Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 131 84 134
Rank change year-on-year -47 +50 -2
Contract jobs citing C++ 781 523 611
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.11% 3.07% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.75% 6.29% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 353 377
10th Percentile £487 £381 £375
25th Percentile £575 £475 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £600 £550
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -7.37%
75th Percentile £800 £731 £688
90th Percentile £850 £800 £800
England median daily rate £625 £545 £475
% change year-on-year +14.68% +14.74% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 21
10th Percentile £47.83 £29.43 £25.25
25th Percentile £49.88 £30.63 £42.50
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.46 £48.50
Median % change year-on-year +26.55% -10.39% +17.58%
75th Percentile £58.44 £61.06 £52.50
90th Percentile £60.25 £68.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £57.00 £45.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +25.27% -4.21% +5.56%

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 16,452 8,321 14,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.42% 48.84% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,601 6,163 10,645
10th Percentile £413 £350 £369
25th Percentile £493 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £700 £694
England median daily rate £550 £483 £488
% change year-on-year +13.99% -1.03% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 53 99
10th Percentile £24.90 £21.40 £16.45
25th Percentile £35.00 £30.25 £25.13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -12.09% +24.08%
75th Percentile £64.38 £58.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £78.90 £70.60 £55.10
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +3.53%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ in London

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for C++ in London

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C++ in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for C++ in London

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for C++ in London

C++
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

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 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -42 82 £700 +21.74% 103
West London -9 17 £450 -5.26% 48
South London -4 4 £751 +43.64% 10
East London -12 2 £553 -3.91% 31
C++
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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++.

1 437 (55.95%) Java
1 437 (55.95%) Python
2 306 (39.18%) Finance
3 289 (37.00%) C#
4 240 (30.73%) SQL
5 234 (29.96%) Banking
6 211 (27.02%) Front Office
7 208 (26.63%) Social Skills
8 161 (20.61%) Multithreading
9 149 (19.08%) Investment Banking
9 149 (19.08%) .NET
10 148 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
11 142 (18.18%) Linux
12 141 (18.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 132 (16.90%) Software Engineering
14 129 (16.52%) Oracle
15 127 (16.26%) C
16 126 (16.13%) Windows
17 118 (15.11%) Degree
17 118 (15.11%) Jenkins
18 117 (14.98%) Analytics
19 116 (14.85%) Git (software)
20 111 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
21 109 (13.96%) OO
22 107 (13.70%) Computer Science
23 105 (13.44%) Azure
24 93 (11.91%) Derivative
25 92 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
26 91 (11.65%) Low Latency
27 88 (11.27%) AWS

