Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 131 96
Rank change year-on-year -23 -35 +39
Contract jobs citing C 66 64 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.08% 1.13% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 2.95% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 94
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +7.14% +31.25%
10th Percentile £340 £241 £260
90th Percentile £530 £600 £648
England median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £33.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.31% +173.07%
10th Percentile £25.00 £29.55 £12.68
90th Percentile £116.50 £48.50 £48.08
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year - +8.28% +4.67%

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 2,610 2,172 2,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.56% 38.39% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,781 1,463 1,804
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.45%
10th Percentile £285 £267 £260
90th Percentile £545 £508 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 109 84
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £14.30
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -11 35 £450 - 60
Cheshire -4 21 £361 -19.86% 14
Lancashire -10 4 - - 6
Merseyside +18 3 £417 -12.21% 11
Cumbria -6 1 - - 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 18 (27.27%) C++
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) Java
3 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.67%) .NET
4 11 (16.67%) Finance
4 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (15.15%) Migration
5 10 (15.15%) Web Services
6 9 (13.64%) Linux
6 9 (13.64%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
7 8 (12.12%) C#
7 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
8 7 (10.61%) Windows
8 7 (10.61%) Python
8 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
8 7 (10.61%) SDLC
9 6 (9.09%) Project Management
9 6 (9.09%) LabVIEW
9 6 (9.09%) Law
9 6 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.09%) BDD
9 6 (9.09%) Spring
9 6 (9.09%) TDD
10 5 (7.58%) Retail

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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.58%) Office 365
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.55%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.52%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (7.58%) Firewall
3 4 (6.06%) LAN
3 4 (6.06%) WAN
4 3 (4.55%) Bluetooth
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.55%) Network Security
4 3 (4.55%) VLAN
4 3 (4.55%) VPN
5 2 (3.03%) DMZ
5 2 (3.03%) DNS
5 2 (3.03%) SAN
6 1 (1.52%) RS-422
6 1 (1.52%) Skype
6 1 (1.52%) SMS
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) KDB
4 1 (1.52%) Kdb+
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Power BI
4 1 (1.52%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.52%) QlikView
4 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.52%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.09%) LabVIEW
3 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.55%) Gradle
4 3 (4.55%) JIRA
4 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.03%) Clang
5 2 (3.03%) Selenium
5 2 (3.03%) Xcode
6 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.52%) NUnit
6 1 (1.52%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Law
3 5 (7.58%) Retail
4 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.55%) Automotive
5 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Electronics
6 2 (3.03%) Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Legal
7 1 (1.52%) Publishing
7 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.61%) Software Test Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Architect
4 4 (6.06%) Design Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Development Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Software Design Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Systems Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Android Developer
5 3 (4.55%) Clinical Project Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (15.15%) Web Services
3 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.09%) Spring
5 5 (7.58%) HTML
5 5 (7.58%) HTML5
5 5 (7.58%) REST
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.06%) Middleware
7 3 (4.55%) Android NDK
7 3 (4.55%) Android SDK
7 3 (4.55%) CSS
7 3 (4.55%) CSS3
7 3 (4.55%) Express
7 3 (4.55%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.55%) Ionic Framework
7 3 (4.55%) Spring Boot
8 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.03%) LLVM
8 2 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.03%) iPad
3 2 (3.03%) iPhone
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.52%) Fintech
4 1 (1.52%) PMI
4 1 (1.52%) Robotics
4 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) Unix
4 3 (4.55%) Android
5 2 (3.03%) AIX
5 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Solaris
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (3.03%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.52%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.21%) Software Engineering
3 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (15.15%) Migration
5 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.61%) SDLC
7 6 (9.09%) BDD
7 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.09%) Project Management
7 6 (9.09%) TDD
8 5 (7.58%) Business Analysis
8 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 5 (7.58%) Service Management
9 4 (6.06%) DevOps
9 4 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (6.06%) ITIL
9 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) C++
2 15 (22.73%) Java
3 8 (12.12%) C#
3 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.61%) Python
5 5 (7.58%) Ruby
5 5 (7.58%) SQL
6 3 (4.55%) Go
6 3 (4.55%) Groovy
6 3 (4.55%) Java 8
6 3 (4.55%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.03%) LotusScript
7 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) CCNA
3 3 (4.55%) CCNP
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MCP
4 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) MISRA
1 3 (4.55%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) GDPR
3 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) QEMU
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco
2 3 (4.55%) Juniper
2 3 (4.55%) VMware
3 2 (3.03%) EMC
3 2 (3.03%) Hitachi
3 2 (3.03%) IBM
3 2 (3.03%) Lotus
3 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
3 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.03%) Sun
4 1 (1.52%) Avature
4 1 (1.52%) Casewise
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) WatchGuard