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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 30 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing C 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.41% 0.49% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 1.15% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.16%
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
90 87 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 36.89% 42.44% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 52 42
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
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 17 September 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) SLA
1 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 3 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) Modbus
1 1 (11.11%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) NetBeans
1 1 (11.11%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Process Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCIE
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Fortinet