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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 99 93 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing C 953 981 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.96% 2.07% 2.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.21% 5.58% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 529 491
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 £275 £240 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 135 170
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.18 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% -5.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £13.87 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £44.00 £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
18277 17568 15502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.59% 37.15% 37.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12002 11411 9789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 426 573
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 £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.65
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 27 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 27 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 27 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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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 -22 323 £450 +7.65% 198
South East -1 275 £340 +6.25% 197
South West +28 111 £473 +36.95% 78
North West +4 56 £320 +28.00% 51
West Midlands +4 48 £325 +31.31% 38
East of England -30 48 £375 +17.18% 98
Yorkshire -17 35 £381 +1.93% 20
East Midlands -12 26 £330 +3.12% 43
North East -8 20 £320 +10.91% 14
Midlands - - - -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 546 (30.08%) C++
2 536 (29.53%) Linux
3 413 (22.75%) Software Engineering
4 375 (20.66%) Security Cleared
5 303 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
6 291 (16.03%) Java
7 279 (15.37%) UNIX
8 262 (14.44%) SQL
9 255 (14.05%) Finance
10 250 (13.77%) Python
11 249 (13.72%) SC Cleared
12 244 (13.44%) Windows
13 240 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
14 217 (11.96%) Project Management
15 183 (10.08%) Microsoft
16 179 (9.86%) Oracle
17 167 (9.20%) Embedded C
18 165 (9.09%) Degree
19 163 (8.98%) OO
20 156 (8.60%) UML
21 146 (8.04%) C#
22 141 (7.77%) JavaScript
22 141 (7.77%) Configuration Management
23 140 (7.71%) HTML
24 132 (7.27%) Subversion
25 123 (6.78%) Perl
26 120 (6.61%) MS Excel
27 117 (6.45%) .NET
28 115 (6.34%) VMware
29 108 (5.95%) Banking

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 45 (2.48%) Apache
2 32 (1.76%) Node.js
3 28 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 25 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 19 (1.05%) JBoss
7 14 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 12 (0.66%) CMS
9 10 (0.55%) IIS
10 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.50%) SAS
10 9 (0.50%) Confluence
10 9 (0.50%) Lync
11 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
12 6 (0.33%) GlassFish
12 6 (0.33%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 120 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.30%) MS Office
3 32 (1.76%) MS Project
4 17 (0.94%) Simulink
5 11 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.55%) Doxygen
7 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.17%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.055%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.055%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
5 5 (0.28%) SAP SRM
5 5 (0.28%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
6 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.17%) SAP LE
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 3 (0.17%) Endur
7 3 (0.17%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.17%) Summit
8 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.44%) SaaS
2 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.33%) PaaS
4 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.055%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.055%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.055%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.055%) Office 365
6 1 (0.055%) GitHub
6 1 (0.055%) Force.com
6 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 86 (4.74%) TCP/IP
2 74 (4.08%) DNS
3 73 (4.02%) Firewall
4 64 (3.53%) Wireless
5 47 (2.59%) Internet
5 47 (2.59%) SAN
5 47 (2.59%) LTE
6 44 (2.42%) SSL
7 42 (2.31%) HTTP
8 40 (2.20%) DHCP
8 40 (2.20%) GSM
8 40 (2.20%) WAN
9 38 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (2.04%) Network Security
10 37 (2.04%) LAN
10 37 (2.04%) 3G
11 31 (1.71%) BIG-IP
12 30 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (1.65%) OSPF
12 30 (1.65%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 37 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.65%) Ingres
4 30 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 28 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 27 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.27%) MySQL
8 23 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 21 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (1.16%) CouchDB
10 18 (0.99%) Riak
10 18 (0.99%) Hypertable
11 16 (0.88%) Big Data
11 16 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.83%) Data Mining
13 13 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 132 (7.27%) Subversion
2 87 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 81 (4.46%) ClearCase
4 71 (3.91%) GoogleTest
5 67 (3.69%) NUnit
6 63 (3.47%) CppUnit
7 59 (3.25%) Ant
8 49 (2.70%) JIRA
9 48 (2.64%) Jenkins
10 37 (2.04%) Visual Studio
11 34 (1.87%) CruiseControl
12 30 (1.65%) ClearQuest
13 27 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
14 24 (1.32%) Rational Rose
15 23 (1.27%) Fiddler
16 19 (1.05%) Selenium
17 16 (0.88%) Cucumber
17 16 (0.88%) Maven
18 15 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
19 13 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 255 (14.05%) Finance
2 108 (5.95%) Banking
3 98 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.14%) Electronics
5 52 (2.87%) Retail
6 42 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 40 (2.20%) Automotive
8 36 (1.98%) Front Office
9 35 (1.93%) Marketing
10 33 (1.82%) Aerospace
11 27 (1.49%) Military
12 23 (1.27%) Manufacturing
13 22 (1.21%) Games
14 20 (1.10%) Publishing
15 19 (1.05%) Avionics
16 15 (0.83%) Legal
17 11 (0.61%) Advertising
17 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.61%) Local Government
18 10 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 423 (23.31%) Developer
2 278 (15.32%) Software Engineer
3 147 (8.10%) Analyst
4 134 (7.38%) Project Manager
5 85 (4.68%) Architect
5 85 (4.68%) Consultant
5 85 (4.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 71 (3.91%) Software Developer
7 56 (3.09%) C++ Developer
8 55 (3.03%) C Developer
9 51 (2.81%) Business Analyst
10 45 (2.48%) Senior Developer
11 44 (2.42%) Java Developer
12 35 (1.93%) Tester
13 33 (1.82%) Senior Software Engineer
14 29 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
15 27 (1.49%) DevOps Engineer
16 26 (1.43%) Linux Engineer
17 25 (1.38%) Programmer
18 23 (1.27%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (7.71%) HTML
2 117 (6.45%) .NET
3 91 (5.01%) CSS
4 90 (4.96%) XML
5 84 (4.63%) Web Services
6 81 (4.46%) HTML5
7 70 (3.86%) jQuery
8 52 (2.87%) CSS3
9 48 (2.64%) Motif
10 39 (2.15%) JSON
11 38 (2.09%) Middleware
12 31 (1.71%) RESTful
13 27 (1.49%) J2EE
14 26 (1.43%) AngularJS
15 25 (1.38%) wxWidgets
16 20 (1.10%) ASP.NET
17 19 (1.05%) Java EE
17 19 (1.05%) Sass
18 18 (0.99%) Qt
18 18 (0.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 240 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 65 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 51 (2.81%) Mathematics
5 44 (2.42%) Device Driver
5 44 (2.42%) Algorithms
6 40 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
7 37 (2.04%) Open Source
8 34 (1.87%) Derivative
9 30 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 27 (1.49%) User Experience
11 25 (1.38%) Statistics
12 23 (1.27%) Fat Client
12 23 (1.27%) Thin Client
13 22 (1.21%) Clustering
14 19 (1.05%) PMI
14 19 (1.05%) PKI
14 19 (1.05%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.99%) Fixed Income
16 16 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 536 (29.53%) Linux
2 279 (15.37%) UNIX
3 244 (13.44%) Windows
4 45 (2.48%) Solaris
5 44 (2.42%) Android
6 43 (2.37%) AIX
7 42 (2.31%) Apple iOS
8 41 (2.26%) Embedded Linux
9 36 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (1.32%) Windows 7
13 21 (1.16%) Windows XP
14 19 (1.05%) VxWorks
15 18 (0.99%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.66%) HPUX
17 10 (0.55%) ThreadX
17 10 (0.55%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (22.75%) Software Engineering
2 303 (16.69%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (11.96%) Project Management
4 163 (8.98%) OO
5 156 (8.60%) UML
6 141 (7.77%) Configuration Management
7 99 (5.45%) OOD
8 89 (4.90%) ITIL
9 88 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
9 88 (4.85%) Multithreading
10 83 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 72 (3.97%) PRINCE2
12 71 (3.91%) Scrum
12 71 (3.91%) Migration
13 60 (3.31%) TDD
14 59 (3.25%) Use Case
15 56 (3.09%) Integration Testing
16 54 (2.98%) DevOps
17 51 (2.81%) Analytics
17 51 (2.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 546 (30.08%) C++
2 291 (16.03%) Java
3 262 (14.44%) SQL
4 250 (13.77%) Python
5 167 (9.20%) Embedded C
6 146 (8.04%) C#
7 141 (7.77%) JavaScript
8 123 (6.78%) Perl
9 90 (4.96%) Shell Script
10 86 (4.74%) PHP
11 63 (3.47%) Ruby
12 56 (3.09%) Embedded C++
13 53 (2.92%) Bash Shell
14 50 (2.75%) VB
15 37 (2.04%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.43%) Objective-C
17 25 (1.38%) MATLAB
17 25 (1.38%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.16%) Korn
19 17 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 375 (20.66%) Security Cleared
2 249 (13.72%) SC Cleared
3 165 (9.09%) Degree
4 106 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.82%) CCNP
7 31 (1.71%) PMI Certification
8 29 (1.60%) PMP
9 26 (1.43%) CCSE
10 22 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.77%) PhD
13 14 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.72%) ISEB
15 12 (0.66%) CISSP
15 12 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.66%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.61%) MCITP
16 11 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.42%) QA
2 31 (1.71%) DO-178B
3 22 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.72%) SLA
5 9 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.11%) GxP
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.055%) FATCA
9 1 (0.055%) TickIT
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.055%) GAMP
9 1 (0.055%) GCP
System Software
1 88 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.71%) Firmware
4 15 (0.83%) Sendmail
5 11 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.55%) Xen
7 9 (0.50%) XenApp
7 9 (0.50%) vSphere
8 8 (0.44%) Varnish
8 8 (0.44%) XenServer
9 7 (0.39%) GPFS
10 6 (0.33%) Docker
10 6 (0.33%) NFS
11 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.22%) KVM
12 4 (0.22%) iptables
12 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (2.64%) Puppet
2 40 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.27%) Nagios
4 21 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.05%) Ansible
6 18 (0.99%) Graphite
6 18 (0.99%) CFEngine
7 15 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
7 15 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
7 15 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (0.50%) yum
10 7 (0.39%) NSN NetAct
10 7 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.39%) SCCM
11 6 (0.33%) WMI
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.28%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 183 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 179 (9.86%) Oracle
3 115 (6.34%) VMware
4 96 (5.29%) Cisco
5 91 (5.01%) HP
6 43 (2.37%) Citrix
7 42 (2.31%) IBM
7 42 (2.31%) Blue Coat
8 39 (2.15%) SAP
8 39 (2.15%) Red Hat
9 34 (1.87%) NetApp
9 34 (1.87%) F5
10 32 (1.76%) CheckPoint
11 30 (1.65%) EMC
12 26 (1.43%) Infoblox
13 25 (1.38%) Ericsson
14 24 (1.32%) Juniper
15 23 (1.27%) Google
16 21 (1.16%) Huawei
16 21 (1.16%) Imperva
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £31.4 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £190 to £210 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £670.00 - £737.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
JD & Co Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day contract - permanent salaries offer equity!
Posted: 3 days ago