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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 57 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing C 11 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.45% 1.35% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.62% 4.05% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £218 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.95%
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
238 247 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 31.32% 33.24% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 120 205
Average daily rate £373 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £45.29 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.08% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £30.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £51.39 £43.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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
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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 - 7 £375 - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Northwich - - - -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (30.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 5 (25.00%) VB
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) VBScript
3 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (20.00%) MySQL
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) XML
3 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) GxP
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) Junos
2 1 (5.00%) 4G
2 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.00%) 3G
2 1 (5.00%) DSL
2 1 (5.00%) 2G
2 1 (5.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.00%) QlikView
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Tester
1 4 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Quality Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Junior
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Junior Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Compliance Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Junior Software Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (5.00%) MI Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Payroll Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Software Asset Manager
4 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Chief Technology Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Django
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) SecurID
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) Change Management
2 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
3 2 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (5.00%) Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) VB
3 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (10.00%) GxP
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) Primavera
4 1 (5.00%) Huawei
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
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