Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 134 141
Rank change year-on-year +49 +7 -45
Contract jobs citing C++ 589 572 882
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.93% 2.04% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.01% 4.29% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 372 645
Median daily rate £600 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £400 £376 £325
90th Percentile £800 £781 £838
England median daily rate £550 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 21
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £44.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.32% -0.19%
10th Percentile £26.93 £38.68 £36.25
90th Percentile £68.00 £55.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £45.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.21% +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 9,806 13,338 21,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.77% 47.54% 49.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,222 10,006 16,414
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £370 £363
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £495 £493 £483
% change year-on-year +0.51% +1.99% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 94 97
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.37% +30.43% +22.74%
10th Percentile £21.63 £18.72 £18.70
90th Percentile £68.36 £64.96 £53.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +48 81 £600 - 109
West London +9 10 £495 +5.32% 59
East London +27 5 £588 +17.50% 23
South London +45 1 £165 - 9
C++
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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++.

1 263 (44.65%) Python
2 236 (40.07%) C#
3 204 (34.63%) Front Office
4 201 (34.13%) Java
5 175 (29.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 172 (29.20%) Linux
7 153 (25.98%) Banking
8 150 (25.47%) Software Engineering
9 149 (25.30%) Finance
10 128 (21.73%) Investment Banking
11 117 (19.86%) SQL
12 112 (19.02%) .NET
13 108 (18.34%) AWS
14 102 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
15 99 (16.81%) Low Latency
16 90 (15.28%) Kubernetes
17 86 (14.60%) Azure
18 83 (14.09%) C
19 81 (13.75%) JavaScript
20 78 (13.24%) Derivative
21 75 (12.73%) Multithreading
22 64 (10.87%) Analytics
23 63 (10.70%) Algorithms
24 61 (10.36%) Oracle
25 60 (10.19%) Git (software)
25 60 (10.19%) DevOps
26 59 (10.02%) Fixed Income
26 59 (10.02%) TDD
27 56 (9.51%) Scala
27 56 (9.51%) 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 31 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 23 (3.90%) Apache
2 23 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.53%) Confluence
4 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.51%) CMS
6 3 (0.51%) SAS
7 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.17%) DNN
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.17%) MTS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.85%) SunGard Martini
3 3 (0.51%) Summit
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 108 (18.34%) AWS
2 86 (14.60%) Azure
3 52 (8.83%) Serverless
4 41 (6.96%) AWS Lambda
5 40 (6.79%) Azure Functions
6 38 (6.45%) Logic Apps
7 34 (5.77%) GitHub
8 25 (4.24%) GCP
9 18 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.87%) NuGet
11 4 (0.68%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.51%) IaaS
12 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.34%) AWS CodePipeline
13 2 (0.34%) PaaS
14 1 (0.17%) Sauce Labs
14 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.74%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.55%) Multicast
3 8 (1.36%) Firewall
3 8 (1.36%) HTTP
4 7 (1.19%) Network Security
4 7 (1.19%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.85%) DVB
5 5 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.68%) Wireless
7 3 (0.51%) SMTP
7 3 (0.51%) SNMP
8 2 (0.34%) 802.11
8 2 (0.34%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.17%) 2G
9 1 (0.17%) 3G
9 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.17%) Internet
9 1 (0.17%) IPv4
9 1 (0.17%) IPv6
9 1 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.79%) MongoDB
2 36 (6.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 21 (3.57%) Blockchain
4 19 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.06%) Apache Ignite
6 14 (2.38%) MySQL
7 11 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.53%) Big Data
8 9 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.68%) OLTP
12 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.51%) Hazelcast
12 3 (0.51%) KDB
12 3 (0.51%) Redis
12 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.51%) SSDT
13 2 (0.34%) Impala
Development Applications
1 60 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.09%) Visual Studio
4 29 (4.92%) GDB
5 28 (4.75%) JIRA
6 26 (4.41%) GCC
7 21 (3.57%) Subversion
8 18 (3.06%) TeamCity
9 16 (2.72%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.70%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.53%) Gradle
11 9 (1.53%) Xcode
12 8 (1.36%) CMake
12 8 (1.36%) GitLab
13 7 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.85%) CppUnit
14 5 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (0.68%) Maven
15 4 (0.68%) Selenium
15 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 204 (34.63%) Front Office
2 153 (25.98%) Banking
3 149 (25.30%) Finance
4 128 (21.73%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.55%) Games
6 11 (1.87%) Back Office
7 9 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.53%) Law
7 9 (1.53%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.68%) International Banking
8 4 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
9 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.51%) Retail
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.34%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 400 (67.91%) Developer
2 181 (30.73%) C++ Developer
3 70 (11.88%) Java Developer
4 67 (11.38%) Quantitative Developer
5 58 (9.85%) Software Engineer
6 56 (9.51%) Senior Developer
7 51 (8.66%) Front Office Developer
8 48 (8.15%) Analyst
9 42 (7.13%) C# Developer
10 38 (6.45%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 37 (6.28%) Python Developer
11 37 (6.28%) Qualitative Analyst
11 37 (6.28%) Quantitative Analyst
12 35 (5.94%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
13 34 (5.77%) Software Developer
14 29 (4.92%) Pricing Developer
15 28 (4.75%) Senior C++ Developer
16 26 (4.41%) Lead Developer
17 25 (4.24%) C++ Pricing Developer
18 24 (4.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (19.02%) .NET
2 46 (7.81%) .NET Core
3 41 (6.96%) React
4 37 (6.28%) Node.js
5 35 (5.94%) REST
6 31 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
6 31 (5.26%) STL
7 30 (5.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 25 (4.24%) Web Services
9 20 (3.40%) gRPC
10 19 (3.23%) Kafka
11 18 (3.06%) Protocol Buffers
12 17 (2.89%) JSON
13 16 (2.72%) HTML
13 16 (2.72%) Qt
14 14 (2.38%) XML
15 13 (2.21%) JNI
16 12 (2.04%) HTML5
17 9 (1.53%) CSS
17 9 (1.53%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 175 (29.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 78 (13.24%) Derivative
3 63 (10.70%) Algorithms
4 59 (10.02%) Fixed Income
5 56 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (8.83%) Equities
7 51 (8.66%) Data Structures
8 45 (7.64%) Cloud Native
9 29 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
10 27 (4.58%) Hedge funds
11 22 (3.74%) Market Risk
12 14 (2.38%) Bitcoin
12 14 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (2.04%) Credit Risk
13 12 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.36%) Grid Computing
15 7 (1.19%) Social Media
15 7 (1.19%) STB
15 7 (1.19%) Video\Live Streaming
16 6 (1.02%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 172 (29.20%) Linux
2 53 (9.00%) Windows
3 38 (6.45%) Unix
4 30 (5.09%) Android
5 23 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.04%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Debian
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) Android TV
11 1 (0.17%) Tizen
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (25.47%) Software Engineering
2 102 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (16.81%) Low Latency
4 75 (12.73%) Multithreading
5 64 (10.87%) Analytics
6 60 (10.19%) DevOps
7 59 (10.02%) TDD
8 56 (9.51%) Microservices
9 53 (9.00%) Electronic Trading
10 51 (8.66%) Risk Management
11 46 (7.81%) OO
12 40 (6.79%) Computer Science
13 38 (6.45%) Refactoring
13 38 (6.45%) SDLC
14 37 (6.28%) Unit Testing
15 36 (6.11%) Open Source
16 35 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 35 (5.94%) Data Development
16 35 (5.94%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (5.60%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 263 (44.65%) Python
2 236 (40.07%) C#
3 201 (34.13%) Java
4 117 (19.86%) SQL
5 83 (14.09%) C
6 81 (13.75%) JavaScript
7 56 (9.51%) Scala
8 50 (8.49%) Go
9 47 (7.98%) PL/SQL
10 41 (6.96%) Kotlin
11 37 (6.28%) T-SQL
12 20 (3.40%) Objective-C
13 17 (2.89%) Bash Shell
14 16 (2.72%) Perl
15 12 (2.04%) PowerShell
15 12 (2.04%) Ruby
15 12 (2.04%) TypeScript
15 12 (2.04%) VBA
16 9 (1.53%) Apple Swift
17 8 (1.36%) Rust
Qualifications
1 44 (7.47%) Degree
2 19 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (2.89%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.72%) PhD
6 7 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
6 7 (1.19%) GCFA
7 6 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) CISA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.17%) MCSE
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.90%) QA
2 6 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (0.17%) GDPR
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (7.64%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) Ceph
3 3 (0.51%) NFS
4 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.34%) etcd
4 2 (0.34%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 90 (15.28%) Kubernetes
2 40 (6.79%) Terraform
3 11 (1.87%) Ansible
4 7 (1.19%) Prometheus
5 6 (1.02%) EnCase
5 6 (1.02%) Puppet
6 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.68%) Grafana
7 4 (0.68%) Istio
7 4 (0.68%) Salt
8 3 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.51%) Knative
8 3 (0.51%) Mesos
8 3 (0.51%) MIIS
8 3 (0.51%) SELinux
9 2 (0.34%) Consul
9 2 (0.34%) Kibana
10 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (10.36%) Oracle
2 31 (5.26%) MuleSoft
3 19 (3.23%) Bloomberg
4 14 (2.38%) TIBCO
5 13 (2.21%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.36%) Solace
7 7 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.19%) Google
7 7 (1.19%) ION Trading
7 7 (1.19%) Splunk
8 6 (1.02%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.02%) Sybase
9 5 (0.85%) FIS
9 5 (0.85%) SunGard
10 4 (0.68%) Confluent
10 4 (0.68%) Infragistics
10 4 (0.68%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.51%) IBM
12 1 (0.17%) Apple
12 1 (0.17%) SAP