The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 47 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing C 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.38% 0.38% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.65% 1.15% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £301 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.11% -4.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £365
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
C
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
124 87 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.41% 33.21% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 37 63
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -41.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

C
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Bedfordshire region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Bedfordshire region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -2 4 £400 +33.11% 2
Luton - 1 £220 -
Dunstable - - - -
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C.

1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) Process Management
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 3 (30.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Logistics
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) DNS

C
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) OSPF
1 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Development
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (10.00%) J2EE
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Process Management
1 3 (30.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Logistics
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) WFM
3 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Revenue Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) JDA
3 1 (10.00%) 3Com
3 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (10.00%) RedPrairie
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