The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - 18
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 50 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 15.06% - 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.77% - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £382 £335
% change year-on-year +7.98% +14.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% +7.59%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 317 80 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 95.48% 93.02% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 41 40
Median daily rate £413 £388 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +82.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £259 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured C++ Developer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 71 (100.00%) C++
2 64 (90.14%) Finance
3 56 (78.87%) Low Latency
4 53 (74.65%) Linux
5 43 (60.56%) Banking
6 42 (59.15%) Multithreading
7 40 (56.34%) Front Office
8 37 (52.11%) Unix
9 35 (49.30%) OOP
9 35 (49.30%) OOA/OOD
9 35 (49.30%) Market Making
10 33 (46.48%) FIX Protocol
11 31 (43.66%) Electronic Trading
12 30 (42.25%) Visual Studio
13 25 (35.21%) SQL Server
13 25 (35.21%) Unit Testing
14 23 (32.39%) Windows
15 19 (26.76%) UML
16 12 (16.90%) C#
16 12 (16.90%) Equities
17 10 (14.08%) C
17 10 (14.08%) Degree
17 10 (14.08%) Virtual Team
18 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (11.27%) Requirements Analysis
18 8 (11.27%) SQL
19 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
19 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
20 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
21 5 (7.04%) SOA

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 25 (35.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) KDB
Development Applications
1 30 (42.25%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.04%) Bitbucket
2 5 (7.04%) JIRA
2 5 (7.04%) NUnit
3 1 (1.41%) CppUnit
General
1 64 (90.14%) Finance
2 43 (60.56%) Banking
3 40 (56.34%) Front Office
4 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (46.48%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.04%) .NET Remoting
2 5 (7.04%) JSON
2 5 (7.04%) Protocol Buffers
2 5 (7.04%) REST
2 5 (7.04%) WCF
2 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 5 (7.04%) XML
3 2 (2.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Equities
2 10 (14.08%) Virtual Team
3 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 53 (74.65%) Linux
2 37 (52.11%) Unix
3 23 (32.39%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (78.87%) Low Latency
2 42 (59.15%) Multithreading
3 35 (49.30%) Market Making
3 35 (49.30%) OOA/OOD
3 35 (49.30%) OOP
4 31 (43.66%) Electronic Trading
5 25 (35.21%) Unit Testing
6 19 (26.76%) UML
7 8 (11.27%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (8.45%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.04%) Asynchronous Programming
9 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.04%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (7.04%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (7.04%) Process Improvement
9 5 (7.04%) SOA
9 5 (7.04%) TDD
9 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.23%) Refactoring
11 2 (2.82%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 71 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (16.90%) C#
3 10 (14.08%) C
4 8 (11.27%) SQL
5 5 (7.04%) C++/CLI
5 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.23%) Java
7 2 (2.82%) Python
7 2 (2.82%) R
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Google
1 5 (7.04%) Perforce