Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 28 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 0
Contract jobs citing C++ 9 60 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.68% 11.11% 8.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.95% 15.71% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 60 21
Belfast median daily rate £424 £450 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.89% +16.88% -9.41%
10th Percentile £369 £369 £358
90th Percentile £460 £538 £420
County Antrim median daily rate £424 £450 £385
% change year-on-year -5.89% +16.88% -9.41%
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 182 382 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 54.17% 70.74% 54.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 308 96
Belfast median daily rate £413 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +9.09% +23.20%
10th Percentile £310 £310 £193
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £420 £385
% change year-on-year -1.79% +9.09% +23.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Belfast median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +40.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £37.75 £28.18
County Antrim median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year +146.58% +28.07% -6.56%

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 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 10 December 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 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) C
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Low Latency
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Virtual Team
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (22.22%) Front Office
6 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
6 2 (22.22%) Equities
7 1 (11.11%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (11.11%) Ruby
7 1 (11.11%) Derivative
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) OOD
7 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 1 (11.11%) OOP
7 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (11.11%) Apache

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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) OpenShift
1 1 (11.11%) SoftLayer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) C++ Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Support
4 1 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (44.44%) Virtual Team
2 2 (22.22%) Equities
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Derivative
3 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Low Latency
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Market Making
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (11.11%) OOD
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet