Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 78 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing C 22 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.77% 1.20% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.30% 3.60% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 4
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.22% -19.05% +35.05%
10th Percentile £344 £413 £430
90th Percentile £375 £535 £601
North West median daily rate £375 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -21.05% +11.76% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% -14.44% +21.62%

C is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 512 445 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.09% 33.31% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 307 343
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
90th Percentile £500 £543 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +31.96% +38.57%
10th Percentile £20.63 £26.00 £11.95
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £35.48
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +18.52% -8.78%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for C in Cheshire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Cheshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Cheshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Cheshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +13 18 £365 - 1
Chester +3 2 - - 1
Warrington -5 2 - - 10
C
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for C.

1 17 (77.27%) C++
1 17 (77.27%) HTML
1 17 (77.27%) Java
1 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
1 17 (77.27%) CSS
1 17 (77.27%) Android
1 17 (77.27%) Git (software)
1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
1 17 (77.27%) Unit Testing
1 17 (77.27%) Gradle
1 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
1 17 (77.27%) Android Development
2 16 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (72.73%) Android SDK
2 16 (72.73%) Android NDK
2 16 (72.73%) CSS3
2 16 (72.73%) AngularJS
2 16 (72.73%) Confluence
2 16 (72.73%) HTML5
2 16 (72.73%) Cryptography
2 16 (72.73%) JIRA
2 16 (72.73%) Ionic Framework
2 16 (72.73%) Secure Coding
3 6 (27.27%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
5 2 (9.09%) Automotive
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 16 (72.73%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Git (software)
1 17 (77.27%) Gradle
1 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
2 16 (72.73%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) ER Studio
3 1 (4.55%) ERwin
3 1 (4.55%) Xcode
3 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
3 2 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 16 (72.73%) Android Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior iOS Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) CSS
1 17 (77.27%) HTML
2 16 (72.73%) Android NDK
2 16 (72.73%) Android SDK
2 16 (72.73%) AngularJS
2 16 (72.73%) CSS3
2 16 (72.73%) HTML5
2 16 (72.73%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Android Development
1 17 (77.27%) Test Automation
1 17 (77.27%) Unit Testing
2 16 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (72.73%) Cryptography
2 16 (72.73%) Secure Coding
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
4 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Scrum
4 1 (4.55%) TDD
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C++
1 17 (77.27%) Java
1 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Embedded C
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Apple Swift
3 1 (4.55%) Kotlin
3 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) IBM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle