Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 147 130
Rank change year-on-year +3 -17 -29
Contract jobs citing C 58 62 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.07% 1.01% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.69% 2.69% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 62
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +28.13%
10th Percentile £256 £320 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £525
England median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 17
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +21.62% +2.78%
10th Percentile £17.43 £14.13 £13.68
90th Percentile £47.75 £50.00 £43.20
England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +14.29%

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 2,157 2,302 2,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.91% 37.57% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,604 1,774
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £238
90th Percentile £540 £525 £526
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 61 119
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £38.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +4.05% +13.71%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £48.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +17 35 £500 - 64
Cheshire +20 14 £425 -19.05% 18
Merseyside +8 3 £375 +37.61% 7
Cumbria -3 2 - - 1
Lancashire -9 1 - - 12
C
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for C.

1 14 (24.14%) C++
2 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.97%) ITIL
3 11 (18.97%) Java
4 10 (17.24%) Python
4 10 (17.24%) Service Management
5 9 (15.52%) Linux
6 8 (13.79%) MCP
6 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
6 8 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
6 8 (13.79%) Migration
6 8 (13.79%) Manufacturing
6 8 (13.79%) Publishing
6 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.07%) Finance
8 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
8 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 6 (10.34%) HTML
8 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.62%) Android
9 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
9 5 (8.62%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.62%) C#
9 5 (8.62%) .NET
9 5 (8.62%) Oracle
9 5 (8.62%) CSS

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 (5.17%) Apache Spark
1 3 (5.17%) Confluence
2 2 (3.45%) TPMS
3 1 (1.72%) ArchestrA
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Doxygen
1 1 (1.72%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Firewall
2 3 (5.17%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.45%) SMS
3 2 (3.45%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.72%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.72%) TETRA
4 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.72%) VLAN
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
4 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Big Data
1 4 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.45%) IDMS
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Subversion
3 2 (3.45%) Gradle
3 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) JUnit
3 2 (3.45%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.72%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (13.79%) Manufacturing
1 8 (13.79%) Publishing
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Aerospace
3 4 (6.90%) Electronics
3 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.17%) Automotive
4 3 (5.17%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Analyst
2 11 (18.97%) Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Programmer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Android Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Data Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Embedded Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Ada Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) HTML
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) CSS
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) J2SE
4 3 (5.17%) Java ME
5 2 (3.45%) Android NDK
5 2 (3.45%) Android SDK
5 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.45%) CSS3
5 2 (3.45%) HTML5
5 2 (3.45%) Ionic Framework
5 2 (3.45%) jQuery
5 2 (3.45%) JSON
5 2 (3.45%) Middleware
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) STB
3 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Linux
3 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.62%) Android
4 5 (8.62%) Unix
5 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.45%) OpenVMS
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.45%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Service Management
3 8 (13.79%) Migration
4 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.62%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.90%) Android Development
7 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.90%) ERP
7 4 (6.90%) Programme Management
7 4 (6.90%) TDD
7 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.17%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.17%) OO
8 3 (5.17%) Open Source
8 3 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) C++
2 11 (18.97%) Java
3 10 (17.24%) Python
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.62%) C#
6 4 (6.90%) Embedded C
6 4 (6.90%) SQL
7 3 (5.17%) Ada
7 3 (5.17%) Fortran
8 2 (3.45%) COBOL
8 2 (3.45%) Pascal
8 2 (3.45%) Ruby
8 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.72%) R
9 1 (1.72%) Scala
9 1 (1.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
1 8 (13.79%) MCP
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) CCNA
4 1 (1.72%) CCNP
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) PMO
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.72%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.72%) MISRA
2 1 (1.72%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
2 2 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.72%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Google
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco
4 2 (3.45%) F5
4 2 (3.45%) Fujitsu
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.45%) Sage
5 1 (1.72%) Casewise
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) Infor
5 1 (1.72%) Juniper
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.72%) Ubiquiti
5 1 (1.72%) Wonderware