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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 95 72 86
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs citing C 29 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 1.80% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.55% 4.82% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 13
Average daily rate
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£374 £332 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.68% +9.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.03% -6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.25 £14.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.88% +7.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
C
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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
1137 913 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.23% 37.42% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 481 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.90 £15.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
Edinburgh -17 11 £475 +58.33% 4
Glasgow -15 6 £348 -4.65% 2
West Lothian +13 4 - - 2
Aberdeen +8 2 £365 +21.66%
Highlands -4 1 - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 2
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (24.53%) C++
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
4 9 (16.98%) Java
4 9 (16.98%) Perl
4 9 (16.98%) Project Management
5 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
5 8 (15.09%) UNIX
5 8 (15.09%) Linux
6 7 (13.21%) Windows
6 7 (13.21%) .NET
7 6 (11.32%) SQL
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL
7 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
7 6 (11.32%) Degree
8 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
8 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.55%) HTTP
9 4 (7.55%) Embedded C++
9 4 (7.55%) HP
9 4 (7.55%) Python
9 4 (7.55%) ODBC
9 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.55%) HTML
9 4 (7.55%) Migration
9 4 (7.55%) Ruby
9 4 (7.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (7.55%) MODAF

C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) HTTP
1 4 (7.55%) Network Security
2 2 (3.77%) 4G
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) SAN
2 2 (3.77%) 3G
2 2 (3.77%) 2G
3 1 (1.89%) IPv4
3 1 (1.89%) IPv6
3 1 (1.89%) PPP
3 1 (1.89%) GPRS
3 1 (1.89%) PSTN
3 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.89%) Ant
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Developer
2 6 (11.32%) Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
3 5 (9.43%) Consultant
3 5 (9.43%) Software Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Tester
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Field Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) C Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Business Consultant
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) ODBC
2 4 (7.55%) HTML
2 4 (7.55%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (5.66%) Web Services
4 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.89%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.89%) DirectX
5 1 (1.89%) WinForms
5 1 (1.89%) JNI
5 1 (1.89%) MFC
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.89%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) Cryptography
2 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.66%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.77%) iPhone
3 2 (3.77%) iPad
4 1 (1.89%) Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) VHDL
4 1 (1.89%) Verilog
4 1 (1.89%) IVR
4 1 (1.89%) PMI
4 1 (1.89%) EPoS
4 1 (1.89%) EMV
4 1 (1.89%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) UNIX
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Project Management
2 6 (11.32%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
3 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
4 4 (7.55%) MODAF
4 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
4 4 (7.55%) OWASP
5 3 (5.66%) Test Management
5 3 (5.66%) Line Management
5 3 (5.66%) Coaching
5 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.66%) SOA
5 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) C++
2 9 (16.98%) Java
2 9 (16.98%) Perl
3 6 (11.32%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) Python
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.55%) Embedded C++
4 4 (7.55%) Ruby
5 3 (5.66%) C#
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.89%) AWK
6 1 (1.89%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) Degree
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
4 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.77%) MCTS
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.77%) MCSE
5 2 (3.77%) CCNA
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
3 3 (5.66%) Siebel
3 3 (5.66%) IBM
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Fujitsu
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.89%) Teradata
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.89%) Coverity
5 1 (1.89%) Ektron
5 1 (1.89%) Symbian
5 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.89%) Informatica
5 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.89%) Nokia
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
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