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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 64 59 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing C 19 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.29% 1.72% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.88% 5.08% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £463 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £366 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £538 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
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
389 433 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.44% 33.85% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 263 103
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £21.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +17.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 7 May 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 7 May 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 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
3 5 (18.52%) Firmware
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.81%) Assembly Language
4 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 4 (14.81%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Perl
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) .NET
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Retail
5 3 (11.11%) Verilog
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Xilinx
5 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking

C
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (7.41%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (3.70%) thinkFolio
1 1 (3.70%) PORTIA
1 1 (3.70%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (3.70%) SunGard APT
1 1 (3.70%) Investran
1 1 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.41%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) PSTN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) FTP
3 1 (3.70%) PPP
3 1 (3.70%) 802.11
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) ADSL
3 1 (3.70%) GPRS
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) NAS
3 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) JBehave
1 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.70%) Appium
1 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.70%) Calabash
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) UAT Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) IT Trainer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) WinForms
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) Struts
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Verilog
3 2 (7.41%) VHDL
3 2 (7.41%) AS400
3 2 (7.41%) ASIC
4 1 (3.70%) EPoS
4 1 (3.70%) EMV
4 1 (3.70%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.70%) iPhone
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) OS/400
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Assembly Language
1 4 (14.81%) C++
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded C++
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Tcl
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) RPG
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) RPG/400
4 1 (3.70%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Firmware
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Xilinx
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.70%) Unisys
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Charles River
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) Epicor
4 1 (3.70%) Murex
4 1 (3.70%) SunGard
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Teradata
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) SimCorp
4 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.70%) Ektron
4 1 (3.70%) Yardi