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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 50 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing C 19 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.16% 0.98% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.95% 3.00% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £345 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.90 £14.96 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
239 233 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.16% 32.54% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 129 112
Average daily rate £380 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.45 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
1 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (13.33%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) System Testing
4 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Business Development
4 3 (10.00%) MSI
4 3 (10.00%) InstallShield
4 3 (10.00%) AdminStudio
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) HPUX
5 2 (6.67%) MS Office
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.33%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework

C
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Junos
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MSI
1 3 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 3 (10.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.33%) JMeter
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Defect Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Project Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Games Designer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support Assistant
5 1 (3.33%) IT Assistant
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Games Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) WCF
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) LINQ
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.33%) SecurID
2 1 (3.33%) Statistics
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) CESG
2 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) HPUX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
2 3 (10.00%) System Testing
2 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) V-Model
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) RUP
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
3 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
1 2 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
1 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) AppSense