Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 117 97
Rank change year-on-year -23 -20 +18
Contract jobs citing C++ 754 1,127 1,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.97% 2.48% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.17% 4.93% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 826 930
London median daily rate £575 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £375 £390 £406
90th Percentile £793 £784 £788
England median daily rate £463 £535 £550
% change year-on-year -13.55% -2.73% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 40
London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -0.35%
10th Percentile £42.50 £27.16 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.13 £47.53
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.75 £42.75
% change year-on-year +6.15% +4.68% +3.01%

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 18,072 22,849 21,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.25% 50.25% 48.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,653 17,407 15,968
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £340
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 147 149
London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £36.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +7.41% +14.48%
10th Percentile £20.90 £18.00 £17.15
90th Percentile £61.20 £62.68 £52.10
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -2 118 £600 +6.67% 130
West London +43 87 £475 +14.46% 37
East London 0 10 £575 +4.55% 15
South London +31 3 £600 +5.73% 5
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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++.

1 421 (55.84%) Python
2 400 (53.05%) Java
3 264 (35.01%) Finance
4 263 (34.88%) C#
5 240 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (25.20%) SQL
7 177 (23.47%) Linux
7 177 (23.47%) Front Office
8 172 (22.81%) Software Engineering
9 160 (21.22%) JavaScript
10 143 (18.97%) AWS
11 139 (18.44%) C
12 127 (16.84%) .NET
13 117 (15.52%) Derivative
14 106 (14.06%) Degree
15 102 (13.53%) Web Services
16 94 (12.47%) Multithreading
16 94 (12.47%) Banking
16 94 (12.47%) React
17 92 (12.20%) Computer Science
18 91 (12.07%) Fixed Income
18 91 (12.07%) Analytics
19 90 (11.94%) Machine Learning
19 90 (11.94%) Git (software)
19 90 (11.94%) Oracle
20 89 (11.80%) Node.js
21 88 (11.67%) SDLC
22 87 (11.54%) Docker
22 87 (11.54%) Mathematics
23 81 (10.74%) Mentoring

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 36 (4.77%) Apache Spark
2 20 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.25%) SAS
4 12 (1.59%) Apache
4 12 (1.59%) Confluence
5 9 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.06%) JBoss
6 8 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.06%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.93%) nginx
7 7 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.66%) IIS
8 5 (0.66%) Jetty
8 5 (0.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 32 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (2.65%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.66%) FINCAD Analytics
3 3 (0.40%) Magento
4 2 (0.27%) Kondor
5 1 (0.13%) Actimize
5 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.13%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 143 (18.97%) AWS
2 80 (10.61%) Azure
3 63 (8.36%) GitHub
4 44 (5.84%) GCP
5 31 (4.11%) Serverless
6 28 (3.71%) Amazon S3
7 18 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (1.06%) SaaS
11 7 (0.93%) PaaS
12 6 (0.80%) npm
13 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.66%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.66%) IaaS
14 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.53%) Office 365
14 4 (0.53%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.40%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.79%) AMQP
1 21 (2.79%) Internet
2 12 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.19%) Firewall
4 8 (1.06%) DNS
5 6 (0.80%) DVB
5 6 (0.80%) SSH
6 5 (0.66%) Multicast
7 4 (0.53%) Intranet
7 4 (0.53%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.40%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.40%) HbbTV
8 3 (0.40%) HTTP
8 3 (0.40%) IPv6
8 3 (0.40%) RS-485
8 3 (0.40%) Wireless
9 2 (0.27%) OpenFlow
9 2 (0.27%) RTSP
9 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.09%) NoSQL
2 43 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (5.44%) Big Data
4 34 (4.51%) KDB
5 29 (3.85%) Hadoop
6 28 (3.71%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (3.58%) Blockchain
7 27 (3.58%) MongoDB
8 25 (3.32%) Kdb+
8 25 (3.32%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.32%) SQL Server
9 22 (2.92%) MySQL
10 21 (2.79%) Amazon Athena
11 17 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (2.25%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.99%) BigQuery
13 14 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.86%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.72%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 90 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 50 (6.63%) Jenkins
3 43 (5.70%) Maven
4 36 (4.77%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.65%) JIRA
6 19 (2.52%) NUnit
7 18 (2.39%) SpecFlow
8 15 (1.99%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.99%) Mercurial
9 14 (1.86%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.72%) Gradle
11 11 (1.46%) CMake
12 9 (1.19%) ClearCase
12 9 (1.19%) Subversion
13 7 (0.93%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.93%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.93%) Selenium
14 6 (0.80%) Hudson
14 6 (0.80%) Jasmine
General
1 264 (35.01%) Finance
2 177 (23.47%) Front Office
3 94 (12.47%) Banking
4 58 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.12%) Games
7 15 (1.99%) Advertising
7 15 (1.99%) Electronics
8 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.93%) Military
9 6 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.66%) Back Office
11 4 (0.53%) Marketing
11 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.53%) Public Sector
11 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.40%) Automotive
12 3 (0.40%) Legal
13 2 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 379 (50.27%) Developer
2 148 (19.63%) C++ Developer
3 106 (14.06%) Software Engineer
4 64 (8.49%) Senior Developer
5 62 (8.22%) Architect
6 52 (6.90%) Data Scientist
7 49 (6.50%) AWS Engineer
7 49 (6.50%) AWS Software Engineer
7 49 (6.50%) Python Developer
8 48 (6.37%) C# Developer
9 44 (5.84%) .NET Developer
10 43 (5.70%) Java Developer
11 35 (4.64%) Lead Software Engineer
12 28 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
13 27 (3.58%) Analyst
13 27 (3.58%) Embedded Engineer
13 27 (3.58%) Quantitative Developer
14 25 (3.32%) Software Developer
15 24 (3.18%) AWS Architect
15 24 (3.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (16.84%) .NET
2 102 (13.53%) Web Services
3 94 (12.47%) React
4 89 (11.80%) Node.js
5 80 (10.61%) AngularJS
6 60 (7.96%) STL
7 49 (6.50%) Kafka
8 45 (5.97%) Natural Language Processing
9 42 (5.57%) Middleware
10 30 (3.98%) FIX Protocol
11 28 (3.71%) RabbitMQ
12 22 (2.92%) Reactive Extensions
13 21 (2.79%) HTML
14 20 (2.65%) JNI
14 20 (2.65%) REST
15 19 (2.52%) JSON
15 19 (2.52%) Protocol Buffers
16 18 (2.39%) Apache Avro
16 18 (2.39%) Unreal Engine
16 18 (2.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 117 (15.52%) Derivative
2 91 (12.07%) Fixed Income
3 46 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (6.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 45 (5.97%) Algorithms
5 37 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (3.85%) Data Structures
7 26 (3.45%) Equities
8 25 (3.32%) Market Risk
9 20 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (2.25%) Hedge funds
11 16 (2.12%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.99%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
13 13 (1.72%) User Experience
14 12 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
16 10 (1.33%) Credit Risk
16 10 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
16 10 (1.33%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 177 (23.47%) Linux
2 73 (9.68%) Windows
3 69 (9.15%) Unix
4 30 (3.98%) Android
5 19 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.33%) CentOS
8 9 (1.19%) Debian
9 8 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.80%) Solaris
10 6 (0.80%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.27%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (22.81%) Software Engineering
3 94 (12.47%) Multithreading
4 92 (12.20%) Computer Science
5 91 (12.07%) Analytics
6 90 (11.94%) Machine Learning
7 88 (11.67%) SDLC
8 87 (11.54%) Mathematics
9 81 (10.74%) Mentoring
10 79 (10.48%) Asset Management
11 70 (9.28%) TDD
12 69 (9.15%) Data Science
12 69 (9.15%) Test Automation
13 61 (8.09%) DevOps
14 57 (7.56%) Investment Management
15 55 (7.29%) OO
15 55 (7.29%) Portfolio Management
16 54 (7.16%) Artificial Intelligence
16 54 (7.16%) Fund Management
16 54 (7.16%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 421 (55.84%) Python
2 400 (53.05%) Java
3 263 (34.88%) C#
4 190 (25.20%) SQL
5 160 (21.22%) JavaScript
6 139 (18.44%) C
7 57 (7.56%) Perl
8 54 (7.16%) R
9 52 (6.90%) Shell Script
10 43 (5.70%) Go
11 42 (5.57%) Ruby
12 32 (4.24%) MATLAB
13 30 (3.98%) VBA
14 29 (3.85%) Scala
15 26 (3.45%) Bash Shell
16 25 (3.32%) PowerShell
17 22 (2.92%) PHP
18 18 (2.39%) F#
19 14 (1.86%) PL/SQL
20 13 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (14.06%) Degree
2 58 (7.69%) PhD
3 28 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (2.52%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.19%) SANS
7 7 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.53%) CISM
8 4 (0.53%) CISSP
9 3 (0.40%) CCNA
9 3 (0.40%) CISA
9 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.40%) CSSLP
9 3 (0.40%) GPEN
9 3 (0.40%) GWAPT
9 3 (0.40%) GXPN
9 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.40%) OSCE
9 3 (0.40%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.18%) QA
2 6 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.53%) GMP
4 3 (0.40%) NIST
5 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
5 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 87 (11.54%) Docker
2 10 (1.33%) Apache Flume
3 7 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.80%) Firmware
5 4 (0.53%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.13%) BusyBox
8 1 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.13%) Samba
8 1 (0.13%) Varnish
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (5.70%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.52%) Ansible
3 18 (2.39%) Puppet
4 11 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.33%) Terraform
6 8 (1.06%) Salt
7 3 (0.40%) Nagios
7 3 (0.40%) SCCM
8 2 (0.27%) Control-M
8 2 (0.27%) Mesos
8 2 (0.27%) Nessus
8 2 (0.27%) Nmap
8 2 (0.27%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.27%) Rancher
8 2 (0.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) Sysdig
8 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.13%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 90 (11.94%) Oracle
2 53 (7.03%) Bloomberg
3 51 (6.76%) Reuters
4 40 (5.31%) Microsoft
5 27 (3.58%) Google
6 22 (2.92%) TIBCO
7 21 (2.79%) ION Trading
8 18 (2.39%) Sybase
9 9 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.06%) Apple
10 8 (1.06%) IBM
11 7 (0.93%) Hortonworks
12 6 (0.80%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.80%) Perforce
12 6 (0.80%) Sophis
13 5 (0.66%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.66%) VMware
14 4 (0.53%) arago
14 4 (0.53%) Automation Anywhere
14 4 (0.53%) UiPath