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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 117 115 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing C 1025 949 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 1.87% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.22% 4.97% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 482 585
Average daily rate £410 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £592 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 99 138
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.57 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +8.95%
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
19639 19087 18534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.34% 37.71% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13634 12589 12254
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 403 436
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.66 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 310 £450 -4.25% 129
South East -13 262 £375 +1.69% 112
South West +12 154 £450 -4.76% 56
North West +16 79 £420 +31.25% 37
East of England +10 63 £400 +6.66% 98
Yorkshire +23 53 £350 -3.44% 27
West Midlands -30 40 £300 -7.69% 20
North East -22 25 £295 -7.81% 9
East Midlands +2 21 £370 +10.44% 24
Midlands -5 1 - -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 722 (36.35%) C++
2 580 (29.20%) Linux
3 450 (22.66%) Security Cleared
4 444 (22.36%) Java
5 418 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 410 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
7 335 (16.87%) Python
8 294 (14.80%) Windows
9 286 (14.40%) Unix
10 279 (14.05%) Finance
11 271 (13.65%) JavaScript
12 257 (12.94%) SC Cleared
13 247 (12.44%) SQL
14 230 (11.58%) Perl
15 227 (11.43%) Microsoft
16 226 (11.38%) HTML
17 225 (11.33%) Oracle
18 212 (10.67%) C#
19 193 (9.72%) Degree
20 185 (9.32%) DV Cleared
21 182 (9.16%) Embedded C
22 176 (8.86%) Project Management
23 170 (8.56%) CSS
24 165 (8.31%) TDD
25 162 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
26 157 (7.91%) Telecoms
26 157 (7.91%) Scrum
27 151 (7.60%) .NET
28 150 (7.55%) Multithreading
29 146 (7.35%) Configuration Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 67 (3.37%) Apache
2 55 (2.77%) Node.js
2 55 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.47%) Confluence
4 46 (2.32%) JBoss
5 44 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 37 (1.86%) Tuxedo
7 35 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 29 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 28 (1.41%) CMS
10 27 (1.36%) IIS
11 25 (1.26%) OpenStack
12 22 (1.11%) SAS
13 14 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.70%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
15 12 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 11 (0.55%) MQSeries
16 11 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 142 (7.15%) MS Excel
2 100 (5.04%) MS Office
3 19 (0.96%) MS Project
4 15 (0.76%) Simulink
5 14 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.25%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.10%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.050%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.050%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.76%) Primavera
1 15 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.45%) OpenText MBPM
3 8 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.30%) BigMachines
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.20%) LabWindows
7 4 (0.20%) Maximo
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.20%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.20%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.15%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.21%) GitHub
4 20 (1.01%) SaaS
5 12 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.60%) IaaS
6 11 (0.55%) Office 365
7 10 (0.50%) CloudFront
8 9 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.40%) PaaS
10 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.10%) Boomi
13 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.050%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.050%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.050%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 131 (6.60%) HTTP
2 103 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 75 (3.78%) Wireless
4 60 (3.02%) Internet
5 57 (2.87%) DVB
6 52 (2.62%) Bluetooth
7 44 (2.22%) SSL
