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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 104 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing C 982 1080 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.94% 2.10% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.14% 5.66% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 602 521
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £533 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 140 162
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £13.87 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
19112 19072 16198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.75% 37.12% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12537 12507 10175
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 453 589
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -18 323 £450 +12.42% 202
South East -13 275 £369 +15.23% 154
South West +33 117 £473 +36.95% 70
North West +5 60 £320 +28.00% 55
East of England -16 59 £375 +15.38% 105
West Midlands -4 58 £325 +32.65% 40
Yorkshire -26 33 £363 -7.64% 26
East Midlands -1 26 £350 +9.37% 29
North East 0 17 £320 +15.31% 15
Midlands -2 1 £250 - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 567 (31.12%) C++
2 550 (30.19%) Linux
3 422 (23.16%) Software Engineering
4 375 (20.58%) Security Cleared
5 307 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
6 305 (16.74%) Java
7 275 (15.09%) UNIX
8 272 (14.93%) SQL
9 252 (13.83%) Finance
10 248 (13.61%) Python
11 237 (13.01%) Windows
12 236 (12.95%) SC Cleared
13 230 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
14 197 (10.81%) Project Management
15 190 (10.43%) Oracle
16 182 (9.99%) Microsoft
17 177 (9.71%) Embedded C
18 158 (8.67%) OO
19 157 (8.62%) Degree
20 150 (8.23%) C#
21 148 (8.12%) HTML
22 147 (8.07%) UML
23 141 (7.74%) JavaScript
24 127 (6.97%) Configuration Management
25 126 (6.92%) Subversion
26 123 (6.75%) DV Cleared
27 122 (6.70%) Perl
28 121 (6.64%) VMware
29 120 (6.59%) MS Excel
30 116 (6.37%) .NET

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (2.69%) Apache
2 31 (1.70%) Node.js
3 28 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 21 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 16 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.77%) JBoss
8 13 (0.71%) CMS
8 13 (0.71%) Confluence
9 12 (0.66%) IIS
10 10 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
11 9 (0.49%) Lync
12 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.44%) SAS
13 7 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle 10gAS
15 5 (0.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 120 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 67 (3.68%) MS Office
3 29 (1.59%) MS Project
4 17 (0.93%) Simulink
5 13 (0.71%) Doxygen
6 10 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.27%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.055%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (0.27%) Summit
5 4 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.16%) Endur
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.11%) LabWindows
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.44%) SaaS
3 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.33%) PaaS
4 6 (0.33%) IaaS
5 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.055%) GitHub
7 1 (0.055%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.055%) Boomi
7 1 (0.055%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 91 (4.99%) TCP/IP
2 82 (4.50%) DNS
3 75 (4.12%) Firewall
4 65 (3.57%) Wireless
5 53 (2.91%) SAN
5 53 (2.91%) HTTP
6 51 (2.80%) SSL
7 46 (2.52%) DHCP
7 46 (2.52%) Internet
7 46 (2.52%) LTE
8 44 (2.41%) WAN
9 40 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (2.14%) GSM
10 39 (2.14%) LAN
11 37 (2.03%) Network Security
12 33 (1.81%) LDAP
12 33 (1.81%) VPN
13 32 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (1.70%) 3G
15 30 (1.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 33 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 30 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 27 (1.48%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.26%) Ingres
8 21 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.10%) MySQL
10 19 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.04%) Data Mining
10 19 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (0.99%) Big Data
12 17 (0.93%) CouchDB
12 17 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.88%) Riak
13 16 (0.88%) Hypertable
14 13 (0.71%) DB2
15 12 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 126 (6.92%) Subversion
2 88 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 72 (3.95%) ClearCase
4 62 (3.40%) GoogleTest
5 58 (3.18%) Jenkins
6 57 (3.13%) NUnit
7 56 (3.07%) JIRA
8 54 (2.96%) CppUnit
9 53 (2.91%) Ant
10 39 (2.14%) Visual Studio
11 29 (1.59%) CruiseControl
12 28 (1.54%) Maven
13 27 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
14 26 (1.43%) ClearQuest
15 21 (1.15%) Fiddler
16 19 (1.04%) Selenium
17 18 (0.99%) Rational Rose
17 18 (0.99%) Hudson
18 17 (0.93%) Cucumber
19 14 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 252 (13.83%) Finance
2 108 (5.93%) Banking
3 94 (5.16%) Telecoms
4 69 (3.79%) Electronics
5 50 (2.74%) Retail
6 44 (2.41%) Automotive
7 42 (2.31%) Investment Banking
8 37 (2.03%) Marketing
9 34 (1.87%) Front Office
10 28 (1.54%) Aerospace
11 27 (1.48%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.37%) Games
13 22 (1.21%) Military
14 21 (1.15%) Publishing
15 17 (0.93%) Avionics
16 13 (0.71%) Legal
16 13 (0.71%) Advertising
17 12 (0.66%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.60%) Local Government
19 9 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 428 (23.49%) Developer
2 286 (15.70%) Software Engineer
3 144 (7.90%) Analyst
4 109 (5.98%) Project Manager
5 94 (5.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 92 (5.05%) Consultant
7 86 (4.72%) Architect
8 71 (3.90%) Software Developer
9 60 (3.29%) C++ Developer
10 55 (3.02%) C Developer
11 51 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 44 (2.41%) Java Developer
13 43 (2.36%) Senior Developer
14 32 (1.76%) Senior Software Engineer
15 31 (1.70%) Tester
16 30 (1.65%) Front-End Developer
17 29 (1.59%) Programmer
18 27 (1.48%) Administrator
19 26 (1.43%) DevOps Engineer
19 26 (1.43%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (8.12%) HTML
2 116 (6.37%) .NET
3 91 (4.99%) CSS
4 89 (4.88%) Web Services
5 87 (4.77%) XML
6 84 (4.61%) HTML5
7 66 (3.62%) jQuery
8 51 (2.80%) CSS3
9 39 (2.14%) Motif
9 39 (2.14%) JSON
10 32 (1.76%) J2EE
10 32 (1.76%) RESTful
11 30 (1.65%) Middleware
12 27 (1.48%) AngularJS
13 22 (1.21%) ASP.NET
14 21 (1.15%) Java EE
15 20 (1.10%) Qt
15 20 (1.10%) Sass
16 18 (0.99%) wxWidgets
17 17 (0.93%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 230 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.73%) Management Information System
2 68 (3.73%) Computer Science
3 51 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
4 47 (2.58%) Mathematics
5 46 (2.52%) Device Driver
6 41 (2.25%) Open Source
7 38 (2.09%) Algorithms
8 30 (1.65%) Derivative
9 29 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.37%) User Experience
11 23 (1.26%) Statistics
11 23 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 23 (1.26%) Thin Client
12 22 (1.21%) Clustering
13 19 (1.04%) PMI
14 18 (0.99%) Fixed Income
15 16 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.88%) PKI
15 16 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 550 (30.19%) Linux
2 275 (15.09%) UNIX
3 237 (13.01%) Windows
4 49 (2.69%) Solaris
5 47 (2.58%) Embedded Linux
6 46 (2.52%) AIX
7 43 (2.36%) Android
8 41 (2.25%) Apple iOS
9 36 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (1.26%) Windows 7
13 20 (1.10%) VxWorks
14 19 (1.04%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.88%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.82%) HPUX
17 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.60%) ThreadX
19 10 (0.55%) Windows 8
20 8 (0.44%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (23.16%) Software Engineering
2 307 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (10.81%) Project Management
4 158 (8.67%) OO
5 147 (8.07%) UML
6 127 (6.97%) Configuration Management
7 90 (4.94%) Multithreading
8 86 (4.72%) OOD
9 85 (4.67%) ITIL
10 82 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 82 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
11 72 (3.95%) PRINCE2
12 70 (3.84%) Migration
13 69 (3.79%) Scrum
14 60 (3.29%) TDD
15 56 (3.07%) DevOps
16 52 (2.85%) Integration Testing
17 49 (2.69%) Service Delivery
17 49 (2.69%) Change Management
17 49 (2.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 567 (31.12%) C++
2 305 (16.74%) Java
3 272 (14.93%) SQL
4 248 (13.61%) Python
5 177 (9.71%) Embedded C
6 150 (8.23%) C#
7 141 (7.74%) JavaScript
8 122 (6.70%) Perl
9 92 (5.05%) Shell Script
10 80 (4.39%) PHP
11 59 (3.24%) Ruby
12 58 (3.18%) Embedded C++
13 57 (3.13%) Bash Shell
14 46 (2.52%) VB
15 40 (2.20%) PL/SQL
16 28 (1.54%) Objective-C
17 26 (1.43%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.32%) MATLAB
19 21 (1.15%) Korn
20 17 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 375 (20.58%) Security Cleared
2 236 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 157 (8.62%) Degree
4 123 (6.75%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (1.92%) CCNP
7 29 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 27 (1.48%) PMP
9 26 (1.43%) CCSE
10 21 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 20 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (0.82%) CISSP
13 14 (0.77%) PhD
13 14 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.60%) MCITP
15 10 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.49%) ISEB
17 8 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.35%) QA
2 32 (1.76%) DO-178B
3 15 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.55%) SLA
6 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) GxP
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.055%) GMP
9 1 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.055%) GAMP
9 1 (0.055%) Basel II
9 1 (0.055%) TickIT
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.055%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
System Software
1 91 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 38 (2.09%) Firmware
4 17 (0.93%) Sendmail
5 14 (0.77%) vSphere
6 13 (0.71%) Xen
7 12 (0.66%) Varnish
8 10 (0.55%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.44%) GPFS
9 8 (0.44%) XenApp
9 8 (0.44%) NFS
10 7 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.38%) Docker
11 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.33%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.33%) XenServer
12 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 47 (2.58%) Puppet
2 36 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.15%) Nagios
4 19 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
5 17 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
5 17 (0.93%) Ansible
6 16 (0.88%) Graphite
6 16 (0.88%) CFEngine
7 14 (0.77%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.71%) yum
9 11 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
11 8 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
12 7 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (0.38%) SCCM
13 6 (0.33%) WMI
14 5 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 5 (0.27%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 190 (10.43%) Oracle
2 182 (9.99%) Microsoft
3 121 (6.64%) VMware
4 102 (5.60%) Cisco
5 101 (5.54%) HP
6 47 (2.58%) IBM
7 44 (2.41%) NetApp
7 44 (2.41%) Blue Coat
8 40 (2.20%) Citrix
8 40 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 34 (1.87%) SAP
10 32 (1.76%) CheckPoint
10 32 (1.76%) F5
11 31 (1.70%) EMC
12 27 (1.48%) Juniper
13 26 (1.43%) Infoblox
14 24 (1.32%) Ericsson
15 22 (1.21%) Sybase
15 22 (1.21%) Google
15 22 (1.21%) Huawei
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Rate: flexible
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
South West
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Rate: £300 - £345 per day + 60pd Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £280 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £625 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Up to £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Up to £38 per hour
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