The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 123 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs citing C 30 78 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 1.52% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.14% 3.33% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 61 86
Average daily rate £481 £413 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £295 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
C
London

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

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1400 2340 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.50% 45.52% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1927 1947
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.37 £24.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

C
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

C Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the City of London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

C Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

C
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 28 (41.79%) Finance
1 28 (41.79%) C++
2 24 (35.82%) Linux
3 16 (23.88%) Python
4 15 (22.39%) Banking
5 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
5 14 (20.90%) Unix
5 14 (20.90%) Low Latency
6 11 (16.42%) Windows
7 9 (13.43%) Multithreading
8 8 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.94%) ITIL
9 7 (10.45%) Java
9 7 (10.45%) .NET
9 7 (10.45%) Front Office
9 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
10 6 (8.96%) MVC
10 6 (8.96%) Perl
10 6 (8.96%) SQL
10 6 (8.96%) Cisco
10 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.96%) Derivative
10 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
10 6 (8.96%) SDLC
10 6 (8.96%) Front End Development
11 5 (7.46%) KVM
11 5 (7.46%) Degree
11 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
11 5 (7.46%) QA

C
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (7.46%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
2 4 (5.97%) Node.js
3 2 (2.99%) JBoss
3 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.99%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) SaaS
2 3 (4.48%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.46%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (5.97%) DNS
3 4 (5.97%) FCoE
4 3 (4.48%) BGP
5 2 (2.99%) Firewall
5 2 (2.99%) Multicast
5 2 (2.99%) Unicast
5 2 (2.99%) VPN
6 1 (1.49%) DHCP
6 1 (1.49%) FTP
6 1 (1.49%) HTTP
6 1 (1.49%) LDAP
6 1 (1.49%) OSPF
6 1 (1.49%) SMTP
6 1 (1.49%) SNMP
6 1 (1.49%) SSL
6 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Big Data
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) WebStorm
3 1 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 15 (22.39%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Front Office
4 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Games
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) C++ Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) C Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Quantitative Developer
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) NumPy
3 4 (5.97%) Pandas
3 4 (5.97%) SciPy
3 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) HTML5
4 3 (4.48%) Middleware
4 3 (4.48%) React
4 3 (4.48%) WCF
5 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET
5 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (2.99%) jQuery
5 2 (2.99%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.99%) WPF
6 1 (1.49%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
1 6 (8.96%) Derivative
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Credit Risk
3 4 (5.97%) Equities
3 4 (5.97%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) User Experience
5 2 (2.99%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (2.99%) Fintech
5 2 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.49%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.49%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.49%) Statistics
6 1 (1.49%) STB
6 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) Linux
2 14 (20.90%) Unix
3 11 (16.42%) Windows
4 3 (4.48%) Solaris
5 2 (2.99%) AIX
5 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.99%) SUSE
5 2 (2.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) CentOS
6 1 (1.49%) Debian
6 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) Low Latency
2 9 (13.43%) Multithreading
3 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
3 8 (11.94%) ITIL
4 6 (8.96%) Front End Development
4 6 (8.96%) MVC
4 6 (8.96%) SDLC
4 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
6 4 (5.97%) Project Management
6 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.48%) Open Source
7 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.48%) Service Management
7 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.99%) Analytics
8 2 (2.99%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.99%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) C++
2 16 (23.88%) Python
3 7 (10.45%) Java
4 6 (8.96%) Perl
4 6 (8.96%) SQL
5 5 (7.46%) C#
5 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.48%) Ruby
7 2 (2.99%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.99%) XAML
8 1 (1.49%) Korn
8 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.49%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) CCNA
2 4 (5.97%) CCNP
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) RHCE
2 4 (5.97%) RHCSA
2 4 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.99%) ISEB
3 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PMP
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) KVM
1 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) NFS
3 1 (1.49%) Ceph
3 1 (1.49%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) iptables
3 1 (1.49%) Postfix
3 1 (1.49%) Samba
3 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) Nagios
3 1 (1.49%) Cacti
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.49%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.49%) RANCID
3 1 (1.49%) systemd
3 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.96%) Cisco
3 5 (7.46%) VMware
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle
5 3 (4.48%) Citrix
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.99%) Telerik
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe
7 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.49%) CA
7 1 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) Murex
7 1 (1.49%) New Relic
7 1 (1.49%) PayPal
7 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.49%) Splunk
7 1 (1.49%) Supermicro
7 1 (1.49%) Sybase
7 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago