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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 70 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing C 74 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.45% 2.55% 3.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.40% 6.21% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £415 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.25 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
1157 1256 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.24% 41.05% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 787 473
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 50 72
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.11 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% +0.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -4 35 £400 +6.66% 69
Hertfordshire +12 18 £350 +33.33% 23
Bedfordshire +9 6 £375 -6.25% 8
Norfolk -6 6 £250 -21.87% 3
Essex +3 5 £300 - 16
Suffolk +4 2 £300 -20.00% 5
East Anglia - 1 £225 - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 59 (39.60%) C++
2 49 (32.89%) Linux
3 42 (28.19%) Embedded C
3 42 (28.19%) Software Engineering
4 27 (18.12%) Windows
5 26 (17.45%) Python
6 23 (15.44%) SQL
7 20 (13.42%) C#
7 20 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (12.75%) Wireless
9 18 (12.08%) Electronics
9 18 (12.08%) Java
9 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
9 18 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (11.41%) Degree
10 17 (11.41%) UNIX
11 15 (10.07%) HTML
11 15 (10.07%) Embedded C++
12 13 (8.72%) Device Driver
12 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
13 11 (7.38%) Project Management
13 11 (7.38%) Oracle
14 10 (6.71%) Web Services
14 10 (6.71%) Shell Script
14 10 (6.71%) Finance
14 10 (6.71%) VMware
14 10 (6.71%) Mathematics
15 9 (6.04%) Computer Science
15 9 (6.04%) Multithreading
15 9 (6.04%) Embedded Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (3.36%) Apache
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.34%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.67%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.67%) Lync
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.67%) CMS
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Mule
4 1 (0.67%) nginx
4 1 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Simulink
1 7 (4.70%) Doxygen
2 5 (3.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.75%) Wireless
2 7 (4.70%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.03%) HTTP
3 6 (4.03%) ZigBee
4 5 (3.36%) NAS
4 5 (3.36%) SAN
5 4 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.68%) WAN
5 4 (2.68%) NGN
6 3 (2.01%) LTE
6 3 (2.01%) VoIP
6 3 (2.01%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.01%) LAN
6 3 (2.01%) H.323
6 3 (2.01%) Internet
7 2 (1.34%) 802.11
7 2 (1.34%) DNS
7 2 (1.34%) SSL
7 2 (1.34%) IPv4
7 2 (1.34%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.36%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.68%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.01%) SQLite
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.34%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (5.37%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.70%) ProC
3 4 (2.68%) Subversion
3 4 (2.68%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.01%) JIRA
4 3 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.01%) GCC
4 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.34%) Trac
5 2 (1.34%) Hudson
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.34%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.34%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.67%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.67%) GDB
General
1 18 (12.08%) Electronics
2 10 (6.71%) Finance
3 6 (4.03%) Automotive
3 6 (4.03%) Billing
4 5 (3.36%) Games
4 5 (3.36%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) Avionics
6 2 (1.34%) Military
6 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (24.83%) Software Engineer
2 29 (19.46%) Developer
3 16 (10.74%) Project Manager
3 16 (10.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (4.70%) Architect
5 6 (4.03%) Software Developer
5 6 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (4.03%) Systems Architect
6 5 (3.36%) Python Developer
6 5 (3.36%) Java Developer
6 5 (3.36%) Author
6 5 (3.36%) Technical Author
6 5 (3.36%) Analyst
7 4 (2.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (2.01%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 3 (2.01%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.01%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (2.01%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.01%) Embedded Software Developer
8 3 (2.01%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.07%) HTML
2 10 (6.71%) Web Services
3 9 (6.04%) XML
4 7 (4.70%) JSP
5 6 (4.03%) .NET
6 5 (3.36%) CSS
6 5 (3.36%) Hibernate
6 5 (3.36%) Spring
7 4 (2.68%) J2EE
7 4 (2.68%) Ember.js
8 3 (2.01%) Qt
9 2 (1.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (1.34%) HTML5
9 2 (1.34%) OpenGL
9 2 (1.34%) Java EE
9 2 (1.34%) Servlets
9 2 (1.34%) CGI
9 2 (1.34%) CSS3
9 2 (1.34%) OpenCV
9 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.72%) Device Driver
3 10 (6.71%) Mathematics
4 9 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.37%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.70%) Algorithms
7 6 (4.03%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (3.36%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (2.68%) Replication
9 4 (2.68%) VHDL
9 4 (2.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (2.01%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.34%) PMI
11 2 (1.34%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (1.34%) Verilog
11 2 (1.34%) CAN bus
11 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.34%) CMDB
11 2 (1.34%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.89%) Linux
2 27 (18.12%) Windows
3 17 (11.41%) UNIX
4 9 (6.04%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.68%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (2.01%) Android
7 2 (1.34%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (1.34%) AIX
7 2 (1.34%) HPUX
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.67%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.67%) Fedora
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.19%) Software Engineering
2 20 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (7.38%) Project Management
4 9 (6.04%) Migration
4 9 (6.04%) Multithreading
5 8 (5.37%) UML
6 7 (4.70%) ITIL
6 7 (4.70%) Change Management
7 6 (4.03%) Validation
7 6 (4.03%) OO
7 6 (4.03%) CRM
7 6 (4.03%) Scrum
7 6 (4.03%) Signal Processing
7 6 (4.03%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (4.03%) SDLC
8 5 (3.36%) 3D Programming
8 5 (3.36%) Content Management
9 4 (2.68%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.01%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.01%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 59 (39.60%) C++
2 42 (28.19%) Embedded C
3 26 (17.45%) Python
4 23 (15.44%) SQL
5 20 (13.42%) C#
6 18 (12.08%) Java
6 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
7 15 (10.07%) Embedded C++
8 10 (6.71%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.70%) MATLAB
9 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.36%) Assembly Language
10 5 (3.36%) Perl
11 4 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.68%) VB
12 3 (2.01%) Ada
13 2 (1.34%) VC++
13 2 (1.34%) AWK
13 2 (1.34%) Korn
13 2 (1.34%) sed
Qualifications
1 17 (11.41%) Degree
2 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.01%) HND
4 3 (2.01%) CCVP
5 2 (1.34%) CCNA
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.67%) HNC
6 1 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) JTAG
2 2 (1.34%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.67%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.67%) DO-254
3 1 (0.67%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) WCAG
3 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.03%) Firmware
3 2 (1.34%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) Cacti
3 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (7.38%) Oracle
2 10 (6.71%) VMware
3 9 (6.04%) Cisco
4 8 (5.37%) IBM
4 8 (5.37%) HP
5 5 (3.36%) NetCracker
6 4 (2.68%) NetApp
6 4 (2.68%) Veritas
6 4 (2.68%) Sybase
6 4 (2.68%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.68%) Brocade
7 3 (2.01%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.34%) Atmel
8 2 (1.34%) Citrix
8 2 (1.34%) Perforce
9 1 (0.67%) QNX
9 1 (0.67%) Google
9 1 (0.67%) Serena
9 1 (0.67%) Adobe
9 1 (0.67%) Cognos
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