8 42 (2.11%) DNS
8 42 (2.11%) Firewall
9 40 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
10 33 (1.66%) VPN
11 31 (1.56%) DHCP
11 31 (1.56%) Ethernet
11 31 (1.56%) SAN
12 30 (1.51%) ZigBee
13 29 (1.46%) LAN
13 29 (1.46%) SNMP
14 26 (1.31%) LTE
15 25 (1.26%) WAN
15 25 (1.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.83%) Relational Database
3 64 (3.22%) MySQL
4 63 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 49 (2.47%) Big Data
5 49 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 35 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.26%) DB2
10 24 (1.21%) GIS
11 21 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (0.86%) MongoDB
13 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.65%) Pentaho
15 12 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 117 (5.89%) Subversion
2 111 (5.59%) Git (software)
3 102 (5.14%) JIRA
4 85 (4.28%) Jenkins
5 81 (4.08%) ClearCase
6 52 (2.62%) Ant
6 52 (2.62%) GoogleTest
7 50 (2.52%) Visual Studio
8 49 (2.47%) NUnit
9 43 (2.17%) CppUnit
9 43 (2.17%) Eclipse
9 43 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
10 33 (1.66%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.46%) Maven
12 26 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (1.26%) Selenium
14 24 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
15 20 (1.01%) JMeter
15 20 (1.01%) LoadRunner
16 19 (0.96%) HP UFT
General
1 279 (14.05%) Finance
2 157 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 116 (5.84%) Banking
4 54 (2.72%) Electronics
5 43 (2.17%) Aerospace
6 34 (1.71%) Legal
7 33 (1.66%) Marketing
8 32 (1.61%) Retail
9 31 (1.56%) Avionics
10 28 (1.41%) Automotive
11 22 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.70%) Front Office
12 14 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.70%) Military
13 13 (0.65%) Publishing
14 11 (0.55%) Games
15 10 (0.50%) Law
16 7 (0.35%) Back Office
17 5 (0.25%) Local Government
17 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 582 (29.31%) Developer
2 295 (14.85%) Software Engineer
3 178 (8.96%) Embedded Engineer
4 127 (6.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 119 (5.99%) C++ Developer
6 112 (5.64%) Java Developer
7 107 (5.39%) Analyst
8 106 (5.34%) C Developer
9 104 (5.24%) Consultant
10 99 (4.98%) Software Developer
11 90 (4.53%) Architect
12 87 (4.38%) Project Manager
13 76 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
14 72 (3.63%) C Software Engineer
15 65 (3.27%) C++ Software Engineer
16 60 (3.02%) Support Engineer
17 55 (2.77%) Embedded C Engineer
18 52 (2.62%) Senior Developer
19 46 (2.32%) SQL Developer
20 44 (2.22%) C/C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (11.38%) HTML
2 170 (8.56%) CSS
3 151 (7.60%) .NET
4 125 (6.29%) XML
5 119 (5.99%) HTML5
6 97 (4.88%) JSON
7 95 (4.78%) AngularJS
8 93 (4.68%) Middleware
9 85 (4.28%) REST
10 77 (3.88%) J2EE
10 77 (3.88%) jQuery
11 71 (3.58%) Web Services
12 50 (2.52%) SOAP
13 48 (2.42%) CSS3
14 39 (1.96%) Ajax
15 37 (1.86%) Spring
16 36 (1.81%) ASP.NET
17 33 (1.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 33 (1.66%) RESTful
18 27 (1.36%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (6.34%) Mathematics
3 83 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 80 (4.03%) Embedded Systems
5 72 (3.63%) STB
6 70 (3.52%) Data Centre
7 65 (3.27%) DTV
8 52 (2.62%) User Experience
9 51 (2.57%) Algorithms
10 50 (2.52%) Device Driver
11 48 (2.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 47 (2.37%) Management Information System
13 43 (2.17%) VHDL
14 38 (1.91%) MPEG
15 35 (1.76%) Derivative
16 30 (1.51%) Clustering
17 29 (1.46%) Data Structures
18 20 (1.01%) Fat Client
18 20 (1.01%) Thin Client
19 19 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 580 (29.20%) Linux
2 294 (14.80%) Windows
3 286 (14.40%) Unix
4 88 (4.43%) AIX
5 77 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (3.37%) Solaris
7 59 (2.97%) Windows 7
8 56 (2.82%) Windows Server
9 38 (1.91%) Android
10 37 (1.86%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
12 30 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 29 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (1.41%) Windows XP
15 25 (1.26%) VxWorks
16 23 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.91%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.86%) Mac OS
19 15 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (21.05%) Software Engineering
2 410 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (8.86%) Project Management
4 165 (8.31%) TDD
5 157 (7.91%) Scrum
6 150 (7.55%) Multithreading
7 146 (7.35%) Configuration Management
8 131 (6.60%) OO
9 119 (5.99%) Unit Testing
10 117 (5.89%) ITIL
11 115 (5.79%) UML
12 110 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (4.98%) Migration
14 95 (4.78%) SDLC
15 90 (4.53%) Integration Testing
16 79 (3.98%) Mentoring
17 74 (3.73%) PRINCE2
17 74 (3.73%) SOA
18 73 (3.68%) Open Source
19 71 (3.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 722 (36.35%) C++
2 444 (22.36%) Java
3 335 (16.87%) Python
4 271 (13.65%) JavaScript
5 247 (12.44%) SQL
6 230 (11.58%) Perl
7 212 (10.67%) C#
8 182 (9.16%) Embedded C
9 89 (4.48%) Bash Shell
10 87 (4.38%) Shell Script
11 79 (3.98%) Ruby
12 54 (2.72%) Embedded C++
13 46 (2.32%) Objective-C
14 43 (2.17%) VB
15 42 (2.11%) MATLAB
15 42 (2.11%) PHP
15 42 (2.11%) PowerShell
16 41 (2.06%) PL/SQL
17 39 (1.96%) COBOL
18 31 (1.56%) R
Qualifications
1 450 (22.66%) Security Cleared
2 257 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 193 (9.72%) Degree
4 185 (9.32%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 31 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (1.46%) HND
8 25 (1.26%) CISSP
9 24 (1.21%) CCNP
10 23 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.91%) CCNA
12 15 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.70%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.60%) IISP
14 12 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.60%) MCP
14 12 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.55%) CISM
15 11 (0.55%) MCSD
15 11 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.88%) QA
2 33 (1.66%) MISRA
3 28 (1.41%) DO-178B
4 24 (1.21%) SLA
5 23 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (1.16%) MISRA C
6 16 (0.81%) JSP 440
7 12 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.45%) RMADS
10 8 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.40%) JTAG
11 7 (0.35%) ISO26262
12 4 (0.20%) SEPA
13 3 (0.15%) GPG13
13 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
13 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
13 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 69 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 47 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.61%) Firmware
4 24 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.96%) KVM
6 18 (0.91%) Docker
7 11 (0.55%) iptables
8 9 (0.45%) NFS
9 8 (0.40%) LXC
9 8 (0.40%) RHEV
9 8 (0.40%) vSphere
10 7 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.30%) Dovecot
11 6 (0.30%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.30%) Squid
12 5 (0.25%) Cygwin
12 5 (0.25%) Xen
12 5 (0.25%) XenApp
12 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.20%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 46 (2.32%) Puppet
2 17 (0.86%) Control-M
3 14 (0.70%) SCCM
4 13 (0.65%) Nagios
4 13 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 10 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (0.50%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.45%) HP SIM
8 9 (0.45%) WMI
9 8 (0.40%) Cacti
10 7 (0.35%) OpenNebula
11 6 (0.30%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.25%) Nessus
12 5 (0.25%) Netcool
13 4 (0.20%) Ansible
13 4 (0.20%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 227 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 225 (11.33%) Oracle
3 103 (5.19%) IBM
4 93 (4.68%) Red Hat
5 70 (3.52%) HP
6 61 (3.07%) VMware
7 56 (2.82%) Cisco
8 38 (1.91%) SAP
9 34 (1.71%) Veritas
10 29 (1.46%) Google
10 29 (1.46%) Sybase
11 24 (1.21%) Remedy
12 23 (1.16%) Serena
13 22 (1.11%) Micro Focus
14 20 (1.01%) Adobe
15 19 (0.96%) EMC
15 19 (0.96%) Sun
16 18 (0.91%) Splunk
17 17 (0.86%) Apple
17 17 (0.86%) Citrix
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: Competitive Salary, Life Assurance & Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
ISL
Rate: £38.00 - £42.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
ISL
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 15 hours ago
Norfolk
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 16 hours ago
Essex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chippenham
Capita plc
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £45 to £48 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £45 to £48 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
IT Talent Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago