The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 86 105 83
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -22
Contract jobs citing C 51 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.55% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.99% 2.13% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 6
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 8
Average hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% +84.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.59 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.50 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1022 1126 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.15% 40.33% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 588 378
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% +0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 23
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

C
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Scotland region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Scotland region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

C
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 16 £350 -9.67% 15
Aberdeen +15 11 £475 - 1
Glasgow +13 10 £350 -14.37% 9
Dundee - 4 - - 2
Renfrewshire +4 1 - -
Fife - 1 - - 3
C
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C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 40 (47.62%) C++
2 28 (33.33%) Finance
3 20 (23.81%) Windows
4 17 (20.24%) Java
5 15 (17.86%) UNIX
5 15 (17.86%) Embedded C
6 13 (15.48%) XML
6 13 (15.48%) HTML
6 13 (15.48%) SQL
6 13 (15.48%) Device Driver
6 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
7 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 11 (13.10%) Web Services
8 11 (13.10%) Workflow
8 11 (13.10%) Test Planning
9 10 (11.90%) Itk
9 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
9 10 (11.90%) Test Management
9 10 (11.90%) Electronics
9 10 (11.90%) PLM
9 10 (11.90%) Teamcenter
9 10 (11.90%) CAD
9 10 (11.90%) XSLT
9 10 (11.90%) SOA
10 9 (10.71%) Data Modelling
10 9 (10.71%) Tcl
10 9 (10.71%) XSL
10 9 (10.71%) DHTML
10 9 (10.71%) Validation

C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (3.57%) CMS
2 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 2 (2.38%) Node.js
2 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.38%) CICS
3 1 (1.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) AutoCAD
1 8 (9.52%) Siemens NX
2 5 (5.95%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.57%) PPP
3 3 (3.57%) GPRS
3 3 (3.57%) PSTN
4 2 (2.38%) Internet
4 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.19%) Wireless
5 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.19%) FTP
5 1 (1.19%) ATM
5 1 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.38%) MSDE
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.19%) SQLite
2 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) DB2
2 1 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) WinDbg
2 2 (2.38%) Gradle
2 2 (2.38%) WebStorm
2 2 (2.38%) Grunt
2 2 (2.38%) gulp
2 2 (2.38%) Ant
2 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.38%) Maven
2 2 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 28 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Electronics
3 8 (9.52%) Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Developer
2 11 (13.10%) Software Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Architect
3 9 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Embedded Software Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) C Software Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) UAT Test Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) HTML
1 13 (15.48%) XML
2 11 (13.10%) Web Services
3 10 (11.90%) XSLT
3 10 (11.90%) Itk
4 9 (10.71%) XSL
4 9 (10.71%) DHTML
5 3 (3.57%) CSS
6 2 (2.38%) .NET
6 2 (2.38%) MFC
6 2 (2.38%) Middleware
6 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.19%) jQuery
7 1 (1.19%) Ext JS
7 1 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.19%) WinForms
7 1 (1.19%) Spring
7 1 (1.19%) WCF
7 1 (1.19%) Django
7 1 (1.19%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Device Driver
2 7 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 7 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Physics
5 2 (2.38%) Neural Network
5 2 (2.38%) Mechatronics
5 2 (2.38%) PMI
5 2 (2.38%) DataPower
5 2 (2.38%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.19%) iPad
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) iSeries
6 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.19%) NHS
6 1 (1.19%) VHDL
6 1 (1.19%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Windows
2 15 (17.86%) UNIX
3 7 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (3.57%) AIX
5 2 (2.38%) MVS
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
2 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.10%) Workflow
3 11 (13.10%) Test Planning
4 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
4 10 (11.90%) Test Management
4 10 (11.90%) SOA
4 10 (11.90%) CAD
4 10 (11.90%) PLM
5 9 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 9 (10.71%) Validation
5 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 8 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.14%) Project Management
7 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.95%) ITIL
8 5 (5.95%) SDLC
9 4 (4.76%) Change Management
9 4 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.62%) C++
2 17 (20.24%) Java
3 15 (17.86%) Embedded C
4 13 (15.48%) SQL
5 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.71%) Tcl
7 8 (9.52%) XPath
7 8 (9.52%) Python
8 6 (7.14%) Embedded C++
8 6 (7.14%) MATLAB
9 5 (5.95%) Assembly Language
9 5 (5.95%) C#
10 4 (4.76%) Perl
11 2 (2.38%) VB
11 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.38%) R
12 1 (1.19%) RPG
12 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.19%) PHP
12 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.76%) ISEB
4 4 (4.76%) PMP
4 4 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.19%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.19%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) Firmware
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.19%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) webMethods
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) VMware
4 2 (2.38%) Cadence
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (1.19%) Citrix
5 1 (1.19%) CA
5 1 (1.19%) Siemens
5 1 (1.19%) Siebel
5 1 (1.19%) Symbian
5 1 (1.19%) IBM
5 1 (1.19%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) Huawei
5 1 (1.19%) Xilinx
5 1 (1.19%) Tableau
5 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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