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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing C++ 32 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.29% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.38% 2.00% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 1 0
Median daily rate £433 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.61% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -1.58% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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 143 50 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 63.84% 40.32% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 26 32
Median daily rate £400 £300 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C++ in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C++ in Northern Ireland

C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +7 26 £433 +11.61% 3
C++
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 41 (69.49%) Finance
2 33 (55.93%) Multithreading
3 30 (50.85%) Front Office
3 30 (50.85%) Linux
4 28 (47.46%) Banking
5 27 (45.76%) Low Latency
6 22 (37.29%) Unix
7 21 (35.59%) Market Making
8 20 (33.90%) OOP
8 20 (33.90%) OOA/OOD
8 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (33.90%) FIX Protocol
9 18 (30.51%) SQL
9 18 (30.51%) Degree
10 16 (27.12%) Windows
11 15 (25.42%) Java
11 15 (25.42%) Python
12 14 (23.73%) C#
12 14 (23.73%) Unit Testing
13 13 (22.03%) TDD
13 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
13 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
13 13 (22.03%) Equities
13 13 (22.03%) Virtual Team
13 13 (22.03%) BDD
14 12 (20.34%) Electronic Trading
14 12 (20.34%) OOD
14 12 (20.34%) UML
14 12 (20.34%) C
15 9 (15.25%) Equity Derivative

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.25%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.69%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.69%) JUnit
3 1 (1.69%) NUnit
3 1 (1.69%) TestNG
General
1 41 (69.49%) Finance
2 30 (50.85%) Front Office
3 28 (47.46%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Electronics
5 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (91.53%) Developer
2 41 (69.49%) C++ Developer
3 19 (32.20%) Senior Developer
4 12 (20.34%) Java Developer
5 11 (18.64%) Senior C++ Developer
6 8 (13.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (11.86%) Lead Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Front Office C++ Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Front Office Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
11 2 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) Embedded Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (3.39%) SQL Developer
11 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
12 1 (1.69%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.08%) jQuery
2 3 (5.08%) Node.js
3 1 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.69%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Equities
1 13 (22.03%) Virtual Team
2 9 (15.25%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.08%) Derivative
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.85%) Linux
2 22 (37.29%) Unix
3 16 (27.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Multithreading
2 27 (45.76%) Low Latency
3 21 (35.59%) Market Making
4 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (33.90%) OOA/OOD
4 20 (33.90%) OOP
5 14 (23.73%) Unit Testing
6 13 (22.03%) BDD
6 13 (22.03%) TDD
7 12 (20.34%) Electronic Trading
7 12 (20.34%) OOD
7 12 (20.34%) UML
8 8 (13.56%) Mathematics
9 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.17%) Information Security
9 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Data Validation
10 4 (6.78%) Validation
11 3 (5.08%) Index Arbitrage
12 2 (3.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) Java
2 15 (25.42%) Python
3 14 (23.73%) C#
4 12 (20.34%) C
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Firmware
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