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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 104 71 92
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Contract jobs citing C 32 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 2.03% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% 6.23% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 29
Average daily rate £275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £247 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £23.88 £22.70 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -38.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 786 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.64% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 382 560
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 9 £296 +28.80% 31
Cheshire -16 9 £246 -48.15% 18
Lancashire -25 7 £250 -25.37% 2
Merseyside -5 2 £325 - 7
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (30.77%) C++
1 24 (30.77%) Java
2 16 (20.51%) C#
3 15 (19.23%) HTML
4 14 (17.95%) SQL
5 13 (16.67%) .NET
6 12 (15.38%) Web Services
6 12 (15.38%) Finance
7 11 (14.10%) Windows
7 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
8 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
8 9 (11.54%) XML
8 9 (11.54%) MySQL
8 9 (11.54%) Oracle
8 9 (11.54%) VB
8 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 9 (11.54%) Mathematics
8 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.26%) VB.NET
9 8 (10.26%) Linux
9 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
10 7 (8.97%) Objective-C
10 7 (8.97%) Python
10 7 (8.97%) OO
10 7 (8.97%) VBScript
10 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
10 7 (8.97%) Perl
10 7 (8.97%) Manual Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Degree
10 7 (8.97%) Business Analysis

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (1.28%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) CATIA
3 1 (1.28%) Windchill
3 1 (1.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.28%) Simulink
3 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) ENOVIA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) MySQL
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.28%) Informix
4 1 (1.28%) MS Access
4 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.28%) StreamInsight
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Subversion
2 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.85%) FishEye
3 3 (3.85%) Gradle
3 3 (3.85%) Artifactory
3 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.85%) Maven
3 3 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.28%) NUnit
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Developer
2 10 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Tester
3 8 (10.26%) Customer Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Software Tester
5 6 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Android Developer
7 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Junior
8 2 (2.56%) Junior Software Tester
8 2 (2.56%) Trainer
8 2 (2.56%) Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.56%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Junior Tester
9 1 (1.28%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) HTML
2 13 (16.67%) .NET
3 12 (15.38%) Web Services
4 9 (11.54%) XML
5 3 (3.85%) WinForms
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (2.56%) CSS
7 1 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.28%) JDBC
7 1 (1.28%) JSP
7 1 (1.28%) J2ME
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.28%) AWT
7 1 (1.28%) OLE DB
7 1 (1.28%) Middleware
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Compact Framework
7 1 (1.28%) Spring
7 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) NHS
3 3 (3.85%) SystemC
4 2 (2.56%) Open Source
4 2 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.56%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
5 1 (1.28%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.28%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.28%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) Linux
3 5 (6.41%) UNIX
3 5 (6.41%) Android
4 3 (3.85%) VMS
5 2 (2.56%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.28%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
1 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (8.97%) OO
2 7 (8.97%) Manual Testing
2 7 (8.97%) Business Analysis
2 7 (8.97%) TDD
3 6 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 6 (7.69%) BDD
3 6 (7.69%) Waterfall
3 6 (7.69%) OOP
4 4 (5.13%) Software Testing
4 4 (5.13%) Android Development
4 4 (5.13%) Information Security
5 3 (3.85%) Scrum
5 3 (3.85%) ITIL
5 3 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.56%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.56%) Web Application Development
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) C++
1 24 (30.77%) Java
2 16 (20.51%) C#
3 14 (17.95%) SQL
4 9 (11.54%) VB
5 8 (10.26%) VB.NET
5 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.97%) Objective-C
6 7 (8.97%) Python
6 7 (8.97%) VBScript
6 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.97%) Perl
7 3 (3.85%) Pascal
8 2 (2.56%) DCL
8 2 (2.56%) PowerHouse
8 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.28%) AWK
9 1 (1.28%) VBA
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ECDL
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (1.28%) COBIT
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) Oracle
3 6 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.13%) Orchard
5 2 (2.56%) Progress
5 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) Open Text
6 1 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) HP
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) Zend
6 1 (1.28%) Axway
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