The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 59 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing C 275 258 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.79% 2.85% 2.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.41% 8.88% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 122 88
Average daily rate
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£340 £320 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 54
Average hourly rate £38.25 £39.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £15.50 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
C
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3271 2906 2530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.23% 32.12% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1891 1587 1270
Average daily rate £350 £332 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 117 201
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.97 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

C
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

C Daily Rate Trend in the South East

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

C
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

C
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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
Hampshire -8 100 £320 +1.58% 39
Berkshire -3 76 £300 -10.44% 40
Surrey +11 32 £400 +14.28% 39
Buckinghamshire 0 20 £369 +47.50% 5
Oxfordshire -4 14 £515 +415.00% 30
Middlesex +4 9 £301 -36.73% 1
Kent - 9 £410 - 25
East Sussex -8 3 £375 +50.00% 12
West Sussex -25 3 £251 +17.88% 3
Sussex - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 209 (39.51%) C++
2 207 (39.13%) Linux
3 186 (35.16%) Software Engineering
4 167 (31.57%) Security Cleared
5 141 (26.65%) SC Cleared
6 139 (26.28%) UNIX
7 103 (19.47%) UML
8 98 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
9 92 (17.39%) Project Management
10 87 (16.45%) Configuration Management
11 81 (15.31%) Python
12 78 (14.74%) Windows
12 78 (14.74%) Subversion
13 76 (14.37%) Microsoft
14 75 (14.18%) OOD
14 75 (14.18%) ClearCase
14 75 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (12.67%) SQL
16 66 (12.48%) Java
17 62 (11.72%) NUnit
17 62 (11.72%) GoogleTest
18 61 (11.53%) CppUnit
19 57 (10.78%) OO
20 56 (10.59%) Perl
21 55 (10.40%) Ant
22 53 (10.02%) Embedded C
23 52 (9.83%) Multithreading
24 50 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
24 50 (9.45%) VMware
25 49 (9.26%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (1.70%) WebLogic
1 9 (1.70%) Node.js
2 7 (1.32%) CMS
3 5 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (0.95%) Lync
3 5 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.76%) SAS
4 4 (0.76%) JBoss
4 4 (0.76%) Apache
5 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.57%) IIS
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.19%) Zope
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.19%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.19%) iPlanet
Applications
1 49 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.86%) MS Office
3 15 (2.84%) MS Project
4 4 (0.76%) Simulink
4 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.38%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.19%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) SAP SRM
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.13%) PaaS
1 6 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.76%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.81%) Firewall
2 33 (6.24%) LTE
3 27 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
5 24 (4.54%) Wireless
6 23 (4.35%) 4G
7 22 (4.16%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (4.16%) WiMAX
7 22 (4.16%) DNS
7 22 (4.16%) SAN
7 22 (4.16%) LAN
7 22 (4.16%) WAN
8 21 (3.97%) SSL
8 21 (3.97%) 3G
9 19 (3.59%) UMTS
9 19 (3.59%) LDAP
10 18 (3.40%) GSM
10 18 (3.40%) SMTP
11 17 (3.21%) VPN
12 16 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.73%) Ingres
2 24 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.70%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.76%) DB2
8 4 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.57%) MySQL
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.38%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.19%) DataStax
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 78 (14.74%) Subversion
2 75 (14.18%) ClearCase
3 62 (11.72%) NUnit
3 62 (11.72%) GoogleTest
4 61 (11.53%) CppUnit
5 55 (10.40%) Ant
6 34 (6.43%) CruiseControl
7 32 (6.05%) Git (software)
8 29 (5.48%) ClearQuest
9 22 (4.16%) Rational Rose
10 19 (3.59%) Jenkins
11 12 (2.27%) JIRA
12 11 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (2.08%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.13%) ProC
14 4 (0.76%) StarTeam
14 4 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.76%) TortoiseSVN
14 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 45 (8.51%) Finance
2 42 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.84%) Electronics
3 15 (2.84%) Military
4 13 (2.46%) Retail
5 10 (1.89%) Publishing
6 9 (1.70%) Banking
6 9 (1.70%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.51%) Avionics
8 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.95%) Games
9 5 (0.95%) Automotive
9 5 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.57%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 125 (23.63%) Software Engineer
2 115 (21.74%) Developer
3 39 (7.37%) Software Developer
4 36 (6.81%) Project Manager
5 30 (5.67%) C Developer
6 29 (5.48%) Architect
7 28 (5.29%) Analyst
8 25 (4.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 19 (3.59%) Consultant
10 13 (2.46%) C++ Developer
10 13 (2.46%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (2.46%) Technical Leader
11 11 (2.08%) Administrator
11 11 (2.08%) Support Analyst
12 10 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (1.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 9 (1.70%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (1.70%) Service Analyst
13 9 (1.70%) Service Desk Analyst
14 8 (1.51%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.07%) Motif
2 29 (5.48%) XML
3 28 (5.29%) .NET
4 26 (4.91%) HTML
5 24 (4.54%) wxWidgets
6 15 (2.84%) Web Services
7 14 (2.65%) CSS
7 14 (2.65%) HTML5
7 14 (2.65%) Qt
8 11 (2.08%) Ajax
9 10 (1.89%) jQuery
10 9 (1.70%) RESTful
11 8 (1.51%) iOS SDK
12 6 (1.13%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.95%) Middleware
13 5 (0.95%) CSS3
14 4 (0.76%) Itk
14 4 (0.76%) VTK
14 4 (0.76%) Java EE
14 4 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 98 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.24%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.91%) Derivative
4 20 (3.78%) Device Driver
5 16 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.46%) User Experience
7 11 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (2.08%) PKI
7 11 (2.08%) Mathematics
7 11 (2.08%) Clustering
8 10 (1.89%) PMI
9 9 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.51%) iPhone
10 8 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.51%) HACMP
10 8 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (1.51%) STB
11 4 (0.76%) DTV
11 4 (0.76%) MPEG
11 4 (0.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 207 (39.13%) Linux
2 139 (26.28%) UNIX
3 78 (14.74%) Windows
4 25 (4.73%) Solaris
5 15 (2.84%) AIX
5 15 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
5 15 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.08%) HPUX
7 9 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.51%) Android
8 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.32%) NetWare
10 5 (0.95%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.76%) CentOS
12 3 (0.57%) i5/OS
12 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.57%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (35.16%) Software Engineering
2 103 (19.47%) UML
3 92 (17.39%) Project Management
4 87 (16.45%) Configuration Management
5 75 (14.18%) OOD
5 75 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (10.78%) OO
7 52 (9.83%) Multithreading
8 50 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (8.88%) Use Case
10 36 (6.81%) Integration Testing
10 36 (6.81%) Memory Management
11 26 (4.91%) PRINCE2
12 25 (4.73%) ITIL
13 24 (4.54%) Refactoring
14 23 (4.35%) Unified Process
14 23 (4.35%) RUP
14 23 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (3.97%) Scrum
16 20 (3.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 209 (39.51%) C++
2 81 (15.31%) Python
3 67 (12.67%) SQL
4 66 (12.48%) Java
5 56 (10.59%) Perl
6 53 (10.02%) Embedded C
7 42 (7.94%) C#
8 37 (6.99%) Shell Script
9 33 (6.24%) JavaScript
10 20 (3.78%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.59%) Embedded C++
12 12 (2.27%) Korn
12 12 (2.27%) PHP
12 12 (2.27%) PowerShell
13 11 (2.08%) VB
14 10 (1.89%) Ada
14 10 (1.89%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.89%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.32%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 167 (31.57%) Security Cleared
2 141 (26.65%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.18%) Degree
4 16 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 13 (2.46%) PMP
7 10 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.32%) ISEB
10 6 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.95%) MCSE
11 5 (0.95%) CISSP
11 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.76%) CISM
13 3 (0.57%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.57%) PhD
14 2 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.65%) DO-178B
2 11 (2.08%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) SLA
3 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.38%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.84%) Sendmail
3 12 (2.27%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.70%) Firmware
5 7 (1.32%) GPFS
6 4 (0.76%) iptables
6 4 (0.76%) NFS
6 4 (0.76%) XenApp
6 4 (0.76%) Xen
7 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.57%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.38%) vSphere
8 2 (0.38%) Samba
8 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (2.84%) MIMEsweeper
1 15 (2.84%) MAILsweeper
2 12 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.32%) NSN NetAct
4 6 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) Puppet
5 5 (0.95%) Control-M
6 4 (0.76%) WMI
6 4 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.57%) SCCM
7 3 (0.57%) Tivoli NetView
8 2 (0.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.38%) WSUS
8 2 (0.38%) SELinux
8 2 (0.38%) YaST
9 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 76 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.45%) VMware
3 38 (7.18%) Oracle
4 25 (4.73%) HP
5 23 (4.35%) Cisco
6 21 (3.97%) Ericsson
7 20 (3.78%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.78%) IBM
8 19 (3.59%) Juniper
8 19 (3.59%) NetApp
9 16 (3.02%) Websense
10 15 (2.84%) Blue Coat
10 15 (2.84%) McAfee
11 13 (2.46%) Veritas
12 12 (2.27%) EMC
12 12 (2.27%) Huawei
13 9 (1.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 8 (1.51%) Compaq
14 8 (1.51%) Nokia
15 7 (1.32%) Hitachi
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Dover
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Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
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TD Group
Rate: From £190 to £210 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £670.00 - £737.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £360 - £420 per day + Home Working up to 70%
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £45 - £46 per hour + competitive
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Rate: £180 - £240 per day
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
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