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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
England / North West
Rank 111 94 96
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing C 25 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 1.59% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 4.46% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 17
Median daily rate £500 £435 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +35.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £330 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £28.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -22.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.08 £14.13 £33.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.75 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%

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
1033 1368 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.31% 35.56% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 872 697
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 60 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £29.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -16.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.54 £40.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +15 11 £436 -17.68% 2
Manchester -11 10 £550 +27.90% 15
Merseyside +4 3 £273 -22.14% 6
Cumbria - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 23 (37.70%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) Perl
2 20 (32.79%) Python
3 18 (29.51%) Oracle
3 18 (29.51%) Linux
3 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
4 15 (24.59%) Open Source
5 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
5 13 (21.31%) C#
6 11 (18.03%) Finance
6 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Bash Shell
6 11 (18.03%) Hadoop
7 10 (16.39%) .NET
7 10 (16.39%) Unix
7 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
7 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (14.75%) Apache Spark
8 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database
8 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (14.75%) C++
8 9 (14.75%) SQL
8 9 (14.75%) SAP
8 9 (14.75%) Manufacturing
8 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.11%) Programme Management
9 8 (13.11%) DNS
9 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
9 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
9 8 (13.11%) ERP

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 9 (14.75%) Apache Spark
2 7 (11.48%) Tuxedo
3 5 (8.20%) Apache
3 5 (8.20%) OpenStack
3 5 (8.20%) SAS
4 3 (4.92%) Apache Pig
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.28%) GlassFish
5 2 (3.28%) JBoss
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (9.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (4.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.64%) HFM
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (1.64%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.92%) IaaS
4 3 (4.92%) PaaS
4 3 (4.92%) SaaS
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Office 365
6 1 (1.64%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) DHCP
1 8 (13.11%) DNS
2 6 (9.84%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (9.84%) iSCSI
3 5 (8.20%) HTTP
3 5 (8.20%) IMAP
3 5 (8.20%) MRTG
3 5 (8.20%) SMTP
4 3 (4.92%) LDAP
5 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.64%) 802.11
6 1 (1.64%) ATM
6 1 (1.64%) DVB
6 1 (1.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.64%) IGMP
6 1 (1.64%) IPv4
6 1 (1.64%) IPv6
6 1 (1.64%) MPLS
6 1 (1.64%) PPP
6 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) Hadoop
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle Database
3 8 (13.11%) Big Data
3 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
3 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
4 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.92%) Apache Hive
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.28%) DataStage
7 2 (3.28%) HBase
7 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (3.28%) QlikView
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.20%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (8.20%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (8.20%) VectorCAST
2 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.28%) Eclipse RCP
3 2 (3.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Manufacturing
3 7 (11.48%) Electronics
3 7 (11.48%) Marketing
4 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.20%) Avionics
6 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
7 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
7 2 (3.28%) Military
8 1 (1.64%) Banking
8 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Developer
2 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Consultant
3 5 (8.20%) Data Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Big Data Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Hadoop Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Data Architect
5 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (3.28%) Big Data Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Chief Information Officer
6 2 (3.28%) Data Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Hadoop Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) EJB
2 2 (3.28%) J2EE
2 2 (3.28%) REST
2 2 (3.28%) Swing
2 2 (3.28%) SWT
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) OpenEmbedded
3 1 (1.64%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) WebKit
3 1 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Clustering
2 6 (9.84%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.64%) BBC
5 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.64%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.64%) STB
5 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) Unix
3 5 (8.20%) CentOS
3 5 (8.20%) Debian
3 5 (8.20%) Ubuntu
3 5 (8.20%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) VME
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Open Source
2 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
3 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
4 8 (13.11%) ERP
4 8 (13.11%) Programme Management
5 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (8.20%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.20%) HOOD
7 5 (8.20%) ITIL
7 5 (8.20%) SDLC
7 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Analytics
8 4 (6.56%) DevOps
8 4 (6.56%) Hazard Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) Perl
2 20 (32.79%) Python
3 18 (29.51%) Shell Script
4 13 (21.31%) C#
5 11 (18.03%) Bash Shell
6 9 (14.75%) C++
6 9 (14.75%) SQL
7 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
8 7 (11.48%) COBOL
8 7 (11.48%) Ruby
9 5 (8.20%) Ada
9 5 (8.20%) Korn
9 5 (8.20%) PHP
10 4 (6.56%) Embedded C
11 2 (3.28%) Embedded C++
11 2 (3.28%) F#
11 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
11 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) Degree
3 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) MCSA
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) CCNA
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ECDL
6 1 (1.64%) HND
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) ISO26262
2 2 (3.28%) MISRA
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) TARGET2
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Dovecot
2 5 (8.20%) iptables
2 5 (8.20%) KVM
2 5 (8.20%) Sendmail
2 5 (8.20%) Squid
3 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.64%) Ceph
4 1 (1.64%) Firmware
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) NFS
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
4 1 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Cacti
1 5 (8.20%) HAProxy
1 5 (8.20%) Nagios
1 5 (8.20%) OpenNebula
1 5 (8.20%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) SAP
4 6 (9.84%) Micro Focus
4 6 (9.84%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.56%) Google
6 4 (6.56%) Sybase
7 2 (3.28%) Ab Initio
7 2 (3.28%) Actian
7 2 (3.28%) Avaya
7 2 (3.28%) Informatica
7 2 (3.28%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (3.28%) ParAccel
7 2 (3.28%) Sun
7 2 (3.28%) Teradata
8 1 (1.64%) CA
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco
8 1 (1.64%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.64%) IBM
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