Period
to

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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 139 90 119
Rank change year-on-year -49 +29 +33
Contract jobs citing C++ 802 795 391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.02% 2.87% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.78% 6.05% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 599 269
10th Percentile £513 £425 £413
25th Percentile £600 £525 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £747 £650 £575
Median % change year-on-year +14.85% +13.04% -4.17%
75th Percentile £825 £763 £688
90th Percentile £875 £800 £813
England median daily rate £700 £600 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
10th Percentile £37.44 £28.36 £26.73
25th Percentile £48.40 £30.50 £48.31
Median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £51.75
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -13.04% +3.50%
75th Percentile £67.50 £52.50 £53.94
90th Percentile £69.19 £60.00 £73.63
England median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -

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 16,784 13,135 8,789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.37% 47.45% 49.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,896 9,811 6,568
10th Percentile £413 £381 £368
25th Percentile £500 £460 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £725 £650 £630
90th Percentile £800 £725 £713
England median daily rate £554 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +9.70% +1.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 72 70
10th Percentile £31.10 £20.55 £22.40
25th Percentile £35.00 £31.19 £28.06
Median hourly rate £51.25 £44.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +16.48% -8.01% +28.40%
75th Percentile £67.50 £61.25 £60.75
90th Percentile £77.15 £68.32 £64.91
England median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -5.38%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -21 90 £700 +1.82% 55
South London +11 28 £600 -7.69% 5
West London -10 14 £500 +1.01% 19
East London -10 3 £520 +4.00% 12
C++
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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++.

1 446 (55.61%) Python
2 399 (49.75%) Java
3 372 (46.38%) C#
4 294 (36.66%) Finance
5 285 (35.54%) SQL
6 264 (32.92%) Banking
7 258 (32.17%) Social Skills
8 228 (28.43%) Front Office
9 210 (26.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 204 (25.44%) Linux
11 192 (23.94%) .NET
12 180 (22.44%) Agile
13 179 (22.32%) Oracle
13 179 (22.32%) Investment Banking
14 177 (22.07%) Software Engineering
15 168 (20.95%) Windows
16 165 (20.57%) Git (software)
17 156 (19.45%) DevOps
18 147 (18.33%) Degree
19 145 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
20 143 (17.83%) Low Latency
21 135 (16.83%) C
22 130 (16.21%) Multithreading
23 129 (16.08%) Computer Science
24 127 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
25 120 (14.96%) Analytics
26 117 (14.59%) Electronic Trading
27 115 (14.34%) Mathematics
28 109 (13.59%) OO
29 107 (13.34%) JIRA

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 (3.49%) Oracle Coherence
2 25 (3.12%) Apache
2 25 (3.12%) Confluence
3 23 (2.87%) WebSphere
4 21 (2.62%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.62%) CMS
5 15 (1.87%) MQSeries
5 15 (1.87%) nginx
6 14 (1.75%) DataSynapse
7 9 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.00%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.50%) Ethereum
11 4 (0.50%) IIS
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.37%) SAS
12 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.25%) Solana
14 1 (0.12%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 35 (4.36%) Spreadsheet
2 28 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) SPSS
5 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) InVision
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) RMDS
2 6 (0.75%) Oracle Utilities
3 5 (0.62%) SunGard Martini
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.25%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) MoSes
6 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 73 (9.10%) AWS
2 62 (7.73%) Azure
3 32 (3.99%) Serverless
4 28 (3.49%) GCP
5 16 (2.00%) NuGet
6 14 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.62%) GitHub
8 11 (1.37%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 11 (1.37%) Azure Functions
8 11 (1.37%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.25%) Azure Logic Apps
10 9 (1.12%) Azure Storage
11 5 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.62%) Azure AKS
11 5 (0.62%) SaaS
12 4 (0.50%) Azure DevOps
12 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.50%) PaaS
12 4 (0.50%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.37%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.12%) Multicast
3 15 (1.87%) IPv4
4 11 (1.37%) Wireshark
5 9 (1.12%) Firewall
6 5 (0.62%) AMQP
7 4 (0.50%) DNS
7 4 (0.50%) HTTP
7 4 (0.50%) Network Security
7 4 (0.50%) SSH
8 3 (0.37%) FTP
8 3 (0.37%) SSL
9 2 (0.25%) Internet
10 1 (0.12%) ATM
10 1 (0.12%) GPON
10 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.12%) Modbus
10 1 (0.12%) WAN
10 1 (0.12%) Wireless
10 1 (0.12%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.35%) Relational Database
2 57 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 56 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 49 (6.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 28 (3.49%) NoSQL
6 24 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (2.37%) Apache Ignite
8 19 (2.37%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.87%) Big Data
10 15 (1.87%) ObjectStore
11 14 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.12%) DB2
13 9 (1.12%) KDB
13 9 (1.12%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.87%) BigQuery
14 7 (0.87%) OLTP
14 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 165 (20.57%) Git (software)
2 107 (13.34%) JIRA
3 101 (12.59%) Jenkins
4 86 (10.72%) Visual Studio
5 53 (6.61%) Bitbucket
6 44 (5.49%) Subversion
7 43 (5.36%) TeamCity
8 27 (3.37%) Artifactory
9 19 (2.37%) IntelliJ
10 18 (2.24%) SonarQube
11 17 (2.12%) MSBuild
12 16 (2.00%) git-flow
13 13 (1.62%) CppUnit
14 12 (1.50%) Robot Framework
15 11 (1.37%) NUnit
16 8 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
17 7 (0.87%) GitLab
17 7 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
18 5 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 5 (0.62%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 294 (36.66%) Finance
2 264 (32.92%) Banking
3 258 (32.17%) Social Skills
4 228 (28.43%) Front Office
5 179 (22.32%) Investment Banking
6 127 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (4.24%) Back Office
8 28 (3.49%) Financial Institution
9 24 (2.99%) Public Sector
10 18 (2.24%) Legal
11 16 (2.00%) Games
12 12 (1.50%) Telecoms
13 10 (1.25%) Marketing
13 10 (1.25%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (0.75%) Law
15 5 (0.62%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
17 3 (0.37%) Electronics
17 3 (0.37%) Retail
18 2 (0.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 533 (66.46%) Developer
2 231 (28.80%) C++ Developer
3 147 (18.33%) C# Developer
4 83 (10.35%) Python Developer
5 77 (9.60%) Java Developer
6 68 (8.48%) C++/C# Developer
7 53 (6.61%) Software Engineer
8 52 (6.48%) Analyst
9 51 (6.36%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 50 (6.23%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 46 (5.74%) Quantitative Developer
12 43 (5.36%) Architect
12 43 (5.36%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 40 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
14 34 (4.24%) Qualitative Analyst
14 34 (4.24%) Quantitative Analyst
15 28 (3.49%) Low Latency Java Developer
16 27 (3.37%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 26 (3.24%) C++ Software Engineer
18 24 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (23.94%) .NET
2 90 (11.22%) XML
3 84 (10.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 81 (10.10%) Rendezvous
5 69 (8.60%) STL
6 60 (7.48%) .NET Framework
7 44 (5.49%) Kafka
8 42 (5.24%) .NET Core
9 40 (4.99%) FIX Protocol
10 39 (4.86%) JSON
11 38 (4.74%) AngularJS
12 35 (4.36%) WPF
13 32 (3.99%) HTML
14 29 (3.62%) React
15 27 (3.37%) REST
16 26 (3.24%) Django
17 25 (3.12%) Elastic Stack
17 25 (3.12%) LINQ
17 25 (3.12%) WCF
18 24 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 210 (26.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 107 (13.34%) Derivative
3 77 (9.60%) Fixed Income
4 67 (8.35%) Algorithms
5 51 (6.36%) Data Structures
6 38 (4.74%) Credit Derivative
6 38 (4.74%) Equities
7 31 (3.87%) Market Risk
8 22 (2.74%) Swaptions
9 21 (2.62%) Cloud Native
10 20 (2.49%) Client/Server
10 20 (2.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 14 (1.75%) Data Centre
11 14 (1.75%) OTC Derivatives
11 14 (1.75%) Wiki
12 11 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
13 10 (1.25%) Credit Risk
13 10 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (1.12%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 204 (25.44%) Linux
2 168 (20.95%) Windows
3 69 (8.60%) Unix
4 23 (2.87%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.62%) Android
6 6 (0.75%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.62%) AIX
7 5 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.37%) SUSE
9 3 (0.37%) VMS
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.12%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (22.44%) Agile
2 177 (22.07%) Software Engineering
3 156 (19.45%) DevOps
4 145 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
5 143 (17.83%) Low Latency
6 130 (16.21%) Multithreading
7 129 (16.08%) Computer Science
8 120 (14.96%) Analytics
9 117 (14.59%) Electronic Trading
10 115 (14.34%) Mathematics
11 109 (13.59%) OO
12 97 (12.09%) CI/CD
13 85 (10.60%) Unit Testing
14 70 (8.73%) Test Automation
15 64 (7.98%) Scrum
16 59 (7.36%) Risk Management
17 57 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
18 55 (6.86%) Physics
19 54 (6.73%) High Availability
20 44 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 446 (55.61%) Python
2 399 (49.75%) Java
3 372 (46.38%) C#
4 285 (35.54%) SQL
5 135 (16.83%) C
6 81 (10.10%) JavaScript
7 60 (7.48%) Go
8 58 (7.23%) Perl
9 29 (3.62%) PL/SQL
9 29 (3.62%) TypeScript
10 26 (3.24%) Shell Script
11 25 (3.12%) Bash
11 25 (3.12%) PowerShell
11 25 (3.12%) Rust
12 23 (2.87%) Scala
13 16 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.62%) Ruby
15 12 (1.50%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.37%) MATLAB
17 10 (1.25%) R
Qualifications
1 147 (18.33%) Degree
2 70 (8.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (4.74%) Numerate Degree
3 38 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 32 (3.99%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.87%) PhD
6 7 (0.87%) CFA
6 7 (0.87%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.87%) MBA
7 5 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.37%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.12%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) GIAC
10 1 (0.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.49%) QA
2 5 (0.62%) GDPR
2 5 (0.62%) PMO
3 3 (0.37%) MiFID
4 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) CDISC
5 1 (0.12%) LOINC
5 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 65 (8.10%) Docker
2 7 (0.87%) GridGain
3 5 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.25%) HDFS
4 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 89 (11.10%) Kubernetes
2 50 (6.23%) Ansible
3 47 (5.86%) ITRS Geneos
4 41 (5.11%) Terraform
5 18 (2.24%) Consul
5 18 (2.24%) Packer
6 12 (1.50%) BladeLogic
7 10 (1.25%) Puppet
8 7 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
9 6 (0.75%) Grafana
10 5 (0.62%) Kibana
10 5 (0.62%) logstash
11 4 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.50%) Salt
12 3 (0.37%) Icinga
12 3 (0.37%) Istio
12 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 2 (0.25%) systemd
13 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 179 (22.32%) Oracle
2 81 (10.10%) TIBCO
3 74 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 40 (4.99%) IBM
5 20 (2.49%) Dynatrace
6 18 (2.24%) Splunk
7 16 (2.00%) Sun
8 13 (1.62%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.50%) ION Trading
9 12 (1.50%) Sybase
10 10 (1.25%) Reuters
11 9 (1.12%) DevExpress
11 9 (1.12%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.87%) FIS
12 7 (0.87%) Google
12 7 (0.87%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.75%) Informatica
13 6 (0.75%) Murex
13 6 (0.75%) Perforce
14 5 (0.62%) SunGard