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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 73 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing C 16 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.64% 2.18% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £333 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +84.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
439 413 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.10% 34.45% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 244 112
Average daily rate £350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £25.25 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £20.50 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £42.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (40.00%) C++
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 7 (28.00%) Banking
4 6 (24.00%) MATLAB
4 6 (24.00%) Algorithms
5 5 (20.00%) Electronics
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
7 3 (12.00%) Web Development
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
7 3 (12.00%) ISEB
7 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
7 3 (12.00%) Firmware
7 3 (12.00%) HTML
7 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
7 3 (12.00%) CSS
7 3 (12.00%) Retail
7 3 (12.00%) CMS
7 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence

C
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (12.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.00%) ZigBee
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) WebStorm
1 2 (8.00%) Grunt
1 2 (8.00%) gulp
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Electronics
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Developer
3 2 (8.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Business Data Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) UAT Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (4.00%) C Developer
4 1 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Struts
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
3 1 (4.00%) WinForms
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) Django
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) Ext JS
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.00%) Neural Network
3 2 (8.00%) Mechatronics
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
4 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.00%) VHDL
4 1 (4.00%) Verilog
4 1 (4.00%) ASIC
4 1 (4.00%) AS400
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Web Development
3 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 2 (8.00%) Signal Processing
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Content Management
4 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C++
2 6 (24.00%) MATLAB
3 4 (16.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
4 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) RPG IV
6 1 (4.00%) R
6 1 (4.00%) Tcl
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) RPG
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PhD
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Xilinx