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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 77 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing C 72 67 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.34% 2.82% 2.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.73% 7.13% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 27
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £378 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 34
Average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.61 £12.03 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £37.55 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
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
1257 940 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 40.90% 39.61% 40.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 481 628
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 74 117
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £12.46 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.70 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +7 31 £350 +16.66% 73
Norfolk +2 20 £320 +28.00% 1
Bedfordshire -9 6 £400 +33.11% 9
Essex -16 6 - - 7
Hertfordshire -27 6 £350 +64.31% 25
Suffolk +3 3 £375 +31.57% 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 57 (37.25%) Software Engineering
2 45 (29.41%) C++
3 43 (28.10%) Linux
4 37 (24.18%) Embedded C
5 29 (18.95%) Windows
5 29 (18.95%) Python
6 26 (16.99%) Java
7 24 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (15.03%) Electronics
9 18 (11.76%) Degree
9 18 (11.76%) PMI Certification
10 17 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 17 (11.11%) ZigBee
10 17 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (10.46%) Device Driver
11 16 (10.46%) Scrum
11 16 (10.46%) PMI
12 15 (9.80%) TCP/IP
12 15 (9.80%) Embedded Linux
13 14 (9.15%) Mainframe
14 13 (8.50%) Embedded C++
14 13 (8.50%) AS400
15 11 (7.19%) Change Management
15 11 (7.19%) AIX
15 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (6.54%) SQL
16 10 (6.54%) Bluetooth
16 10 (6.54%) Project Management
16 10 (6.54%) Wireless
17 9 (5.88%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.96%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
1 3 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.31%) Apache
2 2 (1.31%) IIS
2 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.65%) Confluence
3 1 (0.65%) nginx
3 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.11%) ZigBee
2 15 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.54%) Bluetooth
3 10 (6.54%) Wireless
4 9 (5.88%) LTE
5 8 (5.23%) RTP
5 8 (5.23%) GSM
6 7 (4.58%) 3G
7 6 (3.92%) 2G
7 6 (3.92%) Internet
7 6 (3.92%) Ethernet
8 5 (3.27%) UMTS
9 4 (2.61%) Firewall
9 4 (2.61%) ASN.1
9 4 (2.61%) 802.15
9 4 (2.61%) FTP
9 4 (2.61%) HTTP
10 3 (1.96%) Broadband
10 3 (1.96%) GPRS
10 3 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Subversion
2 5 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.61%) ClearQuest
3 4 (2.61%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.65%) GDB
6 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Ant
6 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.65%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 23 (15.03%) Electronics
2 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.61%) Automotive
3 3 (1.96%) Finance
4 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (30.07%) Software Engineer
2 23 (15.03%) Project Manager
3 21 (13.73%) Developer
4 19 (12.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (5.88%) C Developer
6 7 (4.58%) Consultant
6 7 (4.58%) Software Developer
6 7 (4.58%) Architect
7 6 (3.92%) Test Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Java Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Analyst
8 5 (3.27%) Principle Engineer
9 4 (2.61%) Embedded Software Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (1.96%) Senior Developer
10 3 (1.96%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (1.96%) C++ Developer
10 3 (1.96%) C++ Software Developer
10 3 (1.96%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.23%) .NET
2 7 (4.58%) XML
3 4 (2.61%) GStreamer
4 3 (1.96%) Middleware
4 3 (1.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (1.31%) JSON
5 2 (1.31%) Web Services
6 1 (0.65%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.65%) Dalvik
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.65%) FFmpeg
6 1 (0.65%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.65%) OSGi
6 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) HTML
6 1 (0.65%) Swing
6 1 (0.65%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (10.46%) Device Driver
2 16 (10.46%) PMI
3 14 (9.15%) Mainframe
4 13 (8.50%) AS400
5 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.58%) MPEG
8 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.92%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.92%) Open Source
9 5 (3.27%) IPTV
9 5 (3.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (2.61%) Cryptography
10 4 (2.61%) Handset
10 4 (2.61%) Streaming Video
10 4 (2.61%) Firmware
10 4 (2.61%) Internet of Things
11 2 (1.31%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.10%) Linux
2 29 (18.95%) Windows
3 15 (9.80%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (7.19%) AIX
5 8 (5.23%) UNIX
6 7 (4.58%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.31%) Android
7 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.65%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.65%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.25%) Software Engineering
2 24 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 16 (10.46%) Scrum
5 11 (7.19%) Change Management
6 10 (6.54%) Project Management
7 9 (5.88%) Migration
7 9 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.23%) Cyber Security
9 7 (4.58%) UML
9 7 (4.58%) OO
9 7 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.92%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.27%) Network Management
11 5 (3.27%) Information Assurance
12 4 (2.61%) Integration Testing
12 4 (2.61%) Automated Testing
12 4 (2.61%) Process Management
12 4 (2.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.41%) C++
2 37 (24.18%) Embedded C
3 29 (18.95%) Python
4 26 (16.99%) Java
5 13 (8.50%) Embedded C++
6 10 (6.54%) SQL
7 7 (4.58%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.58%) Perl
7 7 (4.58%) Assembly Language
8 6 (3.92%) Ruby
8 6 (3.92%) C#
9 5 (3.27%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.27%) PHP
10 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) sed
11 1 (0.65%) VC++
11 1 (0.65%) VBScript
11 1 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) JCL
11 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (11.76%) Degree
1 18 (11.76%) PMI Certification
2 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.27%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (3.27%) HND
4 4 (2.61%) PMP
5 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.65%) qmail
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Samba
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.65%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (5.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.92%) Citrix
2 6 (3.92%) EMC
3 4 (2.61%) Perforce
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle
4 3 (1.96%) Intel
4 3 (1.96%) HP
4 3 (1.96%) IBM
5 2 (1.31%) Planview
5 2 (1.31%) VMware
5 2 (1.31%) Serena
5 2 (1.31%) Lotus
6 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.65%) Coverity
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco
6 1 (0.65%) CA
6 1 (0.65%) Veritas
6 1 (0.65%) Juniper
6 1 (0.65%) 3Com
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