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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 31 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing C 9 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.76% 4.56% 5.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.65% 15.75% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 0
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£320 £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
104 127 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.90% 28.93% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 78 52
Average daily rate £425 £378 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £277 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £21.50 £36.67 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.36% -2.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 - 5 - - 1
Blackpool +4 2 £288 +6.48%
Lytham St Annes -4 1 £320 -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 9 (50.00%) Java
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 7 (38.89%) ProC
3 7 (38.89%) JSP
3 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Solaris
3 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (27.78%) JBoss
5 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) XenApp
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (16.67%) Validation
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) AppSense
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (16.67%) Tuxedo
7 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (11.11%) Linux
8 2 (11.11%) Windows XP

C
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 5 (27.78%) JBoss
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Tuxedo
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) ProC
2 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.56%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Transition Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 7 (38.89%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Solaris
1 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Validation
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Management
3 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) ETL
3 1 (5.56%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) BC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
2 3 (16.67%) AppSense
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Micro Focus