Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 92 111
Rank change year-on-year -34 +19 -23
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,063 1,329 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.26% 2.80% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.49% 5.77% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 1,015 784
London median daily rate £587 £600 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +13.21% -3.64%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £363
90th Percentile £788 £800 £746
England median daily rate £525 £550 £463
% change year-on-year -4.55% +18.92% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 16
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 £24.23 £26.25 £16.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.67
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.13
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.34% +2.81%

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 23,670 23,040 19,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.26% 48.52% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,070 17,568 14,781
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £633
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 145 113
London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £33.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -4.03% +39.76%
10th Percentile £18.53 £18.01 £16.21
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.00 £57.38
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £38.88
% change year-on-year +5.48% +2.89% +3.67%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -77 141 £588 -0.21% 188
West London -11 60 £415 -7.78% 83
East London -40 14 £525 -5.19% 27
South London -23 12 £568 +13.50% 9
North London -4 2 £400 - 6
C++
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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++.

1 504 (47.41%) Python
2 437 (41.11%) Java
3 394 (37.06%) C#
4 303 (28.50%) Linux
5 284 (26.72%) Finance
6 267 (25.12%) Front Office
7 227 (21.35%) SQL
8 224 (21.07%) C
9 208 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
9 208 (19.57%) Banking
10 194 (18.25%) Windows
11 175 (16.46%) .NET
12 171 (16.09%) OO
13 168 (15.80%) Software Engineering
14 142 (13.36%) Fixed Income
15 139 (13.08%) Derivative
16 136 (12.79%) DevOps
17 135 (12.70%) Degree
18 120 (11.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 118 (11.10%) Multithreading
20 117 (11.01%) JavaScript
20 117 (11.01%) Computer Science
21 109 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
22 108 (10.16%) Oracle
23 105 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
24 103 (9.69%) Unix
25 100 (9.41%) Git (software)
26 98 (9.22%) Analytics
27 94 (8.84%) Algorithms
28 92 (8.65%) Jenkins

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 26 (2.45%) WebSphere
2 18 (1.69%) IPython
3 16 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.51%) Confluence
4 10 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.85%) CMS
6 8 (0.75%) Apache
7 7 (0.66%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.47%) SAS
8 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.38%) Drupal
9 4 (0.38%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.38%) WordPress
10 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.28%) nginx
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.38%) InVision
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.28%) Maya
5 2 (0.19%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) SPSS
6 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.094%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) RMDS
2 3 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.28%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.28%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (0.19%) Endur
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.094%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.094%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 105 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.51%) GitHub
6 15 (1.41%) NuGet
7 10 (0.94%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.85%) IaaS
9 8 (0.75%) PaaS
10 7 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.47%) Amazon Alexa
11 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.47%) SaaS
12 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.38%) Office 365
12 4 (0.38%) Serverless
13 3 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.19%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.16%) Kerberos
2 16 (1.51%) SSL
3 15 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.13%) Firewall
5 11 (1.03%) Wireless
6 9 (0.85%) AMQP
6 9 (0.85%) DNS
7 8 (0.75%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.75%) HTTP
8 7 (0.66%) DHCP
8 7 (0.66%) MQTT
9 6 (0.56%) FTP
10 5 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.47%) Internet
10 5 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.38%) VPN
12 3 (0.28%) IPsec
12 3 (0.28%) LAN
12 3 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.46%) Hadoop
3 57 (5.36%) MongoDB
4 51 (4.80%) Relational Database
5 40 (3.76%) RDBMS
6 30 (2.82%) Blockchain
7 27 (2.54%) Big Data
8 25 (2.35%) MySQL
9 23 (2.16%) OLTP
10 22 (2.07%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.32%) KDB
12 14 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.03%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.94%) HBase
15 8 (0.75%) Kdb+
15 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 100 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 92 (8.65%) Jenkins
3 67 (6.30%) Maven
4 65 (6.11%) TeamCity
5 59 (5.55%) Subversion
6 55 (5.17%) JIRA
7 51 (4.80%) Artifactory
8 48 (4.52%) Visual Studio
9 37 (3.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (2.92%) Hudson
11 27 (2.54%) Gradle
12 25 (2.35%) Selenium
13 24 (2.26%) Cucumber
14 22 (2.07%) Ant
15 20 (1.88%) Bitbucket
16 19 (1.79%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.79%) MSBuild
17 14 (1.32%) Gatling
18 12 (1.13%) Jasmine
19 11 (1.03%) NUnit
General
1 284 (26.72%) Finance
2 267 (25.12%) Front Office
3 208 (19.57%) Banking
4 66 (6.21%) Investment Banking
5 49 (4.61%) Games
6 35 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 33 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.13%) Legal
9 10 (0.94%) Publishing
9 10 (0.94%) Retail
10 7 (0.66%) Back Office
11 6 (0.56%) Law
12 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.47%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.38%) Advertising
13 4 (0.38%) Avionics
13 4 (0.38%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 660 (62.09%) Developer
2 314 (29.54%) C++ Developer
3 107 (10.07%) Software Engineer
4 104 (9.78%) Quantitative Developer
5 99 (9.31%) C# Developer
5 99 (9.31%) Java Developer
6 88 (8.28%) Front Office Developer
7 86 (8.09%) Architect
8 74 (6.96%) Senior Developer
9 73 (6.87%) Python Developer
10 69 (6.49%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 59 (5.55%) Analyst
12 56 (5.27%) C++/C# Developer
13 43 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
14 42 (3.95%) C++ Software Engineer
15 41 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
16 40 (3.76%) Lead Architect
17 38 (3.57%) C++ Quantitative Developer
18 36 (3.39%) Pricing Developer
19 35 (3.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (16.46%) .NET
2 83 (7.81%) Web Services
3 79 (7.43%) STL
4 73 (6.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 67 (6.30%) XML
6 64 (6.02%) NumPy
7 60 (5.64%) AngularJS
8 58 (5.46%) React
9 45 (4.23%) Node.js
10 41 (3.86%) SciPy
11 37 (3.48%) .NET Framework
12 35 (3.29%) HTML
13 33 (3.10%) REST
14 30 (2.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 28 (2.63%) Redux
16 25 (2.35%) Pandas
17 24 (2.26%) SAML
18 23 (2.16%) Rendezvous
19 22 (2.07%) CSS
19 22 (2.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (13.36%) Fixed Income
2 139 (13.08%) Derivative
3 120 (11.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 94 (8.84%) Algorithms
5 88 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (6.11%) Data Structures
7 51 (4.80%) Equities
8 50 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
9 48 (4.52%) Mobile App
10 38 (3.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 35 (3.29%) Equity Derivative
12 31 (2.92%) Hedge funds
13 21 (1.98%) Cloud Native
13 21 (1.98%) PKI
14 19 (1.79%) Client/Server
15 18 (1.69%) Market Risk
16 17 (1.60%) Credit Derivative
16 17 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
16 17 (1.60%) Fintech
17 14 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 303 (28.50%) Linux
2 194 (18.25%) Windows
3 103 (9.69%) Unix
4 84 (7.90%) Android
5 65 (6.11%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.73%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.45%) Windows 8
8 22 (2.07%) Solaris
9 10 (0.94%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.56%) VMS
11 6 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.38%) CentOS
12 4 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.28%) VME
13 3 (0.28%) zOS
14 2 (0.19%) AIX
14 2 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (16.09%) OO
3 168 (15.80%) Software Engineering
4 136 (12.79%) DevOps
5 118 (11.10%) Multithreading
6 117 (11.01%) Computer Science
7 109 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
8 98 (9.22%) Analytics
9 88 (8.28%) TDD
10 86 (8.09%) SDLC
11 83 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
11 83 (7.81%) Mathematics
12 69 (6.49%) Microservices
13 65 (6.11%) Unit Testing
14 62 (5.83%) Test Automation
15 61 (5.74%) Low Latency
16 60 (5.64%) OOD
17 57 (5.36%) Scrum
18 53 (4.99%) Asset Management
19 52 (4.89%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 504 (47.41%) Python
2 437 (41.11%) Java
3 394 (37.06%) C#
4 227 (21.35%) SQL
5 224 (21.07%) C
6 117 (11.01%) JavaScript
7 69 (6.49%) Perl
8 54 (5.08%) Ruby
9 53 (4.99%) Go
10 42 (3.95%) Scala
11 39 (3.67%) Bash Shell
12 35 (3.29%) Shell Script
13 33 (3.10%) Apple Swift
14 29 (2.73%) VC++
15 23 (2.16%) C++/CLI
15 23 (2.16%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.98%) Rust
17 20 (1.88%) Cython
17 20 (1.88%) R
18 18 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 135 (12.70%) Degree
2 52 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (4.33%) PhD
4 35 (3.29%) AWS Certification
5 15 (1.41%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.66%) SANS
7 7 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.56%) CEH
9 5 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.38%) CISSP
10 4 (0.38%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.38%) OSCP
11 3 (0.28%) CCNA
11 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.19%) CCSP
12 2 (0.19%) CISA
12 2 (0.19%) GIAC
12 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.19%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.35%) QA
2 17 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.85%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.56%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.28%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.28%) MiFID
7 2 (0.19%) GDPR
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) SEPA
8 1 (0.094%) COBIT
8 1 (0.094%) EMIR
8 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (7.24%) Docker
2 6 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) Firmware
3 4 (0.38%) HDFS
4 3 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.28%) KVM
4 3 (0.28%) SRDF
4 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.28%) Xen
5 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.19%) Varnish
6 1 (0.094%) etcd
6 1 (0.094%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.094%) iptables
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.094%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (5.46%) Kubernetes
2 51 (4.80%) Terraform
3 49 (4.61%) Ansible
4 31 (2.92%) Puppet
5 22 (2.07%) CA Single Sign-On
6 20 (1.88%) HP Fortify
7 18 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.75%) Salt
10 6 (0.56%) Packer
11 5 (0.47%) Consul
11 5 (0.47%) Kibana
12 4 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.38%) Nagios
13 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.28%) Grafana
13 3 (0.28%) logstash
13 3 (0.28%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.19%) CASB
14 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 108 (10.16%) Oracle
2 44 (4.14%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.48%) Sybase
4 33 (3.10%) Google
5 29 (2.73%) TIBCO
6 21 (1.98%) CA
7 17 (1.60%) BMC
7 17 (1.60%) Tableau
8 12 (1.13%) IBM
9 11 (1.03%) Alteryx
9 11 (1.03%) Perforce
10 10 (0.94%) ION Trading
10 10 (0.94%) Murex
10 10 (0.94%) Reuters
11 8 (0.75%) Informatica
12 7 (0.66%) Sun
13 6 (0.56%) Cloudera
13 6 (0.56%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (0.47%) Solace