Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 63 83
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -14
Contract jobs citing C 24 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.85% 1.46% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 3.63% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 27
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £450 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.86% -21.05% +52.00%
10th Percentile £320 £223 £311
90th Percentile £544 £475 £711
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £13.00
North West median hourly rate £28.75 £45.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -36.11% +67.72% -27.49%

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 581 441 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 44.86% 40.13% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 329 541
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £520 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £39.98 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.45% +91.36% -9.17%
10th Percentile £23.50 £30.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £54.50 £37.13
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +2.86%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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 6 months to 24 May 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 -5 6 - - 1
Chester -2 2 £300 +9.09% 4
Warrington -6 2 £538 - 9
C
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 11 (45.83%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) Migration
3 8 (33.33%) C++
4 7 (29.17%) .NET
4 7 (29.17%) Python
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
6 5 (20.83%) SDLC
6 5 (20.83%) Middleware
6 5 (20.83%) Spring
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Ruby
6 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.67%) DevOps
7 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.50%) Java 8
8 3 (12.50%) Programme Governance
8 3 (12.50%) Remediation Plan
8 3 (12.50%) IT Strategy
8 3 (12.50%) Microservices
8 3 (12.50%) Go
8 3 (12.50%) OpenShift
8 3 (12.50%) TypeScript
8 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.50%) Loose Coupling
8 3 (12.50%) Spring Boot

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 3 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) Network Security
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
1 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.33%) Rational Rose
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Development Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
2 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
2 5 (20.83%) Middleware
2 5 (20.83%) Spring
3 3 (12.50%) Express
3 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 3 (12.50%) Spring Boot
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.33%) REST
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (4.17%) J2SE
5 1 (4.17%) Java ME
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) PMI
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (12.50%) IT Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.50%) Loose Coupling
6 3 (12.50%) Microservices
6 3 (12.50%) Programme Governance
6 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.50%) Remediation Plan
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) Ruby
5 3 (12.50%) Go
5 3 (12.50%) Groovy
5 3 (12.50%) Java 8
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 2 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) LotusScript
6 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.17%) Ada
7 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CCNA
1 3 (12.50%) CCNP
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) QEMU
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco
1 3 (12.50%) Juniper
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
1 3 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) Casewise
2 2 (8.33%) Lotus
3 1 (4.17%) HP