Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 92 92
Rank change year-on-year -29 0 -11
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,062 1,117 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.33% 2.84% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.80% 6.15% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 890 901
London median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £388 £400 £350
90th Percentile £808 £750 £725
England median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 12
London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.76% +1.43%
10th Percentile £38.75 £31.25 £25.46
90th Percentile £50.00 £56.00 £44.88
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +8.97%

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 22,117 18,157 18,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.51% 46.16% 42.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,870 13,521 13,958
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £356 £325 £308
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 119 111
London median hourly rate £41.77 £43.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.99% +45.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.70 £14.13
90th Percentile £55.03 £56.30 £57.50
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -23 177 £575 - 108
West London -44 56 £425 +13.33% 57
East London -21 27 £550 -8.33% 26
South London -54 13 £469 -9.86% 16
C++
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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++.

1 468 (44.07%) Python
2 433 (40.77%) Java
3 395 (37.19%) C#
4 357 (33.62%) Finance
5 301 (28.34%) Front Office
6 281 (26.46%) Linux
7 261 (24.58%) SQL
8 228 (21.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 195 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
10 190 (17.89%) Multithreading
11 180 (16.95%) Banking
12 171 (16.10%) Degree
12 171 (16.10%) Windows
13 161 (15.16%) OO
13 161 (15.16%) Computer Science
14 157 (14.78%) Derivative
15 153 (14.41%) C
16 143 (13.47%) Fixed Income
17 139 (13.09%) Unix
17 139 (13.09%) Low Latency
18 138 (12.99%) .NET
19 135 (12.71%) Analytics
20 134 (12.62%) Software Engineering
21 126 (11.86%) Mathematics
22 124 (11.68%) Oracle
23 118 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
24 110 (10.36%) JavaScript
25 108 (10.17%) Electronic Trading
26 104 (9.79%) TDD
27 99 (9.32%) Amazon AWS

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 22 (2.07%) Apache Spark
2 18 (1.69%) OpenStack
3 16 (1.51%) DataSynapse
3 16 (1.51%) Ethereum
4 15 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.22%) Hyperledger
7 10 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.75%) Confluence
10 7 (0.66%) IIS
11 6 (0.56%) JBoss
12 5 (0.47%) Apache
12 5 (0.47%) nginx
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.38%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.094%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.094%) Simulink
5 1 (0.094%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.85%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.66%) SunGard Martini
4 4 (0.38%) Summit
5 3 (0.28%) Sophis RISQUE
6 2 (0.19%) Concordance
6 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.19%) MultiChain
6 2 (0.19%) Relativity
7 1 (0.094%) Finacle
7 1 (0.094%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.094%) Global One
7 1 (0.094%) Kondor
7 1 (0.094%) RMDS
7 1 (0.094%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 99 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (1.79%) PaaS
5 15 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.32%) OpenShift
7 10 (0.94%) GitHub
8 8 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.75%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.75%) IaaS
9 7 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.66%) NuGet
10 5 (0.47%) Force.com
10 5 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.38%) Datadog
11 4 (0.38%) SaaS
12 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.79%) Internet
2 14 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.13%) AMQP
4 11 (1.04%) HTTP
5 5 (0.47%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.38%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.38%) DNS
6 4 (0.38%) FTP
6 4 (0.38%) SSH
6 4 (0.38%) Wireless
7 3 (0.28%) Multicast
7 3 (0.28%) RS-485
8 2 (0.19%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.19%) RS-232
8 2 (0.19%) SSL
9 1 (0.094%) 3G
9 1 (0.094%) BOOTP
9 1 (0.094%) DVB
9 1 (0.094%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 49 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (4.14%) Big Data
4 44 (4.14%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.92%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.73%) Hadoop
7 26 (2.45%) Blockchain
8 20 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.79%) MySQL
10 15 (1.41%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.22%) KDB
12 12 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (1.04%) HBase
14 10 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.66%) Redis
17 6 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (0.56%) OLTP
17 6 (0.56%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 84 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 66 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 47 (4.43%) Subversion
4 37 (3.48%) JIRA
5 30 (2.82%) Visual Studio
6 20 (1.88%) NUnit
6 20 (1.88%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.60%) Selenium
8 16 (1.51%) Mercurial
9 15 (1.41%) ReSharper
10 14 (1.32%) IBM UrbanCode
10 14 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (1.22%) Gerrit
11 13 (1.22%) SonarQube
12 12 (1.13%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.04%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.94%) Gradle
14 10 (0.94%) Maven
General
1 357 (33.62%) Finance
2 301 (28.34%) Front Office
3 180 (16.95%) Banking
4 97 (9.13%) Investment Banking
5 40 (3.77%) Games
6 19 (1.79%) Retail
7 17 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.51%) Back Office
9 15 (1.41%) Law
9 15 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.94%) Electronics
11 9 (0.85%) Legal
12 8 (0.75%) Marketing
13 7 (0.66%) Advertising
14 6 (0.56%) Publishing
15 5 (0.47%) French Language
16 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.38%) Polish Language
17 3 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 703 (66.20%) Developer
2 376 (35.40%) C++ Developer
3 150 (14.12%) C# Developer
4 127 (11.96%) Quantitative Developer
5 92 (8.66%) Senior Developer
6 91 (8.57%) Analyst
7 82 (7.72%) Front Office Developer
8 73 (6.87%) Java Developer
9 72 (6.78%) Qualitative Analyst
9 72 (6.78%) Quantitative Analyst
10 70 (6.59%) Python Developer
11 68 (6.40%) C++/C# Developer
12 66 (6.21%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 54 (5.08%) Software Engineer
14 50 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
14 50 (4.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 47 (4.43%) Pricing Developer
16 46 (4.33%) Front Office C++ Developer
17 43 (4.05%) C++ Pricing Developer
18 37 (3.48%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (12.99%) .NET
2 94 (8.85%) STL
3 92 (8.66%) XML
4 65 (6.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 64 (6.03%) Web Services
6 47 (4.43%) HTML
7 41 (3.86%) Node.js
7 41 (3.86%) React
7 41 (3.86%) RESTful
8 40 (3.77%) AngularJS
9 37 (3.48%) Middleware
10 35 (3.30%) CSS
11 32 (3.01%) jQuery
12 31 (2.92%) FIX Protocol
12 31 (2.92%) Kafka
13 30 (2.82%) Spring
14 28 (2.64%) HTML5
14 28 (2.64%) REST
14 28 (2.64%) XSLT
15 27 (2.54%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 228 (21.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 161 (15.16%) Computer Science
3 157 (14.78%) Derivative
4 143 (13.47%) Fixed Income
5 92 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
6 59 (5.56%) Equities
7 56 (5.27%) Algorithms
8 34 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
9 31 (2.92%) Credit Derivative
9 31 (2.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 28 (2.64%) Equity Derivative
11 23 (2.17%) Market Risk
12 22 (2.07%) Fintech
13 19 (1.79%) Credit Risk
14 18 (1.69%) CUDA
14 18 (1.69%) Data Structures
14 18 (1.69%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.69%) User Experience
15 16 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (1.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 281 (26.46%) Linux
2 171 (16.10%) Windows
3 139 (13.09%) Unix
4 59 (5.56%) Android
5 37 (3.48%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.79%) Solaris
7 15 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.13%) CentOS
10 7 (0.66%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (0.56%) Debian
11 6 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.56%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.47%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.094%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (18.36%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (17.89%) Multithreading
3 161 (15.16%) OO
4 139 (13.09%) Low Latency
5 135 (12.71%) Analytics
6 134 (12.62%) Software Engineering
7 126 (11.86%) Mathematics
8 118 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (10.17%) Electronic Trading
10 104 (9.79%) TDD
11 96 (9.04%) DevOps
12 86 (8.10%) Quantitative Research
13 77 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
14 73 (6.87%) Risk Management
15 60 (5.65%) Scrum
16 58 (5.46%) Physics
17 57 (5.37%) SDLC
18 56 (5.27%) OOP
18 56 (5.27%) Unit Testing
19 54 (5.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 468 (44.07%) Python
2 433 (40.77%) Java
3 395 (37.19%) C#
4 261 (24.58%) SQL
5 153 (14.41%) C
6 110 (10.36%) JavaScript
7 90 (8.47%) Perl
8 75 (7.06%) Ruby
9 65 (6.12%) Scala
10 50 (4.71%) Bash Shell
11 39 (3.67%) VBA
12 34 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.17%) Groovy
14 20 (1.88%) R
15 18 (1.69%) Go
16 16 (1.51%) MATLAB
16 16 (1.51%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.41%) PowerShell
18 14 (1.32%) VC++
19 13 (1.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 171 (16.10%) Degree
2 74 (6.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (5.93%) PhD
4 16 (1.51%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.85%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.38%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.28%) ISEB
10 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.19%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.19%) MCPD
12 1 (0.094%) CRISC
12 1 (0.094%) GPEN
12 1 (0.094%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.11%) QA
2 19 (1.79%) MiFID
3 10 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.94%) EMIR
4 9 (0.85%) GCP
5 6 (0.56%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.28%) Basel III
6 3 (0.28%) FATCA
6 3 (0.28%) IFRS
7 2 (0.19%) JTAG
8 1 (0.094%) FINRA
8 1 (0.094%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (6.21%) Docker
2 5 (0.47%) Firmware
2 5 (0.47%) HDFS
2 5 (0.47%) Varnish
3 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.19%) etcd
4 2 (0.19%) iptables
4 2 (0.19%) LXC
4 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.094%) ACF2
5 1 (0.094%) KVM
5 1 (0.094%) QEMU
5 1 (0.094%) RACF
5 1 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (4.99%) Ansible
2 52 (4.90%) Kubernetes
3 33 (3.11%) Puppet
4 25 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.79%) Terraform
6 9 (0.85%) Salt
7 7 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.56%) Nagios
9 5 (0.47%) Consul
10 4 (0.38%) Control-M
10 4 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.38%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.28%) Packer
11 3 (0.28%) Rancher
11 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.19%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 1 (0.094%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 124 (11.68%) Oracle
2 43 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 36 (3.39%) TIBCO
4 35 (3.30%) Google
5 30 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 15 (1.41%) Sybase
7 14 (1.32%) IBM
8 12 (1.13%) Solace
9 11 (1.04%) SaltStack
9 11 (1.04%) Talarian
10 10 (0.94%) ION Trading
11 7 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.66%) Sophis
11 7 (0.66%) SunGard
12 6 (0.56%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.56%) VMware
13 5 (0.47%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.47%) DevExpress
13 5 (0.47%) Hortonworks
14 4 (0.38%) Tradeweb