Period
to 25 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 18 28
Rank change year-on-year -28 +10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 11 43 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.64% 10.14% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 10.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 41 1
Belfast median daily rate £525 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.39% +1.76% -
10th Percentile £300 £350 £413
90th Percentile £538 £468 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £525 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +21.39% +1.76% -
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 409 415 166
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.08% 97.88% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 318 72
Belfast median daily rate £438 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% +21.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £104
90th Percentile £538 £563 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £438 £395 £325
% change year-on-year +10.76% +21.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -55.96% +59.26%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.90 £17.05
90th Percentile £18.85 £14.38 £37.45
County Antrim median hourly rate £13.50 £12.34 £27.25
% change year-on-year +9.40% -54.72% +80.34%

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 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ Developer in Belfast

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (81.82%) Visual Studio
2 9 (81.82%) Refactoring
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (81.82%) Multithreading
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Performance Improvement
2 9 (81.82%) Low Latency
2 9 (81.82%) Data Structures
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Asynchronous Programming
2 9 (81.82%) C#
3 8 (72.73%) Banking
4 7 (63.64%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) Derivative
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree

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:

Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Data Structures
2 5 (45.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Asynchronous Programming
1 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (81.82%) Low Latency
1 9 (81.82%) Multithreading
1 9 (81.82%) Performance Improvement
1 9 (81.82%) Refactoring
1 9 (81.82%) TDD
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (81.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Degree