Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 150 129
Rank change year-on-year +11 -21 +10
Contract jobs citing C 78 49 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 0.85% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% 2.24% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 66
North West median daily rate £375 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +13.10% +8.39%
10th Percentile £340 £290 £300
90th Percentile £481 £585 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £39.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.23% -5.39% +12.84%
10th Percentile £12.28 £17.43 £24.94
90th Percentile £42.18 £50.45 £46.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

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 2,531 2,184 2,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.59% 38.10% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,747 1,497 1,750
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £553 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £451 £425
% change year-on-year +5.32% +6.12% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 81 61
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +35.48% -21.27%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £46.90 £51.71 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +2 37 £373 -25.50% 83
Cheshire +10 24 £365 -14.22% 19
Merseyside +4 7 £495 +4.21% 11
Lancashire -13 6 £400 +128.57% 10
Cumbria -3 1 - - 2
C
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 32 (41.03%) C++
2 22 (28.21%) HTML
3 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 20 (25.64%) CSS
5 19 (24.36%) Java
5 19 (24.36%) Unit Testing
5 19 (24.36%) Jenkins
6 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 18 (23.08%) Confluence
6 18 (23.08%) HTML5
7 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
7 17 (21.79%) Git (software)
7 17 (21.79%) Android
7 17 (21.79%) JIRA
7 17 (21.79%) Software Engineering
7 17 (21.79%) Gradle
7 17 (21.79%) Android Development
8 16 (20.51%) Android NDK
8 16 (20.51%) Android SDK
8 16 (20.51%) Ionic Framework
8 16 (20.51%) Secure Coding
8 16 (20.51%) Cryptography
8 16 (20.51%) CSS3
9 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (14.10%) Scrum
10 11 (14.10%) Linux
10 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.54%) Finance
12 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery

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 18 (23.08%) Confluence
2 3 (3.85%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.56%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.85%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.28%) IaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) PaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Route 53
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Serverless
2 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Firewall
2 4 (5.13%) DNS
3 3 (3.85%) DMZ
3 3 (3.85%) SAN
3 3 (3.85%) VLAN
3 3 (3.85%) VPN
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.56%) LAN
4 2 (2.56%) WAN
5 1 (1.28%) DHCP
5 1 (1.28%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.28%) ICMP
5 1 (1.28%) ISDN
5 1 (1.28%) MPLS
5 1 (1.28%) OSPF
5 1 (1.28%) PSTN
5 1 (1.28%) SSL
5 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.28%) VoIP
5 1 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) DataStage
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) Power BI
2 1 (1.28%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.28%) QlikView
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (24.36%) Jenkins
2 17 (21.79%) Git (software)
2 17 (21.79%) Gradle
2 17 (21.79%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) LabVIEW
4 3 (3.85%) Xcode
5 2 (2.56%) Clang
5 2 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) ER Studio
6 1 (1.28%) ERwin
6 1 (1.28%) GitLab
6 1 (1.28%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.28%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Law
3 6 (7.69%) Banking
4 5 (6.41%) Aerospace
4 5 (6.41%) Automotive
5 4 (5.13%) Retail
6 3 (3.85%) Legal
6 3 (3.85%) Military
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (1.28%) German Language
7 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Developer
2 16 (20.51%) Android Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Architect
4 6 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Software Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Support Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) HTML
2 20 (25.64%) CSS
3 18 (23.08%) HTML5
4 17 (21.79%) AngularJS
5 16 (20.51%) Android NDK
5 16 (20.51%) Android SDK
5 16 (20.51%) CSS3
5 16 (20.51%) Ionic Framework
6 4 (5.13%) .NET
6 4 (5.13%) Web Services
7 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.85%) XHTML
7 3 (3.85%) XML
8 2 (2.56%) LLVM
8 2 (2.56%) REST
8 2 (2.56%) WCF
9 1 (1.28%) Spring
9 1 (1.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.85%) User Experience
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.56%) iPad
3 2 (2.56%) iPhone
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.28%) Fintech
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Android
2 11 (14.10%) Linux
3 8 (10.26%) Windows
4 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.56%) AIX
5 2 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Solaris
5 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.56%) Unix
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (2.56%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.28%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (24.36%) Unit Testing
3 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 17 (21.79%) Android Development
4 17 (21.79%) Software Engineering
5 16 (20.51%) Cryptography
5 16 (20.51%) Secure Coding
6 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.10%) Scrum
8 8 (10.26%) Project Management
8 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (6.41%) SDLC
11 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.13%) CRM
11 4 (5.13%) DevOps
11 4 (5.13%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (5.13%) Multithreaded Programming
11 4 (5.13%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) C++
2 20 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 19 (24.36%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) C#
5 3 (3.85%) Embedded C
5 3 (3.85%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.85%) SQL
5 3 (3.85%) VB
5 3 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.85%) VB6
6 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.28%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby
7 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.28%) CCNA
3 1 (1.28%) CCNP
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco
2 3 (3.85%) IBM
2 3 (3.85%) Workday
3 2 (2.56%) EMC
3 2 (2.56%) Hitachi
3 2 (2.56%) Palo Alto
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.56%) Sun
4 1 (1.28%) Brocade
4 1 (1.28%) Google
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) Juniper
4 1 (1.28%) Meraki
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.28%) VMware