The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
England / London
Rank 196 245 222
Rank change year-on-year +49 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 233 207 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.21% 0.93% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.98% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 170 145
Median daily rate £600 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £735
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.13% +7.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 38 £600 +9.09% 22
Heathrow -1 10 £360 +2.85%
Canary Wharf -8 3 £600 +24.35%
Docklands, London -2 2 £596 -11.92%
Osterley - 1 £480 -
C++ Developer
England

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 474 (100.00%) C++
2 222 (46.84%) Linux
3 189 (39.87%) Multithreading
4 162 (34.18%) Unix
5 158 (33.33%) Finance
6 145 (30.59%) Front Office
7 142 (29.96%) SQL
8 135 (28.48%) Low Latency
9 134 (28.27%) STL
10 130 (27.43%) Python
10 130 (27.43%) Banking
11 126 (26.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 117 (24.68%) C#
13 116 (24.47%) Electronic Trading
14 97 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
14 97 (20.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 96 (20.25%) Java
16 92 (19.41%) OO
17 91 (19.20%) Fixed Income
18 85 (17.93%) Oracle
19 84 (17.72%) Investment Banking
20 82 (17.30%) Software Engineering
21 73 (15.40%) SDLC
22 68 (14.35%) Perl
23 63 (13.29%) Windows
24 59 (12.45%) Multithreaded Programming
25 54 (11.39%) C
26 53 (11.18%) Algorithmic Trading
27 50 (10.55%) Risk Management
28 49 (10.34%) Subversion

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.27%) DataSynapse
2 5 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.42%) SAS
4 2 (0.42%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) RMDS
2 3 (0.63%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.21%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.42%) Heroku
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.38%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.53%) HTTP
3 5 (1.05%) Internet
4 3 (0.63%) Multicast
4 3 (0.63%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.42%) NGN
6 1 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.12%) OLTP
2 21 (4.43%) Oracle Database
2 21 (4.43%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.38%) KDB
4 12 (2.53%) Tick Data
5 8 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.48%) Kdb+
6 7 (1.48%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.84%) Big Data
7 4 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.63%) MySQL
8 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.42%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.42%) DB2
9 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (10.34%) Subversion
2 25 (5.27%) JIRA
3 21 (4.43%) TeamCity
4 13 (2.74%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.63%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.63%) ERwin
6 3 (0.63%) Log4Net
6 3 (0.63%) NUnit
7 2 (0.42%) Gradle
7 2 (0.42%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.42%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.21%) JUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.21%) Qt Creator
General
1 158 (33.33%) Finance
2 145 (30.59%) Front Office
3 130 (27.43%) Banking
4 84 (17.72%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.69%) Games
6 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.48%) Publishing
7 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.42%) Law
7 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Back Office
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (28.27%) STL
2 97 (20.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 44 (9.28%) FIX Protocol
4 39 (8.23%) XML
5 23 (4.85%) Middleware
6 15 (3.16%) OpenGL
6 15 (3.16%) Rendezvous
7 13 (2.74%) .NET
7 13 (2.74%) Qt
8 12 (2.53%) JSON
8 12 (2.53%) WinForms
9 11 (2.32%) WPF
10 10 (2.11%) CSS
10 10 (2.11%) HTML
10 10 (2.11%) RESTful
11 9 (1.90%) XSLT
12 8 (1.69%) JSP
12 8 (1.69%) Swing
13 7 (1.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 7 (1.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 126 (26.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 91 (19.20%) Fixed Income
3 48 (10.13%) Computer Science
4 47 (9.92%) Algorithms
5 46 (9.70%) Derivative
6 41 (8.65%) Equities
7 35 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (6.12%) Market Risk
9 26 (5.49%) Management Information System
10 16 (3.38%) N-Tier
11 10 (2.11%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.90%) Device Driver
12 9 (1.90%) Fintech
13 8 (1.69%) Credit Risk
13 8 (1.69%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.48%) Grid Computing
15 6 (1.27%) OTC Derivatives
16 5 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
17 4 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 222 (46.84%) Linux
2 162 (34.18%) Unix
3 63 (13.29%) Windows
4 20 (4.22%) Solaris
5 8 (1.69%) Android
6 6 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (39.87%) Multithreading
2 135 (28.48%) Low Latency
3 116 (24.47%) Electronic Trading
4 97 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (19.41%) OO
6 82 (17.30%) Software Engineering
7 73 (15.40%) SDLC
8 59 (12.45%) Multithreaded Programming
9 53 (11.18%) Algorithmic Trading
10 50 (10.55%) Risk Management
11 40 (8.44%) Release Management
11 40 (8.44%) TDD
12 38 (8.02%) Mathematics
13 33 (6.96%) High Availability
14 26 (5.49%) OOP
15 25 (5.27%) Analytics
15 25 (5.27%) Cross-Platform Development
15 25 (5.27%) Migration
16 21 (4.43%) Database Tuning
16 21 (4.43%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 474 (100.00%) C++
2 142 (29.96%) SQL
3 130 (27.43%) Python
4 117 (24.68%) C#
5 96 (20.25%) Java
6 68 (14.35%) Perl
7 54 (11.39%) C
8 28 (5.91%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.32%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.11%) Go
11 9 (1.90%) Korn
11 9 (1.90%) Rust
11 9 (1.90%) Scala
12 7 (1.48%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.48%) VBA
13 6 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.05%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.63%) R
16 2 (0.42%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 46 (9.70%) Degree
2 25 (5.27%) PhD
3 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.81%) QA
2 19 (4.01%) MiFID
3 2 (0.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) IFRS
4 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) Ansible
1 2 (0.42%) Control-M
1 2 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 85 (17.93%) Oracle
2 30 (6.33%) Sybase
3 27 (5.70%) TIBCO
4 24 (5.06%) Solace
5 14 (2.95%) Google
5 14 (2.95%) Reuters
6 12 (2.53%) Cognizant
6 12 (2.53%) ION Trading
7 7 (1.48%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.27%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.05%) Talarian
10 3 (0.63%) Infragistics
10 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.63%) Sun
11 2 (0.42%) Eze Software Group
12 1 (0.21%) Adobe
12 1 (0.21%) Apple
12 1 (0.21%) Facebook
12 1 (0.21%) IBM
12 1 (0.21%) SunGard
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