The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 31 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing C 14 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.81% 1.94% 4.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.14% 8.51% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £395 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £395 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £395 £724
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
Programming Languages Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
172 47 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 46.87% 22.82% 31.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 24 73
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £395 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £33.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
North East

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

C
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Tyne and Wear region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Tyne and Wear region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

C
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 14 £400 +1.26% 15
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
C
North East

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) .NET
3 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 9 (30.00%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) C++
3 9 (30.00%) COBOL
3 9 (30.00%) SAS
3 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 9 (30.00%) PL/1
3 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (30.00%) Curam
4 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (20.00%) Network Design
6 6 (20.00%) LAN
6 6 (20.00%) WAN
7 5 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) Borland
8 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (13.33%) StarTeam
9 3 (10.00%) HP
10 2 (6.67%) Windows
10 2 (6.67%) Linux
10 2 (6.67%) MS Office
10 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (3.33%) Software Distribution

C
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (30.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) WAN
1 6 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Security Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (23.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) Network Design
5 5 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) PDM
6 1 (3.33%) Information Management
6 1 (3.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.33%) Software Distribution
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) C++
2 9 (30.00%) COBOL
2 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
2 9 (30.00%) PL/1
3 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) GPEN
2 1 (3.33%) OSCP
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
2 1 (3.33%) GIAC
2 1 (3.33%) CEH
2 1 (3.33%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
1 9 (30.00%) Curam
2 4 (13.33%) Borland
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft