Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 111 151
Rank change year-on-year +18 +40 -32
Contract jobs citing C++ 834 396 809
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.80% 2.44% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.95% 4.87% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 269 500
10th Percentile £425 £413 £375
25th Percentile £525 £463 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £595 £600
Median % change year-on-year +9.24% -0.83% -
75th Percentile £763 £688 £675
90th Percentile £800 £800 £778
England median daily rate £600 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 21
10th Percentile £33.16 £26.73 £32.50
25th Percentile £42.50 £46.31 £43.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.75 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.48% +1.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £58.10 "
England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +10.47%

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 14,014 8,127 19,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.06% 50.07% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,458 6,043 14,675
10th Percentile £388 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £441 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £613
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £514 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +2.80% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 68 108
10th Percentile £20.94 £22.50 £16.50
25th Percentile £34.88 £31.69 £21.25
Median hourly rate £44.75 £46.46 £43.31
Median % change year-on-year -3.68% +7.28% +3.69%
75th Percentile £61.25 £58.13 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.41 £64.09 £56.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.43%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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 -5 88 £688 +22.22% 115
West London +6 16 £495 +6.45% 52
East London +2 6 £483 +20.63% 25
South London +22 5 £618 +18.28% 12
C++
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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++.

1 389 (46.64%) Python
2 378 (45.32%) Java
3 334 (40.05%) C#
4 262 (31.41%) SQL
5 250 (29.98%) Finance
6 236 (28.30%) Front Office
7 231 (27.70%) Banking
8 229 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
9 222 (26.62%) Software Engineering
10 212 (25.42%) Linux
11 207 (24.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 191 (22.90%) .NET
13 168 (20.14%) Investment Banking
14 164 (19.66%) Social Skills
15 162 (19.42%) AWS
16 146 (17.51%) Multithreading
17 144 (17.27%) Windows
18 138 (16.55%) Azure
19 136 (16.31%) Oracle
20 132 (15.83%) DevOps
21 117 (14.03%) Derivative
22 114 (13.67%) JavaScript
23 109 (13.07%) Analytics
24 108 (12.95%) Low Latency
24 108 (12.95%) Fixed Income
25 107 (12.83%) Degree
26 104 (12.47%) C
27 103 (12.35%) Jenkins
28 101 (12.11%) Computer Science
29 95 (11.39%) OO

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 38 (4.56%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (2.64%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.52%) Confluence
4 19 (2.28%) Oracle Coherence
5 17 (2.04%) Apache
6 13 (1.56%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (1.20%) DataSynapse
8 7 (0.84%) Luigi
9 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.36%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.36%) Mule
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.24%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.24%) Wowza Streaming Engine
14 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.24%) Maya
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.24%) ZBrush
4 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.12%) Houdini
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.12%) Simulink
4 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 33 (3.96%) SunGard Martini
2 15 (1.80%) ION MarketView
3 11 (1.32%) Summit
4 10 (1.20%) Orchestrade
5 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 162 (19.42%) AWS
2 138 (16.55%) Azure
3 61 (7.31%) GCP
4 53 (6.35%) Serverless
5 45 (5.40%) AWS Lambda
6 42 (5.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 42 (5.04%) Azure Logic Apps
7 40 (4.80%) Azure Functions
8 39 (4.68%) Azure Storage
9 31 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (2.04%) GitHub
11 14 (1.68%) OpenShift
12 12 (1.44%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (1.08%) IaaS
15 8 (0.96%) PaaS
16 7 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.84%) NuGet
16 7 (0.84%) SaaS
16 7 (0.84%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.64%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.44%) HTTP
3 9 (1.08%) Internet
4 8 (0.96%) IPv4
5 7 (0.84%) BGP
5 7 (0.84%) Firewall
5 7 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.72%) DNS
7 5 (0.60%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.60%) VPN
7 5 (0.60%) Wireless
8 4 (0.48%) DHCP
8 4 (0.48%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.48%) LAN
8 4 (0.48%) Multicast
8 4 (0.48%) WAN
9 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.36%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.36%) MQTT
9 3 (0.36%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.95%) Relational Database
2 51 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 46 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 46 (5.52%) Oracle Database 12c
4 42 (5.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 39 (4.68%) SQL Server
6 32 (3.84%) NoSQL
7 21 (2.52%) Big Data
8 18 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (1.80%) MySQL
10 13 (1.56%) Data Mart
10 13 (1.56%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.96%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.84%) Azkaban
14 7 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.84%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 103 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 81 (9.71%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.51%) Subversion
4 70 (8.39%) Visual Studio
5 52 (6.24%) JIRA
6 46 (5.52%) Bitbucket
7 40 (4.80%) Oracle APEX
8 37 (4.44%) TeamCity
9 32 (3.84%) CppUnit
10 28 (3.36%) Artifactory
11 18 (2.16%) Xcode
12 15 (1.80%) Robot Framework
13 13 (1.56%) GitLab
14 11 (1.32%) SonarQube
15 10 (1.20%) GCC
15 10 (1.20%) GDB
15 10 (1.20%) JUnit
16 9 (1.08%) IntelliJ
17 8 (0.96%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.96%) Eclipse
General
1 250 (29.98%) Finance
2 236 (28.30%) Front Office
3 231 (27.70%) Banking
4 168 (20.14%) Investment Banking
5 164 (19.66%) Social Skills
6 87 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (3.72%) Back Office
8 14 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.44%) Games
11 10 (1.20%) French Language
11 10 (1.20%) Marketing
12 7 (0.84%) Automotive
12 7 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (0.84%) Law
12 7 (0.84%) Prime Brokerage
12 7 (0.84%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.72%) Public Sector
14 4 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 574 (68.82%) Developer
2 260 (31.18%) C++ Developer
3 103 (12.35%) Java Developer
4 96 (11.51%) Front Office Developer
5 93 (11.15%) C# Developer
6 71 (8.51%) Quantitative Developer
7 62 (7.43%) Python Developer
8 54 (6.47%) Senior Developer
9 52 (6.24%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 49 (5.88%) Lead Developer
11 39 (4.68%) C++/C# Developer
12 38 (4.56%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 37 (4.44%) C# Quant Developer
13 37 (4.44%) Data Engineer
14 36 (4.32%) React Developer
15 31 (3.72%) Senior C++ Developer
16 30 (3.60%) Consultant
16 30 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
17 29 (3.48%) Analyst
18 28 (3.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (22.90%) .NET
2 80 (9.59%) .NET Core
3 63 (7.55%) XML
4 62 (7.43%) AngularJS
5 61 (7.31%) React
5 61 (7.31%) STL
6 52 (6.24%) FIX Protocol
7 51 (6.12%) Node.js
8 48 (5.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 45 (5.40%) HTML
10 42 (5.04%) REST
11 38 (4.56%) GraphQL
12 37 (4.44%) .NET Framework
12 37 (4.44%) JSON
13 30 (3.60%) Kafka
14 28 (3.36%) RESTful
15 20 (2.40%) Cocoa
16 19 (2.28%) JNI
17 18 (2.16%) Middleware
18 17 (2.04%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 207 (24.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 117 (14.03%) Derivative
3 108 (12.95%) Fixed Income
4 80 (9.59%) Data Structures
5 73 (8.75%) Algorithms
6 60 (7.19%) Hedge funds
7 56 (6.71%) Equities
8 48 (5.76%) Cloud Native
9 44 (5.28%) Legacy Systems
10 40 (4.80%) Credit Risk
10 40 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (3.00%) User Experience
13 24 (2.88%) Management Information System
14 23 (2.76%) Market Risk
15 14 (1.68%) PKI
16 12 (1.44%) Mobile App
17 10 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
17 10 (1.20%) Wiki
18 9 (1.08%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 212 (25.42%) Linux
2 144 (17.27%) Windows
3 69 (8.27%) Unix
4 35 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 30 (3.60%) Android
6 15 (1.80%) Mac OS
7 9 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.12%) Android TV
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (26.62%) Software Engineering
3 146 (17.51%) Multithreading
4 132 (15.83%) DevOps
5 109 (13.07%) Analytics
6 108 (12.95%) Low Latency
7 101 (12.11%) Computer Science
8 95 (11.39%) OO
8 95 (11.39%) Test Automation
9 93 (11.15%) TDD
10 90 (10.79%) Microservices
11 87 (10.43%) Electronic Trading
12 81 (9.71%) Multithreaded Programming
13 78 (9.35%) SDLC
13 78 (9.35%) Unit Testing
14 61 (7.31%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (7.07%) Mathematics
16 53 (6.35%) Refactoring
17 52 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
18 50 (6.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 389 (46.64%) Python
2 378 (45.32%) Java
3 334 (40.05%) C#
4 262 (31.41%) SQL
5 114 (13.67%) JavaScript
6 104 (12.47%) C
7 92 (11.03%) Go
8 59 (7.07%) Scala
9 52 (6.24%) PL/SQL
10 47 (5.64%) TypeScript
11 46 (5.52%) Kotlin
12 41 (4.92%) T-SQL
13 40 (4.80%) Perl
14 32 (3.84%) Objective-C
15 29 (3.48%) VBA
16 18 (2.16%) Bash Shell
17 17 (2.04%) Ruby
18 14 (1.68%) PHP
18 14 (1.68%) R
18 14 (1.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (12.83%) Degree
2 32 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.28%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (1.56%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.72%) PhD
8 5 (0.60%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.48%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.48%) CCNA
9 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) CFA
11 1 (0.12%) CISA
11 1 (0.12%) CISM
11 1 (0.12%) CISSP
11 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.16%) QA
2 10 (1.20%) MiFID
3 5 (0.60%) Accessibility
4 4 (0.48%) SLA
5 3 (0.36%) GDPR
6 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (6.59%) Docker
2 5 (0.60%) iptables
3 3 (0.36%) KVM
3 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.36%) Xen
4 2 (0.24%) GridGain
5 1 (0.12%) Ceph
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 93 (11.15%) Kubernetes
2 40 (4.80%) Terraform
3 35 (4.20%) Ansible
4 19 (2.28%) BladeLogic
5 16 (1.92%) ITRS Geneos
6 9 (1.08%) Istio
7 7 (0.84%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.72%) Puppet
9 4 (0.48%) Grafana
9 4 (0.48%) Knative
10 3 (0.36%) MIIS
11 2 (0.24%) linkerd
11 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.24%) SCCM
11 2 (0.24%) Sysdig
12 1 (0.12%) Consul
12 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.12%) Kibana
12 1 (0.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 136 (16.31%) Oracle
2 38 (4.56%) MuleSoft
3 34 (4.08%) FIS
4 33 (3.96%) SunGard
5 26 (3.12%) IBM
6 16 (1.92%) ION Trading
6 16 (1.92%) Splunk
6 16 (1.92%) Sybase
7 15 (1.80%) Microsoft
8 14 (1.68%) Google
9 11 (1.32%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.08%) Dynatrace
11 7 (0.84%) Murex
12 6 (0.72%) Apple
13 5 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.60%) Blue Prism
13 5 (0.60%) Green Hills
13 5 (0.60%) QNX
14 4 (0.48%) Automation Anywhere
14 4 (0.48%) UiPath