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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 68 34 69
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +35
Contract jobs citing C 81 111 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.67% 4.64% 2.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.93% 11.99% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 18
Average daily rate
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£360 £320 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +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 £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 33
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.13 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% +4.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.78 £12.59 £18.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1168 926 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.52% 38.70% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 480 627
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 £235 £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 55 83 142
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £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 29 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 29 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 29 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 -8 45 £388 +19.23% 74
Hertfordshire -13 11 £275 -15.38% 13
Norfolk -10 9 £310 +24.00% 3
Bedfordshire - 7 £400 - 9
Essex -21 6 £325 - 7
Suffolk -18 3 £375 +31.57% 8
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 61 (36.31%) Software Engineering
2 46 (27.38%) Linux
3 42 (25.00%) C++
3 42 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 30 (17.86%) Python
5 27 (16.07%) Electronics
6 23 (13.69%) Embedded Linux
6 23 (13.69%) Degree
6 23 (13.69%) Windows
6 23 (13.69%) Java
7 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 17 (10.12%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (10.12%) Device Driver
9 15 (8.93%) TCP/IP
10 14 (8.33%) Embedded C++
11 13 (7.74%) SC Cleared
12 12 (7.14%) Assembly Language
12 12 (7.14%) Project Management
12 12 (7.14%) Mainframe
12 12 (7.14%) MPEG
12 12 (7.14%) Scrum
12 12 (7.14%) Wireless
13 11 (6.55%) PMI Certification
13 11 (6.55%) PMI
13 11 (6.55%) LTE
14 10 (5.95%) ZigBee
14 10 (5.95%) RTP
14 10 (5.95%) JavaScript
14 10 (5.95%) PRINCE2
14 10 (5.95%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 (2.98%) OpenROAD
2 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.79%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.19%) Lync
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) nginx
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) MS Project
2 3 (1.79%) MS Office
2 3 (1.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.19%) Simulink
3 2 (1.19%) 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 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.14%) Wireless
3 11 (6.55%) LTE
4 10 (5.95%) ZigBee
4 10 (5.95%) RTP
5 9 (5.36%) FTP
6 7 (4.17%) GSM
7 6 (3.57%) Bluetooth
7 6 (3.57%) Internet
8 5 (2.98%) Broadband
8 5 (2.98%) UMTS
8 5 (2.98%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.38%) VPN
9 4 (2.38%) 3G
9 4 (2.38%) HTTP
9 4 (2.38%) 2G
9 4 (2.38%) ASN.1
10 3 (1.79%) Firewall
10 3 (1.79%) GPRS
10 3 (1.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.98%) Ingres
2 2 (1.19%) 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 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.17%) Subversion
2 4 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.38%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.38%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.19%) 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 27 (16.07%) Electronics
2 5 (2.98%) Finance
3 4 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.38%) Automotive
3 4 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.19%) 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 (30.36%) Software Engineer
2 28 (16.67%) Developer
2 28 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 15 (8.93%) Project Manager
4 10 (5.95%) C Developer
5 9 (5.36%) C Software Engineer
6 8 (4.76%) Architect
6 8 (4.76%) Analyst
6 8 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (4.17%) Consultant
7 7 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) Test Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.76%) .NET
2 7 (4.17%) XML
3 6 (3.57%) GStreamer
4 4 (2.38%) OpenGL
5 3 (1.79%) Middleware
5 3 (1.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (1.79%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (1.19%) HTML
6 2 (1.19%) XHTML
6 2 (1.19%) CSS
6 2 (1.19%) Ajax
7 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.60%) JSON
7 1 (0.60%) WCF
7 1 (0.60%) WPF
7 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.60%) Web Services
7 1 (0.60%) J2EE
7 1 (0.60%) Dalvik
7 1 (0.60%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.12%) Device Driver
1 17 (10.12%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 12 (7.14%) MPEG
3 11 (6.55%) PMI
4 10 (5.95%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.36%) IPTV
5 9 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.76%) AS400
7 6 (3.57%) Streaming Video
7 6 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (3.57%) Open Source
8 4 (2.38%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.38%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.38%) Handset
9 3 (1.79%) Firmware
9 3 (1.79%) DTV
9 3 (1.79%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.79%) Interactive TV
10 2 (1.19%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.38%) Linux
2 23 (13.69%) Windows
2 23 (13.69%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (5.95%) UNIX
4 8 (4.76%) AIX
5 7 (4.17%) VxWorks
6 6 (3.57%) Android
7 4 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.38%) 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 61 (36.31%) Software Engineering
2 12 (7.14%) Project Management
2 12 (7.14%) Scrum
3 10 (5.95%) PRINCE2
4 9 (5.36%) Change Management
5 8 (4.76%) Migration
5 8 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (4.17%) OO
7 6 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (2.98%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (2.98%) UML
9 4 (2.38%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.38%) Process Management
9 4 (2.38%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.38%) Programme Management
9 4 (2.38%) Automated Testing
9 4 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.00%) C++
1 42 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 30 (17.86%) Python
3 23 (13.69%) Java
4 14 (8.33%) Embedded C++
5 12 (7.14%) Assembly Language
6 10 (5.95%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.76%) C#
8 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.57%) Ruby
9 6 (3.57%) Perl
9 6 (3.57%) PHP
9 6 (3.57%) SQL
10 5 (2.98%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.79%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.79%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.19%) VB
13 1 (0.60%) VC++
13 1 (0.60%) Delphi
13 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Degree
2 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.55%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.98%) HND
5 5 (2.98%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.19%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) HNC
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) JTAG
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Samba
2 1 (0.60%) qmail
Systems Management
1 3 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (1.79%) SCCM
2 2 (1.19%) Puppet
2 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.57%) Perforce
3 5 (2.98%) SAP
3 5 (2.98%) EMC
4 4 (2.38%) Intel
4 4 (2.38%) Citrix
4 4 (2.38%) IBM
4 4 (2.38%) ICL
5 3 (1.79%) CA
6 2 (1.19%) Apple
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco
6 2 (1.19%) HP
6 2 (1.19%) Serena
7 1 (0.60%) AppSense
7 1 (0.60%) VMware
7 1 (0.60%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.60%) TippingPoint
7 1 (0.60%) Coverity
7 1 (0.60%) RedPrairie
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Rate: £37 - £42 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 10 hours ago
Ipswich
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bedford
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago