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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 57 89 61
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -28
Contract jobs citing C 280 191 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.05% 2.15% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.44% 6.18% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 70 122
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.38% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 48
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
2965 3089 3151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.33% 34.77% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1620 1544
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 148 194
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £17.50 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +14 106 £338 +4.65% 29
Berkshire +6 54 £415 +29.18% 41
Surrey +9 38 £375 +7.14% 24
Buckinghamshire +20 26 £400 -11.11% 11
Middlesex +15 19 £375 +20.96% 4
West Sussex -1 7 £226 -33.45% 11
East Sussex -4 7 £380 +13.43% 2
Oxfordshire +3 6 £450 +39.75% 19
Kent -4 4 £550 +74.60% 6
Sussex - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 197 (33.68%) Linux
2 180 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 158 (27.01%) C++
4 99 (16.92%) Security Cleared
5 98 (16.75%) Windows
6 89 (15.21%) Java
7 80 (13.68%) UNIX
8 71 (12.14%) SC Cleared
9 67 (11.45%) Telecoms
10 64 (10.94%) UML
11 62 (10.60%) Embedded C
12 58 (9.91%) Degree
13 57 (9.74%) Perl
13 57 (9.74%) ClearCase
14 56 (9.57%) SQL
15 53 (9.06%) C#
16 52 (8.89%) Python
17 48 (8.21%) Microsoft
18 45 (7.69%) Cisco
18 45 (7.69%) Finance
19 44 (7.52%) .NET
20 43 (7.35%) XML
20 43 (7.35%) DTV
21 41 (7.01%) Project Management
21 41 (7.01%) OOD
22 38 (6.50%) ITIL
22 38 (6.50%) OO
22 38 (6.50%) Oracle
23 37 (6.32%) POSIX
24 35 (5.98%) TCP/IP

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 30 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.39%) Apache
3 12 (2.05%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.03%) IIS
7 5 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.51%) Confluence
8 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.34%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.34%) Lync
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 33 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.13%) MS Office
3 5 (0.85%) AutoCAD
3 5 (0.85%) Simulink
3 5 (0.85%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.51%) MS Project
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.51%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.68%) SaaS
3 3 (0.51%) Office 365
4 2 (0.34%) IaaS
4 2 (0.34%) PaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.98%) TCP/IP
2 30 (5.13%) DVB
3 25 (4.27%) SAN
4 24 (4.10%) Firewall
5 21 (3.59%) Internet
6 17 (2.91%) DNS
7 16 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (2.56%) IPv6
9 14 (2.39%) Wireless
9 14 (2.39%) Network Security
10 13 (2.22%) MPLS
11 12 (2.05%) LDAP
12 11 (1.88%) LAN
12 11 (1.88%) Ethernet
13 9 (1.54%) LTE
14 8 (1.37%) 3G
15 7 (1.20%) OSPF
15 7 (1.20%) BGP
15 7 (1.20%) IPv4
15 7 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (3.42%) MySQL
3 14 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.71%) SQLPlus
6 8 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.20%) DB2
8 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.85%) Big Data
9 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.85%) QlikView
10 4 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 57 (9.74%) ClearCase
2 26 (4.44%) Subversion
3 21 (3.59%) GDB
4 15 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.22%) Ant
5 13 (2.22%) NUnit
5 13 (2.22%) CppUnit
6 12 (2.05%) GoogleTest
7 10 (1.71%) Selenium
7 10 (1.71%) Rational Rose
7 10 (1.71%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.54%) JIRA
9 8 (1.37%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.37%) NetBeans
9 8 (1.37%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.20%) Hudson
11 6 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.85%) PHPUnit
13 4 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
General
1 67 (11.45%) Telecoms
2 45 (7.69%) Finance
3 27 (4.62%) Military
4 15 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.56%) Retail
5 11 (1.88%) Electronics
6 10 (1.71%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.71%) Banking
7 9 (1.54%) Back Office
8 8 (1.37%) Games
9 7 (1.20%) Automotive
10 6 (1.03%) Marketing
11 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.68%) German Language
11 4 (0.68%) Avionics
12 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.34%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 147 (25.13%) Software Engineer
2 117 (20.00%) Developer
3 52 (8.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 39 (6.67%) Consultant
5 37 (6.32%) Analyst
6 29 (4.96%) Architect
7 28 (4.79%) Software Developer
8 25 (4.27%) C Developer
9 21 (3.59%) Business Analyst
10 18 (3.08%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.08%) Design Engineer
11 16 (2.74%) C++ Developer
12 13 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (2.05%) Programmer
13 12 (2.05%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.05%) Senior Software Engineer
14 10 (1.71%) Network Engineer
14 10 (1.71%) Test Engineer
