Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 19 October 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - +24 +8
Contract jobs citing C 24 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.64% - 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.71% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £410 - -
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £385
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £42.50 - £15.25
10th Percentile £41.25 - £14.13
90th Percentile £43.75 - £16.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 510 106 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 77.27% 40.30% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 55 52
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £375 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +19.52% -1.95%
10th Percentile £343 £192 £163
90th Percentile £488 £419 £474
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.25 £10.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.50% -68.75% +146.15%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +13.18%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for C in Northern Ireland

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Northern Ireland

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Northern Ireland

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Northern Ireland

C
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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
County Antrim - 24 £410 - 4
C
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for C.

1 16 (66.67%) C++
2 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
3 14 (58.33%) Finance
4 11 (45.83%) C#
4 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) Unit Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Front Office
6 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 7 (29.17%) REST
7 7 (29.17%) .NET
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
8 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (25.00%) SOA
8 6 (25.00%) Web Services
8 6 (25.00%) XML
8 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 6 (25.00%) Perforce
8 6 (25.00%) Bitbucket
8 6 (25.00%) C++/CLI
8 6 (25.00%) NUnit
8 6 (25.00%) .NET Remoting
8 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (25.00%) JSON
8 6 (25.00%) JIRA
8 6 (25.00%) Google
8 6 (25.00%) WCF
8 6 (25.00%) Protocol Buffers
8 6 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
8 6 (25.00%) MISRA

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (25.00%) JIRA
2 6 (25.00%) NUnit
3 5 (20.83%) CppUnit
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Front Office
3 5 (20.83%) Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Automotive
5 1 (4.17%) Electronics
5 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) C# Developer
3 9 (37.50%) C Developer
4 6 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (20.83%) C++/C# Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Embedded C Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Embedded Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Senior C++ Developer
6 4 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
1 7 (29.17%) REST
2 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (25.00%) .NET Remoting
2 6 (25.00%) JSON
2 6 (25.00%) Protocol Buffers
2 6 (25.00%) WCF
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) XML
3 4 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (16.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Unit Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 6 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (25.00%) SOA
4 5 (20.83%) Process Improvement
4 5 (20.83%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
4 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (16.67%) Low Latency
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C++
2 11 (45.83%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) C++/CLI
3 6 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.67%) R
5 1 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Google
1 6 (25.00%) Perforce
2 1 (4.17%) Dynatrace
2 1 (4.17%) Splunk
2 1 (4.17%) Sybase
2 1 (4.17%) TIBCO