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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 33 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing C 18 35 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.15% 7.20% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.33% 16.13% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £280 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.08% +7.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £211 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £400 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% +36.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +0.76%
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
216 217 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 37.83% 44.65% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 134 36
Average daily rate £325 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £18.70 £26.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -7 12 £320 +14.28% 19
Durham -1 2 £350 -7.89% 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 23 (45.10%) UNIX
2 21 (41.18%) SQL
3 18 (35.29%) Oracle
4 17 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 17 (33.33%) VB
4 17 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 16 (31.37%) Oracle Database
6 15 (29.41%) Tuxedo
6 15 (29.41%) VB6
7 14 (27.45%) Performance Testing
8 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
10 7 (13.73%) Windows
11 6 (11.76%) Linux
12 5 (9.80%) Project Management
12 5 (9.80%) Embedded C
12 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
13 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
13 4 (7.84%) AIX
13 4 (7.84%) ITIL
13 4 (7.84%) Electronics
13 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
14 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
14 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
14 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (5.88%) Content Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 15 (29.41%) Tuxedo
2 3 (5.88%) JBoss
2 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
4 1 (1.96%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) LDAP
1 2 (3.92%) DNS
1 2 (3.92%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Ant
1 2 (3.92%) ClearCase
1 2 (3.92%) Rational Rose
1 2 (3.92%) NUnit
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
1 2 (3.92%) CppUnit
1 2 (3.92%) GoogleTest
2 1 (1.96%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (7.84%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Technical Leader
3 7 (13.73%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Real Time Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV Developer
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Administrator
6 1 (1.96%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) MDX
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) J2EE
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Derivative
3 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.96%) DTV
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) UNIX
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 6 (11.76%) Linux
4 4 (7.84%) AIX
5 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Performance Testing
2 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
3 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 4 (7.84%) ITIL
4 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.88%) Content Management
5 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.88%) OO
6 2 (3.92%) RUP
6 2 (3.92%) OOD
6 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.92%) UML
6 2 (3.92%) Unified Process
6 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
6 2 (3.92%) Use Case
6 2 (3.92%) Network Design
6 2 (3.92%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 17 (33.33%) VB
2 17 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 17 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 15 (29.41%) VB6
4 5 (9.80%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.88%) C++
5 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) WMI
1 1 (1.96%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) Borland
4 1 (1.96%) Serena
4 1 (1.96%) SAP