Period
to 15 May 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 15 May 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 137 160
Rank change year-on-year +47 +23 -36
Contract jobs citing C++ 677 405 752
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.84% 1.97% 1.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.96% 4.08% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 280 505
10th Percentile £434 £412 £325
25th Percentile £513 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £561 £600
Median % change year-on-year +15.81% -6.46% -
75th Percentile £763 £688 £695
90th Percentile £796 £783 £838
England median daily rate £575 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +15.06% +5.21% -11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 21
10th Percentile £29.43 £28.55 £32.50
25th Percentile £30.63 £44.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate £51.25 £50.25 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.99% +5.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65.75 £53.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £68.00 £69.50 "
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +6.43%

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 11,367 9,923 19,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.61% 48.29% 47.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,494 7,441 14,691
10th Percentile £363 £368 £363
25th Percentile £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 107
10th Percentile £20.35 £18.57 £18.14
25th Percentile £30.63 £26.81 £21.00
Median hourly rate £44.75 £47.83 £36.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.44% +32.86% -10.00%
75th Percentile £63.81 £57.25 £48.29
90th Percentile £68.00 £64.99 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £43.92
% change year-on-year -1.16% -2.08% +9.79%

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 15 May 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 15 May 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 15 May 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 +23 83 £650 +23.81% 92
West London +20 16 £495 -1.00% 50
East London +11 8 £500 +14.29% 20
South London +35 1 £165 - 6
C++
England

For the 6 months to 15 May 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++.

1 285 (42.10%) C#
2 281 (41.51%) Python
3 255 (37.67%) Java
4 205 (30.28%) Front Office
5 202 (29.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 192 (28.36%) Software Engineering
7 185 (27.33%) Finance
8 183 (27.03%) SQL
9 177 (26.14%) Banking
10 171 (25.26%) .NET
11 168 (24.82%) Linux
12 165 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
13 152 (22.45%) AWS
14 145 (21.42%) Investment Banking
15 124 (18.32%) Azure
16 119 (17.58%) Social Skills
17 111 (16.40%) Oracle
18 105 (15.51%) Low Latency
19 96 (14.18%) Kubernetes
20 92 (13.59%) DevOps
21 89 (13.15%) Windows
22 88 (13.00%) Multithreading
22 88 (13.00%) Derivative
23 85 (12.56%) JavaScript
23 85 (12.56%) TDD
24 83 (12.26%) Data Structures
25 81 (11.96%) Analytics
26 80 (11.82%) Algorithms
27 76 (11.23%) Degree
28 73 (10.78%) Analytical Skills

