Period
to 22 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 62 50
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 -29
Contract jobs citing C 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.19% 0.62% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.78% 1.77% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median daily rate - - £175
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.50 £160.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.06% - -
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -2.35% -10.53% +5.56%

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 252 226 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 42.93% 34.93% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 157 80
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £305 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £615
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 26
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.50 £40.13 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.43% -4.46% +12.00%
10th Percentile £20.50 £33.01 £36.56
90th Percentile £43.90 £43.00 £44.00
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% -9.38% +40.35%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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
Preston - 4 - - 4
C
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 6 (85.71%) C++
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) UML
4 3 (42.86%) Ada
4 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) Avionics
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Robotic Process Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Automation Anywhere
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Workflow
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Python
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) VBScript
6 1 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) XSD

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:

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Robot
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Avionics
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Software Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSD
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Robotics
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
4 3 (42.86%) UML
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Robotic Process Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Workflow
6 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SOLID
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C++
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Ada
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) VBScript
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) HND
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Serena