The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 21 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing C++ 19 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.48% 0.95% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.77% 2.17% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 0
Median daily rate £410 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.97% +12.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
138 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 61.61% 43.81% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 25 20
Median daily rate £401 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.75% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing C++ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

C++
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C++ across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

C++ Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

C++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Belfast region with a requirement for C++.

1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Finance
3 19 (51.35%) SQL
4 17 (45.95%) Multithreading
5 16 (43.24%) Java
5 16 (43.24%) Python
6 15 (40.54%) C#
7 14 (37.84%) TDD
7 14 (37.84%) BDD
8 13 (35.14%) Degree
8 13 (35.14%) OOD
8 13 (35.14%) Front Office
9 12 (32.43%) C
9 12 (32.43%) Banking
9 12 (32.43%) NoSQL
10 11 (29.73%) Windows
11 10 (27.03%) Mathematics
12 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
12 9 (24.32%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (21.62%) Integration Testing
13 8 (21.62%) Information Security
13 8 (21.62%) Linux
13 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
13 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
13 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (18.92%) UML
15 5 (13.51%) Equities
16 4 (10.81%) jQuery
16 4 (10.81%) Unix
16 4 (10.81%) Apache

C++
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) NoSQL
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.70%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
3 1 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) Front Office
3 12 (32.43%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (89.19%) Developer
2 19 (51.35%) C++ Developer
3 13 (35.14%) Java Developer
4 11 (29.73%) Senior Developer
5 10 (27.03%) Lead Developer
6 8 (21.62%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Access Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.70%) C/C++ Developer
9 1 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Developer in Test
9 1 (2.70%) Front Office C++ Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 1 (2.70%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
1 4 (10.81%) jQuery
1 4 (10.81%) Node.js
2 2 (5.41%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Equity Derivative
2 5 (13.51%) Equities
3 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Derivative
3 2 (5.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Multithreading
3 14 (37.84%) BDD
3 14 (37.84%) TDD
4 13 (35.14%) OOD
5 10 (27.03%) Mathematics
6 9 (24.32%) Unit Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.62%) Information Security
7 8 (21.62%) Integration Testing
8 7 (18.92%) UML
9 4 (10.81%) Low Latency
10 3 (8.11%) Data Validation
10 3 (8.11%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (8.11%) Market Making
10 3 (8.11%) Validation
11 2 (5.41%) Migration
11 2 (5.41%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (5.41%) OOP
11 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) Python
3 15 (40.54%) C#
4 12 (32.43%) C
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware