Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 119 93
Rank change year-on-year -21 -26 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 801 1,040 1,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.00% 2.32% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.20% 4.76% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 745 894
London median daily rate £575 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £363 £388 £389
90th Percentile £800 £820 £750
England median daily rate £475 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -13.64% +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 37
London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £36.25 £35.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £53.90
England median hourly rate £47.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -

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 19,072 21,841 18,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.53% 48.64% 46.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,393 16,637 13,814
London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £482 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.37% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 198 143
London median hourly rate £36.67 £42.50 £40.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.72% +5.56% +33.36%
10th Percentile £20.00 £17.68 £17.80
90th Percentile £60.47 £65.75 £54.38
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +3.61% +0.61% +7.14%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -8 142 £600 +4.35% 85
West London +38 78 £466 +9.65% 47
East London -12 15 £575 +4.55% 13
South London +15 12 £543 +15.73% 5
North London - 1 £388 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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++.

1 400 (49.94%) Python
2 381 (47.57%) Java
3 306 (38.20%) C#
4 291 (36.33%) Finance
5 210 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
6 208 (25.97%) SQL
7 197 (24.59%) Linux
8 145 (18.10%) Front Office
9 144 (17.98%) .NET
10 141 (17.60%) Software Engineering
11 134 (16.73%) C
11 134 (16.73%) JavaScript
12 121 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
13 119 (14.86%) Banking
14 117 (14.61%) Degree
15 103 (12.86%) Machine Learning
15 103 (12.86%) Analytics
16 97 (12.11%) Computer Science
17 96 (11.99%) Multithreading
18 94 (11.74%) Oracle
19 93 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
20 88 (10.99%) Mathematics
21 86 (10.74%) Windows
22 85 (10.61%) Git (software)
23 83 (10.36%) SDLC
24 81 (10.11%) Docker
25 80 (9.99%) Test Automation
25 80 (9.99%) Data Science
26 78 (9.74%) Jenkins
27 77 (9.61%) Web Services

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 33 (4.12%) Apache Spark
2 25 (3.12%) SAS
3 21 (2.62%) Tomcat
3 21 (2.62%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.25%) nginx
5 16 (2.00%) Confluence
6 13 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.25%) Apache
8 9 (1.12%) CMS
8 9 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.87%) Apache Pig
9 7 (0.87%) IPython
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.37%) JBoss
11 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.37%) Tornado
11 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.25%) IIS
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 34 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.37%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.87%) RMDS
3 3 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.25%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.12%) Endur
5 1 (0.12%) Global One
5 1 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 121 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (8.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 38 (4.74%) GitHub
5 23 (2.87%) Serverless
6 20 (2.50%) npm
7 15 (1.87%) PaaS
8 13 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (1.12%) DigitalOcean
11 6 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.62%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.50%) Force.com
13 4 (0.50%) NuGet
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.37%) G Suite
14 3 (0.37%) IaaS
14 3 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.87%) AMQP
2 14 (1.75%) Internet
3 11 (1.37%) Kerberos
4 7 (0.87%) DVB
4 7 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.50%) Firewall
5 4 (0.50%) HTTP
6 3 (0.37%) DNS
6 3 (0.37%) HbbTV
6 3 (0.37%) VPN
6 3 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.37%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.25%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.25%) FTP
7 2 (0.25%) IPsec
7 2 (0.25%) IPv4
7 2 (0.25%) MPLS
7 2 (0.25%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.25%) SSL
7 2 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.99%) NoSQL
2 52 (6.49%) Big Data
3 44 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 39 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (3.87%) Blockchain
5 31 (3.87%) Hadoop
6 30 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.50%) MySQL
8 26 (3.25%) MongoDB
9 24 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (2.62%) BigQuery
11 20 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 19 (2.37%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.87%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.87%) KDB
14 12 (1.50%) Sqoop
15 10 (1.25%) Data Mining
15 10 (1.25%) Kdb+
16 9 (1.12%) OLTP
17 8 (1.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 85 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 78 (9.74%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.00%) JIRA
3 32 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 29 (3.62%) Maven
5 27 (3.37%) TeamCity
6 25 (3.12%) Gradle
7 23 (2.87%) SpecFlow
8 22 (2.75%) Bitbucket
8 22 (2.75%) NUnit
9 21 (2.62%) JUnit
10 20 (2.50%) gulp
11 18 (2.25%) Jasmine
12 15 (1.87%) Mercurial
13 14 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.37%) CMake
14 11 (1.37%) Selenium
15 10 (1.25%) Artifactory
15 10 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (1.12%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 291 (36.33%) Finance
2 145 (18.10%) Front Office
3 119 (14.86%) Banking
4 52 (6.49%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.87%) Games
6 26 (3.25%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.62%) Retail
8 12 (1.50%) Advertising
9 10 (1.25%) Electronics
10 7 (0.87%) Legal
10 7 (0.87%) Publishing
11 6 (0.75%) Law
11 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.75%) Marketing
12 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.37%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.25%) Automotive
15 2 (0.25%) French Language
15 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 429 (53.56%) Developer
2 195 (24.34%) C++ Developer
3 76 (9.49%) C# Developer
4 72 (8.99%) Python Developer
5 71 (8.86%) Software Engineer
6 53 (6.62%) Quantitative Developer
7 47 (5.87%) Architect
8 46 (5.74%) Senior Developer
9 43 (5.37%) .NET Developer
10 41 (5.12%) Data Scientist
11 37 (4.62%) Analyst
11 37 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 35 (4.37%) Java Developer
13 27 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
13 27 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
13 27 (3.37%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 26 (3.25%) C++/C# Developer
15 24 (3.00%) AWS Software Engineer
15 24 (3.00%) Software Developer
16 20 (2.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (17.98%) .NET
2 77 (9.61%) Web Services
3 63 (7.87%) React
4 55 (6.87%) STL
5 50 (6.24%) Node.js
6 43 (5.37%) Kafka
7 40 (4.99%) Middleware
8 39 (4.87%) AngularJS
9 36 (4.49%) Natural Language Processing
10 33 (4.12%) TensorFlow
11 31 (3.87%) Caffe
12 30 (3.75%) REST
13 28 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
13 28 (3.50%) RESTful
14 27 (3.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 27 (3.37%) HTML
14 27 (3.37%) Unreal Engine
15 25 (3.12%) .NET Framework
16 24 (3.00%) JSON
16 24 (3.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.86%) Algorithms
2 66 (8.24%) Fixed Income
3 65 (8.11%) Derivative
4 62 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (5.62%) Hedge funds
6 42 (5.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 38 (4.74%) Data Structures
8 36 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (3.75%) Equities
10 29 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (2.62%) Market Risk
12 20 (2.50%) Mobile App
13 18 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
14 17 (2.12%) PKI
15 14 (1.75%) Public Cloud
16 11 (1.37%) Credit Risk
16 11 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (1.37%) User Experience
16 11 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
17 10 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 197 (24.59%) Linux
2 86 (10.74%) Windows
3 71 (8.86%) Unix
4 30 (3.75%) Android
5 11 (1.37%) Solaris
6 10 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.50%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.25%) CentOS
10 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.12%) Tizen
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (17.60%) Software Engineering
3 103 (12.86%) Analytics
3 103 (12.86%) Machine Learning
4 97 (12.11%) Computer Science
5 96 (11.99%) Multithreading
6 88 (10.99%) Mathematics
7 83 (10.36%) SDLC
8 80 (9.99%) Data Science
8 80 (9.99%) Test Automation
9 76 (9.49%) DevOps
10 73 (9.11%) OO
11 68 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (8.11%) Low Latency
13 54 (6.74%) TDD
14 49 (6.12%) Open Source
15 48 (5.99%) Artificial Intelligence
16 47 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (5.74%) Microservices
18 44 (5.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 400 (49.94%) Python
2 381 (47.57%) Java
3 306 (38.20%) C#
4 208 (25.97%) SQL
5 134 (16.73%) C
5 134 (16.73%) JavaScript
6 65 (8.11%) Shell Script
7 63 (7.87%) R
8 46 (5.74%) Ruby
9 44 (5.49%) Go
10 41 (5.12%) Perl
11 37 (4.62%) MATLAB
12 33 (4.12%) VBA
13 28 (3.50%) Scala
14 23 (2.87%) Groovy
15 22 (2.75%) PHP
16 21 (2.62%) PowerShell
17 17 (2.12%) Bash Shell
18 16 (2.00%) VB
19 15 (1.87%) F#
Qualifications
1 117 (14.61%) Degree
2 68 (8.49%) PhD
3 31 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.87%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.87%) SANS
8 6 (0.75%) ISEB
8 6 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.50%) CISA
9 4 (0.50%) CISSP
9 4 (0.50%) OSCP
10 3 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.37%) CISM
10 3 (0.37%) CSSLP
10 3 (0.37%) GPEN
10 3 (0.37%) GWAPT
10 3 (0.37%) GXPN
10 3 (0.37%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.37%) QA
2 14 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.50%) GMP
4 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.12%) IFRS
5 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (10.11%) Docker
2 19 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.62%) Apache Flume
4 8 (1.00%) HDFS
5 3 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.25%) etcd
6 2 (0.25%) Firmware
6 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.12%) iptables
7 1 (0.12%) KVM
7 1 (0.12%) LXC
7 1 (0.12%) Samba
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (9.24%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.00%) Ansible
3 24 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (3.00%) Puppet
4 23 (2.87%) Terraform
5 8 (1.00%) HP Fortify
6 7 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.62%) Kibana
7 5 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.62%) Sysdig
8 4 (0.50%) Mesos
8 4 (0.50%) Nessus
8 4 (0.50%) Nmap
8 4 (0.50%) Rancher
9 3 (0.37%) Grafana
9 3 (0.37%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.37%) SCCM
10 2 (0.25%) Consul
10 2 (0.25%) logstash
10 2 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (11.74%) Oracle
2 45 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.00%) Google
4 29 (3.62%) Reuters
5 22 (2.75%) Bloomberg
5 22 (2.75%) TIBCO
6 18 (2.25%) ION Trading
6 18 (2.25%) Sybase
7 9 (1.12%) CA
7 9 (1.12%) Facebook
8 8 (1.00%) Blue Prism
8 8 (1.00%) Tableau
9 7 (0.87%) Automation Anywhere
9 7 (0.87%) IBM
10 6 (0.75%) NVIDIA
11 5 (0.62%) arago
11 5 (0.62%) Sophis
11 5 (0.62%) UiPath
12 4 (0.50%) BMC
12 4 (0.50%) Qualys