The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 42 40 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs citing C 15 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.09% 3.87% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.06% 11.85% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Average daily rate £350 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Average hourly rate £43.70 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +8.95%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
186 211 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.98% 32.66% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 91 156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 13
Average hourly rate £43.70 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

C
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stevenage - 7 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -3 4 £400 -
St Albans 0 2 £350 - 3
Watford +4 1 £300 -20.00%
Hemel Hempstead -9 1 - - 1
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 15 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (56.00%) C++
3 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
3 7 (28.00%) Embedded C++
4 5 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Python
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Cygwin
5 4 (16.00%) Avionics
5 4 (16.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) LabWindows
5 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (16.00%) Validation
5 4 (16.00%) ClearCase
5 4 (16.00%) UML
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) Simulink
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.00%) ANSI C
5 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
5 4 (16.00%) SpaceWire
6 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (12.00%) Perl
6 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (8.00%) GCC

C
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (8.00%) Kinematics
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Simulink
2 2 (8.00%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SpaceWire
2 1 (4.00%) 2G
2 1 (4.00%) 3G
2 1 (4.00%) 4G
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) RS-422
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (8.00%) ClearQuest
3 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.00%) GCC
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.00%) Avionics
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Automotive
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Junior IT Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Software Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (8.00%) OpenCV
1 2 (8.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (8.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (8.00%) Mechatronics
3 2 (8.00%) Robotics
3 2 (8.00%) VHDL
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) FreeBSD
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.00%) UML
3 4 (16.00%) Validation
4 2 (8.00%) Benchmarking
4 2 (8.00%) CMMI
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Machine Learning
4 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Signal Processing
4 2 (8.00%) SysML
5 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) C++
2 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (28.00%) Embedded C++
3 5 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 5 (20.00%) Python
4 4 (16.00%) ANSI C
4 4 (16.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) Perl
6 2 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ECSS
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) MISRA
2 1 (4.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (4.00%) Huawei
2 1 (4.00%) Juniper
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy
2 1 (4.00%) Serena
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) Teradata
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Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: Competitive Salary, Life Assurance & Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oho Group
Rate: £340 - 400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago