The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes 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 53 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing C 15 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.66% 1.29% 1.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.49% 5.11% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Average daily rate £275 £260 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -36.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £211 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £348 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
273 137 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.30% 25.28% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 84 113
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £434 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.97 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.63% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
Buckinghamshire

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

C
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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

C Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (42.31%) C++
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
4 5 (19.23%) UML
4 5 (19.23%) OO
4 5 (19.23%) VC++
4 5 (19.23%) RUP
4 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (19.23%) Altera
5 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) Firmware
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) DCOM
6 3 (11.54%) STL
6 3 (11.54%) MFC
7 2 (7.69%) COM
7 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 2 (7.69%) ISEB
7 2 (7.69%) Retail
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
7 2 (7.69%) Windows CE
7 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation

C
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
1 1 (3.85%) GPRS
1 1 (3.85%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Risk Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Procurement Manager
4 2 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Defect Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) PMO Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) DCOM
1 3 (11.54%) STL
1 3 (11.54%) MFC
2 2 (7.69%) COM
3 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.85%) WCF
3 1 (3.85%) LINQ
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSL
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (11.54%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 5 (19.23%) UML
2 5 (19.23%) OO
2 5 (19.23%) RUP
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Image Processing
4 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C++
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
3 5 (19.23%) VC++
4 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Altera
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle