The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 19 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing C 32 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.24% 2.86% 3.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.68% 7.38% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 15
Median daily rate £420 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £405 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
181 149 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.95% 38.70% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 101 78
Median daily rate £400 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £540 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +145.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £24.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.00 £28.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackpool +8 17 £426 +57.59%
Lytham St Annes 0 7 £341 +10.00%
Preston -2 1 £388 +16.54% 1
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for C.

1 49 (85.96%) Linux
2 47 (82.46%) COBOL
3 43 (75.44%) Tuxedo
4 38 (66.67%) Micro Focus
5 32 (56.14%) Java
6 30 (52.63%) Oracle
7 28 (49.12%) Clustering
8 27 (47.37%) Shell Script
9 26 (45.61%) Bash Shell
10 23 (40.35%) Oracle Database
10 23 (40.35%) Relational Database
10 23 (40.35%) RDBMS
11 18 (31.58%) Middleware
12 16 (28.07%) VME
13 13 (22.81%) Red Hat
13 13 (22.81%) Unix
14 12 (21.05%) ICL
15 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
15 11 (19.30%) Eclipse
15 11 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (19.30%) Subversion
15 11 (19.30%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (10.53%) TPMS
16 6 (10.53%) AIX
17 5 (8.77%) C++
17 5 (8.77%) Migration
17 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
18 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
18 3 (5.26%) Finance
18 3 (5.26%) HTML

C
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 43 (75.44%) Tuxedo
2 6 (10.53%) TPMS
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (40.35%) Oracle Database
1 23 (40.35%) RDBMS
1 23 (40.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Eclipse
1 11 (19.30%) Subversion
1 11 (19.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Avionics
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (84.21%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Middleware Developer
3 6 (10.53%) C Developer
3 6 (10.53%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.26%) C Programmer
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Programmer
6 2 (3.51%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.75%) COBOL Programmer
7 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Project Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) Middleware
2 3 (5.26%) CSS
2 3 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Camel
3 2 (3.51%) CSS3
3 2 (3.51%) HTML5
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) JDBC
3 2 (3.51%) JSON
3 2 (3.51%) REST
3 2 (3.51%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (49.12%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 49 (85.96%) Linux
2 16 (28.07%) VME
3 13 (22.81%) Unix
4 11 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (10.53%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.75%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.77%) Migration
2 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (5.26%) SDLC
3 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (3.51%) E-business
3 2 (3.51%) High Availability
3 2 (3.51%) ITIL
3 2 (3.51%) People Management
3 2 (3.51%) Prototyping
3 2 (3.51%) SOA
4 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.75%) Demand Management
4 1 (1.75%) E-Commerce
4 1 (1.75%) HOOD
4 1 (1.75%) OO
4 1 (1.75%) OOD
4 1 (1.75%) Programme Management
4 1 (1.75%) Project Management
4 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (82.46%) COBOL
2 32 (56.14%) Java
3 27 (47.37%) Shell Script
4 26 (45.61%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) C++
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) Ada
7 1 (1.75%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Micro Focus
2 30 (52.63%) Oracle
3 13 (22.81%) Red Hat
4 12 (21.05%) ICL
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft