The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing C 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% 1.47% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 3.60% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 103 139 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 31.99% 41.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 109 45
Median daily rate £350 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.25
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Merseyside

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Merseyside

C
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Merseyside 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
Wirral - 1 £375 -
C
North West

C
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for C.

1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (20.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) NGN
2 1 (20.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NGN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) C Developer
1 1 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Nortel
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy