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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 68 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing C 84 82 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.74% 3.39% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% 8.10% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 26
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 39
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.61 £8.91 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.72%
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
1259 1012 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 41.01% 41.84% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 518 619
Average daily rate £365 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 105 93
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -3 39 £360 +10.76% 80
Norfolk +11 26 £320 +28.00% 4
Hertfordshire -28 9 £375 +45.63% 16
Bedfordshire -12 5 £400 +33.11% 4
Essex -25 3 - - 8
Suffolk +9 1 - - 3
East Anglia - - - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 53 (32.72%) C++
2 51 (31.48%) Software Engineering
3 43 (26.54%) Linux
4 36 (22.22%) Embedded C
5 34 (20.99%) Python
6 29 (17.90%) Windows
6 29 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (16.05%) Java
8 22 (13.58%) ZigBee
9 21 (12.96%) Electronics
10 20 (12.35%) Degree
11 17 (10.49%) Scrum
11 17 (10.49%) SQL
12 15 (9.26%) PMI Certification
13 14 (8.64%) Embedded C++
13 14 (8.64%) PRINCE2
14 13 (8.02%) Perl
14 13 (8.02%) PMI
14 13 (8.02%) Project Management
15 12 (7.41%) Device Driver
15 12 (7.41%) Wireless
15 12 (7.41%) Mathematics
16 11 (6.79%) Mainframe
16 11 (6.79%) 3G
16 11 (6.79%) .NET
16 11 (6.79%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (6.17%) XML
17 10 (6.17%) Bluetooth
17 10 (6.17%) GSM

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.85%) IIS
1 3 (1.85%) IBM Notes
1 3 (1.85%) Apache
1 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.85%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.62%) SAS
3 1 (0.62%) nginx
3 1 (0.62%) Confluence
3 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.23%) Simulink
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) ZigBee
2 12 (7.41%) Wireless
3 11 (6.79%) 3G
4 10 (6.17%) Bluetooth
4 10 (6.17%) GSM
4 10 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.56%) Internet
6 8 (4.94%) LTE
7 7 (4.32%) 802.15
7 7 (4.32%) Ethernet
8 6 (3.70%) 2G
9 5 (3.09%) RTP
9 5 (3.09%) Firewall
9 5 (3.09%) UMTS
9 5 (3.09%) GPRS
10 4 (2.47%) FTP
10 4 (2.47%) HTTP
10 4 (2.47%) ASN.1
11 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) MySQL
2 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) JIRA
1 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.47%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.47%) ClearQuest
2 4 (2.47%) Subversion
3 3 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.23%) Selenium
4 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.23%) Maven
4 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.23%) Ant
5 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.62%) GDB
General
1 21 (12.96%) Electronics
2 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.47%) Finance
3 4 (2.47%) Automotive
4 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Military
5 1 (0.62%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (24.69%) Software Engineer
2 27 (16.67%) Developer
2 27 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 9 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 8 (4.94%) Architect
5 8 (4.94%) C Developer
5 8 (4.94%) C Software Engineer
6 5 (3.09%) Analyst
6 5 (3.09%) Principle Engineer
6 5 (3.09%) Test Engineer
7 4 (2.47%) Consultant
7 4 (2.47%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (1.85%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (1.85%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (1.85%) Java Engineer
9 2 (1.23%) Transformation Project Manager
9 2 (1.23%) Master Data Consultant
9 2 (1.23%) Software Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.79%) .NET
2 10 (6.17%) XML
3 6 (3.70%) HTML
4 4 (2.47%) Middleware
5 3 (1.85%) Web Services
5 3 (1.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.62%) GStreamer
6 1 (0.62%) OSGi
6 1 (0.62%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.62%) FFmpeg
6 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.62%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.62%) Dalvik
6 1 (0.62%) J2EE
6 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.62%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.62%) JSON
6 1 (0.62%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) PMI
2 12 (7.41%) Device Driver
2 12 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 11 (6.79%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (6.79%) Mainframe
4 10 (6.17%) AS400
4 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.94%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.94%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.32%) Open Source
6 7 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.70%) Statistics
8 4 (2.47%) Informatics
8 4 (2.47%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.47%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.47%) Handset
9 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.85%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.54%) Linux
2 29 (17.90%) Windows
3 9 (5.56%) UNIX
3 9 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (4.94%) AIX
5 4 (2.47%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.23%) Android
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.62%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.62%) MVS
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.48%) Software Engineering
2 29 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.49%) Scrum
4 14 (8.64%) PRINCE2
5 13 (8.02%) Project Management
6 9 (5.56%) Change Management
6 9 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (4.94%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.32%) UML
8 7 (4.32%) OO
8 7 (4.32%) Migration
8 7 (4.32%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (3.70%) Cyber Security
10 5 (3.09%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.09%) Waterfall
11 4 (2.47%) Web Development
11 4 (2.47%) Bioinformatics
11 4 (2.47%) Data Management
11 4 (2.47%) Automated Testing
11 4 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.72%) C++
2 36 (22.22%) Embedded C
3 34 (20.99%) Python
4 26 (16.05%) Java
5 17 (10.49%) SQL
6 14 (8.64%) Embedded C++
7 13 (8.02%) Perl
8 8 (4.94%) C#
9 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.70%) Ruby
10 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.09%) PHP
10 5 (3.09%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.23%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.62%) AWK
13 1 (0.62%) JCL
13 1 (0.62%) VBScript
13 1 (0.62%) VB
13 1 (0.62%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (12.35%) Degree
2 15 (9.26%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.47%) PMP
6 3 (1.85%) HND
6 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 4 (2.47%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.62%) JTAG
5 1 (0.62%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Firmware
2 3 (1.85%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.62%) Samba
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) qmail
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) OpenView
1 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.23%) Puppet
1 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.62%) Bacula
2 1 (0.62%) SCCM
2 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.32%) Oracle
3 6 (3.70%) EMC
3 6 (3.70%) Citrix
4 4 (2.47%) Perforce
4 4 (2.47%) HP
5 3 (1.85%) IBM
5 3 (1.85%) Intel
5 3 (1.85%) Lotus
6 2 (1.23%) Planview
6 2 (1.23%) VMware
6 2 (1.23%) Serena
6 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.62%) SAP
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe
7 1 (0.62%) Teradata
7 1 (0.62%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.62%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (0.62%) Juniper
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