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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 79 82 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing C 53 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.68% 1.58% 2.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.85% 4.47% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 13
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£278 £329 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £178 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 21
Average hourly rate £37.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.42% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.79 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £40.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+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
1093 963 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.74% 35.39% 36.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 554 563
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 45
Average hourly rate £35.50 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £15.24 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 +7 17 £265 -37.64% 42
Lancashire -10 16 £320 +28.00% 2
Cheshire -1 13 £320 -20.00% 7
Merseyside -9 1 - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 28 (24.35%) Linux
2 26 (22.61%) C++
3 25 (21.74%) Windows
4 19 (16.52%) SQL
5 16 (13.91%) Software Engineering
6 13 (11.30%) Java
6 13 (11.30%) OO
7 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
8 11 (9.57%) UNIX
8 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
9 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
9 10 (8.70%) Project Management
9 10 (8.70%) C#
9 10 (8.70%) Finance
9 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
9 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (8.70%) Windows 7
10 9 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (7.83%) Subversion
11 8 (6.96%) Bluetooth
11 8 (6.96%) GSM
11 8 (6.96%) Doxygen
11 8 (6.96%) jQuery
12 7 (6.09%) Git (software)
12 7 (6.09%) GoogleTest
12 7 (6.09%) Google
12 7 (6.09%) Software Packaging
12 7 (6.09%) LDAP
12 7 (6.09%) HTML
12 7 (6.09%) Citrix

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7 (6.09%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.61%) IIS
3 3 (2.61%) Drupal
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Doxygen
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.61%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.87%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) Bluetooth
1 8 (6.96%) GSM
2 7 (6.09%) LDAP
3 5 (4.35%) DNS
4 4 (3.48%) LAN
4 4 (3.48%) Internet
5 3 (2.61%) Wireless
5 3 (2.61%) WAN
5 3 (2.61%) 4G
6 2 (1.74%) DHCP
6 2 (1.74%) 3G
7 1 (0.87%) APPN
7 1 (0.87%) DSL
7 1 (0.87%) DVB
7 1 (0.87%) 2G
7 1 (0.87%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.87%) VLAN
7 1 (0.87%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.61%) MySQL
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.87%) DB2
4 1 (0.87%) Informix
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.87%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Subversion
2 7 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.09%) GoogleTest
3 4 (3.48%) Selenium
4 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.74%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.87%) Toad
6 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.87%) MSI
6 1 (0.87%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.87%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.87%) JMeter
6 1 (0.87%) NUnit
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.87%) MorphX
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Banking
2 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.74%) Avionics
4 2 (1.74%) Local Government
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Automotive
5 1 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (14.78%) Developer
2 15 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 13 (11.30%) Software Engineer
4 10 (8.70%) Tester
4 10 (8.70%) Consultant
5 9 (7.83%) Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Applications Tester
7 4 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 4 (3.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.61%) C++ Developer
8 3 (2.61%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Operations Manager
8 3 (2.61%) Excel Developer
8 3 (2.61%) Desktop Manager
8 3 (2.61%) Team Leader
8 3 (2.61%) Data Modeller
8 3 (2.61%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) jQuery
2 7 (6.09%) HTML
2 7 (6.09%) Software Packaging
3 6 (5.22%) CSS
3 6 (5.22%) Web Services
4 5 (4.35%) .NET
4 5 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (3.48%) XML
6 3 (2.61%) ODBC
6 3 (2.61%) HTML5
7 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.74%) Java EE
7 2 (1.74%) JSON
7 2 (1.74%) Qt
7 2 (1.74%) RESTful
7 2 (1.74%) GTK+
7 2 (1.74%) WSDL
7 2 (1.74%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.87%) APPC
8 1 (0.87%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.35%) Arduino
3 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.48%) Open Source
4 3 (2.61%) PKI
4 3 (2.61%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.61%) Clustering
4 3 (2.61%) CESG
4 3 (2.61%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.74%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.74%) GIS
6 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.87%) AS400
6 1 (0.87%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.87%) STB
6 1 (0.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.87%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Linux
2 25 (21.74%) Windows
3 11 (9.57%) UNIX
4 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.35%) Android
6 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.74%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.74%) AIX
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.87%) i5/OS
9 1 (0.87%) Debian
9 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.87%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.91%) Software Engineering
2 13 (11.30%) OO
3 10 (8.70%) Project Management
4 9 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.22%) Service Management
5 6 (5.22%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.22%) ITIL
6 5 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.35%) Migration
7 4 (3.48%) TDD
7 4 (3.48%) Validation
7 4 (3.48%) ETL
7 4 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.48%) Waterfall
7 4 (3.48%) Analytics
8 3 (2.61%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (2.61%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (2.61%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.61%) CRM
8 3 (2.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.61%) C++
2 19 (16.52%) SQL
3 13 (11.30%) Java
4 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.70%) C#
6 6 (5.22%) VBScript
6 6 (5.22%) PHP
7 5 (4.35%) Python
8 4 (3.48%) Embedded C
8 4 (3.48%) Perl
9 3 (2.61%) Embedded C++
9 3 (2.61%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.61%) R
10 2 (1.74%) VB
10 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.87%) RPG
11 1 (0.87%) COBOL
11 1 (0.87%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.22%) Degree
3 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.61%) PhD
5 2 (1.74%) CISSP
5 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) CISM
6 1 (0.87%) GIAC
6 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.87%) MCSE
6 1 (0.87%) MCSA
6 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CISA
6 1 (0.87%) CCNA
6 1 (0.87%) CCA
6 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.87%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.87%) COBIT
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.22%) XenApp
3 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.74%) Firmware
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.87%) Xen
5 1 (0.87%) NFS
5 1 (0.87%) XenServer
5 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) BladeLogic
1 3 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.09%) Citrix
2 7 (6.09%) Google
3 6 (5.22%) VMware
3 6 (5.22%) AppSense
3 6 (5.22%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) Atmel
5 4 (3.48%) Curam
5 4 (3.48%) HP
5 4 (3.48%) Jaspersoft
6 3 (2.61%) Cisco
6 3 (2.61%) Facebook
6 3 (2.61%) Twitter
7 2 (1.74%) EMC
7 2 (1.74%) SAP
8 1 (0.87%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.87%) NetApp
8 1 (0.87%) webMethods
8 1 (0.87%) Serena
8 1 (0.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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