The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 London 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 123 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing C 388 438 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.67% 1.81% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.00% 4.15% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 313 235
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 46
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £18.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £51.25 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -7.43%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9695 10542 10255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.75% 43.47% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 7480 7039
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £280
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 65 112 155
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
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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 -36 84 £425 - 65
Uxbridge +10 11 £320 -12.92%
Docklands, London +12 6 £500 -3.84%
Canary Wharf +22 4 £575 +53.33% 1
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 6
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 274 (34.51%) C++
2 199 (25.06%) Java
3 176 (22.17%) Linux
4 162 (20.40%) Finance
5 143 (18.01%) UNIX
6 133 (16.75%) Windows
7 129 (16.25%) SQL
8 121 (15.24%) Degree
9 119 (14.99%) Banking
10 114 (14.36%) Oracle
11 107 (13.48%) Python
12 98 (12.34%) OO
13 89 (11.21%) JavaScript
14 87 (10.96%) C#
15 82 (10.33%) Software Engineering
16 81 (10.20%) Microsoft
17 79 (9.95%) HTML
18 72 (9.07%) Perl
19 66 (8.31%) ITIL
20 65 (8.19%) .NET
21 63 (7.93%) Computer Science
21 63 (7.93%) Security Cleared
22 60 (7.56%) HTTP
22 60 (7.56%) Migration
23 59 (7.43%) TCP/IP
24 56 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
25 54 (6.80%) Scrum
25 54 (6.80%) SQL Server
26 52 (6.55%) CSS
26 52 (6.55%) Web Services

C
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 42 (5.29%) WebSphere
2 28 (3.53%) Apache
3 22 (2.77%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.52%) WebLogic
5 18 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.64%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.39%) GlassFish
8 10 (1.26%) SAS
8 10 (1.26%) IIS
9 9 (1.13%) Node.js
10 8 (1.01%) Apache Pig
10 8 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
10 8 (1.01%) WebSphere Process Server
10 8 (1.01%) ColdFusion
10 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.88%) TeamSite
11 7 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.63%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.53%) MS Office
3 22 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.39%) MS Project
6 7 (0.88%) SPSS
7 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.38%) HFM
5 3 (0.38%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.38%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.25%) SAP FI-AP
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.13%) RMDS
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Endur
7 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.38%) SaaS
4 2 (0.25%) PaaS
4 2 (0.25%) Heroku
4 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.13%) Force.com
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.56%) HTTP
2 59 (7.43%) TCP/IP
3 41 (5.16%) Internet
4 39 (4.91%) DNS
5 34 (4.28%) Firewall
6 32 (4.03%) SAN
7 23 (2.90%) DHCP
8 22 (2.77%) VPN
9 16 (2.02%) WAN
9 16 (2.02%) BGP
10 13 (1.64%) SSL
11 9 (1.13%) SMTP
11 9 (1.13%) BIG-IP
11 9 (1.13%) VLAN
12 8 (1.01%) SSH
13 7 (0.88%) Wireless
13 7 (0.88%) IPsec
13 7 (0.88%) DVB
13 7 (0.88%) LAN
14 6 (0.76%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.53%) Relational Database
3 32 (4.03%) MySQL
4 19 (2.39%) Hadoop
5 17 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.51%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.39%) DB2
8 11 (1.39%) Big Data
9 10 (1.26%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.13%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.01%) SQLite
11 8 (1.01%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.50%) MS Access
13 4 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (5.04%) Subversion
2 35 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.64%) JIRA
4 11 (1.39%) Maven
5 10 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (1.13%) Mercurial
7 8 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.88%) ProC
8 7 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.63%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.63%) Xcode
10 5 (0.63%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.50%) JUnit
11 4 (0.50%) Hudson
11 4 (0.50%) Trac
12 3 (0.38%) PhoneGap
12 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.38%) Ant
General
1 162 (20.40%) Finance
2 119 (14.99%) Banking
3 46 (5.79%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.78%) Financial Institution
5 28 (3.53%) Retail
6 24 (3.02%) Front Office
6 24 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.90%) Electronics
8 22 (2.77%) Games
9 17 (2.14%) Marketing
10 10 (1.26%) Multimedia
10 10 (1.26%) Publishing
11 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.88%) Advertising
11 7 (0.88%) Back Office
12 6 (0.76%) Legal
13 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.50%) International Banking
14 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 291 (36.65%) Developer
2 74 (9.32%) Analyst
3 56 (7.05%) Software Engineer
4 49 (6.17%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.29%) Consultant
5 42 (5.29%) C++ Developer
6 29 (3.65%) Java Developer
6 29 (3.65%) Architect
7 28 (3.53%) Administrator
8 25 (3.15%) iOS Developer
9 24 (3.02%) Front-End Developer
10 20 (2.52%) Senior Developer
11 19 (2.39%) Business Analyst
11 19 (2.39%) Fidessa Developer
11 19 (2.39%) Python Developer
12 17 (2.14%) Support Engineer
13 15 (1.89%) Junior
14 13 (1.64%) Junior Software Engineer
14 13 (1.64%) Android Developer
15 11 (1.39%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (9.95%) HTML
2 65 (8.19%) .NET
3 52 (6.55%) CSS
3 52 (6.55%) Web Services
4 48 (6.05%) HTML5
5 42 (5.29%) XML
6 40 (5.04%) jQuery
7 37 (4.66%) CSS3
8 31 (3.90%) JSON
9 26 (3.27%) Middleware
10 22 (2.77%) Backbone.js
11 20 (2.52%) REST
12 18 (2.27%) RESTful
12 18 (2.27%) OpenGL
13 16 (2.02%) SOAP
14 14 (1.76%) JMS
14 14 (1.76%) J2EE
14 14 (1.76%) Sass
15 13 (1.64%) ASP.NET
15 13 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.93%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.16%) Mathematics
3 26 (3.27%) Open Source
4 21 (2.64%) Equities
5 20 (2.52%) Statistics
5 20 (2.52%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.39%) Clustering
7 18 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.76%) DTV
10 13 (1.64%) NHS
10 13 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.64%) STB
10 13 (1.64%) Replication
10 13 (1.64%) iPhone
10 13 (1.64%) Visualisation
11 11 (1.39%) Derivative
11 11 (1.39%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.26%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 176 (22.17%) Linux
2 143 (18.01%) UNIX
3 133 (16.75%) Windows
4 42 (5.29%) Android
5 35 (4.41%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (1.39%) Solaris
11 8 (1.01%) Debian
11 8 (1.01%) AIX
12 6 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.50%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.38%) ThreadX
15 3 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (12.34%) OO
2 82 (10.33%) Software Engineering
3 66 (8.31%) ITIL
4 60 (7.56%) Migration
5 56 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (6.80%) Scrum
7 50 (6.30%) Project Management
8 48 (6.05%) TDD
9 47 (5.92%) Change Management
10 43 (5.42%) Multithreading
11 40 (5.04%) PRINCE2
12 39 (4.91%) Analytics
13 36 (4.53%) Configuration Management
14 33 (4.16%) MVC
15 31 (3.90%) Release Management
16 30 (3.78%) Low Latency
17 28 (3.53%) iOS Development
18 26 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (3.27%) Service Management
19 25 (3.15%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 274 (34.51%) C++
2 199 (25.06%) Java
3 129 (16.25%) SQL
4 107 (13.48%) Python
5 89 (11.21%) JavaScript
6 87 (10.96%) C#
7 72 (9.07%) Perl
8 51 (6.42%) PHP
9 42 (5.29%) PowerShell
10 41 (5.16%) Ruby
11 40 (5.04%) Shell Script
12 32 (4.03%) Objective-C
13 22 (2.77%) Embedded C
13 22 (2.77%) Assembly Language
14 20 (2.52%) Tcl
15 15 (1.89%) VBScript
16 14 (1.76%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.76%) Scala
16 14 (1.76%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.76%) R
Qualifications
1 121 (15.24%) Degree
2 63 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 46 (5.79%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.64%) PMI Certification
5 20 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (2.39%) PMP
7 14 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.88%) CCNA
9 7 (0.88%) ISEB
10 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.76%) PhD
10 6 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.63%) MCP
11 5 (0.63%) CISSP
11 5 (0.63%) MCSE
11 5 (0.63%) CISM
12 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.50%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.38%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.52%) ISO 9001
2 17 (2.14%) QA
3 5 (0.63%) SLA
3 5 (0.63%) COBIT
4 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) Basel II
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) JTAG
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 40 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.15%) Varnish
4 12 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (1.39%) XenServer
6 10 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.01%) XenApp
7 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.01%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.76%) NFS
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.76%) vSphere
9 4 (0.50%) Xen
10 3 (0.38%) Nmap
10 3 (0.38%) vCloud
10 3 (0.38%) KVM
11 2 (0.25%) RHEV
11 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.25%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 25 (3.15%) Tivoli
2 10 (1.26%) SCCM
2 10 (1.26%) HP SIM
3 9 (1.13%) SCOM
4 8 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (0.63%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.63%) Puppet
6 5 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.50%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.50%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) Nessus
8 3 (0.38%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 114 (14.36%) Oracle
2 81 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 47 (5.92%) HP
4 46 (5.79%) VMware
5 31 (3.90%) Sybase
6 25 (3.15%) Cisco
7 21 (2.64%) Citrix
8 19 (2.39%) Fidessa
9 18 (2.27%) IBM
9 18 (2.27%) SAP
10 17 (2.14%) JBoss
10 17 (2.14%) Remedy
11 13 (1.64%) Perforce
12 11 (1.39%) LANDesk
12 11 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.39%) Tableau
13 10 (1.26%) F5
13 10 (1.26%) BMC
13 10 (1.26%) NetApp
13 10 (1.26%) EMC
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Rate: £700 - £734 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
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