Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 66 37
Rank change year-on-year +36 -29 -14
Contract jobs citing C 18 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.57% 1.73% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.45% 2.39% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% -
10th Percentile £356 £300 £380
90th Percentile £458 £402 £419
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +226.92% -14.75%
10th Percentile £18.61 £41.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £43.75 £36.70
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.90%

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 213 418 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 54.06% 72.19% 54.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 334 106
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £416 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.96% +8.05% +21.26%
10th Percentile £310 £311 £193
90th Percentile £519 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 15
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.89% +57.89% -6.56%
10th Percentile £12.34 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £40.25 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.23
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.98% +4.60%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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
County Antrim +40 13 £400 - 9
Newry - 1 - -
C
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for C.

1 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 8 (44.44%) C++
2 8 (44.44%) Unix
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
5 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Low Latency
6 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
6 4 (22.22%) Virtual Team
6 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) MISRA
7 3 (16.67%) Solace
7 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 3 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (16.67%) TIBCO
7 3 (16.67%) UML
7 3 (16.67%) STL
7 3 (16.67%) Electronics
7 3 (16.67%) Automotive
8 2 (11.11%) SDLC

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
1 5 (27.78%) Wireless
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) RS-232
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Automotive
3 3 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C++ Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Embedded C Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Embedded Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (16.67%) STL
1 3 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 4 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Team
3 2 (11.11%) CAN bus
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Low Latency
3 3 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 8 (44.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) MISRA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Solace
1 3 (16.67%) TIBCO