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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 69 79 49
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -30
Contract jobs citing C 17 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 0.45% 3.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.35% 1.14% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £425 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.25 £29.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.68% -47.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.34%
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
507 438 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.95% 39.07% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 281 271
Average daily rate £338 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.33 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Bolton - 1 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 7
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (60.00%) C++
2 14 (56.00%) Linux
3 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (32.00%) Bluetooth
4 8 (32.00%) GSM
4 8 (32.00%) OO
4 8 (32.00%) UNIX
5 7 (28.00%) Google
5 7 (28.00%) Software Packaging
5 7 (28.00%) Doxygen
5 7 (28.00%) GoogleTest
6 5 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (16.00%) Arduino
7 4 (16.00%) Atmel
7 4 (16.00%) jQuery
7 4 (16.00%) Analytics
7 4 (16.00%) Jaspersoft
7 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (16.00%) ETL
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (8.00%) .NET
9 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
9 2 (8.00%) Embedded C++
9 2 (8.00%) Cryptography
9 2 (8.00%) Selenium
10 1 (4.00%) WCF
10 1 (4.00%) vSphere

C
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Bluetooth
1 8 (32.00%) GSM
2 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.00%) Modbus
2 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) GoogleTest
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) C++ Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Excel Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) C Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Hardware Tester
6 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Software Packaging
2 4 (16.00%) jQuery
2 4 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (16.00%) Arduino
3 2 (8.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.00%) CAN bus
4 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (32.00%) OO
3 4 (16.00%) Analytics
3 4 (16.00%) ETL
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Web Development
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) TDD
4 1 (4.00%) MVC
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) C++
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (8.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) CCA
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) Xen
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Google
2 4 (16.00%) Atmel
2 4 (16.00%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Serena
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) NetApp
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
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