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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 - 17
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing C++ 59 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 17.77% - 3.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.92% - 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 0 1
Median daily rate £413 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +3.12% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  

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 282 33 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 84.94% 37.93% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 28 35
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £430 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 28 June 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 69 (82.14%) Finance
2 59 (70.24%) Low Latency
3 56 (66.67%) Linux
4 51 (60.71%) Multithreading
5 49 (58.33%) Front Office
6 43 (51.19%) Banking
7 40 (47.62%) Unix
8 38 (45.24%) OOP
8 38 (45.24%) OOA/OOD
8 38 (45.24%) Market Making
9 36 (42.86%) Electronic Trading
9 36 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
9 36 (42.86%) Visual Studio
10 31 (36.90%) Unit Testing
11 28 (33.33%) Windows
12 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
13 19 (22.62%) C
13 19 (22.62%) UML
14 18 (21.43%) Equities
15 16 (19.05%) C#
16 15 (17.86%) SQL
17 13 (15.48%) Virtual Team
17 13 (15.48%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (13.10%) Degree
19 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
20 8 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
20 8 (9.52%) .NET
20 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
21 7 (8.33%) Investment Banking
21 7 (8.33%) Risk Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) KDB
Development Applications
1 36 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 6 (7.14%) CppUnit
2 6 (7.14%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) NUnit
3 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 69 (82.14%) Finance
2 49 (58.33%) Front Office
3 43 (51.19%) Banking
4 7 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.19%) Electronics
6 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (86.90%) Developer
2 71 (84.52%) C++ Developer
3 22 (26.19%) Senior Developer
4 20 (23.81%) Senior C++ Developer
5 15 (17.86%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 14 (16.67%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 14 (16.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 11 (13.10%) C# Developer
8 10 (11.90%) C++/C# Developer
8 10 (11.90%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 10 (11.90%) Front Office Developer
9 8 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
9 8 (9.52%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Linux Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
12 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
12 2 (2.38%) Junior C++ Developer
12 2 (2.38%) Junior Developer
12 2 (2.38%) Real Time Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (9.52%) .NET
3 7 (8.33%) STL
4 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.14%) .NET Remoting
4 6 (7.14%) JSON
4 6 (7.14%) Protocol Buffers
4 6 (7.14%) REST
4 6 (7.14%) WCF
4 6 (7.14%) Web Services
4 6 (7.14%) XML
5 5 (5.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Equities
2 13 (15.48%) Virtual Team
3 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.19%) Derivative
6 1 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 56 (66.67%) Linux
2 40 (47.62%) Unix
3 28 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (70.24%) Low Latency
2 51 (60.71%) Multithreading
3 38 (45.24%) Market Making
3 38 (45.24%) OOA/OOD
3 38 (45.24%) OOP
4 36 (42.86%) Electronic Trading
5 31 (36.90%) Unit Testing
6 19 (22.62%) UML
7 13 (15.48%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 6 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
10 6 (7.14%) SOA
10 6 (7.14%) TDD
11 5 (5.95%) Asynchronous Programming
11 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.95%) Index Arbitrage
11 5 (5.95%) Performance Improvement
11 5 (5.95%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) C
2 16 (19.05%) C#
3 15 (17.86%) SQL
4 6 (7.14%) C++/CLI
4 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.76%) Java
5 4 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (2.38%) R
6 2 (2.38%) Ruby
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) VBA
7 1 (1.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Degree
2 8 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (7.14%) Google
1 6 (7.14%) Perforce
2 1 (1.19%) Sybase