Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing C++ 60 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 10.22% 6.37% 5.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.12% 13.18% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 15 7
Belfast median daily rate £413 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £369 £360 £375
90th Percentile £513 £420 £443
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £385 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.41% +13.33%
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 425 129 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 72.40% 48.31% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 77 48
Belfast median daily rate £413 £385 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +23.20% -0.79%
10th Percentile £313 £192 £163
90th Percentile £504 £500 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £385 £313
% change year-on-year +7.14% +23.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Belfast median hourly rate £18.25 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.38% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.75 £28.18 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%

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 20 November 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 54 (90.00%) Low Latency
2 51 (85.00%) Finance
2 51 (85.00%) Multithreading
3 36 (60.00%) Banking
4 33 (55.00%) Linux
5 31 (51.67%) Visual Studio
5 31 (51.67%) Front Office
6 29 (48.33%) Unix
7 26 (43.33%) C#
7 26 (43.33%) Electronic Trading
8 25 (41.67%) OOP
8 25 (41.67%) OOA/OOD
9 24 (40.00%) Market Making
10 22 (36.67%) FIX Protocol
11 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (35.00%) Test Automation
11 21 (35.00%) Performance Improvement
11 21 (35.00%) TDD
11 21 (35.00%) Asynchronous Programming
12 15 (25.00%) Refactoring
12 15 (25.00%) Data Structures
13 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (18.33%) Virtual Team
14 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
14 10 (16.67%) Windows
14 10 (16.67%) C
15 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 9 (15.00%) SQL
15 9 (15.00%) Degree
16 8 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 31 (51.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) NUnit
3 2 (3.33%) CppUnit
General
1 51 (85.00%) Finance
2 36 (60.00%) Banking
3 31 (51.67%) Front Office
4 8 (13.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (98.33%) Developer
2 55 (91.67%) C++ Developer
3 30 (50.00%) Senior C++ Developer
3 30 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 25 (41.67%) C# Developer
5 21 (35.00%) C++/C# Developer
6 17 (28.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 9 (15.00%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 8 (13.33%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 6 (10.00%) Front Office C++ Developer
10 6 (10.00%) Front Office Developer
11 5 (8.33%) Real Time Developer
12 4 (6.67%) C Developer
12 4 (6.67%) Linux Developer
13 1 (1.67%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
13 1 (1.67%) C++ Software Engineer
13 1 (1.67%) KDB Developer
13 1 (1.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.67%) .NET Remoting
2 4 (6.67%) JSON
2 4 (6.67%) Protocol Buffers
2 4 (6.67%) REST
2 4 (6.67%) WCF
2 4 (6.67%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.33%) Virtual Team
3 8 (13.33%) Derivative
4 5 (8.33%) Equities
5 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.00%) Linux
2 29 (48.33%) Unix
3 10 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (90.00%) Low Latency
2 51 (85.00%) Multithreading
3 26 (43.33%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (41.67%) OOA/OOD
4 25 (41.67%) OOP
5 24 (40.00%) Market Making
6 21 (35.00%) Asynchronous Programming
6 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (35.00%) Performance Improvement
6 21 (35.00%) TDD
6 21 (35.00%) Test Automation
7 15 (25.00%) Refactoring
8 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 8 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
11 4 (6.67%) Process Improvement
11 4 (6.67%) SOA
11 4 (6.67%) UML
12 2 (3.33%) Index Arbitrage
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) C#
2 10 (16.67%) C
3 9 (15.00%) SQL
4 6 (10.00%) R
5 4 (6.67%) C++/CLI
5 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 8 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Google
1 4 (6.67%) Perforce