Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 56 40
Rank change year-on-year +16 -16 -8
Contract jobs citing C 8 3 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.00% 0.68% 4.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.38% 1.02% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 26
Northern Ireland median daily rate £350 £250 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -39.39% -
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £28.20 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 237 293 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 59.10% 66.89% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 235 317
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +7.88% +26.92%
10th Percentile £308 £301 £263
90th Percentile £520 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +7.79%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 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
County Antrim +19 7 £350 +62.79% 4
Newry - 1 - -
C
UK

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

1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
3 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (12.50%) Puppet
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
5 1 (12.50%) Ansible
5 1 (12.50%) Docker

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
3 4 (50.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Terraform