The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Middlesex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 22 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing C 8 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.10% 5.50% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.50% 24.44% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £403 £308 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.89% +23.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £25.25 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.66% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
64 45 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 24.81% 22.50% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 27
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
South East

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (58.82%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
3 7 (41.18%) Android
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
4 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Electronics
6 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) OpenGL ES
7 3 (17.65%) GLSL
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
7 3 (17.65%) Qt
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) OpenGL
8 2 (11.76%) PMP
8 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) SAP
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) UML
8 2 (11.76%) Video Processing
8 2 (11.76%) German Language
8 2 (11.76%) Marketing
8 2 (11.76%) Project Planning

C
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (11.76%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DVB
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) German Language
4 1 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Graphics Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) OpenGL
1 3 (17.65%) Qt
1 3 (17.65%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (11.76%) Android NDK
2 2 (11.76%) OpenCV
3 1 (5.88%) OpenCL
3 1 (5.88%) DirectCompute
3 1 (5.88%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
3 2 (11.76%) GPGPU
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (5.88%) STB
4 1 (5.88%) Animation
4 1 (5.88%) CUDA
4 1 (5.88%) Handset
4 1 (5.88%) PMI
4 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Android
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Video Processing
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) B2B
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) GLSL
4 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VC++
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) PMP
2 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) CA
2 1 (5.88%) Perforce