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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 92 90 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing C 47 39 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 1.38% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.27% 3.96% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 12
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£320 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £169 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £442 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 17
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £16.15 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
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
1100 984 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.26% 34.75% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 551 613
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 50
Average hourly rate £35.50 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £16.00 £16.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -11 13 £320 -28.08% 4
Cheshire +3 12 £320 -20.00% 8
Manchester -10 12 £390 +30.00% 21
Merseyside -5 2 £500 +104.08% 2
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (20.00%) Windows
2 20 (19.05%) SQL
3 16 (15.24%) C++
3 16 (15.24%) Linux
4 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.43%) Java
6 11 (10.48%) Project Management
6 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.52%) C#
7 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
8 9 (8.57%) Finance
8 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.62%) Windows 7
10 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
10 7 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (6.67%) LDAP
10 7 (6.67%) Subversion
10 7 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (5.71%) VMware
11 6 (5.71%) jQuery
11 6 (5.71%) DNS
11 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.71%) PHP
11 6 (5.71%) VBScript
11 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
11 6 (5.71%) CSS
11 6 (5.71%) ITIL
11 6 (5.71%) Citrix

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.86%) Drupal
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.86%) IIS
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.95%) Node.js
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Office
2 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.95%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) LDAP
2 6 (5.71%) DNS
3 4 (3.81%) LAN
4 3 (2.86%) WAN
4 3 (2.86%) DHCP
4 3 (2.86%) Internet
4 3 (2.86%) Wireless
4 3 (2.86%) 4G
5 2 (1.90%) FTP
5 2 (1.90%) HTTP
5 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.90%) 3G
5 2 (1.90%) APPN
5 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.95%) DSL
6 1 (0.95%) DVB
6 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.95%) SMS
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.86%) MySQL
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.90%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) Informix
5 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.95%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.95%) QlikView
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Subversion
2 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.81%) Selenium
4 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.90%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.95%) Toad
6 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.95%) MSI
6 1 (0.95%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.95%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.95%) JMeter
6 1 (0.95%) NUnit
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.95%) MorphX
6 1 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.90%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Military
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.95%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 13 (12.38%) Developer
2 12 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.48%) Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Consultant
5 8 (7.62%) Software Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Tester
6 5 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Applications Tester
8 3 (2.86%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (2.86%) Data Modeller
8 3 (2.86%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Operations Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (1.90%) Excel Developer
9 2 (1.90%) Identity Management Consultant
9 2 (1.90%) Build Engineer
9 2 (1.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) CSS
1 6 (5.71%) jQuery
2 5 (4.76%) HTML
2 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 5 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (3.81%) Web Services
4 3 (2.86%) ODBC
5 2 (1.90%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.90%) APPC
5 2 (1.90%) Qt
5 2 (1.90%) RESTful
5 2 (1.90%) GTK+
5 2 (1.90%) XML
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.95%) Flask
6 1 (0.95%) HTML5
6 1 (0.95%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.95%) JDBC
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.76%) Arduino
3 4 (3.81%) Open Source
3 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.86%) Internet of Things
4 3 (2.86%) PKI
4 3 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.86%) Clustering
4 3 (2.86%) CESG
5 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.90%) GIS
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) AS400
5 2 (1.90%) iSeries
5 2 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.95%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.00%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Linux
3 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.62%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.76%) Android
6 4 (3.81%) UNIX
6 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (2.86%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.90%) i5/OS
8 2 (1.90%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.90%) OS/400
9 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.95%) Debian
9 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.48%) Project Management
2 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
3 7 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.71%) Service Management
4 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (5.71%) ITIL
5 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.76%) ETL
5 5 (4.76%) Analytics
6 4 (3.81%) Information Security
6 4 (3.81%) Migration
6 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.86%) Identity Management
7 3 (2.86%) OO
7 3 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.86%) ERP
7 3 (2.86%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (2.86%) Operations Research
7 3 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) SQL
2 16 (15.24%) C++
3 12 (11.43%) Java
4 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.52%) C#
5 6 (5.71%) VBScript
5 6 (5.71%) PHP
6 5 (4.76%) Python
7 4 (3.81%) Perl
8 3 (2.86%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.86%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.86%) VB
8 3 (2.86%) R
9 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.90%) COBOL
9 2 (1.90%) RPG
9 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.95%) AWK
10 1 (0.95%) Ruby
10 1 (0.95%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (3.81%) CISM
4 4 (3.81%) CISSP
5 3 (2.86%) PhD
5 3 (2.86%) GIAC
5 3 (2.86%) CRISC
6 2 (1.90%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.95%) CCNA
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.95%) MCSE
7 1 (0.95%) MCSA
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.86%) COBIT
4 2 (1.90%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.90%) GxP
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) XenApp
3 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.90%) XenServer
4 2 (1.90%) Firmware
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) Xen
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.95%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) BladeLogic
1 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.90%) Puppet
2 2 (1.90%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.71%) HP
2 6 (5.71%) Citrix
2 6 (5.71%) VMware
3 5 (4.76%) Atmel
3 5 (4.76%) Jaspersoft
4 4 (3.81%) AppSense
4 4 (3.81%) Curam
4 4 (3.81%) Oracle
5 3 (2.86%) Facebook
5 3 (2.86%) Twitter
6 2 (1.90%) SAP
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco
6 2 (1.90%) F5
7 1 (0.95%) EMC
7 1 (0.95%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.95%) NetApp
7 1 (0.95%) webMethods
7 1 (0.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
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