The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 18 19 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs citing C 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 2.17% 1.05% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.33% 2.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
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 Preston with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 34 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 26.09% 35.79% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 10
Median daily rate £325 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.86% +13.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +16.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £29.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.03 £36.10
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 Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Preston

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Preston

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 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 Preston region with a requirement for C.

1 6 (100.00%) Avionics
1 6 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (83.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (83.33%) VectorCAST
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Ada
2 5 (83.33%) HOOD
3 4 (66.67%) UML
3 4 (66.67%) Hazard Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
4 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) Military
5 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) HND

C
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (83.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (83.33%) VectorCAST
3 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (100.00%) Avionics
2 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Ada Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) HOOD
1 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
1 5 (83.33%) SDLC
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) UML
3 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Ada
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft