The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 71 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing C 15 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.42% 2.03% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.19% 4.58% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
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£320 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -5.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
C
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
358 262 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.77% 44.33% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 168 44
Average daily rate £425 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -53.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £13.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

C
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

C Daily Rate Trend in the North East

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

C
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

C
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Tyne and Wear -23 14 £320 -14.66% 18
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 18 (54.55%) C++
2 16 (48.48%) Java
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 10 (30.30%) Windows
4 10 (30.30%) AIX
5 9 (27.27%) HTML
6 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 8 (24.24%) IBM
6 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
6 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
7 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
7 7 (21.21%) J2EE
7 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
8 6 (18.18%) UNIX
8 6 (18.18%) Siemens
8 6 (18.18%) Swing
8 6 (18.18%) Change Management
8 6 (18.18%) CAD
8 6 (18.18%) PLM
8 6 (18.18%) Teamcenter
8 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Itk
9 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (15.15%) Tableau
9 5 (15.15%) QMS
9 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (15.15%) Release Management
9 5 (15.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 5 (15.15%) Problem Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
2 5 (15.15%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (15.15%) Tuxedo
2 5 (15.15%) MQSeries
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Application Server
2 5 (15.15%) AquaLogic
2 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
3 3 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.15%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.06%) Sybase ASE
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 1 (3.03%) Automotive
1 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Governance Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) UNIX Developer
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
2 7 (21.21%) J2EE
3 6 (18.18%) Swing
3 6 (18.18%) Itk
4 5 (15.15%) Middleware
4 5 (15.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (15.15%) XML
4 5 (15.15%) XSL
4 5 (15.15%) XSLT
4 5 (15.15%) .NET
5 4 (12.12%) CSS
6 3 (9.09%) Web Services
6 3 (9.09%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) MDX
7 1 (3.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
1 10 (30.30%) AIX
2 6 (18.18%) UNIX
3 5 (15.15%) Solaris
3 5 (15.15%) OS/390
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
2 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 6 (18.18%) CAD
3 6 (18.18%) Change Management
3 6 (18.18%) PLM
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) SOA
4 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
4 5 (15.15%) Release Management
4 5 (15.15%) QMS
4 5 (15.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.12%) Security Management
6 3 (9.09%) Service Management
6 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 3 (9.09%) Data Management
6 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.06%) Web Design
7 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) C++
2 16 (48.48%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) Perl
5 4 (12.12%) C#
5 4 (12.12%) VBA
6 3 (9.09%) VBScript
6 3 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) COBOL
7 1 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) IEC 61508
1 1 (3.03%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) IBM
3 6 (18.18%) Siemens
4 5 (15.15%) Sun
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Metastorm
4 5 (15.15%) Axway
4 5 (15.15%) Fujitsu
4 5 (15.15%) Tableau
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.06%) Sybase
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) HP