The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 71 35 68
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +33
Contract jobs citing C 78 113 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.57% 4.73% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.66% 12.38% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 18
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£350 £320 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 34
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £12.54 £18.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -11.40%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1172 913 1217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.63% 38.20% 40.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 464 630
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £215 £213
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 56 87 144
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -10 43 £388 +19.23% 79
Hertfordshire -8 11 £275 -15.38% 13
Norfolk -9 8 £300 +20.00% 2
Essex -19 7 £325 -11.86% 10
Bedfordshire - 6 £400 - 8
Suffolk -25 3 £375 +31.57% 7
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 62 (37.35%) Software Engineering
2 47 (28.31%) Linux
3 42 (25.30%) C++
3 42 (25.30%) Embedded C
4 30 (18.07%) Python
5 26 (15.66%) Electronics
6 23 (13.86%) Windows
6 23 (13.86%) Embedded Linux
6 23 (13.86%) Degree
7 22 (13.25%) Java
8 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
9 17 (10.24%) Device Driver
10 16 (9.64%) Embedded Systems
11 15 (9.04%) TCP/IP
12 14 (8.43%) Embedded C++
13 13 (7.83%) Scrum
13 13 (7.83%) SC Cleared
14 12 (7.23%) Assembly Language
14 12 (7.23%) Project Management
14 12 (7.23%) Mainframe
14 12 (7.23%) MPEG
15 11 (6.63%) PMI Certification
15 11 (6.63%) PMI
15 11 (6.63%) Wireless
15 11 (6.63%) LTE
16 10 (6.02%) Migration
16 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
16 10 (6.02%) RTP
16 10 (6.02%) JavaScript
16 10 (6.02%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (3.01%) OpenROAD
2 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 2 (1.20%) Lync
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.60%) nginx
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) MS Project
2 3 (1.81%) MS Office
2 3 (1.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) Simulink
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.63%) Wireless
2 11 (6.63%) LTE
3 10 (6.02%) RTP
4 9 (5.42%) FTP
4 9 (5.42%) ZigBee
5 6 (3.61%) Internet
5 6 (3.61%) GSM
5 6 (3.61%) Bluetooth
6 5 (3.01%) Broadband
6 5 (3.01%) UMTS
6 5 (3.01%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.41%) VPN
7 4 (2.41%) HTTP
7 4 (2.41%) ASN.1
8 3 (1.81%) 2G
8 3 (1.81%) Firewall
8 3 (1.81%) 3G
8 3 (1.81%) LAN
8 3 (1.81%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) Ingres
2 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) Informix
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.22%) Subversion
2 4 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.41%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.41%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) GDB
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.60%) LLVM
4 1 (0.60%) Bazaar
General
1 26 (15.66%) Electronics
2 5 (3.01%) Finance
3 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.41%) Automotive
3 4 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) French Language
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 51 (30.72%) Software Engineer
2 29 (17.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 26 (15.66%) Developer
4 17 (10.24%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.42%) C Developer
6 8 (4.82%) C Software Engineer
6 8 (4.82%) Analyst
6 8 (4.82%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (4.22%) Consultant
7 7 (4.22%) Architect
7 7 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Software Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) .NET
2 6 (3.61%) XML
2 6 (3.61%) GStreamer
3 4 (2.41%) OpenGL
4 3 (1.81%) Middleware
4 3 (1.81%) OpenGL ES
5 2 (1.20%) Ajax
5 2 (1.20%) XHTML
5 2 (1.20%) HTML
5 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (1.20%) CSS
6 1 (0.60%) Web Services
6 1 (0.60%) J2EE
6 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.60%) JSON
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
6 1 (0.60%) WPF
6 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.60%) Dalvik
6 1 (0.60%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.24%) Device Driver
2 16 (9.64%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (7.23%) Mainframe
3 12 (7.23%) MPEG
4 11 (6.63%) PMI
5 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.42%) IPTV
6 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.82%) AS400
8 6 (3.61%) Streaming Video
8 6 (3.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (3.61%) Open Source
9 4 (2.41%) Internet of Things
9 4 (2.41%) Handset
10 3 (1.81%) Firmware
10 3 (1.81%) DTV
10 3 (1.81%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.81%) Interactive TV
10 3 (1.81%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.31%) Linux
2 23 (13.86%) Windows
2 23 (13.86%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (6.02%) UNIX
4 8 (4.82%) AIX
5 7 (4.22%) VxWorks
6 6 (3.61%) Android
7 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.35%) Software Engineering
2 13 (7.83%) Scrum
3 12 (7.23%) Project Management
4 10 (6.02%) PRINCE2
4 10 (6.02%) Migration
5 9 (5.42%) Change Management
6 8 (4.82%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (4.22%) OO
7 7 (4.22%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.01%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (2.41%) Multithreading
10 4 (2.41%) Automated Testing
10 4 (2.41%) Information Assurance
10 4 (2.41%) Network Management
10 4 (2.41%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.41%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.30%) C++
1 42 (25.30%) Embedded C
2 30 (18.07%) Python
3 22 (13.25%) Java
4 14 (8.43%) Embedded C++
5 12 (7.23%) Assembly Language
6 10 (6.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.82%) C#
8 7 (4.22%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.22%) Perl
9 6 (3.61%) PHP
9 6 (3.61%) Ruby
9 6 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.01%) SQL
11 3 (1.81%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.81%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.20%) VB
13 1 (0.60%) VC++
13 1 (0.60%) Delphi
13 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Degree
2 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.63%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.01%) HND
5 5 (3.01%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.20%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) HNC
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) JTAG
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Samba
2 1 (0.60%) qmail
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (1.81%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) Puppet
2 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (3.61%) Microsoft
1 6 (3.61%) Perforce
2 5 (3.01%) SAP
2 5 (3.01%) EMC
2 5 (3.01%) Intel
3 4 (2.41%) Citrix
3 4 (2.41%) ICL
4 3 (1.81%) IBM
4 3 (1.81%) CA
5 2 (1.20%) Apple
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco
5 2 (1.20%) HP
5 2 (1.20%) Serena
6 1 (0.60%) AppSense
6 1 (0.60%) VMware
6 1 (0.60%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.60%) TippingPoint
6 1 (0.60%) Coverity
6 1 (0.60%) RedPrairie
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