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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 59 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing C 265 289 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.84% 3.23% 3.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.60% 9.92% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 142 127
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £17.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +8.27%
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
3082 2913 2698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.03% 32.53% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1642 1365
Average daily rate £350 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 107 201
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.59 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -14 100 £320 +3.22% 29
Berkshire +2 59 £320 -1.53% 34
Buckinghamshire +10 24 £413 +17.85% 15
Oxfordshire -11 24 £530 +79.66% 25
Surrey +1 21 £425 +30.76% 27
East Sussex -15 10 £325 +25.00% 24
Middlesex +6 9 £323 -6.85%
West Sussex -22 6 £244 -44.60% 5
Kent +6 3 - - 8
Home Counties - 1 £465 -
Sussex - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 238 (44.65%) C++
2 200 (37.52%) Linux
3 187 (35.08%) Software Engineering
4 153 (28.71%) Security Cleared
5 135 (25.33%) UNIX
6 120 (22.51%) SC Cleared
7 97 (18.20%) UML
8 87 (16.32%) Java
8 87 (16.32%) Project Management
9 82 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 80 (15.01%) Python
11 75 (14.07%) OOD
12 69 (12.95%) Configuration Management
13 67 (12.57%) Subversion
14 66 (12.38%) Windows
15 64 (12.01%) OO
16 61 (11.44%) ClearCase
17 59 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
18 57 (10.69%) Perl
19 56 (10.51%) Embedded C
19 56 (10.51%) Degree
20 54 (10.13%) Microsoft
20 54 (10.13%) Multithreading
21 53 (9.94%) GoogleTest
21 53 (9.94%) SQL
22 52 (9.76%) C#
23 50 (9.38%) NUnit
24 48 (9.01%) Telecoms
25 46 (8.63%) CppUnit
26 44 (8.26%) Finance

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.88%) WebLogic
2 9 (1.69%) Node.js
3 6 (1.13%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.13%) Apache
3 6 (1.13%) SAS
4 5 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (0.94%) Lync
4 5 (0.94%) CMS
5 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.56%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.56%) JBoss
6 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.19%) Zope
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 37 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.69%) MS Office
3 15 (2.81%) MS Project
4 5 (0.94%) Simulink
4 5 (0.94%) 3ds Max
5 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.56%) Maya
7 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) HFM
3 1 (0.19%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.94%) PaaS
2 4 (0.75%) SaaS
2 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Boomi
4 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.75%) LTE
2 28 (5.25%) TCP/IP
3 25 (4.69%) Firewall
4 24 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (4.32%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (4.32%) Wireless
5 23 (4.32%) LAN
5 23 (4.32%) WAN
6 22 (4.13%) SAN
6 22 (4.13%) 4G
7 20 (3.75%) WiMAX
7 20 (3.75%) SSL
8 19 (3.56%) UMTS
8 19 (3.56%) 3G
9 18 (3.38%) GSM
9 18 (3.38%) LDAP
10 16 (3.00%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (2.81%) SMTP
11 15 (2.81%) DNS
11 15 (2.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 10 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (1.88%) Ingres
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.94%) DB2
5 4 (0.75%) MySQL
5 4 (0.75%) Base SAS
6 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.19%) SQLite
8 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (12.57%) Subversion
2 61 (11.44%) ClearCase
3 53 (9.94%) GoogleTest
4 50 (9.38%) NUnit
5 46 (8.63%) CppUnit
6 44 (8.26%) Ant
7 32 (6.00%) Git (software)
8 16 (3.00%) CruiseControl
8 16 (3.00%) ClearQuest
9 15 (2.81%) Rational Rose
10 14 (2.63%) Jenkins
11 13 (2.44%) JIRA
12 11 (2.06%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (1.13%) ProC
15 5 (0.94%) TortoiseSVN
15 5 (0.94%) StarTeam
16 4 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
17 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
17 3 (0.56%) NetBeans
General
1 48 (9.01%) Telecoms
2 44 (8.26%) Finance
3 26 (4.88%) Electronics
4 17 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.25%) Games
6 10 (1.88%) Marketing
6 10 (1.88%) Retail
6 10 (1.88%) Military
7 9 (1.69%) Publishing
8 7 (1.31%) Legal
8 7 (1.31%) Banking
9 6 (1.13%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.75%) Billing
11 4 (0.75%) Automotive
11 4 (0.75%) Avionics
12 3 (0.56%) Back Office
12 3 (0.56%) Local Government
13 2 (0.38%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 123 (23.08%) Developer
2 116 (21.76%) Software Engineer
3 46 (8.63%) C Developer
4 35 (6.57%) Analyst
5 31 (5.82%) Project Manager
6 30 (5.63%) Software Developer
7 25 (4.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 23 (4.32%) Architect
9 22 (4.13%) C++ Developer
10 16 (3.00%) Consultant
11 14 (2.63%) Programmer
12 11 (2.06%) Technical Leader
13 9 (1.69%) Administrator
13 9 (1.69%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (1.50%) Technical Manager
14 8 (1.50%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (1.50%) Senior Manager
14 8 (1.50%) Programme Manager
14 8 (1.50%) iOS Developer
15 7 (1.31%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.25%) Motif
2 27 (5.07%) .NET
3 24 (4.50%) HTML
4 16 (3.00%) XML
5 15 (2.81%) Web Services
6 14 (2.63%) HTML5
7 12 (2.25%) CSS
7 12 (2.25%) Qt
8 10 (1.88%) wxWidgets
9 9 (1.69%) RESTful
10 8 (1.50%) Ajax
10 8 (1.50%) iOS SDK
11 6 (1.13%) Middleware
12 5 (0.94%) J2EE
12 5 (0.94%) SAML
12 5 (0.94%) OpenGL
12 5 (0.94%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.75%) XHTML
13 4 (0.75%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 27 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.88%) Derivative
5 18 (3.38%) Mathematics
6 17 (3.19%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (3.19%) Device Driver
7 13 (2.44%) PMI
8 12 (2.25%) User Experience
9 11 (2.06%) Open Source
10 10 (1.88%) PKI
11 9 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.69%) HACMP
11 9 (1.69%) Clustering
11 9 (1.69%) STB
12 8 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (1.50%) iPhone
13 6 (1.13%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.94%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.94%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 200 (37.52%) Linux
2 135 (25.33%) UNIX
3 66 (12.38%) Windows
4 22 (4.13%) Solaris
5 18 (3.38%) AIX
6 14 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
6 14 (2.63%) Android
7 12 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.88%) HPUX
9 8 (1.50%) NetWare
9 8 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.75%) CentOS
13 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.56%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.38%) Debian
14 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (35.08%) Software Engineering
2 97 (18.20%) UML
3 87 (16.32%) Project Management
4 75 (14.07%) OOD
5 69 (12.95%) Configuration Management
6 64 (12.01%) OO
7 59 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (10.13%) Multithreading
9 37 (6.94%) Integration Testing
10 35 (6.57%) Use Case
10 35 (6.57%) Memory Management
11 32 (6.00%) PRINCE2
12 31 (5.82%) Unit Testing
13 27 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (4.13%) ITIL
16 20 (3.75%) Migration
17 19 (3.56%) Scrum
17 19 (3.56%) Validation
18 17 (3.19%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 238 (44.65%) C++
2 87 (16.32%) Java
3 80 (15.01%) Python
4 57 (10.69%) Perl
5 56 (10.51%) Embedded C
6 53 (9.94%) SQL
7 52 (9.76%) C#
8 35 (6.57%) Shell Script
9 30 (5.63%) JavaScript
10 26 (4.88%) Bash Shell
11 23 (4.32%) Embedded C++
12 13 (2.44%) Korn
13 12 (2.25%) PHP
14 11 (2.06%) Objective-C
15 10 (1.88%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.69%) VB
17 8 (1.50%) MATLAB
17 8 (1.50%) Lua
18 7 (1.31%) PL/SQL
18 7 (1.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 153 (28.71%) Security Cleared
2 120 (22.51%) SC Cleared
3 56 (10.51%) Degree
4 18 (3.38%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.19%) PMI Certification
6 16 (3.00%) PMP
7 9 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.94%) CISSP
9 4 (0.75%) CISM
9 4 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.56%) CCNP
10 3 (0.56%) CCNA
10 3 (0.56%) MCSE
10 3 (0.56%) PhD
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.38%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.63%) QA
2 9 (1.69%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.56%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.56%) GxP
4 3 (0.56%) TickIT
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.38%) GCP
5 2 (0.38%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 24 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.44%) Firmware
4 11 (2.06%) Sendmail
5 8 (1.50%) GPFS
6 5 (0.94%) XenApp
7 3 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.56%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.38%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.19%) iptables
9 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 11 (2.06%) MIMEsweeper
2 11 (2.06%) MAILsweeper
3 9 (1.69%) NSN NetAct
4 5 (0.94%) Puppet
4 5 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.94%) Control-M
5 4 (0.75%) SCCM
6 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.56%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (0.56%) Netcool
6 3 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.56%) WMI
7 2 (0.38%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.38%) SELinux
7 2 (0.38%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.19%) Netcool/Proviso
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 54 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.88%) VMware
3 38 (7.13%) Oracle
4 25 (4.69%) Cisco
5 23 (4.32%) Ericsson
6 22 (4.13%) HP
6 22 (4.13%) IBM
7 16 (3.00%) Juniper
8 14 (2.63%) NetApp
9 13 (2.44%) Websense
9 13 (2.44%) Veritas
10 12 (2.25%) Blue Coat
11 11 (2.06%) EMC
11 11 (2.06%) McAfee
11 11 (2.06%) Huawei
12 9 (1.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 9 (1.69%) Nokia
12 9 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.69%) Amdocs
12 9 (1.69%) Cramer
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