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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
England / London
Rank 80 84 81
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing C++ 590 592 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.07% 2.69% 2.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% 6.34% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 478 408
Median daily rate £575 £569 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £744 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £348
% change year-on-year -1.87% +15.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £30.19 £29.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.33% +1.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.61 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 8850 9343 8742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.07% 42.48% 41.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6573 7006 6334
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 54 45
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +35.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.86 £17.51 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -5 85 £575 - 53
Heathrow -1 10 £360 +2.85%
Canary Wharf -4 7 £600 +5.49%
Docklands, London +1 5 £595 -12.11%
New Malden - 5 - -
Osterley 0 2 £480 +1.05%
Bromley - 2 £500 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £450 - 2
C++
England

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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++.

1 447 (39.59%) Java
2 399 (35.34%) Finance
3 382 (33.84%) Linux
4 363 (32.15%) Python
5 332 (29.41%) C#
6 296 (26.22%) Banking
7 294 (26.04%) SQL
8 285 (25.24%) Front Office
9 281 (24.89%) Multithreading
10 274 (24.27%) Unix
11 229 (20.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 215 (19.04%) Low Latency
13 206 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
14 203 (17.98%) C
15 177 (15.68%) Electronic Trading
16 176 (15.59%) Investment Banking
17 173 (15.32%) Oracle
18 156 (13.82%) OO
19 154 (13.64%) Software Engineering
20 152 (13.46%) Fixed Income
21 148 (13.11%) Degree
21 148 (13.11%) SDLC
22 147 (13.02%) Windows
23 139 (12.31%) STL
24 127 (11.25%) Algorithms
25 126 (11.16%) Mathematics
26 123 (10.89%) Computer Science
27 115 (10.19%) Analytics
28 114 (10.10%) Perl
29 109 (9.65%) Equities

C++
Top Related 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 38 (3.37%) Apache Spark
2 22 (1.95%) Apache
3 21 (1.86%) Confluence
4 20 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
4 20 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.06%) DataSynapse
5 12 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.89%) Tuxedo
7 6 (0.53%) SAS
8 4 (0.35%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.27%) IPython
9 3 (0.27%) JBoss
9 3 (0.27%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.27%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.18%) IIS
10 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.18%) WebORB
Applications
1 27 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.71%) MS Project
2 8 (0.71%) SPSS
3 5 (0.44%) MS Office
4 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Simulink
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.089%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.089%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (1.68%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.97%) RMDS
3 6 (0.53%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.35%) Murex MxG2000
4 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.27%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.089%) Relativity
7 1 (0.089%) Summit
7 1 (0.089%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.089%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.24%) GitHub
2 14 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.89%) SaaS
4 9 (0.80%) Force.com
5 7 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.44%) PaaS
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.35%) Heroku
8 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.27%) IaaS
8 3 (0.27%) Veeva
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.18%) Google Play
9 2 (0.18%) iTunes
10 1 (0.089%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.089%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.37%) HTTP
2 36 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 25 (2.21%) Internet
4 16 (1.42%) Kerberos
5 14 (1.24%) LDAP
6 7 (0.62%) Multicast
6 7 (0.62%) SSL
7 6 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.44%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.35%) Wireless
9 4 (0.35%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.27%) AMQP
10 3 (0.27%) Firewall
11 2 (0.18%) 802.11
11 2 (0.18%) DNS
11 2 (0.18%) DVB
11 2 (0.18%) Intranet
11 2 (0.18%) NGN
11 2 (0.18%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.91%) Big Data
2 51 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 49 (4.34%) SQL Server
4 48 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 44 (3.90%) KDB
6 41 (3.63%) Oracle Database
7 40 (3.54%) Tick Data
8 31 (2.75%) NoSQL
9 30 (2.66%) OLTP
10 24 (2.13%) Apache Hive
11 22 (1.95%) DB2
12 19 (1.68%) Kdb+
12 19 (1.68%) MySQL
13 18 (1.59%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.97%) HBase
15 11 (0.97%) MongoDB
15 11 (0.97%) QlikView
16 10 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 72 (6.38%) Subversion
2 69 (6.11%) JIRA
3 63 (5.58%) Git (software)
4 33 (2.92%) Jenkins
5 30 (2.66%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.95%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.51%) Maven
8 16 (1.42%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.06%) Android Studio
10 10 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.89%) Gradle
10 10 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (0.80%) Xcode
12 7 (0.62%) NUnit
13 6 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.53%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.44%) Selenium
14 5 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.35%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.35%) Moq
General
1 399 (35.34%) Finance
2 296 (26.22%) Banking
3 285 (25.24%) Front Office
4 176 (15.59%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.19%) Games
6 30 (2.66%) Marketing
7 18 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.33%) Retail
10 14 (1.24%) Back Office
10 14 (1.24%) Electronics
11 9 (0.80%) Publishing
12 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.44%) Advertising
14 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.18%) Law
15 2 (0.18%) Legal
15 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 809 (71.66%) Developer
2 477 (42.25%) C++ Developer
3 119 (10.54%) Java Developer
3 119 (10.54%) Quantitative Developer
4 116 (10.27%) C# Developer
5 85 (7.53%) Python Developer
6 81 (7.17%) Analyst
6 81 (7.17%) Linux Developer
7 79 (7.00%) C++/C# Developer
8 75 (6.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 68 (6.02%) Front Office Developer
10 56 (4.96%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 54 (4.78%) Software Engineer
12 48 (4.25%) Architect
12 48 (4.25%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 47 (4.16%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
14 46 (4.07%) Senior Developer
15 44 (3.90%) C++/Java Developer
16 37 (3.28%) Front Office C++ Developer
17 34 (3.01%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (12.31%) STL
2 101 (8.95%) .NET
2 101 (8.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 85 (7.53%) XML
4 71 (6.29%) FIX Protocol
5 63 (5.58%) HTML
6 54 (4.78%) Middleware
7 47 (4.16%) Web Services
8 38 (3.37%) JSON
8 38 (3.37%) WPF
9 35 (3.10%) JNI
10 33 (2.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 30 (2.66%) AngularJS
11 30 (2.66%) HTML5
11 30 (2.66%) OpenGL
12 26 (2.30%) RESTful
13 24 (2.13%) J2EE
14 23 (2.04%) Rendezvous
15 22 (1.95%) CSS
15 22 (1.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 229 (20.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 152 (13.46%) Fixed Income
3 127 (11.25%) Algorithms
4 123 (10.89%) Computer Science
5 109 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (9.65%) Equities
6 85 (7.53%) Derivative
7 70 (6.20%) Market Risk
8 40 (3.54%) Credit Risk
9 35 (3.10%) Data Structures
9 35 (3.10%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.48%) Mobile App
11 25 (2.21%) User Experience
12 23 (2.04%) Fintech
13 16 (1.42%) N-Tier
14 15 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (1.24%) Augmented Reality
15 14 (1.24%) Grid Computing
16 13 (1.15%) CUDA
16 13 (1.15%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 382 (33.84%) Linux
2 274 (24.27%) Unix
3 147 (13.02%) Windows
4 43 (3.81%) Android
5 37 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.83%) Solaris
7 7 (0.62%) MVS
8 5 (0.44%) CentOS
8 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.35%) AIX
9 4 (0.35%) HPUX
10 3 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.27%) SUSE
10 3 (0.27%) Tizen
10 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.18%) Debian
11 2 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.18%) VMS
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (24.89%) Multithreading
2 215 (19.04%) Low Latency
3 206 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (15.68%) Electronic Trading
5 156 (13.82%) OO
6 154 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 148 (13.11%) SDLC
8 126 (11.16%) Mathematics
9 115 (10.19%) Analytics
10 106 (9.39%) TDD
11 94 (8.33%) Risk Management
12 93 (8.24%) Multithreaded Programming
13 80 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
14 68 (6.02%) Algorithmic Trading
15 61 (5.40%) Release Management
16 60 (5.31%) Scrum
17 57 (5.05%) DevOps
18 46 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (3.81%) Migration
20 41 (3.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 447 (39.59%) Java
2 363 (32.15%) Python
3 332 (29.41%) C#
4 294 (26.04%) SQL
5 203 (17.98%) C
6 114 (10.10%) Perl
7 87 (7.71%) JavaScript
8 75 (6.64%) Shell Script
9 62 (5.49%) R
10 55 (4.87%) Scala
11 42 (3.72%) MATLAB
12 37 (3.28%) Bash Shell
13 35 (3.10%) Objective-C
14 29 (2.57%) VBA
15 22 (1.95%) Go
16 21 (1.86%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.86%) Ruby
17 19 (1.68%) PHP
18 13 (1.15%) ActionScript
19 12 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 148 (13.11%) Degree
2 69 (6.11%) PhD
3 15 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.62%) PMP
6 6 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.44%) CISA
7 5 (0.44%) CISSP
7 5 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.27%) CEH
8 3 (0.27%) CFA
8 3 (0.27%) MBA
8 3 (0.27%) OSCP
8 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.18%) ACCA
9 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.18%) CIMA
10 1 (0.089%) MCSE
10 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.089%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.53%) QA
2 28 (2.48%) MiFID
3 12 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.62%) SLA
5 5 (0.44%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.18%) IFRS
6 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.089%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.089%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.089%) ISO15022
7 1 (0.089%) MISRA
7 1 (0.089%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (1.42%) Docker
2 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (0.35%) HDFS
2 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.27%) NFS
4 2 (0.18%) Squid
5 1 (0.089%) Firmware
5 1 (0.089%) GPFS
5 1 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.089%) vSphere
5 1 (0.089%) XenServer
5 1 (0.089%) zsh
Systems Management
1 34 (3.01%) Ansible
2 28 (2.48%) Puppet
3 26 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.97%) Control-M
5 4 (0.35%) HP Fortify
5 4 (0.35%) Terraform
6 3 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.27%) Nagios
6 3 (0.27%) Salt
7 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.18%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.18%) logstash
7 2 (0.18%) Mesos
8 1 (0.089%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.089%) Cacti
8 1 (0.089%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.089%) Icinga
8 1 (0.089%) Netcool
8 1 (0.089%) SCOM
Vendors
1 173 (15.32%) Oracle
2 64 (5.67%) Sybase
3 43 (3.81%) TIBCO
4 34 (3.01%) ION Trading
5 31 (2.75%) Google
5 31 (2.75%) Microsoft
6 26 (2.30%) Solace
7 22 (1.95%) Reuters
8 20 (1.77%) IBM
9 19 (1.68%) Bloomberg
10 14 (1.24%) Tableau
11 13 (1.15%) Hortonworks
11 13 (1.15%) Netezza
11 13 (1.15%) Teradata
12 12 (1.06%) Cognizant
12 12 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.80%) Splunk
14 7 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.53%) Informatica
15 6 (0.53%) Murex
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