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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 63 60 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing C 8 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 2.63% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.24% 6.46% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £168 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.04% -54.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £114 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £325 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +209.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.94%
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
247 449 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.29% 40.71% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 271 149
Average daily rate £400 £350 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +71.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.50 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 10 (27.78%) Citrix
4 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (25.00%) DNS
4 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.00%) HP
4 9 (25.00%) EMC
4 9 (25.00%) Nagios
4 9 (25.00%) DHCP
4 9 (25.00%) NFS
4 9 (25.00%) Perl
4 9 (25.00%) VB
4 9 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 9 (25.00%) Korn
4 9 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (25.00%) Bourne shell
4 9 (25.00%) Isilon
5 6 (16.67%) GDB
5 6 (16.67%) MCSE
5 6 (16.67%) HNC
5 6 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 6 (16.67%) CCA
5 6 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

C
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Simulink
1 1 (2.78%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.78%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
1 9 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) MPLS
2 3 (8.33%) OSPF
2 3 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (2.78%) LTE
3 1 (2.78%) IPv4
3 1 (2.78%) IPv6
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) RNC
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) GDB
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) C Developer
4 3 (8.33%) C Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Server Support
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) WebGL
2 1 (2.78%) OpenCL
2 1 (2.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.78%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.78%) DirectX
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) STL
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) Swing
2 1 (2.78%) WPF
2 1 (2.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 9 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Physics
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Tandem
3 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
2 4 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) ERP
3 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Business Development
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) CAD
5 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.78%) EAM
5 1 (2.78%) Operations Research
5 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Management
5 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Perl
1 9 (25.00%) VB
1 9 (25.00%) Korn
1 9 (25.00%) Bourne shell
2 6 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 5 (13.89%) C++
4 4 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (5.56%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.78%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) MCSE
1 6 (16.67%) HNC
1 6 (16.67%) CCA
1 6 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Nagios
1 9 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Citrix
2 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (25.00%) HP
2 9 (25.00%) EMC
2 9 (25.00%) Isilon
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (8.33%) Altiris
4 3 (8.33%) Veritas
5 1 (2.78%) Primavera
5 1 (2.78%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Avaya
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) SolidWorks
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