Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C++ Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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++ Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 39 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 +9
Contract jobs requiring a C++ Developer 60 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.66% 1.34% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.15% 1.40% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 2 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £369 £378 £406
90th Percentile £513 £424 £444
UK median daily rate £583 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +16.50% - -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.88% - -3.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 591 285 127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.64% 90.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 160 77
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £289 £141 £102
90th Percentile £513 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.28 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.10% -6.26% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £20.78 £28.13 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

C++ Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured C++ Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Developer in Northern Ireland

C++ Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ Developer in Northern Ireland

C++ Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +1 54 £413 +1.85% 1
C++ Developer
UK

C++ Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, C++ Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring C++ Developer in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) C++
2 55 (91.67%) Low Latency
3 52 (86.67%) Finance
4 51 (85.00%) Multithreading
5 41 (68.33%) Banking
6 39 (65.00%) Linux
7 35 (58.33%) Unix
8 32 (53.33%) Front Office
9 31 (51.67%) OOP
9 31 (51.67%) OOA/OOD
9 31 (51.67%) Electronic Trading
10 30 (50.00%) Market Making
11 28 (46.67%) FIX Protocol
12 25 (41.67%) Visual Studio
13 21 (35.00%) C#
14 16 (26.67%) TDD
14 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
14 16 (26.67%) Performance Improvement
14 16 (26.67%) Asynchronous Programming
15 14 (23.33%) Virtual Team
15 14 (23.33%) Data Structures
15 14 (23.33%) Refactoring
16 12 (20.00%) Degree
17 11 (18.33%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
18 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
18 9 (15.00%) Windows
19 8 (13.33%) SQL
19 8 (13.33%) Investment Banking

C++ Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (1.67%) CppUnit
General
1 52 (86.67%) Finance
2 41 (68.33%) Banking
3 32 (53.33%) Front Office
4 8 (13.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (46.67%) 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
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Data Structures
1 14 (23.33%) Virtual Team
2 8 (13.33%) Derivative
3 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Equities
5 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (65.00%) Linux
2 35 (58.33%) Unix
3 9 (15.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (91.67%) Low Latency
2 51 (85.00%) Multithreading
3 31 (51.67%) Electronic Trading
3 31 (51.67%) OOA/OOD
3 31 (51.67%) OOP
4 30 (50.00%) Market Making
5 16 (26.67%) Asynchronous Programming
5 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (26.67%) Performance Improvement
5 16 (26.67%) TDD
5 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 14 (23.33%) Refactoring
7 9 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
10 4 (6.67%) Process Improvement
10 4 (6.67%) SOA
10 4 (6.67%) UML
11 2 (3.33%) Index Arbitrage
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) C++
2 21 (35.00%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) C
5 4 (6.67%) C++/CLI
5 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (3.33%) R
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 11 (18.33%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Google
1 4 (6.67%) Perforce