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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 85 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing C 60 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.39% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.57% 4.01% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 20
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£323 £300 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £540 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.27% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -9.72%
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
1077 973 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.86% 34.63% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 522 628
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 41
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £16.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.67 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
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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
Lancashire +4 28 £320 +28.00% 5
Cheshire +2 11 £378 -28.09% 18
Manchester -17 9 £525 +92.66% 24
Merseyside -5 2 £488 +80.55% 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (26.85%) Windows
2 22 (20.37%) SQL
3 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
4 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.04%) Java
4 13 (12.04%) Finance
5 12 (11.11%) Citrix
6 11 (10.19%) Active Directory
6 11 (10.19%) C++
6 11 (10.19%) Linux
6 11 (10.19%) XenApp
6 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
7 10 (9.26%) Project Management
8 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
9 8 (7.41%) C#
9 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
9 8 (7.41%) HP
9 8 (7.41%) DNS
9 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
9 8 (7.41%) VMware
9 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
10 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (6.48%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.56%) SLA
11 6 (5.56%) UNIX
11 6 (5.56%) ITIL
11 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.78%) Drupal
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
6 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 2 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) DNS
2 5 (4.63%) Wireless
2 5 (4.63%) SMS
2 5 (4.63%) DHCP
2 5 (4.63%) LDAP
3 4 (3.70%) LAN
4 3 (2.78%) WAN
4 3 (2.78%) Modbus
5 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.85%) 4G
5 2 (1.85%) Junos
5 2 (1.85%) 3G
5 2 (1.85%) APPN
5 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.85%) FTP
5 2 (1.85%) HTTP
5 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.85%) VPN
5 2 (1.85%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.78%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.85%) DB2
4 2 (1.85%) Informix
5 1 (0.93%) QlikView
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.70%) InstallShield
2 4 (3.70%) AdminStudio
2 4 (3.70%) MSI
2 4 (3.70%) Subversion
3 3 (2.78%) Selenium
4 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.93%) NUnit
5 1 (0.93%) JMeter
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
5 1 (0.93%) MorphX
5 1 (0.93%) JIRA
5 1 (0.93%) Toad
5 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.93%) Ant
5 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.93%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Military
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (12.96%) Developer
2 13 (12.04%) Analyst
3 12 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.26%) Tester
4 10 (9.26%) Consultant
5 7 (6.48%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Applications Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Security Consultant
8 3 (2.78%) Operations Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Design Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (2.78%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (2.78%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Applications Packager
8 3 (2.78%) Drupal Developer
9 2 (1.85%) IT Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) jQuery
1 5 (4.63%) HTML
1 5 (4.63%) .NET
1 5 (4.63%) CSS
1 5 (4.63%) Web Services
2 3 (2.78%) ODBC
2 3 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.85%) RESTful
3 2 (1.85%) APPC
3 2 (1.85%) EJB
3 2 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.93%) LAMP
4 1 (0.93%) WCF
4 1 (0.93%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (0.93%) Django
4 1 (0.93%) GWT
4 1 (0.93%) Ajax
4 1 (0.93%) JMS
4 1 (0.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.63%) Mathematics
2 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Open Source
3 4 (3.70%) Arduino
3 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.78%) CAN bus
5 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.85%) iSeries
5 2 (1.85%) PKI
5 2 (1.85%) SecurID
5 2 (1.85%) AS400
5 2 (1.85%) CESG
6 1 (0.93%) STB
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.85%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.19%) Linux
3 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.56%) UNIX
6 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.70%) Android
7 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (1.85%) OS/400
9 2 (1.85%) i5/OS
10 1 (0.93%) Debian
10 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.26%) Project Management
2 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
3 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 6 (5.56%) ITIL
3 6 (5.56%) Service Management
3 6 (5.56%) Information Security
4 5 (4.63%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.78%) Identity Management
6 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.78%) Change Management
6 3 (2.78%) ETL
6 3 (2.78%) Analytics
6 3 (2.78%) CRAMM
6 3 (2.78%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.37%) SQL
2 13 (12.04%) Java
3 11 (10.19%) C++
4 8 (7.41%) C#
4 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) PHP
6 4 (3.70%) Embedded C
6 4 (3.70%) VBScript
7 3 (2.78%) Python
7 3 (2.78%) VB
8 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.85%) RPG
8 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.85%) COBOL
9 1 (0.93%) AWK
9 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.93%) X++
9 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.70%) CISSP
3 4 (3.70%) CISM
4 3 (2.78%) GIAC
4 3 (2.78%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) Degree
4 3 (2.78%) CRISC
5 1 (0.93%) CISA
5 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.78%) COBIT
3 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.85%) GxP
5 1 (0.93%) QA
5 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) Active Directory
1 11 (10.19%) XenApp
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (4.63%) XenServer
3 3 (2.78%) ISA Server
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.85%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Citrix
2 8 (7.41%) HP
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) VMware
3 5 (4.63%) AppSense
3 5 (4.63%) Oracle
4 4 (3.70%) Atmel
4 4 (3.70%) Curam
5 3 (2.78%) Facebook
5 3 (2.78%) Twitter
5 3 (2.78%) Jaspersoft
6 2 (1.85%) F5
6 2 (1.85%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.85%) Juniper
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco
6 2 (1.85%) SAP
6 2 (1.85%) Huawei
6 2 (1.85%) Serena
7 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.93%) BEA
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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