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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 78 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing C 12 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.55% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.68% 1.52% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £575 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.60% +25.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £380 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £714 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +169.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
447 462 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.73% 36.09% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 300 109
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) C++
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (25.81%) Banking
4 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (19.35%) Firmware
5 5 (16.13%) Assembly Language
5 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
5 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Embedded C++
6 4 (12.90%) Windows
6 4 (12.90%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Retail
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
7 3 (9.68%) Xilinx
7 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
7 3 (9.68%) Verilog
7 3 (9.68%) Electronics
7 3 (9.68%) Perl
7 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle
7 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (9.68%) ISEB
7 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 2 (6.45%) Algorithms

C
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (3.23%) PORTIA
1 1 (3.23%) thinkFolio
1 1 (3.23%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (3.23%) SunGard APT
1 1 (3.23%) Investran
1 1 (3.23%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) FTP
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) 802.11
3 1 (3.23%) MPLS
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.23%) NAS
3 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.23%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) JBehave
1 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.23%) WebStorm
1 1 (3.23%) Calabash
1 1 (3.23%) Grunt
1 1 (3.23%) Appium
1 1 (3.23%) gulp
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Electronics
4 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
5 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) Struts
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) XSLT
2 1 (3.23%) WinForms
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) Django
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Ext JS
2 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Verilog
3 2 (6.45%) ASIC
3 2 (6.45%) AS400
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) VHDL
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Neural Network
4 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.23%) Mechatronics
4 1 (3.23%) iSeries
4 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) OS/400
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (9.68%) SDLC
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Web Development
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Kernel Development
5 1 (3.23%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (3.23%) System Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C++
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
2 5 (16.13%) Assembly Language
3 4 (12.90%) Embedded C++
3 4 (12.90%) Python
4 3 (9.68%) Perl
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Tcl
5 2 (6.45%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.23%) RPG IV
6 1 (3.23%) R
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) RPG
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Firmware
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
1 3 (9.68%) Xilinx
2 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.23%) Yardi
2 1 (3.23%) F5
2 1 (3.23%) BI-SAM
2 1 (3.23%) Unisys
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Murex
2 1 (3.23%) SunGard
2 1 (3.23%) Epicor
2 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Charles River
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
2 1 (3.23%) SimCorp