The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 40 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing C 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.98% 1.63% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.21% 4.13% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £438 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
C
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
136 121 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 44.59% 39.41% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 68 67
Average daily rate £338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.21 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.04% +138.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 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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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
Dartford - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 - -
C
South East

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Qt
2 2 (40.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) Law
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (20.00%) Military
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Flash
3 1 (20.00%) Ada
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) DO-178B
3 1 (20.00%) GCC
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems

C
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (20.00%) GCC
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Law
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Governance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Qt
2 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (40.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
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