Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 37 26
Rank change year-on-year -32 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing C 17 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.92% 1.12% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.02% 2.31% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Belfast median daily rate £405 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.22% - -
County Antrim median daily rate £405 £410 -
% change year-on-year -1.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Belfast median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £41.25 £12.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £43.75 £13.50 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +226.92% -14.75% +17.31%

C is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 423 130 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 72.56% 48.69% 51.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 77 52
Belfast median daily rate £413 £385 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +23.20% -0.79%
10th Percentile £313 £192 £163
90th Percentile £504 £500 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £385 £313
% change year-on-year +7.14% +23.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Belfast median hourly rate £18.25 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.38% -14.75% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.75 £28.18 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 18 November 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 11 (64.71%) Finance
1 11 (64.71%) C++
1 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) Front Office
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
5 5 (29.41%) REST
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) SOA
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Perforce
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) NUnit
6 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Bitbucket
6 4 (23.53%) Protocol Buffers
6 4 (23.53%) Low Latency
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (23.53%) MISRA
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation

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 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (23.53%) Bitbucket
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) NUnit
3 3 (17.65%) CppUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Front Office
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Automotive
5 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) C# Developer
3 7 (41.18%) C Developer
4 5 (29.41%) C++ Developer
5 4 (23.53%) C++/C# Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Senior C++ Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Embedded C Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
8 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) REST
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Remoting
2 4 (23.53%) JSON
2 4 (23.53%) Protocol Buffers
2 4 (23.53%) WCF
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (11.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (17.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Multithreading
3 4 (23.53%) Asynchronous Programming
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (23.53%) Low Latency
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (23.53%) Process Improvement
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) SOA
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C++
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) C++/CLI
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
4 4 (23.53%) R
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Google
1 4 (23.53%) Perforce
2 1 (5.88%) Dynatrace
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk
2 1 (5.88%) TIBCO