Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 21 August 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 106 115
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 +7
Contract jobs citing C 36 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.11% 1.04% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 2.52% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 23
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +47.83%
10th Percentile £350 £343 £203
90th Percentile £554 £600 £711
North West median daily rate £375 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Manchester median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £37.25 £22.05
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.75 £48.25
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +20.00%

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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,494 1,189 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.91% 41.28% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,036 800 852
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £256
90th Percentile £550 £513 £519
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 47 20
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £45.25
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +40.35% -24.00%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for C in Manchester

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Manchester

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Manchester

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Manchester

C
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Bolton +7 4 - - 4
Wigan - 1 - - 1
C
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Manchester region with a requirement for C.

1 11 (30.56%) C++
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (19.44%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) C#
6 6 (16.67%) .NET
6 6 (16.67%) Web Services
6 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (11.11%) LabVIEW
7 4 (11.11%) Finance
7 4 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (8.33%) REST
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.33%) Project Management
8 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.56%) HTML
9 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.56%) Law
9 2 (5.56%) Xcode
9 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
9 2 (5.56%) Retail
9 2 (5.56%) TDD

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) RS-232
1 1 (2.78%) RS-485
1 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.78%) KDB
1 1 (2.78%) Kdb+
1 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.78%) Power BI
1 1 (2.78%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (2.78%) QlikView
1 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) LabVIEW
2 2 (5.56%) Clang
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) Xcode
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) NUnit
3 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Developer
1 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Development Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Clinical Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Software Design Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Support Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Manager
5 2 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) iOS Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Support
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) HTML5
3 2 (5.56%) LLVM
3 2 (5.56%) WCF
4 1 (2.78%) Kafka
4 1 (2.78%) Swagger
4 1 (2.78%) Velocity
4 1 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) iPad
2 2 (5.56%) iPhone
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (19.44%) Scrum
4 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) iOS Development
7 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) TDD
8 1 (2.78%) Decision-Making
8 1 (2.78%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 1 (2.78%) Matrix Management
8 1 (2.78%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) C++
2 6 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.78%) GDPR
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Avature
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) SAP