The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 87 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing C 72 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.90% 1.47% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.10% 4.25% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 22
Average daily rate £390 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £397 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 9
Average hourly rate £26.83 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.48% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.34 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £41.40 £61.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1413 1129 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.28% 34.52% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 733 565
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 29 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £19.00 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

C
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

C Daily Rate Trend in the North West

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

C Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

C
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

C
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 10 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
Manchester +7 38 £428 +61.32% 17
Cheshire -4 16 £390 +9.85% 18
Lancashire 0 13 £300 - 2
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 £350 - 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 68 (48.92%) C++
2 46 (33.09%) Linux
3 41 (29.50%) Software Engineering
4 40 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (25.18%) Java
6 34 (24.46%) Windows
6 34 (24.46%) TDD
7 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
8 32 (23.02%) Degree
9 29 (20.86%) Python
10 28 (20.14%) Subversion
11 27 (19.42%) Finance
11 27 (19.42%) HTML
12 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
13 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
14 22 (15.83%) Web Services
15 21 (15.11%) Unix
15 21 (15.11%) OO
15 21 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (14.39%) SC Cleared
17 19 (13.67%) jQuery
17 19 (13.67%) Banking
18 18 (12.95%) DV Cleared
19 17 (12.23%) Mac OS
19 17 (12.23%) Waterfall
19 17 (12.23%) SDLC
19 17 (12.23%) XML
19 17 (12.23%) Oracle
20 16 (11.51%) AngularJS
21 15 (10.79%) JSON

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (6.47%) Apache
1 9 (6.47%) Tuxedo
2 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.60%) IIS
3 5 (3.60%) JBoss
3 5 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.88%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.16%) GlassFish
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 3 (2.16%) SAS
5 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.44%) Node.js
6 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.44%) TPMS
7 1 (0.72%) CICS
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) Bluetooth
2 10 (7.19%) HTTP
3 8 (5.76%) SMTP
4 5 (3.60%) DHCP
4 5 (3.60%) DNS
4 5 (3.60%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (3.60%) Firewall
4 5 (3.60%) Internet
4 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.60%) LAN
4 5 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.88%) MRTG
5 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.88%) WAN
6 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.16%) IMAP
6 3 (2.16%) RS-422
7 2 (1.44%) Network Security
7 2 (1.44%) Wireless
7 2 (1.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) MySQL
2 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.60%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.60%) SQLite
4 3 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.44%) GIS
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) Informix
6 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (20.14%) Subversion
2 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.07%) Eclipse
4 13 (9.35%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.47%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.32%) JUnit
7 5 (3.60%) Eclipse RCP
7 5 (3.60%) NUnit
7 5 (3.60%) PHPUnit
8 3 (2.16%) GDB
9 2 (1.44%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (19.42%) Finance
2 19 (13.67%) Banking
3 5 (3.60%) Automotive
3 5 (3.60%) Legal
3 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.88%) Local Government
4 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Avionics
6 2 (1.44%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Military
7 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (40.29%) Developer
2 19 (13.67%) Java Developer
2 19 (13.67%) Software Engineer
3 17 (12.23%) Software Developer
4 8 (5.76%) C Software Engineer
4 8 (5.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 8 (5.76%) Project Manager
5 6 (4.32%) Architect
5 6 (4.32%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (4.32%) Consultant
5 6 (4.32%) Programme Manager
5 6 (4.32%) Python Software Engineer
6 5 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (3.60%) Desktop Support
6 5 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (3.60%) Digital Developer
6 5 (3.60%) Embedded Engineer
6 5 (3.60%) Support Engineer
7 4 (2.88%) Applications Support
7 4 (2.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.42%) HTML
2 22 (15.83%) Web Services
3 19 (13.67%) jQuery
4 17 (12.23%) XML
5 16 (11.51%) AngularJS
6 15 (10.79%) JSON
7 14 (10.07%) CSS
7 14 (10.07%) HTML5
7 14 (10.07%) Java EE
7 14 (10.07%) WSDL
8 9 (6.47%) .NET
9 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET
9 6 (4.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.60%) CAML
10 5 (3.60%) Django
10 5 (3.60%) LAMP
10 5 (3.60%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (3.60%) Middleware
11 4 (2.88%) J2EE
12 3 (2.16%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.47%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.60%) SWIFT
4 4 (2.88%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.88%) Replication
5 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.16%) Clustering
5 3 (2.16%) User Experience
6 2 (1.44%) DTV
6 2 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.44%) STB
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.72%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.09%) Linux
2 34 (24.46%) Windows
3 21 (15.11%) Unix
4 17 (12.23%) Mac OS
5 15 (10.79%) AIX
6 13 (9.35%) Windows Vista
6 13 (9.35%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.04%) VME
8 5 (3.60%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.60%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.88%) CentOS
9 4 (2.88%) Debian
10 3 (2.16%) VxWorks
11 2 (1.44%) Android
11 2 (1.44%) IRIX
11 2 (1.44%) Windows CE
11 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.50%) Software Engineering
2 40 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (24.46%) TDD
4 21 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.11%) OO
5 17 (12.23%) SDLC
5 17 (12.23%) Waterfall
6 15 (10.79%) Computer Forensics
6 15 (10.79%) Information Security
7 14 (10.07%) BDD
7 14 (10.07%) Data Protection
7 14 (10.07%) OOP
7 14 (10.07%) System Testing
8 11 (7.91%) Migration
8 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.19%) ITIL
9 10 (7.19%) Software Testing
10 9 (6.47%) Project Management
11 8 (5.76%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.32%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (48.92%) C++
2 35 (25.18%) Java
3 29 (20.86%) Python
4 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.07%) Objective-C
6 12 (8.63%) C#
7 10 (7.19%) Bash Shell
7 10 (7.19%) PHP
8 9 (6.47%) COBOL
8 9 (6.47%) VB
9 8 (5.76%) Ruby
9 8 (5.76%) SQL
10 7 (5.04%) Korn
10 7 (5.04%) Perl
10 7 (5.04%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.04%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.32%) VB.NET
12 5 (3.60%) FQL
12 5 (3.60%) VBA
12 5 (3.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 32 (23.02%) Degree
3 20 (14.39%) SC Cleared
4 18 (12.95%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.88%) CCNA
5 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.88%) PMP
6 3 (2.16%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.44%) CCNP
7 2 (1.44%) HND
7 2 (1.44%) MCSA
7 2 (1.44%) MCSE
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.72%) CCIE
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.72%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.60%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.88%) KVM
5 3 (2.16%) Dovecot
5 3 (2.16%) iptables
5 3 (2.16%) Sendmail
5 3 (2.16%) Squid
6 2 (1.44%) NFS
6 2 (1.44%) vSphere
6 2 (1.44%) Xen
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.72%) RACF
7 1 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Cacti
1 4 (2.88%) Nagios
1 4 (2.88%) OpenNebula
1 4 (2.88%) Puppet
2 3 (2.16%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.72%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 17 (12.23%) Oracle
2 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.32%) VMware
4 5 (3.60%) Micro Focus
5 4 (2.88%) Cisco
5 4 (2.88%) IBM
5 4 (2.88%) ICL
5 4 (2.88%) Juniper
6 3 (2.16%) HP
6 3 (2.16%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.16%) Serena
6 3 (2.16%) Sun
6 3 (2.16%) Sybase
7 2 (1.44%) Citrix
7 2 (1.44%) NetApp
8 1 (0.72%) CA
8 1 (0.72%) Perforce
8 1 (0.72%) Remedy
8 1 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) Siemens
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