The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Essex 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 39 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing C 27 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.45% 3.07% 2.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.38% 9.29% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Average daily rate £425 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
288 140 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.83% 33.02% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 65 57
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £188 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £25.60 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Saffron Walden - 6 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £438 -
Chelmsford -7 1 - - 1
Colchester - 1 - -
Harlow - - - -
Rochford - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - - 1
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (47.22%) Software Engineering
2 15 (41.67%) Embedded C
3 14 (38.89%) C++
3 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 12 (33.33%) Embedded C++
5 9 (25.00%) Windows
6 8 (22.22%) Linux
7 7 (19.44%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
9 5 (13.89%) OpenROAD
9 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
9 5 (13.89%) Project Management
9 5 (13.89%) UNIX
9 5 (13.89%) Ingres
9 5 (13.89%) FTP
9 5 (13.89%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (13.89%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (13.89%) Change Control
10 4 (11.11%) ICL
10 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) SAP
10 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
10 4 (11.11%) Finance
10 4 (11.11%) Automotive
11 3 (8.33%) Windows CE
11 3 (8.33%) ITIL
11 3 (8.33%) MFC

C
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) OpenROAD
2 2 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Project
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.56%) MS Office
4 1 (2.78%) Fireworks
4 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) FTP
2 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) LAN
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) SNMP
4 1 (2.78%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Ingres
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Automotive
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Software Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Embedded C Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) OpenROAD Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) MFC
2 2 (5.56%) Ajax
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
1 5 (13.89%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.78%) Firmware
4 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.78%) Physics
4 1 (2.78%) Human Factors
4 1 (2.78%) Statistics
4 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (13.89%) UNIX
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.33%) Windows CE
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Project Management
3 5 (13.89%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (13.89%) Change Control
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Time Management
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Business Development
5 2 (5.56%) ERP
5 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.78%) SIEM
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Service Management
6 1 (2.78%) ITSM
6 1 (2.78%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Embedded C
2 14 (38.89%) C++
3 12 (33.33%) Embedded C++
4 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) ICL
1 4 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (2.78%) F5
3 1 (2.78%) TippingPoint
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee
3 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Perforce
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