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 22 June 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.

C
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -18 0  
Contract jobs citing C 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 0.41% 0.92% 4.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.86% 2.50% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £388 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £381 £350
% change year-on-year +8.19% +8.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33%  

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 35 40 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 14.40% 36.70% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 32
Median daily rate £313 £348 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.07% -5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £323 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £399 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -44.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Avionics
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Statemate
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (33.33%) VectorCAST
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) HOOD
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (33.33%) OCPJP
2 1 (33.33%) OCMJD
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Java SE

C
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Statemate
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (33.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (66.67%) Avionics
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) Java SE
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Management
1 2 (66.67%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) HOOD
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (33.33%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Ada
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) OCMJD
1 1 (33.33%) OCPJP
1 1 (33.33%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Sun