The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 66 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing C 83 79 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.62% 3.32% 2.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.42% 8.61% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £413 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 33
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.39 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £38.75 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
C
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1293 918 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 40.87% 38.56% 41.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 476 669
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 69 127
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £9.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

C
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

C Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

C
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

C
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire 0 40 £375 +25.00% 59
Norfolk -4 16 £320 +28.00% 1
Hertfordshire -10 12 £263 +5.00% 15
Bedfordshire -14 7 £400 +33.11% 6
Essex -20 5 - - 4
Suffolk -13 3 £375 +31.57% 7
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 58 (38.41%) Software Engineering
2 46 (30.46%) Linux
3 42 (27.81%) C++
4 36 (23.84%) Embedded C
5 30 (19.87%) Python
6 26 (17.22%) Windows
7 24 (15.89%) Electronics
8 23 (15.23%) Java
9 20 (13.25%) Degree
10 18 (11.92%) Embedded Linux
10 18 (11.92%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (11.26%) PMI Certification
12 16 (10.60%) PMI
12 16 (10.60%) PRINCE2
12 16 (10.60%) TCP/IP
12 16 (10.60%) Device Driver
12 16 (10.60%) Scrum
13 15 (9.93%) ZigBee
13 15 (9.93%) Mainframe
14 13 (8.61%) AS400
14 13 (8.61%) Embedded C++
15 11 (7.28%) AIX
15 11 (7.28%) MPEG
15 11 (7.28%) Computer Science
16 10 (6.62%) Wireless
16 10 (6.62%) Bluetooth
16 10 (6.62%) Change Management
16 10 (6.62%) RTP
17 9 (5.96%) Project Management
17 9 (5.96%) JavaScript

C
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (1.99%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.99%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 2 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.66%) OpenROAD
3 1 (0.66%) nginx
3 1 (0.66%) Confluence
3 1 (0.66%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.66%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.93%) ZigBee
3 10 (6.62%) RTP
3 10 (6.62%) Wireless
3 10 (6.62%) Bluetooth
4 9 (5.96%) LTE
5 8 (5.30%) GSM
6 6 (3.97%) Ethernet
6 6 (3.97%) 2G
6 6 (3.97%) Internet
6 6 (3.97%) 3G
7 5 (3.31%) FTP
7 5 (3.31%) UMTS
7 5 (3.31%) Broadband
8 4 (2.65%) HTTP
8 4 (2.65%) Firewall
8 4 (2.65%) ASN.1
9 3 (1.99%) RTSP
9 3 (1.99%) 802.15
9 3 (1.99%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) Informix
3 1 (0.66%) Ingres
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Subversion
2 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.65%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.65%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.66%) GDB
6 1 (0.66%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.66%) JIRA
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 24 (15.89%) Electronics
2 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.65%) Automotive
3 2 (1.32%) Finance
3 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.66%) Marketing
4 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (31.13%) Software Engineer
2 22 (14.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 21 (13.91%) Developer
4 20 (13.25%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.96%) C Developer
6 7 (4.64%) Consultant
6 7 (4.64%) Software Developer
6 7 (4.64%) Architect
7 6 (3.97%) Test Engineer
7 6 (3.97%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (3.97%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (3.31%) Java Engineer
8 5 (3.31%) Principle Engineer
8 5 (3.31%) Analyst
9 4 (2.65%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (2.65%) Embedded Software Developer
10 3 (1.99%) Embedded C Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) Electronics Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) Senior Developer
10 3 (1.99%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) .NET
2 6 (3.97%) XML
2 6 (3.97%) GStreamer
3 4 (2.65%) Middleware
4 3 (1.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.66%) XHTML
5 1 (0.66%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.66%) OSGi
5 1 (0.66%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.66%) Dalvik
5 1 (0.66%) Ajax
5 1 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.66%) JSON
5 1 (0.66%) J2EE
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.66%) CSS
5 1 (0.66%) Web Services
5 1 (0.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (10.60%) PMI
2 16 (10.60%) Device Driver
3 15 (9.93%) Mainframe
4 13 (8.61%) AS400
5 11 (7.28%) MPEG
5 11 (7.28%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.96%) IPTV
7 6 (3.97%) Streaming Video
7 6 (3.97%) Open Source
8 5 (3.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (3.31%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.65%) Firmware
9 4 (2.65%) Handset
9 4 (2.65%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.99%) DTV
10 3 (1.99%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.99%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.46%) Linux
2 26 (17.22%) Windows
3 18 (11.92%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (7.28%) AIX
5 8 (5.30%) UNIX
6 7 (4.64%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.66%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.66%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.66%) MVS
7 1 (0.66%) Android
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (38.41%) Software Engineering
2 16 (10.60%) Scrum
2 16 (10.60%) PRINCE2
3 10 (6.62%) Change Management
4 9 (5.96%) Project Management
4 9 (5.96%) Migration
4 9 (5.96%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (4.64%) Cyber Security
7 6 (3.97%) UML
7 6 (3.97%) OO
8 5 (3.31%) Network Management
8 5 (3.31%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.65%) Integration Testing
9 4 (2.65%) DevOps
9 4 (2.65%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.65%) Process Management
9 4 (2.65%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.81%) C++
2 36 (23.84%) Embedded C
3 30 (19.87%) Python
4 23 (15.23%) Java
5 13 (8.61%) Embedded C++
6 9 (5.96%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.30%) SQL
7 8 (5.30%) Assembly Language
8 6 (3.97%) Perl
8 6 (3.97%) Ruby
9 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.31%) C#
9 5 (3.31%) PHP
10 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.66%) JCL
11 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.66%) AWK
11 1 (0.66%) VBScript
11 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (13.25%) Degree
2 17 (11.26%) PMI Certification
3 8 (5.30%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.31%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (3.31%) HND
6 3 (1.99%) PMP
7 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.66%) JTAG
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
1 1 (0.66%) Samba
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.66%) qmail
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (1.99%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) OpenView
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (3.97%) Microsoft
1 6 (3.97%) EMC
1 6 (3.97%) Perforce
2 5 (3.31%) Citrix
3 3 (1.99%) Intel
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle
3 3 (1.99%) CA
3 3 (1.99%) IBM
4 2 (1.32%) HP
4 2 (1.32%) VMware
4 2 (1.32%) Serena
5 1 (0.66%) AppSense
5 1 (0.66%) Teradata
5 1 (0.66%) ICL
5 1 (0.66%) Planview
5 1 (0.66%) SonicWALL
5 1 (0.66%) Coverity
5 1 (0.66%) RedPrairie
5 1 (0.66%) SAP
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco
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