The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 65 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing C 9 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.06% 1.73% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.60% 6.47% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate £246 £475 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.15% +28.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £302 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £595 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 201 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.55% 26.76% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
North West

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

C
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Cheshire region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -13 5 £150 - 5
Crewe - 1 £333 -
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 5
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C.

1 15 (55.56%) C++
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 11 (40.74%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) C#
5 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) .NET
5 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
6 7 (25.93%) Web Services
6 7 (25.93%) XML
6 7 (25.93%) MySQL
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) VBScript
6 7 (25.93%) VB
6 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
7 6 (22.22%) Degree
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) Python
9 4 (14.81%) Perl
9 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) OOP
9 4 (14.81%) OO
9 4 (14.81%) Objective-C

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) FishEye
2 2 (7.41%) Gradle
2 2 (7.41%) Artifactory
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Maven
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
1 7 (25.93%) Software Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Junior
3 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Junior Tester
3 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Software Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Python Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Software Asset Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 7 (25.93%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) Django
4 1 (3.70%) J2ME
4 1 (3.70%) AWT
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) GIS
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Ergonomics
3 1 (3.70%) Human Factors
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 6 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) OOP
3 4 (14.81%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) TDD
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
3 4 (14.81%) BDD
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.41%) Security Management
4 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Information Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) C++
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) C#
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
5 7 (25.93%) VBScript
5 7 (25.93%) VB
5 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (18.52%) Python
7 4 (14.81%) Perl
7 4 (14.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Atlassian
4 2 (7.41%) Progress
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
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Posted: 19 days ago