The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 34 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing C 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.92% 0.31% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.86% 1.56% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £388 £290 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% +132.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £35.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+19.14% +6.81%
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
105 64 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.21% 20.00% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 38 33
Average daily rate £363 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -90.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

C
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

C
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool - 3 £388 - 1
C
North West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (38.46%) Finance
1 5 (38.46%) SWIFT
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Uniface
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) Nagios
5 1 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Informix
5 1 (7.69%) Apache
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) SOA

C
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (7.69%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) IMAP
1 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.69%) MRTG
1 1 (7.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Programme Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Informix Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) SWIFT
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Debian
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Korn
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Dovecot
1 1 (7.69%) iptables
1 1 (7.69%) KVM
1 1 (7.69%) Sendmail
1 1 (7.69%) Squid
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cacti
1 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) OpenNebula
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) VMware