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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 44 35
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9  
Contract jobs citing C 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.60% 0.30% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.21% 0.86% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £625 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +92.30% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £325 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 165 116 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 49.85% 34.83% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 61 48
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% +1.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £14.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £20.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Merseyside

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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
Liverpool +2 2 £625 +92.30% 2
C
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
1 1 (33.33%) Android Development
1 1 (33.33%) Android NDK
1 1 (33.33%) Ionic Framework
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C

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 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) C Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Android NDK
1 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) Ionic Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Android Development
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript