Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 140 127
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 +15
Contract jobs citing C 68 62 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.15% 1.06% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.70% 2.83% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 75
North West median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £341 £246 £305
90th Percentile £519 £625 £642
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £50.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.91% +18.24% +14.86%
10th Percentile £20.63 £39.25 £12.38
90th Percentile £104.38 £53.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +2.56%

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 2,518 2,193 2,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.45% 37.62% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,723 1,485 1,789
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £293 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £508 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 68
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +35.96% -22.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.34 £43.23
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% +2.74%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -6 36 £450 - 89
Cheshire -2 20 £363 -19.42% 27
Lancashire -4 6 £375 +114.29% 13
Merseyside +11 3 £405 -14.74% 21
Cumbria -8 1 - - 3
C
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 24 (35.29%) C++
2 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.00%) Java
4 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
5 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
6 12 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
8 10 (14.71%) HTML
8 10 (14.71%) C#
8 10 (14.71%) Web Services
8 10 (14.71%) Linux
8 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
9 9 (13.24%) .NET
9 9 (13.24%) Scrum
9 9 (13.24%) HTML5
9 9 (13.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (11.76%) Confluence
10 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
10 8 (11.76%) Finance
10 8 (11.76%) CSS
10 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
11 7 (10.29%) CSS3
11 7 (10.29%) Android SDK
11 7 (10.29%) Android Development
11 7 (10.29%) Android NDK
11 7 (10.29%) Secure Coding
11 7 (10.29%) Ionic Framework
11 7 (10.29%) Gradle

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 (11.76%) Confluence
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Firewall
2 5 (7.35%) LAN
2 5 (7.35%) WAN
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.88%) VLAN
3 4 (5.88%) VPN
4 3 (4.41%) DMZ
4 3 (4.41%) DNS
4 3 (4.41%) Network Security
4 3 (4.41%) SAN
4 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.47%) DHCP
5 1 (1.47%) ISDN
5 1 (1.47%) PSTN
5 1 (1.47%) SSL
5 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.47%) VoIP
5 1 (1.47%) WAAS
5 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) KDB
3 1 (1.47%) Kdb+
3 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Power BI
3 1 (1.47%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.47%) QlikView
3 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.29%) Gradle
2 7 (10.29%) JIRA
3 4 (5.88%) LabVIEW
4 3 (4.41%) Selenium
5 2 (2.94%) Clang
5 2 (2.94%) Xcode
6 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.47%) NUnit
6 1 (1.47%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Law
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Android Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Development Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Clinical Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Support Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
1 10 (14.71%) HTML
1 10 (14.71%) Web Services
2 9 (13.24%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) HTML5
3 8 (11.76%) CSS
4 7 (10.29%) Android NDK
4 7 (10.29%) Android SDK
4 7 (10.29%) CSS3
4 7 (10.29%) Ionic Framework
5 5 (7.35%) REST
6 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.41%) Spring
7 2 (2.94%) LLVM
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.94%) WCF
8 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.47%) Java EE
8 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.94%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) iPhone
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) Fintech
4 1 (1.47%) PMI
4 1 (1.47%) Robotics
4 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Android
3 5 (7.35%) Windows
4 4 (5.88%) Unix
5 2 (2.94%) AIX
5 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Solaris
5 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (2.94%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.47%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
3 12 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (13.24%) Scrum
6 7 (10.29%) Android Development
6 7 (10.29%) Cryptography
6 7 (10.29%) Migration
6 7 (10.29%) Secure Coding
6 7 (10.29%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Project Management
8 5 (7.35%) Business Analysis
8 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.35%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
9 4 (5.88%) Multithreading
9 4 (5.88%) Service Management
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) C++
2 17 (25.00%) Java
3 10 (14.71%) C#
3 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.35%) SQL
5 4 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.94%) LotusScript
6 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) VB
7 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) CCNA
2 3 (4.41%) CCNP
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) GDPR
1 2 (2.94%) PMO
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco
3 3 (4.41%) Juniper
4 2 (2.94%) EMC
4 2 (2.94%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.94%) IBM
4 2 (2.94%) Lotus
4 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.94%) Sun
5 1 (1.47%) Brocade
5 1 (1.47%) Casewise
5 1 (1.47%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) Meraki
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) WatchGuard