Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 127 123 93
Rank change year-on-year -4 -30 +20
Contract jobs citing C++ 727 1,064 1,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.13% 2.27% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 4.53% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 790 1,020
London median daily rate £550 £587 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.30% -2.17% +14.29%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £400
90th Percentile £781 £782 £800
England median daily rate £475 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -9.52% -4.55% +18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 32
London median hourly rate £49.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.88% +6.25% +20.85%
10th Percentile £25.25 £24.23 £26.25
90th Percentile £53.88 £53.75 £48.66
England median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +4.88%

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 16,070 23,499 23,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.99% 50.22% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,997 17,963 17,590
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 115 149
London median hourly rate £42.11 £36.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.97% +12.50% -1.54%
10th Percentile £17.25 £18.53 £18.20
90th Percentile £60.54 £58.75 £50.50
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.11% +5.48% +3.90%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 +49 147 £600 +4.35% 120
West London +26 65 £450 +8.43% 45
East London +29 4 £400 -27.27% 29
South London +35 3 £600 +5.73% 10
North London +14 3 £513 +28.13% 9
C++
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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++.

1 446 (61.35%) Python
2 424 (58.32%) Java
3 248 (34.11%) C#
4 241 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
5 238 (32.74%) Finance
6 222 (30.54%) Front Office
7 193 (26.55%) Software Engineering
8 174 (23.93%) SQL
9 166 (22.83%) AWS
10 163 (22.42%) Linux
11 152 (20.91%) JavaScript
12 150 (20.63%) Derivative
13 124 (17.06%) C
14 123 (16.92%) Web Services
15 122 (16.78%) .NET
15 122 (16.78%) Fixed Income
16 109 (14.99%) React
17 104 (14.31%) Asset Management
18 103 (14.17%) Node.js
19 96 (13.20%) AngularJS
19 96 (13.20%) Banking
20 93 (12.79%) Git (software)
21 92 (12.65%) Azure
22 90 (12.38%) Analytics
23 81 (11.14%) Multithreading
24 80 (11.00%) Degree
25 79 (10.87%) Oracle
25 79 (10.87%) Windows
26 78 (10.73%) TDD
27 74 (10.18%) 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 31 (4.26%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.89%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.24%) IIS
5 8 (1.10%) Confluence
5 8 (1.10%) JBoss
5 8 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.96%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.96%) Luigi
7 6 (0.83%) Apache
7 6 (0.83%) Jetty
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.41%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.41%) SAS
9 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 32 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (3.03%) FINCAD Analytics
2 20 (2.75%) ION MarketView
3 14 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.41%) Magento
4 3 (0.41%) Orchestrade
5 2 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.28%) Kondor
5 2 (0.28%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.28%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.14%) Actimize
6 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 166 (22.83%) AWS
2 92 (12.65%) Azure
3 54 (7.43%) GCP
4 45 (6.19%) GitHub
5 42 (5.78%) Amazon S3
6 34 (4.68%) Serverless
7 30 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (2.89%) AWS Step Functions
9 17 (2.34%) Power Platform
10 16 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (1.65%) Azure Functions
12 11 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.38%) SaaS
14 7 (0.96%) PaaS
15 6 (0.83%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.69%) AWS IoT
16 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.69%) Office 365
17 4 (0.55%) IaaS
18 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.16%) Internet
2 19 (2.61%) AMQP
3 14 (1.93%) Firewall
3 14 (1.93%) Multicast
4 11 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.24%) DNS
5 9 (1.24%) SSH
6 6 (0.83%) Network Security
7 5 (0.69%) HTTP
8 4 (0.55%) Intranet
8 4 (0.55%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.41%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.41%) IPv6
9 3 (0.41%) RS-485
9 3 (0.41%) Skype
9 3 (0.41%) Wireless
9 3 (0.41%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.28%) OpenFlow
10 2 (0.28%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 2 (0.28%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.08%) NoSQL
2 56 (7.70%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (6.46%) Amazon Athena
4 43 (5.91%) MongoDB
5 42 (5.78%) Amazon RDS
6 40 (5.50%) KDB
7 38 (5.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 31 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 29 (3.99%) Big Data
9 29 (3.99%) Kdb+
10 23 (3.16%) Relational Database
11 22 (3.03%) SQL Server
12 21 (2.89%) Amazon Aurora
13 19 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (2.61%) MySQL
14 16 (2.20%) Oracle Database
14 16 (2.20%) Power BI
15 15 (2.06%) Spotfire
16 13 (1.79%) RDBMS
17 12 (1.65%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 93 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 56 (7.70%) Maven
3 51 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 41 (5.64%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.30%) JIRA
6 21 (2.89%) Mercurial
7 19 (2.61%) Visual Studio
8 18 (2.48%) Subversion
9 17 (2.34%) NUnit
10 16 (2.20%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.24%) CMake
13 7 (0.96%) ClearCase
13 7 (0.96%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.96%) Gradle
13 7 (0.96%) Hudson
13 7 (0.96%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.83%) Ant
14 6 (0.83%) Log4j
General
1 238 (32.74%) Finance
2 222 (30.54%) Front Office
3 96 (13.20%) Banking
4 38 (5.23%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.34%) Games
6 16 (2.20%) Military
7 11 (1.51%) Advertising
7 11 (1.51%) Electronics
8 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.24%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.83%) Back Office
11 5 (0.69%) Marketing
12 4 (0.55%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 370 (50.89%) Developer
2 114 (15.68%) C++ Developer
3 106 (14.58%) Software Engineer
4 77 (10.59%) Architect
5 74 (10.18%) Senior Developer
6 59 (8.12%) Java Developer
7 48 (6.60%) Python Developer
8 43 (5.91%) AWS Engineer
8 43 (5.91%) AWS Software Engineer
9 42 (5.78%) C# Developer
10 39 (5.36%) Data Scientist
11 32 (4.40%) .NET Developer
12 30 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (3.99%) Analyst
13 29 (3.99%) KDB Developer
14 26 (3.58%) Lead Software Engineer
15 25 (3.44%) AWS Architect
16 23 (3.16%) Embedded Engineer
16 23 (3.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 22 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (16.92%) Web Services
2 122 (16.78%) .NET
3 109 (14.99%) React
4 103 (14.17%) Node.js
5 96 (13.20%) AngularJS
6 50 (6.88%) STL
7 44 (6.05%) Kafka
8 40 (5.50%) Middleware
9 39 (5.36%) HTML
10 38 (5.23%) J2EE
11 36 (4.95%) Natural Language Processing
12 31 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
13 30 (4.13%) FIX Protocol
14 23 (3.16%) Vue.js
15 22 (3.03%) Unreal Engine
16 20 (2.75%) JNI
16 20 (2.75%) Spring
17 19 (2.61%) JSON
17 19 (2.61%) Protocol Buffers
17 19 (2.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 150 (20.63%) Derivative
2 122 (16.78%) Fixed Income
3 74 (10.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 69 (9.49%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (7.15%) Equities
6 42 (5.78%) Algorithms
7 39 (5.36%) Data Structures
8 29 (3.99%) Hedge funds
8 29 (3.99%) Reference Data
9 28 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (3.03%) Blog
11 21 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
11 21 (2.89%) Public Cloud
12 20 (2.75%) User Experience
13 15 (2.06%) Market Risk
14 14 (1.93%) 3D Graphics
15 11 (1.51%) Credit Risk
15 11 (1.51%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 163 (22.42%) Linux
2 79 (10.87%) Windows
3 61 (8.39%) Unix
4 28 (3.85%) Android
5 23 (3.16%) CentOS
6 21 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.34%) Debian
7 17 (2.34%) Ubuntu
8 15 (2.06%) Apple iOS
8 15 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.69%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (26.55%) Software Engineering
3 104 (14.31%) Asset Management
4 90 (12.38%) Analytics
5 81 (11.14%) Multithreading
6 78 (10.73%) TDD
7 74 (10.18%) OO
8 71 (9.77%) Machine Learning
8 71 (9.77%) Mentoring
9 66 (9.08%) Computer Science
9 66 (9.08%) SDLC
10 64 (8.80%) DevOps
10 64 (8.80%) Investment Management
10 64 (8.80%) Low Latency
11 62 (8.53%) Mathematics
11 62 (8.53%) Visualisation
12 60 (8.25%) Microservices
13 57 (7.84%) Open Source
13 57 (7.84%) Portfolio Management
14 56 (7.70%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 446 (61.35%) Python
2 424 (58.32%) Java
3 248 (34.11%) C#
4 174 (23.93%) SQL
5 152 (20.91%) JavaScript
6 124 (17.06%) C
7 51 (7.02%) Perl
8 40 (5.50%) R
8 40 (5.50%) Ruby
9 35 (4.81%) Bash Shell
10 32 (4.40%) Scala
11 31 (4.26%) PHP
12 28 (3.85%) Go
13 25 (3.44%) Shell Script
14 23 (3.16%) PowerShell
15 21 (2.89%) VBA
16 17 (2.34%) F#
16 17 (2.34%) T-SQL
17 16 (2.20%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 80 (11.00%) Degree
2 51 (7.02%) PhD
3 41 (5.64%) Security Cleared
4 31 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 28 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.10%) CCNA
7 8 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.96%) CCENT
8 7 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.69%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.41%) CISM
11 3 (0.41%) CISSP
11 3 (0.41%) MCITP
11 3 (0.41%) MCP
11 3 (0.41%) MCPD
11 3 (0.41%) MCSE
11 3 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.61%) QA
2 7 (0.96%) NIST
3 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.28%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (8.25%) Docker
2 8 (1.10%) Firmware
3 6 (0.83%) VMware NSX
4 5 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.41%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.28%) BusyBox
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Varnish
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.79%) Ansible
3 12 (1.65%) Puppet
4 9 (1.24%) Salt
4 9 (1.24%) Terraform
5 7 (0.96%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.55%) Graphite
6 4 (0.55%) Nagios
7 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.41%) SCCM
7 3 (0.41%) SCOM
7 3 (0.41%) SELinux
8 2 (0.28%) Grafana
8 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.14%) Control-M
9 1 (0.14%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (10.87%) Oracle
2 50 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 42 (5.78%) Bloomberg
4 35 (4.81%) Reuters
5 34 (4.68%) Google
6 25 (3.44%) TIBCO
7 20 (2.75%) ION Trading
8 17 (2.34%) Sybase
9 15 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.79%) Solace
11 11 (1.51%) Apple
11 11 (1.51%) IBM
11 11 (1.51%) VMware
12 9 (1.24%) Cloudera
12 9 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.96%) Palo Alto
14 6 (0.83%) Hortonworks
14 6 (0.83%) Perforce
14 6 (0.83%) Remedy
14 6 (0.83%) UiPath