The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 12 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing C 20 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.20% 1.59% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.00% 6.25% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £354 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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 Middlesex region.

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
80 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 32.79% 25.50% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 25
Average daily rate £350 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

C
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 22 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 21 (70.00%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) ClearCase
4 14 (46.67%) POSIX
4 14 (46.67%) UML
4 14 (46.67%) DTV
4 14 (46.67%) Software Architecture
5 13 (43.33%) DVB
5 13 (43.33%) STB
6 6 (20.00%) C++
7 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (13.33%) Change Management
8 4 (13.33%) Device Driver
9 3 (10.00%) Debian
9 3 (10.00%) Military
9 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Finance
9 3 (10.00%) Java
9 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
9 3 (10.00%) Intel
9 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) Automake
9 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Android
10 2 (6.67%) Open Source
10 2 (6.67%) Network Design
10 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (6.67%) Windows

C
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DVB
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (10.00%) Automake
3 1 (3.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Military
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Software Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Microwave Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) POSIX
2 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.33%) Android NDK
2 1 (3.33%) OpenCL
2 1 (3.33%) DirectCompute
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) DTV
2 13 (43.33%) STB
3 4 (13.33%) Device Driver
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.33%) CUDA
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Debian
2 3 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 14 (46.67%) UML
2 14 (46.67%) Software Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.33%) Data Management
6 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Intel
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) BT
3 1 (3.33%) Open Text
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