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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 83 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Contract jobs citing C 45 92 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.78% 3.59% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.07% 8.83% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 10
Average hourly rate £38.25 £39.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.16% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.00 £33.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +11.11%
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
887 1042 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 35.13% 40.61% 39.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 561 498
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 81 59
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £23.20 £26.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Cambridgeshire -16 24 £363 +3.57% 78
Hertfordshire +10 15 £350 +27.27% 20
Norfolk -8 3 £338 +5.46% 9
Bedfordshire -8 2 £300 -11.11% 3
Suffolk - 1 - - 4
Essex - - - - 17
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (36.29%) C++
2 43 (34.68%) Software Engineering
3 38 (30.65%) Embedded C
4 32 (25.81%) Linux
5 27 (21.77%) Python
6 24 (19.35%) SQL
7 18 (14.52%) HTML
7 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (12.10%) Wireless
9 14 (11.29%) Degree
10 12 (9.68%) Mathematics
10 12 (9.68%) Scrum
10 12 (9.68%) Perl
10 12 (9.68%) XML
11 11 (8.87%) JIRA
11 11 (8.87%) ZigBee
11 11 (8.87%) Algorithms
12 10 (8.06%) QA
12 10 (8.06%) Project Management
12 10 (8.06%) Perforce
12 10 (8.06%) Java
13 9 (7.26%) Client/Server
13 9 (7.26%) Internet
13 9 (7.26%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (6.45%) Web Development
14 8 (6.45%) 3G
14 8 (6.45%) Finance
14 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
14 8 (6.45%) Windows
14 8 (6.45%) Data Structures

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.61%) IIS
2 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.81%) Node.js
3 1 (0.81%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Simulink
2 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.10%) Wireless
2 11 (8.87%) ZigBee
3 9 (7.26%) Internet
4 8 (6.45%) 3G
4 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.84%) 802.15
6 5 (4.03%) DNS
6 5 (4.03%) GPRS
6 5 (4.03%) LTE
7 4 (3.23%) GSM
8 3 (2.42%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.61%) FTP
9 2 (1.61%) LDAP
9 2 (1.61%) X.25
9 2 (1.61%) SSH
10 1 (0.81%) Firewall
10 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.81%) SSL
10 1 (0.81%) 2G
10 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.03%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (4.03%) BusinessObjects XI
1 5 (4.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.61%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.81%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) JIRA
2 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.03%) Subversion
4 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.61%) Maven
5 2 (1.61%) Ant
5 2 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 8 (6.45%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Electronics
3 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.23%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.42%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (27.42%) Software Engineer
2 23 (18.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 21 (16.94%) Developer
4 16 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.87%) Software Developer
5 11 (8.87%) C Software Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.26%) Embedded C Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
9 7 (5.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Data Consultant
10 6 (4.84%) Master Data Consultant
10 6 (4.84%) Tester
11 5 (4.03%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) Data Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) Master Data Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) C Developer
12 4 (3.23%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.52%) HTML
2 12 (9.68%) XML
3 6 (4.84%) JSON
3 6 (4.84%) Web Services
4 5 (4.03%) .NET
4 5 (4.03%) RESTful
5 3 (2.42%) Middleware
5 3 (2.42%) HTML5
6 2 (1.61%) CSS
6 2 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (0.81%) Qt
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.81%) WCF
7 1 (0.81%) Swing
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.81%) JNI
7 1 (0.81%) Ajax
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.81%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Mathematics
2 11 (8.87%) Algorithms
3 9 (7.26%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.45%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.65%) Streaming Media
6 6 (4.84%) Statistics
6 6 (4.84%) Informatics
7 5 (4.03%) IPTV
7 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.61%) PMI
9 2 (1.61%) VHDL
9 2 (1.61%) Verilog
9 2 (1.61%) Tandem
9 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.61%) CMDB
10 1 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.81%) Linux
2 8 (6.45%) Windows
3 7 (5.65%) ThreadX
4 6 (4.84%) UNIX
5 5 (4.03%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Android
6 2 (1.61%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (1.61%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.68%) Software Engineering
2 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.68%) Scrum
4 10 (8.06%) Project Management
5 8 (6.45%) Web Development
6 7 (5.65%) UML
7 6 (4.84%) Bioinformatics
7 6 (4.84%) Test Scripting
7 6 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.03%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.03%) Software Testing
8 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.03%) DNA
8 5 (4.03%) ETL
9 4 (3.23%) OO
9 4 (3.23%) Automated Testing
9 4 (3.23%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.23%) Manual Testing
9 4 (3.23%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.29%) C++
2 38 (30.65%) Embedded C
3 27 (21.77%) Python
4 24 (19.35%) SQL
5 12 (9.68%) Perl
6 10 (8.06%) Java
7 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.65%) C#
7 7 (5.65%) Embedded C++
8 5 (4.03%) Lua
9 4 (3.23%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.61%) COBOL
12 1 (0.81%) PHP
12 1 (0.81%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Degree
2 4 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (3.23%) PMP
2 4 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) HNC
4 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.06%) QA
2 6 (4.84%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Firmware
2 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.81%) OpenView
2 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (8.06%) Perforce
2 6 (4.84%) Business Objects
3 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.03%) Oracle
4 4 (3.23%) HP
4 4 (3.23%) Planview
5 2 (1.61%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.61%) Citrix
5 2 (1.61%) Lotus
5 2 (1.61%) SAP
5 2 (1.61%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe
6 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.81%) NCR
6 1 (0.81%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (0.81%) Google
6 1 (0.81%) Altera
6 1 (0.81%) Synopsys
6 1 (0.81%) Actel
6 1 (0.81%) Facebook
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