Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 64 -
Rank change year-on-year +28 - +24
Contract jobs citing C 16 24 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.06% 3.64% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.66% 4.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - -
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +8.57% +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%

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 209 510 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 53.05% 77.27% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 419 55
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +10.00% +19.52%
10th Percentile £309 £343 £192
90th Percentile £538 £488 £419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +82.50% -68.75%
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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
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 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 +26 12 £400 -2.44% 12
C
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (56.25%) Embedded C
2 7 (43.75%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 5 (31.25%) Bluetooth
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) Algorithms
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) MISRA
6 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
6 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
6 3 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (18.75%) Solace
6 3 (18.75%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
6 3 (18.75%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (18.75%) TIBCO
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) STL
6 3 (18.75%) Electronics
6 3 (18.75%) Automotive
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) CAN bus

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 (31.25%) Bluetooth
1 5 (31.25%) Wireless
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) RS-232
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Automotive
3 3 (18.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) C++ Developer
3 6 (37.50%) C Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Embedded C Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Embedded Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Linux Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior C++ Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (18.75%) STL
1 3 (18.75%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
4 2 (12.50%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
2 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
2 3 (18.75%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Embedded C
2 7 (43.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) MISRA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Solace
1 3 (18.75%) TIBCO