The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 43 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing C 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.09% 0.91% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 2.90% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
C
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
180 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 48.91% 31.51% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 45 41
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

C
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (41.18%) C++
1 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
4 4 (23.53%) Physics
4 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
4 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (23.53%) Financial Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) MS Project
4 4 (23.53%) MS Office
4 4 (23.53%) PMI
4 4 (23.53%) PMP
4 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) Electronics
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Publishing
5 3 (17.65%) Games
5 3 (17.65%) NHS
5 3 (17.65%) Firmware
5 3 (17.65%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) Xbox
5 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) PlayStation
5 3 (17.65%) Marketing
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning

C
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (5.88%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Project
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Publishing
2 3 (17.65%) Games
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Network Programmer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Project Director
2 3 (17.65%) Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) C Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) Django
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) PhoneGap
1 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
1 4 (23.53%) Physics
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (23.53%) PMI
2 3 (17.65%) NHS
2 3 (17.65%) Xbox
2 3 (17.65%) PlayStation
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) Financial Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C++
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (23.53%) PMP
2 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
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