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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 30 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing C 8 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.14% - 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% - 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£410 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -4.28%
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
120 79 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 47.06% 38.54% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 65
Average daily rate £338 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 - £20.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £107.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 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
Dover - 1 - -
C
South East

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Qt
3 5 (38.46%) TortoiseSVN
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Firmware
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) Subversion
4 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Electronics
5 2 (15.38%) Military
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
5 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Ada
6 1 (7.69%) VMS
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.69%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) Flash
6 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
6 1 (7.69%) MATLAB

C
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) DMZ
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) TortoiseSVN
2 5 (38.46%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
4 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
4 1 (7.69%) GCC
4 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
1 2 (15.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Project Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Qt
2 1 (7.69%) Flash
2 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) VAX
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) VMS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
3 2 (15.38%) Ada
4 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) AppSense
1 1 (7.69%) VMware
1 1 (7.69%) Wind River
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