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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 89 108 84
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -24
Contract jobs citing C 40 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.92% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.31% 2.27% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 5
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£375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £363 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 11
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +92.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.40 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%
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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
927 1100 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.41% 40.46% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 640 461
Average daily rate £350 £368 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 17
Average hourly rate £34.80 £32.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Aberdeen - 10 £431 - 2
Dundee - 10 - - 2
Edinburgh +2 8 £365 -47.85% 11
Renfrewshire +2 4 £330 -10.96%
Glasgow -1 4 - - 1
Fife - 1 - -
C
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C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 30 (37.50%) C++
2 27 (33.75%) Finance
3 26 (32.50%) Windows
4 13 (16.25%) Java
4 13 (16.25%) Embedded C
5 12 (15.00%) HTML
5 12 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
6 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.75%) SQL
6 11 (13.75%) XML
6 11 (13.75%) Device Driver
7 10 (12.50%) Workflow
7 10 (12.50%) Tcl
7 10 (12.50%) Web Services
7 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 10 (12.50%) UNIX
7 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 9 (11.25%) Itk
8 9 (11.25%) Test Management
8 9 (11.25%) WinDbg
8 9 (11.25%) PLM
8 9 (11.25%) Teamcenter
8 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
8 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
8 9 (11.25%) SOA
8 9 (11.25%) DHTML
8 9 (11.25%) XSLT

C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.25%) JBoss
1 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.25%) SAS
1 1 (1.25%) CICS
1 1 (1.25%) CMS
1 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) AutoCAD
1 8 (10.00%) Siemens NX
2 5 (6.25%) CATIA
3 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.50%) MS Office
4 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.25%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (1.25%) PORTIA
2 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.25%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.25%) SunGard APT
2 1 (1.25%) Investran
2 1 (1.25%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.75%) GPRS
3 3 (3.75%) PSTN
3 3 (3.75%) PPP
4 2 (2.50%) HTTP
4 2 (2.50%) Wireless
4 2 (2.50%) Network Security
4 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) ADSL
5 1 (1.25%) ATM
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) DHCP
5 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.25%) FTP
5 1 (1.25%) DNS
5 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.25%) SAN
5 1 (1.25%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.25%) DB2
3 1 (1.25%) MSDE
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) WinDbg
2 2 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
3 1 (1.25%) JBehave
3 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.25%) Ant
3 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.25%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.25%) Maven
3 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.25%) Gradle
3 1 (1.25%) Calabash
3 1 (1.25%) Appium
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Electronics
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Military
6 1 (1.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (12.50%) Software Engineer
1 10 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) Firmware Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Architect
3 8 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Analyst
4 6 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.75%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Tester
8 2 (2.50%) Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Performance Tester
8 2 (2.50%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) HTML
2 11 (13.75%) XML
3 10 (12.50%) Web Services
4 9 (11.25%) DHTML
4 9 (11.25%) XSLT
4 9 (11.25%) Itk
5 8 (10.00%) XSL
6 2 (2.50%) .NET
6 2 (2.50%) ODBC
7 1 (1.25%) Middleware
7 1 (1.25%) WinForms
7 1 (1.25%) Spring
7 1 (1.25%) WCF
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.25%) jQuery
7 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.25%) CSS
7 1 (1.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Device Driver
2 7 (8.75%) Thin Client
2 7 (8.75%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Verilog
4 2 (2.50%) ASIC
4 2 (2.50%) AS400
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) PMI
4 2 (2.50%) VHDL
5 1 (1.25%) DataPower
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.50%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) UNIX
3 4 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.25%) MVS
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Workflow
3 10 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 9 (11.25%) Test Management
4 9 (11.25%) Project Management
4 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
4 9 (11.25%) SOA
4 9 (11.25%) CAD
4 9 (11.25%) PLM
4 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
5 8 (10.00%) Validation
5 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (8.75%) ITIL
7 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.25%) TDD
7 5 (6.25%) SDLC
8 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.50%) C++
2 13 (16.25%) Java
2 13 (16.25%) Embedded C
3 11 (13.75%) SQL
4 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.50%) Tcl
5 8 (10.00%) XPath
5 8 (10.00%) Python
6 6 (7.50%) Perl
7 5 (6.25%) Embedded C++
7 5 (6.25%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.50%) VB
8 2 (2.50%) R
9 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.25%) VC++
9 1 (1.25%) RPG
9 1 (1.25%) C#
9 1 (1.25%) RPG/400
9 1 (1.25%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) PMP
3 6 (7.50%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.75%) APMP
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.25%) Degree
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.25%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Firmware
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) webMethods
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.75%) Xilinx
5 2 (2.50%) Charles River
5 2 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) EMC
6 1 (1.25%) CA
6 1 (1.25%) Informatica
6 1 (1.25%) Epicor
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.25%) Murex
6 1 (1.25%) SunGard
6 1 (1.25%) Unisys
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) Cadence
6 1 (1.25%) Teradata
6 1 (1.25%) SimCorp
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