The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Colchester 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 23 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing C 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 1.33% 13.64% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.14% 50.00% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
14 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 18.67% 27.27% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 19
Average daily rate £350 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £318 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £115.00 £9.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1145.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
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C
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

C
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

C
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Modbus

C
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (50.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Modbus
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Interface Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Graphic Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python