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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 97 76
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21  
Contract jobs citing C++ 561 544 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.74% 2.51% 2.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.74% 5.76% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 428 475
Median daily rate £575 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 8
Median hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.58% +2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £40.00 £36.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.50 £94.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9772 9446 9820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.80% 43.58% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7229 7201 7171
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 40 85
Median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £15.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £102.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 66 £600 +9.09% 42
Heathrow 0 7 £370 +5.71%
Canary Wharf +2 6 £650 +8.33%
Bromley +8 5 £520 +22.35%
Docklands, London +5 5 £600 -
Uxbridge - 2 £300 - 1
Croydon -2 1 £500 +30.71%
Greenford - 1 £344 -
Osterley - 1 £480 -
C++
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for C++.

1 451 (38.88%) Java
2 424 (36.55%) Finance
3 395 (34.05%) Linux
4 363 (31.29%) C#
5 354 (30.52%) Python
6 329 (28.36%) Banking
7 325 (28.02%) SQL
8 313 (26.98%) Front Office
9 309 (26.64%) Multithreading
10 278 (23.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 261 (22.50%) Unix
12 251 (21.64%) Low Latency
13 216 (18.62%) C
14 210 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
15 200 (17.24%) Fixed Income
16 195 (16.81%) Windows
17 194 (16.72%) Investment Banking
18 182 (15.69%) Electronic Trading
19 172 (14.83%) Oracle
20 168 (14.48%) SDLC
21 158 (13.62%) Software Engineering
22 148 (12.76%) Degree
23 144 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
24 136 (11.72%) .NET
25 131 (11.29%) Equities
26 129 (11.12%) OO
27 122 (10.52%) Mathematics
28 121 (10.43%) STL
29 118 (10.17%) Derivative
30 114 (9.83%) TDD

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 29 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 26 (2.24%) Apache Spark
3 22 (1.90%) Apache
4 18 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.47%) CMS
6 16 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.29%) Oracle Coherence
8 13 (1.12%) Confluence
9 12 (1.03%) JBoss
10 11 (0.95%) nginx
11 10 (0.86%) DataSynapse
11 10 (0.86%) Tuxedo
12 7 (0.60%) IIS
12 7 (0.60%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.43%) SAS
15 4 (0.34%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.34%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.26%) Jupyter
16 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 52 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.43%) SPSS
6 4 (0.34%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.17%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.086%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.086%) Stata
Business Applications
1 40 (3.45%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.34%) Murex MxG2000
2 4 (0.34%) Summit
3 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.26%) RMDS
3 3 (0.26%) SunGard Martini
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.086%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.086%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.086%) Relativity
5 1 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.86%) PaaS
4 9 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.52%) IaaS
7 5 (0.43%) Force.com
7 5 (0.43%) SaaS
8 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.26%) Bluemix
9 3 (0.26%) Heroku
9 3 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.17%) GitHub
10 2 (0.17%) Google Play
10 2 (0.17%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.10%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.64%) HTTP
3 12 (1.03%) Internet
4 7 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.43%) Firewall
5 5 (0.43%) LDAP
5 5 (0.43%) Network Security
5 5 (0.43%) SNMP
5 5 (0.43%) Wireless
6 4 (0.34%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.34%) IP Telephony
6 4 (0.34%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.34%) Multicast
7 3 (0.26%) AMQP
7 3 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.17%) 802.11
8 2 (0.17%) SSL
9 1 (0.086%) DVB
9 1 (0.086%) GPRS
9 1 (0.086%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.40%) Big Data
2 51 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 40 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 38 (3.28%) KDB
5 34 (2.93%) Hadoop
6 31 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 31 (2.67%) Tick Data
7 23 (1.98%) RDBMS
8 21 (1.81%) DB2
9 19 (1.64%) Kdb+
10 18 (1.55%) MySQL
11 17 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.47%) OLTP
11 17 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.21%) MongoDB
13 12 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.95%) QlikView
15 8 (0.69%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.69%) HBase
Development Applications
1 79 (6.81%) Subversion
2 64 (5.52%) Git (software)
3 55 (4.74%) JIRA
4 31 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 29 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 27 (2.33%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 13 (1.12%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (1.03%) Vagrant
10 11 (0.95%) gulp
10 11 (0.95%) NUnit
10 11 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.86%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.78%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.69%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.69%) Bower
13 8 (0.69%) Gradle
14 7 (0.60%) Moq
15 6 (0.52%) Maven
General
1 424 (36.55%) Finance
2 329 (28.36%) Banking
3 313 (26.98%) Front Office
4 194 (16.72%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.07%) Games
6 21 (1.81%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.38%) Electronics
8 15 (1.29%) Back Office
9 14 (1.21%) Retail
10 12 (1.03%) Marketing
11 11 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.52%) Advertising
13 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.26%) Automotive
13 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.17%) Avionics
14 2 (0.17%) Law
14 2 (0.17%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 881 (75.95%) Developer
2 451 (38.88%) C++ Developer
3 150 (12.93%) Java Developer
4 132 (11.38%) C# Developer
5 129 (11.12%) Quantitative Developer
6 100 (8.62%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 82 (7.07%) Front Office Developer
8 75 (6.47%) C++/C# Developer
9 74 (6.38%) Python Developer
10 73 (6.29%) Software Engineer
11 66 (5.69%) Analyst
12 63 (5.43%) Senior Developer
13 62 (5.34%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 60 (5.17%) Linux Developer
15 59 (5.09%) C++ Quantitative Developer
16 53 (4.57%) SQL Developer
17 48 (4.14%) Software Developer
18 47 (4.05%) C++ Software Developer
19 44 (3.79%) Low Latency Java Developer
20 43 (3.71%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (11.72%) .NET
2 121 (10.43%) STL
3 108 (9.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 98 (8.45%) XML
5 63 (5.43%) JNI
6 60 (5.17%) Middleware
7 58 (5.00%) HTML
8 53 (4.57%) WPF
9 48 (4.14%) FIX Protocol
10 46 (3.97%) Web Services
11 40 (3.45%) HTML5
11 40 (3.45%) JSON
12 30 (2.59%) AngularJS
13 28 (2.41%) Rendezvous
13 28 (2.41%) RESTful
14 27 (2.33%) CSS
15 26 (2.24%) ASP.NET
15 26 (2.24%) XSLT
16 25 (2.16%) Node.js
17 24 (2.07%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 278 (23.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 200 (17.24%) Fixed Income
3 144 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (11.29%) Equities
5 118 (10.17%) Derivative
6 108 (9.31%) Computer Science
7 97 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
8 87 (7.50%) Algorithms
9 56 (4.83%) Market Risk
10 50 (4.31%) Fintech
11 40 (3.45%) Data Structures
12 29 (2.50%) Mobile App
13 23 (1.98%) Equity Derivative
14 22 (1.90%) Credit Risk
15 21 (1.81%) Management Information System
16 19 (1.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 17 (1.47%) Swaptions
18 15 (1.29%) Hedge funds
19 13 (1.12%) User Experience
20 12 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 395 (34.05%) Linux
2 261 (22.50%) Unix
3 195 (16.81%) Windows
4 42 (3.62%) Android
5 29 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.16%) Solaris
7 13 (1.12%) CentOS
8 7 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.43%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.26%) Tizen
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.17%) VMS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.086%) Debian
13 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.086%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.086%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (26.64%) Multithreading
2 251 (21.64%) Low Latency
3 210 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (15.69%) Electronic Trading
5 168 (14.48%) SDLC
6 158 (13.62%) Software Engineering
7 129 (11.12%) OO
8 122 (10.52%) Mathematics
9 114 (9.83%) TDD
10 94 (8.10%) Multithreaded Programming
11 77 (6.64%) Analytics
11 77 (6.64%) Risk Management
12 72 (6.21%) Scrum
13 70 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
14 63 (5.43%) Test Automation
15 62 (5.34%) Quantitative Research
16 61 (5.26%) DevOps
17 57 (4.91%) Unit Testing
18 50 (4.31%) Algorithmic Trading
19 49 (4.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 451 (38.88%) Java
2 363 (31.29%) C#
3 354 (30.52%) Python
4 325 (28.02%) SQL
5 216 (18.62%) C
6 98 (8.45%) Perl
7 80 (6.90%) Shell Script
8 72 (6.21%) JavaScript
9 55 (4.74%) Scala
10 49 (4.22%) VBA
11 37 (3.19%) R
12 31 (2.67%) Bash Shell
13 29 (2.50%) PL/SQL
14 28 (2.41%) Objective-C
15 22 (1.90%) Ruby
16 20 (1.72%) MATLAB
17 17 (1.47%) PowerShell
18 16 (1.38%) PHP
19 15 (1.29%) VB
20 14 (1.21%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 148 (12.76%) Degree
2 68 (5.86%) PhD
3 26 (2.24%) Numerate Degree
4 22 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.29%) Security Cleared
6 8 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.69%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.52%) CISSP
8 5 (0.43%) CEH
8 5 (0.43%) CISA
8 5 (0.43%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.34%) OSCP
10 3 (0.26%) CFA
10 3 (0.26%) MBA
10 3 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.26%) PMP
11 2 (0.17%) ISEB
12 1 (0.086%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.086%) MCSE
12 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.34%) QA
2 30 (2.59%) MiFID
3 9 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.60%) SLA
5 5 (0.43%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.34%) MISRA
7 3 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.086%) Basel III
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 15022
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.086%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (1.64%) Docker
2 8 (0.69%) Firmware
3 6 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.52%) HDFS
4 4 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.086%) vSphere
7 1 (0.086%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (2.59%) Ansible
2 18 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.12%) Control-M
3 13 (1.12%) Puppet
4 5 (0.43%) HP Fortify
5 3 (0.26%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.26%) Salt
5 3 (0.26%) Terraform
6 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.17%) Mesos
6 2 (0.17%) OpenView
6 2 (0.17%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.086%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.086%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.086%) Nagios
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.086%) SCOM
7 1 (0.086%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 172 (14.83%) Oracle
2 82 (7.07%) Sybase
3 62 (5.34%) ION Trading
4 59 (5.09%) Microsoft
5 55 (4.74%) TIBCO
6 26 (2.24%) Solace
7 22 (1.90%) IBM
8 19 (1.64%) Google
9 18 (1.55%) Bloomberg
10 15 (1.29%) Perforce
10 15 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.21%) Tableau
12 11 (0.95%) Sun
12 11 (0.95%) Teradata
13 10 (0.86%) Murex
13 10 (0.86%) Netezza
14 9 (0.78%) Reuters
15 8 (0.69%) Cognizant
15 8 (0.69%) Talarian
15 8 (0.69%) Tradeweb
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Finance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £650.00 - £730.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago