Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8 +9
Contract jobs citing C++ 38 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.14% 9.85% 3.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.26% 17.20% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 5
Belfast median daily rate £450 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -9.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £388 £296 £413
90th Percentile £538 £420 £445
County Antrim median daily rate £450 £385 £425
% change year-on-year +16.88% -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 310 186 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 66.38% 57.23% 51.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 126 48
Belfast median daily rate £425 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +24.03% +0.78%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £258
90th Percentile £538 £563 £441
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £400 £323
% change year-on-year +6.25% +24.03% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Belfast median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £35.43 £30.80 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £23.00 £14.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +60.39% -5.97% +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 Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Belfast over the 6 months to 22 January 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 22 January 2018, 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 36 (94.74%) Low Latency
2 35 (92.11%) Multithreading
3 29 (76.32%) Finance
4 22 (57.89%) C#
5 21 (55.26%) Banking
6 20 (52.63%) TDD
6 20 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (52.63%) Visual Studio
6 20 (52.63%) Test Automation
6 20 (52.63%) Performance Improvement
6 20 (52.63%) Asynchronous Programming
7 17 (44.74%) Refactoring
8 16 (42.11%) Data Structures
9 15 (39.47%) Unix
9 15 (39.47%) Linux
10 13 (34.21%) Front Office
10 13 (34.21%) Electronic Trading
11 12 (31.58%) Derivative
12 11 (28.95%) OOP
12 11 (28.95%) OOA/OOD
13 10 (26.32%) Market Making
13 10 (26.32%) Virtual Team
14 9 (23.68%) Degree
14 9 (23.68%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (21.05%) Investment Banking
15 8 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
17 4 (10.53%) R
17 4 (10.53%) C
17 4 (10.53%) Windows

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) KDB
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (76.32%) Finance
2 21 (55.26%) Banking
3 13 (34.21%) Front Office
4 8 (21.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (100.00%) Developer
2 32 (84.21%) C++ Developer
3 21 (55.26%) C# Developer
4 20 (52.63%) Senior C++ Developer
4 20 (52.63%) Senior Developer
5 15 (39.47%) C++/C# Developer
6 13 (34.21%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (21.05%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 4 (10.53%) C Developer
9 1 (2.63%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 1 (2.63%) KDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Data Structures
2 12 (31.58%) Derivative
3 10 (26.32%) Virtual Team
4 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.26%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
1 15 (39.47%) Unix
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) Low Latency
2 35 (92.11%) Multithreading
3 20 (52.63%) Asynchronous Programming
3 20 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (52.63%) Performance Improvement
3 20 (52.63%) TDD
3 20 (52.63%) Test Automation
4 17 (44.74%) Refactoring
5 13 (34.21%) Electronic Trading
6 11 (28.95%) OOA/OOD
6 11 (28.95%) OOP
7 10 (26.32%) Market Making
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.63%) Concurrent Programming
9 1 (2.63%) Index Arbitrage
9 1 (2.63%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) C
2 4 (10.53%) R
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree