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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 47 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing C 18 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.45% 2.94% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.29% 7.20% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 1
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£320 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.63 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -4.28%
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
286 264 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.91% 40.87% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 173 38
Average daily rate £310 £260 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £34.00 £35.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -4.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.29 £16.75 £33.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £38.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 +4 16 £320 +14.80% 10
Durham - 1 £350 - 5
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
2 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) C++
3 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
3 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.92%) UNIX
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
5 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 6 (16.22%) Subversion
6 5 (13.51%) Embedded C
6 5 (13.51%) Windows
6 5 (13.51%) HTML
6 5 (13.51%) Java
6 5 (13.51%) XML
6 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.81%) Itk
7 4 (10.81%) XSL
7 4 (10.81%) XSLT
7 4 (10.81%) ITIL
7 4 (10.81%) AIX
7 4 (10.81%) Swing
7 4 (10.81%) CAD
7 4 (10.81%) SOA
7 4 (10.81%) Siemens
7 4 (10.81%) PLM
7 4 (10.81%) Teamcenter
7 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Lync
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) OpenROAD
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) Ant
2 2 (5.41%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.41%) Rational Rose
2 2 (5.41%) NUnit
2 2 (5.41%) GoogleTest
2 2 (5.41%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.70%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (8.11%) Electronics
1 3 (8.11%) Automotive
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
2 8 (21.62%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.81%) C++ Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Real Time Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Governance Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) HTML
1 5 (13.51%) XML
2 4 (10.81%) Itk
2 4 (10.81%) XSL
2 4 (10.81%) XSLT
2 4 (10.81%) Swing
3 1 (2.70%) MDX
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.41%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) UNIX
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
2 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) CAD
3 4 (10.81%) SOA
3 4 (10.81%) PLM
3 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Content Management
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) UML
5 2 (5.41%) OO
5 2 (5.41%) RUP
5 2 (5.41%) OOD
5 2 (5.41%) Unified Process
5 2 (5.41%) Validation
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) C++
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) Embedded C
3 5 (13.51%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VB6
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.70%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (2.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Siemens
2 4 (10.81%) Tableau
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Serena
4 1 (2.70%) Borland
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle