The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 183 135 122
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -13
Contract jobs citing C 291 399 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.70% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.92% 4.09% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 268 310
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 27
Average hourly rate £41.00 £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £15.03 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.25 £41.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
C
England

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

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9979 9766 10561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.51% 41.53% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7282 6979 7472
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 66 104
Average hourly rate £27.78 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

C
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in London

C
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

C Daily Rate Trend in London

C
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in London

C
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in London

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in London

C
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London -39 61 £525 +32.07% 45
Docklands, London -2 9 £275 -45.00%
Canary Wharf -8 6 £444 -22.82%
Greenford - 2 £355 -
Ilford - 2 £155 -
Uxbridge -10 1 £283 -11.71% 2
Ealing - 1 £330 -
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Chessington - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £396 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 159 (26.59%) Linux
2 153 (25.59%) C++
3 145 (24.25%) Finance
4 132 (22.07%) Java
5 114 (19.06%) SQL
6 100 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (16.05%) Python
8 91 (15.22%) Windows
9 88 (14.72%) UNIX
10 87 (14.55%) Oracle
11 86 (14.38%) Banking
12 72 (12.04%) Microsoft
13 70 (11.71%) JavaScript
14 60 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
15 59 (9.87%) Perl
16 57 (9.53%) HTML
17 56 (9.36%) C#
18 54 (9.03%) Degree
19 52 (8.70%) MS Excel
20 51 (8.53%) Security Cleared
21 48 (8.03%) OO
22 47 (7.86%) .NET
22 47 (7.86%) SQL Server
23 46 (7.69%) Web Services
23 46 (7.69%) CSS
24 42 (7.02%) TDD
25 40 (6.69%) Investment Banking
25 40 (6.69%) Computer Science
25 40 (6.69%) QA
26 39 (6.52%) Software Engineering

C
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 25 (4.18%) Apache
2 17 (2.84%) Confluence
3 13 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.84%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (1.51%) Node.js
7 8 (1.34%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.17%) K2 blackpearl
9 6 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.84%) IIS
10 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.84%) Lync
11 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle Spatial
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 52 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.84%) MS Office
3 16 (2.68%) MS Project
4 11 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.67%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.00%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.50%) Summit
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.33%) Endur
6 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.33%) LabWindows
6 2 (0.33%) RMDS
6 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.17%) Maximo
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.17%) Algo Collateral
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.51%) IaaS
2 7 (1.17%) SaaS
3 5 (0.84%) Office 365
3 5 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.67%) PaaS
4 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.17%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 33 (5.52%) HTTP
3 31 (5.18%) DNS
4 24 (4.01%) SAN
5 23 (3.85%) DHCP
6 19 (3.18%) SSL
7 17 (2.84%) Internet
8 13 (2.17%) Firewall
8 13 (2.17%) NAS
9 10 (1.67%) Wireless
9 10 (1.67%) LDAP
10 8 (1.34%) WAN
10 8 (1.34%) LAN
10 8 (1.34%) VPN
10 8 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.34%) FTP
11 7 (1.17%) SMTP
11 7 (1.17%) AMQP
12 6 (1.00%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.84%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.68%) Oracle Database
3 21 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.51%) MySQL
5 15 (2.51%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.17%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.84%) OLAP
8 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.34%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.34%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.17%) Big Data
11 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.17%) Oracle OLAP
11 7 (1.17%) OLTP
12 6 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.00%) KDB
12 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (6.19%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.02%) Maven
2 30 (5.02%) JIRA
3 26 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.51%) Subversion
5 19 (3.18%) Hudson
6 15 (2.51%) Artifactory
7 13 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.67%) Gradle
9 9 (1.51%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.34%) Ant
10 8 (1.34%) Grunt
11 7 (1.17%) JUnit
12 6 (1.00%) Selenium
12 6 (1.00%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.84%) Bower
14 4 (0.67%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.67%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.67%) ClearCase
General
1 145 (24.25%) Finance
2 86 (14.38%) Banking
3 40 (6.69%) Investment Banking
4 35 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.85%) Front Office
5 23 (3.85%) Retail
6 17 (2.84%) Marketing
7 13 (2.17%) Publishing
8 12 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.67%) Legal
10 9 (1.51%) Back Office
11 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.00%) Advertising
12 3 (0.50%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (31.44%) Developer
2 51 (8.53%) Analyst
3 35 (5.85%) Project Manager
3 35 (5.85%) Consultant
4 34 (5.69%) Architect
5 28 (4.68%) Business Analyst
5 28 (4.68%) C++ Developer
6 25 (4.18%) Software Engineer
7 23 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
8 22 (3.68%) Senior Developer
9 19 (3.18%) Java Developer
10 17 (2.84%) Administrator
11 15 (2.51%) Applications Support
11 15 (2.51%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (2.17%) Oracle Developer
12 13 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.01%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (2.01%) Platform Engineer
14 11 (1.84%) Tester
14 11 (1.84%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.53%) HTML
2 47 (7.86%) .NET
3 46 (7.69%) CSS
3 46 (7.69%) Web Services
4 37 (6.19%) HTML5
5 36 (6.02%) jQuery
6 32 (5.35%) CSS3
7 23 (3.85%) XML
8 21 (3.51%) AngularJS
9 19 (3.18%) Sass
10 15 (2.51%) JSON
11 12 (2.01%) J2EE
11 12 (2.01%) Pandas
12 11 (1.84%) NumPy
12 11 (1.84%) Middleware
13 10 (1.67%) EJB
14 9 (1.51%) ASP.NET
14 9 (1.51%) Java EE
15 8 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.69%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.68%) Algorithms
4 21 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.34%) Mathematics
6 19 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.84%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.51%) Derivative
8 15 (2.51%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.01%) User Experience
10 12 (2.01%) Social Media
10 12 (2.01%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.84%) Physics
11 11 (1.84%) Credit Risk
12 10 (1.67%) Replication
13 9 (1.51%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.51%) Equities
14 8 (1.34%) SWIFT
15 7 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 159 (26.59%) Linux
2 91 (15.22%) Windows
3 88 (14.72%) UNIX
4 31 (5.18%) Solaris
4 31 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (2.34%) Android
7 14 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
9 9 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.17%) AIX
11 6 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.84%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.67%) VMS
14 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (8.03%) OO
3 42 (7.02%) TDD
4 39 (6.52%) Software Engineering
5 36 (6.02%) Project Management
6 35 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (5.69%) DevOps
8 32 (5.35%) Multithreading
8 32 (5.35%) Configuration Management
9 30 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (4.68%) Migration
11 27 (4.52%) MVC
11 27 (4.52%) Analytics
12 25 (4.18%) SDLC
12 25 (4.18%) Workflow
12 25 (4.18%) ITIL
13 24 (4.01%) E-Commerce
14 23 (3.85%) PRINCE2
15 22 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (3.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 153 (25.59%) C++
2 132 (22.07%) Java
3 114 (19.06%) SQL
4 96 (16.05%) Python
5 70 (11.71%) JavaScript
6 59 (9.87%) Perl
7 56 (9.36%) C#
8 34 (5.69%) PHP
9 33 (5.52%) Shell Script
10 24 (4.01%) Ruby
11 22 (3.68%) PL/SQL
12 20 (3.34%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.84%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.84%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.84%) VBScript
13 11 (1.84%) R
14 10 (1.67%) Embedded C
15 9 (1.51%) VB
16 7 (1.17%) Embedded C++
17 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (9.03%) Degree
2 51 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 37 (6.19%) DV Cleared
4 11 (1.84%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.84%) ISEB
5 9 (1.51%) CISA
6 8 (1.34%) PMP
6 8 (1.34%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.00%) PhD
7 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.84%) MCITP
9 4 (0.67%) OCP
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.50%) CCNP
10 3 (0.50%) CISSP
10 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.33%) CCSE
11 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.69%) QA
2 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
5 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.51%) Varnish
4 13 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (1.84%) NFS
5 11 (1.84%) vSphere
6 8 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.00%) Docker
8 6 (1.00%) Firmware
9 4 (0.67%) Xen
9 4 (0.67%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.50%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.17%) XenServer
12 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.17%) HDFS
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (3.68%) Puppet
2 16 (2.68%) yum
3 8 (1.34%) SCOM
4 7 (1.17%) Oracle ZFS
5 6 (1.00%) Data Guard
5 6 (1.00%) MOM
6 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.67%) SCCM
7 4 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.67%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.33%) Salt
9 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.17%) Legato
Vendors
1 87 (14.55%) Oracle
2 72 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 33 (5.52%) HP
5 32 (5.35%) Sybase
6 27 (4.52%) VMware
7 24 (4.01%) Cisco
8 17 (2.84%) NetApp
9 14 (2.34%) SAP
10 10 (1.67%) IBM
10 10 (1.67%) EMC
11 9 (1.51%) Informatica
12 8 (1.34%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.17%) Citrix
13 7 (1.17%) 3PAR
14 6 (1.00%) Brocade
14 6 (1.00%) ION Trading
14 6 (1.00%) Telcordia
15 5 (0.84%) Fidessa
15 5 (0.84%) Cognos
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £30k - 55k per year
Posted: 16 days ago