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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 115 84 91
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs citing C 43 48 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.60% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 4.96% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 14
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£375 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
1142 967 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 32.20% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 550 467
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.63 £51.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Manchester -12 12 £258 -48.50% 26
Lancashire 0 10 £288 -10.15% 2
Cheshire -8 10 £375 - 10
Merseyside -9 3 £350 -30.00% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (25.51%) Linux
2 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.47%) Windows
3 23 (23.47%) Java
4 22 (22.45%) C++
4 22 (22.45%) Finance
4 22 (22.45%) SDLC
5 20 (20.41%) TDD
5 20 (20.41%) SQL
6 16 (16.33%) Oracle
6 16 (16.33%) OO
7 15 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.29%) Web Services
8 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 14 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
9 12 (12.24%) HTML
9 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
10 11 (11.22%) UNIX
10 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering
10 11 (11.22%) Banking
10 11 (11.22%) Subversion
11 10 (10.20%) Objective-C
11 10 (10.20%) Degree
11 10 (10.20%) Python
11 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
12 9 (9.18%) OOP
12 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
12 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.10%) JBoss
2 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.08%) Confluence
2 4 (4.08%) Node.js
3 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.04%) Tuxedo
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.04%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.02%) SAS
5 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.02%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) SaaS
1 2 (2.04%) PaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) DHCP
1 3 (3.06%) DNS
1 3 (3.06%) VLAN
1 3 (3.06%) iSCSI
1 3 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.04%) MPLS
2 2 (2.04%) Wireless
2 2 (2.04%) SMS
2 2 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) 3G
3 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.02%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) 2G
3 1 (1.02%) NAS
3 1 (1.02%) 4G
3 1 (1.02%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (5.10%) DB2
3 5 (5.10%) OLTP
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.04%) Big Data
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.02%) Informix
5 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.22%) Subversion
3 7 (7.14%) ProC
4 4 (4.08%) JIRA
5 3 (3.06%) Maven
5 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.06%) FishEye
5 3 (3.06%) Gradle
5 3 (3.06%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.04%) Calabash
6 2 (2.04%) JBehave
6 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.04%) Selenium
6 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.04%) Appium
7 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.02%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.02%) Xcode
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.10%) Local Government
6 4 (4.08%) Retail
6 4 (4.08%) Electronics
7 3 (3.06%) Retail Banking
7 3 (3.06%) Marketing
8 2 (2.04%) Legal
8 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.02%) Front Office
9 1 (1.02%) Games
9 1 (1.02%) Automotive
9 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Developer
2 12 (12.24%) Consultant
2 12 (12.24%) Project Manager
3 10 (10.20%) Analyst
4 8 (8.16%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.08%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (4.08%) Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.08%) DBA
7 4 (4.08%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.06%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.06%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Web Services
2 12 (12.24%) HTML
3 8 (8.16%) JSP
3 8 (8.16%) JSON
4 7 (7.14%) WSDL
5 6 (6.12%) XML
5 6 (6.12%) jQuery
5 6 (6.12%) HTML5
5 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.12%) Java EE
6 4 (4.08%) .NET
7 2 (2.04%) WCF
7 2 (2.04%) Akka
8 1 (1.02%) REST
8 1 (1.02%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.02%) Cocoa Touch
8 1 (1.02%) Pthreads
8 1 (1.02%) RESTful
8 1 (1.02%) Core Animation
8 1 (1.02%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.08%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.08%) Algorithms
3 4 (4.08%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.04%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.04%) DTV
4 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) Statistics
4 2 (2.04%) SCADA
5 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.02%) iPhone
5 1 (1.02%) Animation
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.02%) iPad
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.51%) Linux
2 23 (23.47%) Windows
3 11 (11.22%) UNIX
4 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.16%) AIX
5 8 (8.16%) Solaris
5 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.12%) Mac OS
7 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Vista
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.10%) zOS
9 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.02%) VxWorks
11 1 (1.02%) ThreadX
11 1 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.45%) SDLC
3 20 (20.41%) TDD
4 16 (16.33%) OO
5 15 (15.31%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.18%) OOP
8 9 (9.18%) BDD
9 7 (7.14%) Project Management
9 7 (7.14%) Migration
10 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.10%) CRM
10 5 (5.10%) OOD
10 5 (5.10%) Change Control
10 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.10%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.10%) Test Scripting
11 4 (4.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) Java
2 22 (22.45%) C++
3 20 (20.41%) SQL
4 10 (10.20%) Python
4 10 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.20%) Objective-C
5 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.12%) Embedded C
8 5 (5.10%) Perl
8 5 (5.10%) JCL
8 5 (5.10%) REXX
8 5 (5.10%) Ruby
9 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.06%) Scala
9 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.06%) C#
10 2 (2.04%) VB
11 1 (1.02%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.02%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) Degree
3 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) MCSE
4 3 (3.06%) MCSA
4 3 (3.06%) CCNA
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.04%) HND
5 2 (2.04%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.02%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
1 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) GAMP
2 1 (1.02%) GMP
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.10%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (4.08%) XenApp
3 3 (3.06%) NFS
3 3 (3.06%) vSphere
3 3 (3.06%) Firmware
3 3 (3.06%) Xen
3 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Oracle
2 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.14%) Citrix
4 6 (6.12%) IBM
4 6 (6.12%) NetApp
5 5 (5.10%) Cisco
6 4 (4.08%) HP
6 4 (4.08%) AppSense
7 3 (3.06%) SAP
7 3 (3.06%) VMware
7 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.04%) EMC
8 2 (2.04%) Huawei
8 2 (2.04%) Lotus
9 1 (1.02%) Apple
9 1 (1.02%) Perforce
9 1 (1.02%) Veritas
9 1 (1.02%) Wonderware
9 1 (1.02%) Brocade
9 1 (1.02%) Ericsson
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
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Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Rate: £33 - £35 per hour
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