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 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 59 86 65
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -21
Contract jobs citing C 260 195 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.79% 2.22% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.54% 6.25% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 75 107
Average daily rate
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£363 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £458 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.82 £30.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -9.45%
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
3044 3121 3186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.68% 35.53% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1667 1528
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 138 177
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +12 90 £350 +11.11% 31
Berkshire +10 57 £400 +25.00% 43
Surrey +8 35 £387 +10.57% 22
Buckinghamshire +10 27 £320 -27.27% 13
Middlesex +16 17 £375 -14.28% 6
West Sussex -10 8 £226 -38.43% 8
Kent -7 5 £438 +38.88% 3
Oxfordshire -9 4 £500 - 28
East Sussex -11 4 £380 +13.43% 3
Sussex - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 187 (32.86%) Linux
2 178 (31.28%) Software Engineering
3 146 (25.66%) C++
4 102 (17.93%) Security Cleared
5 100 (17.57%) Windows
6 90 (15.82%) Java
7 88 (15.47%) UNIX
8 77 (13.53%) SC Cleared
9 66 (11.60%) Telecoms
10 61 (10.72%) Embedded C
11 58 (10.19%) UML
11 58 (10.19%) Perl
11 58 (10.19%) Degree
12 55 (9.67%) SQL
12 55 (9.67%) ClearCase
13 54 (9.49%) C#
13 54 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (8.96%) Python
15 49 (8.61%) .NET
16 45 (7.91%) Microsoft
16 45 (7.91%) DTV
17 42 (7.38%) Cisco
18 41 (7.21%) Finance
19 38 (6.68%) Oracle
19 38 (6.68%) POSIX
20 37 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
21 36 (6.33%) XML
22 35 (6.15%) ITIL
23 33 (5.80%) Project Management
23 33 (5.80%) OO

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 28 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.46%) Apache
3 11 (1.93%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.05%) IIS
7 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.53%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.53%) Confluence
8 3 (0.53%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.35%) SAS
9 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.35%) Lync
9 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.18%) Moodle
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.75%) MS Office
3 5 (0.88%) AutoCAD
3 5 (0.88%) Simulink
3 5 (0.88%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.53%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.70%) SaaS
3 3 (0.53%) Office 365
4 2 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.35%) PaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.80%) TCP/IP
1 33 (5.80%) DVB
2 25 (4.39%) SAN
3 22 (3.87%) Firewall
4 21 (3.69%) DNS
5 18 (3.16%) Internet
6 17 (2.99%) Network Security
7 16 (2.81%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (2.64%) IPv6
9 14 (2.46%) Wireless
10 13 (2.28%) MPLS
11 12 (2.11%) Ethernet
11 12 (2.11%) LDAP
12 10 (1.76%) LAN
12 10 (1.76%) DHCP
12 10 (1.76%) 3G
12 10 (1.76%) LTE
13 7 (1.23%) NAS
13 7 (1.23%) IPv4
13 7 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.51%) MySQL
3 15 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.41%) SQLPlus
6 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.88%) DB2
8 5 (0.88%) Big Data
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.53%) Ingres
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 55 (9.67%) ClearCase
2 21 (3.69%) GDB
3 20 (3.51%) Subversion
4 17 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.76%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.41%) Ant
6 8 (1.41%) JIRA
6 8 (1.41%) NetBeans
6 8 (1.41%) NUnit
6 8 (1.41%) CppUnit
6 8 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.41%) Selenium
7 7 (1.23%) Rational Rose
7 7 (1.23%) GoogleTest
7 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (1.05%) Hudson
8 6 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.88%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 66 (11.60%) Telecoms
2 41 (7.21%) Finance
3 25 (4.39%) Military
4 16 (2.81%) Retail
5 13 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.93%) Banking
6 11 (1.93%) Electronics
7 9 (1.58%) Back Office
7 9 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.41%) Games
9 7 (1.23%) Automotive
10 6 (1.05%) Marketing
11 4 (0.70%) Avionics
12 3 (0.53%) German Language
13 2 (0.35%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (25.13%) Software Engineer
2 112 (19.68%) Developer
3 52 (9.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 37 (6.50%) Consultant
5 34 (5.98%) Analyst
6 31 (5.45%) Software Developer
6 31 (5.45%) Architect
7 24 (4.22%) C Developer
8 20 (3.51%) Design Engineer
9 16 (2.81%) Project Manager
9 16 (2.81%) Business Analyst
9 16 (2.81%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (2.28%) Support Engineer
11 12 (2.11%) Programmer
11 12 (2.11%) Senior Software Engineer
12 11 (1.93%) C++ Developer
13 10 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (1.76%) Network Engineer
13 10 (1.76%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (1.76%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.61%) .NET
2 38 (6.68%) POSIX
3 36 (6.33%) XML
4 22 (3.87%) HTML
