Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 32 10
Rank change year-on-year -10 -22 +14
Contract jobs citing C++ 6 27 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.85% 6.34% 13.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 9.71% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 52
Belfast median daily rate £425 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% -1.18%
10th Percentile £355 £340 £300
90th Percentile £454 £538 £461
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £500 £420
% change year-on-year -15.00% +19.05% -1.18%
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 193 278 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 59.57% 65.26% 63.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 221 200
Belfast median daily rate £400 £443 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.60% +10.63% +23.08%
10th Percentile £308 £265 £263
90th Percentile £483 £538 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £443 £401
% change year-on-year -9.60% +10.28% +23.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Belfast median hourly rate £18.11 £29.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +125.00% -12.61%
10th Percentile £17.70 £18.53 £12.50
90th Percentile £132.00 £40.98 £14.17
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.11 £32.50 £14.42
% change year-on-year -44.28% +125.38% -3.06%

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 25 March 2019, 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 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) OpenShift
3 1 (16.67%) Ansible
3 1 (16.67%) Docker

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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) OpenShift
1 1 (16.67%) SoftLayer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Code Optimisation
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet