The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
North West / Lancashire
Rank 29 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing C 4 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.90% 5.84% 3.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.25% 13.51% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 12
Median daily rate - £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 64 185 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 30.48% 43.22% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 118 82
Median daily rate £325 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.32% +1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -8.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.40 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Lancashire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C 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 24 March 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 0 2 - -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for C.

1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 13 (59.09%) Shell Script
3 12 (54.55%) Perl
4 11 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
6 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 7 (31.82%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (31.82%) Ruby
6 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
6 7 (31.82%) C#
6 7 (31.82%) .NET
6 7 (31.82%) Python
6 7 (31.82%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 6 (27.27%) Micro Focus
7 6 (27.27%) ERP
7 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
7 6 (27.27%) Tuxedo
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) COBOL
7 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Clustering
7 6 (27.27%) Avionics
7 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
7 6 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
7 6 (27.27%) Virtual Team
8 5 (22.73%) Rational Rhapsody

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 (27.27%) Tuxedo
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) IaaS
1 3 (13.64%) PaaS
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
2 6 (27.27%) RDBMS
2 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (22.73%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (22.73%) VectorCAST
3 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 6 (27.27%) Avionics
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 2 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Clustering
1 6 (27.27%) Virtual Team
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
2 6 (27.27%) ERP
2 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
3 5 (22.73%) HOOD
3 5 (22.73%) SDLC
3 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) High Availability
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) Shell Script
3 12 (54.55%) Perl
4 7 (31.82%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) Python
4 7 (31.82%) Ruby
5 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 6 (27.27%) COBOL
6 5 (22.73%) Ada
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) Micro Focus
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Guidewire