Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 93 114
Rank change year-on-year -27 +21 -32
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,097 1,261 1,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.38% 2.80% 2.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.73% 5.80% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 972 814
London median daily rate £575 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £383 £400 £340
90th Percentile £783 £799 £725
England median daily rate £525 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 14
London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £33.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +20.85% -11.73%
10th Percentile £27.16 £26.25 £15.92
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.83 £43.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.27% +2.50%

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 23,200 21,743 19,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.29% 48.31% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,616 16,357 14,969
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £663 £630
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 140 112
London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.64% +8.46% +34.13%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.70 £14.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.05 £67.25
England median hourly rate £42.26 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% +6.67% +2.74%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -71 139 £540 -10.00% 163
West London -31 49 £413 -2.94% 92
East London -28 17 £577 -3.79% 25
South London -29 11 £568 +11.27% 12
North London -2 2 £400 - 9
C++
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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++.

1 508 (46.31%) Python
2 462 (42.11%) Java
3 388 (35.37%) C#
4 318 (28.99%) Linux
5 306 (27.89%) Finance
6 296 (26.98%) Front Office
7 252 (22.97%) SQL
8 236 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
9 222 (20.24%) Banking
10 210 (19.14%) C
11 199 (18.14%) Windows
12 171 (15.59%) Fixed Income
13 169 (15.41%) Software Engineering
13 169 (15.41%) Multithreading
14 168 (15.31%) OO
15 163 (14.86%) .NET
16 157 (14.31%) Degree
17 155 (14.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 146 (13.31%) DevOps
19 143 (13.04%) Derivative
20 126 (11.49%) Computer Science
21 124 (11.30%) JavaScript
22 116 (10.57%) Oracle
22 116 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
23 114 (10.39%) Unix
24 107 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
25 106 (9.66%) Analytics
26 101 (9.21%) XML
27 99 (9.02%) STL
28 96 (8.75%) SDLC

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 25 (2.28%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.01%) WebSphere
3 19 (1.73%) Confluence
4 9 (0.82%) Apache
4 9 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.64%) Apache Pig
5 7 (0.64%) CMS
5 7 (0.64%) Ethereum
6 6 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 6 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.46%) Amazon Alexa
7 5 (0.46%) Hyperledger
7 5 (0.46%) IIS
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.36%) Drupal
8 4 (0.36%) IPython
8 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.36%) WordPress
9 3 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.36%) InVision
5 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.27%) Maya
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.18%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.46%) RMDS
2 4 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.36%) SunGard Martini
3 3 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.18%) Endur
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.091%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 116 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (1.73%) NuGet
5 18 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.64%) GitHub
5 18 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.91%) IaaS
6 10 (0.91%) OpenShift
7 9 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.73%) PaaS
9 5 (0.46%) Office 365
9 5 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.36%) Datadog
10 4 (0.36%) SaaS
11 3 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.27%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.27%) Serverless
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.10%) Kerberos
2 17 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.00%) Firewall
3 11 (1.00%) HTTP
3 11 (1.00%) SSL
4 9 (0.82%) Wireless
5 8 (0.73%) AMQP
5 8 (0.73%) Bluetooth
5 8 (0.73%) MQTT
6 7 (0.64%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.46%) Internet
8 5 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.36%) DNS
9 4 (0.36%) VPN
10 3 (0.27%) IPsec
11 2 (0.18%) DHCP
11 2 (0.18%) Intranet
11 2 (0.18%) Network Security
11 2 (0.18%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 62 (5.65%) MongoDB
4 60 (5.47%) Hadoop
5 42 (3.83%) RDBMS
6 38 (3.46%) Big Data
7 35 (3.19%) Blockchain
7 35 (3.19%) NoSQL
8 28 (2.55%) MySQL
9 20 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.46%) OLTP
10 16 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.37%) HBase
12 12 (1.09%) SQLite
13 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.91%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.82%) KDB
15 9 (0.82%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 89 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 86 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 70 (6.38%) Subversion
4 64 (5.83%) TeamCity
5 56 (5.10%) Maven
6 48 (4.38%) Visual Studio
7 47 (4.28%) Artifactory
7 47 (4.28%) JIRA
8 40 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 31 (2.83%) Hudson
10 24 (2.19%) MSBuild
11 19 (1.73%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.73%) Gradle
11 19 (1.73%) Selenium
12 18 (1.64%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.37%) Ant
14 14 (1.28%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.28%) Gatling
14 14 (1.28%) NUnit
15 13 (1.19%) Jasmine
General
1 306 (27.89%) Finance
2 296 (26.98%) Front Office
3 222 (20.24%) Banking
4 69 (6.29%) Investment Banking
5 48 (4.38%) Games
6 37 (3.37%) Financial Institution
7 34 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.64%) Retail
9 15 (1.37%) Legal
10 12 (1.09%) Publishing
11 11 (1.00%) Back Office
12 8 (0.73%) Advertising
13 6 (0.55%) Prime Brokerage
14 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.36%) Avionics
15 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.36%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.27%) Law
16 3 (0.27%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 712 (64.90%) Developer
2 364 (33.18%) C++ Developer
3 115 (10.48%) Java Developer
4 112 (10.21%) Front Office Developer
5 110 (10.03%) C# Developer
6 106 (9.66%) Software Engineer
7 88 (8.02%) Senior Developer
8 87 (7.93%) Architect
9 76 (6.93%) Quantitative Developer
10 75 (6.84%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 71 (6.47%) Python Developer
12 65 (5.93%) C++/C# Developer
13 56 (5.10%) Analyst
14 49 (4.47%) AWS Engineer
15 41 (3.74%) C++ Software Engineer
15 41 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
15 41 (3.74%) Software Developer
16 40 (3.65%) Lead Architect
17 39 (3.56%) C++ Quantitative Developer
18 38 (3.46%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (14.86%) .NET
2 101 (9.21%) XML
3 99 (9.02%) STL
4 93 (8.48%) Web Services
5 85 (7.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 69 (6.29%) AngularJS
7 59 (5.38%) React
8 55 (5.01%) Node.js
9 49 (4.47%) NumPy
10 45 (4.10%) REST
11 40 (3.65%) SciPy
12 38 (3.46%) HTML
13 30 (2.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 28 (2.55%) .NET Framework
15 27 (2.46%) CSS
15 27 (2.46%) Middleware
16 26 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
16 26 (2.37%) Redux
17 25 (2.28%) OpenGL
17 25 (2.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 171 (15.59%) Fixed Income
2 155 (14.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 143 (13.04%) Derivative
4 126 (11.49%) Computer Science
5 95 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (7.93%) Algorithms
7 56 (5.10%) Data Structures
8 53 (4.83%) Greenfield Project
9 50 (4.56%) Equity Derivative
10 49 (4.47%) Mobile App
11 45 (4.10%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 44 (4.01%) Equities
13 28 (2.55%) Fintech
14 24 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.73%) PKI
16 17 (1.55%) Cloud Native
17 16 (1.46%) Credit Derivative
18 14 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
18 14 (1.28%) Hedge funds
18 14 (1.28%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 318 (28.99%) Linux
2 199 (18.14%) Windows
3 114 (10.39%) Unix
4 81 (7.38%) Android
5 62 (5.65%) Apple iOS
6 26 (2.37%) Solaris
7 18 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.91%) CentOS
10 7 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.55%) VMS
11 6 (0.55%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.46%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.18%) AIX
15 2 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (15.41%) Multithreading
2 169 (15.41%) Software Engineering
3 168 (15.31%) OO
4 146 (13.31%) DevOps
5 107 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (9.66%) Analytics
7 96 (8.75%) SDLC
8 91 (8.30%) TDD
9 87 (7.93%) Mathematics
10 84 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
11 76 (6.93%) Low Latency
12 74 (6.75%) Unit Testing
13 72 (6.56%) Microservices
14 65 (5.93%) Scrum
15 56 (5.10%) Electronic Trading
16 53 (4.83%) Test Automation
17 52 (4.74%) Machine Learning
18 51 (4.65%) OOP
19 50 (4.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 508 (46.31%) Python
2 462 (42.11%) Java
3 388 (35.37%) C#
4 252 (22.97%) SQL
5 210 (19.14%) C
6 124 (11.30%) JavaScript
7 66 (6.02%) Scala
8 63 (5.74%) Perl
9 49 (4.47%) Go
10 45 (4.10%) Ruby
10 45 (4.10%) Shell Script
11 36 (3.28%) Bash Shell
12 35 (3.19%) VC++
13 29 (2.64%) Apple Swift
14 23 (2.10%) TypeScript
15 19 (1.73%) R
16 18 (1.64%) Rust
16 18 (1.64%) VB
17 17 (1.55%) PowerShell
18 16 (1.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (14.31%) Degree
2 59 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (4.65%) PhD
4 37 (3.37%) AWS Certification
5 14 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 12 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.55%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.36%) CCNA
8 4 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.36%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.27%) CCSP
9 3 (0.27%) CEH
9 3 (0.27%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.27%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.27%) JNCIP
9 3 (0.27%) JNCIS
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.27%) OSCP
9 3 (0.27%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.01%) QA
2 12 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.55%) ISO 20022
4 3 (0.27%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.27%) MiFID
5 2 (0.18%) SEPA
6 1 (0.091%) EMIR
6 1 (0.091%) GDPR
6 1 (0.091%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.091%) IFRS
6 1 (0.091%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (6.65%) Docker
2 5 (0.46%) HDFS
3 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.27%) SRDF
3 3 (0.27%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.18%) Firmware
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.18%) Varnish
5 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.091%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.091%) etcd
5 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.091%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.091%) Squid
5 1 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.091%) vSphere
5 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (4.74%) Terraform
2 51 (4.65%) Kubernetes
3 50 (4.56%) Ansible
4 32 (2.92%) Puppet
5 22 (2.01%) CA Single Sign-On
6 20 (1.82%) HP Fortify
7 18 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.82%) Salt
9 8 (0.73%) Nagios
10 7 (0.64%) Consul
11 6 (0.55%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.46%) Control-M
12 5 (0.46%) Packer
13 4 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.27%) Rancher
15 2 (0.18%) Kibana
15 2 (0.18%) logstash
15 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 116 (10.57%) Oracle
2 47 (4.28%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.65%) Sybase
4 37 (3.37%) Google
5 30 (2.73%) TIBCO
6 20 (1.82%) CA
7 17 (1.55%) BMC
8 16 (1.46%) Tableau
9 13 (1.19%) IBM
10 12 (1.09%) Alteryx
10 12 (1.09%) SaltStack
11 10 (0.91%) ION Trading
12 9 (0.82%) Informatica
13 8 (0.73%) Reuters
13 8 (0.73%) Sun
14 7 (0.64%) Perforce
14 7 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.64%) SOASTA, Inc
15 6 (0.55%) Cloudera
15 6 (0.55%) Solace