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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 109 98 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs citing C 862 875 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 1.99% 2.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.89% 5.30% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 446 466
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 123 200
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £15.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
17638 16517 15639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.98% 37.55% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11904 10560 9767
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 460 661
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 £18.50 £15.18 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -30 298 £413 -2.94% 199
South East -2 245 £340 +4.61% 192
South West +13 78 £350 -3.44% 111
East of England -23 56 £350 +7.69% 147
North West +7 53 £278 +11.00% 60
Yorkshire +17 44 £401 +7.08% 31
East Midlands +15 30 £350 +40.00% 38
West Midlands -10 29 £310 -3.87% 36
North East -17 19 £320 -15.23% 10
Midlands - - - - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 550 (29.71%) C++
2 501 (27.07%) Linux
3 405 (21.88%) Software Engineering
4 356 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 311 (16.80%) Java
6 294 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
7 282 (15.24%) Windows
8 281 (15.18%) UNIX
8 281 (15.18%) SQL
9 247 (13.34%) Python
10 244 (13.18%) Finance
11 226 (12.21%) SC Cleared
12 213 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
12 213 (11.51%) Microsoft
13 212 (11.45%) Oracle
14 184 (9.94%) Project Management
15 181 (9.78%) Degree
16 165 (8.91%) C#
17 158 (8.54%) OO
18 147 (7.94%) Embedded C
19 140 (7.56%) JavaScript
20 137 (7.40%) UML
21 133 (7.19%) MS Excel
22 131 (7.08%) HTML
23 127 (6.86%) .NET
24 124 (6.70%) Perl
25 123 (6.65%) ITIL
25 123 (6.65%) Configuration Management
26 122 (6.59%) Subversion
27 107 (5.78%) VMware

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.59%) Apache
2 37 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 34 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 32 (1.73%) JBoss
5 21 (1.13%) WebLogic
6 19 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.03%) Node.js
7 17 (0.92%) IIS
8 15 (0.81%) Tuxedo
9 13 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 12 (0.65%) CMS
11 11 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (0.49%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.49%) Confluence
13 8 (0.43%) SAS
13 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 133 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 82 (4.43%) MS Office
3 16 (0.86%) MS Project
4 15 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.59%) Simulink
5 11 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.43%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.054%) InDesign
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.054%) Maya
11 1 (0.054%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.054%) MODO
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.32%) SAP SRM
4 6 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.27%) Cerner Millennium
5 5 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) Misys Midas
7 3 (0.16%) Summit
7 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.16%) SAP LE
8 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.54%) SaaS
4 6 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.16%) IaaS
8 2 (0.11%) Force.com
8 2 (0.11%) Office 365
9 1 (0.054%) GitHub
9 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.054%) Heroku
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.02%) TCP/IP
2 83 (4.48%) DNS
3 78 (4.21%) Firewall
4 57 (3.08%) Internet
5 50 (2.70%) DHCP
6 46 (2.49%) SAN
7 43 (2.32%) HTTP
7 43 (2.32%) SSL
8 42 (2.27%) Wireless
9 41 (2.22%) Network Security
10 38 (2.05%) WAN
11 37 (2.00%) LAN
11 37 (2.00%) 3G
12 33 (1.78%) LTE
13 31 (1.67%) LDAP
14 29 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (1.51%) GSM
15 28 (1.51%) BIG-IP
16 27 (1.46%) OSPF
17 24 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 40 (2.16%) MySQL
4 39 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.67%) Ingres
6 27 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 23 (1.24%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.19%) Big Data
9 22 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.97%) CouchDB
13 18 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (0.86%) Riak
15 16 (0.86%) DB2
15 16 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 122 (6.59%) Subversion
2 72 (3.89%) ClearCase
3 66 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 58 (3.13%) GoogleTest
5 52 (2.81%) JIRA
5 52 (2.81%) NUnit
6 50 (2.70%) CppUnit
7 47 (2.54%) Ant
8 37 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 34 (1.84%) CruiseControl
10 33 (1.78%) Visual Studio
11 25 (1.35%) ClearQuest
12 23 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (1.08%) Selenium
13 20 (1.08%) Fiddler
14 16 (0.86%) Rational Rose
15 14 (0.76%) Maven
16 13 (0.70%) LoadRunner
16 13 (0.70%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 244 (13.18%) Finance
2 105 (5.67%) Banking
3 85 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 51 (2.76%) Retail
5 48 (2.59%) Electronics
6 45 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 42 (2.27%) Automotive
8 35 (1.89%) Aerospace
9 33 (1.78%) Front Office
10 29 (1.57%) Marketing
10 29 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.46%) Advertising
11 27 (1.46%) Games
12 24 (1.30%) Avionics
13 22 (1.19%) Military
14 21 (1.13%) Legal
15 14 (0.76%) Back Office
16 13 (0.70%) Publishing
17 12 (0.65%) Law
18 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 416 (22.47%) Developer
2 281 (15.18%) Software Engineer
3 154 (8.32%) Analyst
4 119 (6.43%) Project Manager
5 89 (4.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 84 (4.54%) Architect
7 74 (4.00%) Consultant
8 69 (3.73%) Software Developer
9 63 (3.40%) C++ Developer
10 54 (2.92%) Business Analyst
11 49 (2.65%) Java Developer
12 44 (2.38%) C Developer
12 44 (2.38%) Senior Developer
13 38 (2.05%) Tester
14 29 (1.57%) Front-End Developer
15 28 (1.51%) Support Analyst
16 27 (1.46%) Linux Engineer
17 26 (1.40%) Customer Engineer
17 26 (1.40%) Programmer
17 26 (1.40%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (7.08%) HTML
2 127 (6.86%) .NET
3 104 (5.62%) XML
4 98 (5.29%) CSS
5 90 (4.86%) Web Services
6 77 (4.16%) jQuery
7 71 (3.84%) HTML5
8 48 (2.59%) CSS3
9 43 (2.32%) Middleware
10 42 (2.27%) Motif
11 41 (2.22%) JSON
12 31 (1.67%) ASP.NET
12 31 (1.67%) J2EE
13 30 (1.62%) wxWidgets
14 26 (1.40%) REST
15 24 (1.30%) RESTful
15 24 (1.30%) Ajax
16 23 (1.24%) AngularJS
17 22 (1.19%) SOAP
18 20 (1.08%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 213 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.02%) Mathematics
3 77 (4.16%) Computer Science
4 69 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
6 41 (2.22%) Device Driver
7 38 (2.05%) Algorithms
8 33 (1.78%) Open Source
9 28 (1.51%) Clustering
10 27 (1.46%) Thin Client
10 27 (1.46%) Fat Client
10 27 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 26 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.35%) Derivative
13 24 (1.30%) DTV
14 23 (1.24%) STB
14 23 (1.24%) User Experience
15 21 (1.13%) PKI
15 21 (1.13%) Statistics
16 18 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 501 (27.07%) Linux
2 282 (15.24%) Windows
3 281 (15.18%) UNIX
4 63 (3.40%) Android
5 56 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (2.43%) Apple iOS
8 43 (2.32%) AIX
9 42 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
9 42 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (2.22%) Solaris
11 39 (2.11%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.51%) Mac OS X
13 24 (1.30%) Windows XP
14 22 (1.19%) VxWorks
15 12 (0.65%) ThreadX
16 11 (0.59%) Nucleus RTOS
17 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (21.88%) Software Engineering
2 294 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (9.94%) Project Management
4 158 (8.54%) OO
5 137 (7.40%) UML
6 123 (6.65%) ITIL
6 123 (6.65%) Configuration Management
7 79 (4.27%) OOD
8 78 (4.21%) Migration
8 78 (4.21%) Scrum
8 78 (4.21%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (3.62%) TDD
10 66 (3.57%) Multithreading
11 64 (3.46%) PRINCE2
12 60 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (2.92%) Service Management
14 52 (2.81%) E-Commerce
14 52 (2.81%) Analytics
15 49 (2.65%) Change Management
16 48 (2.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 550 (29.71%) C++
2 311 (16.80%) Java
3 281 (15.18%) SQL
4 247 (13.34%) Python
5 165 (8.91%) C#
6 147 (7.94%) Embedded C
7 140 (7.56%) JavaScript
8 124 (6.70%) Perl
9 96 (5.19%) Shell Script
10 92 (4.97%) PHP
11 82 (4.43%) VB
12 60 (3.24%) Ruby
13 50 (2.70%) Embedded C++
14 47 (2.54%) Bash Shell
15 42 (2.27%) PL/SQL
16 24 (1.30%) PowerShell
16 24 (1.30%) Korn
17 21 (1.13%) Objective-C
17 21 (1.13%) VBA
18 20 (1.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 356 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 226 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 181 (9.78%) Degree
4 97 (5.24%) DV Cleared
5 34 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.51%) PMI Certification
6 28 (1.51%) CCNP
7 27 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 22 (1.19%) CCSE
9 21 (1.13%) ISEB
9 21 (1.13%) PMP
10 18 (0.97%) ISTQB
11 15 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.70%) BC Cleared
13 12 (0.65%) MCSE
13 12 (0.65%) CISSP
13 12 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.08%) QA
2 29 (1.57%) DO-178B
3 26 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 25 (1.35%) SLA
5 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.11%) FATCA
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.054%) GxP
9 1 (0.054%) EMIR
9 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 88 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.51%) Firmware
4 16 (0.86%) NFS
5 14 (0.76%) Xen
6 12 (0.65%) XenApp
6 12 (0.65%) XenServer
7 9 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.49%) Sendmail
7 9 (0.49%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.43%) vSphere
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.32%) KVM
9 6 (0.32%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.27%) RHEV
10 5 (0.27%) Varnish
11 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.22%) PowerHA
11 4 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (1.94%) Puppet
2 35 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (1.62%) Nagios
4 24 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (0.97%) Tivoli
6 16 (0.86%) Ansible
6 16 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 15 (0.81%) Graphite
7 15 (0.81%) CFEngine
8 10 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
8 10 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
9 8 (0.43%) SCCM
10 7 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
10 7 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.32%) WMI
12 5 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.27%) Tivoli NetView
12 5 (0.27%) HP UCMDB
12 5 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.27%) yum
Vendors
1 213 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 212 (11.45%) Oracle
3 107 (5.78%) VMware
4 101 (5.46%) HP
5 63 (3.40%) Cisco
6 61 (3.30%) IBM
6 61 (3.30%) Citrix
7 54 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 51 (2.76%) SAP
9 34 (1.84%) EMC
10 32 (1.73%) Blue Coat
11 31 (1.67%) F5
12 30 (1.62%) Google
13 28 (1.51%) CheckPoint
14 27 (1.46%) NetApp
15 22 (1.19%) Infoblox
16 20 (1.08%) Ericsson
17 19 (1.03%) Veritas
18 18 (0.97%) Imperva
18 18 (0.97%) Juniper
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £320 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Enfield Council
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £220 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 375 per day GBP
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum With potential to increase - £51,702
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Platform People
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago