The table below looks at the statistics for C++ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C++
Rank 25 11 22
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing C++ 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.80% 9.52% 3.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.40% 16.67% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
C++
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
91 60 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 63.64% 57.14% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 34
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

C++
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C++ across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C++ Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

C++
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

C++ Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

C++
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

C++ Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

C++
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -16 4 £375 +25.00% 4
C++
UK

C++
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 3 (50.00%) Multicast
2 3 (50.00%) Perl
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (16.67%) Game Development
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Reuters
4 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Games
4 1 (16.67%) Equities

C++
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) Multicast
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
2 1 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Reuters
2 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
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