The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Belfast region that had C++ Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 23 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 6.05% 1.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.19% 1.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Median daily rate £410 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
210 78 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 97.67% 95.12% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 31 45
Median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £252 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

C++ Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Belfast region that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

C++ Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

C++ Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C++ Developer across the Belfast region.

C++ Developer Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) C
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) UML
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (13.33%) Banking
8 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
8 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) Unix
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 1 (6.67%) STL
9 1 (6.67%) Java
9 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (6.67%) Equities
9 1 (6.67%) Front Office
9 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (6.67%) CppUnit
9 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) CppUnit
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (53.33%) C
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript