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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 96 97 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Contract jobs citing C 61 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.24% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.12% 4.16% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 22
Average daily rate
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£335 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £387 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £25.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
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
1191 913 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.99% 29.72% 32.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 532 389
Average daily rate £375 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.47 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Manchester +1 16 £300 -2.04% 26
Cheshire 0 16 £375 +3.44% 11
Lancashire +6 10 £315 -1.56%
Merseyside -5 8 £350 +7.69% 2
Cumbria -8 1 - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 34 (29.57%) Linux
2 33 (28.70%) C++
3 26 (22.61%) OO
4 25 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (20.00%) Finance
6 22 (19.13%) SDLC
7 21 (18.26%) SQL
7 21 (18.26%) TDD
8 20 (17.39%) Windows
9 19 (16.52%) UNIX
10 18 (15.65%) Software Engineering
11 17 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (13.04%) Java
12 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
12 15 (13.04%) Waterfall
13 14 (12.17%) Oracle
14 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
15 11 (9.57%) Python
15 11 (9.57%) Banking
15 11 (9.57%) Subversion
16 10 (8.70%) Objective-C
16 10 (8.70%) Degree
16 10 (8.70%) Project Management
16 10 (8.70%) Web Services
16 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
17 9 (7.83%) Windows XP
17 9 (7.83%) Bluetooth
17 9 (7.83%) OOP
17 9 (7.83%) HTML
17 9 (7.83%) Migration

C
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.35%) Node.js
3 3 (2.61%) Confluence
4 2 (1.74%) JBoss
4 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.87%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.87%) SAS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Doxygen
2 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.74%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
1 2 (1.74%) PaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) Bluetooth
2 8 (6.96%) GSM
3 3 (2.61%) 4G
4 2 (1.74%) 3G
4 2 (1.74%) SMS
5 1 (0.87%) WAN
5 1 (0.87%) DHCP
5 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.87%) HTTP
5 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.87%) DNS
5 1 (0.87%) SAN
5 1 (0.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) MPLS
5 1 (0.87%) Wireless
5 1 (0.87%) 2G
5 1 (0.87%) VLAN
5 1 (0.87%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.35%) DB2
2 5 (4.35%) OLTP
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.87%) Informix
5 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.57%) Subversion
3 7 (6.09%) GoogleTest
4 3 (2.61%) Gradle
4 3 (2.61%) Artifactory
4 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.61%) Maven
4 3 (2.61%) JIRA
4 3 (2.61%) Selenium
4 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.61%) ProC
4 3 (2.61%) FishEye
5 2 (1.74%) Calabash
5 2 (1.74%) Appium
5 2 (1.74%) JBehave
5 2 (1.74%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.87%) Xcode
6 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Banking
3 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.09%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.09%) Local Government
5 4 (3.48%) Marketing
5 4 (3.48%) Electronics
6 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.61%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.74%) Automotive
7 2 (1.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.87%) Front Office
8 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Games
8 1 (0.87%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 28 (24.35%) Developer
2 16 (13.91%) Consultant
2 16 (13.91%) Project Manager
3 11 (9.57%) Software Engineer
4 9 (7.83%) Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (5.22%) C++ Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.48%) DBA
8 4 (3.48%) Tester
8 4 (3.48%) C Developer
8 4 (3.48%) DB2 DBA
8 4 (3.48%) Desktop Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (2.61%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) Web Services
2 9 (7.83%) HTML
3 8 (6.96%) XML
4 7 (6.09%) jQuery
4 7 (6.09%) JSON
4 7 (6.09%) Software Packaging
5 6 (5.22%) HTML5
5 6 (5.22%) WSDL
5 6 (5.22%) Java EE
5 6 (5.22%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.35%) .NET
7 3 (2.61%) JSP
8 2 (1.74%) WCF
8 2 (1.74%) Akka
9 1 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.87%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (0.87%) Pthreads
9 1 (0.87%) RESTful
9 1 (0.87%) Core Animation
9 1 (0.87%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.22%) Raspberry Pi
2 5 (4.35%) BeagleBone
2 5 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (3.48%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.61%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.74%) Statistics
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.74%) DTV
5 2 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.87%) iPad
6 1 (0.87%) Arduino
6 1 (0.87%) Animation
6 1 (0.87%) SCADA
6 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.57%) Linux
2 20 (17.39%) Windows
3 19 (16.52%) UNIX
4 9 (7.83%) Windows XP
5 8 (6.96%) AIX
6 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.22%) Mac OS
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Vista
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.35%) zOS
9 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.61%) Solaris
10 3 (2.61%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.87%) Android
12 1 (0.87%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.87%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.61%) OO
2 25 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.13%) SDLC
4 21 (18.26%) TDD
5 18 (15.65%) Software Engineering
6 17 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 10 (8.70%) Project Management
9 9 (7.83%) OOP
9 9 (7.83%) Migration
9 9 (7.83%) BDD
10 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (6.96%) CRM
10 8 (6.96%) Service Delivery
11 7 (6.09%) Change Control
12 6 (5.22%) Analytics
12 6 (5.22%) OOD
12 6 (5.22%) Validation
13 5 (4.35%) AOP
13 5 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) C++
2 21 (18.26%) SQL
3 15 (13.04%) Java
4 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.57%) Python
6 10 (8.70%) Objective-C
7 7 (6.09%) Embedded C
8 5 (4.35%) Ruby
8 5 (4.35%) REXX
8 5 (4.35%) JCL
9 4 (3.48%) Perl
10 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.61%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.61%) Scala
10 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.87%) Uniface
11 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Degree
2 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) HND
4 2 (1.74%) CCA
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.87%) MCSE
5 1 (0.87%) MCSA
5 1 (0.87%) CCNA
5 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.87%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.87%) GAMP
2 1 (0.87%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) XenApp
2 5 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.61%) Firmware
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.87%) NFS
5 1 (0.87%) Xen
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (12.17%) Oracle
2 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.09%) Citrix
3 7 (6.09%) Google
4 6 (5.22%) AppSense
5 5 (4.35%) Cisco
5 5 (4.35%) IBM
6 4 (3.48%) SAP
7 3 (2.61%) EMC
7 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.61%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (1.74%) Huawei
8 2 (1.74%) VMware
8 2 (1.74%) NetApp
9 1 (0.87%) Lotus
9 1 (0.87%) Apple
9 1 (0.87%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.87%) Informatica
9 1 (0.87%) Serena
9 1 (0.87%) Wonderware
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