Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C++ Developer
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 +14
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 32 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.93% 4.60% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.21% 4.69% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 5
Belfast median daily rate £460 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £372 £300 £413
90th Percentile £538 £420 £445
County Antrim median daily rate £460 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +12.20% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Contract vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 444 320 133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 98.16% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 216 67
Belfast median daily rate £421 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.83% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £266 £213 £182
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
County Antrim median daily rate £421 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +16.99% +10.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.31% +2.62%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £18.75 £17.60 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £12.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.45% -19.08% +17.31%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in Belfast

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Developer in Belfast

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Developer in Belfast over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in Belfast

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) C++
2 30 (93.75%) Multithreading
2 30 (93.75%) Low Latency
3 24 (75.00%) Finance
4 21 (65.63%) Banking
5 16 (50.00%) C#
6 15 (46.88%) TDD
6 15 (46.88%) Refactoring
6 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
6 15 (46.88%) Performance Improvement
6 15 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (46.88%) Visual Studio
6 15 (46.88%) Unix
6 15 (46.88%) Linux
6 15 (46.88%) Asynchronous Programming
6 15 (46.88%) Data Structures
7 13 (40.63%) Electronic Trading
8 12 (37.50%) Derivative
9 11 (34.38%) OOP
9 11 (34.38%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (31.25%) Market Making
10 10 (31.25%) Virtual Team
11 9 (28.13%) Front Office
11 9 (28.13%) Degree
11 9 (28.13%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
12 8 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (12.50%) Windows
14 3 (9.38%) KDB
14 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) KDB
Development Applications
1 15 (46.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (75.00%) Finance
2 21 (65.63%) Banking
3 9 (28.13%) Front Office
4 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Data Structures
2 12 (37.50%) Derivative
3 10 (31.25%) Virtual Team
4 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
1 15 (46.88%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Low Latency
1 30 (93.75%) Multithreading
2 15 (46.88%) Asynchronous Programming
2 15 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (46.88%) Performance Improvement
2 15 (46.88%) Refactoring
2 15 (46.88%) TDD
2 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
3 13 (40.63%) Electronic Trading
4 11 (34.38%) OOA/OOD
4 11 (34.38%) OOP
5 10 (31.25%) Market Making
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Concurrent Programming
7 1 (3.13%) Index Arbitrage
7 1 (3.13%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 8 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree