Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 21 29
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8 -9
Contract jobs citing C++ 11 83 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.30% 13.30% 3.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.01% 17.18% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 80 7
Belfast median daily rate £446 £416 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +8.12% -9.41%
10th Percentile £376 £363 £365
90th Percentile £474 £492 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £446 £416 £385
% change year-on-year +7.09% +8.12% -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 183 483 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 54.95% 77.40% 40.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 399 51
Belfast median daily rate £432 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £309 £350 £191
90th Percentile £538 £488 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +4.61% +10.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Belfast median hourly rate £46.25 £18.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.42% +82.50% -68.75%
County Antrim median hourly rate £46.25 £18.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year +153.42% +82.50% -68.75%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 (72.73%) Low Latency
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Front Office
3 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
4 5 (45.45%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (45.45%) Market Making
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) Unix
4 5 (45.45%) OOP
4 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (36.36%) C
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) Virtual Team
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (27.27%) Equities
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
7 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (9.09%) npm
8 1 (9.09%) Yarn
8 1 (9.09%) Java 8

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) npm
1 1 (9.09%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 6 (54.55%) Front Office
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) C++ Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front Office C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Support
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (9.09%) Akka
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) Kafka
2 1 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) React
2 1 (9.09%) Redux
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
2 1 (9.09%) WPF
2 1 (9.09%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Virtual Team
2 3 (27.27%) Equities
2 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 1 (9.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Low Latency
2 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
3 5 (45.45%) Market Making
3 5 (45.45%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (45.45%) OOP
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Garbage Collection
6 1 (9.09%) Index Arbitrage
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) OOD
6 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (9.09%) SOLID
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) C
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) ES6
4 1 (9.09%) Java 8
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree