Period
to 27 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 April 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
England > North West
6 months to
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 147 102
Rank change year-on-year -14 -45 +22
Contract jobs citing C 50 56 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.86% 1.04% 1.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 2.64% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 85
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +32.81%
10th Percentile £228 £206 £290
90th Percentile £700 £694 £603
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 12
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £44.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.83% +65.86% -27.49%
10th Percentile £14.99 £24.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.35 £49.98 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +10.50%

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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,443 2,118 2,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.26% 39.43% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,678 1,441 1,817
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £255 £250
90th Percentile £544 £513 £513
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 91 106
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.62 £14.75 £13.75
90th Percentile £44.88 £50.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for C in the North West

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in the North West

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the North West over the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in the North West

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in the North West

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the North West over the 6 months to 27 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in the North West

C
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the North West region over the 6 months to 27 April 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
Manchester -22 25 £438 -17.45% 69
Cheshire -8 18 £425 +13.33% 25
Merseyside +8 2 £434 +8.50% 16
Lancashire -12 2 - - 14
C
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 North West region with a requirement for C.

1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) C++
2 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.00%) ITIL
4 9 (18.00%) Java
4 9 (18.00%) Service Management
5 8 (16.00%) Publishing
5 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (16.00%) MCP
5 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (14.00%) SDLC
6 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.00%) Linux
6 7 (14.00%) Python
6 7 (14.00%) .NET
6 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.00%) Migration
6 7 (14.00%) Finance
6 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (10.00%) Ruby
8 5 (10.00%) TDD
9 4 (8.00%) Banking
9 4 (8.00%) Retail
9 4 (8.00%) LabVIEW
9 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.00%) Automotive
9 4 (8.00%) SQL

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.00%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
1 3 (6.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) HTTP
3 2 (4.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.00%) SMS
3 2 (4.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) IDMS
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.00%) LabVIEW
2 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Rational Rose
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 8 (16.00%) Publishing
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Automotive
3 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Law
4 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.00%) Electronics
6 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Development Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.00%) Middleware
2 4 (8.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.00%) Express
3 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.00%) Spring
3 3 (6.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.00%) J2SE
4 2 (4.00%) Java ME
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) Java EE
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.00%) Swing
5 1 (2.00%) Velocity
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) STB
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.00%) Unix
4 2 (4.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) OpenVMS
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (18.00%) Service Management
3 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Migration
4 7 (14.00%) SDLC
5 5 (10.00%) TDD
6 4 (8.00%) BDD
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (8.00%) IT Strategy
6 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Coaching
7 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.00%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (6.00%) Loose Coupling
7 3 (6.00%) Microservices
7 3 (6.00%) Programme Governance
7 3 (6.00%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (6.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) C++
2 9 (18.00%) Java
3 7 (14.00%) Python
4 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.00%) Ruby
6 4 (8.00%) SQL
7 3 (6.00%) C#
7 3 (6.00%) Go
7 3 (6.00%) Groovy
7 3 (6.00%) Java 8
7 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.00%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.00%) Ada
9 1 (2.00%) COBOL
9 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.00%) Fortran
9 1 (2.00%) Perl
9 1 (2.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
1 8 (16.00%) MCP
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) MISRA
1 3 (6.00%) PMO
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.00%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) QEMU
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Avature
5 1 (2.00%) Casewise
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper