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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 61 38 62
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Contract jobs citing C 16 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.59% 3.59% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.39% 11.83% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 9
Average daily rate
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£398 £420 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +150.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £290 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
297 262 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.58% 30.36% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 136 176
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £15.03 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.20 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 16 (44.44%) C++
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) Telecoms
4 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) Windows
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 6 (16.67%) .NET
6 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.89%) C#
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco
8 4 (11.11%) HTTP
8 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (11.11%) Embedded C++
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle
8 4 (11.11%) XML
8 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 4 (11.11%) HTML
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Finance
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
9 3 (8.33%) Qt Quick
9 3 (8.33%) HTML5
9 3 (8.33%) GStreamer
9 3 (8.33%) QML
9 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (8.33%) PowerShell

C
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (5.56%) Lync
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) Zope
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.33%) VPN
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) FTP
2 3 (8.33%) IPsec
2 3 (8.33%) LTE
3 2 (5.56%) PBX
3 2 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.78%) MVNO
4 1 (2.78%) VoIP
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) NFC
4 1 (2.78%) 3G
4 1 (2.78%) RTP
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (5.56%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.78%) ProC
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (30.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
2 3 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (8.33%) Architect
2 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Specialist
2 3 (8.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (5.56%) UX Designer
3 2 (5.56%) Designer
3 2 (5.56%) Communications Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) DBA
4 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) XML
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) HTML5
3 3 (8.33%) GStreamer
3 3 (8.33%) QML
3 3 (8.33%) Qt Quick
3 3 (8.33%) OpenGL
3 3 (8.33%) Qt
4 1 (2.78%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.78%) WCF
4 1 (2.78%) XSD
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.33%) MPEG
2 3 (8.33%) STB
3 2 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) VHDL
4 1 (2.78%) Verilog
4 1 (2.78%) IVR
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.78%) EMV
4 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) HPUX
4 1 (2.78%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (11.11%) Scrum
2 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.11%) Project Management
2 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.33%) Validation
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Information Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) Analytics
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (2.78%) Functional Programming
5 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.78%) Android Development
5 1 (2.78%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (2.78%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) C++
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) Embedded C++
5 3 (8.33%) VBScript
5 3 (8.33%) VB
5 3 (8.33%) Embedded C
5 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.33%) Java
6 2 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 2 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) Pascal
7 1 (2.78%) PL/1
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) Erlang
7 1 (2.78%) Delphi
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) CCIE
1 2 (5.56%) CCNP
1 2 (5.56%) CCNA
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) CCVP
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.78%) PMP
2 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 8583
1 1 (2.78%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe
3 2 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) HP