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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 59 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -15
Contract jobs citing C 21 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.25% 3.05% 7.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.74% 8.37% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 16
Average daily rate £330 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £246 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.49% +67.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+19.42% +1.44%
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
366 227 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.23% 36.50% 42.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 157 110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £475 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -16.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
Tyne and Wear -19 21 £330 +3.12% 12
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (48.94%) Java
2 22 (46.81%) Windows
3 20 (42.55%) Configuration Management
4 19 (40.43%) C++
5 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
6 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
7 16 (34.04%) .NET
8 15 (31.91%) ITIL
8 15 (31.91%) Service Delivery
8 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
9 13 (27.66%) Perl
10 12 (25.53%) C#
11 11 (23.40%) AIX
11 11 (23.40%) WebLogic
11 11 (23.40%) IBM
11 11 (23.40%) Release Management
12 10 (21.28%) Change Management
13 9 (19.15%) Metastorm
13 9 (19.15%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (19.15%) AquaLogic
13 9 (19.15%) Middleware
13 9 (19.15%) OS/390
13 9 (19.15%) Tuxedo
13 9 (19.15%) MQSeries
13 9 (19.15%) SSL
13 9 (19.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (19.15%) Sun
13 9 (19.15%) Solaris
13 9 (19.15%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (19.15%) Unix

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (23.40%) WebLogic
2 9 (19.15%) AquaLogic
2 9 (19.15%) MQSeries
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 9 (19.15%) Tuxedo
2 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 9 (19.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (14.89%) CMS
4 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.51%) Confluence
6 2 (4.26%) JBoss
7 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) BigMachines
1 1 (2.13%) Primavera
1 1 (2.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) SSL
2 4 (8.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.64%) StarTeam
2 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
2 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) JMeter
2 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
2 4 (8.51%) Selenium
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Developer
2 6 (12.77%) Administrator
2 6 (12.77%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Configuration Administrator
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Scrum Master
4 4 (8.51%) SQL BI Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Middleware Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) IBM Integration Bus
2 9 (19.15%) J2EE
2 9 (19.15%) Middleware
3 5 (10.64%) HTML
4 4 (8.51%) CSS
5 3 (6.38%) HTML5
5 3 (6.38%) Java EE
5 3 (6.38%) MDX
5 3 (6.38%) Web Services
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.13%) Itk
6 1 (2.13%) Swing
6 1 (2.13%) XHTML
6 1 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (2.13%) XSL
6 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.77%) N-Tier
3 5 (10.64%) Mathematics
4 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
4 4 (8.51%) PKI
5 2 (4.26%) CESG
5 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) AIX
3 9 (19.15%) OS/390
3 9 (19.15%) Solaris
3 9 (19.15%) Unix
4 7 (14.89%) Linux
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
6 4 (8.51%) Mac OS X
7 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Configuration Management
2 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 15 (31.91%) Service Delivery
3 11 (23.40%) Release Management
4 10 (21.28%) Change Management
5 9 (19.15%) Problem Management
5 9 (19.15%) QMS
6 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 8 (17.02%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (17.02%) Security Management
7 7 (14.89%) Time Management
8 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (12.77%) ITIL V2
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office Automation
9 5 (10.64%) Change Control
9 5 (10.64%) Data Engineering
9 5 (10.64%) Data Management
9 5 (10.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) C++
3 13 (27.66%) Perl
4 12 (25.53%) C#
5 9 (19.15%) VB.NET
6 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
7 6 (12.77%) SQL
7 6 (12.77%) VBA
8 5 (10.64%) Python
8 5 (10.64%) Ruby
8 5 (10.64%) VBScript
9 4 (8.51%) COBOL
9 4 (8.51%) PL/1
9 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
10 3 (6.38%) VB
11 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) GPG13
2 1 (2.13%) WAI
2 1 (2.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) WMI
2 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) IBM
3 9 (19.15%) Axway
3 9 (19.15%) Fujitsu
3 9 (19.15%) Metastorm
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle
3 9 (19.15%) Sun
4 6 (12.77%) HP
4 6 (12.77%) Serena
5 5 (10.64%) Borland
6 1 (2.13%) Adobe
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.13%) Siemens
6 1 (2.13%) Tableau
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