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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 106 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -8
Contract jobs citing C 23 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 1.32% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 3.97% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £356 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 9
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.72 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% -46.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £13.00 £22.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
C
UK

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
1130 807 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.63% 33.22% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 387 387
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
Glasgow -10 9 £375 -6.25% 5
Edinburgh -5 8 £388 +1.30% 9
Aberdeen +1 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Dundee - - - - 2
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 20 (36.36%) C++
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 12 (21.82%) Finance
4 10 (18.18%) Windows
5 9 (16.36%) Java
5 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
5 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
6 8 (14.55%) Signal Processing
6 8 (14.55%) Linux
6 8 (14.55%) MATLAB
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle
7 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
7 7 (12.73%) Degree
8 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (10.91%) MODAF
8 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
8 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.09%) Ingres
9 5 (9.09%) Perl
9 5 (9.09%) Electronics
9 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
10 4 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (7.27%) Migration
10 4 (7.27%) Mechatronics
10 4 (7.27%) Mathematics

C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (5.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) 3G
1 2 (3.64%) 2G
1 2 (3.64%) 4G
2 1 (1.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Ingres
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) QlikView
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
1 3 (5.45%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.82%) Ant
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Electronics
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Developer
2 8 (14.55%) Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.64%) C Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (1.82%) iOS Developer
7 1 (1.82%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) XML
1 2 (3.64%) Spring
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (1.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.82%) ODBC
2 1 (1.82%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.82%) DirectX
2 1 (1.82%) MFC
2 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) JSP
2 1 (1.82%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Mechatronics
1 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) IVR
3 1 (1.82%) Derivative
3 1 (1.82%) iPhone
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.45%) UNIX
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
2 8 (14.55%) Signal Processing
3 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
4 6 (10.91%) MODAF
4 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (10.91%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 4 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.64%) Line Management
8 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Test Management
8 2 (3.64%) Requirements Management
8 2 (3.64%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.64%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (36.36%) C++
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 9 (16.36%) Java
4 8 (14.55%) MATLAB
5 5 (9.09%) Perl
6 4 (7.27%) Embedded C++
6 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.45%) Embedded C
7 3 (5.45%) AWK
8 2 (3.64%) C#
9 1 (1.82%) sed
9 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) PMP
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.82%) MBA
4 1 (1.82%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) OpenView
3 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.27%) HP
3 4 (7.27%) Informatica
4 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.64%) Siebel
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Teradata
5 1 (1.82%) Coverity
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Symbian
5 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
Scotland
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £38 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 6 days ago