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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 105 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing C 46 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.36% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.04% 4.65% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 14
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£365 £320 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -20.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £482 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £16.38 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +25.00%
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
1140 881 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.40% 29.17% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 498 425
Average daily rate £363 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.50 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 7 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 7 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
Cheshire +2 13 £363 -3.33% 6
Manchester -18 12 £333 -26.11% 32
Lancashire 0 9 £270 -10.00% 3
Merseyside -9 4 £350 -30.00% 3
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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 31 (27.93%) Linux
2 28 (25.23%) C++
3 25 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (21.62%) Finance
5 23 (20.72%) OO
5 23 (20.72%) SDLC
6 22 (19.82%) SQL
6 22 (19.82%) Windows
7 21 (18.92%) TDD
8 20 (18.02%) Java
9 18 (16.22%) UNIX
10 17 (15.32%) Oracle
10 17 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (14.41%) Waterfall
12 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
12 15 (13.51%) Software Engineering
12 15 (13.51%) Web Services
13 12 (10.81%) JavaScript
13 12 (10.81%) Banking
14 11 (9.91%) Subversion
14 11 (9.91%) Python
14 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
15 10 (9.01%) Windows XP
15 10 (9.01%) HTML
15 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (9.01%) Objective-C
15 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
15 10 (9.01%) Degree
16 9 (8.11%) OOP
16 9 (8.11%) BDD

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.50%) JBoss
2 5 (4.50%) Node.js
3 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.70%) Confluence
4 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.80%) Tuxedo
5 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.90%) SAS
6 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Doxygen
2 4 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (6.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.80%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) SaaS
1 2 (1.80%) PaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) Bluetooth
2 6 (5.41%) GSM
3 2 (1.80%) SMS
3 2 (1.80%) WAN
3 2 (1.80%) MPLS
3 2 (1.80%) SAN
4 1 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.90%) 3G
4 1 (0.90%) Wireless
4 1 (0.90%) 2G
4 1 (0.90%) NAS
4 1 (0.90%) 4G
4 1 (0.90%) HTTP
4 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.31%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (4.50%) DB2
4 5 (4.50%) OLTP
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.80%) Big Data
6 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.90%) Informix
6 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.91%) Subversion
3 7 (6.31%) ProC
4 5 (4.50%) GoogleTest
5 3 (2.70%) Gradle
5 3 (2.70%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.70%) Maven
5 3 (2.70%) JIRA
5 3 (2.70%) FishEye
6 2 (1.80%) Selenium
6 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.80%) Calabash
6 2 (1.80%) Appium
6 2 (1.80%) JBehave
6 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.31%) Local Government
3 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.60%) Electronics
4 4 (3.60%) Marketing
4 4 (3.60%) Retail
5 3 (2.70%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.80%) Automotive
6 2 (1.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.90%) Front Office
7 1 (0.90%) Avionics
7 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (26.13%) Developer
2 15 (13.51%) Consultant
2 15 (13.51%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.11%) Analyst
4 8 (7.21%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (4.50%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.50%) .NET Developer
6 5 (4.50%) C++ Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) DBA
7 4 (3.60%) Architect
7 4 (3.60%) DB2 DBA
8 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Applications Tester
8 3 (2.70%) Chief Technology Officer
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.51%) Web Services
2 10 (9.01%) HTML
3 8 (7.21%) JSP
3 8 (7.21%) JSON
4 7 (6.31%) HTML5
4 7 (6.31%) XML
4 7 (6.31%) WSDL
5 6 (5.41%) jQuery
5 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.41%) Java EE
6 5 (4.50%) Software Packaging
6 5 (4.50%) .NET
7 2 (1.80%) WCF
7 2 (1.80%) Akka
8 1 (0.90%) Cocoa Touch
8 1 (0.90%) J2EE
8 1 (0.90%) EJB
8 1 (0.90%) CSS
8 1 (0.90%) JDBC
8 1 (0.90%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Mainframe
1 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.60%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.60%) Raspberry Pi
3 4 (3.60%) BeagleBone
4 3 (2.70%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.80%) Statistics
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.80%) DTV
6 1 (0.90%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) Animation
6 1 (0.90%) SCADA
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.90%) iPhone
6 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.93%) Linux
2 22 (19.82%) Windows
3 18 (16.22%) UNIX
4 10 (9.01%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.21%) AIX
5 8 (7.21%) Solaris
5 8 (7.21%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.41%) Mac OS
7 6 (5.41%) Windows Vista
7 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.50%) zOS
9 3 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.90%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.90%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.72%) OO
2 23 (20.72%) SDLC
3 21 (18.92%) TDD
4 17 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (14.41%) Waterfall
6 15 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (8.11%) OOP
8 9 (8.11%) BDD
9 8 (7.21%) Project Management
10 7 (6.31%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.31%) CRM
10 7 (6.31%) Change Control
10 7 (6.31%) Migration
11 6 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.41%) Validation
12 5 (4.50%) OOD
12 5 (4.50%) AOP
12 5 (4.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.23%) C++
2 22 (19.82%) SQL
3 20 (18.02%) Java
4 12 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.91%) Python
6 10 (9.01%) Objective-C
7 7 (6.31%) Embedded C
7 7 (6.31%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.31%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.50%) JCL
8 5 (4.50%) REXX
8 5 (4.50%) Ruby
9 4 (3.60%) Perl
10 3 (2.70%) Scala
10 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.70%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.90%) Uniface
11 1 (0.90%) C#
11 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Degree
1 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.80%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.80%) HND
3 2 (1.80%) CCA
4 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.90%) GAMP
2 1 (0.90%) GMP
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) XenApp
2 4 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.70%) Firmware
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) Oracle
2 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.41%) Cisco
3 6 (5.41%) IBM
3 6 (5.41%) Citrix
3 6 (5.41%) AppSense
4 5 (4.50%) Google
5 4 (3.60%) SAP
6 3 (2.70%) EMC
6 3 (2.70%) NetApp
6 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.80%) Lotus
7 2 (1.80%) Huawei
8 1 (0.90%) Wonderware
8 1 (0.90%) Brocade
8 1 (0.90%) Veritas
8 1 (0.90%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.90%) Informatica
8 1 (0.90%) HP
8 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
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