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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 60 60
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Contract jobs citing C 13 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.04% 2.40% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.04% 5.90% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 9
Median daily rate £450 £570 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +52.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 258 373 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.44% 40.68% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 282 257
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 3 months to 26 June 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
Warrington +7 4 - -
Knutsford +3 2 £450 - 3
Chester - 1 - - 2
C
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for C.

1 8 (44.44%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) C++
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Confluence
4 4 (22.22%) HTML5
4 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (22.22%) CSS3
4 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 4 (22.22%) Android
4 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 4 (22.22%) Gradle
4 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) Android SDK
4 4 (22.22%) Android Development
4 4 (22.22%) Ionic Framework
4 4 (22.22%) Mobile Development
4 4 (22.22%) Secure Coding
4 4 (22.22%) Android NDK
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) SAP
4 4 (22.22%) Cryptography
5 3 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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 4 (22.22%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP GTS
2 1 (5.56%) SAP HCM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Gradle
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) ProC
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 8 (44.44%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Legal
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Android Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) ETL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) Android NDK
2 4 (22.22%) Android SDK
2 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 4 (22.22%) CSS3
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) HTML5
2 4 (22.22%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (11.11%) VHDL
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Scrum
1 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 4 (22.22%) Android Development
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (22.22%) Cryptography
2 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Development
2 4 (22.22%) Secure Coding
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Cutover Planning
3 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) ATDD
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C++
1 5 (27.78%) Java
1 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) CCNP
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Altera
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle