The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 30 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing C 16 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.64% 4.39% 3.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.89% 10.98% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -40.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £370 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £41.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +86.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
C
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
180 82 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.91% 40.00% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 51 74
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Average hourly rate £35.50 £42.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.47% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

C
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Lancashire region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Lancashire region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

C
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - - - -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C.

1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
4 8 (18.60%) C#
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.28%) XenApp
5 7 (16.28%) AppSense
5 7 (16.28%) SQL
5 7 (16.28%) LDAP
5 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.28%) Citrix
5 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (13.95%) VBScript
7 5 (11.63%) Java
7 5 (11.63%) Linux
7 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
8 4 (9.30%) C++
8 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 4 (9.30%) DNS
8 4 (9.30%) VMware
8 4 (9.30%) Validation
8 4 (9.30%) Curam
8 4 (9.30%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
9 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.98%) Open Source
9 3 (6.98%) Facebook

C
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) Drupal
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Mathematica
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) LDAP
2 4 (9.30%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) LAN
3 3 (6.98%) WAN
3 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) DHCP
4 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.98%) Subversion
2 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.33%) MorphX
3 1 (2.33%) MSI
3 1 (2.33%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.33%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Applications Tester
1 7 (16.28%) Tester
2 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Data Modeller
4 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Management Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Identity Management Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 1 (2.33%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
1 3 (6.98%) CSS
1 3 (6.98%) ODBC
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) OpenGL
2 2 (4.65%) GTK+
2 2 (4.65%) Qt
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Open Source
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.98%) Internet of Things
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) Linux
5 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) Project Management
1 4 (9.30%) Validation
1 4 (9.30%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
2 3 (6.98%) Operations Research
2 3 (6.98%) Identity Management
2 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
2 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
3 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (2.33%) Time Management
4 1 (2.33%) QMS
4 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.33%) Release Management
4 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.33%) Migration
4 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (2.33%) Workflow
4 1 (2.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) C#
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) VBScript
4 5 (11.63%) Java
5 4 (9.30%) C++
6 3 (6.98%) R
6 3 (6.98%) MATLAB
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) X++
8 1 (2.33%) VB
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) PhD
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) XenApp
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) XenServer
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) AppSense
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
1 7 (16.28%) Citrix
2 4 (9.30%) VMware
2 4 (9.30%) Curam
3 3 (6.98%) Facebook
3 3 (6.98%) Twitter
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) EMC