14 10 (1.71%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.52%) .NET
2 43 (7.35%) XML
3 37 (6.32%) POSIX
4 22 (3.76%) HTML
5 16 (2.74%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.56%) Web Services
6 15 (2.56%) jQuery
7 13 (2.22%) CSS
8 12 (2.05%) Motif
9 11 (1.88%) Middleware
10 10 (1.71%) STL
10 10 (1.71%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.71%) REST
11 8 (1.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (1.37%) Ajax
11 8 (1.37%) XSLT
12 7 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.03%) WCF
14 5 (0.85%) Swing
14 5 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.35%) DTV
2 30 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
3 29 (4.96%) STB
4 28 (4.79%) Mathematics
5 27 (4.62%) Device Driver
6 19 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.22%) Firmware
8 12 (2.05%) Open Source
9 11 (1.88%) Replication
10 9 (1.54%) Derivative
11 8 (1.37%) HACMP
11 8 (1.37%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.20%) Clustering
13 6 (1.03%) VHDL
14 5 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (0.85%) CESG
14 5 (0.85%) PKI
14 5 (0.85%) Robotics
14 5 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 197 (33.68%) Linux
2 98 (16.75%) Windows
3 80 (13.68%) UNIX
4 27 (4.62%) Embedded Linux
5 25 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.76%) AIX
7 21 (3.59%) Android
8 18 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.22%) Solaris
9 13 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.22%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.88%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.54%) HPUX
12 8 (1.37%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.20%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.85%) Debian
15 5 (0.85%) NetWare
15 5 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 64 (10.94%) UML
3 41 (7.01%) OOD
3 41 (7.01%) Project Management
4 38 (6.50%) ITIL
4 38 (6.50%) OO
5 33 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (5.64%) Embedded Software Development
6 32 (5.47%) Configuration Management
7 28 (4.79%) Multithreading
8 26 (4.44%) Software Architecture
8 26 (4.44%) PRINCE2
9 21 (3.59%) Migration
10 17 (2.91%) Unit Testing
11 16 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (2.39%) Business Analysis
13 13 (2.22%) SOA
13 13 (2.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.01%) C++
2 89 (15.21%) Java
3 62 (10.60%) Embedded C
4 57 (9.74%) Perl
5 56 (9.57%) SQL
6 53 (9.06%) C#
7 52 (8.89%) Python
8 30 (5.13%) PHP
9 26 (4.44%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.93%) Shell Script
11 21 (3.59%) Bash Shell
12 19 (3.25%) VB
13 17 (2.91%) Korn
14 12 (2.05%) Assembly Language
14 12 (2.05%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.71%) Embedded C++
15 10 (1.71%) Ruby
16 9 (1.54%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.37%) MATLAB
18 7 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 71 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 58 (9.91%) Degree
4 13 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.54%) MCSE
6 9 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.03%) CCNP
7 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.85%) ISEB
8 5 (0.85%) PMP
8 5 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.85%) CISSP
8 5 (0.85%) CISM
9 4 (0.68%) CCDA
9 4 (0.68%) CCDP
9 4 (0.68%) MCP
9 4 (0.68%) CBAP
10 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.51%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.05%) SLA
2 11 (1.88%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.85%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.17%) JTAG
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.20%) NFS
4 5 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.85%) GPFS
5 4 (0.68%) vSphere
5 4 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.51%) Xen
6 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.51%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.34%) KVM
7 2 (0.34%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) UAG
8 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.85%) Nagios
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.68%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.51%) Puppet
5 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.34%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.17%) MOM
6 1 (0.17%) YUM
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 48 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.69%) Cisco
3 38 (6.50%) Oracle
4 30 (5.13%) HP
5 27 (4.62%) VMware
6 18 (3.08%) IBM
6 18 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.22%) EMC
8 11 (1.88%) Veritas
9 10 (1.71%) Juniper
10 7 (1.20%) Intel
10 7 (1.20%) Citrix
10 7 (1.20%) Adobe
10 7 (1.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (1.03%) Brocade
11 6 (1.03%) SAP
11 6 (1.03%) JBoss
11 6 (1.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (1.03%) Nokia
12 5 (0.85%) Hitachi
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: up to £220/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25000 - £33000 per annum + normal employment bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Middlesex
CPS Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
Havant
QA Apprenticeships
Rate: £10,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago