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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 62 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing C 7 4 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.90% 0.63% 3.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.45% 1.54% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Average daily rate £320 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -14.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
286 259 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 36.86% 40.98% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 157 171
Average daily rate £360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.75 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% -4.43%
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 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
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 18 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
Stevenage - 2 - - 3
Watford - - - - 6
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - -
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Memory Management
3 9 (36.00%) Multithreading
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Python
5 7 (28.00%) Perl
5 7 (28.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) C++
7 5 (20.00%) HTML
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.00%) CSS
7 5 (20.00%) Embedded C
7 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) XMPP
8 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.00%) Coverity
8 4 (16.00%) Erlang
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.00%) HTML5
8 4 (16.00%) CSS3
8 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (16.00%) SMPP
8 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
8 4 (16.00%) Device Driver
8 4 (16.00%) Telecoms

C
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SMPP
1 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (12.00%) LTE
3 2 (8.00%) SSL
4 1 (4.00%) GSM
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Development Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) C++ Developer
4 3 (12.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) C Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Android Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) iOS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
1 5 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) XMPP
2 4 (16.00%) HTML5
2 4 (16.00%) CSS3
3 3 (12.00%) DOM
3 3 (12.00%) Zepto.js
3 3 (12.00%) Dojo
3 3 (12.00%) YUI
3 3 (12.00%) jQuery
3 3 (12.00%) Ajax
4 2 (8.00%) REST
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) COM
5 1 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (4.00%) RESTful
5 1 (4.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (12.00%) W3C
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
2 4 (16.00%) FreeBSD
2 4 (16.00%) Solaris
3 3 (12.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (12.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Memory Management
2 9 (36.00%) Multithreading
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) TDD
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) OO
7 3 (12.00%) SOA
7 3 (12.00%) SEO
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
7 3 (12.00%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (12.00%) Web Development
8 2 (8.00%) Android Development
9 1 (4.00%) Project Management
9 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
9 1 (4.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (28.00%) Python
1 7 (28.00%) Perl
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (16.00%) Erlang
5 2 (8.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Coverity
2 3 (12.00%) Stellent
2 3 (12.00%) Intel
2 3 (12.00%) Interwoven
2 3 (12.00%) hybris
2 3 (12.00%) Endeca
2 3 (12.00%) Yahoo!
3 2 (8.00%) Google
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) MathWorks
4 1 (4.00%) BEA
4 1 (4.00%) Plumtree
4 1 (4.00%) Hitachi