Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14 +10
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 54 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.26% 1.50% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.73% 1.57% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 2 6
Belfast median daily rate £413 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £369 £378 £406
90th Percentile £513 £424 £444
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £405 £425
% change year-on-year +1.85% -4.71% +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 555 255 121
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.51% 90.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 148 76
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £289 £138 £101
90th Percentile £513 £438 £509
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £313
% change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -6.26% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.00 £19.40 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% -9.55%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 54 (100.00%) C++
2 49 (90.74%) Low Latency
3 46 (85.19%) Finance
4 45 (83.33%) Multithreading
5 35 (64.81%) Banking
6 33 (61.11%) Linux
7 29 (53.70%) Unix
8 26 (48.15%) Front Office
9 25 (46.30%) OOP
9 25 (46.30%) OOA/OOD
9 25 (46.30%) Visual Studio
9 25 (46.30%) Electronic Trading
10 24 (44.44%) Market Making
11 22 (40.74%) FIX Protocol
12 21 (38.89%) C#
13 16 (29.63%) TDD
13 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (29.63%) Test Automation
13 16 (29.63%) Performance Improvement
13 16 (29.63%) Asynchronous Programming
14 14 (25.93%) Data Structures
14 14 (25.93%) Refactoring
15 11 (20.37%) Virtual Team
16 9 (16.67%) Degree
16 9 (16.67%) Unit Testing
16 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
16 9 (16.67%) Windows
17 8 (14.81%) SQL
17 8 (14.81%) Derivative
17 8 (14.81%) 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) KDB
Development Applications
1 25 (46.30%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
2 4 (7.41%) NUnit
3 1 (1.85%) CppUnit
General
1 46 (85.19%) Finance
2 35 (64.81%) Banking
3 26 (48.15%) Front Office
4 7 (12.96%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.41%) .NET Remoting
2 4 (7.41%) JSON
2 4 (7.41%) Protocol Buffers
2 4 (7.41%) REST
2 4 (7.41%) WCF
2 4 (7.41%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Data Structures
2 11 (20.37%) Virtual Team
3 8 (14.81%) Derivative
4 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.41%) Equities
6 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (61.11%) Linux
2 29 (53.70%) Unix
3 9 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (90.74%) Low Latency
2 45 (83.33%) Multithreading
3 25 (46.30%) Electronic Trading
3 25 (46.30%) OOA/OOD
3 25 (46.30%) OOP
4 24 (44.44%) Market Making
5 16 (29.63%) Asynchronous Programming
5 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (29.63%) Performance Improvement
5 16 (29.63%) TDD
5 16 (29.63%) Test Automation
6 14 (25.93%) Refactoring
7 9 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.41%) Issue Tracking
10 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
10 4 (7.41%) SOA
10 4 (7.41%) UML
11 2 (3.70%) Index Arbitrage
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) C++
2 21 (38.89%) C#
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 5 (9.26%) C
5 4 (7.41%) C++/CLI
5 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) R
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 8 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Google
1 4 (7.41%) Perforce