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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 81 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing C 7 11 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.51% 0.91% 2.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 2.55% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 13
Average daily rate
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£490 £273 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.81% -22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £259 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £300 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
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
515 432 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.43% 35.70% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 270 320
Average daily rate £323 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 32
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +10.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.32 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 23 September 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Information Security
3 5 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 3 (12.50%) GIAC
5 3 (12.50%) CISM
5 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (12.50%) Wireless
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 3 (12.50%) CISSP
5 3 (12.50%) C++
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (12.50%) COBIT
5 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (12.50%) Banking
5 3 (12.50%) CRAMM
5 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (12.50%) Modbus
5 3 (12.50%) CAN bus
5 3 (12.50%) CRISC
5 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

C
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Wireless
1 3 (12.50%) Modbus
2 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Gerrit
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) IT Auditor
5 2 (8.33%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) IT Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Auditor
5 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.17%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) EJB
1 1 (4.17%) JMS
1 1 (4.17%) GWT
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) JPA
1 1 (4.17%) EJB 3.0
1 1 (4.17%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (12.50%) CAN bus
2 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.17%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Information Security
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (12.50%) CRAMM
3 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) System Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Data Management
5 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) UML
5 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
2 3 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CISSP
1 3 (12.50%) CISM
1 3 (12.50%) GIAC
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) CRISC
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (12.50%) COBIT
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.17%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Serena
1 2 (8.33%) Jaspersoft
2 1 (4.17%) Huawei
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft