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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 91 112 86
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -26
Contract jobs citing C 65 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 1.12% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.86% 3.76% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 26
Median daily rate £420 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £37.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1338 1144 948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.70% 29.82% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 731 543
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.75 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +14 36 £420 +50.67% 1
Manchester 0 21 £320 +24.27% 12
Cheshire +2 6 £668 +78.13% 2
Cumbria +18 2 - -
Merseyside -2 1 £325 -7.14% 7
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for C.

1 95 (65.97%) Linux
2 69 (47.92%) Java
3 60 (41.67%) COBOL
4 58 (40.28%) Oracle
5 54 (37.50%) Tuxedo
6 49 (34.03%) Micro Focus
7 41 (28.47%) Middleware
8 37 (25.69%) Bash Shell
9 36 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 35 (24.31%) C++
10 35 (24.31%) Clustering
11 31 (21.53%) Relational Database
12 29 (20.14%) Oracle Database
12 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (19.44%) HTML
13 28 (19.44%) RDBMS
14 27 (18.75%) IBM
15 26 (18.06%) Banking
16 25 (17.36%) HTTP
16 25 (17.36%) SOAP
16 25 (17.36%) XML
16 25 (17.36%) REST
17 24 (16.67%) JavaScript
17 24 (16.67%) JSON
18 23 (15.97%) CSS
18 23 (15.97%) Apache
18 23 (15.97%) SOA
19 22 (15.28%) JDBC
19 22 (15.28%) J2EE
19 22 (15.28%) MySQL

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (37.50%) Tuxedo
2 23 (15.97%) Apache
3 20 (13.89%) JBoss
3 20 (13.89%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.86%) TPMS
5 4 (2.78%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.08%) SAS
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.39%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.69%) WinCC
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) MS Office
3 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Office 365
2 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.78%) SoftLayer
3 2 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.36%) HTTP
2 10 (6.94%) DHCP
3 9 (6.25%) DNS
4 7 (4.86%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (4.86%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.78%) MRTG
5 4 (2.78%) RS-422
5 4 (2.78%) VLAN
6 3 (2.08%) 2G
6 3 (2.08%) 3G
6 3 (2.08%) 4G
6 3 (2.08%) GSM
6 3 (2.08%) IMAP
6 3 (2.08%) LTE
6 3 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.08%) SMTP
6 3 (2.08%) UMTS
7 2 (1.39%) AMQP
7 2 (1.39%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.53%) Relational Database
2 29 (20.14%) Oracle Database
3 28 (19.44%) RDBMS
4 22 (15.28%) MySQL
5 20 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.08%) DB2
7 2 (1.39%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.39%) OLTP
7 2 (1.39%) Redis
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.69%) Power BI
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 14 (9.72%) Eclipse
2 14 (9.72%) Subversion
3 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.08%) Android Studio
5 2 (1.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.39%) JUnit
5 2 (1.39%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.39%) Mockito
5 2 (1.39%) Robolectric
6 1 (0.69%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.69%) MorphX
6 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (18.06%) Banking
2 15 (10.42%) Finance
3 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Electronics
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Publishing
4 2 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (54.86%) Developer
2 15 (10.42%) Java Developer
3 14 (9.72%) Architect
4 11 (7.64%) Middleware Developer
5 10 (6.94%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.56%) C Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Digital Architect
8 7 (4.86%) COBOL Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Digital Technical Architect
9 6 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) C Programmer
11 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Java Architect
11 4 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Programmer
11 4 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.47%) Middleware
2 28 (19.44%) HTML
3 25 (17.36%) REST
3 25 (17.36%) SOAP
3 25 (17.36%) XML
4 24 (16.67%) JSON
5 23 (15.97%) CSS
6 22 (15.28%) CSS3
6 22 (15.28%) HTML5
6 22 (15.28%) J2EE
6 22 (15.28%) JDBC
7 20 (13.89%) ActiveMQ
7 20 (13.89%) Apache Camel
8 4 (2.78%) Node.js
8 4 (2.78%) RESTful
9 3 (2.08%) .NET
9 3 (2.08%) MEAN Stack
9 3 (2.08%) Web Services
10 2 (1.39%) JMS
10 2 (1.39%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.31%) Clustering
2 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.78%) User Experience
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.08%) PMI
5 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.39%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) Psychology
6 1 (0.69%) SystemC
6 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 95 (65.97%) Linux
2 21 (14.58%) Unix
3 20 (13.89%) VME
4 16 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (10.42%) Windows
6 10 (6.94%) AIX
7 7 (4.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.78%) Android
9 4 (2.78%) CentOS
9 4 (2.78%) Debian
9 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.08%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.97%) SOA
3 20 (13.89%) E-business
3 20 (13.89%) High Availability
4 16 (11.11%) Open Source
5 14 (9.72%) Software Engineering
6 13 (9.03%) SDLC
7 11 (7.64%) Migration
8 10 (6.94%) Prototyping
9 8 (5.56%) Microservices
10 7 (4.86%) Scrum
10 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.86%) Unit Testing
10 7 (4.86%) Validation
11 6 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.17%) ITIL
11 6 (4.17%) Project Management
12 5 (3.47%) Change Control
12 5 (3.47%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.47%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (47.92%) Java
2 60 (41.67%) COBOL
3 37 (25.69%) Bash Shell
4 36 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 35 (24.31%) C++
6 24 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.94%) SQL
8 9 (6.25%) Python
9 7 (4.86%) PHP
10 6 (4.17%) C#
10 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.17%) VB
11 4 (2.78%) Korn
11 4 (2.78%) Perl
12 3 (2.08%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.39%) Go
13 2 (1.39%) REXX
13 2 (1.39%) Ruby
14 1 (0.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.47%) MCSA
5 5 (3.47%) MCSE
5 5 (3.47%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.78%) CCNA
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.08%) Degree
7 3 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) PhD
8 2 (1.39%) PMP
9 1 (0.69%) MCP
9 1 (0.69%) OCP
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.69%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.08%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.69%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.69%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) KVM
3 4 (2.78%) NFS
3 4 (2.78%) vSphere
3 4 (2.78%) Xen
4 3 (2.08%) Dovecot
4 3 (2.08%) iptables
4 3 (2.08%) Sendmail
4 3 (2.08%) Squid
4 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.69%) Firmware
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) Puppet
2 4 (2.78%) Cacti
2 4 (2.78%) Nagios
2 4 (2.78%) OpenNebula
3 3 (2.08%) HAProxy
3 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.39%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.69%) SCCM
5 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 58 (40.28%) Oracle
2 49 (34.03%) Micro Focus
3 27 (18.75%) IBM
4 20 (13.89%) Red Hat
5 16 (11.11%) ICL
5 16 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.25%) VMware
7 8 (5.56%) Citrix
7 8 (5.56%) HP
8 4 (2.78%) NetApp
9 3 (2.08%) Ericsson
9 3 (2.08%) Huawei
9 3 (2.08%) Nokia
9 3 (2.08%) Nokia Networks
10 2 (1.39%) Cisco
10 2 (1.39%) Google
10 2 (1.39%) Siemens
11 1 (0.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (0.69%) Avaya
11 1 (0.69%) EMC