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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 154 125 140
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Contract jobs citing C 294 375 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.42% 1.72% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.32% 4.26% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 223 202
Average daily rate
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£406 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 22
Average hourly rate £34.75 £35.00 £19.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +76.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.57 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.34%
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
8865 8803 8379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.86% 40.27% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 6280 5976
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 80 110
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -9 83 £413 -2.94% 77
Canary Wharf +16 6 £385 -26.66%
Uxbridge +5 3 £400 -10.11% 2
Docklands, London +9 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 192 (30.62%) C++
2 153 (24.40%) Finance
3 150 (23.92%) Java
4 133 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (19.30%) Linux
6 104 (16.59%) SQL
7 103 (16.43%) Windows
8 94 (14.99%) Oracle
9 88 (14.04%) Banking
10 86 (13.72%) C#
11 84 (13.40%) Degree
12 83 (13.24%) Microsoft
13 81 (12.92%) HTML
13 81 (12.92%) Python
14 80 (12.76%) UNIX
15 78 (12.44%) OO
16 75 (11.96%) JavaScript
17 70 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
18 67 (10.69%) CSS
19 61 (9.73%) Security Cleared
20 60 (9.57%) .NET
20 60 (9.57%) Project Management
21 52 (8.29%) Software Engineering
21 52 (8.29%) jQuery
22 51 (8.13%) HTML5
22 51 (8.13%) Shell Script
23 49 (7.81%) ITIL
24 47 (7.50%) TDD
25 46 (7.34%) SQL Server
25 46 (7.34%) Investment Banking

C
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (4.47%) WebSphere
2 20 (3.19%) Apache
3 18 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.07%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.91%) JBoss
5 12 (1.91%) Node.js
6 11 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.28%) GlassFish
8 7 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
8 7 (1.12%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.96%) IIS
9 6 (0.96%) Confluence
10 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle 10gAS
10 5 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (0.64%) CMS
11 4 (0.64%) FileNet
11 4 (0.64%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 43 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.87%) MS Office
3 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.32%) MS Project
8 1 (0.16%) MODO
8 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.16%) InDesign
8 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.80%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.80%) Cerner Millennium
2 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.48%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.32%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.32%) Bond Adapt
5 2 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.28%) SaaS
2 5 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.32%) Force.com
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.16%) Office 365
5 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.94%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.15%) HTTP
3 23 (3.67%) Firewall
3 23 (3.67%) DNS
4 19 (3.03%) Internet
4 19 (3.03%) SSL
5 17 (2.71%) SAN
6 13 (2.07%) Network Security
6 13 (2.07%) VPN
6 13 (2.07%) DHCP
7 12 (1.91%) OSPF
8 11 (1.75%) BIG-IP
8 11 (1.75%) WAN
8 11 (1.75%) BGP
9 10 (1.59%) LAN
10 9 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (1.12%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.63%) MySQL
3 24 (3.83%) Oracle Database
3 24 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.35%) Big Data
5 16 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.12%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.12%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.96%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.80%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 36 (5.74%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.42%) Subversion
3 23 (3.67%) JIRA
4 12 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.91%) Selenium
5 11 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (1.59%) GDB
6 10 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.44%) WebDriver
7 9 (1.44%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.44%) Maven
8 7 (1.12%) Hudson
9 6 (0.96%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.96%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.80%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.80%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.48%) Gradle
General
1 153 (24.40%) Finance
2 88 (14.04%) Banking
3 46 (7.34%) Investment Banking
4 31 (4.94%) Front Office
5 20 (3.19%) Retail
6 17 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.55%) Legal
7 16 (2.55%) Marketing
8 11 (1.75%) Law
8 11 (1.75%) Publishing
8 11 (1.75%) Games
9 8 (1.28%) Advertising
9 8 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.28%) Back Office
10 5 (0.80%) Music Industry
11 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.64%) Electronics
12 3 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 209 (33.33%) Developer
2 78 (12.44%) Analyst
3 36 (5.74%) Project Manager
4 35 (5.58%) Business Analyst
4 35 (5.58%) Architect
5 33 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 31 (4.94%) C++ Developer
7 28 (4.47%) Java Developer
8 27 (4.31%) Front-End Developer
9 25 (3.99%) Consultant
10 24 (3.83%) Senior Developer
11 16 (2.55%) C Developer
11 16 (2.55%) Android Developer
12 12 (1.91%) C# Developer
12 12 (1.91%) Administrator
12 12 (1.91%) Test Analyst
13 11 (1.75%) Support Analyst
13 11 (1.75%) Chief Technology Officer
13 11 (1.75%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (1.59%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.92%) HTML
2 67 (10.69%) CSS
3 60 (9.57%) .NET
4 52 (8.29%) jQuery
5 51 (8.13%) HTML5
6 44 (7.02%) XML
7 38 (6.06%) CSS3
8 35 (5.58%) Web Services
9 24 (3.83%) JSON
10 19 (3.03%) Backbone.js
10 19 (3.03%) ASP.NET
11 16 (2.55%) Middleware
11 16 (2.55%) Sass
12 15 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.39%) .NET Framework
13 14 (2.23%) REST
14 13 (2.07%) RESTful
14 13 (2.07%) LESS
15 11 (1.75%) Ajax
15 11 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.86%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.87%) Mathematics
5 16 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.23%) Clustering
6 14 (2.23%) Social Media
7 13 (2.07%) Open Source
7 13 (2.07%) Statistics
7 13 (2.07%) User Experience
8 12 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.91%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.75%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.59%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.28%) Replication
12 8 (1.28%) Visualisation
13 7 (1.12%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.12%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 121 (19.30%) Linux
2 103 (16.43%) Windows
3 80 (12.76%) UNIX
4 32 (5.10%) Android
5 27 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 22 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (3.19%) Solaris
8 15 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.23%) AIX
10 13 (2.07%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.96%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.96%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.80%) Nucleus RTOS
13 5 (0.80%) ThreadX
13 5 (0.80%) VxWorks
14 4 (0.64%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (12.44%) OO
3 60 (9.57%) Project Management
4 52 (8.29%) Software Engineering
5 49 (7.81%) ITIL
6 47 (7.50%) TDD
7 42 (6.70%) Analytics
8 39 (6.22%) Migration
9 31 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (4.78%) Change Management
10 30 (4.78%) Responsive Web Design
11 27 (4.31%) Multithreading
11 27 (4.31%) Scrum
12 26 (4.15%) Configuration Management
12 26 (4.15%) MVC
13 25 (3.99%) Data Analysis
13 25 (3.99%) E-Commerce
14 23 (3.67%) Business Analysis
14 23 (3.67%) SOA
15 22 (3.51%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 192 (30.62%) C++
2 150 (23.92%) Java
3 104 (16.59%) SQL
4 86 (13.72%) C#
5 81 (12.92%) Python
6 75 (11.96%) JavaScript
7 51 (8.13%) Shell Script
8 42 (6.70%) PHP
9 39 (6.22%) Perl
10 32 (5.10%) Ruby
11 27 (4.31%) VB
12 18 (2.87%) Bash Shell
13 17 (2.71%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.39%) PowerShell
15 14 (2.23%) VBA
16 11 (1.75%) VC++
16 11 (1.75%) Embedded C
17 10 (1.59%) Objective-C
17 10 (1.59%) Korn
17 10 (1.59%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 84 (13.40%) Degree
2 61 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.91%) CCNP
7 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.28%) MCP
8 8 (1.28%) CCSE
8 8 (1.28%) MCITP
8 8 (1.28%) BC Cleared
9 7 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.12%) PMP
9 7 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.96%) VCP5
10 6 (0.96%) VCP4
10 6 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.47%) QA
2 11 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.28%) SLA
4 5 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.32%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) EMIR
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.44%) XenServer
3 9 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.96%) KVM
5 5 (0.80%) RHEV
5 5 (0.80%) Varnish
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.64%) Xen
7 3 (0.48%) NFS
7 3 (0.48%) Firmware
8 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.32%) Nmap
9 1 (0.16%) Docker
9 1 (0.16%) HDFS
9 1 (0.16%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (2.23%) Puppet
2 12 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.44%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.80%) yum
6 4 (0.64%) SCCM
6 4 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.48%) Nagios
7 3 (0.48%) Legato
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.32%) Nessus
8 2 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.32%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 94 (14.99%) Oracle
2 83 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.06%) IBM
4 33 (5.26%) HP
5 32 (5.10%) VMware
6 29 (4.63%) SAP
7 26 (4.15%) Cisco
8 22 (3.51%) Citrix
9 20 (3.19%) Google
10 17 (2.71%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.07%) F5
12 10 (1.59%) Dell
13 9 (1.44%) EMC
13 9 (1.44%) NetApp
13 9 (1.44%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.28%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.28%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.28%) LANDesk
14 8 (1.28%) Infoblox
15 7 (1.12%) Imperva
London
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £750 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
East London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £525 - £575 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Long term ongoing projects
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: negotiable DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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