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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C++
Rank 21 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing C++ 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.95% 0.96% 5.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.17% 2.17% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
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
46 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 43.81% 44.23% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 17
Average daily rate £310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £358 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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++
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) STL
2 5 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 5 (83.33%) NewSQL
2 5 (83.33%) Low Latency
2 5 (83.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) OOD
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Coaching
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
6 1 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) C
6 1 (16.67%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) Validation
6 1 (16.67%) Intel
6 1 (16.67%) Internet
6 1 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (16.67%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) NewSQL
1 5 (83.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) C++ Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) STL
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Low Latency
1 5 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Intel