The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 54 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing C 19 8 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.77% 1.04% 3.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.25% 3.17% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 22
Average daily rate £250 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £283 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £543 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
304 252 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.31% 32.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 104 103
Average daily rate £335 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
Berkshire

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 18 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (46.67%) C++
2 13 (43.33%) C#
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 8 (26.67%) XML
5 8 (26.67%) .NET
5 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (23.33%) IIS
6 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (20.00%) Degree
7 6 (20.00%) WCF
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (20.00%) Games
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (20.00%) XSD
7 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (16.67%) ISEB
8 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 4 (13.33%) MCTS
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery

C
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (23.33%) IIS
2 6 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
4 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) PBX
1 1 (3.33%) FTP
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) Nortel Meridian
1 1 (3.33%) SSH
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.00%) Games
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) ERP Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Server Support
4 2 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) ERP Implementation Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Data Manager
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) XML
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) WCF
2 6 (20.00%) XSD
3 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.67%) XML Schema
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) ADO
4 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) ODBC
4 1 (3.33%) WSDL
4 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.33%) OLE
4 1 (3.33%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.33%) Handset
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) GIS
2 1 (3.33%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Change Management
3 3 (10.00%) Data Management
3 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) ERP
4 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Data Governance
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.33%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.33%) UML
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) C++
2 13 (43.33%) C#
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) Delphi
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.33%) MCTS
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.33%) MCSD
3 4 (13.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (3.33%) NLBS
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Sage
3 2 (6.67%) Epicor
3 2 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Sybase
4 1 (3.33%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) Nortel
4 1 (3.33%) Avaya
4 1 (3.33%) StorageTek
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.33%) Huawei
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