The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 61 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing C 75 60 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.66% 2.22% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.68% 8.45% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 9
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£320 £331 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £214 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £437 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.67% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £38.25 £16.72 £18.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.76% -10.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £15.54 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.34 £20.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%
C
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
775 710 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.47% 26.32% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 379 303
Average daily rate £360 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 80
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.11 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.40% -51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £11.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

C
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
Reading +5 23 £395 +58.00% 18
Newbury +6 17 £290 -27.50% 1
Bracknell -11 10 £320 -14.66%
Slough -3 7 £115 -48.88% 2
C
South East

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 31 (26.50%) C++
2 30 (25.64%) LTE
3 27 (23.08%) Linux
3 27 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 23 (19.66%) Ericsson
5 22 (18.80%) Wireless
5 22 (18.80%) Radio Access Network
6 20 (17.09%) 4G
6 20 (17.09%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (17.09%) WiMAX
7 19 (16.24%) UMTS
8 18 (15.38%) GSM
8 18 (15.38%) 3G
9 17 (14.53%) Software Engineering
10 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
11 13 (11.11%) CDMA2000
11 13 (11.11%) MPLS
11 13 (11.11%) DSL
11 13 (11.11%) Project Management
11 13 (11.11%) GPRS
11 13 (11.11%) SDH
11 13 (11.11%) SQL
11 13 (11.11%) Network Planning
11 13 (11.11%) GPON
11 13 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 13 (11.11%) HSPA
12 12 (10.26%) VoLTE
12 12 (10.26%) Windows
12 12 (10.26%) Embedded C
13 11 (9.40%) Java

C
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (2.56%) Lync
2 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.85%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.85%) Zope
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.85%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) PaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.64%) LTE
2 22 (18.80%) Wireless
2 22 (18.80%) Radio Access Network
3 20 (17.09%) 4G
3 20 (17.09%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (17.09%) WiMAX
4 19 (16.24%) UMTS
5 18 (15.38%) GSM
5 18 (15.38%) 3G
6 13 (11.11%) GPRS
6 13 (11.11%) SDH
6 13 (11.11%) GPON
6 13 (11.11%) CDMA2000
6 13 (11.11%) MPLS
6 13 (11.11%) DSL
6 13 (11.11%) HSPA
7 12 (10.26%) VoLTE
8 10 (8.55%) 2G
9 6 (5.13%) Firewall
9 6 (5.13%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) DB2
2 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.85%) SQLite
4 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.71%) Subversion
4 1 (0.85%) ProC
4 1 (0.85%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.85%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) BitKeeper
General
1 27 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.55%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 3 (2.56%) Electronics
4 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (9.40%) Developer
1 11 (9.40%) Consultant
2 10 (8.55%) Software Engineer
3 9 (7.69%) Architect
4 8 (6.84%) Analyst
5 7 (5.98%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (2.56%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (2.56%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) Programme Manager
8 3 (2.56%) Junior
8 3 (2.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (2.56%) Technical Manager
8 3 (2.56%) Designer
8 3 (2.56%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 2 (1.71%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (1.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) .NET
2 6 (5.13%) Qt
3 5 (4.27%) HTML
4 4 (3.42%) Web Services
4 4 (3.42%) GStreamer
5 3 (2.56%) QML
5 3 (2.56%) HTML5
5 3 (2.56%) Qt Quick
5 3 (2.56%) OpenGL
5 3 (2.56%) APPC
5 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.71%) POSIX
6 2 (1.71%) Ext JS
6 2 (1.71%) CSS
6 2 (1.71%) J2EE
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.85%) WinForms
7 1 (0.85%) XML
7 1 (0.85%) Swing
7 1 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.27%) PKI
3 4 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.42%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.56%) AS400
4 3 (2.56%) STB
4 3 (2.56%) iSeries
5 2 (1.71%) Open Source
5 2 (1.71%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.71%) EMV
5 2 (1.71%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.85%) MPEG
6 1 (0.85%) PMI
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) IVR
6 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.08%) Linux
2 12 (10.26%) Windows
3 8 (6.84%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (6.84%) UNIX
4 7 (5.98%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.42%) Android
5 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.56%) OS/400
6 3 (2.56%) i5/OS
7 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.71%) Debian
7 2 (1.71%) HPUX
7 2 (1.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.85%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.85%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) Software Engineering
2 13 (11.11%) Project Management
2 13 (11.11%) Network Planning
3 11 (9.40%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.84%) OOD
4 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.98%) OO
5 7 (5.98%) Scrum
6 6 (5.13%) Migration
6 6 (5.13%) UML
6 6 (5.13%) ITIL
7 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.27%) Validation
7 5 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.56%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.56%) Test Automation
9 3 (2.56%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (2.56%) Android Development
9 3 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.50%) C++
2 13 (11.11%) SQL
3 12 (10.26%) Embedded C
4 11 (9.40%) Java
5 9 (7.69%) Python
6 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.98%) Perl
6 7 (5.98%) Embedded C++
7 6 (5.13%) C#
8 3 (2.56%) RPG
8 3 (2.56%) COBOL
8 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.56%) Erlang
8 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.71%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.71%) Ruby
9 2 (1.71%) PHP
9 2 (1.71%) Pascal
9 2 (1.71%) PL/1
9 2 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.56%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.56%) Degree
3 3 (2.56%) MCSE
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.71%) PMP
4 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) HP APS
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) ISO 8583
1 2 (1.71%) QA
1 2 (1.71%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.85%) GCP
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) PowerHA
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.56%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.71%) SELinux
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.85%) Netcool
4 1 (0.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.85%) Netcool/Proviso
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (19.66%) Ericsson
2 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.40%) Huawei
4 10 (8.55%) Oracle
5 9 (7.69%) Nokia
5 9 (7.69%) Amdocs
5 9 (7.69%) Cramer
5 9 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (4.27%) IBM
6 5 (4.27%) HP
7 4 (3.42%) Fujitsu
8 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.56%) NetIQ
8 3 (2.56%) Cisco
8 3 (2.56%) Avaya
8 3 (2.56%) Juniper
9 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.71%) VMware
10 1 (0.85%) Websense
10 1 (0.85%) Computacenter
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