Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 10 26
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing C++ 26 60 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.34% 14.12% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.15% 21.28% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 58 2
Belfast median daily rate £500 £420 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +3.38% -
10th Percentile £340 £300 £373
90th Percentile £538 £466 £434
County Antrim median daily rate £500 £420 £406
% change year-on-year +19.05% +3.38% -
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 284 282 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 69.27% 66.35% 41.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 223 38
Belfast median daily rate £445 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.88% +24.62% -3.70%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £256
90th Percentile £538 £563 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £445 £408 £325
% change year-on-year +9.20% +25.38% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Belfast median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -10.34% -54.69%
County Antrim median hourly rate £30.00 £14.42 £14.50
% change year-on-year +108.04% -0.55% -54.69%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 24 (92.31%) C#
2 22 (84.62%) Visual Studio
2 22 (84.62%) TDD
3 18 (69.23%) Multithreading
3 18 (69.23%) Performance Improvement
4 14 (53.85%) Finance
5 13 (50.00%) Windows
5 13 (50.00%) Low Latency
5 13 (50.00%) Refactoring
6 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 12 (46.15%) Data Structures
6 12 (46.15%) Asynchronous Programming
7 11 (42.31%) .NET
7 11 (42.31%) Front Office
8 9 (34.62%) Banking
8 9 (34.62%) Derivative
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
10 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
11 5 (19.23%) Python
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 5 (19.23%) SQL
12 4 (15.38%) Grid Computing
12 4 (15.38%) Equities
12 4 (15.38%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
12 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
12 4 (15.38%) Platform Symphony

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Front Office
3 9 (34.62%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 11 (42.31%) C++ Developer
4 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
5 9 (34.62%) C++/C# Developer
5 9 (34.62%) Senior Developer
6 7 (26.92%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (26.92%) Senior C++ Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
8 1 (3.85%) Graduate
8 1 (3.85%) Graduate Applications Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Graduate Software Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Data Structures
2 9 (34.62%) Derivative
3 4 (15.38%) Equities
3 4 (15.38%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (15.38%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) TDD
2 18 (69.23%) Multithreading
2 18 (69.23%) Performance Improvement
3 13 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 13 (50.00%) Refactoring
4 12 (46.15%) Asynchronous Programming
4 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
7 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
9 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.85%) Market Making
9 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Platform Symphony