Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 108 82 134
Rank change year-on-year -26 +52 -10
Contract jobs citing C++ 888 429 774
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.52% 3.11% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.50% 6.11% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 277 465
10th Percentile £450 £394 £363
25th Percentile £538 £475 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £550
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £775 £731 £675
90th Percentile £825 £805 £775
England median daily rate £600 £525 £470
% change year-on-year +14.29% +11.70% -10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 25
10th Percentile £45.00 £41.04 £31.15
25th Percentile £47.66 £42.60 £43.75
Median hourly rate £53.13 £46.71 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.73% -6.58% +21.21%
75th Percentile £58.44 £51.29 £53.75
90th Percentile £60.63 £52.92 £55.00
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%

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 16,153 7,016 17,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.83% 50.86% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,201 5,147 13,490
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £614
90th Percentile £746 £738 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 40 108
10th Percentile £24.50 £17.90 £18.38
25th Percentile £35.44 £24.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £36.00 £47.25
Median % change year-on-year +45.83% -23.81% +21.15%
75th Percentile £63.63 £40.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.04 £54.10 £56.10
England median hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.33% -16.67% +6.51%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -26 98 £688 +14.58% 125
West London +3 19 £488 +9.55% 61
East London -7 5 £483 -17.87% 27
South London +5 4 £650 +24.40% 11
C++
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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++.

1 494 (55.63%) Python
2 486 (54.73%) Java
3 318 (35.81%) C#
4 314 (35.36%) Finance
5 294 (33.11%) SQL
6 247 (27.82%) Banking
7 237 (26.69%) Front Office
8 214 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
9 205 (23.09%) Social Skills
10 204 (22.97%) Software Engineering
11 182 (20.50%) Linux
12 175 (19.71%) .NET
13 167 (18.81%) Windows
14 160 (18.02%) Multithreading
15 156 (17.57%) Investment Banking
16 152 (17.12%) AWS
16 152 (17.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 151 (17.00%) Azure
18 141 (15.88%) Oracle
19 138 (15.54%) Analytics
20 133 (14.98%) DevOps
20 133 (14.98%) C
21 132 (14.86%) Degree
22 130 (14.64%) JavaScript
23 121 (13.63%) Derivative
24 120 (13.51%) Computer Science
24 120 (13.51%) OO
25 119 (13.40%) Fixed Income
26 113 (12.73%) Git (software)
27 108 (12.16%) Full Stack Development

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 33 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
2 23 (2.59%) Apache Spark
3 20 (2.25%) Apache
3 20 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (2.03%) Confluence
4 18 (2.03%) DataSynapse
5 14 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.24%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (0.79%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.68%) Luigi
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.34%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.34%) Mule
11 3 (0.34%) SAS
12 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.23%) Wowza Streaming Engine
Applications
1 35 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.23%) Maya
2 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.11%) LaTeX
3 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.11%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 41 (4.62%) SunGard Martini
2 36 (4.05%) ION MarketView
3 12 (1.35%) Orchestrade
4 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 152 (17.12%) AWS
2 151 (17.00%) Azure
3 71 (8.00%) GCP
4 53 (5.97%) Serverless
5 42 (4.73%) AWS Lambda
6 38 (4.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 36 (4.05%) Azure Logic Apps
8 34 (3.83%) Azure Functions
9 33 (3.72%) Azure Storage
10 27 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (1.80%) GitHub
12 15 (1.69%) Amazon S3
13 14 (1.58%) SaaS
14 13 (1.46%) OpenShift
15 12 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (1.24%) PaaS
17 10 (1.13%) Snowflake
18 9 (1.01%) Power Platform
19 8 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
19 8 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.24%) Internet
3 9 (1.01%) HTTP
4 8 (0.90%) Firewall
4 8 (0.90%) IPv4
5 7 (0.79%) BGP
5 7 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.68%) DNS
6 6 (0.68%) LAN
7 5 (0.56%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.56%) Network Security
7 5 (0.56%) VPN
8 4 (0.45%) DHCP
8 4 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.45%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.45%) WAN
8 4 (0.45%) Wireless
9 3 (0.34%) IPv6
9 3 (0.34%) VLAN
9 3 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 55 (6.19%) Oracle Database
3 46 (5.18%) Oracle Database 12c
4 44 (4.95%) SQL Server
5 42 (4.73%) MongoDB
5 42 (4.73%) NoSQL
6 38 (4.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (2.25%) Big Data
7 20 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.14%) MySQL
9 14 (1.58%) Apache Ignite
10 13 (1.46%) Data Mart
10 13 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.13%) KDB
14 9 (1.01%) BigQuery
15 8 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 113 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 106 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 96 (10.81%) Subversion
4 73 (8.22%) Visual Studio
5 54 (6.08%) JIRA
6 47 (5.29%) Artifactory
7 44 (4.95%) Oracle APEX
8 38 (4.28%) Bitbucket
9 37 (4.17%) TeamCity
10 35 (3.94%) CppUnit
11 28 (3.15%) Robot Framework
12 14 (1.58%) GitLab
13 10 (1.13%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.79%) IntelliJ
15 6 (0.68%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.68%) JMeter
15 6 (0.68%) Maven
15 6 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.56%) Gatling
General
1 314 (35.36%) Finance
2 247 (27.82%) Banking
3 237 (26.69%) Front Office
4 205 (23.09%) Social Skills
5 156 (17.57%) Investment Banking
6 103 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (3.27%) Financial Institution
8 22 (2.48%) Games
9 20 (2.25%) Back Office
10 16 (1.80%) Marketing
10 16 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (1.35%) French Language
12 10 (1.13%) Automotive
12 10 (1.13%) Public Sector
13 9 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (0.90%) Law
15 6 (0.68%) Legal
15 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.56%) Retail
16 5 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 574 (64.64%) Developer
2 241 (27.14%) C++ Developer
3 115 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 107 (12.05%) Front Office Developer
5 94 (10.59%) C# Developer
6 89 (10.02%) Python Developer
7 75 (8.45%) Quantitative Developer
8 56 (6.31%) Analyst
9 46 (5.18%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 43 (4.84%) React Developer
11 38 (4.28%) Architect
11 38 (4.28%) Lead Developer
12 37 (4.17%) Senior Developer
13 36 (4.05%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 36 (4.05%) Data Engineer
13 36 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 34 (3.83%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 32 (3.60%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 32 (3.60%) Qualitative Analyst
15 32 (3.60%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (19.71%) .NET
2 80 (9.01%) AngularJS
2 80 (9.01%) React
3 71 (8.00%) STL
3 71 (8.00%) XML
4 70 (7.88%) .NET Core
5 60 (6.76%) Node.js
6 59 (6.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 58 (6.53%) .NET Framework
8 52 (5.86%) REST
9 44 (4.95%) HTML
9 44 (4.95%) JSON
10 40 (4.50%) GraphQL
10 40 (4.50%) Kafka
11 35 (3.94%) JNI
12 31 (3.49%) Middleware
13 30 (3.38%) gRPC
14 24 (2.70%) RESTful
15 23 (2.59%) Pandas
15 23 (2.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 152 (17.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 121 (13.63%) Derivative
3 119 (13.40%) Fixed Income
4 75 (8.45%) Equities
5 54 (6.08%) Algorithms
6 53 (5.97%) Hedge funds
7 48 (5.41%) Data Structures
8 46 (5.18%) Legacy Systems
9 44 (4.95%) Cloud Native
10 43 (4.84%) Credit Risk
11 34 (3.83%) Market Risk
12 25 (2.82%) User Experience
13 24 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
14 22 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
14 22 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
15 21 (2.36%) Wiki
16 19 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (2.14%) PKI
17 17 (1.91%) Credit Derivative
17 17 (1.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 182 (20.50%) Linux
2 167 (18.81%) Windows
3 69 (7.77%) Unix
4 31 (3.49%) Android
5 27 (3.04%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (0.79%) Solaris
7 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.34%) AIX
10 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (22.97%) Software Engineering
3 160 (18.02%) Multithreading
4 138 (15.54%) Analytics
5 133 (14.98%) DevOps
6 120 (13.51%) Computer Science
6 120 (13.51%) OO
7 108 (12.16%) Full Stack Development
8 107 (12.05%) Test Automation
9 97 (10.92%) SDLC
10 95 (10.70%) Microservices
11 84 (9.46%) Low Latency
12 83 (9.35%) Electronic Trading
13 78 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
14 77 (8.67%) Mathematics
15 72 (8.11%) Multithreaded Programming
15 72 (8.11%) Unit Testing
16 61 (6.87%) OOD
16 61 (6.87%) TDD
17 59 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 494 (55.63%) Python
2 486 (54.73%) Java
3 318 (35.81%) C#
4 294 (33.11%) SQL
5 133 (14.98%) C
6 130 (14.64%) JavaScript
7 93 (10.47%) Go
8 63 (7.09%) TypeScript
9 60 (6.76%) Scala
10 45 (5.07%) Kotlin
11 43 (4.84%) VBA
12 40 (4.50%) PL/SQL
13 39 (4.39%) Perl
14 34 (3.83%) T-SQL
15 23 (2.59%) Ruby
16 21 (2.36%) Bash Shell
17 19 (2.14%) Objective-C
18 18 (2.03%) R
19 16 (1.80%) Shell Script
20 14 (1.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 132 (14.86%) Degree
2 42 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.13%) PhD
6 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.56%) SANS
6 5 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.56%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.45%) CREST Certified
8 3 (0.34%) CCNA
8 3 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.34%) CISSP
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) CISA
10 1 (0.11%) CISM
10 1 (0.11%) MBA
10 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.93%) QA
2 14 (1.58%) MiFID
3 11 (1.24%) PMO
4 8 (0.90%) GDPR
5 4 (0.45%) NCSC
5 4 (0.45%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 49 (5.52%) Docker
2 5 (0.56%) iptables
3 3 (0.34%) KVM
3 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.34%) Xen
4 2 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 95 (10.70%) Kubernetes
2 48 (5.41%) Ansible
3 42 (4.73%) BladeLogic
4 36 (4.05%) Terraform
5 29 (3.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.79%) Nessus
7 6 (0.68%) Puppet
8 5 (0.56%) Istio
9 4 (0.45%) Grafana
9 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.34%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.34%) SCCM
11 2 (0.23%) Kibana
11 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.23%) SELinux
11 2 (0.23%) Sysdig
12 1 (0.11%) Consul
12 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 141 (15.88%) Oracle
2 41 (4.62%) FIS
2 41 (4.62%) SunGard
3 36 (4.05%) ION Trading
4 34 (3.83%) MuleSoft
5 22 (2.48%) Microsoft
6 19 (2.14%) Sybase
7 18 (2.03%) Google
8 16 (1.80%) Altiris
8 16 (1.80%) Splunk
9 12 (1.35%) Dynatrace
9 12 (1.35%) IBM
10 8 (0.90%) Murex
11 7 (0.79%) Apple
11 7 (0.79%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.56%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.56%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.56%) Green Hills
12 5 (0.56%) QNX
12 5 (0.56%) Vertica