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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 67 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing C 10 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 1.63% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 5.44% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £339 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.73% -9.45%
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
429 349 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.08% 30.01% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 161 88
Average daily rate £388 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -8.21%
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) C++
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
6 2 (10.00%) Banking
6 2 (10.00%) Retail
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
6 2 (10.00%) Signal Processing
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (5.00%) Software Distribution
7 1 (5.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (5.00%) Mechatronics

C
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) QlikView
1 1 (5.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Consultant
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Business Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Signal Processing
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) Logistics
4 1 (5.00%) Critical Path Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (5.00%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C++
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Teradata
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