5 18 (3.16%) ASP.NET
6 17 (2.99%) Web Services
7 16 (2.81%) jQuery
8 13 (2.28%) CSS
9 12 (2.11%) Middleware
10 11 (1.93%) REST
10 11 (1.93%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.58%) XSLT
12 7 (1.23%) Motif
12 7 (1.23%) WCF
12 7 (1.23%) Ajax
12 7 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.05%) SOAP
14 5 (0.88%) DOM
14 5 (0.88%) JSP
14 5 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.91%) DTV
2 37 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.62%) STB
4 29 (5.10%) Mathematics
5 28 (4.92%) Embedded Systems
6 24 (4.22%) Device Driver
7 20 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.28%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.11%) Firmware
10 11 (1.93%) Open Source
11 9 (1.58%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.41%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.41%) HACMP
12 8 (1.41%) Replication
12 8 (1.41%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.23%) Clustering
13 7 (1.23%) VHDL
13 7 (1.23%) Derivative
14 5 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (0.88%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 187 (32.86%) Linux
2 100 (17.57%) Windows
3 88 (15.47%) UNIX
4 28 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (4.75%) Android
6 24 (4.22%) AIX
7 23 (4.04%) Embedded Linux
8 22 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.64%) Windows 7
9 15 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.28%) Solaris
11 11 (1.93%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.58%) HPUX
13 7 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.05%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.88%) NetWare
15 5 (0.88%) Debian
16 4 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (31.28%) Software Engineering
2 58 (10.19%) UML
3 54 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (6.15%) ITIL
5 33 (5.80%) OO
5 33 (5.80%) OOD
5 33 (5.80%) Project Management
5 33 (5.80%) Embedded Software Development
6 28 (4.92%) Software Architecture
6 28 (4.92%) Configuration Management
7 24 (4.22%) Multithreading
8 20 (3.51%) PRINCE2
9 18 (3.16%) Migration
10 16 (2.81%) Unit Testing
11 15 (2.64%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (2.64%) SOA
11 15 (2.64%) Change Management
12 14 (2.46%) Business Analysis
12 14 (2.46%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 146 (25.66%) C++
2 90 (15.82%) Java
3 61 (10.72%) Embedded C
4 58 (10.19%) Perl
5 55 (9.67%) SQL
6 54 (9.49%) C#
7 51 (8.96%) Python
8 30 (5.27%) PHP
9 28 (4.92%) JavaScript
10 23 (4.04%) VB
11 21 (3.69%) Korn
12 19 (3.34%) Shell Script
12 19 (3.34%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.93%) Assembly Language
14 10 (1.76%) Embedded C++
14 10 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.58%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.41%) VBScript
16 8 (1.41%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 102 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 77 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 58 (10.19%) Degree
4 14 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.93%) MCSE
7 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.05%) CCNP
8 5 (0.88%) HNC
8 5 (0.88%) ISEB
8 5 (0.88%) CCA
8 5 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.70%) MCP
9 4 (0.70%) PMP
9 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.70%) CBAP
10 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (0.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.11%) SLA
2 8 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.05%) QA
4 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.88%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) JTAG
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 20 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.93%) NFS
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.88%) GPFS
5 4 (0.70%) vSphere
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.53%) Xen
6 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.53%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.35%) KVM
7 2 (0.35%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.35%) XenApp
8 1 (0.18%) UAG
8 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (1.76%) NetBackup
2 9 (1.58%) Nagios
3 7 (1.23%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.53%) SCCM
5 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.53%) Puppet
6 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.35%) SCOM
6 2 (0.35%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) MOM
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.18%) YUM
7 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.38%) Cisco
3 38 (6.68%) Oracle
4 32 (5.62%) HP
5 26 (4.57%) VMware
6 22 (3.87%) Red Hat
7 19 (3.34%) IBM
8 17 (2.99%) EMC
9 13 (2.28%) Veritas
10 11 (1.93%) Citrix
11 10 (1.76%) Juniper
12 9 (1.58%) Intel
13 8 (1.41%) Isilon
14 7 (1.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 7 (1.23%) Adobe
14 7 (1.23%) SAP
15 6 (1.05%) JBoss
15 6 (1.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 6 (1.05%) Nokia
15 6 (1.05%) BT
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £12.82 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + normal employment bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: high profile release
Posted: 16 days ago
Maidenhead
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25000 - £33000 per annum + normal employment bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago