The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 65 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing C 23 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.08% 1.87% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.98% 4.61% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 6
Median daily rate £500 £391 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.79% +58.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £338 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £424 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.48%
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
462 412 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.85% 40.55% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 268 117
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
Median hourly rate £22.54 £19.75 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -51.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.15 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.35 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 17 £535 -
Macclesfield -5 1 - -
Knutsford -17 1 - -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for C.

1 21 (47.73%) C++
1 21 (47.73%) Linux
2 19 (43.18%) HTML
3 18 (40.91%) Java
3 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 17 (38.64%) XML
4 17 (38.64%) Banking
4 17 (38.64%) JSON
5 16 (36.36%) HTML5
5 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (34.09%) CSS
7 14 (31.82%) SOAP
7 14 (31.82%) Oracle
7 14 (31.82%) HTTP
7 14 (31.82%) REST
8 13 (29.55%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (29.55%) High Availability
8 13 (29.55%) CSS3
8 13 (29.55%) Apache Camel
8 13 (29.55%) SOA
8 13 (29.55%) IBM
8 13 (29.55%) JDBC
8 13 (29.55%) J2EE
8 13 (29.55%) MySQL
8 13 (29.55%) JBoss
8 13 (29.55%) Apache
8 13 (29.55%) Tomcat
8 13 (29.55%) Middleware
8 13 (29.55%) E-business
8 13 (29.55%) PostgreSQL

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 13 (29.55%) Apache
1 13 (29.55%) JBoss
1 13 (29.55%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.82%) Node.js
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.27%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) HTTP
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) LAN
2 4 (9.09%) WAN
2 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.55%) 2G
3 2 (4.55%) 3G
3 2 (4.55%) 4G
3 2 (4.55%) GSM
3 2 (4.55%) LTE
3 2 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.55%) UMTS
4 1 (2.27%) AMQP
4 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) MySQL
1 13 (29.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.27%) JUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (38.64%) Banking
2 7 (15.91%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Architect
2 11 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Technical Architect
4 7 (15.91%) Digital Architect
5 6 (13.64%) Digital Technical Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Applications Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Applications Support
6 4 (9.09%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Java Architect
6 4 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Support Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) HTML
2 17 (38.64%) JSON
2 17 (38.64%) XML
3 16 (36.36%) HTML5
4 15 (34.09%) CSS
5 14 (31.82%) REST
5 14 (31.82%) SOAP
6 13 (29.55%) ActiveMQ
6 13 (29.55%) Apache Camel
6 13 (29.55%) CSS3
6 13 (29.55%) J2EE
6 13 (29.55%) JDBC
6 13 (29.55%) Middleware
7 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
8 4 (9.09%) Web Services
9 3 (6.82%) Java EE
9 3 (6.82%) jQuery
9 3 (6.82%) WSDL
10 2 (4.55%) Express
11 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.55%) PMI
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) STB
4 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) AIX
3 3 (6.82%) IRIX
3 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Vista
3 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) E-business
2 13 (29.55%) High Availability
2 13 (29.55%) SOA
3 8 (18.18%) Open Source
4 7 (15.91%) SDLC
4 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.64%) Microservices
5 6 (13.64%) Validation
6 5 (11.36%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Change Control
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.09%) ITIL
7 4 (9.09%) OO
7 4 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.82%) BDD
8 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.82%) TDD
8 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) C++
2 18 (40.91%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) Ada
3 3 (6.82%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) Objective-C
3 3 (6.82%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) Lua
4 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) CCNA
3 2 (4.55%) CCNP
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) CCIE
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Oracle
2 13 (29.55%) IBM
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco
3 4 (9.09%) Juniper
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.55%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.55%) Huawei
5 2 (4.55%) Nokia
5 2 (4.55%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (4.55%) Siemens
6 1 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.27%) BT
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) VMware