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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 131 87 90
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +3
Contract jobs citing C 37 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 1.59% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 4.81% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 16
Average daily rate
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£420 £323 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% +18.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £28.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
1402 1018 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.42% 33.00% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 587 524
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.98 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -18 13 £408 +36.08% 2
Manchester -22 10 £75 -85.00% 35
Cheshire -10 8 £375 - 18
Merseyside -8 2 £400 -15.78% 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (30.21%) Java
1 29 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.17%) C++
3 27 (28.13%) Linux
4 25 (26.04%) Windows
5 22 (22.92%) TDD
6 19 (19.79%) UNIX
6 19 (19.79%) SDLC
7 18 (18.75%) SQL
8 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 15 (15.63%) HTML
10 15 (15.63%) Oracle
10 15 (15.63%) Web Services
10 15 (15.63%) OO
10 15 (15.63%) Python
11 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (13.54%) Waterfall
12 13 (13.54%) Subversion
13 12 (12.50%) Finance
13 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 11 (11.46%) Degree
15 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
15 10 (10.42%) Ruby
15 10 (10.42%) Oracle Database
16 9 (9.38%) Shell Script
16 9 (9.38%) Active Directory
16 9 (9.38%) .NET

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.29%) JBoss
3 6 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.17%) Node.js
5 4 (4.17%) Confluence
5 4 (4.17%) IIS
5 4 (4.17%) Apache
6 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.13%) Tuxedo
7 2 (2.08%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.08%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
1 2 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) HTTP
2 4 (4.17%) SMTP
2 4 (4.17%) Internet
3 3 (3.13%) VLAN
3 3 (3.13%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (3.13%) DHCP
3 3 (3.13%) DNS
4 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.08%) SMS
4 2 (2.08%) WAN
4 2 (2.08%) MPLS
5 1 (1.04%) Wireless
5 1 (1.04%) 2G
5 1 (1.04%) 3G
5 1 (1.04%) 4G
5 1 (1.04%) NAS
5 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.04%) SAN
5 1 (1.04%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (5.21%) DB2
4 5 (5.21%) OLTP
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.17%) MySQL
5 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.17%) SQLite
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.08%) Big Data
7 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.04%) Informix
8 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.54%) Subversion
3 7 (7.29%) ProC
3 7 (7.29%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.17%) JUnit
5 4 (4.17%) JIRA
5 4 (4.17%) PHPUnit
5 4 (4.17%) NUnit
6 3 (3.13%) Maven
6 3 (3.13%) FishEye
6 3 (3.13%) Gradle
6 3 (3.13%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.08%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.08%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.04%) Selenium
8 1 (1.04%) JBehave
8 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.17%) Retail
6 3 (3.13%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Marketing
6 3 (3.13%) Electronics
7 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.04%) Automotive
8 1 (1.04%) Avionics
8 1 (1.04%) Games
8 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (34.38%) Developer
2 10 (10.42%) Analyst
2 10 (10.42%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Consultant
4 5 (5.21%) Software Developer
4 5 (5.21%) Software Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) DBA
5 4 (4.17%) .NET Developer
5 4 (4.17%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.17%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (3.13%) Transition Manager
6 3 (3.13%) Chief Technology Officer
6 3 (3.13%) C++ Developer
6 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (3.13%) Architect
7 2 (2.08%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.08%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.63%) HTML
1 15 (15.63%) Web Services
2 9 (9.38%) .NET
3 8 (8.33%) JSP
3 8 (8.33%) jQuery
4 6 (6.25%) CSS
4 6 (6.25%) JSON
5 5 (5.21%) WSDL
6 4 (4.17%) XML
6 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.17%) HTML5
6 4 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (4.17%) Java EE
6 4 (4.17%) CAML
6 4 (4.17%) Django
7 3 (3.13%) EJB
7 3 (3.13%) J2EE
8 2 (2.08%) Swing
8 2 (2.08%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Statistics
5 2 (2.08%) SCADA
5 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.08%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.08%) DTV
6 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.04%) Animation
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.04%) iPhone
6 1 (1.04%) iPad
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.13%) Linux
2 25 (26.04%) Windows
3 19 (19.79%) UNIX
4 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.29%) Solaris
5 7 (7.29%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.21%) zOS
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.17%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 4 (4.17%) AIX
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.08%) Windows CE
10 1 (1.04%) VxWorks
10 1 (1.04%) ThreadX
10 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.92%) TDD
3 19 (19.79%) SDLC
4 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (15.63%) OO
6 13 (13.54%) Waterfall
7 10 (10.42%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.29%) Project Management
9 7 (7.29%) OOP
9 7 (7.29%) BDD
10 6 (6.25%) ITIL
11 5 (5.21%) UML
11 5 (5.21%) OOD
11 5 (5.21%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.21%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.21%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.21%) Test Scripting
12 4 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.21%) Java
2 28 (29.17%) C++
3 18 (18.75%) SQL
4 15 (15.63%) Python
5 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.42%) Ruby
7 9 (9.38%) Shell Script
8 8 (8.33%) Objective-C
8 8 (8.33%) C#
9 7 (7.29%) PL/SQL
9 7 (7.29%) PowerShell
10 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.25%) VB
11 5 (5.21%) Embedded C
11 5 (5.21%) REXX
11 5 (5.21%) Perl
11 5 (5.21%) JCL
12 4 (4.17%) FQL
12 4 (4.17%) PHP
12 4 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.46%) Degree
3 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.13%) HND
5 3 (3.13%) MCSE
5 3 (3.13%) MCSA
5 3 (3.13%) CCNA
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.08%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.08%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) GAMP
3 1 (1.04%) GMP
3 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.21%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (4.17%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.13%) Firmware
4 3 (3.13%) NFS
4 3 (3.13%) vSphere
4 3 (3.13%) Xen
4 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.13%) XenApp
5 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Oracle
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.25%) Citrix
3 6 (6.25%) NetApp
3 6 (6.25%) IBM
4 5 (5.21%) Cisco
5 4 (4.17%) HP
6 3 (3.13%) SAP
6 3 (3.13%) AppSense
6 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.08%) Huawei
7 2 (2.08%) Sybase
7 2 (2.08%) EMC
7 2 (2.08%) Sun
7 2 (2.08%) Lotus
8 1 (1.04%) Apple
8 1 (1.04%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.04%) Perforce
8 1 (1.04%) Veritas
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