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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 53 56 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Contract jobs citing C 5 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.83% 1.03% 3.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.24% 2.60% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£300 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £24.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +74.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
223 192 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.04% 39.59% 35.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 100 73
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 2015. 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
Chelmsford -10 5 £300 - 1
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 11 (64.71%) Embedded C
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) Automotive
5 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
5 5 (29.41%) Embedded C++
5 5 (29.41%) C++
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
6 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 4 (23.53%) Firmware
7 3 (17.65%) Electronics
7 3 (17.65%) Internet
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) SQLite
8 2 (11.76%) JIRA
8 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
8 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Trac
8 2 (11.76%) WAN
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) FTP
8 2 (11.76%) HTTP
8 2 (11.76%) 802.11
8 2 (11.76%) IPv4
8 2 (11.76%) IPv6

C
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) 802.11
2 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) FTP
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) IPv4
2 2 (11.76%) IPv6
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) ATM
3 1 (5.88%) Broadband
3 1 (5.88%) ISDN
3 1 (5.88%) PBX
3 1 (5.88%) PSTN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) Frame Relay
3 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Trac
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.88%) GDB
3 1 (5.88%) Redmine
3 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (29.41%) Automotive
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) CGI
2 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
3 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Handset
1 1 (5.88%) IVR
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Embedded C
2 5 (29.41%) Embedded C++
2 5 (29.41%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCVP
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco
1 1 (5.88%) QNX
1 1 (5.88%) Serena
Chelmsford, Essex
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