Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 141 148
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 -40
Contract jobs citing C 51 78 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 3.20% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 55
North West median daily rate £475 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +8.97% +20.00%
10th Percentile £288 £320 £293
90th Percentile £625 £555 £525
England median daily rate £456 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +7.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
North West median hourly rate £38.50 £43.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +18.24% +12.98%
10th Percentile £17.43 £24.94 £13.34
90th Percentile £50.03 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +14.71%

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 2220 2436 2737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.16% 37.37% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 1698 1724
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £236
90th Percentile £538 £500 £525
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 63 110
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.53 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -20.74% +20.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.40 £13.45
90th Percentile £51.20 £43.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +17.24%

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 13 December 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 6 months to 13 December 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 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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 +18 28 £500 +17.65% 23
Cheshire +6 14 £425 -15.00% 10
Merseyside +6 4 £475 +295.83%
Cumbria -3 2 - -
Lancashire -19 1 £175 -58.08%
C
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 16 (31.37%) C++
2 13 (25.49%) Java
3 9 (17.65%) HTML
3 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 8 (15.69%) Android
4 8 (15.69%) Windows
4 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) CSS
4 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.69%) Manufacturing
5 7 (13.73%) Finance
5 7 (13.73%) Migration
5 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
5 7 (13.73%) Python
5 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Android Development
6 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.76%) JIRA
6 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 6 (11.76%) Confluence
7 5 (9.80%) Service Management
7 5 (9.80%) Firewall
7 5 (9.80%) Web Services
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) HTML5
7 5 (9.80%) Data Migration
7 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.80%) Android SDK

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 6 (11.76%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) ArchestrA
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.96%) TPMS
3 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Doxygen
1 1 (1.96%) LaTeX
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Infor LN
2 1 (1.96%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) Broadband
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.96%) RS-422
4 1 (1.96%) SAN
4 1 (1.96%) SMS
4 1 (1.96%) SNMP
4 1 (1.96%) TETRA
4 1 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (1.96%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Big Data
1 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) IDMS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.76%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) Gradle
3 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) Subversion
5 2 (3.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (15.69%) Manufacturing
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.84%) Electronics
5 3 (5.88%) Aerospace
5 3 (5.88%) Banking
5 3 (5.88%) Marketing
5 3 (5.88%) Publishing
6 2 (3.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Developer
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Android Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Data Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Programmer
6 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Author
7 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Java Programmer
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) HTML
2 8 (15.69%) CSS
3 5 (9.80%) Android NDK
3 5 (9.80%) Android SDK
3 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.80%) CSS3
3 5 (9.80%) HTML5
3 5 (9.80%) Ionic Framework
3 5 (9.80%) Web Services
4 4 (7.84%) .NET
5 3 (5.88%) J2SE
5 3 (5.88%) Java ME
5 3 (5.88%) XML
6 2 (3.92%) jQuery
6 2 (3.92%) JSON
6 2 (3.92%) REST
6 2 (3.92%) SOAP
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.96%) Middleware
7 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
1 3 (5.88%) STB
2 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) Android
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.96%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
2 7 (13.73%) Android Development
2 7 (13.73%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
2 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.80%) Data Migration
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Service Management
5 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.88%) ERP
6 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.88%) Network Design
6 3 (5.88%) OO
6 3 (5.88%) Open Source
6 3 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) C++
2 13 (25.49%) Java
3 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.73%) Python
5 4 (7.84%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.84%) SQL
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.92%) Ada
7 2 (3.92%) Fortran
7 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) Ada 95
8 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.96%) COBOL
8 1 (1.96%) Pascal
8 1 (1.96%) R
8 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.88%) MCP
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) CCNA
4 1 (1.96%) CCNP
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.96%) MISRA
1 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.96%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) SAP
3 3 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) F5
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.92%) Sage
5 1 (1.96%) Citrix
5 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.96%) Infor
5 1 (1.96%) Juniper
5 1 (1.96%) Serena
5 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.96%) Ubiquiti
5 1 (1.96%) Wonderware