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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 39 66 44
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -22
Contract jobs citing C 30 10 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.41% 1.08% 3.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.40% 3.29% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 25
Average daily rate
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£425 £270 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -27.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £182 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.63 £14.86 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.90% -66.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
242 304 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.47% 32.79% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 138 130
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.40 £20.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £32.30 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 31 July 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 31 July 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (38.78%) GDB
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
3 13 (26.53%) Embedded C
3 13 (26.53%) Windows
3 13 (26.53%) Embedded Software Development
4 12 (24.49%) C++
5 11 (22.45%) C#
5 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.41%) .NET
6 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
7 9 (18.37%) SQL
7 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
7 9 (18.37%) XML
7 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.33%) Degree
8 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (16.33%) IIS
8 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
8 8 (16.33%) UNIX
8 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (14.29%) Finance
9 7 (14.29%) IPv4
9 7 (14.29%) IPv6
9 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (12.24%) WCF
10 6 (12.24%) XSD
10 6 (12.24%) BizTalk Server

C
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (16.33%) IIS
2 6 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.04%) Simulink
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.04%) Maximo
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.29%) IPv4
2 7 (14.29%) IPv6
3 6 (12.24%) MPLS
3 6 (12.24%) OSPF
3 6 (12.24%) BGP
4 2 (4.08%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) LTE
5 1 (2.04%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.04%) snoop
5 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.04%) SAN
5 1 (2.04%) Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) IPsec
5 1 (2.04%) SSH
5 1 (2.04%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.04%) Ethereal
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) DTS
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) IDOL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) GDB
2 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Programmer
2 8 (16.33%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Software Developer
2 8 (16.33%) C Developer
2 8 (16.33%) C Programmer
3 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst Programmer
4 5 (10.20%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Development Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Server Support
7 2 (4.08%) Customer Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) XML
3 6 (12.24%) XSD
3 6 (12.24%) WCF
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) ADO
5 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) STL
5 1 (2.04%) ODBC
5 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.04%) DirectX
5 1 (2.04%) OLE
5 1 (2.04%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Physics
3 1 (2.04%) Human Factors
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (16.33%) UNIX
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) SUSE
4 1 (2.04%) Debian
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Embedded Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.08%) CAD
3 2 (4.08%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
3 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.04%) Memory Management
4 1 (2.04%) Game Development
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (2.04%) Signal Processing
4 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.04%) Time Management
4 1 (2.04%) Business Transformation
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Embedded C
2 12 (24.49%) C++
3 11 (22.45%) C#
4 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.12%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.04%) XAML
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.04%) Delphi
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) VB
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) MCTS
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) MCSD
2 4 (8.16%) MCSE
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) NLBS
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.04%) NetApp
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.04%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.04%) Primavera
5 1 (2.04%) SolidWorks
5 1 (2.04%) Meridio
5 1 (2.04%) Huawei
5 1 (2.04%) F5
5 1 (2.04%) Sybase
5 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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