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 35 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (2.82%) Apache
4 21 (2.69%) Apache Spark
5 20 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (1.54%) Confluence
8 11 (1.41%) DataSynapse
9 6 (0.77%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.64%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.38%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.38%) SAS
12 2 (0.26%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.38%) LaTeX
2 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.26%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.13%) Maya
4 1 (0.13%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 32 (4.10%) ION MarketView
2 30 (3.84%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.26%) Orchestrade
3 2 (0.26%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 105 (13.44%) Azure
2 88 (11.27%) AWS
3 50 (6.40%) GCP
4 45 (5.76%) Serverless
5 27 (3.46%) AWS Lambda
6 25 (3.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 24 (3.07%) Azure Functions
7 24 (3.07%) Azure Logic Apps
8 23 (2.94%) Azure Storage
9 13 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.66%) GitHub
10 11 (1.41%) SaaS
11 8 (1.02%) Apigee
11 8 (1.02%) Kong
11 8 (1.02%) PaaS
12 7 (0.90%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.90%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.77%) IaaS
14 5 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 29 (3.71%) Multicast
3 6 (0.77%) Network Security
4 4 (0.51%) Internet
4 4 (0.51%) LAN
4 4 (0.51%) Wireless
5 3 (0.38%) 4G
5 3 (0.38%) 5G
5 3 (0.38%) BGP
5 3 (0.38%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.38%) Firewall
5 3 (0.38%) HTTP
5 3 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.26%) 3G
6 2 (0.26%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.26%) DSL
6 2 (0.26%) DVB
6 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.26%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.60%) Relational Database
2 42 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 39 (4.99%) MongoDB
4 38 (4.87%) Oracle Database
5 37 (4.74%) NoSQL
6 27 (3.46%) Oracle Database 12c
7 25 (3.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (2.56%) Hadoop
9 19 (2.43%) Apache Ignite
10 15 (1.92%) MySQL
11 14 (1.79%) Big Data
12 13 (1.66%) KDB
12 13 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (1.15%) DB2
14 8 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.77%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.77%) Power BI
15 6 (0.77%) Tableau
16 5 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 118 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 116 (14.85%) Git (software)
3 72 (9.22%) Subversion
4 58 (7.43%) JIRA
5 54 (6.91%) Visual Studio
6 49 (6.27%) Artifactory
7 44 (5.63%) TeamCity
8 33 (4.23%) Bitbucket
9 27 (3.46%) Oracle APEX
9 27 (3.46%) Robot Framework
10 25 (3.20%) CppUnit
11 9 (1.15%) GDB
12 8 (1.02%) GitLab
13 6 (0.77%) Gatling
13 6 (0.77%) JMeter
13 6 (0.77%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.64%) CMake
14 5 (0.64%) GCC
15 4 (0.51%) Burp Suite
15 4 (0.51%) Metasploit
General
1 306 (39.18%) Finance
2 234 (29.96%) Banking
3 211 (27.02%) Front Office
4 208 (26.63%) Social Skills
5 149 (19.08%) Investment Banking
6 111 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (4.23%) Financial Institution
8 24 (3.07%) Games
9 15 (1.92%) Marketing
10 14 (1.79%) Retail
11 13 (1.66%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (1.15%) Public Sector
13 8 (1.02%) International Banking
14 7 (0.90%) Legal
15 6 (0.77%) Law
16 5 (0.64%) Automotive
16 5 (0.64%) Telecoms
17 4 (0.51%) Back Office
17 4 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 517 (66.20%) Developer
2 205 (26.25%) C++ Developer
3 127 (16.26%) Java Developer
4 90 (11.52%) C# Developer
5 84 (10.76%) Python Developer
6 68 (8.71%) Analyst
7 67 (8.58%) Quantitative Developer
8 58 (7.43%) Front Office Developer
9 46 (5.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 45 (5.76%) Qualitative Analyst
10 45 (5.76%) Quantitative Analyst
11 38 (4.87%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 37 (4.74%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 34 (4.35%) Architect
13 34 (4.35%) Senior Developer
14 33 (4.23%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
15 29 (3.71%) Software Engineer
16 26 (3.33%) C++/C# Developer
17 25 (3.20%) React Developer
18 24 (3.07%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (19.08%) .NET
2 65 (8.32%) STL
3 61 (7.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 60 (7.68%) AngularJS
5 57 (7.30%) React
6 53 (6.79%) XML
7 51 (6.53%) .NET Framework
8 49 (6.27%) .NET Core
8 49 (6.27%) Node.js
9 39 (4.99%) Rendezvous
9 39 (4.99%) REST
10 34 (4.35%) JSON
11 29 (3.71%) WPF
12 27 (3.46%) gRPC
12 27 (3.46%) JNI
13 26 (3.33%) Middleware
14 25 (3.20%) Kafka
15 24 (3.07%) FIX Protocol
16 23 (2.94%) Django
17 22 (2.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 141 (18.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 93 (11.91%) Derivative
3 72 (9.22%) Fixed Income
4 64 (8.19%) Equities
5 58 (7.43%) Algorithms
6 52 (6.66%) Data Structures
7 37 (4.74%) Market Risk
8 35 (4.48%) Cloud Native
9 31 (3.97%) Legacy Systems
10 30 (3.84%) Credit Risk
11 28 (3.59%) Hedge funds
12 25 (3.20%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
14 19 (2.43%) Credit Derivative
15 15 (1.92%) Client/Server
16 14 (1.79%) Virtual Team
16 14 (1.79%) Wiki
17 12 (1.54%) Swaptions
17 12 (1.54%) User Experience
18 11 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 142 (18.18%) Linux
2 126 (16.13%) Windows
3 49 (6.27%) Unix
4 15 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.54%) Android
5 12 (1.54%) Solaris
6 6 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.64%) AIX
7 5 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.51%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.38%) VMS
9 3 (0.38%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.26%) Debian
10 2 (0.26%) Fedora
10 2 (0.26%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (20.61%) Multithreading
2 148 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (16.90%) Software Engineering
4 117 (14.98%) Analytics
5 109 (13.96%) OO
6 107 (13.70%) Computer Science
7 92 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
8 91 (11.65%) Low Latency
9 88 (11.27%) Test Automation
10 87 (11.14%) DevOps
10 87 (11.14%) Electronic Trading
11 86 (11.01%) SDLC
12 82 (10.50%) Microservices
13 68 (8.71%) Mathematics
14 64 (8.19%) Unit Testing
15 61 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (7.81%) Full Stack Development
16 57 (7.30%) Multithreaded Programming
16 57 (7.30%) OOD
17 45 (5.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 437 (55.95%) Java
1 437 (55.95%) Python
2 289 (37.00%) C#
3 240 (30.73%) SQL
4 127 (16.26%) C
5 87 (11.14%) JavaScript
6 53 (6.79%) Go
7 37 (4.74%) TypeScript
8 35 (4.48%) Scala
9 30 (3.84%) Perl
10 29 (3.71%) VBA
11 26 (3.33%) Bash
11 26 (3.33%) PL/SQL
12 24 (3.07%) Kotlin
13 23 (2.94%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.94%) T-SQL
14 18 (2.30%) Ruby
15 16 (2.05%) R
16 7 (0.90%) Rust
17 6 (0.77%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 118 (15.11%) Degree
2 49 (6.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.79%) PhD
4 13 (1.66%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.77%) CREST Certified
6 6 (0.77%) SANS
7 4 (0.51%) CISSP
8 3 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CCNA
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MBA
10 1 (0.13%) MCP
10 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.43%) QA
2 17 (2.18%) PMO
3 6 (0.77%) GDPR
3 6 (0.77%) NCSC
4 4 (0.51%) MiFID
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.26%) SLA
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 34 (4.35%) Docker
2 3 (0.38%) GridGain
3 2 (0.26%) Firmware
3 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) iptables
4 1 (0.13%) KVM
4 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (10.37%) Kubernetes
2 60 (7.68%) Ansible
3 47 (6.02%) ITRS Geneos
4 43 (5.51%) BladeLogic
5 22 (2.82%) Terraform
6 6 (0.77%) Nessus
7 5 (0.64%) Puppet
8 4 (0.51%) Istio
9 3 (0.38%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.26%) Grafana
10 2 (0.26%) Kibana
10 2 (0.26%) SELinux
11 1 (0.13%) Consul
11 1 (0.13%) Icinga
11 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.13%) Packer
11 1 (0.13%) Salt
11 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 129 (16.52%) Oracle
2 39 (4.99%) TIBCO
3 33 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.10%) ION Trading
5 30 (3.84%) SunGard
6 28 (3.59%) FIS
7 24 (3.07%) MuleSoft
8 22 (2.82%) Sybase
9 18 (2.30%) Altiris
10 17 (2.18%) Splunk
11 12 (1.54%) Google
12 7 (0.90%) DevExpress
12 7 (0.90%) Murex
13 6 (0.77%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (0.64%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.64%) Vertica
15 4 (0.51%) Demandware
15 4 (0.51%) Dynatrace
15 4 (0.51%) IBM