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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 89 105 111
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Contract jobs citing C 79 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 1.37% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.63% 4.25% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 22
Average daily rate £420 £320 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £444 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +8.95%
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
1404 1246 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.92% 32.10% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 782 549
Average daily rate £375 £365 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 35
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £18.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 30 £300 -6.25% 7
Cheshire -3 23 £500 +22.69% 3
Manchester -5 16 £438 +52.17% 15
Merseyside +2 4 £370 +23.33% 11
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 67 (45.89%) Linux
2 64 (43.84%) C++
3 55 (37.67%) Java
4 44 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (28.08%) Oracle
6 38 (26.03%) HTML
7 35 (23.97%) JavaScript
8 33 (22.60%) Software Engineering
9 32 (21.92%) XML
10 31 (21.23%) JSON
11 30 (20.55%) Security Cleared
11 30 (20.55%) HTML5
11 30 (20.55%) Banking
12 28 (19.18%) CSS
12 28 (19.18%) Middleware
13 27 (18.49%) HTTP
13 27 (18.49%) COBOL
14 26 (17.81%) Tuxedo
14 26 (17.81%) IBM
15 25 (17.12%) Python
16 24 (16.44%) Apache
16 24 (16.44%) SOAP
17 23 (15.75%) TDD
17 23 (15.75%) REST
18 22 (15.07%) Bash Shell
18 22 (15.07%) CSS3
18 22 (15.07%) Finance
18 22 (15.07%) JDBC
18 22 (15.07%) J2EE
18 22 (15.07%) MySQL

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 26 (17.81%) Tuxedo
2 24 (16.44%) Apache
3 20 (13.70%) JBoss
3 20 (13.70%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.11%) TPMS
5 5 (3.42%) Node.js
5 5 (3.42%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.74%) SAS
6 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.68%) CICS
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.37%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.05%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 2 (1.37%) Office 365
1 2 (1.37%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.49%) HTTP
2 12 (8.22%) Bluetooth
3 6 (4.11%) DHCP
3 6 (4.11%) DNS
3 6 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (4.11%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.42%) MRTG
5 4 (2.74%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.74%) Firewall
5 4 (2.74%) IMAP
5 4 (2.74%) LAN
5 4 (2.74%) RS-422
5 4 (2.74%) SMTP
5 4 (2.74%) WAN
5 4 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.37%) 2G
7 2 (1.37%) 3G
7 2 (1.37%) GSM
7 2 (1.37%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.07%) MySQL
2 20 (13.70%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (10.96%) Relational Database
4 14 (9.59%) Oracle Database
4 14 (9.59%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.37%) DB2
5 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.37%) OLTP
5 2 (1.37%) Redis
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (12.33%) Subversion
2 10 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.16%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.48%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.42%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.05%) JUnit
7 2 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.37%) GDB
7 2 (1.37%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.37%) Mockito
7 2 (1.37%) Robolectric
8 1 (0.68%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (20.55%) Banking
2 22 (15.07%) Finance
3 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.74%) Local Government
5 3 (2.05%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Law
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Avionics
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (43.84%) Developer
2 24 (16.44%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.33%) Architect
4 15 (10.27%) Software Engineer
5 10 (6.85%) C Software Engineer
5 10 (6.85%) Software Developer
5 10 (6.85%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.16%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.48%) Digital Architect
8 7 (4.79%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Consultant
8 7 (4.79%) Digital Technical Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Python Software Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) Applications Support
11 4 (2.74%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.74%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.03%) HTML
2 32 (21.92%) XML
3 31 (21.23%) JSON
4 30 (20.55%) HTML5
5 28 (19.18%) CSS
5 28 (19.18%) Middleware
6 24 (16.44%) SOAP
7 23 (15.75%) REST
8 22 (15.07%) CSS3
8 22 (15.07%) J2EE
8 22 (15.07%) JDBC
9 20 (13.70%) ActiveMQ
9 20 (13.70%) Apache Camel
10 13 (8.90%) Web Services
11 12 (8.22%) AngularJS
12 8 (5.48%) Java EE
12 8 (5.48%) jQuery
12 8 (5.48%) WSDL
13 3 (2.05%) Spring
13 3 (2.05%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.27%) Clustering
2 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.42%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.74%) User Experience
6 2 (1.37%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.37%) DTV
6 2 (1.37%) PMI
6 2 (1.37%) STB
6 2 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Psychology
7 1 (0.68%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 67 (45.89%) Linux
2 19 (13.01%) Windows
3 13 (8.90%) AIX
3 13 (8.90%) Unix
4 12 (8.22%) Mac OS
5 11 (7.53%) VME
6 8 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.48%) Windows Vista
6 8 (5.48%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.11%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.42%) CentOS
8 5 (3.42%) Debian
9 3 (2.05%) Android
9 3 (2.05%) IRIX
9 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.05%) zOS
10 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.60%) Software Engineering
3 23 (15.75%) TDD
4 22 (15.07%) SOA
5 21 (14.38%) SDLC
6 20 (13.70%) E-business
6 20 (13.70%) High Availability
7 18 (12.33%) Open Source
8 14 (9.59%) Information Security
9 13 (8.90%) Computer Forensics
9 13 (8.90%) OO
10 12 (8.22%) System Testing
11 10 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.85%) Migration
11 10 (6.85%) OOP
11 10 (6.85%) Software Testing
11 10 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (6.85%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.16%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 64 (43.84%) C++
2 55 (37.67%) Java
3 35 (23.97%) JavaScript
4 27 (18.49%) COBOL
5 25 (17.12%) Python
6 22 (15.07%) Bash Shell
7 21 (14.38%) Shell Script
8 9 (6.16%) Objective-C
9 8 (5.48%) PHP
9 8 (5.48%) SQL
10 7 (4.79%) Perl
11 6 (4.11%) C#
12 5 (3.42%) Korn
12 5 (3.42%) VB
13 4 (2.74%) Ada
13 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.74%) Ruby
14 3 (2.05%) Lua
15 2 (1.37%) Go
15 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.70%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.64%) Degree
4 12 (8.22%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.74%) CCNA
6 4 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.05%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.37%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.37%) CCNP
8 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.37%) MCSA
8 2 (1.37%) MCSE
8 2 (1.37%) PhD
8 2 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE
9 1 (0.68%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.42%) KVM
3 4 (2.74%) Dovecot
3 4 (2.74%) iptables
3 4 (2.74%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.74%) Squid
4 3 (2.05%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.37%) NFS
5 2 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.37%) vSphere
5 2 (1.37%) Xen
6 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.68%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) Puppet
2 5 (3.42%) Cacti
2 5 (3.42%) Nagios
2 5 (3.42%) OpenNebula
3 4 (2.74%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.05%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.68%) SCCM
6 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (28.08%) Oracle
2 26 (17.81%) IBM
3 22 (15.07%) Micro Focus
4 15 (10.27%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.85%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.16%) ICL
7 8 (5.48%) VMware
8 5 (3.42%) HP
9 4 (2.74%) Cisco
9 4 (2.74%) Juniper
9 4 (2.74%) Serena
10 3 (2.05%) Citrix
11 2 (1.37%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.37%) Google
11 2 (1.37%) Huawei
11 2 (1.37%) NetApp
11 2 (1.37%) Nokia
11 2 (1.37%) Nokia Networks
11 2 (1.37%) SAP
11 2 (1.37%) Siemens
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