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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 78 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing C 59 44 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 1.59% 1.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.32% 4.69% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 13
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£325 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £15.93 £16.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.20 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -10.55%
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
1110 939 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.84% 34.00% 35.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 503 602
Average daily rate £338 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 51 37
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £15.24 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £38.48 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
Lancashire - 27 £325 - 3
Cheshire +3 9 £320 -20.49% 10
Manchester -16 9 £688 +129.16% 20
Merseyside -6 2 £500 +85.18% 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 26 (23.42%) Windows
2 21 (18.92%) SQL
3 14 (12.61%) C++
3 14 (12.61%) Java
3 14 (12.61%) Linux
3 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.81%) Finance
5 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
5 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
6 10 (9.01%) Citrix
6 10 (9.01%) Project Management
6 10 (9.01%) C#
6 10 (9.01%) XenApp
6 10 (9.01%) Windows 7
7 9 (8.11%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
7 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.21%) DNS
8 8 (7.21%) HP
8 8 (7.21%) VMware
9 7 (6.31%) Subversion
9 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
9 7 (6.31%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.31%) LDAP
9 7 (6.31%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (5.41%) ITIL
10 6 (5.41%) MS Exchange

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.31%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.70%) Drupal
5 3 (2.70%) IIS
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.90%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.90%) JBoss
7 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Office
2 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) DNS
2 7 (6.31%) LDAP
3 5 (4.50%) DHCP
3 5 (4.50%) Wireless
4 4 (3.60%) LAN
5 3 (2.70%) SMS
5 3 (2.70%) WAN
5 3 (2.70%) Internet
5 3 (2.70%) Modbus
6 2 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.80%) 4G
6 2 (1.80%) 3G
6 2 (1.80%) APPN
6 2 (1.80%) 2G
6 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.80%) FTP
6 2 (1.80%) HTTP
6 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.80%) DB2
5 1 (0.90%) Informix
5 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.90%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.90%) QlikView
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Subversion
2 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.70%) Selenium
3 3 (2.70%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.70%) MSI
3 3 (2.70%) InstallShield
3 3 (2.70%) AdminStudio
3 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.80%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.90%) Ant
5 1 (0.90%) Toad
5 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.90%) JMeter
5 1 (0.90%) NUnit
5 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.90%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.90%) Maven
5 1 (0.90%) MorphX
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.80%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Military
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 14 (12.61%) Analyst
2 12 (10.81%) Developer
3 10 (9.01%) Software Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.11%) Tester
5 8 (7.21%) Consultant
6 5 (4.50%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Applications Tester
8 3 (2.70%) Information Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Data Modeller
8 3 (2.70%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Applications Packager
8 3 (2.70%) Security Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) jQuery
2 5 (4.50%) HTML
2 5 (4.50%) CSS
2 5 (4.50%) Web Services
3 4 (3.60%) .NET
3 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.70%) ODBC
5 2 (1.80%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.80%) Qt
5 2 (1.80%) RESTful
5 2 (1.80%) GTK+
5 2 (1.80%) XML
5 2 (1.80%) APPC
5 2 (1.80%) EJB
6 1 (0.90%) LAMP
6 1 (0.90%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.90%) Ajax
6 1 (0.90%) WCF
6 1 (0.90%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (0.90%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.50%) Mathematics
3 4 (3.60%) Open Source
3 4 (3.60%) Arduino
3 4 (3.60%) Clustering
3 4 (3.60%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.70%) Internet of Things
4 3 (2.70%) CAN bus
4 3 (2.70%) CESG
4 3 (2.70%) PKI
4 3 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) AS400
5 2 (1.80%) GIS
5 2 (1.80%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.80%) iSeries
6 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.42%) Windows
2 14 (12.61%) Linux
3 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.01%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.50%) UNIX
7 4 (3.60%) Android
7 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.80%) i5/OS
9 2 (1.80%) OS/400
9 2 (1.80%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.90%) Debian
10 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.91%) Software Engineering
2 10 (9.01%) Project Management
3 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
4 6 (5.41%) Information Security
4 6 (5.41%) Service Management
4 6 (5.41%) ITIL
5 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.50%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (2.70%) Operations Research
7 3 (2.70%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.70%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.70%) ETL
7 3 (2.70%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.70%) Change Management
7 3 (2.70%) Identity Management
7 3 (2.70%) CRAMM
7 3 (2.70%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.92%) SQL
2 14 (12.61%) C++
2 14 (12.61%) Java
3 10 (9.01%) C#
4 9 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.41%) PHP
5 6 (5.41%) VBScript
6 5 (4.50%) Embedded C
7 4 (3.60%) Perl
7 4 (3.60%) Python
8 3 (2.70%) R
8 3 (2.70%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.70%) VB
9 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.80%) COBOL
9 2 (1.80%) RPG
9 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.90%) Scala
10 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.90%) AWK
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) Degree
4 4 (3.60%) CISM
4 4 (3.60%) CISSP
5 3 (2.70%) PhD
5 3 (2.70%) GIAC
5 3 (2.70%) CRISC
6 2 (1.80%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.90%) MCSE
7 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) SLA
2 4 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.70%) COBIT
3 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.80%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.80%) GxP
5 1 (0.90%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.01%) XenApp
3 5 (4.50%) XenServer
4 3 (2.70%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (2.70%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.80%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) Citrix
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.21%) HP
3 8 (7.21%) VMware
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle
5 4 (3.60%) Atmel
5 4 (3.60%) AppSense
5 4 (3.60%) Curam
6 3 (2.70%) Facebook
6 3 (2.70%) Twitter
6 3 (2.70%) Jaspersoft
7 2 (1.80%) F5
7 2 (1.80%) Serena
7 2 (1.80%) SAP
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco
7 2 (1.80%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.90%) webMethods
8 1 (0.90%) BEA
8 1 (0.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.90%) Huawei
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