Period
to 31 May 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 31 May 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 150 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 -23 -32
Contract jobs citing C++ 393 770 1,064
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.04% 1.91% 2.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.19% 3.99% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 508 764
Median daily rate £561 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.46% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £400 £325 £388
90th Percentile £800 £838 £813
England median daily rate £476 £475 £530
% change year-on-year +0.26% -10.38% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 45
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £30.05 £36.25 £34.70
90th Percentile £85.50 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £46.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +2.15% +6.90% +2.35%

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 9,383 19,301 22,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.81% 47.78% 48.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,761 14,531 16,929
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £356
90th Percentile £700 £681 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 132 202
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -14.23% -0.55%
10th Percentile £22.90 £20.00 £17.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.40 £59.59
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% -1.20%

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 31 May 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++
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C++ in London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 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 +54 70 £525 -14.29% 44
West London -2 18 £500 +7.30% 12
East London +51 14 £438 -23.91% 10
South London +31 3 - - 7
North London +17 1 - -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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++.

1 199 (50.64%) Python
2 169 (43.00%) Java
3 130 (33.08%) C#
4 115 (29.26%) Finance
5 93 (23.66%) Banking
6 92 (23.41%) SQL
7 86 (21.88%) .NET
8 80 (20.36%) Front Office
9 77 (19.59%) Linux
10 76 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
11 69 (17.56%) JavaScript
12 61 (15.52%) Investment Banking
13 58 (14.76%) C
14 56 (14.25%) Azure
15 54 (13.74%) Windows
16 53 (13.49%) Oracle
17 50 (12.72%) Software Engineering
17 50 (12.72%) AWS
18 46 (11.70%) Derivative
19 45 (11.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 44 (11.20%) Analytics
21 42 (10.69%) Computer Science
21 42 (10.69%) Test Automation
22 41 (10.43%) Multithreading
23 40 (10.18%) TDD
24 39 (9.92%) Fixed Income
24 39 (9.92%) Low Latency
25 37 (9.41%) Migration
25 37 (9.41%) Degree
26 35 (8.91%) Electronic Trading

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 9 (2.29%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.53%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.53%) CMS
3 5 (1.27%) Confluence
3 5 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.76%) Apache
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Blender
3 1 (0.25%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.25%) Maya
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MODO
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.29%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.76%) Endur
4 2 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.51%) Orchestrade
4 2 (0.51%) RMDS
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.25%) Azure
2 50 (12.72%) AWS
3 33 (8.40%) GCP
4 14 (3.56%) OpenShift
4 14 (3.56%) Serverless
5 11 (2.80%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.78%) Amazon ECS
8 7 (1.78%) Office 365
8 7 (1.78%) PaaS
8 7 (1.78%) SaaS
9 5 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.27%) GitHub
10 4 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.02%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.02%) Datadog
11 2 (0.51%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.82%) Firewall
2 9 (2.29%) Network Security
3 6 (1.53%) Internet
4 5 (1.27%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.27%) Multicast
5 4 (1.02%) MQTT
6 3 (0.76%) DVB
7 2 (0.51%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.51%) HTTP
7 2 (0.51%) VoIP
8 1 (0.25%) RS-485
8 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.62%) MySQL
3 23 (5.85%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.07%) Big Data
4 16 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.31%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (2.80%) Power BI
6 11 (2.80%) Redis
7 9 (2.29%) Blockchain
7 9 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.27%) MS Access
10 5 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.02%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (7.63%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.12%) Visual Studio
3 23 (5.85%) Subversion
4 21 (5.34%) JIRA
5 18 (4.58%) Jenkins
5 18 (4.58%) TeamCity
6 14 (3.56%) Artifactory
7 11 (2.80%) Xcode
8 10 (2.54%) CMake
9 9 (2.29%) NUnit
10 8 (2.04%) Clang
11 7 (1.78%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.53%) ReSharper
12 6 (1.53%) Selenium
13 3 (0.76%) Android Studio
13 3 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.76%) Maven
13 3 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (0.51%) Postman
14 2 (0.51%) Rational Rose
General
1 115 (29.26%) Finance
2 93 (23.66%) Banking
3 80 (20.36%) Front Office
4 61 (15.52%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.56%) Games
6 10 (2.54%) Electronics
7 8 (2.04%) Back Office
8 4 (1.02%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.76%) French Language
9 3 (0.76%) Law
9 3 (0.76%) Military
9 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Police
11 1 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 235 (59.80%) Developer
2 77 (19.59%) C++ Developer
3 42 (10.69%) C# Developer
4 32 (8.14%) Quantitative Developer
5 29 (7.38%) Software Engineer
6 28 (7.12%) Python Developer
7 27 (6.87%) Analyst
8 25 (6.36%) Architect
9 22 (5.60%) Java Developer
10 17 (4.33%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.56%) Qualitative Analyst
11 14 (3.56%) Quantitative Analyst
12 13 (3.31%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 11 (2.80%) C++ Software Engineer
13 11 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.80%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 11 (2.80%) Front Office Developer
13 11 (2.80%) Senior C++ Developer
13 11 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.54%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.88%) .NET
2 33 (8.40%) AngularJS
3 31 (7.89%) Web Services
4 30 (7.63%) HTML
5 27 (6.87%) Node.js
5 27 (6.87%) React
6 21 (5.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 21 (5.34%) WPF
7 19 (4.83%) STL
8 17 (4.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 16 (4.07%) Middleware
9 16 (4.07%) WinForms
9 16 (4.07%) XML
10 14 (3.56%) FpML
10 14 (3.56%) WCF
11 13 (3.31%) FIX Protocol
12 11 (2.80%) JNI
13 10 (2.54%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.54%) Cocoa
13 10 (2.54%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.70%) Derivative
2 45 (11.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (9.92%) Fixed Income
4 31 (7.89%) Equities
4 31 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (5.85%) Hedge funds
7 21 (5.34%) Equity Derivative
8 18 (4.58%) Algorithms
8 18 (4.58%) Blog
9 14 (3.56%) Public Cloud
10 13 (3.31%) Data Structures
11 12 (3.05%) User Experience
12 7 (1.78%) Augmented Reality
12 7 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.78%) Market Risk
12 7 (1.78%) STB
13 5 (1.27%) Animation
13 5 (1.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.59%) Linux
2 54 (13.74%) Windows
3 27 (6.87%) Unix
4 25 (6.36%) Android
5 17 (4.33%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.05%) Windows Server
7 10 (2.54%) CentOS
8 9 (2.29%) Mac OS
8 9 (2.29%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.51%) tvOS
11 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (12.72%) Software Engineering
3 44 (11.20%) Analytics
4 42 (10.69%) Computer Science
4 42 (10.69%) Test Automation
5 41 (10.43%) Multithreading
6 40 (10.18%) TDD
7 39 (9.92%) Low Latency
8 37 (9.41%) Migration
9 35 (8.91%) DevOps
9 35 (8.91%) Electronic Trading
10 34 (8.65%) Open Source
11 33 (8.40%) Mathematics
12 32 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (7.89%) Risk Management
14 29 (7.38%) Microservices
14 29 (7.38%) Unit Testing
15 27 (6.87%) Asset Management
15 27 (6.87%) Scrum
16 26 (6.62%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 199 (50.64%) Python
2 169 (43.00%) Java
3 130 (33.08%) C#
4 92 (23.41%) SQL
5 69 (17.56%) JavaScript
6 58 (14.76%) C
7 20 (5.09%) Objective-C
7 20 (5.09%) R
8 16 (4.07%) PHP
9 15 (3.82%) Go
9 15 (3.82%) Ruby
10 14 (3.56%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.05%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.05%) VBA
12 10 (2.54%) VB.NET
13 8 (2.04%) Haskell
13 8 (2.04%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.04%) VB
14 7 (1.78%) Perl
14 7 (1.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (9.41%) Degree
2 19 (4.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.58%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.56%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.54%) Master's Degree
6 9 (2.29%) CCENT
6 9 (2.29%) CCNA
6 9 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.29%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (2.29%) PhD
7 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.27%) MCITP
8 5 (1.27%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) MCP
9 1 (0.25%) MCPD
9 1 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.34%) QA
2 8 (2.04%) NIST
3 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) Basel III
4 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 32 (8.14%) Docker
2 8 (2.04%) VMware NSX
3 5 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) Ceph
5 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (6.11%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.29%) vCenter Server
3 7 (1.78%) Nagios
4 6 (1.53%) Ansible
4 6 (1.53%) Terraform
5 5 (1.27%) SCCM
5 5 (1.27%) SCOM
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Statspack
7 2 (0.51%) Kibana
7 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.51%) Puppet
8 1 (0.25%) EnCase
8 1 (0.25%) Grafana
8 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.25%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (13.49%) Oracle
2 35 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.07%) Google
4 13 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.54%) ION Trading
5 10 (2.54%) VMware
6 9 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.29%) Palo Alto
7 8 (2.04%) Remedy
7 8 (2.04%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.78%) Murex
8 7 (1.78%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.78%) Splunk
8 7 (1.78%) Sybase
9 5 (1.27%) CA
9 5 (1.27%) OpenLink
10 4 (1.02%) HP
11 3 (0.76%) Apple
11 3 (0.76%) IBM
12 2 (0.51%) Cognizant