Period
to 15 July 2018

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 6 months to 15 July 2018 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
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 17 29
Rank change year-on-year -19 +12 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 18 84 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 4.75% 15.50% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.23% 19.81% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 80 1
Belfast median daily rate £460 £433 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +11.61% +3.33%
10th Percentile £378 £368 £369
90th Percentile £544 £469 £406
County Antrim median daily rate £460 £433 £388
% change year-on-year +6.36% +11.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 249 424 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 65.70% 78.23% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 365 36
Belfast median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -
10th Percentile £300 £290 £172
90th Percentile £538 £488 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Belfast median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.43% -46.09%
County Antrim median hourly rate - £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +30.43% -46.09%

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C++ also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for C++.

1 15 (83.33%) Front Office
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 14 (77.78%) TDD
3 13 (72.22%) Multithreading
3 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
4 12 (66.67%) Windows
5 11 (61.11%) .NET
6 9 (50.00%) Python
6 9 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
7 8 (44.44%) Finance
8 7 (38.89%) Low Latency
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
9 5 (27.78%) Market Making
9 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
9 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
9 5 (27.78%) Equities
9 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
9 5 (27.78%) SQL
9 5 (27.78%) Java
10 4 (22.22%) OOP
10 4 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (22.22%) Grid Computing
10 4 (22.22%) Banking
10 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (22.22%) Derivative
10 4 (22.22%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 4 (22.22%) Data Structures

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) npm
1 1 (5.56%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 15 (83.33%) Front Office
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Front Office Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.56%) Akka
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) Kafka
3 1 (5.56%) React
3 1 (5.56%) Redux
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (5.56%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Equities
2 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 4 (22.22%) Derivative
2 4 (22.22%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (22.22%) Grid Computing
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) TDD
2 13 (72.22%) Multithreading
3 9 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
4 7 (38.89%) Low Latency
5 5 (27.78%) Market Making
5 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (22.22%) OOP
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
7 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
8 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (5.56%) Concurrent Programming
9 1 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
9 1 (5.56%) Index Arbitrage
9 1 (5.56%) SDLC
9 1 (5.56%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) ES6
4 1 (5.56%) Java 8
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Platform Symphony