The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 24 June 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++
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 - 20
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing C++ 69 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.49% - 3.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.23% - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 0 1
Median daily rate £433 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +1.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 297 34 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 83.90% 34.00% 57.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 13 24
Median daily rate £413 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +14.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C++
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C++ in Northern Ireland

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C++ in Northern Ireland

C++
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++ within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
County Antrim - 58 £413 - 2
C++
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for C++.

1 85 (84.16%) Finance
2 75 (74.26%) Low Latency
3 72 (71.29%) Linux
4 67 (66.34%) Multithreading
5 65 (64.36%) Front Office
6 59 (58.42%) Banking
7 56 (55.45%) Unix
8 54 (53.47%) OOP
8 54 (53.47%) OOA/OOD
8 54 (53.47%) Market Making
9 52 (51.49%) FIX Protocol
10 48 (47.52%) Electronic Trading
11 36 (35.64%) Visual Studio
12 31 (30.69%) Unit Testing
13 28 (27.72%) Windows
14 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
15 20 (19.80%) Equities
15 20 (19.80%) C
16 19 (18.81%) UML
17 17 (16.83%) Virtual Team
18 16 (15.84%) C#
19 15 (14.85%) SQL
19 15 (14.85%) Degree
20 13 (12.87%) Requirements Analysis
21 11 (10.89%) Computer Science Degree
22 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
23 8 (7.92%) .NET
23 8 (7.92%) Investment Banking
23 8 (7.92%) Software Engineering
24 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP

C++
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:

Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) KDB
Development Applications
1 36 (35.64%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.94%) Bitbucket
2 6 (5.94%) CppUnit
2 6 (5.94%) JIRA
2 6 (5.94%) NUnit
3 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
General
1 85 (84.16%) Finance
2 65 (64.36%) Front Office
3 59 (58.42%) Banking
4 8 (7.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Electronics
5 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (88.12%) Developer
2 87 (86.14%) C++ Developer
3 27 (26.73%) Low Latency C++ Developer
4 26 (25.74%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 26 (25.74%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 25 (24.75%) Senior Developer
6 23 (22.77%) Senior C++ Developer
7 11 (10.89%) C# Developer
8 10 (9.90%) C++/C# Developer
8 10 (9.90%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 10 (9.90%) Front Office Developer
9 8 (7.92%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (7.92%) Senior C# Developer
9 8 (7.92%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Embedded Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Linux Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
12 2 (1.98%) Junior C++ Developer
12 2 (1.98%) Real Time Developer
12 2 (1.98%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (51.49%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (7.92%) .NET
3 7 (6.93%) STL
4 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.94%) .NET Remoting
4 6 (5.94%) JSON
4 6 (5.94%) Protocol Buffers
4 6 (5.94%) REST
4 6 (5.94%) WCF
4 6 (5.94%) Web Services
4 6 (5.94%) XML
5 5 (4.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Equities
2 17 (16.83%) Virtual Team
3 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.98%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 72 (71.29%) Linux
2 56 (55.45%) Unix
3 28 (27.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (74.26%) Low Latency
2 67 (66.34%) Multithreading
3 54 (53.47%) Market Making
3 54 (53.47%) OOA/OOD
3 54 (53.47%) OOP
4 48 (47.52%) Electronic Trading
5 31 (30.69%) Unit Testing
6 19 (18.81%) UML
7 13 (12.87%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (7.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.93%) Risk Management
10 6 (5.94%) Issue Tracking
10 6 (5.94%) SOA
10 6 (5.94%) TDD
11 5 (4.95%) Asynchronous Programming
11 5 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.95%) Index Arbitrage
11 5 (4.95%) Performance Improvement
11 5 (4.95%) Process Improvement
11 5 (4.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) C
2 16 (15.84%) C#
3 15 (14.85%) SQL
4 6 (5.94%) C++/CLI
4 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.95%) Python
6 4 (3.96%) Java
7 2 (1.98%) R
7 2 (1.98%) Ruby
8 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.99%) VBA
8 1 (0.99%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) Degree
2 11 (10.89%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Google
1 6 (5.94%) Perforce
2 1 (0.99%) Sybase
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