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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 110 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs citing C 917 1014 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.83% 2.11% 2.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.83% 5.63% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 583 550
Average daily rate
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£395 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 119 140
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £15.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
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
19000 18005 15624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.91% 37.51% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12799 12056 9873
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 425 571
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 £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -33 280 £475 +11.76% 198
South East -11 268 £358 +11.71% 162
South West +24 103 £440 +31.34% 52
East of England +5 79 £333 -14.19% 111
North West +1 61 £335 +4.68% 44
West Midlands -18 46 £300 +20.00% 41
East Midlands -13 26 £325 +1.56% 29
Yorkshire -34 22 £358 -9.77% 29
North East -1 18 £320 -20.00% 21
Midlands -5 1 £250 - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 583 (31.74%) C++
2 549 (29.89%) Linux
3 420 (22.86%) Software Engineering
4 362 (19.71%) Security Cleared
5 320 (17.42%) Java
6 297 (16.17%) UNIX
7 281 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
8 255 (13.88%) Finance
9 254 (13.83%) SQL
10 236 (12.85%) Python
11 224 (12.19%) Windows
12 215 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
13 214 (11.65%) SC Cleared
14 186 (10.13%) Oracle
15 185 (10.07%) Project Management
16 183 (9.96%) Embedded C
17 167 (9.09%) Microsoft
18 158 (8.60%) UML
19 156 (8.49%) Degree
20 155 (8.44%) C#
21 153 (8.33%) OO
22 128 (6.97%) Perl
23 127 (6.91%) DV Cleared
24 125 (6.80%) JavaScript
25 123 (6.70%) HTML
26 118 (6.42%) Configuration Management
27 115 (6.26%) VMware
27 115 (6.26%) MS Excel
27 115 (6.26%) Banking
27 115 (6.26%) Subversion

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 38 (2.07%) Apache
2 29 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 26 (1.42%) Node.js
4 23 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 20 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.87%) JBoss
7 15 (0.82%) Confluence
8 12 (0.65%) Lync
9 11 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.60%) SAS
10 10 (0.54%) CMS
11 9 (0.49%) IIS
12 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.38%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.33%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 115 (6.26%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.16%) MS Office
3 33 (1.80%) MS Project
4 23 (1.25%) Simulink
5 13 (0.71%) Doxygen
5 13 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.49%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.33%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.22%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.16%) Maya
11 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
4 5 (0.27%) Summit
5 4 (0.22%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.16%) Endur
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.11%) LabWindows
7 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.82%) SaaS
2 10 (0.54%) IaaS
2 10 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.49%) PaaS
3 9 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.33%) Office 365
6 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.054%) Boomi
8 1 (0.054%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.054%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.054%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.054%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.93%) TCP/IP
2 85 (4.63%) DNS
3 64 (3.48%) Wireless
4 61 (3.32%) Firewall
5 58 (3.16%) HTTP
6 57 (3.10%) SAN
7 52 (2.83%) SSL
8 49 (2.67%) DHCP
9 47 (2.56%) LTE
10 43 (2.34%) WAN
11 38 (2.07%) GSM
11 38 (2.07%) LAN
12 36 (1.96%) Network Security
13 35 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (1.80%) Internet
14 33 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (1.74%) VPN
16 30 (1.63%) 3G
17 29 (1.58%) LDAP
18 28 (1.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 34 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.25%) RDBMS
5 23 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 20 (1.09%) Data Mining
6 20 (1.09%) DB2
6 20 (1.09%) MySQL
6 20 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
9 12 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.60%) CouchDB
10 11 (0.60%) OLTP
11 10 (0.54%) Ingres
11 10 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.54%) Riak
Development Applications
1 115 (6.26%) Subversion
2 83 (4.52%) Git (software)
3 66 (3.59%) ClearCase
4 58 (3.16%) GoogleTest
5 53 (2.89%) Jenkins
6 51 (2.78%) NUnit
6 51 (2.78%) JIRA
7 48 (2.61%) Visual Studio
8 46 (2.50%) Ant
9 44 (2.40%) CppUnit
10 29 (1.58%) Maven
11 27 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
12 17 (0.93%) Hudson
12 17 (0.93%) Rational Rose
13 16 (0.87%) ProC
13 16 (0.87%) ClearQuest
13 16 (0.87%) Cucumber
14 15 (0.82%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.82%) Selenium
15 14 (0.76%) Fiddler
General
1 255 (13.88%) Finance
2 115 (6.26%) Banking
3 103 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 76 (4.14%) Electronics
5 50 (2.72%) Retail
6 45 (2.45%) Investment Banking
7 42 (2.29%) Automotive
8 37 (2.01%) Marketing
9 35 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.69%) Front Office
11 26 (1.42%) Games
12 25 (1.36%) Aerospace
13 21 (1.14%) Legal
14 19 (1.03%) Publishing
14 19 (1.03%) Military
15 14 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.71%) Local Government
16 13 (0.71%) Avionics
17 12 (0.65%) Billing
17 12 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 448 (24.39%) Developer
2 292 (15.90%) Software Engineer
3 147 (8.00%) Analyst
4 120 (6.53%) Project Manager
5 101 (5.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 92 (5.01%) Consultant
7 81 (4.41%) Architect
8 78 (4.25%) C++ Developer
9 77 (4.19%) C Developer
10 66 (3.59%) Software Developer
11 49 (2.67%) Business Analyst
12 45 (2.45%) Java Developer
13 40 (2.18%) Programmer
14 34 (1.85%) Administrator
15 30 (1.63%) Senior Developer
16 28 (1.52%) Tester
17 27 (1.47%) Senior Software Engineer
18 25 (1.36%) Technical Architect
18 25 (1.36%) Embedded Software Developer
18 25 (1.36%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (6.70%) HTML
2 111 (6.04%) .NET
3 104 (5.66%) Web Services
4 81 (4.41%) XML
5 70 (3.81%) CSS
6 66 (3.59%) HTML5
7 43 (2.34%) jQuery
8 41 (2.23%) JSON
9 36 (1.96%) J2EE
10 35 (1.91%) CSS3
11 28 (1.52%) RESTful
12 27 (1.47%) AngularJS
13 25 (1.36%) Middleware
14 24 (1.31%) Motif
15 22 (1.20%) ASP.NET
16 21 (1.14%) Java EE
17 16 (0.87%) Ajax
17 16 (0.87%) .NET Framework
17 16 (0.87%) WCF
18 15 (0.82%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 215 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 64 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 55 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
6 52 (2.83%) Mathematics
7 47 (2.56%) Device Driver
8 40 (2.18%) Algorithms
9 32 (1.74%) Derivative
10 29 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 22 (1.20%) Fat Client
11 22 (1.20%) Thin Client
12 21 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (1.09%) User Experience
14 19 (1.03%) PMI
14 19 (1.03%) Physics
15 17 (0.93%) Replication
16 16 (0.87%) Fixed Income
16 16 (0.87%) Statistics
16 16 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 549 (29.89%) Linux
2 297 (16.17%) UNIX
3 224 (12.19%) Windows
4 59 (3.21%) Solaris
5 51 (2.78%) AIX
6 49 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
7 46 (2.50%) Android
7 46 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 41 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.31%) Windows 7
12 21 (1.14%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.76%) VxWorks
15 12 (0.65%) HPUX
16 11 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.49%) ThreadX
17 9 (0.49%) Windows CE
17 9 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (22.86%) Software Engineering
2 281 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (10.07%) Project Management
4 158 (8.60%) UML
5 153 (8.33%) OO
6 118 (6.42%) Configuration Management
7 97 (5.28%) OOD
8 94 (5.12%) Multithreading
9 78 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (4.25%) SDLC
10 77 (4.19%) ITIL
11 74 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (3.92%) PRINCE2
13 69 (3.76%) Migration
14 61 (3.32%) TDD
15 59 (3.21%) Integration Testing
16 58 (3.16%) Scrum
17 54 (2.94%) Open Source
18 53 (2.89%) DevOps
19 51 (2.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 583 (31.74%) C++
2 320 (17.42%) Java
3 254 (13.83%) SQL
4 236 (12.85%) Python
5 183 (9.96%) Embedded C
6 155 (8.44%) C#
7 128 (6.97%) Perl
8 125 (6.80%) JavaScript
9 80 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 63 (3.43%) PHP
11 60 (3.27%) Embedded C++
12 48 (2.61%) Ruby
13 46 (2.50%) Bash Shell
14 34 (1.85%) Objective-C
15 32 (1.74%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.74%) VB
16 31 (1.69%) PowerShell
17 24 (1.31%) MATLAB
18 20 (1.09%) Korn
19 15 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 362 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 214 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 156 (8.49%) Degree
4 127 (6.91%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.74%) CCNP
7 29 (1.58%) PMI Certification
8 28 (1.52%) PMP
9 24 (1.31%) CCSE
10 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (0.76%) CISSP
13 13 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.60%) MCITP
15 10 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.54%) PhD
15 10 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.49%) CISA
17 8 (0.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.94%) QA
2 25 (1.36%) DO-178B
3 14 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.60%) SLA
6 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.27%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.22%) TickIT
9 3 (0.16%) GxP
9 3 (0.16%) JTAG
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.11%) GCP
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
11 1 (0.054%) GMP
11 1 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 89 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 38 (2.07%) Firmware
4 14 (0.76%) vSphere
5 13 (0.71%) NFS
6 12 (0.65%) Varnish
6 12 (0.65%) Sendmail
6 12 (0.65%) XenApp
7 10 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.49%) Xen
8 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.44%) GPFS
10 6 (0.33%) Docker
10 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.33%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.33%) XenServer
11 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (2.07%) Puppet
2 25 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 13 (0.71%) yum
5 13 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
6 12 (0.65%) MAILsweeper
7 11 (0.60%) Nagios
8 10 (0.54%) CFEngine
8 10 (0.54%) Ansible
8 10 (0.54%) Graphite
9 9 (0.49%) SCCM
9 9 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
10 6 (0.33%) SCOM
11 5 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.27%) WMI
11 5 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
11 5 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 186 (10.13%) Oracle
2 167 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 115 (6.26%) VMware
4 108 (5.88%) Cisco
5 105 (5.72%) HP
6 59 (3.21%) IBM
7 47 (2.56%) NetApp
7 47 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 40 (2.18%) Citrix
9 38 (2.07%) Blue Coat
10 33 (1.80%) SAP
10 33 (1.80%) Sybase
11 31 (1.69%) EMC
12 30 (1.63%) F5
13 27 (1.47%) CheckPoint
14 26 (1.42%) Ericsson
15 24 (1.31%) Infoblox
16 22 (1.20%) Juniper
17 21 (1.14%) Veritas
17 21 (1.14%) Huawei
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