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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
North West / Lancashire
Rank 31 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing C 11 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.25% 0.54% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.89% 1.36% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £436 £530 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +65.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £49.50 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%

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
101 147 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 39.00% 39.52% 41.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 104 127
Median daily rate £350 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 13
Median hourly rate £49.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +1.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Preston +3 5 - -
Lytham St Annes - 5 £450 -
Blackpool +1 1 £375 -29.24%
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 14 (73.68%) Java
2 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 13 (68.42%) Shell Script
3 12 (63.16%) Perl
4 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (36.84%) Ruby
6 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 7 (36.84%) C#
6 7 (36.84%) .NET
6 7 (36.84%) Python
6 7 (36.84%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (31.58%) Micro Focus
7 6 (31.58%) ERP
7 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
7 6 (31.58%) Tuxedo
7 6 (31.58%) Linux
7 6 (31.58%) COBOL
7 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Clustering
7 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
7 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
7 6 (31.58%) Virtual Team
8 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
8 5 (26.32%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
8 5 (26.32%) VectorCAST
8 5 (26.32%) SDLC

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 6 (31.58%) Tuxedo
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) IaaS
1 3 (15.79%) PaaS
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
2 6 (31.58%) RDBMS
2 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (26.32%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (26.32%) VectorCAST
2 2 (10.53%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 5 (26.32%) Avionics
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
4 2 (10.53%) General Ledger
4 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Ada Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) DOORS Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
1 6 (31.58%) Virtual Team
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
2 6 (31.58%) ERP
3 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
3 5 (26.32%) HOOD
3 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) UML
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) High Availability
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Open Source
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Cash Management
6 2 (10.53%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 13 (68.42%) Shell Script
3 12 (63.16%) Perl
4 7 (36.84%) C#
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) Python
4 7 (36.84%) Ruby
5 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
5 6 (31.58%) COBOL
6 5 (26.32%) Ada
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Micro Focus
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft