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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 78 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing C 7 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.57% 0.80% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% 3.24% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £372 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £520 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -65.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
426 278 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.89% 24.65% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 109 88
Average daily rate £375 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.65 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (41.38%) C++
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 8 (27.59%) MATLAB
3 8 (27.59%) Signal Processing
4 7 (24.14%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.24%) Degree
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.79%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) Mechatronics
7 4 (13.79%) Electronics
7 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (10.34%) Workflow
8 3 (10.34%) Windows
8 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 3 (10.34%) HP
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
8 3 (10.34%) Embedded C++
9 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (6.90%) ERwin
9 2 (6.90%) SAN
9 2 (6.90%) EMC
9 2 (6.90%) HTTP
9 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
9 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
9 2 (6.90%) HTML
9 2 (6.90%) ODBC
9 2 (6.90%) ITIL
9 2 (6.90%) Linux

C
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Connectrix
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (3.45%) QlikView
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) ERwin
2 1 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (3.45%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Data Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Tester
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Tester
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Java Applications Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Java Architect
4 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) ODBC
1 2 (6.90%) Java EE
2 1 (3.45%) OSGi
2 1 (3.45%) JPA
2 1 (3.45%) Apache CXF
2 1 (3.45%) RichFaces
2 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.45%) JSF
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mechatronics
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Signal Processing
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow
4 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) UML
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Data Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Use Case
5 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.90%) Information Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) C++
2 8 (27.59%) MATLAB
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
4 3 (10.34%) Embedded C++
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) EMC
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Teradata
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec