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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 15 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing C 9 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.11% 4.50% 6.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.15% 14.93% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
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
47 67 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 26.70% 30.18% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 34
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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
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 May 2015, 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 11 (55.00%) C++
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Multithreading
5 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) PhD
7 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
7 3 (15.00%) Fortran
7 3 (15.00%) Perl
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) STL
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
7 3 (15.00%) OpenMP
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (15.00%) Parallel Computing
8 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (10.00%) Human Factors
8 2 (10.00%) Information Security
8 2 (10.00%) GIAC
8 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
8 2 (10.00%) DTV
8 2 (10.00%) CISSP
8 2 (10.00%) PMP
8 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification

C
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) RTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineer
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) C++ Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) STL
1 3 (15.00%) OpenMP
1 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.00%) POSIX
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Human Factors
1 2 (10.00%) DTV
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) FreeBSD
3 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (30.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Parallel Computing
5 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Benchmarking
6 1 (5.00%) DRM
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Android Development
6 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Fortran
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PhD
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) GIAC
2 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) PMP
2 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) EMC