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 45 (6.65%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (3.10%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.36%) Apache
4 15 (2.22%) Confluence
4 15 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (0.74%) Luigi
6 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.44%) SAS
7 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.30%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.30%) Wowza Streaming Engine
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.15%) DNN
9 1 (0.15%) GemFire
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) Houdini
3 1 (0.15%) Maya
3 1 (0.15%) Simulink
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.15%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 13 (1.92%) SunGard Martini
2 11 (1.62%) Summit
3 3 (0.44%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.30%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Quorum
5 1 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 152 (22.45%) AWS
2 124 (18.32%) Azure
3 68 (10.04%) Serverless
4 55 (8.12%) AWS Lambda
5 53 (7.83%) Azure Functions
5 53 (7.83%) Azure Logic Apps
6 48 (7.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 48 (7.09%) Azure Storage
6 48 (7.09%) GCP
7 34 (5.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (3.10%) GitHub
9 12 (1.77%) NuGet
10 10 (1.48%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.33%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.18%) IaaS
13 7 (1.03%) Azure Service Bus
13 7 (1.03%) PaaS
14 6 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.18%) Multicast
2 7 (1.03%) Firewall
3 6 (0.89%) HTTP
4 5 (0.74%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.59%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.59%) LAN
5 4 (0.59%) Network Security
5 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.59%) WAN
5 4 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.59%) Wireless
6 3 (0.44%) IPv4
6 3 (0.44%) SMTP
7 2 (0.30%) 4G
7 2 (0.30%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.30%) DHCP
7 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.30%) Internet
7 2 (0.30%) LTE
7 2 (0.30%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.86%) MongoDB
2 49 (7.24%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.69%) NoSQL
4 25 (3.69%) Oracle Database
4 25 (3.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 20 (2.95%) SQL Server
6 18 (2.66%) Big Data
7 17 (2.51%) MySQL
8 16 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (1.48%) Blockchain
9 10 (1.48%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.89%) Apache Ignite
11 6 (0.89%) Data Mart
11 6 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.74%) Impala
Development Applications
1 66 (9.75%) Jenkins
2 47 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 43 (6.35%) Visual Studio
4 39 (5.76%) JIRA
5 34 (5.02%) Subversion
6 30 (4.43%) Bitbucket
7 25 (3.69%) TeamCity
8 19 (2.81%) Oracle APEX
8 19 (2.81%) Xcode
9 14 (2.07%) GCC
9 14 (2.07%) GDB
10 13 (1.92%) CppUnit
11 10 (1.48%) GitLab
12 8 (1.18%) Artifactory
12 8 (1.18%) JUnit
13 7 (1.03%) Gradle
13 7 (1.03%) SonarQube
14 6 (0.89%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.89%) IntelliJ
15 5 (0.74%) Travis CI
General
1 205 (30.28%) Front Office
2 185 (27.33%) Finance
3 177 (26.14%) Banking
4 145 (21.42%) Investment Banking
5 119 (17.58%) Social Skills
6 73 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.66%) Back Office
8 14 (2.07%) Games
9 8 (1.18%) Law
9 8 (1.18%) Prime Brokerage
10 7 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.89%) Public Sector
11 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.74%) Automotive
13 4 (0.59%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.44%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 470 (69.42%) Developer
2 218 (32.20%) C++ Developer
3 79 (11.67%) Quantitative Developer
4 78 (11.52%) Java Developer
5 70 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 65 (9.60%) Front Office Developer
7 49 (7.24%) Senior Developer
8 47 (6.94%) Lead Developer
9 42 (6.20%) Python Developer
10 41 (6.06%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 39 (5.76%) C# Quant Developer
12 37 (5.47%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
13 35 (5.17%) Software Engineer
14 34 (5.02%) C++/C# Developer
15 33 (4.87%) Analyst
16 27 (3.99%) SQL Developer
17 25 (3.69%) Consultant
17 25 (3.69%) Qualitative Analyst
17 25 (3.69%) Quantitative Analyst
17 25 (3.69%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (25.26%) .NET
2 73 (10.78%) .NET Core
3 53 (7.83%) FIX Protocol
4 37 (5.47%) React
5 36 (5.32%) STL
6 34 (5.02%) XML
7 33 (4.87%) Node.js
8 30 (4.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 29 (4.28%) REST
10 28 (4.14%) HTML
11 25 (3.69%) AngularJS
12 24 (3.55%) GraphQL
12 24 (3.55%) Kafka
13 22 (3.25%) JSON
14 21 (3.10%) Qt
15 19 (2.81%) Cocoa
16 16 (2.36%) RESTful
17 12 (1.77%) ASP.NET
17 12 (1.77%) CSS
18 11 (1.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 202 (29.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (13.00%) Derivative
3 83 (12.26%) Data Structures
4 80 (11.82%) Algorithms
5 68 (10.04%) Fixed Income
6 57 (8.42%) Cloud Native
7 46 (6.79%) Hedge funds
8 40 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
9 38 (5.61%) Equities
10 28 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (3.84%) Credit Risk
12 20 (2.95%) Management Information System
13 19 (2.81%) Market Risk
14 16 (2.36%) User Experience
15 12 (1.77%) Grid Computing
16 7 (1.03%) Animation
16 7 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
16 7 (1.03%) iPhone
16 7 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
17 6 (0.89%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 168 (24.82%) Linux
2 89 (13.15%) Windows
3 41 (6.06%) Unix
4 35 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 32 (4.73%) Android
6 14 (2.07%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.30%) CentOS
8 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Android TV
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (28.36%) Software Engineering
2 165 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (15.51%) Low Latency
4 92 (13.59%) DevOps
5 88 (13.00%) Multithreading
6 85 (12.56%) TDD
7 81 (11.96%) Analytics
8 73 (10.78%) Microservices
9 72 (10.64%) Test Automation
10 71 (10.49%) Computer Science
11 63 (9.31%) Electronic Trading
11 63 (9.31%) OO
11 63 (9.31%) SDLC
12 59 (8.71%) Unit Testing
13 57 (8.42%) Refactoring
14 54 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 51 (7.53%) Data Engineering
15 51 (7.53%) Multithreaded Programming
15 51 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
16 48 (7.09%) Data Development
Programming Languages
1 285 (42.10%) C#
2 281 (41.51%) Python
3 255 (37.67%) Java
4 183 (27.03%) SQL
5 85 (12.56%) JavaScript
6 72 (10.64%) C
7 70 (10.34%) Go
8 65 (9.60%) PL/SQL
9 52 (7.68%) T-SQL
10 51 (7.53%) Scala
11 43 (6.35%) Kotlin
12 31 (4.58%) Objective-C
13 27 (3.99%) TypeScript
14 23 (3.40%) Perl
15 16 (2.36%) Apple Swift
16 13 (1.92%) Ruby
17 12 (1.77%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.62%) VB
18 11 (1.62%) VBA
19 10 (1.48%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (11.23%) Degree
2 24 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.07%) PhD
5 13 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (1.77%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.44%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.30%) CCNA
11 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CFA
12 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.76%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (0.30%) MiFID
2 2 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (6.79%) Docker
2 4 (0.59%) Ceph
3 3 (0.44%) NFS
4 2 (0.30%) GridGain
5 1 (0.15%) iptables
5 1 (0.15%) KVM
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 96 (14.18%) Kubernetes
2 41 (6.06%) Terraform
3 18 (2.66%) Ansible
4 7 (1.03%) Istio
5 6 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.89%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.74%) Puppet
7 4 (0.59%) Knative
7 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.44%) Grafana
8 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.44%) Mesos
8 3 (0.44%) MIIS
8 3 (0.44%) SELinux
9 2 (0.30%) EnCase
9 2 (0.30%) linkerd
9 2 (0.30%) SCCM
10 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.15%) QRadar
Vendors
1 111 (16.40%) Oracle
2 45 (6.65%) MuleSoft
3 22 (3.25%) IBM
4 15 (2.22%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.92%) FIS
5 13 (1.92%) SunGard
6 12 (1.77%) Google
7 11 (1.62%) Splunk
8 10 (1.48%) Sybase
9 9 (1.33%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.74%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.74%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.74%) Green Hills
10 5 (0.74%) QNX
10 5 (0.74%) Solace
11 4 (0.59%) Infragistics
11 4 (0.59%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.44%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.44%) Blue Prism
12 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com