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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 32 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +4
Contract jobs citing C 32 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.64% 1.90% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.99% 5.21% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 14
Average daily rate
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£420 £168 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.74% -54.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £140 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £334 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.86 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
267 365 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.41% 36.50% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 173 126
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £15.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £32.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (40.82%) GDB
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
3 14 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 13 (26.53%) UNIX
4 13 (26.53%) Windows
4 13 (26.53%) Embedded Software Development
5 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (16.33%) Finance
6 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (14.29%) MPLS
7 7 (14.29%) OSPF
7 7 (14.29%) BGP
7 7 (14.29%) IPv4
7 7 (14.29%) IPv6
7 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.29%) C++
8 6 (12.24%) .NET
8 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
8 6 (12.24%) Linux
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
9 5 (10.20%) DNS
9 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
9 5 (10.20%) VB
9 5 (10.20%) Perl
9 5 (10.20%) C#
9 5 (10.20%) XML
9 5 (10.20%) Degree

C
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Simulink
2 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Maximo
1 1 (2.04%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) MPLS
1 7 (14.29%) OSPF
1 7 (14.29%) BGP
1 7 (14.29%) IPv4
1 7 (14.29%) IPv6
1 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 4 (8.16%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
4 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) IPsec
5 1 (2.04%) ATM
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) SMTP
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
5 1 (2.04%) SSL
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
5 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) IDOL
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) DTS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) GDB
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Front Office
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Developer
2 8 (16.33%) C Developer
2 8 (16.33%) C Programmer
2 8 (16.33%) Software Developer
2 8 (16.33%) Software Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Programmer
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Development Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) WCF
3 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) XSD
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.04%) DirectX
4 1 (2.04%) OLE
4 1 (2.04%) OLE DB
4 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) ODBC
4 1 (2.04%) ADO
4 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
1 4 (8.16%) Fat Client
1 4 (8.16%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) GIS
3 1 (2.04%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Tandem
3 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.04%) Derivative
3 1 (2.04%) PKI
3 1 (2.04%) Physics
3 1 (2.04%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) UNIX
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (12.24%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.04%) SUSE
6 1 (2.04%) Debian
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Embedded Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.04%) Change Management
4 1 (2.04%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.04%) Migration
4 1 (2.04%) Scrum
4 1 (2.04%) EAM
4 1 (2.04%) CAD
4 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.04%) ERP
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.04%) Game Development
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (2.04%) Signal Processing
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Embedded C
2 7 (14.29%) C++
3 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
3 5 (10.20%) VB
3 5 (10.20%) Perl
3 5 (10.20%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) Korn
4 4 (8.16%) Bourne shell
4 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.04%) XAML
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Delphi
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) MCSE
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.12%) CCA
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (6.12%) HNC
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCNP
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) MCSD
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.16%) Isilon
4 4 (8.16%) HP
4 4 (8.16%) EMC
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle
6 2 (4.08%) Avaya
7 1 (2.04%) SolidWorks
7 1 (2.04%) Primavera
7 1 (2.04%) Autodesk
7 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) Veritas
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) Sybase
7 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.04%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) F5
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago