) Low Latency
3 89 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (16.59%) OO
5 73 (15.73%) Electronic Trading
6 56 (12.07%) Multithreaded Programming
7 52 (11.21%) Mathematics
8 49 (10.56%) Analytics
9 46 (9.91%) Performance Testing
10 40 (8.62%) Regression Testing
11 39 (8.41%) Quantitative Research
12 37 (7.97%) Software Engineering
12 37 (7.97%) Unit Testing
13 35 (7.54%) Algorithmic Trading
14 34 (7.33%) SDLC
14 34 (7.33%) TDD
15 33 (7.11%) Automated Trading
16 32 (6.90%) Risk Management
17 31 (6.68%) Physics
18 29 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 464 (100.00%) C++
2 173 (37.28%) Python
3 150 (32.33%) SQL
4 111 (23.92%) C#
5 94 (20.26%) Java
6 37 (7.97%) C
7 24 (5.17%) Perl
8 14 (3.02%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.59%) VBA
11 11 (2.37%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.51%) Ada
12 7 (1.51%) Korn
13 3 (0.65%) Scala
14 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.43%) VB
15 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.22%) F#
15 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (9.05%) PhD
2 33 (7.11%) Degree
3 15 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.02%) MiFID
2 13 (2.80%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 5 (1.08%) KVM
1 5 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.22%) etcd
2 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (1.72%) Ansible
2 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.86%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) Consul
3 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (11.64%) Oracle
2 52 (11.21%) TIBCO
3 43 (9.27%) Solace
4 31 (6.68%) Sybase
5 28 (6.03%) Talarian
6 17 (3.66%) Microsoft
7 10 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.08%) Perforce
8 5 (1.08%) VMware
9 4 (0.86%) IBM
9 4 (0.86%) Infragistics
9 4 (0.86%) Murex
10 3 (0.65%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.65%) Reuters
10 3 (0.65%) SunGard
11 2 (0.43%) Calypso
12 1 (0.22%) Apple
12 1 (0.22%) Caplin
12 1 (0.22%) DevExpress