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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 79 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing C 240 278 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.63% 2.91% 3.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.70% 8.71% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 127 150
Median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 37
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £33.85 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
3118 3192 2960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.22% 33.42% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1973 1963 1654
Median daily rate £400 £358 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 89 106
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.79 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -16 72 £363 +16.00% 20
Berkshire -22 45 £363 +3.57% 21
Surrey +11 40 £403 -5.29% 25
East Sussex +16 24 £255 -24.44% 3
West Sussex -11 19 £340 +39.48% 7
Middlesex +6 18 £350 +8.52% 1
Oxfordshire -4 10 - - 11
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £350 -22.22% 2
Kent -13 1 £413 - 4
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for C.

1 212 (40.08%) C++
2 197 (37.24%) Linux
3 187 (35.35%) Software Engineering
4 101 (19.09%) Multithreading
5 99 (18.71%) Security Cleared
6 98 (18.53%) Embedded C
7 97 (18.34%) SQL
7 97 (18.34%) Telecoms
8 92 (17.39%) Unix
9 90 (17.01%) Windows
10 89 (16.82%) Degree
11 88 (16.64%) SC Cleared
12 85 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
13 79 (14.93%) Java
14 75 (14.18%) Python
15 72 (13.61%) Microsoft
16 70 (13.23%) ClearCase
16 70 (13.23%) Project Management
17 65 (12.29%) UML
18 63 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
19 62 (11.72%) Configuration Management
20 61 (11.53%) Perl
21 57 (10.78%) MS Excel
22 53 (10.02%) HTML
22 53 (10.02%) DTV
23 51 (9.64%) C#
24 50 (9.45%) OO
24 50 (9.45%) Finance
25 49 (9.26%) Subversion
26 48 (9.07%) Wireless

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (5.48%) Node.js
2 21 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.70%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.95%) IIS
4 5 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.57%) CMS
6 3 (0.57%) JBoss
6 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.38%) Apache
7 2 (0.38%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) CICS
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.19%) Zope
Applications
1 57 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.13%) MS Project
4 5 (0.95%) Simulink
5 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Unica
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Primavera
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.70%) Mimecast
3 8 (1.51%) SaaS
4 6 (1.13%) Office 365
5 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.07%) Wireless
2 47 (8.88%) HTTP
3 44 (8.32%) DVB
4 33 (6.24%) TCP/IP
5 22 (4.16%) LTE
6 21 (3.97%) VPN
7 19 (3.59%) SAN
8 15 (2.84%) 3G
8 15 (2.84%) LAN
9 14 (2.65%) IPsec
9 14 (2.65%) WAN
10 13 (2.46%) DHCP
10 13 (2.46%) DNS
10 13 (2.46%) FTP
11 11 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (1.89%) BGP
12 10 (1.89%) IPv6
12 10 (1.89%) SNMP
13 9 (1.70%) 3GPP
13 9 (1.70%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.29%) NoSQL
3 13 (2.46%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.27%) Big Data
5 8 (1.51%) GIS
6 6 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.95%) Datazen
7 5 (0.95%) KDB
7 5 (0.95%) OpenStack Swift
8 4 (0.76%) Ingres
8 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.57%) MySQL
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 70 (13.23%) ClearCase
2 49 (9.26%) Subversion
3 44 (8.32%) Git (software)
3 44 (8.32%) GoogleTest
4 42 (7.94%) NUnit
5 36 (6.81%) Ant
6 35 (6.62%) CppUnit
7 20 (3.78%) Rational DOORS
8 15 (2.84%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.89%) JIRA
9 10 (1.89%) StarTeam
10 8 (1.51%) Maven
11 7 (1.32%) CruiseControl
11 7 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (0.95%) Rational Rose
13 4 (0.76%) ClearQuest
13 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.76%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (18.34%) Telecoms
2 50 (9.45%) Finance
3 30 (5.67%) Electronics
4 16 (3.02%) Legal
5 12 (2.27%) Marketing
6 11 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.32%) Avionics
9 6 (1.13%) Automotive
9 6 (1.13%) Military
9 6 (1.13%) Retail
10 5 (0.95%) Back Office
10 5 (0.95%) Front Office
11 4 (0.76%) Publishing
12 3 (0.57%) Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (27.22%) Developer
2 135 (25.52%) Software Engineer
3 94 (17.77%) Embedded Engineer
4 62 (11.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 55 (10.40%) C Developer
5 55 (10.40%) C++ Developer
6 41 (7.75%) C++ Software Engineer
7 39 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
8 35 (6.62%) Embedded C Engineer
9 34 (6.43%) SQL Developer
10 33 (6.24%) C Software Engineer
11 28 (5.29%) Linux Developer
12 26 (4.91%) Analyst
12 26 (4.91%) Software Developer
12 26 (4.91%) Unix Engineer
13 24 (4.54%) Oracle Developer
14 23 (4.35%) Network Engineer
14 23 (4.35%) Unix Developer
15 22 (4.16%) C/C++ Developer
15 22 (4.16%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.02%) HTML
2 38 (7.18%) .NET
3 37 (6.99%) CSS
3 37 (6.99%) HTML5
4 27 (5.10%) REST
5 23 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 23 (4.35%) STL
5 23 (4.35%) XML
6 22 (4.16%) jQuery
7 16 (3.02%) AngularJS
7 16 (3.02%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.02%) Middleware
8 13 (2.46%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.46%) Entity Framework
9 11 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (1.89%) ADO.NET
11 9 (1.70%) Motif
11 9 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (1.51%) Web Services
13 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (10.02%) DTV
3 47 (8.88%) STB
4 45 (8.51%) Mathematics
5 43 (8.13%) Computer Science
6 32 (6.05%) Embedded Systems
7 30 (5.67%) Derivative
8 28 (5.29%) MPEG
9 22 (4.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 21 (3.97%) VHDL
11 18 (3.40%) Data Centre
12 17 (3.21%) Management Information System
13 15 (2.84%) Algorithms
14 14 (2.65%) Physics
15 12 (2.27%) Device Driver
16 10 (1.89%) AS400
16 10 (1.89%) Blackberry
16 10 (1.89%) Public Cloud
17 7 (1.32%) Data Structures
17 7 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 197 (37.24%) Linux
2 92 (17.39%) Unix
3 90 (17.01%) Windows
4 20 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.40%) Windows 7
6 17 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.46%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (2.27%) AIX
9 12 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.08%) Solaris
11 8 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.13%) VxWorks
14 5 (0.95%) Android
14 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.95%) NetWare
15 4 (0.76%) HPUX
15 4 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (35.35%) Software Engineering
2 101 (19.09%) Multithreading
3 85 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (13.23%) Project Management
5 65 (12.29%) UML
6 62 (11.72%) Configuration Management
7 50 (9.45%) OO
8 44 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (8.13%) Scrum
9 43 (8.13%) Unit Testing
10 42 (7.94%) Memory Management
11 40 (7.56%) OOD
12 38 (7.18%) Integration Testing
12 38 (7.18%) TDD
13 35 (6.62%) Use Case
14 34 (6.43%) Mentoring
14 34 (6.43%) Requirements Analysis
14 34 (6.43%) SOA
15 33 (6.24%) Software Architecture
16 32 (6.05%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 212 (40.08%) C++
2 98 (18.53%) Embedded C
3 97 (18.34%) SQL
4 79 (14.93%) Java
5 75 (14.18%) Python
6 61 (11.53%) Perl
7 51 (9.64%) C#
8 34 (6.43%) JavaScript
9 23 (4.35%) Embedded C++
10 22 (4.16%) Assembly Language
11 21 (3.97%) PowerShell
12 16 (3.02%) VB
13 14 (2.65%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.46%) T-SQL
15 12 (2.27%) Korn
16 10 (1.89%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.89%) Tcl
16 10 (1.89%) VBScript
17 8 (1.51%) MATLAB
17 8 (1.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 99 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 89 (16.82%) Degree
3 88 (16.64%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.40%) HND
5 17 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.02%) CCNP
7 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.89%) CCNA
8 10 (1.89%) MCP
9 9 (1.70%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.70%) MCSD
9 9 (1.70%) MCSE
10 6 (1.13%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.13%) CEH
10 6 (1.13%) CISSP
10 6 (1.13%) MCSA
11 5 (0.95%) CISM
12 4 (0.76%) GIAC
12 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.21%) QA
2 9 (1.70%) DO-178B
2 9 (1.70%) MISRA
3 8 (1.51%) SLA
4 7 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.95%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.76%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.38%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.19%) GAMP
8 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.19%) JTAG
8 1 (0.19%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 21 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.13%) Firmware
4 6 (1.13%) XenApp
4 6 (1.13%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.76%) GPFS
5 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.38%) Docker
7 2 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.38%) vSphere
7 2 (0.38%) Xen
7 2 (0.38%) XenServer
8 1 (0.19%) KVM
8 1 (0.19%) RACF
8 1 (0.19%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 10 (1.89%) Backup Exec
1 10 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 9 (1.70%) HP SIM
2 9 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (1.51%) SCCM
4 7 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.95%) Netcool
5 5 (0.95%) Puppet
6 4 (0.76%) Nessus
6 4 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.76%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.38%) Nmap
7 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.38%) OpenNMS
7 2 (0.38%) OpenVAS
7 2 (0.38%) OpenView
7 2 (0.38%) QRadar
7 2 (0.38%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.38%) yum
8 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.70%) Oracle
3 32 (6.05%) IBM
4 30 (5.67%) HP
5 26 (4.91%) Cisco
6 19 (3.59%) VMware
7 17 (3.21%) EMC
8 16 (3.02%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.27%) Symantec
10 10 (1.89%) SAP
11 9 (1.70%) Avaya
11 9 (1.70%) Becrypt
12 7 (1.32%) Citrix
12 7 (1.32%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.13%) Adobe
13 6 (1.13%) Splunk
13 6 (1.13%) Veritas
14 5 (0.95%) Aruba
14 5 (0.95%) F5
14 5 (0.95%) Riverbed
Leatherhead, Surrey
Recann
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £90 per day + Excellent commission
Posted: 5 days ago