Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 6 months to 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the 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++
England > London
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 97 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -15
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,223 1,094 1,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.63% 2.65% 2.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.50% 5.84% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 860 903
London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £396 £375 £350
90th Percentile £800 £750 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 22 26
London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +31.03% +23.43%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.14 £29.64
90th Percentile £48.45 £55.65 £41.88
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% - +9.21%

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22,225 18,745 19,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.73% 45.38% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,060 14,011 14,408
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.74%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 124 126
London median hourly rate £33.27 £42.00 £29.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.79% +43.25% +1.98%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.74 £14.06
90th Percentile £50.50 £65.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in London

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in London

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in London over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in London

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in London

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in London over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C++ in London

C++
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++ within the London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2018. 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 +2 227 £600 +4.35% 139
West London -43 64 £400 +6.67% 51
East London -2 24 £548 -10.43% 12
South London -36 19 £475 +26.67% 8
C++
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for C++.

1 497 (40.64%) Python
2 463 (37.86%) C#
3 462 (37.78%) Java
4 421 (34.42%) Linux
5 413 (33.77%) Finance
6 387 (31.64%) Front Office
7 338 (27.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 318 (26.00%) SQL
9 284 (23.22%) Banking
10 242 (19.79%) Multithreading
11 199 (16.27%) Unix
12 195 (15.94%) .NET
13 191 (15.62%) Degree
14 186 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
15 175 (14.31%) Investment Banking
16 174 (14.23%) Derivative
17 173 (14.15%) Mathematics
18 170 (13.90%) Computer Science
19 168 (13.74%) Low Latency
19 168 (13.74%) C
20 159 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
21 147 (12.02%) Fixed Income
22 143 (11.69%) Windows
22 143 (11.69%) OO
23 137 (11.20%) Oracle
24 134 (10.96%) Analytics
25 131 (10.71%) Electronic Trading
26 127 (10.38%) Software Engineering
27 120 (9.81%) JavaScript
28 112 (9.16%) Quantitative Research

C++
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 21 (1.72%) JBoss
2 20 (1.64%) OpenStack
3 18 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (1.14%) Apache
6 11 (0.90%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.82%) MQSeries
8 9 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (0.65%) nginx
10 7 (0.57%) CMS
10 7 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.41%) DataSynapse
12 4 (0.33%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.33%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.25%) IIS
14 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 81 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.25%) SmartSuite
5 1 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.082%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.082%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.082%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.082%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.82%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.41%) RMDS
4 3 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
4 3 (0.25%) Summit
5 2 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.082%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.082%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.082%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.31%) OpenShift
3 14 (1.14%) PaaS
4 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (0.65%) GitHub
7 6 (0.49%) npm
8 5 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.33%) IaaS
9 4 (0.33%) SaaS
10 3 (0.25%) AdWords
10 3 (0.25%) Force.com
10 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 2 (0.16%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.80%) Internet
2 15 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.90%) 3G
3 11 (0.90%) 4G
3 11 (0.90%) HTTP
4 9 (0.74%) AMQP
4 9 (0.74%) FTP
4 9 (0.74%) GSM
4 9 (0.74%) OpenFlow
5 6 (0.49%) DNS
6 5 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.33%) Firewall
7 4 (0.33%) LAN
7 4 (0.33%) Network Security
8 3 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.16%) SSL
9 2 (0.16%) VLAN
9 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.16%) Wireless
9 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.11%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 28 (2.29%) Big Data
4 28 (2.29%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.96%) KDB
6 23 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.88%) MySQL
7 21 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.47%) OLTP
9 15 (1.23%) Blockchain
9 15 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.06%) Redis
11 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.57%) Sybase IQ
12 6 (0.49%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.49%) Power BI
13 5 (0.41%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 79 (6.46%) Git (software)
2 54 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 48 (3.92%) Subversion
4 39 (3.19%) JIRA
5 29 (2.37%) TeamCity
5 29 (2.37%) Visual Studio
6 20 (1.64%) NUnit
7 17 (1.39%) Mercurial
8 15 (1.23%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.23%) Maven
8 15 (1.23%) ReSharper
8 15 (1.23%) Selenium
9 13 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.98%) Gerrit
10 12 (0.98%) SpecFlow
11 11 (0.90%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.90%) Eclipse
11 11 (0.90%) Grunt
12 10 (0.82%) Gradle
12 10 (0.82%) gulp
General
1 413 (33.77%) Finance
2 387 (31.64%) Front Office
3 284 (23.22%) Banking
4 175 (14.31%) Investment Banking
5 43 (3.52%) Financial Institution
6 22 (1.80%) Retail
7 18 (1.47%) Electronics
8 17 (1.39%) Games
9 14 (1.14%) Back Office
9 14 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.90%) Law
11 7 (0.57%) Marketing
12 6 (0.49%) French Language
12 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.49%) Publishing
13 5 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.33%) Advertising
14 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Automotive
15 3 (0.25%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 817 (66.80%) Developer
2 416 (34.01%) C++ Developer
3 137 (11.20%) C# Developer
4 135 (11.04%) Quantitative Developer
5 124 (10.14%) Analyst
6 102 (8.34%) Senior Developer
7 92 (7.52%) Java Developer
8 85 (6.95%) Qualitative Analyst
8 85 (6.95%) Quantitative Analyst
9 83 (6.79%) Python Developer
10 68 (5.56%) Front Office Developer
11 59 (4.82%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 52 (4.25%) Software Engineer
13 51 (4.17%) C++/C# Developer
14 49 (4.01%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 46 (3.76%) Pricing Developer
16 42 (3.43%) C++ Pricing Developer
16 42 (3.43%) Linux Developer
17 41 (3.35%) Low Latency C++ Developer
17 41 (3.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (15.94%) .NET
2 76 (6.21%) Middleware
3 74 (6.05%) STL
4 73 (5.97%) XML
5 71 (5.81%) HTML
6 67 (5.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 65 (5.31%) AngularJS
8 61 (4.99%) Web Services
9 50 (4.09%) FIX Protocol
10 45 (3.68%) React
11 41 (3.35%) CSS
12 37 (3.03%) Spring
13 34 (2.78%) WPF
14 33 (2.70%) .NET Framework
14 33 (2.70%) Rendezvous
15 27 (2.21%) jQuery
16 26 (2.13%) Kafka
17 24 (1.96%) ASP.NET
18 23 (1.88%) JSON
18 23 (1.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 338 (27.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 174 (14.23%) Derivative
3 170 (13.90%) Computer Science
4 159 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
5 147 (12.02%) Fixed Income
6 62 (5.07%) Algorithms
7 52 (4.25%) Credit Risk
8 47 (3.84%) Equities
9 43 (3.52%) Market Risk
10 33 (2.70%) Data Structures
11 32 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (2.21%) Credit Derivative
12 27 (2.21%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 20 (1.64%) CUDA
14 19 (1.55%) Fintech
15 16 (1.31%) User Experience
16 15 (1.23%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.23%) Mobile App
17 12 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
18 11 (0.90%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 421 (34.42%) Linux
2 199 (16.27%) Unix
3 143 (11.69%) Windows
4 58 (4.74%) Android
5 55 (4.50%) Solaris
6 40 (3.27%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.74%) Nucleus RTOS
9 7 (0.57%) CentOS
10 6 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.33%) AIX
12 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.25%) Debian
13 3 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (19.79%) Multithreading
2 186 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (14.15%) Mathematics
4 168 (13.74%) Low Latency
5 143 (11.69%) OO
6 134 (10.96%) Analytics
7 131 (10.71%) Electronic Trading
8 127 (10.38%) Software Engineering
9 112 (9.16%) Quantitative Research
10 100 (8.18%) Risk Management
11 95 (7.77%) TDD
12 85 (6.95%) Physics
13 83 (6.79%) SDLC
13 83 (6.79%) Test Automation
14 82 (6.70%) DevOps
15 81 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (5.48%) E-Commerce
16 67 (5.48%) Multithreaded Programming
17 66 (5.40%) Unit Testing
18 62 (5.07%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 497 (40.64%) Python
2 463 (37.86%) C#
3 462 (37.78%) Java
4 318 (26.00%) SQL
5 168 (13.74%) C
6 120 (9.81%) JavaScript
7 98 (8.01%) Perl
8 68 (5.56%) VBA
9 53 (4.33%) Shell Script
10 41 (3.35%) PHP
11 39 (3.19%) Ruby
12 38 (3.11%) Scala
13 36 (2.94%) R
14 31 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.96%) Ada
16 18 (1.47%) MATLAB
17 16 (1.31%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.14%) VB
19 11 (0.90%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 191 (15.62%) Degree
2 96 (7.85%) PhD
3 74 (6.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 11 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.25%) ISEB
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.25%) PMP
10 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.16%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.082%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.082%) GPEN
11 1 (0.082%) GWAPT
11 1 (0.082%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.082%) OSCP
11 1 (0.082%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.99%) QA
2 28 (2.29%) MiFID
3 19 (1.55%) EMIR
4 5 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.25%) Basel III
5 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.25%) FATCA
6 2 (0.16%) IFRS
6 2 (0.16%) SLA
7 1 (0.082%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.082%) FINRA
7 1 (0.082%) GCP
7 1 (0.082%) GDPR
7 1 (0.082%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.082%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.082%) JTAG
System Software
1 30 (2.45%) Docker
2 12 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.90%) KVM
3 11 (0.90%) Varnish
4 7 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.57%) etcd
4 7 (0.57%) Platform Symphony
5 5 (0.41%) HDFS
6 3 (0.25%) NFS
6 3 (0.25%) QEMU
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.16%) iptables
7 2 (0.16%) Samba
7 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.082%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.082%) Ceph
8 1 (0.082%) Firmware
8 1 (0.082%) GPFS
8 1 (0.082%) LXC
Systems Management
1 45 (3.68%) Ansible
2 37 (3.03%) Puppet
3 32 (2.62%) Kubernetes
4 21 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.82%) Terraform
6 8 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.57%) Consul
8 6 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.33%) Nagios
9 4 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.25%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.25%) RSA Archer
10 3 (0.25%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 2 (0.16%) Control-M
11 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.16%) Icinga
11 2 (0.16%) Kibana
11 2 (0.16%) Salt
12 1 (0.082%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.082%) Nessus
Vendors
1 137 (11.20%) Oracle
2 81 (6.62%) TIBCO
3 53 (4.33%) Solace
4 42 (3.43%) Microsoft
5 38 (3.11%) Sybase
6 36 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 35 (2.86%) Talarian
8 23 (1.88%) IBM
9 14 (1.14%) ION Trading
9 14 (1.14%) VMware
10 13 (1.06%) Google
11 8 (0.65%) Murex
11 8 (0.65%) Perforce
11 8 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.57%) Reuters
12 7 (0.57%) Sophis
13 6 (0.49%) Infragistics
14 5 (0.41%) Bloomberg
15 4 (0.33%) DevExpress
15 4 (0.33%) HP