The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 49 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing C 17 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.17% 1.75% 2.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.76% 4.88% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
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£355 £338 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +68.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.42 £33.00 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.36% +97.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +11.11%
C
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
295 287 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.58% 35.79% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 134 99
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £202 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 12
Average hourly rate £19.75 £34.06 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +70.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £20.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £140.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 2 March 2015.

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
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 2 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 8 £285 -15.55% 4
Wilmslow - 2 £275 - 1
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) OO
3 6 (23.08%) CRM
3 6 (23.08%) C++
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 6 (23.08%) Local Government
3 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 6 (23.08%) Change Control
4 5 (19.23%) Banking
5 4 (15.38%) Subversion
5 4 (15.38%) Objective-C
5 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 4 (15.38%) WSDL
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
5 4 (15.38%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) HTML
5 4 (15.38%) Java

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) 4G
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Local Government
3 5 (19.23%) Banking
4 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Payroll Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
1 4 (15.38%) XML
1 4 (15.38%) WSDL
1 4 (15.38%) Java EE
1 4 (15.38%) JSON
1 4 (15.38%) jQuery
1 4 (15.38%) HTML5
1 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) CESG
1 3 (11.54%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) AIX
3 4 (15.38%) Mac OS
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Vista
4 3 (11.54%) Android
4 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Phone
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) OO
1 6 (23.08%) CRM
1 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 6 (23.08%) Migration
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (23.08%) TDD
1 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
1 6 (23.08%) Change Control
2 4 (15.38%) BDD
2 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 4 (15.38%) OOP
3 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) OOD
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C++
1 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) Objective-C
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
3 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
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