The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 21 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.95% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 10.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 0
Median daily rate £433 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.13% +7.50%  

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 205 106 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 97.16% 95.50% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 47 51
Median daily rate £395 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 34 (100.00%) C++
2 27 (79.41%) Finance
3 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 18 (52.94%) Low Latency
4 16 (47.06%) Windows
5 14 (41.18%) Banking
5 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 14 (41.18%) Multithreading
6 13 (38.24%) Unix
6 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
6 13 (38.24%) Visual Studio
6 13 (38.24%) Front Office
7 12 (35.29%) UML
7 12 (35.29%) Market Making
8 11 (32.35%) OOP
8 11 (32.35%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (32.35%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (29.41%) C
10 9 (26.47%) Electronic Trading
11 7 (20.59%) Equities
11 7 (20.59%) Virtual Team
12 5 (14.71%) Degree
12 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (14.71%) SQL
13 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
13 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
13 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
13 2 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
14 1 (2.94%) Index Arbitrage

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) CppUnit
General
1 27 (79.41%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Banking
3 13 (38.24%) Front Office
4 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.94%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Equities
1 7 (20.59%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Linux
2 16 (47.06%) Windows
3 13 (38.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Low Latency
2 14 (41.18%) Multithreading
2 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Market Making
3 12 (35.29%) UML
4 11 (32.35%) OOA/OOD
4 11 (32.35%) OOP
5 9 (26.47%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) Index Arbitrage
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (29.41%) C
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
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