The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 April 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++
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing C++ 42 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 19.18% 1.16% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.30% 3.85% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 1 0
Median daily rate £433 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.61% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +3.55% +10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.13 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.07% +8.33%  

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 County Antrim with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 166 26 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 75.80% 30.23% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 13 28
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim citing C++ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C++ in County Antrim

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C++ in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in County Antrim

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ in County Antrim.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in County Antrim

C++
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +6 41 £433 +11.61% 5
C++
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for C++.

1 46 (70.77%) Finance
2 33 (50.77%) Linux
2 33 (50.77%) Multithreading
3 31 (47.69%) Front Office
4 30 (46.15%) Low Latency
5 28 (43.08%) Banking
6 22 (33.85%) OOP
6 22 (33.85%) OOA/OOD
6 22 (33.85%) Unix
6 22 (33.85%) Windows
6 22 (33.85%) Market Making
7 21 (32.31%) FIX Protocol
8 20 (30.77%) Unit Testing
9 19 (29.23%) Visual Studio
10 18 (27.69%) Electronic Trading
11 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
12 16 (24.62%) C
12 16 (24.62%) UML
13 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (21.54%) Degree
14 14 (21.54%) SQL
15 13 (20.00%) C#
15 13 (20.00%) Equities
16 12 (18.46%) Python
16 12 (18.46%) Virtual Team
17 10 (15.38%) Java
18 8 (12.31%) TDD
18 8 (12.31%) BDD
19 7 (10.77%) OOD
20 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP

C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) KDB
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.62%) CppUnit
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) NUnit
4 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.54%) TestNG
General
1 46 (70.77%) Finance
2 31 (47.69%) Front Office
3 28 (43.08%) Banking
4 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (86.15%) Developer
2 47 (72.31%) C++ Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Senior Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Senior C++ Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Front Office Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Junior C++ Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (4.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (4.62%) STL
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.54%) jQuery
4 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Equities
2 12 (18.46%) Virtual Team
3 6 (9.23%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.77%) Linux
2 22 (33.85%) Unix
2 22 (33.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Multithreading
2 30 (46.15%) Low Latency
3 22 (33.85%) Market Making
3 22 (33.85%) OOA/OOD
3 22 (33.85%) OOP
4 20 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 18 (27.69%) Electronic Trading
6 16 (24.62%) UML
7 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (12.31%) BDD
8 8 (12.31%) TDD
9 7 (10.77%) OOD
10 6 (9.23%) Mathematics
11 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.15%) Index Arbitrage
12 4 (6.15%) Information Security
12 4 (6.15%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.15%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (4.62%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) C
2 14 (21.54%) SQL
3 13 (20.00%) C#
4 12 (18.46%) Python
5 10 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (3.08%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Firmware
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