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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 82 81 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing C 54 49 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.71% 1.68% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.06% 4.96% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 32
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£320 £273 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.43% -27.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £32.25 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £39.25 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
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
1067 987 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.76% 33.89% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 544 681
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 26 53
Average hourly rate £33.34 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +1 28 £320 +28.00% 10
Cheshire +1 10 £400 +18.51% 11
Manchester -8 8 £490 +79.81% 27
Merseyside -7 1 £475 +75.92% 4
Cumbria - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (27.84%) Windows
2 18 (18.56%) SQL
3 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.43%) Finance
5 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (12.37%) Java
7 11 (11.34%) Citrix
8 10 (10.31%) Active Directory
8 10 (10.31%) Project Management
8 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
8 10 (10.31%) XenApp
8 10 (10.31%) Windows 7
9 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
10 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
10 8 (8.25%) DNS
10 8 (8.25%) VMware
11 7 (7.22%) Information Security
11 7 (7.22%) Software Engineering
11 7 (7.22%) Linux
11 7 (7.22%) C++
11 7 (7.22%) HP
11 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (6.19%) Service Management
12 6 (6.19%) HTML
12 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
12 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
12 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
12 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.09%) Drupal
4 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.09%) IIS
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.06%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.03%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) DNS
2 5 (5.15%) SMS
2 5 (5.15%) DHCP
3 4 (4.12%) Wireless
4 3 (3.09%) WAN
4 3 (3.09%) LDAP
4 3 (3.09%) LAN
4 3 (3.09%) Modbus
5 2 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (2.06%) Junos
5 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.06%) FTP
5 2 (2.06%) HTTP
5 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.06%) VPN
5 2 (2.06%) APPN
6 1 (1.03%) DSL
6 1 (1.03%) DVB
6 1 (1.03%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) MySQL
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.06%) DB2
3 2 (2.06%) Informix
4 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.03%) QlikView
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.12%) MSI
2 4 (4.12%) InstallShield
2 4 (4.12%) AdminStudio
2 4 (4.12%) Subversion
3 1 (1.03%) Maven
3 1 (1.03%) MorphX
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.03%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.03%) Ant
3 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (14.43%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Military
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (16.49%) Project Manager
2 11 (11.34%) Developer
3 9 (9.28%) Analyst
3 9 (9.28%) Consultant
4 7 (7.22%) Tester
5 6 (6.19%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (3.09%) Applications Tester
7 3 (3.09%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.09%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Applications Packager
7 3 (3.09%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Operations Manager
7 3 (3.09%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (2.06%) IT Risk Consultant
8 2 (2.06%) IT Auditor
8 2 (2.06%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) HTML
2 5 (5.15%) CSS
3 3 (3.09%) .NET
3 3 (3.09%) ODBC
4 2 (2.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.06%) XML
4 2 (2.06%) APPC
4 2 (2.06%) jQuery
4 2 (2.06%) EJB
5 1 (1.03%) JPA
5 1 (1.03%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.03%) RESTful
5 1 (1.03%) HornetQ
5 1 (1.03%) LAMP
5 1 (1.03%) Ajax
5 1 (1.03%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (1.03%) Django
5 1 (1.03%) GWT
5 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
1 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) Open Source
2 5 (5.15%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.12%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.09%) CAN bus
5 2 (2.06%) iSeries
5 2 (2.06%) SecurID
5 2 (2.06%) AS400
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) STB
6 1 (1.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Firmware
6 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.03%) DTV
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.84%) Windows
2 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.31%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.22%) Linux
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.15%) UNIX
5 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.06%) OS/400
6 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.06%) i5/OS
6 2 (2.06%) Android
7 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.31%) Project Management
2 7 (7.22%) Information Security
2 7 (7.22%) Software Engineering
3 6 (6.19%) Service Management
4 5 (5.15%) ITIL
4 5 (5.15%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (4.12%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.12%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.09%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.09%) Change Management
6 3 (3.09%) Identity Management
6 3 (3.09%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.09%) CRAMM
6 3 (3.09%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.09%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.06%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.06%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (2.06%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) SQL
2 12 (12.37%) Java
3 7 (7.22%) C++
4 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.15%) PHP
6 4 (4.12%) C#
6 4 (4.12%) Embedded C
7 3 (3.09%) VB
7 3 (3.09%) Python
8 2 (2.06%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.06%) VBScript
8 2 (2.06%) RPG
8 2 (2.06%) COBOL
9 1 (1.03%) Perl
9 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.03%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.03%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) CISM
3 4 (4.12%) CISSP
3 4 (4.12%) Degree
4 3 (3.09%) CRISC
4 3 (3.09%) GIAC
4 3 (3.09%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.03%) CISA
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
1 4 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.09%) COBIT
2 3 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.06%) GxP
4 1 (1.03%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (1.03%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Active Directory
1 10 (10.31%) XenApp
2 5 (5.15%) XenServer
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (4.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.06%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Citrix
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) VMware
3 7 (7.22%) HP
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle
5 4 (4.12%) AppSense
6 3 (3.09%) Facebook
6 3 (3.09%) Twitter
7 2 (2.06%) Jaspersoft
7 2 (2.06%) Huawei
7 2 (2.06%) Serena
7 2 (2.06%) Juniper
7 2 (2.06%) F5
8 1 (1.03%) BEA
8 1 (1.03%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.03%) Primavera
8 1 (1.03%) SAP
8 1 (1.03%) JBoss
8 1 (1.03%) Cisco
8 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
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