The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 78 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing C 13 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 1.22% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.60% 3.53% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£333 £413 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.39% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £500 £717
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £341
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £16.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.11%
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
500 425 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.64% 34.44% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 252 184
Average daily rate £345 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

C
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) C++
2 12 (40.00%) UNIX
3 10 (33.33%) Finance
4 9 (30.00%) OO
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) TDD
6 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (20.00%) Bluetooth
6 6 (20.00%) GSM
6 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.67%) Doxygen
7 5 (16.67%) Google
7 5 (16.67%) Software Packaging
7 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.67%) GoogleTest
7 5 (16.67%) Embedded C
8 4 (13.33%) Python
8 4 (13.33%) SAP
8 4 (13.33%) Raspberry Pi
8 4 (13.33%) BeagleBone
8 4 (13.33%) Analytics
8 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 4 (13.33%) Marketing
8 4 (13.33%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (10.00%) Scala
9 3 (10.00%) Oracle
9 3 (10.00%) Java

C
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Doxygen
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Bluetooth
1 6 (20.00%) GSM
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) 3G
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) 2G
2 1 (3.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) GoogleTest
2 1 (3.33%) Calabash
2 1 (3.33%) Appium
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) JBehave
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.33%) Marketing
4 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.67%) Automotive
5 2 (6.67%) Legal
5 2 (6.67%) Electronics
6 1 (3.33%) Front Office
6 1 (3.33%) Banking
6 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) C++ Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) C Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Buyer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Buyer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Resource Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Software Packaging
2 2 (6.67%) WCF
2 2 (6.67%) Akka
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Raspberry Pi
1 4 (13.33%) BeagleBone
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.67%) DTV
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) OO
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) TDD
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.33%) Analytics
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) BPR
7 2 (6.67%) Information Management
7 2 (6.67%) Logistics
7 2 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
7 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C++
2 5 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 3 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded C++
4 3 (10.00%) Scala
4 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) HND
2 2 (6.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Google
2 4 (13.33%) SAP
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.33%) Huawei
5 1 (3.33%) Jaspersoft