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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 35 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing C 13 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.23% 3.26% 3.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.30% 7.87% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 7
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £320 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
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
178 178 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.28% 41.40% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 119 55
Average daily rate £400 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -15.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 8 £268 -0.92%
Lytham St Annes -6 4 £308 -3.75%
Preston - 1 - -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) C++
3 12 (48.00%) Java
4 11 (44.00%) Unix
4 11 (44.00%) Eclipse
4 11 (44.00%) Subversion
5 9 (36.00%) Degree
5 9 (36.00%) Tuxedo
5 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
5 9 (36.00%) COBOL
6 7 (28.00%) HTML
6 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (28.00%) CSS
6 7 (28.00%) Python
6 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (24.00%) TDD
7 6 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (24.00%) Ruby
7 6 (24.00%) VME
7 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (24.00%) HTTP
7 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (24.00%) Web Services
7 6 (24.00%) Apache
7 6 (24.00%) .NET
7 6 (24.00%) MySQL
7 6 (24.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.00%) JUnit

C
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (36.00%) Tuxedo
2 6 (24.00%) Apache
2 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.00%) IIS
3 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (8.00%) TPMS
5 1 (4.00%) JBoss
5 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) HTTP
2 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 5 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MySQL
1 6 (24.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) SQLite
3 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) GIS
5 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Eclipse
1 11 (44.00%) Subversion
2 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.00%) JUnit
4 5 (20.00%) NUnit
4 5 (20.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (8.00%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (12.00%) Avionics
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Digital Developer
3 3 (12.00%) C Programmer
3 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Programmer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Database Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
2 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) Web Services
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (20.00%) CAML
3 5 (20.00%) Django
3 5 (20.00%) jQuery
3 5 (20.00%) LAMP
3 5 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (20.00%) Middleware
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (8.00%) GTK+
4 2 (8.00%) OpenGL
4 2 (8.00%) Qt
5 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) JSON
5 1 (4.00%) XHTML
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Unix
3 6 (24.00%) VME
4 5 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 5 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) VxWorks
7 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Data Management
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (20.00%) Web Design
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) UML
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) E-business
6 1 (4.00%) HOOD
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) C++
2 12 (48.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) COBOL
4 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (28.00%) Python
5 6 (24.00%) Ruby
6 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) FQL
6 5 (20.00%) PHP
6 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (20.00%) VB
6 5 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (20.00%) VBA
6 5 (20.00%) VBScript
7 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 2 (8.00%) AWK
8 2 (8.00%) Korn
8 2 (8.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (8.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (4.00%) ISO26262
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (20.00%) Micro Focus
3 4 (16.00%) ICL
4 1 (4.00%) IBM