Period
to 22 September 2018

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 6 months to 22 September 2018 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 54 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 -29 +36
Contract jobs citing C 6 2 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.95% 0.34% 5.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 1.39% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 34
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £175 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -59.18% +22.50%
10th Percentile £363 £163 £338
90th Percentile £388 £188 £705
North West median daily rate £375 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £85.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £50.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.91% +18.24% +14.86%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 237 144 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 37.44% 24.70% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 88 189
Lancashire median daily rate £470 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.33% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £267 £261 £263
90th Percentile £575 £615 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 24
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.13 £41.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.31% +16.90% -4.05%
10th Percentile £13.44 £36.38 £14.08
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.00 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -9.68% +35.96% -22.97%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Lancashire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Lancashire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 2 - - 2
Preston +20 1 £375 - 2
Blackburn - 1 - - 4
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
C
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for C.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Hitachi
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 2 (33.33%) DMZ
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
2 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) GDPR
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

C
Co-occurring 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) DMZ
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) Swing
2 1 (16.67%) XHTML
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Informatics
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) SDLC
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) EMC
1 2 (33.33%) Hitachi
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard