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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 29 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing C 15 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.97% 3.31% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.93% 10.67% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +251.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
151 75 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 39.95% 30.99% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 49 25
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +251.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
2 9 (47.37%) Project Management
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) PMI
4 7 (36.84%) PMP
4 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
4 7 (36.84%) MS Project
4 7 (36.84%) MS Office
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
4 7 (36.84%) Publishing
4 7 (36.84%) Change Management
4 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (36.84%) Financial Modelling
4 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
5 6 (31.58%) C++
6 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
7 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
7 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
8 3 (15.79%) NHS
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
8 3 (15.79%) Software Delivery
9 2 (10.53%) Physics
9 2 (10.53%) Git (software)

C
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Project
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Publishing
3 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Project Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Project Director
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) C Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior C Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Network Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) PMI
2 3 (15.79%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
2 3 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Physics
4 1 (5.26%) Xbox
4 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (5.26%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) PRINCE2
2 9 (47.37%) Project Management
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Financial Modelling
4 7 (36.84%) Change Management
4 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
5 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.26%) Demand Management
8 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
8 1 (5.26%) Analytics
8 1 (5.26%) Predictive Analytics
8 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
8 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
8 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.26%) Data Management
8 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
2 4 (21.05%) Embedded C++
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) PMP
1 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
1 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Dell
2 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com