Period
to 25 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 391 245 425
Rank change year-on-year -146 +180 -32
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 205 159 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.90% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.98% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 110 53
10th Percentile £500 £437 £313
25th Percentile £575 £488 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £650 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +30.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £788 £759 £613
90th Percentile £879 £800 £675
England median daily rate £650 £625 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% +38.89% -21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
10th Percentile - £35.79 -
25th Percentile - £43.46 £52.50
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £55.00
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +37.50%
75th Percentile - £63.38 £57.50
90th Percentile - £66.15 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -1.10% +13.75%

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 34,987 16,280 27,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 91.96% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,506 11,854 20,319
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 134 367
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £34.23 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +51.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £39.63
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -40 17 £700 +19.15% 23
West London -25 4 £475 -5.00% 4
C++ Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 205 (100.00%) C++
2 102 (49.76%) Python
3 94 (45.85%) Banking
4 92 (44.88%) Finance
5 81 (39.51%) Multithreading
6 79 (38.54%) SQL
7 70 (34.15%) Windows
8 66 (32.20%) Java
8 66 (32.20%) C#
9 65 (31.71%) Linux
10 62 (30.24%) Git (software)
11 59 (28.78%) Investment Banking
12 56 (27.32%) STL
13 54 (26.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 54 (26.34%) Multithreaded Programming
14 53 (25.85%) Social Skills
15 48 (23.41%) Test Automation
15 48 (23.41%) Visual Studio
16 46 (22.44%) Jenkins
17 45 (21.95%) Relational Database
17 45 (21.95%) OO
18 41 (20.00%) TeamCity
19 38 (18.54%) XML
20 37 (18.05%) Front Office
21 36 (17.56%) Subversion
22 35 (17.07%) .NET
22 35 (17.07%) Oracle
23 34 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
23 34 (16.59%) .NET Framework
24 33 (16.10%) Derivative

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 18 (8.78%) WebSphere
2 17 (8.29%) Apache
3 16 (7.80%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.41%) DataSynapse
5 2 (0.98%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.98%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 29 (14.15%) SunGard Martini
2 4 (1.95%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.98%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Azure
2 1 (0.49%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.76%) Multicast
3 3 (1.46%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.95%) Relational Database
2 26 (12.68%) Oracle Database
3 25 (12.20%) Oracle Database 12c
3 25 (12.20%) SQL Server
4 17 (8.29%) Apache Ignite
5 5 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.95%) KDB
6 4 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.49%) OLTP
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 62 (30.24%) Git (software)
2 48 (23.41%) Visual Studio
3 46 (22.44%) Jenkins
4 41 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 36 (17.56%) Subversion
6 28 (13.66%) Artifactory
7 27 (13.17%) Oracle APEX
8 26 (12.68%) Bitbucket
9 25 (12.20%) CppUnit
9 25 (12.20%) Robot Framework
10 14 (6.83%) JIRA
11 6 (2.93%) GDB
12 4 (1.95%) GCC
12 4 (1.95%) GitLab
13 3 (1.46%) CMake
14 2 (0.98%) Maven
14 2 (0.98%) MSBuild
15 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 94 (45.85%) Banking
2 92 (44.88%) Finance
3 59 (28.78%) Investment Banking
4 53 (25.85%) Social Skills
5 37 (18.05%) Front Office
6 31 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (5.85%) Financial Institution
7 12 (5.85%) Games
8 6 (2.93%) International Banking
9 2 (0.98%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (27.32%) STL
2 54 (26.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 38 (18.54%) XML
4 35 (17.07%) .NET
5 34 (16.59%) .NET Framework
6 25 (12.20%) .NET Core
6 25 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 25 (12.20%) gRPC
6 25 (12.20%) JSON
6 25 (12.20%) REST
7 21 (10.24%) Rendezvous
8 18 (8.78%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (8.29%) Django
9 17 (8.29%) Twisted
9 17 (8.29%) ZeroMQ
10 11 (5.37%) XSLT
11 7 (3.41%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (3.41%) Middleware
12 4 (1.95%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 4 (1.95%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.10%) Derivative
2 26 (12.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (11.71%) Fixed Income
4 21 (10.24%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (8.29%) Client/Server
5 17 (8.29%) Credit Derivative
6 16 (7.80%) Market Risk
7 9 (4.39%) Equities
7 9 (4.39%) Wiki
8 8 (3.90%) Mobile Games
9 7 (3.41%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.93%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.93%) Legacy Code
11 5 (2.44%) PKI
12 4 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.95%) Legacy Systems
13 3 (1.46%) DTCC
13 3 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.98%) STB
14 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (34.15%) Windows
2 65 (31.71%) Linux
3 15 (7.32%) Unix
4 7 (3.41%) Solaris
5 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (39.51%) Multithreading
2 54 (26.34%) Multithreaded Programming
3 48 (23.41%) Test Automation
4 45 (21.95%) OO
5 34 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (15.12%) OOD
8 29 (14.15%) Unit Testing
9 25 (12.20%) Regression Testing
10 22 (10.73%) Analytics
11 21 (10.24%) Data Protection
11 21 (10.24%) Mathematics
12 19 (9.27%) Software Engineering
13 18 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (8.78%) Physics
13 18 (8.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (8.29%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (8.29%) Scrum
15 16 (7.80%) CI/CD
15 16 (7.80%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 205 (100.00%) C++
2 102 (49.76%) Python
3 79 (38.54%) SQL
4 66 (32.20%) C#
4 66 (32.20%) Java
5 9 (4.39%) C
6 6 (2.93%) Perl
7 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.95%) Tcl
7 4 (1.95%) VBA
8 3 (1.46%) Bash
8 3 (1.46%) Scala
8 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.98%) XAML
10 1 (0.49%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 10 (4.88%) Degree
2 7 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.98%) PhD
4 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) PMO
2 5 (2.44%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 25 (12.20%) BladeLogic
2 18 (8.78%) Ansible
3 16 (7.80%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 35 (17.07%) Oracle
2 29 (14.15%) SunGard
3 28 (13.66%) FIS
4 21 (10.24%) TIBCO
5 20 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.37%) Sybase
7 4 (1.95%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.98%) IBM
8 2 (0.98%) Rogue Wave
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe
9 1 (0.49%) Solace