Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 107 126
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19 -2
Contract jobs citing C 38 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.22% 1.05% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 2.48% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 20
Manchester median daily rate £370 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +17.65% +20.14%
10th Percentile £301 £404 £190
90th Percentile £488 £605 £555
North West median daily rate £375 £475 £420
% change year-on-year -21.05% +13.10% +7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Manchester median hourly rate £41.75 £38.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.44% -7.78% +11.33%
10th Percentile £34.03 £17.43 £11.94
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.38 £46.88
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -0.62% -1.83% +10.81%

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 1,420 1,249 1,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 45.44% 42.48% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 881 978
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £263
90th Percentile £560 £531 £508
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 25
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +48.94% -33.80%
10th Percentile £16.88 £11.75 £14.05
90th Percentile £41.73 £47.40 £42.85
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.01
% change year-on-year -12.50% +28.98% -17.30%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +5 4 - - 3
Stockport - 3 £325 - 3
C
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 16 (42.11%) C++
2 13 (34.21%) Software Engineering
3 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) Scrum
5 9 (23.68%) Linux
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
7 5 (13.16%) Law
7 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
8 4 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (10.53%) Windows
8 4 (10.53%) LabVIEW
8 4 (10.53%) Multithreaded Programming
8 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (7.89%) DevOps
9 3 (7.89%) Military
9 3 (7.89%) Aerospace
9 3 (7.89%) Automotive
9 3 (7.89%) ArcGIS
9 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
9 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.89%) System Testing

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 3 (7.89%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) RS-232
1 1 (2.63%) RS-485
1 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Power BI
1 1 (2.63%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (2.63%) QlikView
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) LabVIEW
2 2 (5.26%) Clang
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) Xcode
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.16%) Law
2 3 (7.89%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.89%) Automotive
2 3 (7.89%) Military
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Software Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.53%) C Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) C++ Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Clinical Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Support Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
1 2 (5.26%) HTML5
1 2 (5.26%) LLVM
1 2 (5.26%) REST
1 2 (5.26%) WCF
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
3 2 (5.26%) iPhone
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.63%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Software Engineering
2 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (10.53%) Multithreaded Programming
6 4 (10.53%) Multithreading
6 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) DevOps
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Cross-Platform Development
8 2 (5.26%) iOS Development
8 2 (5.26%) Migration
8 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) TDD
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C++
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) GDPR
1 1 (2.63%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco
2 1 (2.63%) Google