The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 16 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing C 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.35% - 3.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
C
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Programming Languages Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
37 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 50.00% 32.98% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 16
Average daily rate £235 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £457 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
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 Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

C
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Preston region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Preston

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Preston region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (75.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Avionics
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Qt
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) GTK+
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (50.00%) GIS
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Ada
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) HOOD

C
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) GIS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) GTK+
1 2 (50.00%) OpenGL
1 2 (50.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) HOOD
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Ada
3 1 (25.00%) AWK
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Korn
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) sed
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle