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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 99 94 89
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing C 32 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 1.10% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.85% 2.87% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 12
Average daily rate £375 £348 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £480 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +1.44%
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
832 1009 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.65% 38.15% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 602 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh -10 12 £413 -5.71% 8
Glasgow +10 6 £375 +12.27% 2
Fife - 4 £320 - 1
Aberdeen +2 3 £353 +6.81% 1
Renfrewshire -2 3 £330 +7.08%
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (41.98%) C++
2 24 (29.63%) Java
3 18 (22.22%) Degree
4 17 (20.99%) C#
5 15 (18.52%) Linux
5 15 (18.52%) Finance
6 12 (14.81%) XML
6 12 (14.81%) Oracle
6 12 (14.81%) OO
6 12 (14.81%) Change Management
7 11 (13.58%) Embedded C
7 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
7 11 (13.58%) .NET
7 11 (13.58%) Unix
7 11 (13.58%) Windows
7 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.35%) VMware
8 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
8 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
8 10 (12.35%) Project Management
8 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (11.11%) Firmware
9 9 (11.11%) Eclipse
9 9 (11.11%) Web Development
9 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 9 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 8 (9.88%) VBScript
10 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (8.64%) Relational Database
11 7 (8.64%) Windows Server

C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (6.17%) Apache
1 5 (6.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) CICS
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.23%) Node.js
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Doxygen
1 2 (2.47%) MS Office
1 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) PTC Creo
2 1 (1.23%) Siemens NX
2 1 (1.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.23%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.23%) Hi Portfolio
2 1 (1.23%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) RS-232
2 5 (6.17%) RS-485
3 4 (4.94%) Wireless
4 3 (3.70%) LAN
4 3 (3.70%) SSL
4 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.47%) BGP
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.47%) Internet
5 2 (2.47%) MPLS
5 2 (2.47%) Multicast
5 2 (2.47%) OSPF
5 2 (2.47%) WAN
6 1 (1.23%) 2G
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.23%) RNC
6 1 (1.23%) RS-422
6 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) RDBMS
2 7 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.47%) MSDE
4 2 (2.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
2 9 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 7 (8.64%) MSI
4 3 (3.70%) Log4j
5 2 (2.47%) Ant
5 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.47%) Gradle
5 2 (2.47%) Maven
5 2 (2.47%) Subversion
6 1 (1.23%) Appium
6 1 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.23%) ERwin
6 1 (1.23%) Grunt
6 1 (1.23%) gulp
6 1 (1.23%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.23%) Selenium
6 1 (1.23%) VectorCAST
6 1 (1.23%) WebStorm
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Banking
2 5 (6.17%) Electronics
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
4 3 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.70%) Military
4 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Automotive
5 1 (1.23%) Avionics
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Developer
2 10 (12.35%) Software Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) Algorithm Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) Applications Support
4 5 (6.17%) Firmware Engineer
4 5 (6.17%) iOS Developer
4 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
5 4 (4.94%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Android Developer
6 3 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Development Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Embedded Developer
6 3 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) XML
2 11 (13.58%) .NET
3 7 (8.64%) WinForms
3 7 (8.64%) WPF
3 7 (8.64%) XSD
4 6 (7.41%) REST
4 6 (7.41%) Web Services
5 5 (6.17%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (6.17%) HTML
6 4 (4.94%) XSLT
7 3 (3.70%) CSS
8 2 (2.47%) DirectX
8 2 (2.47%) HTML5
8 2 (2.47%) Java EE
8 2 (2.47%) JSF
8 2 (2.47%) MFC
8 2 (2.47%) Middleware
8 2 (2.47%) OpenGL
8 2 (2.47%) Swing
8 2 (2.47%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.41%) Algorithms
2 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) ASIC
4 2 (2.47%) ASIC Verification
4 2 (2.47%) CMDB
4 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.47%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.47%) iPad
4 2 (2.47%) iPhone
4 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.47%) Physics
4 2 (2.47%) Verilog
5 1 (1.23%) DataPower
5 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Unix
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.94%) Android
6 3 (3.70%) AIX
7 2 (2.47%) CatOS
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.23%) MVS
8 1 (1.23%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) Change Management
1 12 (14.81%) OO
2 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.35%) Configuration Management
3 10 (12.35%) Project Management
4 9 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 9 (11.11%) Web Development
5 7 (8.64%) Performance Management
5 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
5 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.41%) ITIL
7 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.17%) iOS Development
7 5 (6.17%) SDLC
8 4 (4.94%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.94%) Release Management
8 4 (4.94%) SOA
8 4 (4.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.98%) C++
2 24 (29.63%) Java
3 17 (20.99%) C#
4 11 (13.58%) Embedded C
5 8 (9.88%) VBScript
6 7 (8.64%) COBOL
6 7 (8.64%) PL/1
6 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.64%) VB.NET
7 6 (7.41%) Embedded C++
7 6 (7.41%) MATLAB
8 5 (6.17%) AWK
8 5 (6.17%) Python
9 4 (4.94%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.94%) Perl
9 4 (4.94%) SQL
10 3 (3.70%) sed
11 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.23%) CCNA
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.23%) CISSP
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.23%) GIAC
4 1 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.23%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) MISRA
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.11%) Firmware
3 2 (2.47%) Cygwin
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.23%) Netcool
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Oracle
2 10 (12.35%) VMware
3 5 (6.17%) Siemens
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.70%) Cisco
5 3 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) BT
6 2 (2.47%) Symbian
6 2 (2.47%) Tableau
6 2 (2.47%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.23%) Adobe
7 1 (1.23%) Atmel
7 1 (1.23%) Huawei
7 1 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Kony
7 1 (1.23%) NEC
7 1 (1.23%) Nortel
7 1 (1.23%) Wind River
7 1 (1.23%) Xamarin
Fife
aap3
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £43 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Scotland
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago