The first table below looks at the demand for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Belfast region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank - 21 22
Contract jobs citing C++ 0 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 5.46% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 8.90% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +2.60%
Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
51 146 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 52.04% 61.34% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 105 14
Average daily rate £378 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
C++
County Antrim

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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++
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 8 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Swing
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (75.00%) XML

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing C++ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C++. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Swing
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL