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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 58 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing C 97 69 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.08% 3.05% 4.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.12% 7.90% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 58
Average daily rate £330 £303 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £344 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 32
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £22.21 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.25 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1194 873 1338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.94% 38.65% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 480 667
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 74 128
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.40 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.39 £25.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -10 46 £400 +32.23% 105
Essex -8 25 £425 +31.78% 6
Norfolk +14 13 £320 +0.78%
Hertfordshire -3 8 £320 +6.57% 22
Suffolk -4 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire -17 2 £450 - 10
East Anglia - - - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 63 (33.69%) Software Engineering
2 51 (27.27%) Embedded C
3 49 (26.20%) C++
4 45 (24.06%) Linux
5 36 (19.25%) Python
6 24 (12.83%) Java
6 24 (12.83%) Security Cleared
7 23 (12.30%) Perl
8 22 (11.76%) Windows
9 20 (10.70%) Assembly Language
10 18 (9.63%) TCP/IP
10 18 (9.63%) Embedded Linux
10 18 (9.63%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (8.56%) UNIX
12 15 (8.02%) Electronics
12 15 (8.02%) Degree
13 14 (7.49%) Scrum
13 14 (7.49%) JavaScript
13 14 (7.49%) Embedded C++
14 13 (6.95%) Wireless
15 12 (6.42%) Device Driver
15 12 (6.42%) Subversion
15 12 (6.42%) Internet
15 12 (6.42%) C#
15 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
15 12 (6.42%) Memory Management
16 11 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
16 11 (5.88%) Git (software)
16 11 (5.88%) Project Management
16 11 (5.88%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.67%) OpenROAD
2 3 (1.60%) Lync
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.60%) CMS
3 2 (1.07%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) AquaLogic
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Office
1 5 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.14%) MS Project
3 3 (1.60%) FrameMaker
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.07%) Simulink
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.95%) Wireless
3 12 (6.42%) Internet
4 5 (2.67%) RTP
4 5 (2.67%) FTP
4 5 (2.67%) LTE
5 4 (2.14%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.14%) HTTP
5 4 (2.14%) SNMP
5 4 (2.14%) Broadband
5 4 (2.14%) SMPP
6 3 (1.60%) VPN
6 3 (1.60%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.60%) SSL
6 3 (1.60%) IPv6
6 3 (1.60%) DLNA
6 3 (1.60%) RTSP
7 2 (1.07%) VLAN
7 2 (1.07%) 4G
7 2 (1.07%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.67%) Ingres
2 4 (2.14%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.14%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.53%) Informix
3 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Subversion
2 11 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.81%) Selenium
4 3 (1.60%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.07%) JIRA
5 2 (1.07%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.07%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.53%) LLVM
6 1 (0.53%) Bazaar
6 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (8.02%) Electronics
2 9 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.28%) Finance
4 4 (2.14%) Automotive
5 3 (1.60%) Legal
6 2 (1.07%) Advertising
6 2 (1.07%) Local Government
6 2 (1.07%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (26.20%) Software Engineer
2 43 (22.99%) Developer
3 31 (16.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (8.02%) C Developer
5 14 (7.49%) Embedded C Engineer
5 14 (7.49%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.81%) Embedded C Developer
6 9 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) Analyst
8 7 (3.74%) Consultant
8 7 (3.74%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Tester
9 6 (3.21%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) HTML
2 8 (4.28%) XML
3 7 (3.74%) CSS
4 6 (3.21%) OpenGL
4 6 (3.21%) OpenGL ES
5 5 (2.67%) GStreamer
5 5 (2.67%) Ajax
6 4 (2.14%) XMPP
6 4 (2.14%) .NET
6 4 (2.14%) HTML5
6 4 (2.14%) CSS3
7 3 (1.60%) Zepto.js
7 3 (1.60%) YUI
7 3 (1.60%) jQuery
7 3 (1.60%) MFC
7 3 (1.60%) Web Services
7 3 (1.60%) DOM
7 3 (1.60%) Middleware
7 3 (1.60%) Dojo
8 2 (1.07%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.63%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (6.42%) Device Driver
3 9 (4.81%) MPEG
4 8 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.28%) IPTV
5 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.74%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.21%) Replication
6 6 (3.21%) PMI
7 5 (2.67%) Streaming Video
7 5 (2.67%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.60%) Interactive TV
8 3 (1.60%) Open Source
8 3 (1.60%) W3C
8 3 (1.60%) AS400
8 3 (1.60%) DTV
9 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.07%) Firmware
9 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.06%) Linux
2 22 (11.76%) Windows
3 18 (9.63%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (8.56%) UNIX
5 10 (5.35%) Solaris
5 10 (5.35%) Android
6 7 (3.74%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.67%) Windows CE
8 4 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.14%) FreeBSD
8 4 (2.14%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.60%) VxWorks
9 3 (1.60%) AIX
10 1 (0.53%) Debian
10 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (33.69%) Software Engineering
2 14 (7.49%) Scrum
3 12 (6.42%) Memory Management
4 11 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (5.88%) Project Management
4 11 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
5 10 (5.35%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (4.81%) Multithreading
7 8 (4.28%) Migration
8 7 (3.74%) Load Testing
8 7 (3.74%) Security Testing
8 7 (3.74%) Test Strategy
8 7 (3.74%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.21%) Network Management
9 6 (3.21%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.21%) Change Management
9 6 (3.21%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.21%) BCP
9 6 (3.21%) Data Modelling
10 5 (2.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.27%) Embedded C
2 49 (26.20%) C++
3 36 (19.25%) Python
4 24 (12.83%) Java
5 23 (12.30%) Perl
6 20 (10.70%) Assembly Language
7 14 (7.49%) Embedded C++
7 14 (7.49%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.42%) C#
9 9 (4.81%) SQL
10 7 (3.74%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.21%) AWK
11 6 (3.21%) Bourne shell
11 6 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.21%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.67%) MATLAB
12 5 (2.67%) sed
13 4 (2.14%) Erlang
14 3 (1.60%) LINC
14 3 (1.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 24 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.02%) Degree
3 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.60%) HND
5 3 (1.60%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.07%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) CCAB
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) Section 508
3 2 (1.07%) JTAG
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (1.07%) SCCM
2 1 (0.53%) SCOM
2 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (4.81%) Perforce
2 6 (3.21%) Sybase
3 5 (2.67%) Intel
4 4 (2.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.14%) HP
4 4 (2.14%) SAP
4 4 (2.14%) Hitachi
4 4 (2.14%) Coverity
4 4 (2.14%) ICL
5 3 (1.60%) Endeca
5 3 (1.60%) Yahoo!
5 3 (1.60%) hybris
5 3 (1.60%) Stellent
5 3 (1.60%) Interwoven
5 3 (1.60%) CA
6 2 (1.07%) Motorola
6 2 (1.07%) Google
6 2 (1.07%) Apple
7 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.53%) McAfee
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