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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 65 54 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing C 256 299 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.80% 3.35% 2.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.09% 10.36% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 158 83
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 44
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £22.20 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +25.00%
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
3165 2887 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.63% 32.35% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 1576 1443
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 98 184
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -2 105 £310 - 15
Berkshire +14 49 £315 -6.66% 24
Buckinghamshire -2 22 £375 -6.25% 12
East Sussex -10 18 £350 +75.00% 4
Middlesex +7 17 £350 -3.44% 1
Oxfordshire -14 15 £450 +40.62% 25
West Sussex -8 12 £350 -20.45% 5
Surrey -23 11 £425 +21.08% 34
Kent -4 2 - - 7
Sussex +2 1 - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 256 (46.89%) C++
2 202 (37.00%) Linux
3 200 (36.63%) Software Engineering
4 141 (25.82%) Security Cleared
5 135 (24.73%) UNIX
6 111 (20.33%) SC Cleared
7 98 (17.95%) UML
8 88 (16.12%) Java
9 81 (14.84%) Project Management
10 76 (13.92%) OOD
11 73 (13.37%) OO
12 72 (13.19%) Python
12 72 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
13 63 (11.54%) Perl
14 60 (10.99%) Embedded C
14 60 (10.99%) Degree
14 60 (10.99%) Telecoms
14 60 (10.99%) Multithreading
15 59 (10.81%) Subversion
16 57 (10.44%) Windows
17 56 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
18 55 (10.07%) Configuration Management
19 51 (9.34%) ClearCase
20 50 (9.16%) SQL
21 49 (8.97%) C#
22 48 (8.79%) Finance
23 45 (8.24%) GoogleTest
24 43 (7.88%) Oracle
25 42 (7.69%) Microsoft
26 41 (7.51%) VMware

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 10 (1.83%) WebLogic
2 9 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.47%) Apache
4 7 (1.28%) SAS
5 6 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.10%) Node.js
6 5 (0.92%) IIS
7 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.55%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.55%) JBoss
8 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.55%) Lync
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.37%) CMS
9 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.37%) WordPress
9 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.18%) Zope
Applications
1 26 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.03%) MS Office
3 13 (2.38%) MS Project
4 5 (0.92%) 3ds Max
5 4 (0.73%) Simulink
6 3 (0.55%) Maya
7 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.37%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.18%) Maximo
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.73%) SaaS
1 4 (0.73%) PaaS
2 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.18%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.78%) LTE
2 34 (6.23%) Wireless
3 30 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
4 27 (4.95%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.76%) 4G
6 25 (4.58%) WiMAX
6 25 (4.58%) UMTS
7 23 (4.21%) WAN
7 23 (4.21%) Firewall
8 22 (4.03%) GSM
8 22 (4.03%) LAN
9 20 (3.66%) SAN
9 20 (3.66%) 3G
9 20 (3.66%) Radio Access Network
10 19 (3.48%) SSL
10 19 (3.48%) VPN
10 19 (3.48%) LDAP
11 17 (3.11%) MPLS
12 16 (2.93%) Fibre Channel
13 15 (2.75%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.20%) Oracle Database
2 10 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.73%) DB2
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (0.73%) Base SAS
5 4 (0.73%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.73%) MySQL
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.55%) Ingres
7 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (10.81%) Subversion
2 51 (9.34%) ClearCase
3 45 (8.24%) GoogleTest
4 39 (7.14%) NUnit
5 35 (6.41%) Ant
6 34 (6.23%) CppUnit
7 28 (5.13%) Git (software)
8 14 (2.56%) Rational Rose
9 13 (2.38%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.01%) JIRA
10 11 (2.01%) Jenkins
10 11 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (1.83%) ClearQuest
12 7 (1.28%) CruiseControl
13 6 (1.10%) ProC
14 5 (0.92%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.92%) TortoiseSVN
15 4 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
16 3 (0.55%) LoadRunner
16 3 (0.55%) NetBeans
General
1 60 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 48 (8.79%) Finance
3 26 (4.76%) Electronics
4 21 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.56%) Games
6 13 (2.38%) Marketing
7 9 (1.65%) Military
7 9 (1.65%) Retail
7 9 (1.65%) Legal
7 9 (1.65%) Publishing
8 7 (1.28%) Banking
8 7 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.92%) Automotive
10 5 (0.92%) Billing
11 4 (0.73%) Back Office
11 4 (0.73%) Avionics
12 3 (0.55%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 131 (23.99%) Developer
2 122 (22.34%) Software Engineer
3 54 (9.89%) C Developer
4 34 (6.23%) Analyst
5 33 (6.04%) C++ Developer
6 31 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 30 (5.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 25 (4.58%) Software Developer
9 20 (3.66%) Architect
9 20 (3.66%) Consultant
10 17 (3.11%) Programmer
11 15 (2.75%) Technical Leader
12 9 (1.65%) Senior Software Engineer
13 8 (1.47%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (1.47%) Programme Manager
13 8 (1.47%) Junior
13 8 (1.47%) C Programmer
13 8 (1.47%) Test Engineer
13 8 (1.47%) Technical Manager
13 8 (1.47%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.86%) HTML
2 27 (4.95%) .NET
3 18 (3.30%) CSS
4 17 (3.11%) Motif
5 14 (2.56%) XML
6 13 (2.38%) HTML5
7 12 (2.20%) Web Services
8 11 (2.01%) Qt
9 8 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 8 (1.47%) STL
9 8 (1.47%) Ajax
10 7 (1.28%) RESTful
10 7 (1.28%) jQuery
11 6 (1.10%) iOS SDK
11 6 (1.10%) OpenGL
11 6 (1.10%) Middleware
12 5 (0.92%) SAML
12 5 (0.92%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.92%) J2EE
13 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.23%) Computer Science
2 34 (6.23%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.40%) Embedded Systems
4 23 (4.21%) Derivative
4 23 (4.21%) Mathematics
5 18 (3.30%) Device Driver
6 12 (2.20%) PMI
7 10 (1.83%) PKI
8 9 (1.65%) User Experience
9 8 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (1.47%) HACMP
9 8 (1.47%) Clustering
10 7 (1.28%) STB
10 7 (1.28%) Physics
10 7 (1.28%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.28%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.10%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.10%) iPhone
11 6 (1.10%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 202 (37.00%) Linux
2 135 (24.73%) UNIX
3 57 (10.44%) Windows
4 23 (4.21%) Solaris
5 18 (3.30%) Embedded Linux
6 15 (2.75%) AIX
7 14 (2.56%) Android
8 11 (2.01%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.83%) HPUX
10 8 (1.47%) NetWare
11 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.55%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.37%) Debian
15 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (36.63%) Software Engineering
2 98 (17.95%) UML
3 81 (14.84%) Project Management
4 76 (13.92%) OOD
5 73 (13.37%) OO
6 60 (10.99%) Multithreading
7 56 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (10.07%) Configuration Management
9 39 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 37 (6.78%) Memory Management
11 36 (6.59%) Use Case
12 34 (6.23%) PRINCE2
13 32 (5.86%) Integration Testing
14 27 (4.95%) System Integration Testing
15 23 (4.21%) ITIL
16 21 (3.85%) Service Delivery
17 19 (3.48%) Migration
17 19 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (2.93%) Scrum
18 16 (2.93%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 256 (46.89%) C++
2 88 (16.12%) Java
3 72 (13.19%) Python
4 63 (11.54%) Perl
5 60 (10.99%) Embedded C
6 50 (9.16%) SQL
7 49 (8.97%) C#
8 36 (6.59%) Shell Script
9 32 (5.86%) JavaScript
10 28 (5.13%) Bash Shell
11 27 (4.95%) Embedded C++
12 13 (2.38%) PHP
12 13 (2.38%) Korn
12 13 (2.38%) Lua
13 9 (1.65%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.65%) VB
14 7 (1.28%) MATLAB
14 7 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.28%) Assembly Language
15 6 (1.10%) Ada
Qualifications
1 141 (25.82%) Security Cleared
2 111 (20.33%) SC Cleared
3 60 (10.99%) Degree
4 15 (2.75%) PMP
4 15 (2.75%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.10%) HND
7 6 (1.10%) CCNP
7 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.92%) CCNA
8 5 (0.92%) CISSP
8 5 (0.92%) MCSE
9 4 (0.73%) CISM
10 3 (0.55%) PhD
10 3 (0.55%) ISEB
10 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.75%) QA
2 9 (1.65%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.73%) IEC 61508
4 4 (0.73%) SLA
4 4 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.55%) GxP
5 3 (0.55%) TickIT
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.37%) GCP
6 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.20%) Firmware
3 12 (2.20%) Sendmail
4 8 (1.47%) GPFS
5 5 (0.92%) XenApp
6 4 (0.73%) Snort
7 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.55%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (2.20%) MIMEsweeper
1 12 (2.20%) MAILsweeper
2 10 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.92%) Puppet
3 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.92%) SCCM
3 5 (0.92%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (0.92%) Control-M
4 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.55%) Netcool
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.37%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.37%) SELinux
5 2 (0.37%) Nessus
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) Netcool/Proviso
6 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.18%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.18%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 43 (7.88%) Oracle
2 42 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 41 (7.51%) VMware
4 32 (5.86%) Cisco
5 20 (3.66%) Ericsson
6 18 (3.30%) Juniper
6 18 (3.30%) HP
7 14 (2.56%) IBM
7 14 (2.56%) Websense
7 14 (2.56%) NetApp
7 14 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 13 (2.38%) Veritas
9 12 (2.20%) McAfee
9 12 (2.20%) Huawei
10 11 (2.01%) EMC
11 7 (1.28%) Hitachi
11 7 (1.28%) SAP
11 7 (1.28%) Compaq
12 6 (1.10%) Citrix
12 6 (1.10%) Nokia
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £170 - £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £48 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gillingham, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Posted: 21 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £36 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago