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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 102 106 79
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing C 968 900 1246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.88% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.11% 4.77% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 450 552
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 150 216
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
18959 18885 19905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.27% 39.43% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12255 12023 12127
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 514 730
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +4 384 £410 +1.99% 167
South East +36 282 £363 +7.80% 146
South West -5 87 £375 -1.31% 80
East of England -22 82 £340 +13.33% 107
North West +8 52 £348 +28.11% 49
West Midlands -26 20 £363 +20.83% 34
East Midlands -3 19 £320 - 23
North East -13 12 £375 -5.06% 11
Yorkshire -39 11 £313 -2.34% 22
Midlands +7 5 £360 - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 558 (27.97%) C++
2 487 (24.41%) Linux
3 392 (19.65%) Software Engineering
4 375 (18.80%) Java
5 327 (16.39%) Windows
6 273 (13.68%) UNIX
6 273 (13.68%) Finance
7 266 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 225 (11.28%) SQL
9 224 (11.23%) Degree
10 218 (10.93%) Python
11 197 (9.87%) Oracle
12 181 (9.07%) Microsoft
13 172 (8.62%) C#
13 172 (8.62%) SC Cleared
14 168 (8.42%) Embedded C
15 163 (8.17%) OO
15 163 (8.17%) Project Management
16 145 (7.27%) .NET
17 142 (7.12%) JavaScript
18 141 (7.07%) Perl
19 134 (6.72%) Banking
20 133 (6.67%) TCP/IP
21 128 (6.42%) ITIL
22 127 (6.37%) HTML
23 122 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
24 119 (5.96%) Migration
25 116 (5.81%) Telecoms
26 110 (5.51%) PRINCE2
27 109 (5.46%) SQL Server

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 62 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 47 (2.36%) Apache
4 35 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 31 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 29 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 16 (0.80%) GlassFish
7 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (0.75%) IIS
9 11 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.50%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.45%) SAS
12 8 (0.40%) ColdFusion
12 8 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.40%) Node.js
12 8 (0.40%) Confluence
13 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.35%) WebSphere Process Server
13 7 (0.35%) CMS
13 7 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 106 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.56%) MS Office
3 29 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.05%) MS Project
5 19 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.70%) Simulink
7 10 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.30%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.20%) SPSS
11 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.050%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
3 9 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.25%) SAP SRM
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.15%) HFM
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.10%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.10%) LabWindows
7 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.10%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.55%) SaaS
1 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.20%) PaaS
4 4 (0.20%) IaaS
5 3 (0.15%) Heroku
5 3 (0.15%) Office 365
5 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.050%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 133 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 87 (4.36%) HTTP
3 77 (3.86%) Firewall
4 75 (3.76%) DNS
5 68 (3.41%) Internet
6 62 (3.11%) SAN
7 45 (2.26%) DVB
7 45 (2.26%) Wireless
8 41 (2.06%) DHCP
9 35 (1.75%) WAN
10 32 (1.60%) LAN
11 31 (1.55%) BGP
12 30 (1.50%) VPN
12 30 (1.50%) Network Security
12 30 (1.50%) LTE
13 27 (1.35%) 3G
14 26 (1.30%) Ethernet
15 24 (1.20%) SSL
15 24 (1.20%) ZigBee
16 22 (1.10%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.21%) MySQL
3 59 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (1.40%) Hadoop
7 26 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 23 (1.15%) Big Data
11 21 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (0.95%) NoSQL
13 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (0.85%) MongoDB
15 16 (0.80%) Apache Hive
15 16 (0.80%) DB2
16 15 (0.75%) SQLPlus
17 13 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (0.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 86 (4.31%) Subversion
2 71 (3.56%) ClearCase
3 56 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.40%) JIRA
5 26 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.30%) GDB
6 22 (1.10%) Eclipse
7 21 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
8 20 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 20 (1.00%) Ant
9 19 (0.95%) ProC
10 15 (0.75%) NUnit
11 14 (0.70%) Maven
12 13 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (0.65%) CppUnit
12 13 (0.65%) Selenium
13 12 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (0.60%) GoogleTest
14 11 (0.55%) Mercurial
14 11 (0.55%) NetBeans
General
1 273 (13.68%) Finance
2 134 (6.72%) Banking
3 116 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 79 (3.96%) Electronics
5 52 (2.61%) Retail
6 51 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.55%) Military
9 30 (1.50%) Marketing
10 29 (1.45%) Automotive
11 25 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.05%) Games
13 20 (1.00%) Front Office
13 20 (1.00%) Aerospace
13 20 (1.00%) Legal
14 18 (0.90%) Back Office
15 13 (0.65%) Publishing
15 13 (0.65%) Avionics
16 9 (0.45%) Advertising
17 6 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 514 (25.76%) Developer
2 308 (15.44%) Software Engineer
3 149 (7.47%) Project Manager
4 141 (7.07%) Analyst
5 108 (5.41%) Consultant
6 106 (5.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 88 (4.41%) Architect
8 74 (3.71%) C++ Developer
9 57 (2.86%) Software Developer
10 55 (2.76%) C Developer
11 52 (2.61%) Customer Engineer
12 44 (2.21%) Business Analyst
12 44 (2.21%) Java Developer
13 35 (1.75%) Administrator
14 29 (1.45%) Front-End Developer
15 28 (1.40%) Test Engineer
15 28 (1.40%) Support Engineer
16 27 (1.35%) Senior Developer
16 27 (1.35%) Systems Engineer
16 27 (1.35%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (7.27%) .NET
2 127 (6.37%) HTML
3 109 (5.46%) XML
4 90 (4.51%) Web Services
5 72 (3.61%) CSS
6 66 (3.31%) jQuery
7 58 (2.91%) HTML5
8 52 (2.61%) Middleware
9 42 (2.11%) POSIX
10 40 (2.01%) CSS3
11 38 (1.90%) ASP.NET
11 38 (1.90%) REST
12 37 (1.85%) JSON
13 33 (1.65%) J2EE
14 26 (1.30%) SOAP
14 26 (1.30%) Backbone.js
15 25 (1.25%) .NET Framework
16 21 (1.05%) Ajax
16 21 (1.05%) JSP
16 21 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 104 (5.21%) Mathematics
1 104 (5.21%) Computer Science
2 86 (4.31%) Embedded Systems
3 65 (3.26%) DTV
4 61 (3.06%) Device Driver
5 54 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.31%) STB
7 44 (2.21%) Open Source
8 37 (1.85%) PMI
9 30 (1.50%) Mainframe
10 29 (1.45%) Firmware
10 29 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.35%) Replication
12 26 (1.30%) Blackberry
12 26 (1.30%) MPEG
13 24 (1.20%) Clustering
14 23 (1.15%) Equities
14 23 (1.15%) IPTV
15 22 (1.10%) Client/Server
16 20 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 487 (24.41%) Linux
2 327 (16.39%) Windows
3 273 (13.68%) UNIX
4 66 (3.31%) Android
5 62 (3.11%) Embedded Linux
6 56 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 46 (2.31%) AIX
8 46 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (2.16%) Windows 7
10 30 (1.50%) Solaris
11 27 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 25 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.85%) HPUX
14 16 (0.80%) VxWorks
15 14 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.65%) Debian
17 12 (0.60%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (19.65%) Software Engineering
2 163 (8.17%) OO
2 163 (8.17%) Project Management
3 128 (6.42%) ITIL
4 122 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (5.96%) Migration
6 110 (5.51%) PRINCE2
7 107 (5.36%) UML
8 83 (4.16%) Scrum
9 81 (4.06%) TDD
9 81 (4.06%) Configuration Management
10 78 (3.91%) Change Management
11 75 (3.76%) Multithreading
12 53 (2.66%) Embedded Software Development
13 51 (2.56%) Release Management
14 50 (2.51%) MVC
15 49 (2.46%) OOD
16 48 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (2.41%) Analytics
17 47 (2.36%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 558 (27.97%) C++
2 375 (18.80%) Java
3 225 (11.28%) SQL
4 218 (10.93%) Python
5 172 (8.62%) C#
6 168 (8.42%) Embedded C
7 142 (7.12%) JavaScript
8 141 (7.07%) Perl
9 87 (4.36%) PHP
10 86 (4.31%) Shell Script
11 61 (3.06%) Ruby
12 52 (2.61%) Assembly Language
13 44 (2.21%) VB
14 41 (2.06%) Objective-C
14 41 (2.06%) PowerShell
14 41 (2.06%) Bash Shell
15 35 (1.75%) Embedded C++
16 33 (1.65%) PL/SQL
17 27 (1.35%) Tcl
18 26 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 266 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 224 (11.23%) Degree
3 172 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 69 (3.46%) PMI Certification
5 56 (2.81%) DV Cleared
6 49 (2.46%) PMP
7 33 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 30 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (0.90%) CCNP
11 17 (0.85%) ISEB
12 15 (0.75%) CISSP
12 15 (0.75%) MCSE
12 15 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.70%) BC Cleared
14 12 (0.60%) CCSE
15 11 (0.55%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.55%) MCP
15 11 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.75%) QA
2 32 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 27 (1.35%) SLA
4 18 (0.90%) DO-178B
5 17 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.20%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
9 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.15%) JTAG
11 2 (0.10%) GxP
12 1 (0.050%) Basel II
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 14443
12 1 (0.050%) Basel III
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.050%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.050%) DICOM
System Software
1 67 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.15%) Varnish
4 20 (1.00%) XenApp
5 18 (0.90%) XenServer
6 16 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 14 (0.70%) NFS
7 14 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.50%) vSphere
9 9 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.45%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.40%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.35%) Xen
12 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.25%) Nmap
12 5 (0.25%) GPFS
13 3 (0.15%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.15%) KVM
13 3 (0.15%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 29 (1.45%) Tivoli
2 15 (0.75%) Puppet
3 13 (0.65%) SCCM
4 11 (0.55%) Backup Exec
4 11 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.40%) Nagios
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (0.30%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.30%) SCOM
9 5 (0.25%) Tivoli NetView
9 5 (0.25%) Nessus
9 5 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.15%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 3 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 197 (9.87%) Oracle
2 181 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 97 (4.86%) HP
4 90 (4.51%) VMware
5 74 (3.71%) Cisco
6 61 (3.06%) Citrix
7 53 (2.66%) IBM
8 48 (2.41%) SAP
9 32 (1.60%) JBoss
9 32 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 28 (1.40%) Sybase
11 27 (1.35%) F5
12 24 (1.20%) EMC
13 19 (0.95%) Fidessa
13 19 (0.95%) Juniper
13 19 (0.95%) CheckPoint
14 18 (0.90%) Remedy
15 17 (0.85%) Perforce
16 15 (0.75%) NetApp
17 14 (0.70%) Dell
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
set2recruit
Rate: £50000 - £140000 Per Annum 4- 20% bonus. pension. company ca
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Medilink Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £220 - £260 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £150 per day Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago