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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 111 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing C 37 66 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 1.59% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.21% 5.11% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 23
Median daily rate £410 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £14.80 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +14.39%
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
1151 1292 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.18% 31.10% 35.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 799 751
Median daily rate £388 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 57 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £13.50 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £47.33 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +6 14 £388 +3.33% 1
Manchester -14 14 £525 +35.48% 11
Cheshire -4 6 £500 +28.20% 7
Merseyside -2 3 £120 -68.21% 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for C.

1 43 (51.19%) Linux
2 36 (42.86%) Java
3 30 (35.71%) COBOL
4 29 (34.52%) Oracle
5 28 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 26 (30.95%) Micro Focus
6 26 (30.95%) Tuxedo
7 21 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 20 (23.81%) Clustering
9 19 (22.62%) Oracle Database
10 18 (21.43%) Relational Database
10 18 (21.43%) Python
11 16 (19.05%) RDBMS
11 16 (19.05%) Unix
12 15 (17.86%) C#
12 15 (17.86%) Perl
13 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
13 13 (15.48%) Open Source
14 11 (13.10%) C++
14 11 (13.10%) .NET
15 10 (11.90%) DHCP
15 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
16 9 (10.71%) Middleware
16 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
16 9 (10.71%) Finance
16 9 (10.71%) DNS
16 9 (10.71%) Windows
16 9 (10.71%) Hadoop
17 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
17 8 (9.52%) JavaScript

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (30.95%) Tuxedo
2 7 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.95%) Apache
3 5 (5.95%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.95%) SAS
4 3 (3.57%) Apache Pig
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.38%) GlassFish
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.19%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.19%) HFM
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (1.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) IaaS
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.57%) Office 365
2 3 (3.57%) PaaS
2 3 (3.57%) SaaS
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) DHCP
2 9 (10.71%) DNS
3 6 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 5 (5.95%) HTTP
4 5 (5.95%) IMAP
4 5 (5.95%) MRTG
4 5 (5.95%) SMTP
5 3 (3.57%) LDAP
5 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.38%) 802.11
6 2 (2.38%) DLNA
6 2 (2.38%) DVB
6 2 (2.38%) IGMP
6 2 (2.38%) IPv4
6 2 (2.38%) IPv6
6 2 (2.38%) PPP
6 2 (2.38%) UPnP
7 1 (1.19%) ATM
7 1 (1.19%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) Oracle Database
2 18 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 16 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 9 (10.71%) Hadoop
5 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 6 (7.14%) Big Data
7 4 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.57%) Apache Hive
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.38%) DataStage
9 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (2.38%) Pentaho
9 2 (2.38%) QlikView
9 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.95%) Subversion
4 2 (2.38%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.38%) JIRA
5 1 (1.19%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.19%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.19%) MorphX
5 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.95%) Electronics
3 5 (5.95%) Marketing
4 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (2.38%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.19%) Publishing
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (46.43%) Developer
2 5 (5.95%) Consultant
2 5 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (5.95%) Middleware Developer
2 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
3 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (4.76%) Architect
3 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 3 (3.57%) C Developer
4 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
4 3 (3.57%) Data Architect
4 3 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (2.38%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (2.38%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) .NET
2 9 (10.71%) Middleware
3 2 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.38%) EJB
3 2 (2.38%) J2EE
3 2 (2.38%) OpenEmbedded
3 2 (2.38%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.38%) REST
3 2 (2.38%) Swing
3 2 (2.38%) SWT
3 2 (2.38%) WebKit
3 2 (2.38%) Yocto
4 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.19%) Android NDK
4 1 (1.19%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) SOAP
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Clustering
2 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.38%) Digital TV
5 2 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) STB
5 2 (2.38%) User Experience
5 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.19%) BBC
6 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.19%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.19%) Linux
2 16 (19.05%) Unix
3 9 (10.71%) Windows
4 7 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (8.33%) VME
5 5 (5.95%) AIX
5 5 (5.95%) CentOS
5 5 (5.95%) Debian
5 5 (5.95%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.38%) Solaris
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.19%) Android
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Open Source
2 8 (9.52%) ERP
3 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 6 (7.14%) ITIL
4 6 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 5 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (5.95%) Functional Testing
5 5 (5.95%) Migration
5 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
6 4 (4.76%) DevOps
6 4 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.57%) Business Analytics
7 3 (3.57%) Change Management
7 3 (3.57%) Scrum
7 3 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.86%) Java
2 30 (35.71%) COBOL
3 28 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 21 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 18 (21.43%) Python
6 15 (17.86%) C#
6 15 (17.86%) Perl
7 11 (13.10%) C++
8 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.33%) Ruby
10 5 (5.95%) Embedded C
10 5 (5.95%) Korn
10 5 (5.95%) PHP
10 5 (5.95%) SQL
11 3 (3.57%) Embedded C++
11 3 (3.57%) VB
12 2 (2.38%) F#
12 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) MCSA
4 2 (2.38%) MCSE
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.38%) PMP
4 2 (2.38%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) CCNA
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.38%) ISO26262
2 2 (2.38%) MISRA
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) TARGET2
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.95%) Dovecot
2 5 (5.95%) iptables
2 5 (5.95%) KVM
2 5 (5.95%) Sendmail
2 5 (5.95%) Squid
3 1 (1.19%) Ceph
3 1 (1.19%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) NFS
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Cacti
1 5 (5.95%) HAProxy
1 5 (5.95%) Nagios
1 5 (5.95%) OpenNebula
1 5 (5.95%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) Oracle
2 26 (30.95%) Micro Focus
3 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.33%) SAP
6 6 (7.14%) ICL
6 6 (7.14%) VMware
7 4 (4.76%) Citrix
7 4 (4.76%) Sybase
8 3 (3.57%) Cisco
9 2 (2.38%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.38%) Actian
9 2 (2.38%) CA
9 2 (2.38%) Google
9 2 (2.38%) Informatica
9 2 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (2.38%) Nagra
9 2 (2.38%) ParAccel
9 2 (2.38%) Sun
9 2 (2.38%) Teradata
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