Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 139 92
Rank change year-on-year +7 -47 +6
Contract jobs citing C++ 566 896 1,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.02% 2.05% 2.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.27% 4.16% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 649 913
London median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £388
90th Percentile £781 £813 £800
England median daily rate £475 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -5.00% -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 39
London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £49.10
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

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 13,247 21,518 22,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.28% 49.23% 47.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,749 16,332 17,188
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £373 £363 £350
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 112 178
London median hourly rate £44.02 £36.59 £34.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% +6.40% -19.09%
10th Percentile £21.83 £18.70 £17.90
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £57.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +29 115 £613 +2.08% 119
West London +16 43 £450 +0.56% 35
East London +56 10 £525 +5.00% 36
North London +19 4 £513 +28.13% 7
South London +22 1 - - 18
C++
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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++.

1 343 (60.60%) Python
2 328 (57.95%) Java
3 183 (32.33%) Finance
4 179 (31.63%) C#
5 177 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
6 170 (30.04%) Front Office
7 150 (26.50%) SQL
8 141 (24.91%) Software Engineering
9 129 (22.79%) Linux
10 123 (21.73%) JavaScript
11 122 (21.55%) AWS
12 117 (20.67%) Derivative
13 114 (20.14%) .NET
14 97 (17.14%) Azure
15 93 (16.43%) Fixed Income
16 92 (16.25%) Web Services
17 87 (15.37%) Banking
18 83 (14.66%) React
19 82 (14.49%) C
20 81 (14.31%) Asset Management
21 78 (13.78%) AngularJS
22 77 (13.60%) Greenfield Project
23 76 (13.43%) Analytics
24 74 (13.07%) Node.js
25 65 (11.48%) Open Source
25 65 (11.48%) NoSQL
25 65 (11.48%) Git (software)
26 64 (11.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 63 (11.13%) Oracle
28 62 (10.95%) Multithreading

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 22 (3.89%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.00%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (0.88%) Confluence
4 5 (0.88%) Luigi
5 4 (0.71%) IIS
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.53%) Ethereum
6 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.53%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.35%) Hyperledger
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Jetty
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 20 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Blender
3 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.18%) MODO
3 1 (0.18%) Simulink
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.06%) FINCAD Analytics
2 15 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.77%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.71%) Orchestrade
5 2 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.35%) Kondor
5 2 (0.35%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.18%) RMDS
6 1 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 122 (21.55%) AWS
2 97 (17.14%) Azure
3 60 (10.60%) GCP
4 32 (5.65%) Amazon S3
5 29 (5.12%) Serverless
6 24 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (3.89%) AWS Step Functions
8 17 (3.00%) OpenShift
9 15 (2.65%) Power Platform
10 12 (2.12%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (2.12%) Azure Functions
10 12 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.77%) GitHub
11 10 (1.77%) SaaS
12 9 (1.59%) PaaS
13 6 (1.06%) Office 365
14 5 (0.88%) AWS IoT
14 5 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.35%) Datadog
15 2 (0.35%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.00%) Internet
2 15 (2.65%) Multicast
3 13 (2.30%) Firewall
4 9 (1.59%) AMQP
5 7 (1.24%) Network Security
6 6 (1.06%) HTTP
6 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.88%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.71%) DNS
8 4 (0.71%) SSH
9 3 (0.53%) RS-485
9 3 (0.53%) Skype
9 3 (0.53%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.35%) Broadband
10 2 (0.35%) DVB
10 2 (0.35%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 2 (0.35%) VPN
11 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.48%) NoSQL
2 44 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (7.42%) Amazon Athena
4 37 (6.54%) MongoDB
5 34 (6.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 32 (5.65%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (4.77%) Big Data
7 27 (4.77%) MySQL
8 24 (4.24%) KDB
9 23 (4.06%) Hadoop
10 22 (3.89%) Amazon Aurora
10 22 (3.89%) SQL Server
11 20 (3.53%) Relational Database
12 19 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (2.65%) Kdb+
13 15 (2.65%) Power BI
13 15 (2.65%) Spotfire
14 13 (2.30%) Redis
15 12 (2.12%) Blockchain
16 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 65 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.01%) Maven
4 28 (4.95%) TeamCity
5 19 (3.36%) JIRA
6 15 (2.65%) Artifactory
6 15 (2.65%) Mercurial
6 15 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.30%) Subversion
8 11 (1.94%) CMake
9 10 (1.77%) NUnit
9 10 (1.77%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.59%) Clang
11 6 (1.06%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.06%) FindBugs
11 6 (1.06%) Log4j
11 6 (1.06%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.88%) Xcode
13 4 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 183 (32.33%) Finance
2 170 (30.04%) Front Office
3 87 (15.37%) Banking
4 31 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.12%) Electronics
5 12 (2.12%) Military
6 11 (1.94%) Games
7 9 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.06%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.71%) Advertising
9 4 (0.71%) Back Office
10 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.35%) Automotive
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 315 (55.65%) Developer
2 94 (16.61%) C++ Developer
3 63 (11.13%) Software Engineer
4 58 (10.25%) Senior Developer
5 56 (9.89%) Architect
6 44 (7.77%) Java Developer
7 40 (7.07%) C# Developer
8 30 (5.30%) Python Developer
9 27 (4.77%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.89%) .NET Developer
11 21 (3.71%) Analyst
12 20 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (3.53%) Senior Software Engineer
13 19 (3.36%) Software Developer
14 18 (3.18%) Data Scientist
15 17 (3.00%) Lead Developer
16 16 (2.83%) Lead Architect
16 16 (2.83%) Quantitative Developer
17 15 (2.65%) C++ Software Engineer
17 15 (2.65%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (20.14%) .NET
2 92 (16.25%) Web Services
3 83 (14.66%) React
4 78 (13.78%) AngularJS
5 74 (13.07%) Node.js
6 38 (6.71%) HTML
7 34 (6.01%) J2EE
8 28 (4.95%) STL
9 27 (4.77%) FIX Protocol
10 24 (4.24%) Middleware
11 23 (4.06%) Kafka
11 23 (4.06%) Vue.js
12 20 (3.53%) CSS
12 20 (3.53%) WPF
13 17 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (2.83%) REST
14 16 (2.83%) Spring
14 16 (2.83%) Unreal Engine
15 15 (2.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 14 (2.47%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 117 (20.67%) Derivative
2 93 (16.43%) Fixed Income
3 77 (13.60%) Greenfield Project
4 64 (11.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 58 (10.25%) Equities
6 44 (7.77%) Hedge funds
7 36 (6.36%) Blog
8 34 (6.01%) Data Structures
9 33 (5.83%) Equity Derivative
10 31 (5.48%) Algorithms
11 25 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (4.42%) Public Cloud
12 23 (4.06%) Reference Data
13 17 (3.00%) User Experience
14 13 (2.30%) Credit Derivative
14 13 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (2.30%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.77%) Augmented Reality
16 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 129 (22.79%) Linux
2 51 (9.01%) Windows
3 49 (8.66%) Unix
4 21 (3.71%) Android
5 20 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.53%) CentOS
6 13 (2.30%) Debian
6 13 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.30%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (1.41%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (24.91%) Software Engineering
3 81 (14.31%) Asset Management
4 76 (13.43%) Analytics
5 65 (11.48%) Open Source
6 62 (10.95%) Multithreading
7 61 (10.78%) Microservices
7 61 (10.78%) TDD
8 58 (10.25%) Low Latency
9 55 (9.72%) Computer Science
9 55 (9.72%) OO
10 48 (8.48%) Investment Management
10 48 (8.48%) Scrum
10 48 (8.48%) Visualisation
11 47 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (8.30%) Migration
12 44 (7.77%) DevOps
13 42 (7.42%) Test Automation
14 41 (7.24%) Decision-Making
14 41 (7.24%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (60.60%) Python
2 328 (57.95%) Java
3 179 (31.63%) C#
4 150 (26.50%) SQL
5 123 (21.73%) JavaScript
6 82 (14.49%) C
7 41 (7.24%) R
8 27 (4.77%) Perl
9 26 (4.59%) PHP
10 25 (4.42%) Ruby
11 23 (4.06%) Scala
12 22 (3.89%) Bash Shell
13 17 (3.00%) Objective-C
14 16 (2.83%) VBA
15 13 (2.30%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.94%) Go
17 10 (1.77%) F#
18 8 (1.41%) Haskell
18 8 (1.41%) T-SQL
18 8 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (9.89%) Degree
2 34 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.59%) PhD
4 25 (4.42%) DV Cleared
5 23 (4.06%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.77%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.41%) CCENT
8 8 (1.41%) CCNA
8 8 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (0.88%) MCITP
9 5 (0.88%) MCSE
9 5 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.53%) MCP
10 3 (0.53%) MCPD
10 3 (0.53%) MCTS
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
11 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.06%) QA
2 7 (1.24%) NIST
3 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (5.30%) Docker
2 7 (1.24%) Firmware
2 7 (1.24%) VMware NSX
3 5 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.18%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 29 (5.12%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.77%) Ansible
3 8 (1.41%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.24%) Nagios
5 5 (0.88%) Puppet
5 5 (0.88%) SCCM
5 5 (0.88%) SCOM
6 3 (0.53%) Graphite
6 3 (0.53%) SELinux
7 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.18%) Salt
8 1 (0.18%) Terraform
8 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (11.13%) Oracle
2 39 (6.89%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.06%) Google
4 18 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.47%) Sybase
6 13 (2.30%) Solace
7 12 (2.12%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.94%) TIBCO
8 11 (1.94%) VMware
9 10 (1.77%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.41%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.24%) Remedy
11 7 (1.24%) Splunk
12 6 (1.06%) Apple
12 6 (1.06%) CA
13 5 (0.88%) IBM
13 5 (0.88%) Murex
13 5 (0.88%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.88%) Reuters
13 5 (0.88%) UiPath