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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 107 104 89
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing C 1017 945 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.97% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.14% 5.00% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 487 490
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 141 181
Average hourly rate £32.00 £33.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £13.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.73% -9.45%
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
19771 18905 19499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.22% 39.39% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13246 12352 11762
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 510 668
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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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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 -19 352 £400 -1.23% 158
South East -3 259 £350 +11.11% 239
South West -8 112 £409 +13.54% 103
East of England -22 80 £330 +10.00% 131
North West 0 59 £323 +7.50% 58
West Midlands -1 41 £348 -0.57% 50
North East -17 27 £330 - 12
Yorkshire -20 26 £359 +15.72% 20
East Midlands -1 25 £325 +1.56% 22
Midlands +3 6 £360 -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 549 (27.83%) C++
2 480 (24.33%) Linux
3 400 (20.27%) Software Engineering
4 359 (18.20%) Java
5 300 (15.21%) Windows
6 283 (14.34%) Security Cleared
7 278 (14.09%) UNIX
8 273 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
9 268 (13.58%) Finance
10 252 (12.77%) SQL
11 238 (12.06%) Python
12 228 (11.56%) Oracle
13 212 (10.75%) Degree
14 192 (9.73%) Microsoft
15 177 (8.97%) SC Cleared
16 158 (8.01%) Project Management
17 157 (7.96%) C#
18 155 (7.86%) Embedded C
19 153 (7.75%) OO
20 148 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
21 146 (7.40%) Banking
22 135 (6.84%) .NET
23 130 (6.59%) Perl
24 128 (6.49%) JavaScript
25 126 (6.39%) ITIL
26 117 (5.93%) Mathematics
27 111 (5.63%) TCP/IP
28 110 (5.58%) MS Excel
29 109 (5.52%) Telecoms
30 106 (5.37%) UML

C
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 58 (2.94%) Apache
2 56 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 51 (2.58%) JBoss
4 45 (2.28%) SharePoint
5 42 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 30 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 20 (1.01%) GlassFish
9 18 (0.91%) IIS
10 17 (0.86%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.76%) Tuxedo
12 12 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.61%) Confluence
13 11 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.56%) SAS
14 9 (0.46%) MQSeries
14 9 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.46%) Node.js
15 8 (0.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 110 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 80 (4.05%) MS Office
3 24 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.61%) Simulink
5 12 (0.61%) MS Project
6 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.25%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.051%) Maya
11 1 (0.051%) MODO
11 1 (0.051%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (0.41%) SAP SRM
2 7 (0.35%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.30%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.15%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.15%) HFM
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.10%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.51%) SaaS
4 9 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.20%) IaaS
5 4 (0.20%) PaaS
6 3 (0.15%) Force.com
6 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.10%) Heroku
7 2 (0.10%) Office 365
8 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 111 (5.63%) TCP/IP
2 79 (4.00%) DNS
3 72 (3.65%) Firewall
4 70 (3.55%) HTTP
5 63 (3.19%) Internet
6 45 (2.28%) DVB
6 45 (2.28%) SAN
7 41 (2.08%) Wireless
8 40 (2.03%) 3G
9 37 (1.88%) SSL
9 37 (1.88%) DHCP
10 36 (1.82%) WAN
11 33 (1.67%) LTE
12 31 (1.57%) LDAP
13 30 (1.52%) LAN
13 30 (1.52%) ZigBee
14 26 (1.32%) Network Security
14 26 (1.32%) Ethernet
14 26 (1.32%) VPN
15 20 (1.01%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.14%) MySQL
3 61 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 50 (2.53%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.42%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 22 (1.12%) Big Data
9 21 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.01%) MongoDB
10 20 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (0.96%) DB2
11 19 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.71%) Apache Hive
14 12 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.56%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 96 (4.87%) Subversion
2 79 (4.00%) ClearCase
3 59 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 40 (2.03%) JIRA
5 28 (1.42%) Ant
6 26 (1.32%) GDB
7 24 (1.22%) Jenkins
8 21 (1.06%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.01%) NUnit
10 18 (0.91%) Eclipse
10 18 (0.91%) GoogleTest
10 18 (0.91%) CppUnit
11 16 (0.81%) Maven
12 15 (0.76%) Selenium
12 15 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
13 13 (0.66%) Hudson
13 13 (0.66%) Rational Rose
14 12 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.56%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.56%) ClearQuest
General
1 268 (13.58%) Finance
2 146 (7.40%) Banking
3 109 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 62 (3.14%) Electronics
5 59 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 51 (2.58%) Retail
7 41 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.67%) Marketing
9 30 (1.52%) Military
10 29 (1.47%) Advertising
11 28 (1.42%) Legal
11 28 (1.42%) Aerospace
12 27 (1.37%) Automotive
12 27 (1.37%) Games
13 21 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.96%) Front Office
15 17 (0.86%) Avionics
16 15 (0.76%) Back Office
17 10 (0.51%) Publishing
18 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 492 (24.94%) Developer
2 305 (15.46%) Software Engineer
3 146 (7.40%) Analyst
4 139 (7.05%) Project Manager
5 105 (5.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 101 (5.12%) Architect
7 96 (4.87%) Consultant
8 79 (4.00%) C++ Developer
9 60 (3.04%) Software Developer
10 58 (2.94%) Java Developer
11 57 (2.89%) C Developer
12 52 (2.64%) Business Analyst
13 41 (2.08%) Customer Engineer
14 40 (2.03%) Senior Developer
15 34 (1.72%) Administrator
16 31 (1.57%) Linux Engineer
17 30 (1.52%) Test Engineer
18 28 (1.42%) Tester
19 26 (1.32%) Support Engineer
20 24 (1.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (6.84%) .NET
2 103 (5.22%) XML
3 100 (5.07%) HTML
4 92 (4.66%) Web Services
5 67 (3.40%) CSS
5 67 (3.40%) jQuery
6 58 (2.94%) Middleware
7 49 (2.48%) HTML5
8 43 (2.18%) POSIX
9 36 (1.82%) J2EE
9 36 (1.82%) JSON
10 35 (1.77%) REST
11 33 (1.67%) CSS3
12 29 (1.47%) ASP.NET
13 25 (1.27%) SOAP
14 24 (1.22%) Ajax
15 22 (1.12%) Hibernate
15 22 (1.12%) RESTful
16 21 (1.06%) JSP
17 20 (1.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 148 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (5.93%) Mathematics
3 96 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.55%) Embedded Systems
5 62 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.89%) Device Driver
7 56 (2.84%) DTV
8 49 (2.48%) STB
9 38 (1.93%) Open Source
10 31 (1.57%) Blackberry
11 30 (1.52%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 29 (1.47%) Mainframe
13 26 (1.32%) User Experience
14 25 (1.27%) Clustering
15 23 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 22 (1.12%) PMI
17 20 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 20 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 18 (0.91%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 480 (24.33%) Linux
2 300 (15.21%) Windows
3 278 (14.09%) UNIX
4 63 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (3.14%) Android
6 51 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (2.58%) Apple iOS
7 49 (2.48%) Embedded Linux
8 43 (2.18%) AIX
9 42 (2.13%) Windows 7
10 40 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (1.77%) Solaris
12 29 (1.47%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.27%) Windows XP
14 18 (0.91%) VxWorks
15 14 (0.71%) Debian
15 14 (0.71%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.51%) Nucleus RTOS
17 9 (0.46%) Windows Phone
18 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (20.27%) Software Engineering
2 273 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (8.01%) Project Management
4 153 (7.75%) OO
5 126 (6.39%) ITIL
6 106 (5.37%) UML
7 100 (5.07%) Migration
8 96 (4.87%) Configuration Management
9 88 (4.46%) TDD
10 86 (4.36%) Scrum
11 81 (4.11%) PRINCE2
12 79 (4.00%) Multithreading
13 76 (3.85%) Change Management
14 60 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (2.64%) Software Architecture
16 51 (2.58%) Analytics
17 50 (2.53%) OOD
17 50 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (2.48%) Release Management
19 46 (2.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 549 (27.83%) C++
2 359 (18.20%) Java
3 252 (12.77%) SQL
4 238 (12.06%) Python
5 157 (7.96%) C#
6 155 (7.86%) Embedded C
7 130 (6.59%) Perl
8 128 (6.49%) JavaScript
9 91 (4.61%) Shell Script
10 79 (4.00%) PHP
11 66 (3.35%) VB
12 55 (2.79%) Ruby
13 45 (2.28%) Bash Shell
14 43 (2.18%) Embedded C++
15 40 (2.03%) Assembly Language
16 38 (1.93%) PowerShell
17 37 (1.88%) PL/SQL
18 35 (1.77%) Objective-C
19 27 (1.37%) Korn
20 23 (1.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 283 (14.34%) Security Cleared
2 212 (10.75%) Degree
3 177 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 80 (4.05%) DV Cleared
5 47 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 33 (1.67%) PMP
7 21 (1.06%) ISEB
7 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 17 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.86%) MCP
9 16 (0.81%) MCSE
9 16 (0.81%) BC Cleared
10 15 (0.76%) CISSP
11 13 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.79%) QA
2 33 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 28 (1.42%) SLA
4 17 (0.86%) DO-178B
5 13 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.30%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.15%) GxP
10 3 (0.15%) JTAG
10 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.10%) EMIR
12 1 (0.051%) Basel II
12 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 14443
12 1 (0.051%) FATCA
System Software
1 71 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.27%) Firmware
4 24 (1.22%) XenServer
5 23 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (0.86%) Varnish
7 16 (0.81%) NFS
8 15 (0.76%) XenApp
9 9 (0.46%) vSphere
9 9 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.35%) Xen
11 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.30%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.30%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.20%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.15%) Brightmail
14 3 (0.15%) GPFS
14 3 (0.15%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 33 (1.67%) Tivoli
2 22 (1.12%) Puppet
3 20 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.76%) Nagios
4 15 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.71%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.56%) SCCM
7 6 (0.30%) HP SIM
8 5 (0.25%) YUM
8 5 (0.25%) SCOM
8 5 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
8 5 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
9 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.15%) Control-M
10 3 (0.15%) OpenView
10 3 (0.15%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 228 (11.56%) Oracle
2 192 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 93 (4.71%) VMware
4 84 (4.26%) HP
5 67 (3.40%) Citrix
6 59 (2.99%) IBM
7 57 (2.89%) SAP
7 57 (2.89%) Red Hat
8 50 (2.53%) Cisco
9 29 (1.47%) EMC
10 20 (1.01%) LANDesk
10 20 (1.01%) F5
11 19 (0.96%) Lotus
12 17 (0.86%) Sybase
13 16 (0.81%) NetApp
14 14 (0.71%) Remedy
14 14 (0.71%) Perforce
14 14 (0.71%) Fidessa
14 14 (0.71%) Dell
14 14 (0.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £45 - 48 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Negotiable - depending on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday