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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 62 56 84
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing C 275 274 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.87% 2.98% 2.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.20% 9.30% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 145 64
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 40
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £15.25 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
3355 2947 2898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.04% 32.09% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 1602 1474
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 99 161
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +9 103 £310 -5.34% 21
Berkshire +3 53 £315 -23.17% 25
East Sussex +4 24 £370 +85.00% 6
Middlesex +6 22 £350 -3.44% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 21 £350 -12.50% 13
Oxfordshire -11 17 £450 +30.43% 15
Surrey -6 15 £400 +10.34% 32
West Sussex -9 13 £438 -3.31% 3
Kent -2 1 - - 8
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 241 (44.06%) C++
2 195 (35.65%) Linux
2 195 (35.65%) Software Engineering
3 135 (24.68%) Security Cleared
4 121 (22.12%) UNIX
5 104 (19.01%) SC Cleared
6 92 (16.82%) UML
7 83 (15.17%) Java
8 76 (13.89%) Project Management
9 71 (12.98%) Python
10 70 (12.80%) OOD
11 68 (12.43%) OO
11 68 (12.43%) Telecoms
12 67 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (11.52%) Embedded C
13 63 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
14 62 (11.33%) Degree
15 58 (10.60%) Perl
16 57 (10.42%) Multithreading
17 52 (9.51%) Subversion
18 51 (9.32%) SQL
18 51 (9.32%) Oracle
19 49 (8.96%) C#
20 47 (8.59%) ClearCase
20 47 (8.59%) Configuration Management
21 46 (8.41%) Windows
21 46 (8.41%) Finance
22 38 (6.95%) Unit Testing
23 37 (6.76%) GoogleTest
24 36 (6.58%) Computer Science

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (2.01%) WebLogic
2 9 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.46%) SAS
3 8 (1.46%) Apache
4 7 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.10%) Node.js
6 5 (0.91%) IIS
7 3 (0.55%) JBoss
7 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.55%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.55%) Lync
8 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.37%) WordPress
8 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (4.20%) MS Office
2 21 (3.84%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.56%) MS Project
4 4 (0.73%) Simulink
5 3 (0.55%) Maya
5 3 (0.55%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.37%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) LabWindows
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.18%) Maximo
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.55%) SaaS
1 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) IaaS
3 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.85%) LTE
2 31 (5.67%) Wireless
3 29 (5.30%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.75%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (4.20%) 4G
6 22 (4.02%) WiMAX
6 22 (4.02%) UMTS
7 20 (3.66%) WAN
7 20 (3.66%) SAN
8 19 (3.47%) GSM
8 19 (3.47%) LAN
9 18 (3.29%) LDAP
9 18 (3.29%) 3G
10 17 (3.11%) Firewall
11 16 (2.93%) SSL
11 16 (2.93%) VPN
12 14 (2.56%) MPLS
12 14 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
12 14 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
13 13 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.19%) SQL Server
1 12 (2.19%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.73%) MySQL
6 4 (0.73%) Base SAS
6 4 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (0.73%) DB2
7 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.37%) Ingres
8 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 52 (9.51%) Subversion
2 47 (8.59%) ClearCase
3 37 (6.76%) GoogleTest
4 31 (5.67%) NUnit
5 30 (5.48%) Ant
6 26 (4.75%) CppUnit
6 26 (4.75%) Git (software)
7 14 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (2.19%) Visual Studio
9 11 (2.01%) Rational Rose
9 11 (2.01%) JIRA
10 9 (1.65%) ClearQuest
11 6 (1.10%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.91%) TortoiseSVN
12 5 (0.91%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.73%) ProC
13 4 (0.73%) Maven
14 3 (0.55%) StarTeam
14 3 (0.55%) NetBeans
General
1 68 (12.43%) Telecoms
2 46 (8.41%) Finance
3 27 (4.94%) Electronics
4 24 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.38%) Games
6 12 (2.19%) Retail
6 12 (2.19%) Marketing
7 11 (2.01%) Publishing
8 9 (1.65%) Legal
9 8 (1.46%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.46%) Avionics
10 7 (1.28%) Banking
11 6 (1.10%) Military
11 6 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.91%) Billing
13 4 (0.73%) Back Office
13 4 (0.73%) Automotive
14 3 (0.55%) Local Government
15 1 (0.18%) Advertising
15 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 135 (24.68%) Developer
2 122 (22.30%) Software Engineer
3 56 (10.24%) C Developer
4 36 (6.58%) C++ Developer
5 33 (6.03%) Analyst
6 32 (5.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 29 (5.30%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.57%) Software Developer
9 21 (3.84%) Architect
10 19 (3.47%) Programmer
11 17 (3.11%) Consultant
12 13 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
13 12 (2.19%) Technical Leader
14 11 (2.01%) C Programmer
15 9 (1.65%) Test Engineer
15 9 (1.65%) Senior Manager
16 8 (1.46%) Business Analyst
16 8 (1.46%) Programme Manager
16 8 (1.46%) Junior
16 8 (1.46%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.22%) HTML
2 25 (4.57%) .NET
3 19 (3.47%) CSS
4 15 (2.74%) XML
5 14 (2.56%) Web Services
6 12 (2.19%) STL
6 12 (2.19%) Motif
6 12 (2.19%) Qt
6 12 (2.19%) HTML5
7 11 (2.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (1.83%) jQuery
9 9 (1.65%) Ajax
10 8 (1.46%) RESTful
11 6 (1.10%) iOS SDK
11 6 (1.10%) 802.1X
11 6 (1.10%) OpenGL
11 6 (1.10%) Middleware
12 5 (0.91%) SAML
12 5 (0.91%) J2EE
13 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 33 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 29 (5.30%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (3.66%) Mathematics
6 19 (3.47%) Derivative
7 18 (3.29%) Device Driver
8 12 (2.19%) PMI
9 10 (1.83%) PKI
10 9 (1.65%) STB
10 9 (1.65%) DTV
10 9 (1.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (1.65%) User Experience
11 8 (1.46%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.28%) Data Integration
12 7 (1.28%) MPEG
12 7 (1.28%) Physics
13 6 (1.10%) NHS
13 6 (1.10%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 195 (35.65%) Linux
2 121 (22.12%) UNIX
3 46 (8.41%) Windows
4 19 (3.47%) Embedded Linux
5 18 (3.29%) Solaris
6 13 (2.38%) Android
7 11 (2.01%) AIX
7 11 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.46%) HPUX
9 6 (1.10%) NetWare
9 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.55%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.37%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (35.65%) Software Engineering
2 92 (16.82%) UML
3 76 (13.89%) Project Management
4 70 (12.80%) OOD
5 68 (12.43%) OO
6 67 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (10.42%) Multithreading
8 47 (8.59%) Configuration Management
9 38 (6.95%) Unit Testing
10 34 (6.22%) PRINCE2
11 30 (5.48%) Use Case
11 30 (5.48%) Memory Management
12 29 (5.30%) Integration Testing
13 25 (4.57%) ITIL
14 23 (4.20%) System Integration Testing
15 22 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (3.84%) Migration
17 20 (3.66%) Scrum
18 19 (3.47%) Service Delivery
19 17 (3.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 241 (44.06%) C++
2 83 (15.17%) Java
3 71 (12.98%) Python
4 63 (11.52%) Embedded C
5 58 (10.60%) Perl
6 51 (9.32%) SQL
7 49 (8.96%) C#
8 34 (6.22%) JavaScript
9 28 (5.12%) Embedded C++
10 27 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 27 (4.94%) Bash Shell
11 16 (2.93%) Lua
12 12 (2.19%) PHP
13 11 (2.01%) Korn
14 8 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.46%) Ada
14 8 (1.46%) VB
15 7 (1.28%) Assembly Language
15 7 (1.28%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 104 (19.01%) SC Cleared
3 62 (11.33%) Degree
4 15 (2.74%) PMP
4 15 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 14 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.28%) HND
8 6 (1.10%) CISSP
8 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.10%) CISM
9 5 (0.91%) MCSE
9 5 (0.91%) CCNP
10 4 (0.73%) CCNA
10 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.55%) CCIE
11 3 (0.55%) ISEB
11 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.37%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.74%) QA
2 12 (2.19%) DO-178B
3 6 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.91%) SLA
5 4 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.73%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.55%) GxP
6 3 (0.55%) TickIT
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.37%) GCP
7 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.18%) DO-254
8 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.56%) Firmware
3 13 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.65%) Sendmail
5 6 (1.10%) GPFS
6 5 (0.91%) Snort
7 3 (0.55%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.55%) XenApp
7 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.65%) MIMEsweeper
1 9 (1.65%) MAILsweeper
2 7 (1.28%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.73%) SCCM
3 4 (0.73%) Puppet
3 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.73%) Control-M
4 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.55%) Netcool
5 2 (0.37%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.37%) Nessus
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.37%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.37%) SELinux
6 1 (0.18%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.18%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.18%) Netcool/Proviso
6 1 (0.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 51 (9.32%) Oracle
2 34 (6.22%) Microsoft
3 33 (6.03%) VMware
4 29 (5.30%) Cisco
5 16 (2.93%) HP
6 14 (2.56%) Juniper
6 14 (2.56%) Ericsson
7 13 (2.38%) IBM
8 11 (2.01%) Websense
8 11 (2.01%) Blue Coat
9 10 (1.83%) NetApp
9 10 (1.83%) Veritas
10 9 (1.65%) EMC
10 9 (1.65%) McAfee
10 9 (1.65%) Huawei
11 8 (1.46%) SAP
12 5 (0.91%) Compaq
12 5 (0.91%) Hitachi
13 4 (0.73%) Citrix
13 4 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £420 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £170 - £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £48 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago