Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 95 111
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16 -27
Contract jobs citing C++ 1,119 1,179 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.45% 2.77% 2.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.92% 5.79% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 910 858
London median daily rate £588 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +14.29% -8.70%
10th Percentile £388 £400 £350
90th Percentile £781 £775 £725
England median daily rate £535 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -2.73% +15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 11
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £27.16 £31.20 £15.16
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.92 £43.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.18% +0.59% +5.63%

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 22,764 20,351 19,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.93% 47.80% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,402 15,147 14,973
London median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £330 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 152 91
London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £27.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +46.71% -1.43%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.28 £14.63
90th Percentile £62.50 £51.80 £56.89
England median hourly rate £41.57 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.39% +9.33% +4.17%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -28 173 £581 +1.09% 129
West London -46 46 £425 +9.68% 80
East London -24 26 £550 -7.95% 15
South London -40 15 £546 +5.05% 8
C++
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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++.

1 505 (45.13%) Python
2 470 (42.00%) Java
3 386 (34.50%) C#
4 333 (29.76%) Finance
5 294 (26.27%) Front Office
6 290 (25.92%) Linux
7 270 (24.13%) SQL
8 226 (20.20%) C
9 221 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
10 202 (18.05%) Multithreading
11 198 (17.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 190 (16.98%) Banking
13 185 (16.53%) Degree
14 183 (16.35%) Windows
15 180 (16.09%) OO
16 160 (14.30%) Computer Science
16 160 (14.30%) Fixed Income
17 156 (13.94%) Software Engineering
17 156 (13.94%) Derivative
18 130 (11.62%) .NET
19 129 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
20 128 (11.44%) JavaScript
21 123 (10.99%) Mathematics
21 123 (10.99%) Analytics
22 120 (10.72%) Low Latency
22 120 (10.72%) Unix
23 116 (10.37%) XML
24 115 (10.28%) Oracle
25 113 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
26 111 (9.92%) DevOps

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 28 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 20 (1.79%) Confluence
2 20 (1.79%) Ethereum
2 20 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.43%) Hyperledger
4 13 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.07%) DataSynapse
6 10 (0.89%) IIS
7 8 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.63%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.54%) Amazon Alexa
9 6 (0.54%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.54%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.54%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.45%) JBoss
11 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.27%) InVision
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.089%) Maya
7 1 (0.089%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (0.80%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.71%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.18%) Concordance
4 2 (0.18%) MultiChain
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.18%) Relativity
4 2 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.089%) Finacle
5 1 (0.089%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.089%) Global One
5 1 (0.089%) Kondor
5 1 (0.089%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.089%) RMDS
5 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 113 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (1.70%) GitHub
6 16 (1.43%) NuGet
7 12 (1.07%) PaaS
8 11 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.98%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.89%) IaaS
10 9 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.45%) Datadog
13 4 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.36%) Office 365
14 3 (0.27%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.27%) Google Play
14 3 (0.27%) SaaS
15 2 (0.18%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.88%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.34%) Internet
3 10 (0.89%) HTTP
4 9 (0.80%) AMQP
4 9 (0.80%) Bluetooth
4 9 (0.80%) Wireless
5 8 (0.71%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.63%) MQTT
6 7 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.45%) Firewall
7 5 (0.45%) SSL
8 4 (0.36%) FTP
8 4 (0.36%) SSH
8 4 (0.36%) VPN
9 3 (0.27%) DNS
9 3 (0.27%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.27%) IPsec
9 3 (0.27%) Multicast
10 2 (0.18%) IPFS
10 2 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.08%) NoSQL
3 56 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 47 (4.20%) Big Data
5 45 (4.02%) Blockchain
6 39 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 29 (2.59%) MySQL
9 28 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.52%) HBase
12 16 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.16%) SQLite
14 9 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.63%) KDB
16 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.63%) Riak
Development Applications
1 90 (8.04%) Git (software)
2 65 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 56 (5.00%) Subversion
4 42 (3.75%) JIRA
5 38 (3.40%) Visual Studio
6 35 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.79%) Selenium
8 17 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.52%) MSBuild
9 16 (1.43%) GoogleTest
9 16 (1.43%) Maven
9 16 (1.43%) NUnit
10 15 (1.34%) Gradle
10 15 (1.34%) Jasmine
11 13 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (1.16%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.07%) Gatling
13 11 (0.98%) Ant
13 11 (0.98%) ClearCase
13 11 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 333 (29.76%) Finance
2 294 (26.27%) Front Office
3 190 (16.98%) Banking
4 91 (8.13%) Investment Banking
5 53 (4.74%) Games
6 33 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.97%) Retail
8 20 (1.79%) Back Office
9 17 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.34%) Legal
11 10 (0.89%) Publishing
12 9 (0.80%) Advertising
13 7 (0.63%) Law
14 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
15 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.36%) Electronics
15 4 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.27%) Marketing
16 3 (0.27%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 758 (67.74%) Developer
2 395 (35.30%) C++ Developer
3 133 (11.89%) C# Developer
4 101 (9.03%) Front Office Developer
4 101 (9.03%) Quantitative Developer
5 98 (8.76%) Java Developer
6 97 (8.67%) Senior Developer
7 78 (6.97%) Python Developer
8 75 (6.70%) C++/C# Developer
9 73 (6.52%) Software Engineer
10 69 (6.17%) Analyst
11 64 (5.72%) Front Office C++ Developer
12 54 (4.83%) Qualitative Analyst
12 54 (4.83%) Quantitative Analyst
13 52 (4.65%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 49 (4.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 48 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
16 44 (3.93%) Architect
17 42 (3.75%) Senior C++ Developer
18 41 (3.66%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (11.62%) .NET
2 116 (10.37%) XML
3 108 (9.65%) STL
4 81 (7.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 66 (5.90%) Web Services
6 53 (4.74%) Node.js
7 46 (4.11%) HTML
8 43 (3.84%) REST
9 40 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 33 (2.95%) JSON
11 32 (2.86%) CSS
11 32 (2.86%) React
11 32 (2.86%) RESTful
11 32 (2.86%) XSLT
12 31 (2.77%) jQuery
12 31 (2.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 26 (2.32%) Kafka
14 25 (2.23%) Middleware
15 24 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
15 24 (2.14%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 198 (17.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 160 (14.30%) Computer Science
2 160 (14.30%) Fixed Income
3 156 (13.94%) Derivative
4 93 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (7.60%) Algorithms
6 64 (5.72%) Equities
7 48 (4.29%) Data Structures
8 45 (4.02%) Equity Derivative
9 44 (3.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 37 (3.31%) Mobile App
11 32 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
12 31 (2.77%) Fintech
13 20 (1.79%) Credit Derivative
13 20 (1.79%) Market Risk
14 18 (1.61%) Bitcoin
15 17 (1.52%) CUDA
16 15 (1.34%) Hedge funds
17 14 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 290 (25.92%) Linux
2 183 (16.35%) Windows
3 120 (10.72%) Unix
4 87 (7.77%) Android
5 59 (5.27%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.61%) Solaris
7 15 (1.34%) CentOS
8 11 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.45%) VMS
12 5 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.36%) Windows Server
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.27%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (18.05%) Multithreading
3 180 (16.09%) OO
4 156 (13.94%) Software Engineering
5 129 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
6 123 (10.99%) Analytics
6 123 (10.99%) Mathematics
7 120 (10.72%) Low Latency
8 111 (9.92%) DevOps
9 108 (9.65%) TDD
10 85 (7.60%) Electronic Trading
11 78 (6.97%) SDLC
12 75 (6.70%) Scrum
13 73 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (5.72%) Unit Testing
15 61 (5.45%) OOP
16 56 (5.00%) Quantitative Research
17 54 (4.83%) Risk Management
18 53 (4.74%) Test Automation
19 51 (4.56%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 505 (45.13%) Python
2 470 (42.00%) Java
3 386 (34.50%) C#
4 270 (24.13%) SQL
5 226 (20.20%) C
6 128 (11.44%) JavaScript
7 90 (8.04%) Perl
8 79 (7.06%) Scala
9 67 (5.99%) Ruby
10 53 (4.74%) Go
11 46 (4.11%) Bash Shell
12 44 (3.93%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.32%) VBA
14 25 (2.23%) VC++
15 19 (1.70%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.61%) Apple Swift
16 18 (1.61%) R
17 17 (1.52%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.52%) Rust
18 16 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 185 (16.53%) Degree
2 71 (6.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (5.54%) PhD
4 19 (1.70%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.71%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.36%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.27%) CCNA
9 3 (0.27%) CCSP
9 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.27%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.27%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.27%) JNCIP
9 3 (0.27%) JNCIS
9 3 (0.27%) OSCP
9 3 (0.27%) RHCT
10 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.32%) QA
2 13 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.80%) GCP
4 8 (0.71%) MiFID
5 5 (0.45%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.27%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.18%) EMIR
7 2 (0.18%) IFRS
7 2 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.089%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.089%) JTAG
8 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
System Software
1 86 (7.69%) Docker
2 5 (0.45%) HDFS
3 4 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.36%) Firmware
4 3 (0.27%) SRDF
4 3 (0.27%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.089%) ACF2
5 1 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.089%) etcd
5 1 (0.089%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.089%) LXC
5 1 (0.089%) RACF
5 1 (0.089%) Squid
5 1 (0.089%) Varnish
5 1 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.089%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 47 (4.20%) Ansible
3 24 (2.14%) Puppet
4 23 (2.06%) Terraform
5 18 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.89%) Salt
7 9 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.71%) Nagios
9 7 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.63%) Consul
9 7 (0.63%) HP Fortify
9 7 (0.63%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.54%) Control-M
11 4 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.36%) Packer
12 3 (0.27%) Rancher
13 2 (0.18%) Kibana
13 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 115 (10.28%) Oracle
2 55 (4.92%) Google
3 49 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 34 (3.04%) Sybase
5 26 (2.32%) TIBCO
6 18 (1.61%) IBM
7 15 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.16%) SaltStack
9 12 (1.07%) ION Trading
10 8 (0.71%) SunGard
11 7 (0.63%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.63%) CA
11 7 (0.63%) Capita
11 7 (0.63%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.63%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (0.54%) Sun
12 6 (0.54%) Tradeweb
13 5 (0.45%) BMC
13 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.45%) VMware