The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 67 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs citing C 3 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.56% 2.22% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 7.06% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Average daily rate
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- £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £24.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.72%
C
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
253 170 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 47.29% 31.42% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 87 79
Average daily rate £425 £358 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +19.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 15
Average hourly rate £34.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.16 £10.20 £22.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.00 £39.50
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

C
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Essex region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Essex

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Essex region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

C
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 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
Basildon - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Maldon - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
C
East of England

C
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (60.00%) Embedded C
1 6 (60.00%) Electronics
2 5 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) IEC 61508
3 4 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) EMC
4 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (20.00%) Automotive
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 1 (10.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) CMMI
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
6 1 (10.00%) Modbus

C
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (10.00%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (60.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) CMMI
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Embedded C
2 5 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) EMC