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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 106 92 102
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing C 55 58 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.58% 1.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 4.91% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 23
Median daily rate £500 £333 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.37% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £460 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
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
1326 1182 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.01% 32.16% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 762 535
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 21
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £32.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.09 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Cheshire -5 21 £570 +52.00% 4
Lancashire +12 18 £563 +78.57% 4
Manchester -4 16 £400 +33.33% 22
Merseyside -7 2 £315 -10.00% 5
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 65 (48.15%) Linux
2 52 (38.52%) Java
3 49 (36.30%) C++
4 46 (34.07%) Oracle
5 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (22.96%) COBOL
6 31 (22.96%) HTML
7 30 (22.22%) Middleware
8 28 (20.74%) Tuxedo
9 27 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 27 (20.00%) XML
10 26 (19.26%) CSS
10 26 (19.26%) Micro Focus
10 26 (19.26%) HTTP
10 26 (19.26%) IBM
10 26 (19.26%) Banking
10 26 (19.26%) Software Engineering
10 26 (19.26%) JSON
11 25 (18.52%) SOAP
11 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 25 (18.52%) Bash Shell
12 24 (17.78%) HTML5
12 24 (17.78%) REST
12 24 (17.78%) Apache
12 24 (17.78%) Shell Script
13 22 (16.30%) SOA
13 22 (16.30%) JDBC
13 22 (16.30%) J2EE
13 22 (16.30%) MySQL
13 22 (16.30%) CSS3

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 28 (20.74%) Tuxedo
2 24 (17.78%) Apache
3 20 (14.81%) JBoss
3 20 (14.81%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.44%) TPMS
5 5 (3.70%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.96%) Node.js
6 4 (2.96%) SAS
6 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.74%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.44%) MS Office
3 3 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.48%) MS Project
4 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.74%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.22%) SoftLayer
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.26%) HTTP
2 8 (5.93%) Bluetooth
3 7 (5.19%) DHCP
3 7 (5.19%) DNS
3 7 (5.19%) Fibre Channel
3 7 (5.19%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.70%) MRTG
4 5 (3.70%) RS-422
5 4 (2.96%) IMAP
5 4 (2.96%) SMTP
6 3 (2.22%) 2G
6 3 (2.22%) 3G
6 3 (2.22%) 4G
6 3 (2.22%) GSM
6 3 (2.22%) LTE
6 3 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.22%) UMTS
6 3 (2.22%) VLAN
7 2 (1.48%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.30%) MySQL
2 20 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (12.59%) Relational Database
4 15 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 15 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.48%) DB2
5 2 (1.48%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.48%) OLTP
5 2 (1.48%) Redis
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Subversion
2 8 (5.93%) Eclipse
2 8 (5.93%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.48%) Android Studio
5 2 (1.48%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.48%) JUnit
5 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.48%) Mockito
5 2 (1.48%) Robolectric
6 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.74%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (19.26%) Banking
2 18 (13.33%) Finance
3 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.48%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Avionics
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (42.22%) Developer
2 17 (12.59%) Java Developer
3 15 (11.11%) Architect
3 15 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) C Software Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 9 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.93%) Digital Architect
7 7 (5.19%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Consultant
7 7 (5.19%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (4.44%) COBOL Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Python Software Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) C Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Embedded Developer
9 5 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.96%) HTML
2 30 (22.22%) Middleware
3 27 (20.00%) XML
4 26 (19.26%) CSS
4 26 (19.26%) JSON
5 25 (18.52%) SOAP
6 24 (17.78%) HTML5
6 24 (17.78%) REST
7 22 (16.30%) CSS3
7 22 (16.30%) J2EE
7 22 (16.30%) JDBC
8 20 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
8 20 (14.81%) Apache Camel
9 6 (4.44%) Web Services
10 4 (2.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.96%) RESTful
11 3 (2.22%) MEAN Stack
11 3 (2.22%) Spring
11 3 (2.22%) XSL
12 2 (1.48%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Clustering
2 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.44%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.70%) User Experience
4 3 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.22%) PMI
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.74%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.74%) Psychology
6 1 (0.74%) STB
6 1 (0.74%) SystemC
6 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (48.15%) Linux
2 16 (11.85%) Unix
3 14 (10.37%) Windows
4 11 (8.15%) VME
5 8 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.19%) AIX
7 6 (4.44%) Mac OS
8 5 (3.70%) CentOS
8 5 (3.70%) Debian
8 5 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.22%) Android
9 3 (2.22%) IRIX
9 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.26%) Software Engineering
3 22 (16.30%) SOA
4 20 (14.81%) E-business
4 20 (14.81%) High Availability
5 17 (12.59%) Open Source
6 15 (11.11%) SDLC
7 14 (10.37%) TDD
8 11 (8.15%) Migration
9 10 (7.41%) Information Security
10 8 (5.93%) Computer Forensics
10 8 (5.93%) Microservices
10 8 (5.93%) System Testing
11 7 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.19%) Validation
12 6 (4.44%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.44%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.44%) Scrum
12 6 (4.44%) Software Testing
12 6 (4.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.52%) Java
2 49 (36.30%) C++
3 31 (22.96%) COBOL
4 27 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 25 (18.52%) Bash Shell
6 24 (17.78%) Shell Script
7 19 (14.07%) Python
8 9 (6.67%) PHP
8 9 (6.67%) SQL
9 6 (4.44%) Perl
9 6 (4.44%) VB
10 5 (3.70%) Korn
10 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.96%) Ada
12 3 (2.22%) C#
12 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.22%) Ruby
13 2 (1.48%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.48%) Go
13 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.19%) Degree
5 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.22%) CCNA
6 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.22%) MCSA
6 3 (2.22%) MCSE
6 3 (2.22%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.48%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.48%) PhD
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) OCP
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.74%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.74%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.74%) MISRA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.70%) KVM
3 4 (2.96%) Dovecot
3 4 (2.96%) iptables
3 4 (2.96%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.96%) Squid
4 3 (2.22%) NFS
4 3 (2.22%) vSphere
4 3 (2.22%) Xen
5 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Puppet
2 5 (3.70%) Cacti
2 5 (3.70%) Nagios
2 5 (3.70%) OpenNebula
3 4 (2.96%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.48%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (34.07%) Oracle
2 26 (19.26%) IBM
2 26 (19.26%) Micro Focus
3 15 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.67%) ICL
5 9 (6.67%) VMware
6 7 (5.19%) HP
7 4 (2.96%) Citrix
7 4 (2.96%) Serena
8 3 (2.22%) Ericsson
8 3 (2.22%) Huawei
8 3 (2.22%) NetApp
8 3 (2.22%) Nokia
8 3 (2.22%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (2.22%) Siemens
9 2 (1.48%) Google
9 2 (1.48%) SAP
10 1 (0.74%) BT
10 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
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