The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 71 69 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing C 7 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.86% 1.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.70% 3.23% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £365 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% -23.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £353 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £393 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -65.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £12.65 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £15.40 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -8.84%
C
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
412 310 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.13% 26.52% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 138 84
Average daily rate £375 £320 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £40.00
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 Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

C
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Edinburgh region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Edinburgh region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (47.37%) C++
2 5 (26.32%) MATLAB
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Signal Processing
2 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Mechatronics
5 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.53%) Retail
5 2 (10.53%) Electronics
5 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) SCCM
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

C
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (5.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) C Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
3 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Director
3 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) ODBC
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.53%) Mechatronics
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Signal Processing
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C++
2 5 (26.32%) MATLAB
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MBA
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Teradata
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
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