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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 69 54
Rank change year-on-year +23 -15  
Contract jobs citing C 9 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.69% 1.12% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.27% 2.69% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £325 £303 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -25.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £303 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £436 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

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 211 409 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 39.51% 41.69% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 262 217
Median daily rate £413 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Ellesmere Port - 3 - -
Chester - 2 £275 -
Warrington +26 1 - - 1
C
North West

C
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 4 (36.36%) SAP
1 4 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Altera
2 3 (27.27%) SAP GTS
2 3 (27.27%) Cutover Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Legal
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) VHDL
3 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Xilinx
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) SAP HCM
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP GTS
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (9.09%) SAP HCM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) ProC
1 1 (9.09%) Toad
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) FPGA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP HCM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Cutover Planning
1 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) ATDD
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Altera
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Xilinx
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