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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 124 102 96
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing C 889 972 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 2.03% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.56% 5.39% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 557 510
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £341
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 88 135
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.25 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.11%
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
19485 18017 17104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.45% 37.62% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13289 11823 10727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 379 549
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 £19.02 £15.33 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.50 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -60 286 £450 +5.88% 190
South East -13 254 £330 -2.94% 135
South West +20 104 £400 +14.28% 64
East of England +6 77 £340 -2.85% 107
North West -6 48 £365 +14.06% 50
West Midlands -11 38 £290 +9.43% 48
Yorkshire -11 32 £350 +27.27% 28
East Midlands -4 22 £325 +1.56% 37
North East -17 12 £320 -20.00% 12
Midlands -2 1 £320 - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 622 (32.86%) C++
2 545 (28.79%) Linux
3 424 (22.40%) Software Engineering
4 365 (19.28%) Security Cleared
5 354 (18.70%) Java
6 310 (16.38%) UNIX
7 279 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
8 277 (14.63%) Finance
9 260 (13.73%) SQL
10 240 (12.68%) Windows
11 233 (12.31%) Python
12 202 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
13 195 (10.30%) SC Cleared
14 192 (10.14%) Oracle
15 186 (9.83%) Embedded C
16 176 (9.30%) Project Management
17 167 (8.82%) Microsoft
18 166 (8.77%) Degree
19 161 (8.51%) OO
20 159 (8.40%) UML
21 157 (8.29%) C#
22 155 (8.19%) DV Cleared
23 143 (7.55%) Perl
24 136 (7.18%) JavaScript
25 130 (6.87%) HTML
26 124 (6.55%) Telecoms
27 121 (6.39%) Banking
28 118 (6.23%) .NET
29 116 (6.13%) Subversion
30 114 (6.02%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 41 (2.17%) Apache
2 33 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 25 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 24 (1.27%) Node.js
6 23 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 18 (0.95%) Confluence
7 18 (0.95%) JBoss
8 14 (0.74%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.63%) IIS
10 11 (0.58%) SAS
10 11 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (0.58%) Lync
10 11 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
12 7 (0.37%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.32%) CMS
13 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 114 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.01%) MS Office
3 36 (1.90%) MS Project
4 21 (1.11%) Simulink
5 17 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.63%) Doxygen
8 11 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.32%) 3ds Max
10 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.16%) Maya
12 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
12 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (0.26%) Summit
5 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.21%) LabWindows
6 4 (0.21%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.79%) SaaS
2 11 (0.58%) IaaS
3 10 (0.53%) PaaS
4 9 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.32%) Office 365
5 6 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.053%) Boomi
8 1 (0.053%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.053%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.053%) GitHub
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.23%) TCP/IP
2 73 (3.86%) Wireless
3 72 (3.80%) DNS
4 61 (3.22%) HTTP
5 59 (3.12%) SAN
6 48 (2.54%) Firewall
7 45 (2.38%) LTE
8 44 (2.32%) SSL
9 43 (2.27%) DHCP
10 41 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
11 39 (2.06%) WAN
12 37 (1.95%) GSM
13 35 (1.85%) LDAP
13 35 (1.85%) VPN
14 33 (1.74%) LAN
14 33 (1.74%) Internet
15 30 (1.58%) 3G
16 28 (1.48%) UMTS
16 28 (1.48%) 4G
17 27 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 36 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (1.32%) RDBMS
6 24 (1.27%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.22%) MySQL
7 23 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (1.11%) Data Mining
8 21 (1.11%) MongoDB
9 20 (1.06%) DB2
9 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
11 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.63%) OLTP
13 10 (0.53%) SQLite
13 10 (0.53%) Big Data
14 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 116 (6.13%) Subversion
2 87 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 61 (3.22%) ClearCase
4 59 (3.12%) JIRA
5 51 (2.69%) GoogleTest
5 51 (2.69%) Jenkins
6 45 (2.38%) NUnit
6 45 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 44 (2.32%) Ant
8 36 (1.90%) CppUnit
9 33 (1.74%) Maven
10 31 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
11 22 (1.16%) ProC
12 18 (0.95%) Hudson
13 17 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 16 (0.85%) Rational Rose
14 16 (0.85%) Selenium
15 15 (0.79%) Artifactory
16 14 (0.74%) JUnit
17 13 (0.69%) Gradle
General
1 277 (14.63%) Finance
2 124 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 121 (6.39%) Banking
4 82 (4.33%) Electronics
5 52 (2.75%) Retail
6 51 (2.69%) Investment Banking
7 45 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.27%) Automotive
9 39 (2.06%) Marketing
10 29 (1.53%) Front Office
11 27 (1.43%) Aerospace
12 24 (1.27%) Publishing
12 24 (1.27%) Games
13 23 (1.22%) Legal
14 19 (1.00%) Military
15 14 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.69%) Back Office
16 13 (0.69%) Avionics
16 13 (0.69%) Local Government
17 12 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 492 (25.99%) Developer
2 298 (15.74%) Software Engineer
3 140 (7.40%) Analyst
4 122 (6.44%) Project Manager
5 101 (5.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 93 (4.91%) Architect
6 93 (4.91%) Consultant
7 92 (4.86%) C++ Developer
8 85 (4.49%) C Developer
9 58 (3.06%) Java Developer
9 58 (3.06%) Software Developer
10 50 (2.64%) Business Analyst
11 39 (2.06%) Programmer
12 35 (1.85%) Administrator
13 31 (1.64%) Senior Developer
14 30 (1.58%) Senior Software Engineer
14 30 (1.58%) Front-End Developer
15 28 (1.48%) Linux Engineer
15 28 (1.48%) Tester
16 26 (1.37%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (6.87%) HTML
2 118 (6.23%) .NET
3 110 (5.81%) Web Services
4 79 (4.17%) CSS
5 76 (4.01%) XML
6 69 (3.65%) HTML5
7 51 (2.69%) jQuery
8 45 (2.38%) J2EE
9 40 (2.11%) CSS3
10 35 (1.85%) JSON
11 31 (1.64%) AngularJS
12 27 (1.43%) Middleware
13 26 (1.37%) Java EE
14 23 (1.22%) RESTful
15 20 (1.06%) Qt
15 20 (1.06%) Sass
16 19 (1.00%) OpenGL
17 17 (0.90%) Motif
17 17 (0.90%) JSP
18 16 (0.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 202 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 60 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 60 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
3 60 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 54 (2.85%) Mathematics
5 53 (2.80%) Device Driver
6 46 (2.43%) Algorithms
7 33 (1.74%) Derivative
8 27 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.27%) User Experience
10 23 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 19 (1.00%) Physics
13 18 (0.95%) PMI
13 18 (0.95%) Replication
14 17 (0.90%) Fixed Income
14 17 (0.90%) Statistics
14 17 (0.90%) Data Structures
15 16 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 545 (28.79%) Linux
2 310 (16.38%) UNIX
3 240 (12.68%) Windows
4 68 (3.59%) Solaris
5 58 (3.06%) Embedded Linux
6 48 (2.54%) AIX
7 47 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (2.43%) Apple iOS
9 43 (2.27%) Android
10 41 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (1.06%) Windows 7
13 19 (1.00%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.74%) VxWorks
14 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.63%) HPUX
16 11 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.58%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.48%) FreeBSD
17 9 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (22.40%) Software Engineering
2 279 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (9.30%) Project Management
4 161 (8.51%) OO
5 159 (8.40%) UML
6 112 (5.92%) Configuration Management
7 107 (5.65%) Multithreading
8 97 (5.12%) OOD
9 80 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 76 (4.01%) SDLC
11 75 (3.96%) PRINCE2
12 72 (3.80%) ITIL
13 70 (3.70%) Migration
14 69 (3.65%) TDD
15 68 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (3.12%) Scrum
17 55 (2.91%) Change Management
18 54 (2.85%) Unit Testing
18 54 (2.85%) Integration Testing
19 51 (2.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 622 (32.86%) C++
2 354 (18.70%) Java
3 260 (13.73%) SQL
4 233 (12.31%) Python
5 186 (9.83%) Embedded C
6 157 (8.29%) C#
7 143 (7.55%) Perl
8 136 (7.18%) JavaScript
9 97 (5.12%) Shell Script
10 63 (3.33%) Embedded C++
11 51 (2.69%) PHP
11 51 (2.69%) Bash Shell
12 44 (2.32%) Ruby
13 42 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 34 (1.80%) Objective-C
15 32 (1.69%) MATLAB
16 27 (1.43%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.16%) VB
18 21 (1.11%) Korn
19 19 (1.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 365 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 195 (10.30%) SC Cleared
3 166 (8.77%) Degree
4 155 (8.19%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 26 (1.37%) PMP
7 25 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.16%) CCNP
9 15 (0.79%) CISSP
10 13 (0.69%) ISEB
10 13 (0.69%) CCSE
11 12 (0.63%) MCITP
11 12 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (0.58%) HND
13 10 (0.53%) PhD
13 10 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.53%) CISA
14 8 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.65%) QA
2 26 (1.37%) DO-178B
3 14 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.69%) SLA
4 13 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.32%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.21%) TickIT
8 3 (0.16%) JTAG
8 3 (0.16%) GxP
9 2 (0.11%) GCP
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.053%) DO-254
10 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
10 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.053%) GMP
System Software
1 81 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.11%) Firmware
4 12 (0.63%) NFS
4 12 (0.63%) Sendmail
4 12 (0.63%) XenApp
4 12 (0.63%) vSphere
4 12 (0.63%) Varnish
5 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.42%) GPFS
8 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.37%) Xen
9 6 (0.32%) Docker
10 5 (0.26%) HDFS
10 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 37 (1.95%) Puppet
2 20 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.69%) yum
4 13 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (0.63%) MAILsweeper
6 10 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.53%) SCCM
7 9 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
7 9 (0.48%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (0.42%) SCOM
9 6 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
9 6 (0.32%) MOM
10 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.26%) Control-M
10 5 (0.26%) Nagios
10 5 (0.26%) OMEGAMON
10 5 (0.26%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 192 (10.14%) Oracle
2 167 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 109 (5.76%) VMware
4 101 (5.34%) Cisco
5 95 (5.02%) HP
6 50 (2.64%) IBM
7 49 (2.59%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.43%) NetApp
9 39 (2.06%) Sybase
10 36 (1.90%) SAP
11 32 (1.69%) Citrix
12 31 (1.64%) EMC
13 27 (1.43%) Blue Coat
14 23 (1.22%) Ericsson
15 22 (1.16%) Veritas
16 20 (1.06%) Juniper
17 18 (0.95%) Google
18 17 (0.90%) Huawei
19 16 (0.85%) CheckPoint
20 15 (0.79%) McAfee
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
William-Arthur & Associates
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gillingham, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: C£350-£400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
City Test Limited
Rate: £600 per day This rate is negotiable for excellent skills match
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.63 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago