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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 81 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing C 78 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.48% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.95% 4.50% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 27
Median daily rate £425 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.50% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £650 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.38
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 - £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -
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
1312 1223 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.03% 32.90% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 786 520
Median daily rate £388 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 23
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +18 35 £420 +55.55% 8
Cheshire +2 22 £570 +57.24% 5
Manchester +6 19 £363 +9.02% 15
Cumbria +10 1 - -
Merseyside -9 1 £325 -7.14% 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 89 (58.94%) Linux
2 65 (43.05%) Java
3 56 (37.09%) Oracle
4 52 (34.44%) COBOL
5 47 (31.13%) Tuxedo
6 44 (29.14%) C++
7 42 (27.81%) Micro Focus
8 38 (25.17%) Middleware
9 36 (23.84%) Bash Shell
10 35 (23.18%) Shell Script
11 32 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (20.53%) Clustering
13 30 (19.87%) HTML
14 29 (19.21%) Relational Database
15 27 (17.88%) Oracle Database
16 26 (17.22%) CSS
16 26 (17.22%) HTTP
16 26 (17.22%) IBM
16 26 (17.22%) RDBMS
16 26 (17.22%) Banking
17 25 (16.56%) SOAP
17 25 (16.56%) XML
18 24 (15.89%) JavaScript
18 24 (15.89%) Apache
18 24 (15.89%) REST
18 24 (15.89%) JSON
19 23 (15.23%) SOA
20 22 (14.57%) J2EE
20 22 (14.57%) MySQL
20 22 (14.57%) JDBC

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 47 (31.13%) Tuxedo
2 24 (15.89%) Apache
3 20 (13.25%) JBoss
3 20 (13.25%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.97%) TPMS
5 5 (3.31%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.65%) SAS
6 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.66%) WinCC
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.64%) MS Office
3 3 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.32%) MS Project
4 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.66%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.99%) Office 365
1 3 (1.99%) SoftLayer
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.22%) HTTP
2 9 (5.96%) DHCP
3 8 (5.30%) DNS
4 7 (4.64%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (4.64%) iSCSI
4 7 (4.64%) RS-422
5 5 (3.31%) Ethernet
5 5 (3.31%) MRTG
6 4 (2.65%) IMAP
6 4 (2.65%) SMTP
7 3 (1.99%) 2G
7 3 (1.99%) 3G
7 3 (1.99%) 4G
7 3 (1.99%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.99%) GSM
7 3 (1.99%) LTE
7 3 (1.99%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.99%) UMTS
7 3 (1.99%) VLAN
8 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.21%) Relational Database
2 27 (17.88%) Oracle Database
3 26 (17.22%) RDBMS
4 22 (14.57%) MySQL
5 20 (13.25%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.99%) DB2
7 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.32%) OLTP
7 2 (1.32%) Redis
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.61%) Subversion
1 13 (8.61%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.95%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.99%) Android Studio
4 3 (1.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.32%) JUnit
5 2 (1.32%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.32%) Mockito
5 2 (1.32%) Robolectric
6 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.66%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.66%) MorphX
6 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (17.22%) Banking
2 18 (11.92%) Finance
3 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Publishing
5 2 (1.32%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Avionics
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (50.33%) Developer
2 15 (9.93%) Java Developer
3 14 (9.27%) Architect
3 14 (9.27%) Software Engineer
4 10 (6.62%) Middleware Developer
4 10 (6.62%) Technical Architect
5 9 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.30%) Digital Architect
7 7 (4.64%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) COBOL Developer
7 7 (4.64%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (3.97%) C Developer
8 6 (3.97%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Embedded Developer
9 5 (3.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.65%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.17%) Middleware
2 30 (19.87%) HTML
3 26 (17.22%) CSS
4 25 (16.56%) SOAP
4 25 (16.56%) XML
5 24 (15.89%) JSON
5 24 (15.89%) REST
6 22 (14.57%) CSS3
6 22 (14.57%) HTML5
6 22 (14.57%) J2EE
6 22 (14.57%) JDBC
7 20 (13.25%) ActiveMQ
7 20 (13.25%) Apache Camel
8 4 (2.65%) .NET
8 4 (2.65%) Node.js
8 4 (2.65%) RESTful
9 3 (1.99%) MEAN Stack
9 3 (1.99%) Web Services
9 3 (1.99%) XSL
10 2 (1.32%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Clustering
2 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.31%) User Experience
4 4 (2.65%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.99%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.99%) PMI
6 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.32%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.32%) STB
7 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.66%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) Psychology
7 1 (0.66%) SystemC
7 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 89 (58.94%) Linux
2 19 (12.58%) Unix
3 17 (11.26%) VME
4 14 (9.27%) Windows
5 13 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.30%) AIX
7 6 (3.97%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.31%) CentOS
8 5 (3.31%) Debian
8 5 (3.31%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.65%) Android
9 4 (2.65%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.99%) IRIX
10 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.32%) zOS
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.23%) SOA
3 22 (14.57%) Software Engineering
4 20 (13.25%) E-business
4 20 (13.25%) High Availability
5 17 (11.26%) Open Source
6 14 (9.27%) Migration
6 14 (9.27%) SDLC
7 10 (6.62%) Prototyping
8 8 (5.30%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.30%) Microservices
8 8 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.30%) Unit Testing
9 7 (4.64%) Scrum
9 7 (4.64%) TDD
9 7 (4.64%) Validation
10 5 (3.31%) Information Security
10 5 (3.31%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.31%) Project Management
10 5 (3.31%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (43.05%) Java
2 52 (34.44%) COBOL
3 44 (29.14%) C++
4 36 (23.84%) Bash Shell
5 35 (23.18%) Shell Script
6 24 (15.89%) JavaScript
7 13 (8.61%) Python
8 11 (7.28%) SQL
9 9 (5.96%) PHP
10 8 (5.30%) VB
11 6 (3.97%) C#
11 6 (3.97%) Perl
12 5 (3.31%) Korn
12 5 (3.31%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.65%) Ada
13 4 (2.65%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.99%) Ruby
15 2 (1.32%) Assembly Language
15 2 (1.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.31%) Degree
4 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.99%) CCNA
5 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.99%) MCSA
5 3 (1.99%) MCSE
5 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.32%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) PhD
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.66%) OCP
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.66%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.66%) ISO26262
4 1 (0.66%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.30%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.31%) KVM
4 4 (2.65%) Dovecot
4 4 (2.65%) iptables
4 4 (2.65%) Sendmail
4 4 (2.65%) Squid
4 4 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.99%) NFS
5 3 (1.99%) vSphere
5 3 (1.99%) Xen
6 1 (0.66%) Firmware
6 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.66%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (3.97%) Puppet
2 5 (3.31%) Cacti
2 5 (3.31%) Nagios
2 5 (3.31%) OpenNebula
3 4 (2.65%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.32%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.66%) SCCM
6 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 56 (37.09%) Oracle
2 42 (27.81%) Micro Focus
3 26 (17.22%) IBM
4 19 (12.58%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.93%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.61%) ICL
7 9 (5.96%) VMware
8 8 (5.30%) HP
9 6 (3.97%) Citrix
10 4 (2.65%) Serena
11 3 (1.99%) Ericsson
11 3 (1.99%) Huawei
11 3 (1.99%) NetApp
11 3 (1.99%) Nokia
11 3 (1.99%) Nokia Networks
11 3 (1.99%) Siemens
12 2 (1.32%) Google
13 1 (0.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 1 (0.66%) BT
13 1 (0.66%) Perforce
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