The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 89 78 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing C 1100 1053 1478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.10% 2.40% 2.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.66% 6.50% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 521 650
Average daily rate £350 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 162 229
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.42 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19429 16204 19746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.10% 36.89% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12753 10181 11872
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 588 704
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -7 409 £400 -3.03% 183
South East -3 309 £320 -0.38% 222
East of England 0 102 £325 +7.43% 146
South West -52 76 £345 -18.82% 85
West Midlands +14 47 £245 -9.67% 40
Yorkshire +5 42 £393 +30.83% 28
North West -31 39 £250 -23.07% 64
East Midlands 0 32 £320 -8.57% 28
North East -4 22 £278 -20.71% 13
Midlands -2 3 - -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 601 (30.71%) C++
2 404 (20.64%) Linux
3 393 (20.08%) Java
4 345 (17.63%) Software Engineering
5 278 (14.21%) Windows
6 276 (14.10%) Finance
7 268 (13.69%) Security Cleared
8 252 (12.88%) UNIX
9 241 (12.31%) SQL
10 222 (11.34%) C#
11 208 (10.63%) Degree
12 202 (10.32%) Microsoft
13 188 (9.61%) SC Cleared
14 184 (9.40%) Oracle
15 181 (9.25%) Project Management
16 171 (8.74%) Perl
17 169 (8.64%) Python
18 156 (7.97%) OO
19 154 (7.87%) .NET
20 151 (7.72%) JavaScript
21 147 (7.51%) Banking
22 146 (7.46%) HTML
22 146 (7.46%) Telecoms
23 138 (7.05%) Embedded C
23 138 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
24 128 (6.54%) XML
25 123 (6.29%) ITIL
26 116 (5.93%) HP
27 115 (5.88%) SQL Server
27 115 (5.88%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 88 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.40%) WebSphere
3 35 (1.79%) Apache
4 33 (1.69%) IIS
5 24 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
5 24 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
5 24 (1.23%) TeamSite
6 21 (1.07%) SAS
7 19 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.72%) CMS
11 13 (0.66%) Node.js
12 12 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
13 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.51%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 115 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 92 (4.70%) MS Office
3 42 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (1.74%) MS Project
6 11 (0.56%) Simulink
7 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.20%) SPSS
10 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.10%) CATIA
11 2 (0.10%) Windchill
11 2 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.051%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.051%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.051%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.26%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.10%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.10%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.10%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.41%) SaaS
3 7 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.15%) GitHub
6 2 (0.10%) PaaS
7 1 (0.051%) Trello
7 1 (0.051%) IaaS
7 1 (0.051%) Office 365
7 1 (0.051%) Joyent
7 1 (0.051%) Heroku
7 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.051%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.96%) Internet
2 86 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 65 (3.32%) HTTP
4 64 (3.27%) Firewall
5 61 (3.12%) DNS
6 42 (2.15%) LAN
7 41 (2.10%) Wireless
8 38 (1.94%) SAN
9 35 (1.79%) DHCP
10 33 (1.69%) WAN
11 31 (1.58%) VPN
12 28 (1.43%) Network Security
13 27 (1.38%) OSPF
14 24 (1.23%) BGP
15 21 (1.07%) FTP
16 18 (0.92%) DVB
17 17 (0.87%) 3G
17 17 (0.87%) MPLS
18 15 (0.77%) Ethernet
18 15 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.27%) MySQL
3 49 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 48 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 38 (1.94%) DB2
6 33 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 20 (1.02%) Big Data
11 18 (0.92%) NoSQL
11 18 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (0.77%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.72%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 97 (4.96%) Subversion
2 79 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 59 (3.01%) ClearCase
4 53 (2.71%) Visual Studio
5 27 (1.38%) NUnit
5 27 (1.38%) Ant
6 26 (1.33%) ProC
7 24 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (1.18%) CppUnit
8 23 (1.18%) GoogleTest
9 22 (1.12%) Selenium
10 21 (1.07%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.97%) Eclipse
12 18 (0.92%) JUnit
13 16 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
13 16 (0.82%) JIRA
14 15 (0.77%) Maven
15 14 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
16 13 (0.66%) Rational Rose
16 13 (0.66%) Mercurial
General
1 276 (14.10%) Finance
2 147 (7.51%) Banking
3 146 (7.46%) Telecoms
4 67 (3.42%) Games
5 59 (3.01%) Retail
6 45 (2.30%) Electronics
7 36 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 34 (1.74%) Front Office
8 34 (1.74%) Automotive
9 33 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.33%) Back Office
11 21 (1.07%) Marketing
12 20 (1.02%) Legal
13 19 (0.97%) Billing
14 18 (0.92%) Publishing
15 17 (0.87%) Military
16 15 (0.77%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.77%) Advertising
17 11 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 483 (24.68%) Developer
2 264 (13.49%) Software Engineer
3 175 (8.94%) Analyst
4 130 (6.64%) Project Manager
5 105 (5.37%) Architect
6 90 (4.60%) Consultant
7 74 (3.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 55 (2.81%) C Developer
9 51 (2.61%) Business Analyst
9 51 (2.61%) C++ Developer
10 46 (2.35%) Java Developer
11 41 (2.10%) Customer Engineer
11 41 (2.10%) Front-End Developer
12 40 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (1.84%) Support Analyst
14 35 (1.79%) Android Developer
15 34 (1.74%) Systems Engineer
15 34 (1.74%) Software Developer
16 33 (1.69%) Administrator
17 31 (1.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (7.87%) .NET
2 146 (7.46%) HTML
3 128 (6.54%) XML
4 89 (4.55%) CSS
5 77 (3.93%) Web Services
6 75 (3.83%) HTML5
7 68 (3.47%) jQuery
8 55 (2.81%) CSS3
9 46 (2.35%) JSON
10 44 (2.25%) OpenGL
11 41 (2.10%) Middleware
12 37 (1.89%) POSIX
13 35 (1.79%) ASP.NET
14 27 (1.38%) J2EE
14 27 (1.38%) Backbone.js
15 26 (1.33%) Qt
16 25 (1.28%) REST
17 24 (1.23%) BAPI
18 23 (1.18%) Motif
18 23 (1.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.11%) Mathematics
2 84 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
4 48 (2.45%) DTV
5 47 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.20%) Open Source
7 39 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.69%) PMI
8 33 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 28 (1.43%) NHS
9 28 (1.43%) Clustering
10 26 (1.33%) Online Banking
11 25 (1.28%) Replication
11 25 (1.28%) DataPower
12 22 (1.12%) Derivative
12 22 (1.12%) Statistics
12 22 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.92%) Firmware
14 17 (0.87%) iPhone
15 16 (0.82%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 404 (20.64%) Linux
2 278 (14.21%) Windows
3 252 (12.88%) UNIX
4 98 (5.01%) Android
5 59 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
6 53 (2.71%) Solaris
7 48 (2.45%) Apple iOS
8 41 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (1.94%) Windows 7
10 36 (1.84%) Windows XP
11 30 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (1.23%) AIX
13 20 (1.02%) HPUX
14 18 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.61%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.51%) Windows CE
18 8 (0.41%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.41%) VMS
18 8 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (17.63%) Software Engineering
2 181 (9.25%) Project Management
3 156 (7.97%) OO
4 138 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (6.29%) ITIL
6 104 (5.31%) UML
7 100 (5.11%) PRINCE2
8 98 (5.01%) Migration
9 92 (4.70%) Configuration Management
10 84 (4.29%) Scrum
11 75 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (3.78%) Multithreading
12 74 (3.78%) OOD
13 69 (3.53%) Change Management
14 68 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 65 (3.32%) TDD
16 50 (2.55%) Business Analysis
17 45 (2.30%) Android Development
18 44 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (2.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 601 (30.71%) C++
2 393 (20.08%) Java
3 241 (12.31%) SQL
4 222 (11.34%) C#
5 171 (8.74%) Perl
6 169 (8.64%) Python
7 151 (7.72%) JavaScript
8 138 (7.05%) Embedded C
9 91 (4.65%) Shell Script
10 81 (4.14%) PHP
11 55 (2.81%) Ruby
12 51 (2.61%) VB
13 42 (2.15%) Embedded C++
13 42 (2.15%) Assembly Language
14 40 (2.04%) Objective-C
15 37 (1.89%) PowerShell
16 36 (1.84%) PL/SQL
17 35 (1.79%) VB.NET
18 31 (1.58%) Bash Shell
19 29 (1.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 268 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 208 (10.63%) Degree
3 188 (9.61%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 46 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 36 (1.84%) PMP
8 30 (1.53%) ISEB
9 26 (1.33%) CCNA
10 25 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 21 (1.07%) CCNP
12 18 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.56%) MCSE
14 11 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.51%) CISSP
15 10 (0.51%) HND
16 9 (0.46%) CCSE
17 8 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.20%) ISO 9001
2 41 (2.10%) QA
3 28 (1.43%) SLA
4 16 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.51%) DO-178B
6 8 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.31%) COBIT
8 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.15%) Section 508
10 2 (0.10%) JTAG
10 2 (0.10%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.10%) FATCA
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.051%) Basel III
11 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.051%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.051%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.051%) DICOM
System Software
1 55 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.07%) VMware ESX
4 14 (0.72%) XenApp
4 14 (0.72%) Sendmail
4 14 (0.72%) Varnish
4 14 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (0.66%) NFS
6 11 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.46%) Xen
8 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.31%) vSphere
10 5 (0.26%) KVM
11 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.15%) Nmap
12 3 (0.15%) vCloud
12 3 (0.15%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.10%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (2.10%) Tivoli
2 24 (1.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 21 (1.07%) SCCM
4 16 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (0.82%) Tivoli NetView
5 15 (0.77%) SCOM
6 10 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.41%) Ionix
7 8 (0.41%) Netcool/Webtop
7 8 (0.41%) Netcool
7 8 (0.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 7 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.31%) HP SIM
9 6 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
10 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.26%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.20%) Puppet
11 4 (0.20%) Nagios
12 3 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 202 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 184 (9.40%) Oracle
3 116 (5.93%) HP
4 87 (4.45%) Cisco
5 59 (3.01%) VMware
6 52 (2.66%) SAP
7 42 (2.15%) IBM
8 36 (1.84%) Citrix
9 31 (1.58%) Perforce
10 27 (1.38%) Juniper
11 26 (1.33%) NetApp
11 26 (1.33%) Sybase
12 24 (1.23%) LogLogic
12 24 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.18%) EMC
14 21 (1.07%) Remedy
14 21 (1.07%) McAfee
14 21 (1.07%) Sun
14 21 (1.07%) F5
15 20 (1.02%) Blue Coat
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