The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 112 87 62
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -25
Contract jobs citing C 22 23 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 0.93% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 2.61% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £408 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% +11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £238 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -58.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1109 882 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.37% 35.77% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 416 325
Average daily rate £365 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 7 £443 +14.19% 4
Edinburgh -18 7 £575 +25.68% 11
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
C
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C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (35.00%) C++
2 18 (30.00%) Finance
3 16 (26.67%) Java
4 12 (20.00%) Windows
5 11 (18.33%) SQL
5 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
6 9 (15.00%) Oracle
6 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (15.00%) Project Management
6 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (13.33%) Signal Processing
7 8 (13.33%) MATLAB
7 8 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.67%) MODAF
8 7 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.67%) Linux
8 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
9 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (10.00%) Degree
9 6 (10.00%) ITIL
9 6 (10.00%) Perl
9 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
10 5 (8.33%) Ingres
10 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.33%) HP
11 4 (6.67%) Embedded C
11 4 (6.67%) Embedded C++
11 4 (6.67%) Informatica

C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (1.67%) Connectrix
2 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Ingres
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.33%) ERwin
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.67%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.67%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Architect
2 10 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.00%) Analyst
4 3 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Data Architect
5 2 (3.33%) Tester
5 2 (3.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.33%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Tester
5 2 (3.33%) Technical Leader
5 2 (3.33%) C Developer
6 1 (1.67%) Java Architect
6 1 (1.67%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (1.67%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) HTML
1 2 (3.33%) XML
1 2 (3.33%) ODBC
1 2 (3.33%) Java EE
1 2 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (1.67%) JSF
2 1 (1.67%) Ajax
2 1 (1.67%) WCF
2 1 (1.67%) JPA
2 1 (1.67%) Apache CXF
2 1 (1.67%) RichFaces
2 1 (1.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (1.67%) OSGi
2 1 (1.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.67%) DirectX
2 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) MFC
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Mechatronics
2 3 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) PMI
4 1 (1.67%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.67%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) UNIX
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Project Management
2 8 (13.33%) TOGAF
2 8 (13.33%) Signal Processing
3 7 (11.67%) MODAF
3 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
3 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
3 7 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Workflow
6 3 (5.00%) UML
6 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.33%) Data Architecture
7 2 (3.33%) Information Architecture
7 2 (3.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (3.33%) Data Governance
7 2 (3.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) C++
2 16 (26.67%) Java
3 11 (18.33%) SQL
4 8 (13.33%) MATLAB
5 6 (10.00%) Perl
6 4 (6.67%) Embedded C
6 4 (6.67%) Embedded C++
6 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.00%) AWK
8 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.33%) C#
9 1 (1.67%) sed
9 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) PMP
4 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) MBA
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) WCAG
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Oracle
2 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) HP
4 4 (6.67%) Informatica
5 3 (5.00%) VMware
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco
6 2 (3.33%) EMC
6 2 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) JBoss
7 1 (1.67%) Symbian
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix
7 1 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec
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