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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 103 109 82
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Contract jobs citing C 1009 900 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 1.87% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.22% 4.72% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 453 534
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 146 198
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.66 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
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
19322 19076 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.97% 39.55% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12584 12304 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
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 391 507 688
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 £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +16 391 £400 -1.23% 188
South East +26 260 £370 +15.46% 187
South West -12 100 £419 +10.92% 86
East of England -14 72 £338 +12.50% 114
North West -1 55 £325 +19.26% 63
West Midlands -19 29 £288 +3.60% 43
North East -9 27 £375 - 12
East Midlands +4 26 £320 - 22
Yorkshire -40 15 £353 +11.90% 31
Midlands +1 6 £360 -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 575 (28.14%) C++
2 500 (24.47%) Linux
3 409 (20.02%) Software Engineering
4 397 (19.43%) Java
5 336 (16.45%) Windows
6 284 (13.90%) UNIX
7 280 (13.71%) Finance
7 280 (13.71%) Security Cleared
8 260 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
9 249 (12.19%) SQL
10 240 (11.75%) Degree
11 233 (11.40%) Oracle
12 229 (11.21%) Python
13 199 (9.74%) Microsoft
14 184 (9.01%) SC Cleared
15 176 (8.61%) C#
16 168 (8.22%) Embedded C
17 160 (7.83%) OO
17 160 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
18 156 (7.64%) Project Management
19 152 (7.44%) .NET
20 146 (7.15%) Perl
20 146 (7.15%) Banking
21 143 (7.00%) JavaScript
22 141 (6.90%) ITIL
23 134 (6.56%) TCP/IP
24 121 (5.92%) HTML
25 118 (5.78%) Telecoms
26 112 (5.48%) Mathematics
27 111 (5.43%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 61 (2.99%) WebSphere
2 59 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 57 (2.79%) Apache
4 39 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 35 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.98%) IIS
8 19 (0.93%) GlassFish
9 16 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.64%) Confluence
12 12 (0.59%) Tuxedo
12 12 (0.59%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.49%) Apache Pig
13 10 (0.49%) SAS
14 9 (0.44%) CMS
14 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.39%) WebSphere Process Server
15 8 (0.39%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 111 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.48%) MS Office
3 25 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.83%) MS Project
6 13 (0.64%) Simulink
7 9 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.29%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.24%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.15%) SPSS
12 1 (0.049%) Maya
12 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.049%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.24%) SAP SRM
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.15%) HFM
6 3 (0.15%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.098%) SAP FI-AP
7 2 (0.098%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (0.64%) SaaS
2 10 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.20%) IaaS
4 4 (0.20%) PaaS
5 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.15%) Office 365
6 2 (0.098%) Heroku
6 2 (0.098%) Force.com
6 2 (0.098%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.56%) TCP/IP
2 92 (4.50%) HTTP
3 85 (4.16%) DNS
4 80 (3.92%) Firewall
5 70 (3.43%) Internet
6 58 (2.84%) SAN
7 49 (2.40%) DVB
8 48 (2.35%) DHCP
9 46 (2.25%) Wireless
10 37 (1.81%) WAN
11 35 (1.71%) SSL
12 33 (1.62%) 3G
12 33 (1.62%) LTE
13 32 (1.57%) LAN
14 31 (1.52%) Network Security
15 30 (1.47%) VPN
16 29 (1.42%) Ethernet
17 28 (1.37%) ZigBee
18 26 (1.27%) LDAP
19 25 (1.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 75 (3.67%) MySQL
3 65 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 26 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (1.13%) Big Data
10 22 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.88%) MongoDB
13 17 (0.83%) DB2
13 17 (0.83%) Apache Hive
14 15 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.59%) SQLPlus
16 10 (0.49%) Data Mining
17 9 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 87 (4.26%) Subversion
2 70 (3.43%) ClearCase
3 60 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.62%) JIRA
5 26 (1.27%) GDB
5 26 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.22%) Jenkins
7 24 (1.17%) Eclipse
8 23 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
9 20 (0.98%) Maven
10 17 (0.83%) Ant
11 13 (0.64%) Hudson
12 12 (0.59%) Selenium
12 12 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.59%) JUnit
13 11 (0.54%) NetBeans
13 11 (0.54%) Mercurial
14 10 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
14 10 (0.49%) LoadRunner
14 10 (0.49%) ProC
General
1 280 (13.71%) Finance
2 146 (7.15%) Banking
3 118 (5.78%) Telecoms
4 77 (3.77%) Electronics
5 56 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.25%) Retail
7 36 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.47%) Automotive
9 27 (1.32%) Marketing
10 26 (1.27%) Military
11 25 (1.22%) Legal
12 24 (1.17%) Games
13 23 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 21 (1.03%) Advertising
14 21 (1.03%) Aerospace
15 19 (0.93%) Front Office
16 17 (0.83%) Back Office
17 14 (0.69%) Avionics
18 13 (0.64%) Publishing
19 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 497 (24.33%) Developer
2 319 (15.61%) Software Engineer
3 153 (7.49%) Analyst
4 146 (7.15%) Project Manager
5 109 (5.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 107 (5.24%) Consultant
7 94 (4.60%) Architect
8 76 (3.72%) C++ Developer
9 59 (2.89%) Software Developer
10 53 (2.59%) C Developer
11 51 (2.50%) Business Analyst
12 50 (2.45%) Java Developer
13 40 (1.96%) Administrator
14 39 (1.91%) Customer Engineer
15 32 (1.57%) Senior Developer
16 30 (1.47%) Support Engineer
17 29 (1.42%) Design Engineer
17 29 (1.42%) Test Engineer
18 28 (1.37%) Systems Engineer
18 28 (1.37%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (7.44%) .NET
2 121 (5.92%) HTML
3 106 (5.19%) XML
4 93 (4.55%) Web Services
5 69 (3.38%) CSS
6 62 (3.03%) jQuery
7 57 (2.79%) HTML5
8 53 (2.59%) Middleware
9 45 (2.20%) POSIX
9 45 (2.20%) REST
10 43 (2.10%) JSON
11 39 (1.91%) ASP.NET
12 37 (1.81%) CSS3
13 33 (1.62%) J2EE
14 32 (1.57%) SOAP
15 27 (1.32%) Backbone.js
16 25 (1.22%) .NET Framework
17 24 (1.17%) JSP
18 22 (1.08%) Hibernate
19 20 (0.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 160 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.48%) Mathematics
3 109 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 87 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
5 64 (3.13%) DTV
6 62 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 61 (2.99%) Device Driver
8 53 (2.59%) STB
9 47 (2.30%) Open Source
10 31 (1.52%) Blackberry
10 31 (1.52%) Clustering
11 30 (1.47%) Mainframe
12 29 (1.42%) PMI
12 29 (1.42%) Mobile App
13 28 (1.37%) Firmware
14 27 (1.32%) User Experience
15 26 (1.27%) Replication
16 22 (1.08%) Equities
16 22 (1.08%) Client/Server
17 20 (0.98%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 500 (24.47%) Linux
2 336 (16.45%) Windows
3 284 (13.90%) UNIX
4 74 (3.62%) Android
5 67 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
7 56 (2.74%) Apple iOS
8 55 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (2.30%) Windows 7
10 46 (2.25%) AIX
11 40 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (1.52%) Windows XP
13 30 (1.47%) Solaris
14 24 (1.17%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.88%) VxWorks
16 15 (0.73%) Debian
17 13 (0.64%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (0.49%) Windows Phone
20 9 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (20.02%) Software Engineering
2 260 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (7.83%) OO
4 156 (7.64%) Project Management
5 141 (6.90%) ITIL
6 108 (5.29%) Migration
7 105 (5.14%) UML
8 101 (4.94%) PRINCE2
9 90 (4.41%) Scrum
10 89 (4.36%) TDD
11 84 (4.11%) Configuration Management
12 82 (4.01%) Change Management
13 73 (3.57%) Multithreading
14 57 (2.79%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (2.59%) Release Management
16 52 (2.55%) Software Architecture
17 50 (2.45%) Embedded Software Development
18 49 (2.40%) MVC
19 48 (2.35%) Stakeholder Management
20 46 (2.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 575 (28.14%) C++
2 397 (19.43%) Java
3 249 (12.19%) SQL
4 229 (11.21%) Python
5 176 (8.61%) C#
6 168 (8.22%) Embedded C
7 146 (7.15%) Perl
8 143 (7.00%) JavaScript
9 101 (4.94%) PHP
10 88 (4.31%) Shell Script
11 63 (3.08%) Ruby
12 62 (3.03%) VB
13 46 (2.25%) Assembly Language
14 45 (2.20%) PowerShell
15 40 (1.96%) Objective-C
16 39 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 39 (1.91%) Embedded C++
17 35 (1.71%) PL/SQL
18 29 (1.42%) VBScript
19 27 (1.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 280 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 240 (11.75%) Degree
3 184 (9.01%) SC Cleared
4 76 (3.72%) DV Cleared
5 58 (2.84%) PMI Certification
6 39 (1.91%) PMP
7 30 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 25 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.98%) MCSE
11 18 (0.88%) ISEB
12 16 (0.78%) MCP
12 16 (0.78%) CISSP
12 16 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.73%) CCNP
14 14 (0.69%) BC Cleared
15 13 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (0.54%) CCNA
16 11 (0.54%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.06%) QA
2 32 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 30 (1.47%) SLA
4 19 (0.93%) DO-178B
5 15 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.20%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.20%) COBIT
11 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.15%) GxP
11 3 (0.15%) JTAG
11 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.098%) EMIR
13 1 (0.049%) Basel II
13 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.049%) Basel III
13 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 74 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.13%) Varnish
4 21 (1.03%) NFS
4 21 (1.03%) XenApp
4 21 (1.03%) XenServer
5 19 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.54%) vSphere
8 9 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.44%) Xen
8 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.39%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.20%) KVM
12 4 (0.20%) Nmap
13 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (1.47%) Tivoli
2 20 (0.98%) Puppet
3 16 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.73%) SCCM
5 14 (0.69%) Nagios
6 13 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.39%) SCOM
9 7 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (0.34%) HP SIM
9 7 (0.34%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (0.29%) YUM
11 5 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.20%) Nessus
13 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 3 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 233 (11.40%) Oracle
2 199 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 104 (5.09%) HP
4 95 (4.65%) VMware
5 71 (3.48%) Citrix
6 67 (3.28%) Cisco
7 63 (3.08%) IBM
8 52 (2.55%) SAP
9 50 (2.45%) Red Hat
10 44 (2.15%) JBoss
11 27 (1.32%) EMC
11 27 (1.32%) Sybase
12 25 (1.22%) F5
13 20 (0.98%) Remedy
14 19 (0.93%) Juniper
14 19 (0.93%) Fidessa
15 17 (0.83%) LANDesk
16 16 (0.78%) Perforce
17 15 (0.73%) CheckPoint
17 15 (0.73%) NetApp
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