The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 24 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 Kent 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank - 29 27
Contract jobs citing C 0 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 3.09% 4.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 7.64% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Average daily rate - £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £28.10 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
78 144 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.20% 40.45% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 44
Average daily rate £375 £298 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
C
South East

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

C
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Kent

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

C
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
C
South East

C
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008

C
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft