The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 40 62 77
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Contract jobs citing C 28 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.22% 2.06% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.45% 5.54% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £168 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.80% -54.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £38.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
C
Berkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
268 379 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.84% 37.27% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 198 122
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.64% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £23.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £38.50 £38.00
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 Reading

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

C
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Reading

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 20 (37.74%) GDB
2 17 (32.08%) UNIX
3 16 (30.19%) Windows
3 16 (30.19%) Cisco
4 14 (26.42%) Embedded C
5 13 (24.53%) Embedded Software Development
6 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
8 10 (18.87%) Linux
9 9 (16.98%) DNS
9 9 (16.98%) Perl
9 9 (16.98%) VB
9 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
10 8 (15.09%) Thin Client
10 8 (15.09%) Citrix
10 8 (15.09%) Nagios
10 8 (15.09%) NetBackup
10 8 (15.09%) NFS
10 8 (15.09%) DHCP
10 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
10 8 (15.09%) HP
10 8 (15.09%) EMC
10 8 (15.09%) Fat Client
10 8 (15.09%) Korn
10 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
10 8 (15.09%) Bourne shell
10 8 (15.09%) Isilon
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP

C
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.89%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.89%) Maximo
2 1 (1.89%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) DNS
2 8 (15.09%) DHCP
3 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.21%) IPv4
3 7 (13.21%) IPv6
3 7 (13.21%) MPLS
3 7 (13.21%) OSPF
3 7 (13.21%) BGP
4 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.89%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.89%) snoop
4 1 (1.89%) LTE
4 1 (1.89%) Ethereal
4 1 (1.89%) Network Security
4 1 (1.89%) SSH
4 1 (1.89%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.89%) RNC
4 1 (1.89%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) DTS
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.89%) OLAP
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) GDB
2 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Front Office
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Developer
2 8 (15.09%) Software Developer
2 8 (15.09%) Software Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Programmer
2 8 (15.09%) C Developer
2 8 (15.09%) C Programmer
3 7 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (9.43%) Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) XSD
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.77%) WCF
4 1 (1.89%) WebGL
4 1 (1.89%) Direct3D
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.89%) JSON
4 1 (1.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.89%) WPF
4 1 (1.89%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) ODBC
4 1 (1.89%) ADO
4 1 (1.89%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Thin Client
1 8 (15.09%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Physics
4 1 (1.89%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Tandem
4 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) GIS
4 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) UNIX
2 16 (30.19%) Windows
3 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (18.87%) Linux
6 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.89%) SUSE
8 1 (1.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Embedded Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
3 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.66%) ERP
5 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.77%) Business Development
5 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.89%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (1.89%) Signal Processing
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.89%) Memory Management
6 1 (1.89%) Game Development
6 1 (1.89%) Web Development
6 1 (1.89%) Operations Research
6 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) Embedded C
2 9 (16.98%) Perl
2 9 (16.98%) VB
3 8 (15.09%) Korn
3 8 (15.09%) Bourne shell
4 7 (13.21%) C++
5 5 (9.43%) C#
5 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.55%) SQL
6 4 (7.55%) Java
7 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) Python
8 1 (1.89%) Delphi
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (11.32%) MCSE
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) HNC
2 5 (9.43%) CCA
2 5 (9.43%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) MCTS
4 1 (1.89%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) NFS
1 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Nagios
1 8 (15.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Cisco
2 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
3 8 (15.09%) Citrix
3 8 (15.09%) HP
3 8 (15.09%) EMC
3 8 (15.09%) Isilon
4 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.66%) Altiris
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) Veritas
6 2 (3.77%) Avaya
7 1 (1.89%) F5
7 1 (1.89%) Huawei
7 1 (1.89%) Meridio
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Sybase
7 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) SolidWorks
7 1 (1.89%) Autodesk