Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £432 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 26 36
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 6 72 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.80% 11.54% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 12.06% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 69 0
Belfast median daily rate £432 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% - -
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £420 -
% change year-on-year +2.74% - -
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 311 597 225
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 95.67% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 471 123
Belfast median daily rate £417 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +25.00% +10.00%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £422 £413 £330
% change year-on-year +2.30% +25.00% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 18
Belfast median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -17.65% -4.33%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £21.55 £23.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.86% -12.50% -9.96%

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 Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 6 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Low Latency
3 4 (66.67%) Virtual Team
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) C
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (33.33%) Market Making
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Front Office
5 2 (33.33%) OOP
5 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

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:

General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Virtual Team
2 3 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Low Latency
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Market Making
3 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Degree