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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 33 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing C 14 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.61% 1.43% 4.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.50% 4.80% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 14
Median daily rate £388 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £375 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £34.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +11.94%
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
112 125 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.84% 29.76% 40.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 126
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +13.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
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 6 December 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 -3 8 £375 -
Lytham St Annes - 6 £436 -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 28 (77.78%) COBOL
1 28 (77.78%) Java
1 28 (77.78%) Linux
2 25 (69.44%) Micro Focus
2 25 (69.44%) Tuxedo
3 23 (63.89%) Oracle
3 23 (63.89%) Shell Script
4 20 (55.56%) Clustering
5 19 (52.78%) Oracle Database
6 16 (44.44%) Bash Shell
6 16 (44.44%) Relational Database
6 16 (44.44%) RDBMS
7 8 (22.22%) C#
8 7 (19.44%) .NET
8 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (19.44%) Perl
8 7 (19.44%) Python
8 7 (19.44%) Middleware
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (19.44%) Ruby
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (19.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team
9 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 6 (16.67%) VME
9 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 6 (16.67%) ERP
10 5 (13.89%) Eclipse
10 5 (13.89%) Unix
10 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio

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 25 (69.44%) Tuxedo
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) IaaS
1 3 (8.33%) PaaS
1 3 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) Oracle Database
2 16 (44.44%) RDBMS
2 16 (44.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Eclipse
1 5 (13.89%) Subversion
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Middleware Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) C Developer
4 2 (5.56%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
5 1 (2.78%) C Programmer
5 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Programmer
5 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
1 7 (19.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Clustering
2 6 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) VME
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.89%) Unix
4 3 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
1 6 (16.67%) ERP
1 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
3 3 (8.33%) High Availability
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Cash Management
4 2 (5.56%) Data Management
4 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
4 2 (5.56%) SFIA
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) RAD
5 1 (2.78%) TDD
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.78%) V-Model
5 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) COBOL
1 28 (77.78%) Java
2 23 (63.89%) Shell Script
3 16 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 8 (22.22%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 7 (19.44%) Perl
5 7 (19.44%) Python
5 7 (19.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Micro Focus
2 23 (63.89%) Oracle
3 5 (13.89%) ICL
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat