The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Slough 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 27 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing C 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.28% 1.81% 2.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.45% 4.46% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £238 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Programming Languages Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
71 112 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 27.00% 40.43% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 38
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 30 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
Berkshire

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

C
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Slough region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Slough

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Slough region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Slough region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) LTE
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless Security
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) 2G
3 2 (25.00%) X.509
3 2 (25.00%) WiMAX
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) GSM
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (25.00%) 3G
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Dell Certification
4 1 (12.50%) BEA
4 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) EPoS
4 1 (12.50%) Nagios

C
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) LTE
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless Security
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
1 2 (25.00%) 2G
1 2 (25.00%) X.509
1 2 (25.00%) WiMAX
1 2 (25.00%) GSM
1 2 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
1 1 (12.50%) Gradle
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) French Language
2 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
1 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Tester
1 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
1 1 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CPAN
1 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Database Security
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (12.50%) C-shell
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Dell Certification
1 1 (12.50%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
1 1 (12.50%) Xen
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) YUM
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) BEA
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sun
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Vignette
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) BT