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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 15 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing C++ 24 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.11% 1.28% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.18% 2.63% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 0
Median daily rate £385 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%

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
132 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 61.11% 48.72% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 22 22
Median daily rate £410 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.67 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) SQL
3 16 (50.00%) Java
3 16 (50.00%) Python
3 16 (50.00%) Finance
4 15 (46.88%) C#
4 15 (46.88%) Multithreading
5 14 (43.75%) BDD
5 14 (43.75%) TDD
6 13 (40.63%) OOD
7 12 (37.50%) Degree
7 12 (37.50%) NoSQL
8 10 (31.25%) Mathematics
8 10 (31.25%) Banking
8 10 (31.25%) Front Office
8 10 (31.25%) C
9 9 (28.13%) Windows
9 9 (28.13%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (25.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (25.00%) Information Security
11 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
12 6 (18.75%) Linux
12 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
12 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.63%) UML
14 4 (12.50%) Apache
14 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
14 4 (12.50%) jQuery
14 4 (12.50%) Node.js

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 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.13%) CppUnit
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) NUnit
3 1 (3.13%) TestNG
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 10 (31.25%) Front Office
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) C++ Developer
3 13 (40.63%) Java Developer
4 10 (31.25%) Lead Developer
4 10 (31.25%) Senior Developer
5 8 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Access Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C/C++ Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Developer in Test
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior C Developer
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 4 (12.50%) jQuery
1 4 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Mathematics
2 9 (28.13%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (9.38%) Equities
4 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Derivative
4 2 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Multithreading
3 14 (43.75%) BDD
3 14 (43.75%) TDD
4 13 (40.63%) OOD
5 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.00%) Information Security
5 8 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.63%) UML
8 3 (9.38%) Data Validation
8 3 (9.38%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (9.38%) Validation
9 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
9 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.25%) Migration
9 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) Python
3 15 (46.88%) C#
4 10 (31.25%) C
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware