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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 108 93 72
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Contract jobs citing C 926 965 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.94% 2.09% 2.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.12% 5.57% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 510 492
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 128 189
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £15.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +11.11%
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
18099 17328 15473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.91% 37.49% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11952 11025 9641
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 450 605
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.73 £16.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -38 302 £425 +3.03% 219
South East 0 281 £340 +4.61% 255
South West +25 94 £440 +18.91% 95
North West +3 58 £275 +10.00% 75
East of England -30 47 £350 +9.37% 123
Yorkshire +6 45 £388 +3.60% 37
West Midlands -6 40 £300 -7.69% 65
East Midlands -4 28 £350 +9.37% 47
North East -14 20 £320 +13.87% 22
Midlands - - - - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 566 (29.63%) C++
2 547 (28.64%) Linux
3 432 (22.62%) Software Engineering
4 374 (19.58%) Security Cleared
5 314 (16.44%) Java
6 307 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
7 301 (15.76%) UNIX
8 298 (15.60%) SQL
9 266 (13.93%) Finance
9 266 (13.93%) Windows
10 260 (13.61%) Python
11 251 (13.14%) SC Cleared
12 238 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
13 214 (11.20%) Oracle
14 207 (10.84%) Microsoft
15 206 (10.79%) Project Management
16 192 (10.05%) Degree
17 170 (8.90%) C#
18 162 (8.48%) OO
18 162 (8.48%) Embedded C
19 152 (7.96%) UML
20 148 (7.75%) JavaScript
21 138 (7.23%) Configuration Management
22 137 (7.17%) HTML
23 136 (7.12%) Perl
24 133 (6.96%) .NET
25 132 (6.91%) Subversion
26 131 (6.86%) MS Excel
27 119 (6.23%) VMware
28 111 (5.81%) ITIL

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 48 (2.51%) Apache
2 36 (1.88%) WebSphere
3 33 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.47%) Node.js
5 27 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 27 (1.41%) JBoss
6 17 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.84%) IIS
8 15 (0.79%) Tuxedo
9 13 (0.68%) CMS
10 11 (0.58%) SAS
10 11 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.52%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
12 8 (0.42%) GlassFish
12 8 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.42%) Confluence
13 7 (0.37%) Lync
13 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 131 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 88 (4.61%) MS Office
3 29 (1.52%) MS Project
4 14 (0.73%) Simulink
4 14 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.42%) Doxygen
7 7 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.10%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.052%) MODO
12 1 (0.052%) Maya
12 1 (0.052%) InDesign
12 1 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.052%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 17 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.37%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.26%) SAP SRM
4 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.26%) Cerner Millennium
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.16%) SAP LE
6 3 (0.16%) Summit
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.42%) SaaS
4 5 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.21%) PaaS
6 3 (0.16%) IaaS
7 2 (0.10%) Force.com
8 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.052%) Office 365
8 1 (0.052%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.71%) TCP/IP
2 83 (4.35%) DNS
3 75 (3.93%) Firewall
4 61 (3.19%) Wireless
5 53 (2.77%) Internet
6 50 (2.62%) SAN
6 50 (2.62%) LTE
7 49 (2.57%) DHCP
8 48 (2.51%) SSL
9 45 (2.36%) 3G
10 42 (2.20%) Network Security
11 41 (2.15%) HTTP
12 40 (2.09%) GSM
13 38 (1.99%) WAN
14 36 (1.88%) LAN
14 36 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (1.73%) BIG-IP
16 31 (1.62%) Radio Access Network
16 31 (1.62%) LDAP
16 31 (1.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.19%) Oracle Database
3 45 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.73%) MySQL
5 31 (1.62%) Ingres
6 30 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 27 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (1.10%) CouchDB
11 19 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 19 (0.99%) Riak
11 19 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.94%) Hypertable
13 16 (0.84%) Big Data
13 16 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 132 (6.91%) Subversion
2 82 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.24%) ClearCase
4 68 (3.56%) GoogleTest
5 62 (3.25%) NUnit
6 60 (3.14%) CppUnit
7 57 (2.98%) Ant
8 50 (2.62%) JIRA
9 47 (2.46%) Jenkins
10 42 (2.20%) Visual Studio
11 34 (1.78%) CruiseControl
12 30 (1.57%) ClearQuest
13 23 (1.20%) Fiddler
14 22 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
14 22 (1.15%) Rational Rose
15 19 (0.99%) Selenium
16 18 (0.94%) Maven
17 15 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
17 15 (0.79%) LoadRunner
18 13 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 266 (13.93%) Finance
2 110 (5.76%) Banking
3 100 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 59 (3.09%) Retail
5 53 (2.77%) Electronics
6 47 (2.46%) Investment Banking
7 39 (2.04%) Automotive
8 37 (1.94%) Front Office
9 34 (1.78%) Marketing
10 33 (1.73%) Aerospace
11 28 (1.47%) Advertising
12 24 (1.26%) Games
13 23 (1.20%) Legal
14 22 (1.15%) Manufacturing
15 20 (1.05%) Military
15 20 (1.05%) Avionics
16 17 (0.89%) Publishing
17 13 (0.68%) Back Office
18 12 (0.63%) Law
19 11 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 428 (22.41%) Developer
2 294 (15.39%) Software Engineer
3 171 (8.95%) Analyst
4 128 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 90 (4.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 88 (4.61%) Architect
7 81 (4.24%) Consultant
8 70 (3.66%) Software Developer
9 60 (3.14%) Business Analyst
10 59 (3.09%) C++ Developer
11 55 (2.88%) C Developer
12 45 (2.36%) Java Developer
12 45 (2.36%) Senior Developer
13 39 (2.04%) Tester
14 32 (1.68%) Senior Software Engineer
15 29 (1.52%) Front-End Developer
16 27 (1.41%) Service Desk Analyst
16 27 (1.41%) Service Analyst
16 27 (1.41%) Administrator
17 26 (1.36%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (7.17%) HTML
2 133 (6.96%) .NET
3 101 (5.29%) XML
4 96 (5.03%) CSS
5 89 (4.66%) Web Services
6 77 (4.03%) HTML5
7 70 (3.66%) jQuery
8 47 (2.46%) CSS3
9 46 (2.41%) Motif
10 42 (2.20%) Middleware
10 42 (2.20%) JSON
11 29 (1.52%) RESTful
12 28 (1.47%) wxWidgets
12 28 (1.47%) AngularJS
13 26 (1.36%) J2EE
14 25 (1.31%) ASP.NET
15 22 (1.15%) .NET Framework
16 20 (1.05%) REST
17 18 (0.94%) Sass
17 18 (0.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 238 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 75 (3.93%) Mathematics
4 71 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.25%) Algorithms
6 40 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
7 38 (1.99%) Device Driver
8 37 (1.94%) Open Source
9 35 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.73%) Derivative
11 30 (1.57%) Clustering
12 28 (1.47%) User Experience
13 27 (1.41%) Thin Client
13 27 (1.41%) Fat Client
14 22 (1.15%) Statistics
14 22 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.94%) PKI
16 17 (0.89%) DTV
16 17 (0.89%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 547 (28.64%) Linux
2 301 (15.76%) UNIX
3 266 (13.93%) Windows
4 60 (3.14%) Android
5 54 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 50 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (2.51%) Embedded Linux
8 47 (2.46%) Solaris
9 46 (2.41%) AIX
10 45 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (1.73%) Windows 7
13 28 (1.47%) Mac OS X
14 25 (1.31%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.05%) VxWorks
16 12 (0.63%) HPUX
17 11 (0.58%) ThreadX
18 10 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
19 9 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (22.62%) Software Engineering
2 307 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (10.79%) Project Management
4 162 (8.48%) OO
5 152 (7.96%) UML
6 138 (7.23%) Configuration Management
7 111 (5.81%) ITIL
8 95 (4.97%) OOD
9 83 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (4.24%) Multithreading
11 80 (4.19%) Migration
12 78 (4.08%) Scrum
13 76 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (3.61%) PRINCE2
15 63 (3.30%) TDD
16 56 (2.93%) E-Commerce
17 55 (2.88%) Use Case
18 51 (2.67%) Integration Testing
18 51 (2.67%) Service Delivery
19 48 (2.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 566 (29.63%) C++
2 314 (16.44%) Java
3 298 (15.60%) SQL
4 260 (13.61%) Python
5 170 (8.90%) C#
6 162 (8.48%) Embedded C
7 148 (7.75%) JavaScript
8 136 (7.12%) Perl
9 105 (5.50%) Shell Script
10 92 (4.82%) PHP
11 75 (3.93%) VB
12 60 (3.14%) Ruby
13 57 (2.98%) Embedded C++
14 54 (2.83%) Bash Shell
15 44 (2.30%) PL/SQL
16 28 (1.47%) Objective-C
17 27 (1.41%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.26%) Korn
19 22 (1.15%) MATLAB
20 19 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 374 (19.58%) Security Cleared
2 251 (13.14%) SC Cleared
3 192 (10.05%) Degree
4 104 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 39 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (1.88%) VCP4
7 34 (1.78%) CCNP
8 27 (1.41%) CCSE
9 26 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (1.31%) PMI Certification
10 25 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 23 (1.20%) PMP
12 17 (0.89%) ISEB
13 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.73%) MCITP
16 13 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.61%) QA
2 29 (1.52%) DO-178B
3 27 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 22 (1.15%) SLA
5 7 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.10%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.10%) FATCA
10 1 (0.052%) EMIR
10 1 (0.052%) DO-160
10 1 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 97 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.57%) Firmware
4 14 (0.73%) Xen
5 12 (0.63%) Sendmail
5 12 (0.63%) XenServer
6 11 (0.58%) NFS
7 10 (0.52%) XenApp
7 10 (0.52%) vSphere
8 9 (0.47%) Varnish
8 9 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.31%) KVM
10 6 (0.31%) GPFS
11 5 (0.26%) Docker
11 5 (0.26%) RHEV
11 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.26%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 41 (2.15%) Puppet
2 33 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (1.47%) Nagios
4 23 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (1.05%) Tivoli
6 19 (0.99%) Ansible
7 18 (0.94%) Graphite
7 18 (0.94%) CFEngine
8 13 (0.68%) MIMEsweeper
8 13 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
9 10 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.52%) yum
9 10 (0.52%) SCCM
9 10 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
11 7 (0.37%) NSN NetAct
11 7 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.31%) Control-M
12 6 (0.31%) WMI
13 5 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 214 (11.20%) Oracle
2 207 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 119 (6.23%) VMware
4 102 (5.34%) HP
5 88 (4.61%) Cisco
6 57 (2.98%) Citrix
7 54 (2.83%) IBM
8 50 (2.62%) Red Hat
9 44 (2.30%) SAP
10 40 (2.09%) Blue Coat
11 36 (1.88%) F5
12 33 (1.73%) CheckPoint
13 32 (1.68%) EMC
14 31 (1.62%) NetApp
15 28 (1.47%) Google
16 27 (1.41%) Infoblox
16 27 (1.41%) Ericsson
17 22 (1.15%) Imperva
18 21 (1.10%) Juniper
19 20 (1.05%) Huawei
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