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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 35 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing C 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.07% - 0.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.76% - 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 147 49 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 64.47% 40.83% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 25 32
Median daily rate £400 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £388 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
County Antrim - 7 £420 -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for C.

1 12 (75.00%) C++
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (43.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Firmware
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) Electronics
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) Banking

C
Top Related 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) CppUnit
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) C++ Developer
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (6.25%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 7 (43.75%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft