The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 121 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing C 902 977 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 1.98% 1.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.57% 5.31% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 565 486
Average daily rate
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£370 £380 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 82 143
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.04 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £15.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.45 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
C
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19729 18403 18045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.29% 37.28% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 11975 11391
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 383 511
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

C
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in England

C
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the England region.

C Daily Rate Trend in England

C
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in England

C
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the England region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in England

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in England

C
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -48 291 £450 +5.88% 173
South East -4 272 £350 -3.44% 125
South West +10 101 £400 +12.28% 81
East of England -7 70 £350 -2.77% 103
Yorkshire +5 46 £365 +32.72% 32
North West -31 43 £375 +17.18% 40
West Midlands +4 35 £275 -26.66% 30
East Midlands +1 20 £325 +1.56% 30
North East -28 10 £288 -28.12% 6
Midlands 0 1 £320 -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 620 (33.05%) C++
2 523 (27.88%) Linux
3 407 (21.70%) Software Engineering
4 368 (19.62%) Java
5 360 (19.19%) Security Cleared
6 287 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
7 273 (14.55%) UNIX
8 255 (13.59%) Finance
9 254 (13.54%) SQL
10 232 (12.37%) Python
11 223 (11.89%) Windows
12 196 (10.45%) Oracle
13 189 (10.07%) SC Cleared
14 181 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
15 178 (9.49%) Embedded C
16 173 (9.22%) Project Management
17 167 (8.90%) Degree
18 157 (8.37%) DV Cleared
19 152 (8.10%) C#
19 152 (8.10%) OO
20 148 (7.89%) Microsoft
21 147 (7.84%) JavaScript
21 147 (7.84%) UML
22 146 (7.78%) Perl
23 142 (7.57%) HTML
24 138 (7.36%) Telecoms
25 114 (6.08%) Multithreading
26 111 (5.92%) Web Services
27 110 (5.86%) MS Excel
28 108 (5.76%) Subversion

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 44 (2.35%) Apache
2 37 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 22 (1.17%) Confluence
6 21 (1.12%) Node.js
7 18 (0.96%) JBoss
8 17 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.85%) SAS
10 12 (0.64%) Lync
10 12 (0.64%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.53%) IIS
13 9 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.37%) GlassFish
15 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 110 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.30%) MS Office
3 39 (2.08%) MS Project
4 25 (1.33%) Simulink
5 21 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.91%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.37%) Doxygen
9 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.16%) Maya
10 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.16%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.053%) SPSS
12 1 (0.053%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.48%) Teamcenter
5 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.32%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.21%) LabWindows
7 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.16%) Summit
8 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.11%) RMDS
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.75%) SaaS
2 10 (0.53%) IaaS
3 9 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.43%) PaaS
5 7 (0.37%) Office 365
6 6 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.053%) GitHub
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.053%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.053%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 91 (4.85%) TCP/IP
2 67 (3.57%) Wireless
3 61 (3.25%) HTTP
4 58 (3.09%) DNS
5 51 (2.72%) SAN
6 42 (2.24%) SSL
7 40 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
8 38 (2.03%) DHCP
9 37 (1.97%) LTE
10 36 (1.92%) WAN
10 36 (1.92%) Firewall
11 35 (1.87%) LDAP
12 33 (1.76%) Internet
13 31 (1.65%) LAN
14 28 (1.49%) VPN
15 26 (1.39%) GSM
15 26 (1.39%) 3G
16 24 (1.28%) NAS
17 23 (1.23%) 4G
17 23 (1.23%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (3.84%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.93%) Oracle Database
3 38 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.49%) MySQL
6 26 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 25 (1.33%) RDBMS
8 21 (1.12%) Data Mining
9 20 (1.07%) DB2
9 20 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
12 14 (0.75%) Big Data
13 13 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.64%) OLTP
15 11 (0.59%) OLAP
15 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 108 (5.76%) Subversion
2 77 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 58 (3.09%) ClearCase
4 57 (3.04%) JIRA
5 49 (2.61%) Jenkins
6 41 (2.19%) Visual Studio
7 40 (2.13%) Ant
8 38 (2.03%) Maven
8 38 (2.03%) GoogleTest
9 36 (1.92%) NUnit
10 31 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
11 27 (1.44%) CppUnit
12 21 (1.12%) Hudson
13 20 (1.07%) ProC
14 19 (1.01%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.96%) Artifactory
16 15 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (0.69%) Rational Rose
17 13 (0.69%) Gradle
18 12 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 255 (13.59%) Finance
2 138 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 107 (5.70%) Banking
4 85 (4.53%) Electronics
5 54 (2.88%) Retail
6 48 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 42 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 41 (2.19%) Marketing
9 38 (2.03%) Automotive
10 25 (1.33%) Front Office
11 24 (1.28%) Legal
12 23 (1.23%) Aerospace
12 23 (1.23%) Publishing
13 22 (1.17%) Games
14 18 (0.96%) Military
15 14 (0.75%) Back Office
16 13 (0.69%) Avionics
17 12 (0.64%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.64%) Billing
18 11 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 509 (27.13%) Developer
2 286 (15.25%) Software Engineer
3 132 (7.04%) Analyst
4 130 (6.93%) Project Manager
5 104 (5.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 103 (5.49%) C++ Developer
7 93 (4.96%) C Developer
8 90 (4.80%) Architect
9 85 (4.53%) Consultant
10 68 (3.62%) Java Developer
11 56 (2.99%) Software Developer
12 50 (2.67%) Business Analyst
13 36 (1.92%) Programmer
13 36 (1.92%) Administrator
14 35 (1.87%) Senior Software Engineer
15 34 (1.81%) Linux Engineer
16 33 (1.76%) Senior Developer
17 27 (1.44%) Solutions Architect
18 25 (1.33%) iOS Developer
19 24 (1.28%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (7.57%) HTML
2 111 (5.92%) Web Services
3 106 (5.65%) .NET
4 79 (4.21%) CSS
5 78 (4.16%) XML
6 63 (3.36%) HTML5
7 56 (2.99%) jQuery
8 49 (2.61%) J2EE
9 38 (2.03%) CSS3
10 33 (1.76%) JSON
11 29 (1.55%) Middleware
12 28 (1.49%) AngularJS
13 26 (1.39%) Java EE
14 22 (1.17%) JSP
14 22 (1.17%) Qt
14 22 (1.17%) RESTful
15 20 (1.07%) Sass
16 19 (1.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 18 (0.96%) Ajax
18 17 (0.91%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.80%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
4 61 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.20%) Mathematics
6 57 (3.04%) Data Centre
7 49 (2.61%) Device Driver
8 46 (2.45%) Algorithms
9 36 (1.92%) Derivative
10 24 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.28%) User Experience
11 22 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 21 (1.12%) DTV
13 20 (1.07%) PMI
13 20 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 19 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (1.01%) Physics
15 17 (0.91%) Fixed Income
15 17 (0.91%) iPhone
16 16 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 523 (27.88%) Linux
2 273 (14.55%) UNIX
3 223 (11.89%) Windows
4 63 (3.36%) Embedded Linux
5 62 (3.30%) Solaris
6 45 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (2.35%) Apple iOS
8 39 (2.08%) AIX
9 36 (1.92%) Android
10 33 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (1.07%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.75%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.75%) HPUX
15 11 (0.59%) VxWorks
16 10 (0.53%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.48%) FreeBSD
18 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (21.70%) Software Engineering
2 287 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (9.22%) Project Management
4 152 (8.10%) OO
5 147 (7.84%) UML
6 114 (6.08%) Multithreading
7 103 (5.49%) Configuration Management
8 93 (4.96%) OOD
9 85 (4.53%) PRINCE2
10 83 (4.42%) TDD
11 81 (4.32%) Migration
12 79 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (4.00%) SDLC
14 74 (3.94%) ITIL
15 68 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (3.57%) Unit Testing
17 64 (3.41%) Scrum
18 50 (2.67%) Change Management
19 48 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
20 47 (2.51%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 620 (33.05%) C++
2 368 (19.62%) Java
3 254 (13.54%) SQL
4 232 (12.37%) Python
5 178 (9.49%) Embedded C
6 152 (8.10%) C#
7 147 (7.84%) JavaScript
8 146 (7.78%) Perl
9 91 (4.85%) Shell Script
10 69 (3.68%) Embedded C++
11 53 (2.83%) PHP
12 48 (2.56%) Bash Shell
13 44 (2.35%) PL/SQL
14 40 (2.13%) Ruby
15 37 (1.97%) Objective-C
16 35 (1.87%) MATLAB
17 28 (1.49%) PowerShell
18 26 (1.39%) VB
19 21 (1.12%) Lua
20 20 (1.07%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 360 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 189 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 167 (8.90%) Degree
4 157 (8.37%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 29 (1.55%) PMP
7 19 (1.01%) CISSP
8 18 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.80%) ISEB
11 14 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.64%) CCNP
12 12 (0.64%) HND
13 11 (0.59%) CISA
13 11 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.53%) MCSE
14 10 (0.53%) CCNA
15 7 (0.37%) CISM
16 6 (0.32%) CCVP
16 6 (0.32%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.52%) QA
2 22 (1.17%) DO-178B
3 21 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.85%) SLA
5 12 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.32%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.21%) GMP
8 4 (0.21%) TickIT
9 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.16%) JTAG
9 3 (0.16%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) GCP
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.11%) DO-254
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (2.29%) Firmware
3 42 (2.24%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.91%) vSphere
5 15 (0.80%) Varnish
5 15 (0.80%) NFS
6 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (0.59%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.48%) Sendmail
10 8 (0.43%) XenApp
11 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.37%) Xen
11 7 (0.37%) Docker
12 5 (0.27%) HDFS
12 5 (0.27%) GPFS
12 5 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
12 5 (0.27%) Snort
12 5 (0.27%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (1.71%) Puppet
2 16 (0.85%) yum
3 15 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
7 9 (0.48%) MAILsweeper
7 9 (0.48%) SCCM
7 9 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
8 8 (0.43%) SCOM
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (0.32%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.32%) MOM
11 5 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
11 5 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.21%) Control-M
12 4 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 196 (10.45%) Oracle
2 148 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 86 (4.58%) VMware
4 84 (4.48%) Cisco
5 74 (3.94%) HP
6 51 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 47 (2.51%) IBM
8 41 (2.19%) Sybase
9 39 (2.08%) NetApp
10 33 (1.76%) SAP
11 27 (1.44%) Citrix
12 22 (1.17%) EMC
13 17 (0.91%) Ericsson
14 16 (0.85%) Blue Coat
15 15 (0.80%) Juniper
16 14 (0.75%) Veritas
16 14 (0.75%) Huawei
17 12 (0.64%) Google
17 12 (0.64%) Brocade
17 12 (0.64%) Atlassian
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 - 530 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Modis
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £295.85 - £332.83 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
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