The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing C 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.86% - 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.48% - 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 134 45 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 63.81% 40.91% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 25 28
Median daily rate £400 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C in Belfast

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Belfast

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Belfast over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Belfast

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Belfast region with a requirement for C.

1 12 (80.00%) C++
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 8 (53.33%) Visual Studio
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (46.67%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) Electronics
6 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Firmware
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) MS Office
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.67%) STL

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) CppUnit
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) C++ Developer
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) Senior C++ Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) C Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (46.67%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
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