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 3 months to 29 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 91 106
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15  
Contract jobs citing C 32 79 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.96% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 5.63% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 45 30
Median daily rate £450 £420 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.45 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.30% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +8.97% +6.84%  

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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1087 1404 1246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 38.88% 34.91% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 905 782
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 41 28
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +6.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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
Manchester +14 16 £450 +2.85% 14
Cheshire +15 10 £375 -25.00% 7
Lancashire -19 3 - - 2
Merseyside -3 1 £775 +109.45% 2
C
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 North West region with a requirement for C.

1 14 (25.00%) Finance
1 14 (25.00%) Java
2 12 (21.43%) SAP
2 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 11 (19.64%) Manufacturing
4 10 (17.86%) Electronics
4 10 (17.86%) Programme Management
4 10 (17.86%) C++
5 9 (16.07%) SQL
5 9 (16.07%) UML
5 9 (16.07%) Python
5 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
5 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
5 9 (16.07%) Hadoop
5 9 (16.07%) Open Source
5 9 (16.07%) Big Data
6 8 (14.29%) Apache Spark
6 8 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (14.29%) Marketing
6 8 (14.29%) Linux
6 8 (14.29%) Embedded C
7 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (12.50%) Perl
7 7 (12.50%) Google
7 7 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (10.71%) DV Cleared

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 8 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (5.36%) SAP GTS
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.79%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.79%) DLNA
2 1 (1.79%) NGN
2 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.79%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) Big Data
1 9 (16.07%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (8.93%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (8.93%) VectorCAST
3 2 (3.57%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.57%) Gradle
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) Hudson
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) ProC
4 1 (1.79%) Toad
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Manufacturing
3 10 (17.86%) Electronics
4 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
5 8 (14.29%) Marketing
6 6 (10.71%) Avionics
7 5 (8.93%) Banking
7 5 (8.93%) Legal
8 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
9 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (3.57%) Military
10 1 (1.79%) Italian Language
10 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) Data Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Consultant
3 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Big Data Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Hadoop Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.57%) C Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Chief Information Officer
6 2 (3.57%) CIO
6 2 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) CSS
2 3 (5.36%) HTML
2 3 (5.36%) Middleware
2 3 (5.36%) Qt
3 2 (3.57%) CSS3
3 2 (3.57%) EJB
3 2 (3.57%) HTML5
3 2 (3.57%) Java EE
3 2 (3.57%) JMS
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.79%) COM
4 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.79%) Java SE
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) Spring
4 1 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.57%) MPEG
3 2 (3.57%) VHDL
4 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.79%) Life Science
4 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Unix
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 10 (17.86%) Programme Management
3 9 (16.07%) Open Source
3 9 (16.07%) UML
4 8 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) HOOD
7 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Scrum
7 5 (8.93%) SDLC
7 5 (8.93%) TDD
8 4 (7.14%) BDD
8 4 (7.14%) Hazard Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) OO
9 3 (5.36%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) C++
3 9 (16.07%) Python
3 9 (16.07%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) Embedded C
5 7 (12.50%) Perl
6 5 (8.93%) Ada
7 4 (7.14%) C#
8 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.79%) F#
10 1 (1.79%) JCL
10 1 (1.79%) Scala
10 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ECDL
5 1 (1.79%) HND
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) OCMJD
5 1 (1.79%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.79%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO26262
1 2 (3.57%) MISRA
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) SAP
2 7 (12.50%) Google
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Altera
4 3 (5.36%) Nortel
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) EMC
5 2 (3.57%) Huawei
5 2 (3.57%) Wyse
6 1 (1.79%) Avaya
6 1 (1.79%) CA
6 1 (1.79%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Pega
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.79%) Sun
6 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
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