Period
to 16 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 152 156
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -47
Contract jobs citing C 58 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 0.99% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% 2.47% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 37
North West median daily rate £375 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +14.71% +8.97%
10th Percentile £344 £348 £325
90th Percentile £512 £625 £600
England median daily rate £460 £475 £448
% change year-on-year -3.16% +6.15% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 14
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £17.43 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.23% -58.99% +19.72%
10th Percentile £14.95 £15.49 £16.74
90th Percentile £52.25 £43.40 £49.93
England median hourly rate £43.13 £41.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.92% +1.22% +4.46%

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 2,295 2,150 2,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.26% 40.19% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,602 1,482 1,569
North West median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £269 £263
90th Percentile £575 £546 £525
England median daily rate £485 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 72
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% -2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.22 £14.75
90th Percentile £48.54 £49.00 £49.65
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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
Cheshire +6 17 £375 -11.76% 21
Manchester -26 17 £370 -26.00% 81
Lancashire -13 11 £400 - 14
Merseyside -6 7 £525 +10.42% 9
Cumbria 0 4 - - 4
C
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 21 (36.21%) C++
2 16 (27.59%) HTML
2 16 (27.59%) CSS
2 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
3 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
3 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
4 12 (20.69%) Java
4 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.97%) Confluence
5 11 (18.97%) Gradle
5 11 (18.97%) Android
5 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
5 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
5 11 (18.97%) JIRA
5 11 (18.97%) Android Development
6 10 (17.24%) Android SDK
6 10 (17.24%) Secure Coding
6 10 (17.24%) Android NDK
6 10 (17.24%) Ionic Framework
6 10 (17.24%) HTML5
6 10 (17.24%) CSS3
6 10 (17.24%) AngularJS
6 10 (17.24%) Cryptography
6 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 9 (15.52%) Scrum
8 8 (13.79%) C#
9 7 (12.07%) .NET
9 7 (12.07%) Windows

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 11 (18.97%) Confluence
2 3 (5.17%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.72%) WinCC
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.17%) Workday HCM
3 2 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) IaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) PaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Route 53
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Serverless
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) DNS
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) DHCP
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.45%) LAN
2 2 (3.45%) VPN
2 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) DMZ
3 1 (1.72%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.72%) ICMP
3 1 (1.72%) IPsec
3 1 (1.72%) ISDN
3 1 (1.72%) MPLS
3 1 (1.72%) OSPF
3 1 (1.72%) PSTN
3 1 (1.72%) SSL
3 1 (1.72%) VoIP
3 1 (1.72%) Wireless
3 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) DataStage
3 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.97%) Gradle
2 11 (18.97%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) LabVIEW
3 2 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.45%) PVCS
3 2 (3.45%) Rational Statemate
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.72%) Babel
4 1 (1.72%) ER Studio
4 1 (1.72%) ERwin
4 1 (1.72%) GitLab
4 1 (1.72%) ProC
4 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.72%) Xcode
4 1 (1.72%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (12.07%) Banking
2 6 (10.34%) Aerospace
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Law
3 5 (8.62%) Automotive
4 4 (6.90%) Retail
5 3 (5.17%) Electronics
5 3 (5.17%) Military
6 2 (3.45%) Avionics
6 2 (3.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 11 (18.97%) Software Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Android Developer
4 6 (10.34%) C Software Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.62%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Architect
6 3 (5.17%) CRM Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Software Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) CSS
1 16 (27.59%) HTML
2 10 (17.24%) Android NDK
2 10 (17.24%) Android SDK
2 10 (17.24%) AngularJS
2 10 (17.24%) CSS3
2 10 (17.24%) HTML5
2 10 (17.24%) Ionic Framework
3 7 (12.07%) .NET
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.62%) XHTML
4 5 (8.62%) XML
5 1 (1.72%) Express
5 1 (1.72%) Jest
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
5 1 (1.72%) Qt
5 1 (1.72%) Qt Quick
5 1 (1.72%) Socket.IO
5 1 (1.72%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) CPLD
3 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) SCADA
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Verilog
3 1 (1.72%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Android
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Windows
3 3 (5.17%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Unix
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
2 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
3 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.97%) Android Development
4 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
5 10 (17.24%) Cryptography
5 10 (17.24%) Secure Coding
6 9 (15.52%) Scrum
7 6 (10.34%) CRM
7 6 (10.34%) SDLC
7 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.62%) MVC
8 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.62%) Project Management
8 5 (8.62%) Web Development
9 4 (6.90%) Change Management
9 4 (6.90%) DevOps
9 4 (6.90%) System Testing
10 3 (5.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) C++
2 12 (20.69%) Java
2 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.79%) C#
4 6 (10.34%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) VB.NET
5 5 (8.62%) Embedded C
5 5 (8.62%) VB
5 5 (8.62%) VB6
6 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.45%) AWK
7 2 (3.45%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.45%) Korn
7 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.45%) sed
8 1 (1.72%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.72%) Python
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Degree
4 2 (3.45%) HND
5 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
5 1 (1.72%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Def Stans
1 1 (1.72%) IEC 61131
1 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.72%) MISRA
1 1 (1.72%) MISRA C
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.72%) Firmware
1 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) EnCase
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Workday
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco
4 2 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Brocade
5 1 (1.72%) Cellebrite
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Meraki
5 1 (1.72%) Rockwell
5 1 (1.72%) Siemens
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds