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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 54 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing C 285 252 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.33% 2.64% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.82% 7.90% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 118 105
Average daily rate £350 £331 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -0.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £506 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 39 31
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
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
2902 3191 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 33.44% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1783 1449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 134
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 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
Hampshire +23 151 £300 -5.51% 14
Surrey -7 35 £395 -1.25% 27
Middlesex +12 29 £350 -19.77% 1
Berkshire -14 28 £343 +17.59% 28
West Sussex +12 9 £421 +53.04% 8
Oxfordshire +9 9 £390 -32.17% 16
East Sussex +12 7 £370 +9.62% 10
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £600 +100.00% 13
Kent -10 1 - - 8
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 232 (45.14%) C++
1 232 (45.14%) Linux
2 170 (33.07%) Software Engineering
3 122 (23.74%) Security Cleared
4 115 (22.37%) Unix
5 114 (22.18%) Multithreading
6 103 (20.04%) SC Cleared
7 89 (17.32%) SQL
8 88 (17.12%) Python
9 81 (15.76%) UML
10 80 (15.56%) Embedded C
11 79 (15.37%) Project Management
12 77 (14.98%) Telecoms
13 76 (14.79%) ClearCase
14 75 (14.59%) OO
15 74 (14.40%) Windows
16 73 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
17 71 (13.81%) Configuration Management
18 68 (13.23%) OOD
19 67 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
20 66 (12.84%) Degree
21 60 (11.67%) NUnit
21 60 (11.67%) GoogleTest
22 57 (11.09%) Java
23 55 (10.70%) Unit Testing
24 54 (10.51%) Memory Management
25 53 (10.31%) Subversion
26 52 (10.12%) Microsoft
27 50 (9.73%) Integration Testing
28 46 (8.95%) STB

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (3.31%) Node.js
2 13 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.17%) IIS
4 6 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.97%) JBoss
6 4 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.58%) Apache
7 3 (0.58%) CMS
7 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.19%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.19%) Jetty
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.19%) WildFly
9 1 (0.19%) Zope
Applications
1 45 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.45%) MS Office
3 11 (2.14%) MS Project
4 7 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.17%) Simulink
6 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (0.39%) Primavera
3 1 (0.19%) AWD
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.19%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.17%) SaaS
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.39%) Office 365
4 2 (0.39%) Taleo
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.17%) DVB
2 24 (4.67%) Wireless
3 22 (4.28%) HTTP
4 21 (4.09%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.72%) FTP
6 12 (2.33%) LAN
6 12 (2.33%) SAN
7 11 (2.14%) UPnP
7 11 (2.14%) VPN
8 10 (1.95%) LTE
9 9 (1.75%) DNS
9 9 (1.75%) SNMP
10 8 (1.56%) 3G
11 7 (1.36%) DHCP
11 7 (1.36%) Modbus
11 7 (1.36%) WAN
12 6 (1.17%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.17%) Firewall
12 6 (1.17%) Internet
13 5 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.11%) NoSQL
1 16 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.36%) Big Data
5 6 (1.17%) Ingres
5 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.97%) OpenStack Swift
6 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.78%) DB2
7 4 (0.78%) GIS
7 4 (0.78%) MySQL
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 76 (14.79%) ClearCase
2 60 (11.67%) GoogleTest
2 60 (11.67%) NUnit
3 53 (10.31%) Subversion
4 43 (8.37%) Ant
4 43 (8.37%) CppUnit
5 33 (6.42%) Git (software)
6 22 (4.28%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.95%) CruiseControl
9 9 (1.75%) ClearQuest
9 9 (1.75%) StarTeam
10 8 (1.56%) JIRA
11 7 (1.36%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 5 (0.97%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.78%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.78%) ProC
13 4 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 77 (14.98%) Telecoms
2 42 (8.17%) Finance
3 15 (2.92%) Electronics
4 13 (2.53%) Legal
4 13 (2.53%) Military
5 11 (2.14%) Aerospace
5 11 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.17%) Avionics
7 5 (0.97%) Automotive
8 4 (0.78%) Back Office
8 4 (0.78%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.39%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.39%) Retail
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (31.71%) Developer
2 115 (22.37%) Software Engineer
3 82 (15.95%) Embedded Engineer
4 67 (13.04%) C Developer
5 65 (12.65%) C++ Developer
6 49 (9.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 39 (7.59%) Linux Engineer
8 38 (7.39%) C Software Engineer
9 33 (6.42%) C++ Software Engineer
10 30 (5.84%) Software Developer
11 29 (5.64%) Embedded C Engineer
12 28 (5.45%) C/C++ Developer
13 26 (5.06%) Analyst
13 26 (5.06%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 26 (5.06%) Oracle Developer
14 24 (4.67%) SQL Developer
15 22 (4.28%) Project Manager
15 22 (4.28%) Unix Engineer
16 21 (4.09%) Linux Developer
17 20 (3.89%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.59%) HTML
2 28 (5.45%) STL
3 27 (5.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 22 (4.28%) HTML5
5 18 (3.50%) .NET
5 18 (3.50%) jQuery
6 17 (3.31%) Middleware
7 16 (3.11%) CSS
7 16 (3.11%) REST
7 16 (3.11%) XML
8 12 (2.33%) Web Services
9 11 (2.14%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.95%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.75%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.75%) J2EE
11 9 (1.75%) Motif
12 8 (1.56%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.56%) Entity Framework
12 8 (1.56%) Qt
12 8 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (8.95%) STB
3 41 (7.98%) DTV
4 38 (7.39%) Derivative
5 35 (6.81%) Mathematics
6 34 (6.61%) Embedded Systems
7 26 (5.06%) Device Driver
8 22 (4.28%) Computer Science
9 19 (3.70%) MPEG
10 13 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.14%) VHDL
12 10 (1.95%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.17%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.17%) PMI
14 5 (0.97%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.97%) User Experience
15 4 (0.78%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 232 (45.14%) Linux
2 115 (22.37%) Unix
3 74 (14.40%) Windows
4 21 (4.09%) Embedded Linux
5 14 (2.72%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.14%) Android
7 10 (1.95%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.75%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.56%) AIX
9 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.17%) HPUX
10 6 (1.17%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.97%) Solaris
11 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.58%) CentOS
13 3 (0.58%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (33.07%) Software Engineering
2 114 (22.18%) Multithreading
3 81 (15.76%) UML
4 79 (15.37%) Project Management
5 75 (14.59%) OO
6 73 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (13.81%) Configuration Management
8 68 (13.23%) OOD
9 55 (10.70%) Unit Testing
10 54 (10.51%) Memory Management
11 50 (9.73%) Integration Testing
12 45 (8.75%) Requirements Analysis
13 42 (8.17%) Use Case
14 39 (7.59%) System Integration Testing
15 38 (7.39%) Scrum
16 29 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (5.06%) ITIL
17 26 (5.06%) SOA
17 26 (5.06%) Software Architecture
18 21 (4.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 232 (45.14%) C++
2 89 (17.32%) SQL
3 88 (17.12%) Python
4 80 (15.56%) Embedded C
5 57 (11.09%) Java
6 45 (8.75%) Perl
7 34 (6.61%) C#
8 32 (6.23%) JavaScript
9 26 (5.06%) Embedded C++
10 11 (2.14%) Fortran
10 11 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.56%) Ada
11 8 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.36%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.17%) ActionScript
13 6 (1.17%) ActionScript 2.0
13 6 (1.17%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.17%) Korn
13 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 122 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 103 (20.04%) SC Cleared
3 66 (12.84%) Degree
4 15 (2.92%) CCNP
4 15 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.33%) HND
7 9 (1.75%) CCNA
8 7 (1.36%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.78%) CEH
9 4 (0.78%) CISSP
9 4 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.58%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.39%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.39%) OSCP
11 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.89%) QA
2 6 (1.17%) MISRA
3 5 (0.97%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.97%) SLA
4 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.58%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) GAMP
6 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.39%) SEPA
6 2 (0.39%) TickIT
7 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.19%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.19%) JTAG
7 1 (0.19%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (2.53%) Firmware
2 11 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.17%) XenApp
3 6 (1.17%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.39%) GPFS
5 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.19%) RACF
6 1 (0.19%) Snort
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.17%) SCCM
2 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.39%) HP SIM
3 2 (0.39%) Nessus
3 2 (0.39%) Nmap
3 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.39%) OpenVAS
3 2 (0.39%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.39%) vRealize
3 2 (0.39%) yum
4 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.19%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.19%) QRadar
4 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.95%) Oracle
3 21 (4.09%) Cisco
4 15 (2.92%) VMware
5 13 (2.53%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.14%) Adobe
6 11 (2.14%) HP
6 11 (2.14%) IBM
7 9 (1.75%) Remedy
8 7 (1.36%) BT
8 7 (1.36%) Citrix
9 5 (0.97%) F5
9 5 (0.97%) NetApp
9 5 (0.97%) SAP
10 4 (0.78%) BMC
10 4 (0.78%) EMC
10 4 (0.78%) Huawei
10 4 (0.78%) Symantec
10 4 (0.78%) Veritas
11 3 (0.58%) Ericsson
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