Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 112 82
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30 -5
Contract jobs citing C++ 1355 1036 1252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.88% 2.30% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.93% 5.14% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 799 951
London median daily rate £600 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £402 £350 £350
90th Percentile £800 £750 £725
England median daily rate £550 £455 £480
% change year-on-year +20.88% -5.21% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 28
London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.10 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.85% -11.73% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £16.32 £35.00
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +6.67%

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 22856 20138 20409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.53% 44.65% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17317 15040 15215
London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £633 £638
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 116 139
London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.18 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +36.95% -16.45%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.07 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.55 £57.19 £50.43
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +30 242 £581 +10.71% 85
West London -34 67 £400 +6.67% 35
East London +1 25 £600 +11.63% 10
South London -31 16 £500 +35.14% 3
North London -10 1 - - 1
C++
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for C++.

1 542 (40.00%) Java
2 537 (39.63%) Python
3 474 (34.98%) Linux
4 472 (34.83%) Finance
5 470 (34.69%) C#
6 433 (31.96%) Front Office
7 396 (29.23%) Banking
8 384 (28.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 344 (25.39%) SQL
10 285 (21.03%) Multithreading
11 247 (18.23%) Investment Banking
12 237 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
13 224 (16.53%) Unix
14 220 (16.24%) C
15 210 (15.50%) Low Latency
16 201 (14.83%) Mathematics
17 191 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
18 189 (13.95%) Derivative
19 178 (13.14%) Electronic Trading
20 174 (12.84%) .NET
21 167 (12.32%) Degree
22 160 (11.81%) Fixed Income
23 152 (11.22%) OO
24 150 (11.07%) Oracle
25 142 (10.48%) Software Engineering
26 141 (10.41%) Computer Science
27 137 (10.11%) Windows
28 130 (9.59%) JavaScript
29 123 (9.08%) SDLC
30 117 (8.63%) Perl

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 29 (2.14%) JBoss
2 27 (1.99%) Apache
3 20 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 19 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.33%) CMS
6 15 (1.11%) MQSeries
6 15 (1.11%) nginx
7 13 (0.96%) Confluence
7 13 (0.96%) IIS
8 8 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
8 8 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.30%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.22%) Hyperledger
13 3 (0.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 91 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.51%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.52%) SmartSuite
4 6 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.074%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.074%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (2.21%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.52%) RMDS
4 4 (0.30%) Summit
5 3 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.15%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.15%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.074%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.074%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.074%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.66%) npm
5 8 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.52%) GitHub
7 5 (0.37%) IaaS
8 4 (0.30%) Bluemix
8 4 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.30%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.22%) PaaS
9 3 (0.22%) SaaS
10 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.15%) Google Play
11 1 (0.074%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.074%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.074%) Loggly
11 1 (0.074%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.62%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.25%) Internet
3 16 (1.18%) HTTP
4 10 (0.74%) 3G
4 10 (0.74%) 4G
4 10 (0.74%) Firewall
4 10 (0.74%) FTP
4 10 (0.74%) Network Security
5 9 (0.66%) GSM
5 9 (0.66%) OpenFlow
6 7 (0.52%) LAN
6 7 (0.52%) LDAP
7 4 (0.30%) DNS
7 4 (0.30%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.15%) SAN
8 2 (0.15%) SSH
8 2 (0.15%) SSL
8 2 (0.15%) VLAN
8 2 (0.15%) WAN
8 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 42 (3.10%) NoSQL
4 29 (2.14%) KDB
5 28 (2.07%) MySQL
5 28 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.99%) RDBMS
7 26 (1.92%) Big Data
8 23 (1.70%) OLTP
9 21 (1.55%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.40%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.33%) Blockchain
12 12 (0.89%) Flink
12 12 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (0.74%) Redis
14 8 (0.59%) Sybase IQ
15 7 (0.52%) SQLite
16 6 (0.44%) DB2
16 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.44%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 72 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 68 (5.02%) Subversion
3 45 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 44 (3.25%) TeamCity
5 43 (3.17%) JIRA
6 33 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.48%) gulp
8 18 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.18%) Maven
10 15 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (1.03%) Gradle
11 14 (1.03%) Mercurial
12 12 (0.89%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.89%) NUnit
13 11 (0.81%) Grunt
13 11 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (0.74%) Bundler
15 8 (0.59%) Ant
15 8 (0.59%) Selenium
15 8 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 472 (34.83%) Finance
2 433 (31.96%) Front Office
3 396 (29.23%) Banking
4 247 (18.23%) Investment Banking
5 50 (3.69%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.77%) Back Office
7 21 (1.55%) Electronics
8 19 (1.40%) Games
8 19 (1.40%) Retail
9 12 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.81%) Billing
11 6 (0.44%) Automotive
11 6 (0.44%) French Language
11 6 (0.44%) Marketing
11 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.44%) Publishing
12 5 (0.37%) Advertising
12 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 940 (69.37%) Developer
2 463 (34.17%) C++ Developer
3 146 (10.77%) Quantitative Developer
4 142 (10.48%) Analyst
5 138 (10.18%) Java Developer
6 108 (7.97%) C# Developer
7 94 (6.94%) Senior Developer
8 91 (6.72%) Python Developer
9 81 (5.98%) Qualitative Analyst
9 81 (5.98%) Quantitative Analyst
10 80 (5.90%) Front Office Developer
11 67 (4.94%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 66 (4.87%) Software Engineer
13 65 (4.80%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 59 (4.35%) Linux Developer
15 57 (4.21%) SQL Developer
16 56 (4.13%) Risk Analyst
17 54 (3.99%) C++/Java Developer
18 53 (3.91%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
19 46 (3.39%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (12.84%) .NET
2 97 (7.16%) XML
3 95 (7.01%) STL
4 93 (6.86%) HTML
5 91 (6.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 74 (5.46%) Middleware
7 64 (4.72%) Web Services
8 61 (4.50%) AngularJS
8 61 (4.50%) FIX Protocol
9 53 (3.91%) CSS
10 40 (2.95%) JSON
11 37 (2.73%) Spring
12 35 (2.58%) Rendezvous
13 32 (2.36%) React
14 30 (2.21%) JNI
14 30 (2.21%) SOAP
15 28 (2.07%) HTML5
15 28 (2.07%) RESTful
16 27 (1.99%) .NET Framework
16 27 (1.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 384 (28.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 191 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
3 189 (13.95%) Derivative
4 160 (11.81%) Fixed Income
5 141 (10.41%) Computer Science
6 75 (5.54%) Market Risk
7 64 (4.72%) Equities
7 64 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (4.50%) Credit Risk
9 55 (4.06%) Algorithms
10 40 (2.95%) Data Structures
11 36 (2.66%) Fintech
12 26 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 24 (1.77%) Hedge funds
14 21 (1.55%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.40%) Virtual Team
16 16 (1.18%) CUDA
17 15 (1.11%) Swaptions
18 13 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
19 12 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 474 (34.98%) Linux
2 224 (16.53%) Unix
3 137 (10.11%) Windows
4 71 (5.24%) Android
5 59 (4.35%) Solaris
6 43 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.40%) CentOS
7 19 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.25%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.66%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.37%) AIX
13 4 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.22%) Scientific Linux
14 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.074%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (21.03%) Multithreading
2 237 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (15.50%) Low Latency
4 201 (14.83%) Mathematics
5 178 (13.14%) Electronic Trading
6 152 (11.22%) OO
7 142 (10.48%) Software Engineering
8 123 (9.08%) SDLC
9 113 (8.34%) Analytics
10 102 (7.53%) Physics
11 101 (7.45%) Quantitative Research
12 98 (7.23%) TDD
13 94 (6.94%) Test Automation
14 92 (6.79%) Risk Management
15 88 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (6.05%) Unit Testing
17 80 (5.90%) DevOps
18 77 (5.68%) Multithreaded Programming
19 69 (5.09%) Validation
20 67 (4.94%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 542 (40.00%) Java
2 537 (39.63%) Python
3 470 (34.69%) C#
4 344 (25.39%) SQL
5 220 (16.24%) C
6 130 (9.59%) JavaScript
7 117 (8.63%) Perl
8 86 (6.35%) VBA
9 70 (5.17%) Shell Script
10 46 (3.39%) PHP
11 41 (3.03%) Scala
12 39 (2.88%) Ruby
13 32 (2.36%) Bash Shell
14 27 (1.99%) R
15 23 (1.70%) VB
16 19 (1.40%) Ada
17 17 (1.25%) Objective-C
18 16 (1.18%) Go
19 13 (0.96%) Embedded C
19 13 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 167 (12.32%) Degree
2 104 (7.68%) PhD
3 55 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.59%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.52%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.30%) PMP
9 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.15%) ISEB
10 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.074%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.074%) CISA
11 1 (0.074%) CISM
11 1 (0.074%) CISSP
11 1 (0.074%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.54%) QA
2 33 (2.44%) MiFID
3 11 (0.81%) EMIR
4 3 (0.22%) MISRA
5 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.074%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.074%) FINRA
6 1 (0.074%) GCP
6 1 (0.074%) GDPR
6 1 (0.074%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.074%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.074%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.074%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (1.62%) Docker
2 13 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.81%) KVM
4 7 (0.52%) Platform Symphony
4 7 (0.52%) Varnish
5 6 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.44%) etcd
5 6 (0.44%) Firmware
6 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.22%) NFS
8 2 (0.15%) Ceph
8 2 (0.15%) HDFS
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) QEMU
8 2 (0.15%) Samba
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.074%) GPFS
9 1 (0.074%) Squid
9 1 (0.074%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (2.88%) Ansible
2 28 (2.07%) Puppet
3 17 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.59%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.59%) Terraform
5 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.52%) RSA Archer
6 6 (0.44%) Consul
7 5 (0.37%) Nagios
7 5 (0.37%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 4 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.22%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.22%) Salt
10 2 (0.15%) Control-M
10 2 (0.15%) Icinga
10 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.15%) Kibana
11 1 (0.074%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.074%) Nessus
11 1 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 150 (11.07%) Oracle
2 87 (6.42%) TIBCO
3 63 (4.65%) Sybase
4 53 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 50 (3.69%) Solace
6 46 (3.39%) ION Trading
7 30 (2.21%) Talarian
8 29 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.77%) IBM
10 17 (1.25%) Perforce
11 16 (1.18%) Bloomberg
12 13 (0.96%) VMware
13 11 (0.81%) Fidessa
14 10 (0.74%) Splunk
15 9 (0.66%) Reuters
16 8 (0.59%) Apple
16 8 (0.59%) Tradeweb
17 7 (0.52%) Murex
18 6 (0.44%) Infragistics
18 6 (0.44%) Sun