Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 135 115
Rank change year-on-year +47 -20 -16
Contract jobs citing C++ 402 764 1,127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.99% 2.02% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.93% 4.26% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 457 840
Median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £366 £375 £388
90th Percentile £800 £796 £776
England median daily rate £513 £465 £525
% change year-on-year +10.22% -11.43% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 37
Median hourly rate £46.71 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £40.00 £31.15 £27.16
90th Percentile £54.00 £55.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 6,780 17,949 22,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.40% 47.49% 50.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,703 13,582 17,432
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £363 £363
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 114 142
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +15.38% +8.62%
10th Percentile £22.50 £20.92 £18.06
90th Percentile £50.39 £60.38 £62.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.26
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.49% +5.64%

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 29 September 2020.

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++
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 29 September 2020. 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 +82 55 £550 -8.33% 90
South London +51 2 £540 -10.00% 4
East London +45 2 £575 - 8
West London -14 2 £445 -6.32% 21
C++
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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++.

1 206 (51.24%) Python
2 146 (36.32%) Java
3 128 (31.84%) Linux
4 126 (31.34%) Banking
5 118 (29.35%) C#
6 108 (26.87%) Finance
7 97 (24.13%) SQL
7 97 (24.13%) Front Office
8 90 (22.39%) Investment Banking
9 76 (18.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 69 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (14.93%) Oracle
12 59 (14.68%) Low Latency
13 58 (14.43%) Analytics
14 53 (13.18%) .NET
15 52 (12.94%) AWS
16 51 (12.69%) C
16 51 (12.69%) Software Engineering
17 48 (11.94%) Derivative
18 47 (11.69%) JavaScript
18 47 (11.69%) Windows
19 46 (11.44%) Git (software)
20 45 (11.19%) STL
21 44 (10.95%) Computer Science
22 43 (10.70%) Electronic Trading
23 42 (10.45%) Azure
23 42 (10.45%) Fixed Income
24 41 (10.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
25 39 (9.70%) TDD
26 38 (9.45%) Scrum

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 20 (4.98%) Tomcat
2 8 (1.99%) CMS
2 8 (1.99%) Confluence
3 7 (1.74%) MQSeries
3 7 (1.74%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.24%) JBoss
5 5 (1.24%) Jetty
5 5 (1.24%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (1.00%) Apache
7 3 (0.75%) CICS
8 2 (0.50%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.25%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.25%) Luigi
9 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.00%) Maya
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Blender
4 1 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.25%) Houdini
4 1 (0.25%) MODO
4 1 (0.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (3.73%) SunGard Martini
2 6 (1.49%) ION MarketView
3 5 (1.24%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 52 (12.94%) AWS
2 42 (10.45%) Azure
3 24 (5.97%) GCP
4 17 (4.23%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (4.23%) Serverless
5 13 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 13 (3.23%) Datadog
6 11 (2.74%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.74%) Azure Functions
8 6 (1.49%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (1.00%) AWS Step Functions
10 4 (1.00%) Azure Stack
11 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.75%) Apigee
11 3 (0.75%) GitHub
12 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.49%) Multicast
3 5 (1.24%) Firewall
3 5 (1.24%) SSH
4 3 (0.75%) HTTP
4 3 (0.75%) MQTT
4 3 (0.75%) Network Security
5 2 (0.50%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.50%) DVB
5 2 (0.50%) Internet
5 2 (0.50%) SNMP
5 2 (0.50%) VoIP
5 2 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.25%) 802.11
6 1 (0.25%) Wireless
6 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.21%) Big Data
2 27 (6.72%) MySQL
2 27 (6.72%) NoSQL
3 24 (5.97%) Oracle Database
4 18 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (3.98%) Hadoop
7 15 (3.73%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.74%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.99%) KDB
11 7 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.49%) Spotfire
13 5 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.00%) Redis
15 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.75%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 46 (11.44%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.97%) Subversion
3 25 (6.22%) Visual Studio
4 22 (5.47%) GDB
5 20 (4.98%) GCC
6 17 (4.23%) JIRA
7 13 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.49%) CppUnit
8 10 (2.49%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (2.24%) Artifactory
9 9 (2.24%) CMake
10 8 (1.99%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.74%) Gradle
11 7 (1.74%) Maven
11 7 (1.74%) Selenium
12 6 (1.49%) NUnit
13 5 (1.24%) Ant
13 5 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.24%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.24%) Xcode
General
1 126 (31.34%) Banking
2 108 (26.87%) Finance
3 97 (24.13%) Front Office
4 90 (22.39%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.23%) French Language
6 14 (3.48%) Games
7 9 (2.24%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.74%) Back Office
9 6 (1.49%) Law
10 4 (1.00%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.75%) Electronics
11 3 (0.75%) International Banking
11 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.50%) German Language
12 2 (0.50%) Marketing
12 2 (0.50%) Retail
12 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.25%) Hebrew Language
Job Titles
1 245 (60.95%) Developer
2 126 (31.34%) C++ Developer
3 40 (9.95%) Analyst
4 32 (7.96%) Java Developer
4 32 (7.96%) Quantitative Developer
5 28 (6.97%) Qualitative Analyst
5 28 (6.97%) Quantitative Analyst
5 28 (6.97%) Software Engineer
6 24 (5.97%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
6 24 (5.97%) Python Developer
6 24 (5.97%) Senior Developer
7 22 (5.47%) Pricing Developer
8 21 (5.22%) Senior C++ Developer
9 17 (4.23%) Architect
9 17 (4.23%) C++ Pricing Developer
10 16 (3.98%) Analyst Developer
10 16 (3.98%) C# Developer
10 16 (3.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 16 (3.98%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 16 (3.98%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.18%) .NET
2 45 (11.19%) STL
3 41 (10.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 28 (6.97%) Web Services
5 24 (5.97%) React
5 24 (5.97%) XML
6 23 (5.72%) AngularJS
7 22 (5.47%) Node.js
8 15 (3.73%) HTML
8 15 (3.73%) LAMP
9 14 (3.48%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (3.48%) REST
10 13 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 12 (2.99%) Middleware
11 12 (2.99%) Sensu
12 11 (2.74%) JSON
12 11 (2.74%) Unreal Engine
13 10 (2.49%) HTML5
13 10 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (2.24%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 76 (18.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 48 (11.94%) Derivative
3 42 (10.45%) Fixed Income
4 33 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (7.71%) Algorithms
6 30 (7.46%) Equities
7 22 (5.47%) Hedge funds
8 15 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (3.23%) Blog
10 13 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (2.74%) Market Risk
13 10 (2.49%) User Experience
14 9 (2.24%) Data Structures
14 9 (2.24%) Public Cloud
15 6 (1.49%) Animation
15 6 (1.49%) Cloud Native
16 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
16 5 (1.24%) STB
Operating Systems
1 128 (31.84%) Linux
2 47 (11.69%) Windows
3 38 (9.45%) Unix
4 25 (6.22%) Android
5 10 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.74%) Debian
7 6 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.24%) CentOS
8 5 (1.24%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.24%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.75%) zOS
11 1 (0.25%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (14.68%) Low Latency
3 58 (14.43%) Analytics
4 51 (12.69%) Software Engineering
5 44 (10.95%) Computer Science
6 43 (10.70%) Electronic Trading
7 39 (9.70%) TDD
8 38 (9.45%) Scrum
9 37 (9.20%) Multithreading
10 35 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (8.46%) Mathematics
11 34 (8.46%) Test Automation
12 31 (7.71%) DevOps
12 31 (7.71%) Risk Management
13 30 (7.46%) Microservices
14 27 (6.72%) Unit Testing
15 26 (6.47%) OO
16 25 (6.22%) Open Source
17 24 (5.97%) Asset Management
18 20 (4.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 206 (51.24%) Python
2 146 (36.32%) Java
3 118 (29.35%) C#
4 97 (24.13%) SQL
5 51 (12.69%) C
6 47 (11.69%) JavaScript
7 25 (6.22%) Bash Shell
8 22 (5.47%) Ruby
9 18 (4.48%) VBA
10 16 (3.98%) Perl
11 15 (3.73%) Scala
12 14 (3.48%) Go
13 12 (2.99%) R
14 10 (2.49%) PowerShell
15 9 (2.24%) Groovy
16 7 (1.74%) MATLAB
17 6 (1.49%) Kotlin
18 5 (1.24%) ClojureScript
18 5 (1.24%) PHP
18 5 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (8.46%) Degree
2 22 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.73%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.99%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (1.49%) GCFA
7 4 (1.00%) PhD
8 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.22%) QA
2 8 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (4.73%) Docker
2 3 (0.75%) GridGain
3 1 (0.25%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 21 (5.22%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.98%) Nagios
3 7 (1.74%) Terraform
4 6 (1.49%) Puppet
4 6 (1.49%) Salt
5 4 (1.00%) Ansible
5 4 (1.00%) Kibana
6 2 (0.50%) EnCase
6 2 (0.50%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.25%) Grafana
7 1 (0.25%) Istio
Vendors
1 60 (14.93%) Oracle
2 17 (4.23%) Splunk
3 16 (3.98%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.73%) SunGard
5 13 (3.23%) FIS
6 9 (2.24%) Google
6 9 (2.24%) IBM
7 8 (1.99%) MuleSoft
7 8 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.74%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.49%) Sybase
10 5 (1.24%) Axway
10 5 (1.24%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.24%) Hortonworks
10 5 (1.24%) Sparx
11 4 (1.00%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.75%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.75%) CA
12 3 (0.75%) Sony
12 3 (0.75%) TIBCO