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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 73 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing C 59 99 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.22% 3.13% 3.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.33% 8.30% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 27
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£375 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.10 £22.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
932 1193 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 35.01% 37.77% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 653 492
Average daily rate £360 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 78 74
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £26.80 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Hertfordshire +25 25 £375 +17.18% 24
Cambridgeshire -16 20 £390 +11.42% 54
Essex -7 6 £326 -23.23% 18
Bedfordshire 0 4 £275 -21.42% 5
Suffolk +4 2 - - 2
Norfolk -8 2 - - 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 52 (40.63%) C++
2 49 (38.28%) Software Engineering
3 48 (37.50%) Linux
4 44 (34.38%) Embedded C
5 23 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (17.19%) HTML
6 22 (17.19%) SQL
7 21 (16.41%) Python
8 19 (14.84%) Wireless
9 14 (10.94%) Scrum
10 12 (9.38%) Embedded Linux
10 12 (9.38%) JIRA
10 12 (9.38%) Electronics
10 12 (9.38%) XML
11 11 (8.59%) Java
11 11 (8.59%) Embedded C++
11 11 (8.59%) Degree
12 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
12 10 (7.81%) C#
12 10 (7.81%) Oracle
12 10 (7.81%) Finance
13 9 (7.03%) Internet
13 9 (7.03%) OO
13 9 (7.03%) Mathematics
14 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
14 8 (6.25%) Perl
14 8 (6.25%) Perforce
14 8 (6.25%) Project Management
15 7 (5.47%) Device Driver
15 7 (5.47%) ThreadX

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Node.js
3 1 (0.78%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Doxygen
2 4 (3.13%) Simulink
3 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.84%) Wireless
2 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.03%) Internet
4 7 (5.47%) DNS
5 6 (4.69%) HTTP
6 5 (3.91%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.91%) 3G
6 5 (3.91%) ZigBee
7 4 (3.13%) LTE
7 4 (3.13%) FTP
7 4 (3.13%) GPRS
8 3 (2.34%) GSM
9 2 (1.56%) LAN
9 2 (1.56%) WAN
9 2 (1.56%) DHCP
9 2 (1.56%) SSL
9 2 (1.56%) IPv4
9 2 (1.56%) IPv6
9 2 (1.56%) VLAN
9 2 (1.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.91%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (3.91%) BusinessObjects XI
2 5 (3.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.56%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) JIRA
2 5 (3.91%) ProC
3 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.34%) Subversion
4 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.56%) Trac
6 1 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.78%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.78%) Redmine
6 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 12 (9.38%) Electronics
2 10 (7.81%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Games
3 5 (3.91%) Billing
4 3 (2.34%) Retail
4 3 (2.34%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.34%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Software Engineer
2 22 (17.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 20 (15.63%) Developer
4 10 (7.81%) Consultant
4 10 (7.81%) Software Developer
5 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.03%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Senior Software Developer
8 6 (4.69%) Data Consultant
8 6 (4.69%) Tester
8 6 (4.69%) Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Master Data Consultant
9 5 (3.91%) Master Data Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Author
9 5 (3.91%) Technical Author
9 5 (3.91%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.19%) HTML
2 12 (9.38%) XML
3 6 (4.69%) JSON
4 5 (3.91%) RESTful
5 4 (3.13%) HTML5
5 4 (3.13%) Web Services
6 3 (2.34%) jQuery
6 3 (2.34%) CSS
7 2 (1.56%) Servlets
7 2 (1.56%) CGI
7 2 (1.56%) Java EE
8 1 (0.78%) DOM
8 1 (0.78%) Flash
8 1 (0.78%) Qt
8 1 (0.78%) WCF
8 1 (0.78%) SGML
8 1 (0.78%) JNI
8 1 (0.78%) Ajax
8 1 (0.78%) .NET
8 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Mathematics
2 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.47%) Device Driver
2 7 (5.47%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.47%) Streaming Media
3 6 (4.69%) IPTV
3 6 (4.69%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.91%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (3.13%) Informatics
5 4 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.34%) Statistics
6 3 (2.34%) Verilog
7 2 (1.56%) Tandem
7 2 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.56%) PMI
7 2 (1.56%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (37.50%) Linux
2 12 (9.38%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (5.47%) ThreadX
3 7 (5.47%) UNIX
4 4 (3.13%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (1.56%) Android
5 2 (1.56%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.78%) Windows
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.28%) Software Engineering
2 23 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.94%) Scrum
4 9 (7.03%) OO
5 8 (6.25%) Project Management
6 7 (5.47%) UML
6 7 (5.47%) Test Scripting
7 6 (4.69%) CRM
7 6 (4.69%) Web Development
8 5 (3.91%) 3D Programming
8 5 (3.91%) ETL
8 5 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.91%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.91%) Content Management
9 4 (3.13%) Bioinformatics
9 4 (3.13%) Automated Testing
9 4 (3.13%) Multithreading
9 4 (3.13%) Manual Testing
9 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.63%) C++
2 44 (34.38%) Embedded C
3 22 (17.19%) SQL
4 21 (16.41%) Python
5 11 (8.59%) Embedded C++
5 11 (8.59%) Java
6 10 (7.81%) C#
7 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.25%) Perl
8 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.91%) Lua
9 5 (3.91%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.56%) COBOL
10 2 (1.56%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.56%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Degree
2 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (2.34%) PMP
3 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (7.81%) Oracle
2 8 (6.25%) Perforce
3 6 (4.69%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.91%) NetCracker
5 4 (3.13%) HP
6 3 (2.34%) Planview
7 2 (1.56%) Google
7 2 (1.56%) Atmel
7 2 (1.56%) Facebook
7 2 (1.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.56%) SAP
7 2 (1.56%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.78%) NCR
8 1 (0.78%) Twitter
8 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.78%) Synopsys
8 1 (0.78%) Actel
8 1 (0.78%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.78%) Altera
Essex
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £38 - 42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
LA International
Rate: £30 - £37 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £37 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago