The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 52 90 55
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -35
Contract jobs citing C 277 175 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.01% 2.06% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.41% 6.01% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 62 136
Average daily rate
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£363 £339 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.75 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2943 2910 3044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.97% 34.33% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1485 1525
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 150 190
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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 +19 107 £330 +4.76% 33
Berkshire +12 52 £410 +2.50% 45
Surrey -8 30 £363 -9.37% 17
Buckinghamshire +12 25 £400 +15.94% 7
Middlesex +4 16 £363 +16.93% 2
East Sussex +3 14 £200 -42.85% 4
West Sussex +1 11 £453 +7.16% 12
Oxfordshire +7 6 £400 +7.09% 19
Kent -2 3 £438 +41.12% 4
Sussex - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 182 (31.33%) Linux
2 165 (28.40%) Software Engineering
3 158 (27.19%) C++
4 102 (17.56%) Security Cleared
5 96 (16.52%) Windows
6 88 (15.15%) Java
7 75 (12.91%) UNIX
8 73 (12.56%) SC Cleared
9 72 (12.39%) Telecoms
10 67 (11.53%) SQL
11 66 (11.36%) UML
12 64 (11.02%) Degree
13 60 (10.33%) C#
14 57 (9.81%) Perl
15 55 (9.47%) ClearCase
16 54 (9.29%) Microsoft
17 52 (8.95%) Finance
18 51 (8.78%) Embedded C
19 50 (8.61%) Project Management
20 48 (8.26%) Cisco
20 48 (8.26%) .NET
21 47 (8.09%) XML
22 46 (7.92%) Python
23 45 (7.75%) OOD
24 44 (7.57%) Oracle
25 43 (7.40%) OO
26 41 (7.06%) ITIL
27 37 (6.37%) Configuration Management
27 37 (6.37%) DTV
28 36 (6.20%) SQL Server

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 32 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.24%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.07%) Apache
4 11 (1.89%) IIS
5 7 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.52%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.34%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.17%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.16%) MS Office
3 6 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.69%) MS Project
5 4 (0.69%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.69%) Simulink
6 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.69%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.69%) SaaS
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.34%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) IaaS
3 2 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.51%) TCP/IP
2 24 (4.13%) DVB
3 22 (3.79%) Firewall
3 22 (3.79%) SAN
4 21 (3.61%) Internet
5 16 (2.75%) DNS
6 15 (2.58%) IPv6
7 14 (2.41%) LAN
8 13 (2.24%) Wireless
8 13 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (2.07%) MPLS
10 11 (1.89%) LDAP
10 11 (1.89%) Network Security
11 10 (1.72%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.55%) LTE
13 8 (1.38%) VPN
13 8 (1.38%) 3G
14 7 (1.20%) IPv4
14 7 (1.20%) NFC
14 7 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.27%) MySQL
4 15 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.89%) SQLPlus
6 11 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.55%) DB2
8 9 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.03%) QlikView
10 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (0.86%) Big Data
12 4 (0.69%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 55 (9.47%) ClearCase
2 27 (4.65%) Subversion
3 21 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.44%) GDB
5 18 (3.10%) NUnit
6 17 (2.93%) Ant
6 17 (2.93%) CppUnit
6 17 (2.93%) GoogleTest
7 14 (2.41%) Rational Rose
8 10 (1.72%) Git (software)
8 10 (1.72%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.55%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.38%) Hudson
10 8 (1.38%) Selenium
10 8 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.86%) NetBeans
12 5 (0.86%) AppScan
12 5 (0.86%) JIRA
13 4 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 72 (12.39%) Telecoms
2 52 (8.95%) Finance
3 28 (4.82%) Military
4 15 (2.58%) Retail
5 14 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.24%) Back Office
7 11 (1.89%) Games
8 9 (1.55%) Electronics
8 9 (1.55%) Banking
9 7 (1.20%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.03%) Marketing
10 6 (1.03%) German Language
11 4 (0.69%) Avionics
11 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.52%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.17%) Legal
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 131 (22.55%) Software Engineer
2 122 (21.00%) Developer
3 40 (6.88%) Analyst
3 40 (6.88%) Consultant
4 38 (6.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 31 (5.34%) Architect
6 29 (4.99%) C Developer
7 28 (4.82%) Software Developer
8 23 (3.96%) Business Analyst
9 19 (3.27%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.10%) C++ Developer
11 17 (2.93%) Support Engineer
12 14 (2.41%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.07%) Programmer
13 12 (2.07%) Design Engineer
14 11 (1.89%) Senior Software Engineer
14 11 (1.89%) Test Engineer
15 10 (1.72%) Development Engineer
15 10 (1.72%) Network Engineer
16 9 (1.55%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.26%) .NET
2 47 (8.09%) XML
3 33 (5.68%) POSIX
4 24 (4.13%) HTML
5 17 (2.93%) Motif
6 16 (2.75%) jQuery
6 16 (2.75%) ASP.NET
7 15 (2.58%) CSS
8 13 (2.24%) Web Services
9 11 (1.89%) Middleware
10 10 (1.72%) Ajax
10 10 (1.72%) WCF
10 10 (1.72%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.72%) STL
11 8 (1.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (1.38%) XSLT
12 7 (1.20%) XSD
12 7 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (1.20%) REST
13 5 (0.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.37%) DTV
2 27 (4.65%) Embedded Systems
3 26 (4.48%) Mathematics
4 22 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.79%) STB
5 21 (3.61%) Device Driver
6 14 (2.41%) Derivative
7 12 (2.07%) Open Source
7 12 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.07%) Replication
8 10 (1.72%) Firmware
9 8 (1.38%) Clustering
9 8 (1.38%) HACMP
10 7 (1.20%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.86%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (0.86%) CESG
11 5 (0.86%) Robotics
11 5 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.69%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 182 (31.33%) Linux
2 96 (16.52%) Windows
3 75 (12.91%) UNIX
4 27 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (3.96%) Embedded Linux
6 20 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (3.27%) Android
8 18 (3.10%) AIX
9 16 (2.75%) Solaris
10 12 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.89%) HPUX
12 9 (1.55%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.55%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.38%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.86%) NetWare
15 5 (0.86%) Debian
16 4 (0.69%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (28.40%) Software Engineering
2 66 (11.36%) UML
3 50 (8.61%) Project Management
4 45 (7.75%) OOD
5 43 (7.40%) OO
6 41 (7.06%) ITIL
7 37 (6.37%) Configuration Management
8 34 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (5.51%) Multithreading
9 32 (5.51%) Embedded Software Development
10 29 (4.99%) PRINCE2
11 23 (3.96%) Migration
12 22 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (3.79%) Software Architecture
13 19 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (2.93%) Use Case
14 17 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (2.75%) Unit Testing
15 16 (2.75%) Change Management
16 15 (2.58%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.19%) C++
2 88 (15.15%) Java
3 67 (11.53%) SQL
4 60 (10.33%) C#
5 57 (9.81%) Perl
6 51 (8.78%) Embedded C
7 46 (7.92%) Python
8 30 (5.16%) Shell Script
9 29 (4.99%) PHP
10 28 (4.82%) JavaScript
11 21 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 17 (2.93%) VB
13 14 (2.41%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.24%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.24%) Korn
15 9 (1.55%) Ruby
16 8 (1.38%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.20%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.20%) Embedded C++
18 6 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (17.56%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 64 (11.02%) Degree
4 16 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.55%) MCSE
6 9 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.20%) CCDA
7 7 (1.20%) CCDP
8 6 (1.03%) CCNP
8 6 (1.03%) PMP
8 6 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.03%) ISEB
8 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.86%) CISSP
9 5 (0.86%) CISM
9 5 (0.86%) MCTS
10 4 (0.69%) CBAP
10 4 (0.69%) MCP
10 4 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.07%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.89%) SLA
3 5 (0.86%) QA
3 5 (0.86%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.17%) JTAG
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.86%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.86%) GPFS
4 4 (0.69%) vSphere
4 4 (0.69%) Sendmail
4 4 (0.69%) Xen
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.52%) NFS
5 3 (0.52%) OCFS2
5 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.34%) KVM
6 2 (0.34%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) NLBS
7 1 (0.17%) XenServer
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (1.89%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.34%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) Ionix
4 2 (0.34%) SCCM
4 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.34%) Netcool/Webtop
4 2 (0.34%) Netcool
4 2 (0.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) MOM
5 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.17%) YUM
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 54 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.26%) Cisco
3 44 (7.57%) Oracle
4 30 (5.16%) HP
5 25 (4.30%) VMware
6 21 (3.61%) IBM
7 14 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.89%) EMC
9 10 (1.72%) Juniper
10 8 (1.38%) NetApp
10 8 (1.38%) Sun
11 7 (1.20%) Adobe
11 7 (1.20%) SAP
11 7 (1.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (1.03%) Brocade
12 6 (1.03%) Intel
12 6 (1.03%) Nokia
12 6 (1.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 6 (1.03%) Veritas
13 5 (0.86%) Hitachi
South East
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Attractive rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 8 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Merlin Entertainments plc
Rate: £8.50 p/h + Benefits - 6 month FTC
Posted: 13 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 days ago