The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 95 90 130
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +40
Contract jobs citing C 127 119 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.92% 1.89% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 4.61% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 82 54
Average daily rate £400 £423 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £339 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £23.59 £17.87 £23.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.04% -25.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.92 £16.69 £14.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.26 £46.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2810 2579 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.41% 40.87% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2150 2016 2130
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 27
Average hourly rate £33.18 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
London

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the City of London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 69 (30.26%) Banking
2 56 (24.56%) Finance
3 55 (24.12%) C++
4 54 (23.68%) Java
5 45 (19.74%) SQL
6 41 (17.98%) ITIL
7 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 35 (15.35%) UNIX
9 34 (14.91%) Windows
10 33 (14.47%) Microsoft
11 32 (14.04%) C#
11 32 (14.04%) SQL Server
12 31 (13.60%) SC Cleared
12 31 (13.60%) Degree
13 29 (12.72%) Python
14 27 (11.84%) SharePoint
15 26 (11.40%) ISO 9001
16 25 (10.96%) .NET
17 24 (10.53%) Project Management
18 23 (10.09%) Low Latency
19 22 (9.65%) Scrum
19 22 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (8.77%) Linux
20 20 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
21 19 (8.33%) MS Excel
21 19 (8.33%) Perl
21 19 (8.33%) Investment Banking
22 18 (7.89%) Subversion
22 18 (7.89%) Oracle
23 17 (7.46%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 27 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 20 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 17 (7.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (4.39%) IIS
4 10 (4.39%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.51%) TIBCO EMS
6 7 (3.07%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.63%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.75%) Apache
8 4 (1.75%) Node.js
9 3 (1.32%) SAS
9 3 (1.32%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.32%) CICS
9 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.88%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.88%) TeamSite
10 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.02%) MS Office
3 12 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 12 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.63%) MS Project
5 2 (0.88%) SPSS
5 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.26%) OSPF
2 11 (4.82%) Firewall
3 10 (4.39%) WAN
4 9 (3.95%) LAN
4 9 (3.95%) HTTP
4 9 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.51%) Network Security
6 7 (3.07%) SDH
6 7 (3.07%) BGP
6 7 (3.07%) EIGRP
6 7 (3.07%) DWDM
6 7 (3.07%) MPLS
7 6 (2.63%) DMZ
7 6 (2.63%) Internet
7 6 (2.63%) IP Telephony
8 5 (2.19%) IPsec
8 5 (2.19%) TACACS
8 5 (2.19%) DNS
9 4 (1.75%) RIP
9 4 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.75%) DB2
4 4 (1.75%) MySQL
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.32%) Big Data
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.88%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 18 (7.89%) Subversion
2 14 (6.14%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.95%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (3.51%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.19%) MSI
5 5 (2.19%) WiX
5 5 (2.19%) CruiseControl
6 4 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.32%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (0.88%) ProC
8 2 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.44%) Selenium
9 1 (0.44%) RSpec
9 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
General
1 69 (30.26%) Banking
2 56 (24.56%) Finance
3 19 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.02%) Games
5 13 (5.70%) Telecoms
6 12 (5.26%) Front Office
7 9 (3.95%) Financial Institution
8 8 (3.51%) Retail
9 6 (2.63%) Marketing
10 5 (2.19%) Back Office
11 3 (1.32%) Legal
11 3 (1.32%) Advertising
11 3 (1.32%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.88%) Publishing
12 2 (0.88%) Electronics
13 1 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (28.51%) Developer
2 43 (18.86%) Analyst
3 16 (7.02%) Java Developer
4 15 (6.58%) Architect
4 15 (6.58%) Project Manager
5 12 (5.26%) Administrator
6 11 (4.82%) Software Engineer
7 9 (3.95%) Business Analyst
7 9 (3.95%) Consultant
8 8 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (3.51%) SharePoint Administrator
8 8 (3.51%) Implementation Engineer
9 6 (2.63%) C Developer
9 6 (2.63%) Senior Developer
9 6 (2.63%) Desktop Support
9 6 (2.63%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.19%) Design Engineer
10 5 (2.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (2.19%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.96%) .NET
2 16 (7.02%) HTML
2 16 (7.02%) XML
3 13 (5.70%) Web Services
4 12 (5.26%) JMS
5 10 (4.39%) Rendezvous
5 10 (4.39%) JSON
6 8 (3.51%) jQuery
6 8 (3.51%) Qt
6 8 (3.51%) CSS
6 8 (3.51%) REST
7 7 (3.07%) GTK+
8 6 (2.63%) HTML5
8 6 (2.63%) SOAP
9 5 (2.19%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.19%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.32%) Middleware
10 3 (1.32%) Backbone.js
11 2 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.58%) Mathematics
2 11 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.95%) NHS
5 7 (3.07%) Derivative
5 7 (3.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 6 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.19%) Open Source
8 4 (1.75%) Clustering
8 4 (1.75%) e-Health
8 4 (1.75%) SecurID
8 4 (1.75%) Statistics
9 3 (1.32%) iPhone
9 3 (1.32%) iPad
10 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.88%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.88%) DataPower
10 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.35%) UNIX
2 34 (14.91%) Windows
3 20 (8.77%) Linux
4 9 (3.95%) Windows XP
5 8 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.75%) Solaris
8 3 (1.32%) Android
8 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.32%) ThreadX
9 2 (0.88%) AIX
9 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.44%) bada
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.44%) HPUX
10 1 (0.44%) Debian
10 1 (0.44%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.98%) ITIL
2 24 (10.53%) Project Management
3 23 (10.09%) Low Latency
4 22 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (9.65%) Scrum
5 17 (7.46%) Multithreading
6 14 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.70%) Software Engineering
7 13 (5.70%) OO
7 13 (5.70%) Analytics
8 12 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.26%) Migration
8 12 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.26%) TDD
9 11 (4.82%) Release Management
9 11 (4.82%) Service Management
10 10 (4.39%) ITSM
10 10 (4.39%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 9 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (3.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (24.12%) C++
2 54 (23.68%) Java
3 45 (19.74%) SQL
4 32 (14.04%) C#
5 29 (12.72%) Python
6 19 (8.33%) Perl
7 17 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 14 (6.14%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.26%) PHP
10 11 (4.82%) Ruby
11 9 (3.95%) VBScript
11 9 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.07%) Scala
12 7 (3.07%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.19%) Erlang
13 5 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.75%) VB
14 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.75%) R
15 3 (1.32%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.60%) Degree
2 31 (13.60%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.95%) CCNA
5 8 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.07%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.63%) ISEB
8 5 (2.19%) CCNP
8 5 (2.19%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.32%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.88%) JNCIE
10 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.88%) CCA
10 2 (0.88%) MCP
10 2 (0.88%) PhD
10 2 (0.88%) CCIE
10 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.44%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.40%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.19%) QA
3 4 (1.75%) COBIT
4 2 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.44%) Basel III
System Software
1 13 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.82%) VMware ESX
3 10 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.63%) XenApp
4 6 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.32%) KVM
6 2 (0.88%) vCloud
6 2 (0.88%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.44%) NFS
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.44%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (2.63%) CiscoWorks
1 6 (2.63%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.32%) SCCM
3 3 (1.32%) Cacti
4 2 (0.88%) SCOM
4 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.44%) MOM
5 1 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.44%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.89%) Oracle
3 15 (6.58%) Cisco
4 13 (5.70%) VMware
5 10 (4.39%) 29West
5 10 (4.39%) HP
6 9 (3.95%) Juniper
6 9 (3.95%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.51%) Kofax
8 7 (3.07%) Perforce
8 7 (3.07%) Lotus
9 6 (2.63%) CA
9 6 (2.63%) Citrix
9 6 (2.63%) Remedy
9 6 (2.63%) AppSense
9 6 (2.63%) Huawei
9 6 (2.63%) LANDesk
10 5 (2.19%) Telcordia
10 5 (2.19%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.19%) BMC
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
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Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £350 per day for 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 20 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
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