The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Hertfordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 50 41 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing C 11 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.63% 2.97% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.23% 6.95% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £320 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 - £23.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
260 259 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 38.52% 42.67% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 138 200
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £30.06 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 31 July 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
Stevenage - 6 £263 - 3
Watford - - - - 3
Baldock - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (53.33%) C++
1 8 (53.33%) LTE
2 7 (46.67%) VxWorks
3 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) UMTS
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) ClearCase
5 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
5 4 (26.67%) FTP
5 4 (26.67%) HTTP
5 4 (26.67%) ClearQuest
5 4 (26.67%) RTP
5 4 (26.67%) Electronics
5 4 (26.67%) Handset
5 4 (26.67%) ASN.1
6 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (20.00%) Memory Management
6 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) Intel
6 3 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) Java
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
7 2 (13.33%) Shell Script

C
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) LTE
2 5 (33.33%) UMTS
3 4 (26.67%) RTP
3 4 (26.67%) ASN.1
3 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
3 4 (26.67%) FTP
3 4 (26.67%) HTTP
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) WCDMA
6 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
6 1 (6.67%) CDMA
6 1 (6.67%) GSM
6 1 (6.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) ClearCase
1 4 (26.67%) ClearQuest
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) GDB
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Embedded Software Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
1 1 (6.67%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Handset
2 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) VxWorks
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) FreeBSD
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (20.00%) Memory Management
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) VC++
4 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) JTAG
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Intel
2 2 (13.33%) Serena
3 1 (6.67%) Coverity
3 1 (6.67%) MathWorks