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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 51 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing C 23 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.40% 1.86% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.21% 6.35% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
Average daily rate
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£395 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £115 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £350 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
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
319 299 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.23% 29.34% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 173 117
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 19
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -10.52%
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 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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015, 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 12 (40.00%) C++
2 10 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (16.67%) Validation
5 5 (16.67%) Migration
6 4 (13.33%) Finance
6 4 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
6 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) Qt Quick
7 3 (10.00%) .NET
7 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.00%) HTML
7 3 (10.00%) MCSE
7 3 (10.00%) Windows
7 3 (10.00%) PBX
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco
7 3 (10.00%) OpenGL
7 3 (10.00%) SharePoint

C
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.33%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) PBX
1 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.67%) NFC
2 2 (6.67%) LTE
3 1 (3.33%) MVNO
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) RTP
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ProC
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Platform Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Head of Development
5 1 (3.33%) Head of Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Junior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (10.00%) Qt
1 3 (10.00%) HTML5
1 3 (10.00%) GStreamer
1 3 (10.00%) QML
1 3 (10.00%) Qt Quick
2 1 (3.33%) OpenCL
2 1 (3.33%) Twisted
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.00%) STB
3 2 (6.67%) EMV
3 2 (6.67%) Smartcard
3 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.33%) MPEG
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) VHDL
4 1 (3.33%) Verilog
4 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Android
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) HPUX
4 2 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) FreeBSD
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) Validation
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.67%) Android Development
5 2 (6.67%) Kanban
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C++
2 6 (20.00%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded C++
4 2 (6.67%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.33%) Erlang
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) Pascal
5 1 (3.33%) PL/1
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCSE
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO 8583
2 1 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.33%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Avaya
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
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