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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 46 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing C 13 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.64% 5.60% 3.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.47% 17.42% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 1
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£408 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.69% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
201 132 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.77% 32.12% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 76 51
Average daily rate £442 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £467 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.67 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.08% -2.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 September 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
Blackpool -18 7 £408 +8.14% 1
Preston - 3 - -
Lytham St Annes -2 1 £320 +6.66%
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (60.87%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) Web Services
3 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database
4 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
5 7 (30.43%) ProC
5 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) JSP
5 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
5 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (26.09%) Solaris
6 6 (26.09%) HTML
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) C++
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) CSS
7 5 (21.74%) Python
7 5 (21.74%) UNIX
7 5 (21.74%) JBoss
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 5 (21.74%) Ruby
8 4 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Internet

C
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (30.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (21.74%) JBoss
3 4 (17.39%) Apache
3 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (17.39%) IIS
4 3 (13.04%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SMTP
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (17.39%) SQLite
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
4 4 (17.39%) MySQL
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) ProC
2 4 (17.39%) NUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) PHPUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (17.39%) JUnit
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.35%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 1 (4.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
1 7 (30.43%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Transition Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Database Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Web Services
2 7 (30.43%) JSP
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) .NET
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
5 4 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (17.39%) Django
5 4 (17.39%) jQuery
5 4 (17.39%) CAML
6 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
1 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Solaris
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) UNIX
4 4 (17.39%) Mac OS X
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Web Design
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) TDD
1 4 (17.39%) Data Management
1 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
4 1 (4.35%) UML
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
4 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
5 5 (21.74%) C++
5 5 (21.74%) Ruby
5 5 (21.74%) Python
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (17.39%) PHP
6 4 (17.39%) VBScript
6 4 (17.39%) VB
6 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
6 4 (17.39%) VBA
6 4 (17.39%) C#
6 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
6 4 (17.39%) FQL
7 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.35%) sed
8 1 (4.35%) AWK
8 1 (4.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) HND
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) BitLocker
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) AppSense
3 1 (4.35%) Micro Focus