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 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 62 75 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing C 66 54 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.77% 2.11% 3.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.02% 5.99% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 34
Average daily rate £413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.77 £32.50 £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
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
823 902 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.54% 35.25% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 506 537
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 72 88
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £26.20 £20.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £43.75 £45.00
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 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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 35 £400 +14.28% 57
Hertfordshire +6 12 - - 16
Bedfordshire +12 7 £413 +37.50% 4
Essex - 7 £438 - 8
Norfolk -13 3 £350 +19.14% 1
Suffolk +3 2 - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 79 (50.32%) C++
2 63 (40.13%) Software Engineering
3 49 (31.21%) Python
4 46 (29.30%) Linux
5 45 (28.66%) Embedded C
6 30 (19.11%) Perl
7 21 (13.38%) Security Cleared
7 21 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (12.74%) Device Driver
8 20 (12.74%) Configuration Management
9 19 (12.10%) TCP/IP
9 19 (12.10%) Electronics
9 19 (12.10%) SC Cleared
9 19 (12.10%) Degree
10 18 (11.46%) Wireless
10 18 (11.46%) Windows
10 18 (11.46%) HTTP
10 18 (11.46%) SSL
11 17 (10.83%) ZigBee
11 17 (10.83%) Mentoring
12 16 (10.19%) Computer Science
12 16 (10.19%) Embedded C++
12 16 (10.19%) Validation
13 15 (9.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 15 (9.55%) JavaScript
14 14 (8.92%) C#
14 14 (8.92%) HTML
14 14 (8.92%) CSS
14 14 (8.92%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (8.92%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (2.55%) Apache
1 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.91%) JBoss
3 2 (1.27%) CMS
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.64%) Jetty
4 1 (0.64%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.64%) nginx
4 1 (0.64%) Node.js
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.55%) Simulink
2 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.64%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.64%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.64%) GitHub
2 1 (0.64%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.10%) TCP/IP
2 18 (11.46%) HTTP
2 18 (11.46%) SSL
2 18 (11.46%) Wireless
3 17 (10.83%) ZigBee
4 14 (8.92%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (8.28%) Internet
6 12 (7.64%) Bluetooth
7 10 (6.37%) 802.15
7 10 (6.37%) X.509
8 8 (5.10%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.91%) DHCP
9 3 (1.91%) DNS
9 3 (1.91%) Firewall
9 3 (1.91%) RS-422
9 3 (1.91%) SpaceWire
10 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.27%) FTP
10 2 (1.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.73%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.82%) MySQL
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.64%) Big Data
5 1 (0.64%) GIS
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.82%) LabVIEW
3 6 (3.82%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.18%) Hudson
4 5 (3.18%) Subversion
5 3 (1.91%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.91%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.91%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.91%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.27%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.27%) PVCS
6 2 (1.27%) QADirector
7 1 (0.64%) GCC
7 1 (0.64%) MorphX
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.64%) ProC
7 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (12.10%) Electronics
2 10 (6.37%) Finance
3 7 (4.46%) Automotive
4 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.91%) Avionics
6 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (26.11%) Software Engineer
2 26 (16.56%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (12.10%) Developer
4 18 (11.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (8.92%) Test Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) C Software Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) Embedded C Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) IT Manager
7 9 (5.73%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) DSP Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Audio DSP Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Audio Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Audio Software Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) DSP Software Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.92%) CSS
1 14 (8.92%) HTML
2 13 (8.28%) AngularJS
3 11 (7.01%) Ajax
4 10 (6.37%) 802.1X
4 10 (6.37%) JSON
4 10 (6.37%) REST
5 8 (5.10%) .NET
5 8 (5.10%) J2EE
5 8 (5.10%) Middleware
6 5 (3.18%) XML
7 4 (2.55%) Ember.js
7 4 (2.55%) SciPy
7 4 (2.55%) XSLT
8 3 (1.91%) NumPy
8 3 (1.91%) Servlets
9 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.27%) JSP
9 2 (1.27%) OpenGL
9 2 (1.27%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) Device Driver
2 16 (10.19%) Computer Science
3 15 (9.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 14 (8.92%) Mathematics
5 13 (8.28%) Algorithms
6 9 (5.73%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (5.10%) Internet of Things
8 7 (4.46%) VHDL
9 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (3.82%) Biology
10 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (3.18%) Smart Meter
10 5 (3.18%) Visualisation
11 4 (2.55%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.27%) CAN bus
13 2 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (1.27%) Physics
14 1 (0.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.30%) Linux
2 18 (11.46%) Windows
3 10 (6.37%) Android
3 10 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.10%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (4.46%) Unix
6 5 (3.18%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.55%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.27%) Solaris
9 2 (1.27%) VME
9 2 (1.27%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.64%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.13%) Software Engineering
2 21 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.74%) Configuration Management
4 17 (10.83%) Mentoring
5 16 (10.19%) Validation
6 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (8.28%) Signal Processing
7 9 (5.73%) Project Management
7 9 (5.73%) Software Testing
7 9 (5.73%) Test Automation
7 9 (5.73%) UML
8 8 (5.10%) Digital Signal Processing
8 8 (5.10%) Machine Learning
8 8 (5.10%) Open Source
9 7 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (4.46%) Integration Testing
9 7 (4.46%) Line Management
10 6 (3.82%) Bioinformatics
10 6 (3.82%) OO
11 5 (3.18%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (50.32%) C++
2 49 (31.21%) Python
3 45 (28.66%) Embedded C
4 30 (19.11%) Perl
5 16 (10.19%) Embedded C++
6 15 (9.55%) JavaScript
7 14 (8.92%) C#
8 13 (8.28%) MATLAB
9 10 (6.37%) Bash Shell
10 8 (5.10%) SQL
11 7 (4.46%) ANSI C
11 7 (4.46%) Java
12 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.91%) Ada
14 2 (1.27%) PHP
14 2 (1.27%) VC++
15 1 (0.64%) COBOL
15 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.10%) Degree
2 19 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.82%) HNC
3 6 (3.82%) HND
4 4 (2.55%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.27%) PhD
6 1 (0.64%) CCNP
6 1 (0.64%) CCSE
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) JTAG
2 6 (3.82%) QA
3 5 (3.18%) DO-254
3 5 (3.18%) IEC 61508
3 5 (3.18%) MISRA
4 4 (2.55%) ISO26262
5 3 (1.91%) MISRA C
5 3 (1.91%) SLA
6 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.27%) ECSS
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Firmware
2 5 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) Cygwin
3 3 (1.91%) Docker
4 2 (1.27%) Xen
5 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) Puppet
2 8 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) SCCM
3 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (5.73%) Microsoft
1 9 (5.73%) Oracle
2 5 (3.18%) EMC
2 5 (3.18%) VMware
3 3 (1.91%) Citrix
3 3 (1.91%) Serena
3 3 (1.91%) WSO2
4 2 (1.27%) BEA
4 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
4 2 (1.27%) Cisco
4 2 (1.27%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.27%) IBM
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.64%) Apple
5 1 (0.64%) Capita
5 1 (0.64%) Google
5 1 (0.64%) HP
5 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.64%) Northgate
5 1 (0.64%) Perforce
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