The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 83 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing C 48 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 1.77% 2.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.97% 5.45% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 36
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £204 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
966 880 1257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.47% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 466 673
Average daily rate £338 £308 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 73
Average hourly rate £26.88 £33.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.37% +31.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -8 18 £310 - 1
Manchester -3 16 £500 +42.85% 22
Cheshire +3 11 £375 +50.00% 11
Merseyside +6 1 £500 +122.22% 2
Cumbria - - - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) Windows
3 13 (16.05%) Finance
4 11 (13.58%) Java
5 10 (12.35%) C++
5 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
6 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 9 (11.11%) Citrix
7 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
7 8 (9.88%) .NET
7 8 (9.88%) Web Services
7 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
8 7 (8.64%) XenApp
8 7 (8.64%) Mathematics
8 7 (8.64%) Information Security
8 7 (8.64%) HTML
8 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
9 6 (7.41%) HP
9 6 (7.41%) C#
9 6 (7.41%) XML
9 6 (7.41%) Oracle
10 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
10 5 (6.17%) MySQL
10 5 (6.17%) VB
10 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
10 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.17%) Project Management
10 5 (6.17%) Degree
10 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.47%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) SAS
4 1 (1.23%) AquaLogic
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) SMS
1 4 (4.94%) DHCP
1 4 (4.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.47%) Wireless
2 2 (2.47%) Junos
2 2 (2.47%) Modbus
2 2 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (2.47%) VPN
3 1 (1.23%) 4G
3 1 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.23%) 2G
3 1 (1.23%) LTE
3 1 (1.23%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) 3G
3 1 (1.23%) APPN
3 1 (1.23%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) MySQL
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.23%) DB2
3 1 (1.23%) Informix
3 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.23%) QlikView
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.23%) StreamInsight
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MSI
1 3 (3.70%) InstallShield
1 3 (3.70%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.23%) Maven
2 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.23%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.23%) Ant
2 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (16.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Games
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Project Manager
2 9 (11.11%) Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Tester
4 7 (8.64%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Software Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Junior
8 2 (2.47%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Trainer
8 2 (2.47%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) IT Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Quality Manager
8 2 (2.47%) IT Auditor
8 2 (2.47%) IT Risk Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) .NET
1 8 (9.88%) Web Services
2 7 (8.64%) HTML
3 6 (7.41%) XML
4 2 (2.47%) EJB
4 2 (2.47%) CSS
4 2 (2.47%) WinForms
4 2 (2.47%) jQuery
4 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.23%) JPA
5 1 (1.23%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.23%) Drools
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.23%) HornetQ
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.23%) Spring
5 1 (1.23%) WCF
5 1 (1.23%) Django
5 1 (1.23%) GWT
5 1 (1.23%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
1 7 (8.64%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.47%) NHS
3 2 (2.47%) SecurID
3 2 (2.47%) SystemC
3 2 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.47%) CAN bus
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.23%) Statistics
4 1 (1.23%) SCADA
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.23%) iSeries
4 1 (1.23%) Open Source
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) GIS
4 1 (1.23%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.94%) UNIX
3 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.47%) Linux
5 2 (2.47%) Android
6 1 (1.23%) i5/OS
6 1 (1.23%) OS/400
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 7 (8.64%) Information Security
3 5 (6.17%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (6.17%) Project Management
4 4 (4.94%) Service Management
4 4 (4.94%) Manual Testing
4 4 (4.94%) Business Analysis
5 3 (3.70%) CRAMM
5 3 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
5 3 (3.70%) Change Management
5 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (2.47%) ETL
6 2 (2.47%) OO
6 2 (2.47%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.47%) Release Management
6 2 (2.47%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.47%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) Java
3 10 (12.35%) C++
4 6 (7.41%) C#
5 5 (6.17%) VB
5 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.94%) VBScript
6 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.23%) sed
8 1 (1.23%) XQuery
8 1 (1.23%) AWK
8 1 (1.23%) Python
8 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.23%) RPG
8 1 (1.23%) COBOL
8 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) CISSP
4 3 (3.70%) CISM
4 3 (3.70%) GIAC
4 3 (3.70%) CRISC
5 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.70%) COBIT
3 2 (2.47%) GxP
4 1 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (1.23%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) XenApp
2 4 (4.94%) XenServer
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Citrix
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) HP
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.94%) VMware
5 2 (2.47%) Serena
5 2 (2.47%) Open Text
5 2 (2.47%) Huawei
5 2 (2.47%) F5
5 2 (2.47%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (2.47%) JBoss
5 2 (2.47%) Juniper
6 1 (1.23%) BEA
6 1 (1.23%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.23%) Primavera
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.23%) AppSense
Cheshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £18 - £20 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago