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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 112 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing C 984 920 987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.87% 1.94% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.00% 5.04% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 476 408
Average daily rate
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£363 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 141 179
Average hourly rate £32.75 £34.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.72%
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
19695 18253 17803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.35% 38.55% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13528 11922 10932
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 511 661
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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 -26 316 £406 -4.41% 161
South East -1 255 £350 +7.69% 156
South West -3 89 £375 +27.65% 75
East of England -17 80 £344 +1.85% 113
North West +16 56 £325 +4.00% 40
West Midlands -1 47 £337 +5.15% 27
Yorkshire +16 45 £388 +19.23% 27
North East -2 32 £330 - 8
East Midlands -5 28 £350 +9.37% 38
Midlands -1 2 - -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 566 (29.34%) C++
2 493 (25.56%) Linux
3 412 (21.36%) Software Engineering
4 335 (17.37%) Java
5 320 (16.59%) Security Cleared
6 296 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
7 295 (15.29%) Windows
8 277 (14.36%) SQL
9 267 (13.84%) UNIX
10 258 (13.37%) Python
10 258 (13.37%) Finance
11 216 (11.20%) Oracle
12 206 (10.68%) Microsoft
13 205 (10.63%) SC Cleared
14 195 (10.11%) Degree
15 176 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
16 171 (8.86%) Project Management
17 164 (8.50%) OO
18 153 (7.93%) Embedded C
19 146 (7.57%) C#
20 141 (7.31%) ITIL
21 139 (7.21%) Banking
22 137 (7.10%) JavaScript
23 128 (6.64%) Perl
24 125 (6.48%) HTML
25 120 (6.22%) MS Excel
26 119 (6.17%) .NET
27 115 (5.96%) UML
28 112 (5.81%) Subversion
28 112 (5.81%) Mathematics

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 59 (3.06%) Apache
2 50 (2.59%) WebSphere
3 48 (2.49%) JBoss
4 38 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 37 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 29 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 19 (0.98%) GlassFish
8 18 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 16 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.78%) Node.js
10 15 (0.78%) Tuxedo
10 15 (0.78%) IIS
11 13 (0.67%) SAS
12 11 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.52%) MQSeries
13 10 (0.52%) Confluence
14 9 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
15 8 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 120 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 88 (4.56%) MS Office
3 19 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.57%) MS Project
5 11 (0.57%) Simulink
6 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.31%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.10%) SPSS
11 1 (0.052%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.052%) MODO
11 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.052%) Maya
11 1 (0.052%) InDesign
11 1 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (0.41%) SAP SRM
1 8 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.31%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.26%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.16%) HFM
7 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.10%) Bond Adapt
7 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.47%) SaaS
4 8 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.26%) IaaS
6 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 3 (0.16%) Force.com
7 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.10%) Heroku
8 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.052%) Office 365
8 1 (0.052%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 70 (3.63%) Firewall
3 66 (3.42%) DNS
3 66 (3.42%) Internet
4 57 (2.95%) HTTP
5 44 (2.28%) SAN
6 39 (2.02%) SSL
6 39 (2.02%) Wireless
7 36 (1.87%) DVB
7 36 (1.87%) 3G
8 35 (1.81%) LTE
8 35 (1.81%) LDAP
9 34 (1.76%) DHCP
10 32 (1.66%) WAN
11 30 (1.56%) LAN
12 25 (1.30%) ZigBee
13 24 (1.24%) Ethernet
14 22 (1.14%) GSM
15 21 (1.09%) Network Security
16 18 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.32%) MySQL
3 50 (2.59%) Oracle Database
4 40 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.50%) Big Data
6 27 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 24 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 23 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.14%) Ingres
9 22 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 20 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (0.88%) DB2
12 14 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.67%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 112 (5.81%) Subversion
2 85 (4.41%) ClearCase
3 62 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 45 (2.33%) JIRA
5 40 (2.07%) Ant
6 36 (1.87%) NUnit
7 35 (1.81%) GoogleTest
8 34 (1.76%) CppUnit
9 29 (1.50%) Jenkins
10 25 (1.30%) GDB
11 24 (1.24%) CruiseControl
12 21 (1.09%) ClearQuest
13 19 (0.98%) Visual Studio
14 17 (0.88%) Eclipse
14 17 (0.88%) Maven
15 16 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
16 15 (0.78%) Selenium
17 14 (0.73%) Rational Rose
18 12 (0.62%) Hudson
19 11 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 258 (13.37%) Finance
2 139 (7.21%) Banking
3 110 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 65 (3.37%) Electronics
5 52 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 47 (2.44%) Retail
7 41 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.87%) Marketing
9 35 (1.81%) Automotive
10 34 (1.76%) Aerospace
11 33 (1.71%) Advertising
12 26 (1.35%) Games
13 25 (1.30%) Legal
14 23 (1.19%) Military
14 23 (1.19%) Front Office
15 20 (1.04%) Avionics
16 14 (0.73%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.62%) Back Office
18 11 (0.57%) Law
19 10 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 464 (24.05%) Developer
2 302 (15.66%) Software Engineer
3 146 (7.57%) Analyst
4 119 (6.17%) Project Manager
5 97 (5.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 92 (4.77%) Architect
7 87 (4.51%) Consultant
8 72 (3.73%) C++ Developer
9 65 (3.37%) Software Developer
10 54 (2.80%) Business Analyst
11 51 (2.64%) C Developer
11 51 (2.64%) Java Developer
12 43 (2.23%) Senior Developer
13 40 (2.07%) Customer Engineer
14 32 (1.66%) Administrator
15 31 (1.61%) Linux Engineer
16 28 (1.45%) Support Engineer
17 27 (1.40%) Front-End Developer
18 26 (1.35%) Test Engineer
19 25 (1.30%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (6.48%) HTML
2 119 (6.17%) .NET
3 107 (5.55%) XML
4 89 (4.61%) CSS
5 85 (4.41%) jQuery
6 83 (4.30%) Web Services
7 63 (3.27%) HTML5
8 61 (3.16%) Middleware
9 47 (2.44%) CSS3
10 35 (1.81%) POSIX
11 33 (1.71%) REST
11 33 (1.71%) JSON
12 32 (1.66%) J2EE
13 30 (1.56%) Motif
14 27 (1.40%) ASP.NET
15 25 (1.30%) Ajax
16 24 (1.24%) Hibernate
16 24 (1.24%) SOAP
16 24 (1.24%) Backbone.js
17 23 (1.19%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 176 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.81%) Mathematics
3 93 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 64 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 58 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
6 52 (2.70%) Device Driver
7 49 (2.54%) DTV
8 38 (1.97%) STB
9 36 (1.87%) Open Source
9 36 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 27 (1.40%) User Experience
10 27 (1.40%) Clustering
11 25 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 25 (1.30%) Blackberry
12 24 (1.24%) Mainframe
12 24 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 23 (1.19%) PMI
13 23 (1.19%) Derivative
14 21 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 493 (25.56%) Linux
2 295 (15.29%) Windows
3 267 (13.84%) UNIX
4 59 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (2.85%) Android
6 48 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (2.23%) Windows 7
9 42 (2.18%) Embedded Linux
10 41 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 40 (2.07%) Solaris
12 39 (2.02%) AIX
13 32 (1.66%) Mac OS X
14 22 (1.14%) VxWorks
15 20 (1.04%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.73%) Nucleus RTOS
16 14 (0.73%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.62%) Debian
18 10 (0.52%) HPUX
19 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (21.36%) Software Engineering
2 296 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (8.86%) Project Management
4 164 (8.50%) OO
5 141 (7.31%) ITIL
6 115 (5.96%) UML
7 101 (5.24%) Configuration Management
8 89 (4.61%) Migration
9 81 (4.20%) TDD
10 80 (4.15%) Scrum
11 74 (3.84%) Multithreading
12 67 (3.47%) PRINCE2
12 67 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
13 64 (3.32%) Change Management
14 62 (3.21%) Analytics
14 62 (3.21%) OOD
15 58 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (2.59%) Service Management
17 48 (2.49%) Risk Management
18 46 (2.38%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 566 (29.34%) C++
2 335 (17.37%) Java
3 277 (14.36%) SQL
4 258 (13.37%) Python
5 153 (7.93%) Embedded C
6 146 (7.57%) C#
7 137 (7.10%) JavaScript
8 128 (6.64%) Perl
9 106 (5.50%) Shell Script
10 95 (4.92%) PHP
11 84 (4.35%) VB
12 62 (3.21%) Ruby
13 53 (2.75%) Bash Shell
14 48 (2.49%) Embedded C++
15 42 (2.18%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.76%) PowerShell
17 31 (1.61%) Assembly Language
18 28 (1.45%) Scala
19 27 (1.40%) Korn
20 23 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 320 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 205 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 195 (10.11%) Degree
4 79 (4.10%) DV Cleared
5 41 (2.13%) PMI Certification
6 28 (1.45%) PMP
7 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.04%) ISEB
8 20 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 17 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 17 (0.88%) CISSP
9 17 (0.88%) MCSE
9 17 (0.88%) MCP
10 15 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (0.62%) BC Cleared
12 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.90%) QA
2 35 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 28 (1.45%) SLA
4 23 (1.19%) DO-178B
5 12 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.16%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.16%) GxP
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.052%) DO-160
11 1 (0.052%) FATCA
11 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 14443
11 1 (0.052%) JTAG
System Software
1 69 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.35%) Firmware
4 23 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (1.14%) XenServer
6 18 (0.93%) NFS
7 12 (0.62%) XenApp
8 11 (0.57%) vSphere
9 8 (0.41%) Xen
9 8 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.41%) Varnish
10 7 (0.36%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.31%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.16%) Brightmail
13 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.16%) GPFS
13 3 (0.16%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 29 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (1.45%) Tivoli
2 28 (1.45%) Puppet
3 25 (1.30%) Nagios
4 14 (0.73%) NetBackup
4 14 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.57%) SCCM
6 10 (0.52%) Ansible
7 9 (0.47%) CFEngine
8 7 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
8 7 (0.36%) MAILsweeper
9 5 (0.26%) YUM
10 4 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.21%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.21%) SCOM
10 4 (0.21%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.16%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 216 (11.20%) Oracle
2 206 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 93 (4.82%) VMware
4 74 (3.84%) HP
5 62 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 61 (3.16%) Citrix
7 60 (3.11%) IBM
8 58 (3.01%) SAP
9 37 (1.92%) Cisco
10 29 (1.50%) EMC
11 20 (1.04%) Google
11 20 (1.04%) LANDesk
12 18 (0.93%) Lotus
13 15 (0.78%) Dell
13 15 (0.78%) NetApp
13 15 (0.78%) Veritas
13 15 (0.78%) Perforce
14 14 (0.73%) Sun
14 14 (0.73%) Zend
15 13 (0.67%) Juniper
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 49 minutes ago
South East
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Depending on Experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8.00 - £9 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 p/d
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Eames Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £266.74 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.82 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago