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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 49 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing C 21 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.63% 3.49% 3.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.19% 10.24% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £220 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £192 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £444 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.94%
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
292 127 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 36.59% 34.05% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 58 65
Average daily rate £370 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £34.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Tyne and Wear -22 16 £320 -6.56% 6
Durham - 4 - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 19 (39.58%) Oracle
2 19 (39.58%) UNIX
3 18 (37.50%) VB
4 17 (35.42%) PL/SQL
5 16 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 15 (31.25%) VB6
6 15 (31.25%) Tuxedo
6 15 (31.25%) Shell Script
7 14 (29.17%) Performance Testing
8 10 (20.83%) Windows
9 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) Project Management
11 6 (12.50%) Network Design
12 5 (10.42%) LAN
12 5 (10.42%) WAN
12 5 (10.42%) ITIL
12 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
13 4 (8.33%) Web Services
13 4 (8.33%) Linux
13 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
13 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
13 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
13 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
14 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
14 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (6.25%) MDX

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 15 (31.25%) Tuxedo
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) OpenROAD
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
1 5 (10.42%) WAN
2 3 (6.25%) LDAP
3 2 (4.17%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Electronics
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Architect
2 9 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.58%) Technical Leader
4 5 (10.42%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Configuration Administrator
7 1 (2.08%) Designer
7 1 (2.08%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.08%) IT Trainer
7 1 (2.08%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) MDX
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Mathematics
1 3 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) UNIX
2 10 (20.83%) Windows
3 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Performance Testing
2 7 (14.58%) Project Management
3 6 (12.50%) Network Design
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.25%) Content Management
6 3 (6.25%) Data Management
7 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.17%) Web Design
8 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.08%) Time Management
8 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.08%) ITIL V2
8 1 (2.08%) Change Control
8 1 (2.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 18 (37.50%) VB
3 17 (35.42%) PL/SQL
4 15 (31.25%) VB6
4 15 (31.25%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.25%) VBA
5 3 (6.25%) VBScript
5 3 (6.25%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP UCMDB
1 1 (2.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Serena
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) Informatica
4 1 (2.08%) Lotus
4 1 (2.08%) Borland
4 1 (2.08%) SAP