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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 66 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing C 16 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.61% 1.00% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.05% 3.64% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £388 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
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
395 220 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.78% 27.47% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 117 97
Average daily rate £401 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.75 - £50.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 - £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 3 £350 -7.89% 2
Daresbury - 2 £408 - 1
Knutsford - 2 £375 -
Macclesfield - 2 £440 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (45.45%) C++
2 13 (39.39%) Linux
2 13 (39.39%) OO
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) TDD
2 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
2 13 (39.39%) Waterfall
2 13 (39.39%) SDLC
3 12 (36.36%) Finance
4 11 (33.33%) Windows
5 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
6 9 (27.27%) HTML
6 9 (27.27%) Java
6 9 (27.27%) OOP
6 9 (27.27%) Objective-C
6 9 (27.27%) BDD
6 9 (27.27%) Banking
6 9 (27.27%) Subversion
7 7 (21.21%) Python
7 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
7 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.18%) Local Government
8 6 (18.18%) Java EE
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
8 6 (18.18%) Windows Vista
8 6 (18.18%) JSON
8 6 (18.18%) HTML5
8 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 6 (18.18%) Change Control

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (12.12%) Node.js
2 3 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) 4G
2 1 (3.03%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) 3G
2 1 (3.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Git (software)
2 9 (27.27%) Subversion
3 3 (9.09%) Maven
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) FishEye
3 3 (9.09%) Gradle
3 3 (9.09%) Artifactory
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Banking
3 6 (18.18%) Local Government
4 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Retail
5 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Payroll Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Firmware Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Tools Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) XML
2 6 (18.18%) WSDL
2 6 (18.18%) Java EE
2 6 (18.18%) JSON
2 6 (18.18%) jQuery
2 6 (18.18%) HTML5
2 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.03%) SCADA
3 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Linux
2 11 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.18%) AIX
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 6 (18.18%) Mac OS
5 4 (12.12%) UNIX
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.03%) VxWorks
7 1 (3.03%) ThreadX
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) OO
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (39.39%) TDD
1 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (39.39%) Waterfall
1 13 (39.39%) SDLC
2 9 (27.27%) BDD
2 9 (27.27%) OOP
3 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 6 (18.18%) CRM
4 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Change Control
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) OOD
6 4 (12.12%) AOP
6 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C++
2 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
3 9 (27.27%) Java
3 9 (27.27%) Objective-C
4 7 (21.21%) Python
5 6 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) Ruby
7 3 (9.09%) Perl
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GAMP
1 1 (3.03%) GMP
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.06%) EMC
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
4 1 (3.03%) Lotus
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Huawei
4 1 (3.03%) Wonderware
4 1 (3.03%) Renesas
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco