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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 97 109 83
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -26
Contract jobs citing C 1034 910 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.96% 1.89% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.32% 4.79% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 480 534
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 137 202
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £21.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -9.45%
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
19430 18999 20120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.83% 39.38% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12779 12347 12051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 496 707
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
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 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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 390 £400 -1.23% 175
South East +17 264 £375 +17.18% 216
South West -8 103 £419 +17.13% 100
East of England -13 76 £338 +12.50% 122
North West -2 57 £325 +19.26% 53
West Midlands -15 31 £300 +7.14% 38
North East -7 30 £330 - 17
East Midlands +11 28 £320 - 23
Yorkshire -44 17 £350 +9.37% 24
Midlands +4 6 £360 -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 567 (27.85%) C++
2 484 (23.77%) Linux
3 413 (20.28%) Software Engineering
4 395 (19.40%) Java
5 317 (15.57%) Windows
6 283 (13.90%) Security Cleared
7 277 (13.61%) UNIX
8 274 (13.46%) Finance
9 263 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
10 243 (11.94%) SQL
11 236 (11.59%) Oracle
12 232 (11.39%) Degree
13 226 (11.10%) Python
14 197 (9.68%) Microsoft
15 184 (9.04%) SC Cleared
16 171 (8.40%) C#
17 169 (8.30%) Embedded C
18 161 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
19 155 (7.61%) OO
20 153 (7.51%) Project Management
21 147 (7.22%) .NET
22 144 (7.07%) ITIL
23 143 (7.02%) Banking
24 141 (6.93%) Perl
25 131 (6.43%) JavaScript
26 121 (5.94%) TCP/IP
27 120 (5.89%) Mathematics
28 116 (5.70%) Telecoms
29 114 (5.60%) HTML
30 112 (5.50%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 60 (2.95%) WebSphere
2 57 (2.80%) Apache
2 57 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.01%) WebLogic
4 31 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.03%) IIS
6 21 (1.03%) GlassFish
7 15 (0.74%) Tuxedo
8 14 (0.69%) IBM Notes
8 14 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.59%) Confluence
9 12 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.49%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.49%) SAS
11 9 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.44%) CMS
12 8 (0.39%) WebSphere Process Server
12 8 (0.39%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 112 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 72 (3.54%) MS Office
3 26 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.79%) MS Project
6 15 (0.74%) Simulink
7 7 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.049%) MODO
10 1 (0.049%) Maya
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.049%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.49%) SAP SRM
3 9 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.15%) Misys Midas
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.15%) HFM
9 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.098%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.098%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.59%) SaaS
3 11 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.20%) IaaS
5 4 (0.20%) PaaS
6 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.15%) Office 365
7 2 (0.098%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.098%) Force.com
7 2 (0.098%) Heroku
8 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 121 (5.94%) TCP/IP
2 86 (4.22%) HTTP
3 77 (3.78%) DNS
4 70 (3.44%) Internet
5 69 (3.39%) Firewall
6 49 (2.41%) SAN
7 47 (2.31%) DVB
8 43 (2.11%) Wireless
9 40 (1.96%) DHCP
10 37 (1.82%) 3G
11 36 (1.77%) WAN
11 36 (1.77%) LTE
12 35 (1.72%) SSL
13 31 (1.52%) Ethernet
14 30 (1.47%) ZigBee
15 29 (1.42%) LAN
16 28 (1.38%) Network Security
17 27 (1.33%) LDAP
18 23 (1.13%) VPN
19 22 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.44%) MySQL
3 65 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 50 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 28 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 24 (1.18%) Big Data
7 24 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 20 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (0.93%) DB2
11 19 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.83%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.59%) SQLPlus
15 10 (0.49%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 86 (4.22%) Subversion
2 68 (3.34%) ClearCase
3 56 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 34 (1.67%) JIRA
5 26 (1.28%) GDB
6 25 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 25 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.23%) Eclipse
7 22 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
8 18 (0.88%) Ant
8 18 (0.88%) Maven
9 13 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.59%) Hudson
10 12 (0.59%) LoadRunner
11 11 (0.54%) JUnit
11 11 (0.54%) Selenium
11 11 (0.54%) NetBeans
11 11 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
12 10 (0.49%) SoapUI
12 10 (0.49%) ProC
General
1 274 (13.46%) Finance
2 143 (7.02%) Banking
3 116 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.68%) Electronics
5 58 (2.85%) Investment Banking
6 50 (2.46%) Retail
7 35 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.47%) Automotive
9 28 (1.38%) Advertising
9 28 (1.38%) Marketing
10 26 (1.28%) Legal
11 25 (1.23%) Military
12 23 (1.13%) Games
12 23 (1.13%) Aerospace
12 23 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.88%) Front Office
14 17 (0.83%) Back Office
14 17 (0.83%) Avionics
15 11 (0.54%) Publishing
16 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 491 (24.12%) Developer
2 321 (15.77%) Software Engineer
3 158 (7.76%) Analyst
4 140 (6.88%) Project Manager
5 107 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 105 (5.16%) Consultant
7 97 (4.76%) Architect
8 79 (3.88%) C++ Developer
9 58 (2.85%) Software Developer
10 57 (2.80%) Business Analyst
11 55 (2.70%) C Developer
12 54 (2.65%) Java Developer
13 40 (1.96%) Customer Engineer
14 38 (1.87%) Administrator
15 33 (1.62%) Senior Developer
16 32 (1.57%) Test Engineer
17 29 (1.42%) Systems Engineer
18 28 (1.38%) Tester
18 28 (1.38%) Design Engineer
18 28 (1.38%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (7.22%) .NET
2 114 (5.60%) HTML
3 103 (5.06%) XML
4 92 (4.52%) Web Services
5 68 (3.34%) CSS
6 59 (2.90%) jQuery
7 58 (2.85%) Middleware
8 55 (2.70%) HTML5
9 45 (2.21%) POSIX
10 39 (1.92%) REST
11 38 (1.87%) ASP.NET
11 38 (1.87%) JSON
12 34 (1.67%) J2EE
12 34 (1.67%) CSS3
13 27 (1.33%) SOAP
14 24 (1.18%) JSP
14 24 (1.18%) .NET Framework
14 24 (1.18%) Backbone.js
15 21 (1.03%) Hibernate
16 20 (0.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 161 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (5.89%) Mathematics
3 110 (5.40%) Computer Science
4 83 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
5 66 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 64 (3.14%) Device Driver
7 61 (3.00%) DTV
8 51 (2.50%) STB
9 43 (2.11%) Open Source
10 33 (1.62%) Blackberry
11 29 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 28 (1.38%) User Experience
12 28 (1.38%) Mainframe
13 26 (1.28%) Clustering
13 26 (1.28%) Algorithms
14 25 (1.23%) PMI
15 21 (1.03%) Equities
16 20 (0.98%) Replication
16 20 (0.98%) Client/Server
17 19 (0.93%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 484 (23.77%) Linux
2 317 (15.57%) Windows
3 277 (13.61%) UNIX
4 74 (3.63%) Android
5 64 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
7 55 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 47 (2.31%) AIX
9 45 (2.21%) Windows 7
10 37 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (1.52%) Solaris
12 28 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 25 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.93%) VxWorks
15 15 (0.74%) Debian
16 14 (0.69%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (0.49%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (20.28%) Software Engineering
2 263 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (7.61%) OO
4 153 (7.51%) Project Management
5 144 (7.07%) ITIL
6 111 (5.45%) Migration
7 106 (5.21%) UML
8 94 (4.62%) PRINCE2
9 89 (4.37%) Scrum
10 87 (4.27%) TDD
11 85 (4.17%) Configuration Management
12 83 (4.08%) Change Management
13 74 (3.63%) Multithreading
14 56 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (2.60%) Release Management
15 53 (2.60%) Software Architecture
16 51 (2.50%) Embedded Software Development
17 49 (2.41%) MVC
18 48 (2.36%) Business Analysis
19 46 (2.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 567 (27.85%) C++
2 395 (19.40%) Java
3 243 (11.94%) SQL
4 226 (11.10%) Python
5 171 (8.40%) C#
6 169 (8.30%) Embedded C
7 141 (6.93%) Perl
8 131 (6.43%) JavaScript
9 92 (4.52%) PHP
10 90 (4.42%) Shell Script
11 62 (3.05%) VB
12 54 (2.65%) Ruby
13 43 (2.11%) Assembly Language
14 42 (2.06%) Embedded C++
15 40 (1.96%) PowerShell
15 40 (1.96%) Bash Shell
16 38 (1.87%) Objective-C
16 38 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 26 (1.28%) Korn
18 25 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 283 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 232 (11.39%) Degree
3 184 (9.04%) SC Cleared
4 77 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 54 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 38 (1.87%) PMP
7 24 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 23 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (0.93%) ISEB
10 18 (0.88%) MCSE
11 17 (0.83%) MCP
12 16 (0.79%) BC Cleared
13 15 (0.74%) CISSP
14 14 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.69%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.59%) CCNP
17 11 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 10 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.50%) QA
2 35 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 32 (1.57%) SLA
4 20 (0.98%) DO-178B
5 13 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.25%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.15%) GxP
10 3 (0.15%) JTAG
10 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.098%) EMIR
11 2 (0.098%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.049%) Basel II
12 1 (0.049%) FATCA
12 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 69 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 68 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.47%) Firmware
4 23 (1.13%) XenServer
5 21 (1.03%) Varnish
5 21 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
6 16 (0.79%) NFS
7 15 (0.74%) XenApp
8 11 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.44%) vSphere
10 8 (0.39%) Xen
11 7 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.25%) KVM
12 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.15%) Nmap
14 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (1.62%) Tivoli
2 19 (0.93%) Puppet
3 16 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.64%) SCCM
4 13 (0.64%) Nagios
4 13 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (0.34%) SCOM
5 7 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (0.29%) HP SIM
6 6 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.25%) YUM
7 5 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.20%) OpenView
8 4 (0.20%) Unicenter
8 4 (0.20%) Tivoli NetView
8 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 236 (11.59%) Oracle
2 197 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 93 (4.57%) HP
4 89 (4.37%) VMware
5 68 (3.34%) Citrix
6 62 (3.05%) IBM
7 61 (3.00%) Cisco
8 57 (2.80%) SAP
9 51 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 47 (2.31%) JBoss
11 26 (1.28%) EMC
12 23 (1.13%) F5
13 21 (1.03%) Sybase
14 20 (0.98%) Remedy
15 19 (0.93%) LANDesk
16 18 (0.88%) Fidessa
16 18 (0.88%) Juniper
17 16 (0.79%) Lotus
18 14 (0.69%) Perforce
18 14 (0.69%) Dell
City, London
MBA Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £40,000 to £50,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £35 to £45 per hour Depending on Experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £230 - £270 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 - 270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Vadis People
Rate: £0 to £395 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Available on request
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
British Museum
Rate: £31,054 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £00 - £1 per annum + Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago