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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 61 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing C 278 294 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.81% 3.19% 3.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.50% 9.83% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 142 130
Average daily rate
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£370 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 54
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £16.70 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
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 2991 2738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.03% 32.47% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1953 1705 1373
Average daily rate £350 £333 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 107 219
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -11 106 £319 +1.19% 21
Berkshire +4 71 £320 -3.39% 38
Surrey +7 24 £375 +13.63% 33
Buckinghamshire +7 23 £425 +32.81% 12
Oxfordshire -12 21 £515 +71.66% 24
Middlesex 0 7 £323 -11.03% 2
Kent - 7 - - 6
East Sussex -13 5 - - 23
West Sussex -23 5 £50 -82.14% 4
Home Counties - 1 £465 -
Sussex - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 225 (42.69%) C++
2 207 (39.28%) Linux
3 186 (35.29%) Software Engineering
4 157 (29.79%) Security Cleared
5 133 (25.24%) UNIX
6 126 (23.91%) SC Cleared
7 102 (19.35%) UML
8 90 (17.08%) Project Management
9 86 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
10 78 (14.80%) Java
11 77 (14.61%) Python
11 77 (14.61%) Configuration Management
12 73 (13.85%) OOD
12 73 (13.85%) Subversion
13 70 (13.28%) Windows
14 69 (13.09%) ClearCase
15 64 (12.14%) Microsoft
16 63 (11.95%) OO
17 61 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
18 57 (10.82%) GoogleTest
19 56 (10.63%) NUnit
19 56 (10.63%) Embedded C
20 55 (10.44%) Perl
20 55 (10.44%) Multithreading
21 53 (10.06%) CppUnit
21 53 (10.06%) SQL
22 49 (9.30%) C#
23 48 (9.11%) Degree
24 47 (8.92%) Ant
25 45 (8.54%) Telecoms

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (1.71%) WebLogic
1 9 (1.71%) Node.js
2 5 (0.95%) Lync
2 5 (0.95%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
2 5 (0.95%) Apache
2 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
2 5 (0.95%) CMS
3 4 (0.76%) SAS
3 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.57%) IIS
4 3 (0.57%) JBoss
5 2 (0.38%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) Zope
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 42 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.12%) MS Office
3 15 (2.85%) MS Project
4 5 (0.95%) Simulink
5 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.57%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.19%) Maya
8 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.19%) HFM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.95%) PaaS
2 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.57%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.19%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.64%) LTE
2 30 (5.69%) Firewall
3 28 (5.31%) TCP/IP
4 24 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (4.36%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (4.36%) SAN
6 22 (4.17%) 4G
6 22 (4.17%) Wireless
7 21 (3.98%) LAN
7 21 (3.98%) WAN
8 20 (3.80%) SSL
8 20 (3.80%) WiMAX
9 19 (3.61%) 3G
9 19 (3.61%) UMTS
10 18 (3.42%) GSM
10 18 (3.42%) LDAP
11 16 (3.04%) SMTP
11 16 (3.04%) DNS
11 16 (3.04%) Fibre Channel
12 14 (2.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.66%) Oracle Database
2 13 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (2.47%) Ingres
3 7 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.95%) DB2
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (0.76%) MySQL
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.57%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.19%) DataStax
8 1 (0.19%) SQLite
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 73 (13.85%) Subversion
2 69 (13.09%) ClearCase
3 57 (10.82%) GoogleTest
4 56 (10.63%) NUnit
5 53 (10.06%) CppUnit
6 47 (8.92%) Ant
7 33 (6.26%) Git (software)
8 23 (4.36%) CruiseControl
9 19 (3.61%) ClearQuest
10 18 (3.42%) Jenkins
11 17 (3.23%) Rational Rose
12 14 (2.66%) JIRA
13 13 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (1.71%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.33%) ProC
16 5 (0.95%) StarTeam
16 5 (0.95%) TortoiseSVN
17 4 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
18 3 (0.57%) Maven
18 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (8.54%) Telecoms
1 45 (8.54%) Finance
2 24 (4.55%) Electronics
3 15 (2.85%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.28%) Retail
5 11 (2.09%) Military
6 9 (1.71%) Publishing
7 8 (1.52%) Games
7 8 (1.52%) Marketing
8 7 (1.33%) Avionics
8 7 (1.33%) Banking
9 6 (1.14%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
11 3 (0.57%) Automotive
11 3 (0.57%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Front Office
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 115 (21.82%) Software Engineer
1 115 (21.82%) Developer
2 38 (7.21%) C Developer
3 33 (6.26%) Software Developer
4 30 (5.69%) Project Manager
5 28 (5.31%) Analyst
6 25 (4.74%) Architect
7 24 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 20 (3.80%) Consultant
9 16 (3.04%) C++ Developer
10 14 (2.66%) Technical Leader
11 11 (2.09%) Programmer
12 10 (1.90%) Administrator
13 8 (1.52%) Support Analyst
13 8 (1.52%) Senior Manager
13 8 (1.52%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (1.52%) Embedded Software Developer
13 8 (1.52%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (1.52%) Delivery Manager
13 8 (1.52%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.26%) Motif
2 27 (5.12%) .NET
3 24 (4.55%) HTML
4 17 (3.23%) XML
5 15 (2.85%) Web Services
6 14 (2.66%) Qt
6 14 (2.66%) HTML5
7 13 (2.47%) wxWidgets
8 11 (2.09%) CSS
9 9 (1.71%) RESTful
10 8 (1.52%) iOS SDK
11 6 (1.14%) OpenGL
11 6 (1.14%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.14%) Ajax
12 4 (0.76%) Java EE
12 4 (0.76%) JSON
12 4 (0.76%) Middleware
12 4 (0.76%) POSIX
12 4 (0.76%) SAML
12 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 86 (16.32%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.74%) Derivative
4 19 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.23%) Device Driver
6 16 (3.04%) Embedded Systems
7 14 (2.66%) Mathematics
8 13 (2.47%) PMI
9 12 (2.28%) User Experience
10 11 (2.09%) Clustering
10 11 (2.09%) PKI
11 9 (1.71%) STB
11 9 (1.71%) HACMP
11 9 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.52%) iPhone
12 8 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 7 (1.33%) Open Source
14 6 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.95%) DTV
16 4 (0.76%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 207 (39.28%) Linux
2 133 (25.24%) UNIX
3 70 (13.28%) Windows
4 24 (4.55%) Solaris
5 17 (3.23%) AIX
6 15 (2.85%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (2.66%) Android
8 12 (2.28%) HPUX
9 10 (1.90%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.71%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.52%) NetWare
12 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.76%) CentOS
13 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.57%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.57%) OS/400
14 3 (0.57%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 102 (19.35%) UML
3 90 (17.08%) Project Management
4 77 (14.61%) Configuration Management
5 73 (13.85%) OOD
6 63 (11.95%) OO
7 61 (11.57%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (10.44%) Multithreading
9 40 (7.59%) Use Case
10 37 (7.02%) Memory Management
11 36 (6.83%) Integration Testing
12 34 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (5.69%) PRINCE2
14 29 (5.50%) Unit Testing
15 24 (4.55%) ITIL
16 23 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (3.80%) Scrum
18 19 (3.61%) Validation
19 18 (3.42%) Requirements Analysis
20 17 (3.23%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 225 (42.69%) C++
2 78 (14.80%) Java
3 77 (14.61%) Python
4 56 (10.63%) Embedded C
5 55 (10.44%) Perl
6 53 (10.06%) SQL
7 49 (9.30%) C#
8 34 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 29 (5.50%) JavaScript
10 24 (4.55%) Bash Shell
11 23 (4.36%) Embedded C++
12 13 (2.47%) Korn
13 11 (2.09%) Objective-C
13 11 (2.09%) PHP
14 10 (1.90%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.71%) Ada
16 8 (1.52%) VB
16 8 (1.52%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.52%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 157 (29.79%) Security Cleared
2 126 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 48 (9.11%) Degree
4 19 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.23%) PMI Certification
6 16 (3.04%) PMP
7 9 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.95%) CISSP
9 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.76%) CISM
11 3 (0.57%) IBM Certification
11 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.57%) MCSE
11 3 (0.57%) PhD
11 3 (0.57%) CCNP
11 3 (0.57%) CCNA
12 2 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.47%) DO-178B
2 11 (2.09%) QA
3 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) GxP
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.38%) GCP
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 23 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.47%) Firmware
4 12 (2.28%) Sendmail
5 8 (1.52%) GPFS
6 4 (0.76%) XenApp
7 3 (0.57%) NFS
7 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.57%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.38%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.19%) Snort
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.19%) Samba
9 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (2.47%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.28%) MIMEsweeper
2 12 (2.28%) MAILsweeper
3 9 (1.71%) NSN NetAct
4 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) Puppet
5 5 (0.95%) Control-M
6 3 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.57%) WMI
6 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.57%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (0.57%) Netcool
6 3 (0.57%) SCCM
6 3 (0.57%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.38%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.38%) SELinux
7 2 (0.38%) YaST
8 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 64 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.16%) VMware
3 36 (6.83%) Oracle
4 23 (4.36%) Cisco
4 23 (4.36%) Ericsson
5 20 (3.80%) HP
6 19 (3.61%) IBM
7 18 (3.42%) Juniper
8 15 (2.85%) NetApp
8 15 (2.85%) Veritas
9 13 (2.47%) Websense
10 12 (2.28%) Blue Coat
10 12 (2.28%) McAfee
11 11 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.09%) EMC
11 11 (2.09%) Huawei
12 9 (1.71%) Amdocs
12 9 (1.71%) Cramer
12 9 (1.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 9 (1.71%) Nokia
Oxfordshire
ISL
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £351 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £330.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
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