The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for C++ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C++ over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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++
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing C++ 26 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.38% 0.91% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.40% 2.22% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 0
Median daily rate £433 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.61% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

C++ is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 134 45 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 63.81% 40.91% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 25 28
Median daily rate £400 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in Belfast

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Belfast

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Belfast over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Belfast

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for C++.

1 34 (68.00%) Finance
2 25 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 23 (46.00%) Front Office
3 23 (46.00%) Linux
4 21 (42.00%) Banking
4 21 (42.00%) Low Latency
5 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (32.00%) Unix
6 16 (32.00%) Windows
7 15 (30.00%) SQL
7 15 (30.00%) Market Making
8 14 (28.00%) OOP
8 14 (28.00%) OOA/OOD
8 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
8 14 (28.00%) FIX Protocol
9 13 (26.00%) Degree
9 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
9 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (24.00%) C
10 12 (24.00%) Java
10 12 (24.00%) UML
10 12 (24.00%) Python
11 11 (22.00%) C#
12 10 (20.00%) Equities
12 10 (20.00%) TDD
12 10 (20.00%) BDD
13 9 (18.00%) Virtual Team
13 9 (18.00%) Electronic Trading
13 9 (18.00%) OOD
14 7 (14.00%) Mathematics

C++
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.00%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) JUnit
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.00%) TestNG
General
1 34 (68.00%) Finance
2 23 (46.00%) Front Office
3 21 (42.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (92.00%) Developer
2 35 (70.00%) C++ Developer
3 14 (28.00%) Senior Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Senior C++ Developer
6 7 (14.00%) Lead Developer
7 6 (12.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Front Office Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Access Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) SQL Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.00%) jQuery
2 2 (4.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Equities
2 9 (18.00%) Virtual Team
3 7 (14.00%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Derivative
5 2 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 16 (32.00%) Unix
2 16 (32.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 21 (42.00%) Low Latency
3 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.00%) Market Making
5 14 (28.00%) OOA/OOD
5 14 (28.00%) OOP
5 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
6 12 (24.00%) UML
7 10 (20.00%) BDD
7 10 (20.00%) TDD
8 9 (18.00%) Electronic Trading
8 9 (18.00%) OOD
9 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
10 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.00%) Information Security
10 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Data Validation
11 3 (6.00%) Index Arbitrage
11 3 (6.00%) Validation
12 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) C
2 12 (24.00%) Java
2 12 (24.00%) Python
3 11 (22.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
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