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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 70 72 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing C 64 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.22% 2.15% 1.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.47% 8.15% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 10
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£299 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.48% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £126 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £15.99 £14.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.21% +9.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.40 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £16.57 £16.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +4.76%
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
756 736 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.24% 26.41% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 397 300
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £438 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 47
Average hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.39 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £40.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Bracknell +2 13 £300 -11.11% 5
Newbury -10 12 £290 -13.43% 7
Reading +3 11 £500 +173.97% 23
Slough +5 9 - - 11
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
C
South East

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 36 (31.30%) Linux
2 30 (26.09%) LTE
3 26 (22.61%) C++
4 24 (20.87%) 3G
5 23 (20.00%) Wireless
5 23 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 23 (20.00%) WiMAX
6 21 (18.26%) Wi-Fi
6 21 (18.26%) 4G
7 20 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
8 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
8 19 (16.52%) Ericsson
9 18 (15.65%) UMTS
10 17 (14.78%) GSM
10 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
11 16 (13.91%) Windows
12 15 (13.04%) Software Engineering
13 14 (12.17%) Finance
14 13 (11.30%) Embedded C
15 12 (10.43%) CDMA2000
15 12 (10.43%) MPLS
15 12 (10.43%) DSL
15 12 (10.43%) Java
15 12 (10.43%) SQL
15 12 (10.43%) SDH
15 12 (10.43%) GPRS
15 12 (10.43%) Network Planning
15 12 (10.43%) HSPA
15 12 (10.43%) Windows 7
15 12 (10.43%) GPON

C
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.87%) Lync
2 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.87%) JBoss
2 1 (0.87%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.87%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.87%) HFM
2 1 (0.87%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
1 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.09%) LTE
2 24 (20.87%) 3G
3 23 (20.00%) Wireless
3 23 (20.00%) WiMAX
4 21 (18.26%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (18.26%) 4G
5 20 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
6 18 (15.65%) UMTS
7 17 (14.78%) GSM
8 12 (10.43%) CDMA2000
8 12 (10.43%) MPLS
8 12 (10.43%) DSL
8 12 (10.43%) SDH
8 12 (10.43%) GPRS
8 12 (10.43%) HSPA
8 12 (10.43%) GPON
8 12 (10.43%) VoLTE
9 8 (6.96%) 2G
10 6 (5.22%) IPv4
10 6 (5.22%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) DB2
1 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) SQLite
4 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.87%) BitKeeper
3 1 (0.87%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (0.87%) Subversion
3 1 (0.87%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.87%) ERwin
3 1 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 23 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.17%) Finance
3 7 (6.09%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.74%) Electronics
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (10.43%) Architect
2 10 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (8.70%) Developer
2 10 (8.70%) Consultant
3 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.22%) Analyst
5 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (3.48%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (2.61%) Designer
7 3 (2.61%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (2.61%) Junior
7 3 (2.61%) Software Developer
8 2 (1.74%) Business Analyst
8 2 (1.74%) Applications Support
8 2 (1.74%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (1.74%) Support Analyst
8 2 (1.74%) Senior Manager
8 2 (1.74%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) .NET
1 5 (4.35%) Web Services
2 3 (2.61%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.61%) APPC
3 2 (1.74%) CSS
3 2 (1.74%) HTML
3 2 (1.74%) POSIX
3 2 (1.74%) Qt
3 2 (1.74%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.87%) OpenCL
4 1 (0.87%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (0.87%) JSON
4 1 (0.87%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.87%) WCF
4 1 (0.87%) Swing
4 1 (0.87%) SOAP
4 1 (0.87%) XML
4 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.48%) Thin Client
1 4 (3.48%) AS400
1 4 (3.48%) PKI
1 4 (3.48%) CESG
1 4 (3.48%) iSeries
1 4 (3.48%) Fat Client
1 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.61%) Device Driver
3 2 (1.74%) Smartcard
3 2 (1.74%) EMV
3 2 (1.74%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.74%) Open Source
3 2 (1.74%) User Experience
4 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.87%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.87%) Clustering
4 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.30%) Linux
2 16 (13.91%) Windows
3 12 (10.43%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.70%) UNIX
5 9 (7.83%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.48%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.48%) Android
8 3 (2.61%) i5/OS
8 3 (2.61%) OS/400
9 2 (1.74%) Debian
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.87%) AIX
10 1 (0.87%) HPUX
10 1 (0.87%) Solaris
10 1 (0.87%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.04%) Software Engineering
2 12 (10.43%) Network Planning
3 9 (7.83%) Project Management
4 8 (6.96%) OO
4 8 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.96%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.96%) Migration
5 7 (6.09%) OOD
6 6 (5.22%) UML
6 6 (5.22%) Scrum
7 4 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.61%) ITIL
9 2 (1.74%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.74%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.74%) ERP
9 2 (1.74%) OOP
9 2 (1.74%) Validation
9 2 (1.74%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.61%) C++
2 13 (11.30%) Embedded C
3 12 (10.43%) Java
3 12 (10.43%) SQL
4 10 (8.70%) Embedded C++
4 10 (8.70%) Perl
5 7 (6.09%) Python
5 7 (6.09%) C#
6 6 (5.22%) VB
7 4 (3.48%) RPG
7 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.48%) Korn
7 4 (3.48%) Bourne shell
7 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.61%) COBOL
8 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) PHP
9 2 (1.74%) Ruby
9 2 (1.74%) Erlang
10 1 (0.87%) sed
Qualifications
1 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.96%) VCP4
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
5 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.48%) MCSE
6 3 (2.61%) IBM Certification
7 2 (1.74%) CCA
7 2 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.74%) HNC
8 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) HP APS
8 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.87%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.87%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.87%) GCP
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) NFS
3 3 (2.61%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (3.48%) Nagios
2 4 (3.48%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.61%) SCCM
3 3 (2.61%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.74%) SELinux
5 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.87%) Netcool/Proviso
5 1 (0.87%) Netcool
5 1 (0.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (16.52%) Ericsson
2 11 (9.57%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.70%) Huawei
4 9 (7.83%) HP
4 9 (7.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (6.96%) Nokia
5 8 (6.96%) Oracle
6 7 (6.09%) Cramer
6 7 (6.09%) Amdocs
7 6 (5.22%) Citrix
7 6 (5.22%) IBM
8 4 (3.48%) EMC
8 4 (3.48%) Fujitsu
8 4 (3.48%) Isilon
9 3 (2.61%) Juniper
9 3 (2.61%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.61%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.74%) Veritas
10 2 (1.74%) VMware
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