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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 55 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing C 302 284 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.12% 3.39% 3.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.74% 10.66% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 118 109
Average daily rate £321 £323 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 56 85
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £15.47 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3102 2664 3274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.03% 31.83% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1328 1593
Average daily rate £335 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 213 204
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.33 £19.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 134 £315 +5.00% 37
Berkshire +1 71 £325 -18.75% 56
Surrey -19 31 £350 +12.00% 30
Buckinghamshire -15 14 £320 - 11
Oxfordshire +3 12 £310 - 42
East Sussex -4 8 £400 -25.23% 4
West Sussex -5 8 £303 -22.43% 15
Middlesex -8 8 £403 +30.89% 3
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 3
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 179 (35.10%) C++
2 157 (30.78%) Software Engineering
3 154 (30.20%) Linux
4 95 (18.63%) Java
5 91 (17.84%) Security Cleared
6 86 (16.86%) C#
7 80 (15.69%) Telecoms
8 76 (14.90%) Windows
9 72 (14.12%) UML
10 69 (13.53%) Project Management
11 67 (13.14%) SQL
12 64 (12.55%) UNIX
13 63 (12.35%) SC Cleared
14 61 (11.96%) Degree
14 61 (11.96%) Microsoft
15 56 (10.98%) ClearCase
16 55 (10.78%) OOD
17 52 (10.20%) Perl
18 45 (8.82%) OO
18 45 (8.82%) Finance
19 43 (8.43%) XML
19 43 (8.43%) Configuration Management
20 39 (7.65%) .NET
20 39 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
21 38 (7.45%) SQL Server
21 38 (7.45%) Embedded C
22 37 (7.25%) Oracle
22 37 (7.25%) SharePoint
22 37 (7.25%) Subversion
23 35 (6.86%) Python

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.14%) IIS
3 15 (2.94%) Apache
4 11 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.18%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.59%) Documentum
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.39%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.39%) Liferay
10 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.90%) MS Office
3 15 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.37%) MS Project
5 5 (0.98%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.39%) Simulink
8 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.39%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.39%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.92%) Internet
2 18 (3.53%) LAN
3 15 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.75%) DNS
5 13 (2.55%) DVB
6 10 (1.96%) Wireless
6 10 (1.96%) SAN
7 9 (1.76%) Firewall
8 8 (1.57%) HTTP
9 7 (1.37%) VPN
9 7 (1.37%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.18%) IPv6
10 6 (1.18%) MPLS
10 6 (1.18%) LDAP
10 6 (1.18%) NAS
11 5 (0.98%) Network Security
11 5 (0.98%) NFC
11 5 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (0.98%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.98%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.96%) MySQL
7 9 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.57%) Big Data
9 7 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.37%) SQLPlus
9 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.18%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.18%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.98%) QlikView
11 5 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (10.98%) ClearCase
2 37 (7.25%) Subversion
3 30 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 25 (4.90%) Ant
5 24 (4.71%) NUnit
6 23 (4.51%) CppUnit
6 23 (4.51%) GoogleTest
7 18 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.55%) Git (software)
8 13 (2.55%) Rational Rose
8 13 (2.55%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.76%) Selenium
9 9 (1.76%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.57%) Hudson
11 6 (1.18%) CruiseControl
11 6 (1.18%) JUnit
11 6 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.78%) NetBeans
13 3 (0.59%) Toad
13 3 (0.59%) ClearQuest
General
1 80 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 45 (8.82%) Finance
3 17 (3.33%) Games
4 16 (3.14%) Back Office
5 13 (2.55%) Military
6 12 (2.35%) Retail
7 11 (2.16%) Electronics
8 9 (1.76%) Billing
9 7 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.98%) Banking
10 5 (0.98%) Marketing
11 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.78%) Automotive
11 4 (0.78%) German Language
12 3 (0.59%) Advertising
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) Legal
13 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.39%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 122 (23.92%) Software Engineer
2 85 (16.67%) Developer
3 28 (5.49%) Project Manager
3 28 (5.49%) Consultant
4 26 (5.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 25 (4.90%) Analyst
6 21 (4.12%) Architect
7 20 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (3.14%) Support Engineer
9 15 (2.94%) C++ Developer
10 13 (2.55%) Network Engineer
10 13 (2.55%) Software Developer
10 13 (2.55%) Business Analyst
10 13 (2.55%) C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (2.35%) Test Engineer
12 11 (2.16%) C Developer
13 10 (1.96%) Designer
14 9 (1.76%) Senior Software Engineer
14 9 (1.76%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (1.76%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.43%) XML
2 39 (7.65%) .NET
3 33 (6.47%) POSIX
4 23 (4.51%) Motif
5 18 (3.53%) HTML
5 18 (3.53%) Web Services
6 13 (2.55%) WCF
7 12 (2.35%) ASP.NET
8 11 (2.16%) STL
8 11 (2.16%) .NET Framework
9 10 (1.96%) CSS
9 10 (1.96%) Middleware
10 9 (1.76%) Ajax
11 8 (1.57%) XSD
11 8 (1.57%) jQuery
12 6 (1.18%) JSP
12 6 (1.18%) MapReduce
12 6 (1.18%) Qt
12 6 (1.18%) WPF
13 5 (0.98%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.27%) DTV
2 31 (6.08%) Embedded Systems
3 23 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.92%) Mathematics
5 14 (2.75%) Derivative
6 11 (2.16%) Device Driver
6 11 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.96%) Replication
8 8 (1.57%) STB
8 8 (1.57%) Firmware
9 7 (1.37%) Open Source
10 6 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.18%) Clustering
10 6 (1.18%) PMI
11 5 (0.98%) Wiki
11 5 (0.98%) Robotics
12 4 (0.78%) Handset
12 4 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 154 (30.20%) Linux
2 76 (14.90%) Windows
3 64 (12.55%) UNIX
4 20 (3.92%) Embedded Linux
4 20 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.33%) Android
7 12 (2.35%) Solaris
8 10 (1.96%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.37%) AIX
10 7 (1.37%) HPUX
11 6 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.59%) NetWare
14 2 (0.39%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.39%) VMS
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (30.78%) Software Engineering
2 72 (14.12%) UML
3 69 (13.53%) Project Management
4 55 (10.78%) OOD
5 45 (8.82%) OO
6 43 (8.43%) Configuration Management
7 39 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (6.86%) PRINCE2
9 32 (6.27%) Multithreading
10 30 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (5.88%) ITIL
11 24 (4.71%) Migration
12 22 (4.31%) RUP
12 22 (4.31%) TDD
13 20 (3.92%) Use Case
14 18 (3.53%) Memory Management
15 17 (3.33%) Change Management
16 16 (3.14%) Scrum
16 16 (3.14%) Unified Process
16 16 (3.14%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (35.10%) C++
2 95 (18.63%) Java
3 86 (16.86%) C#
4 67 (13.14%) SQL
5 52 (10.20%) Perl
6 38 (7.45%) Embedded C
7 35 (6.86%) Python
8 29 (5.69%) Shell Script
9 25 (4.90%) JavaScript
10 21 (4.12%) PHP
11 20 (3.92%) VB
12 16 (3.14%) PL/SQL
13 15 (2.94%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.35%) Ruby
15 11 (2.16%) VC++
16 9 (1.76%) Embedded C++
17 6 (1.18%) Korn
17 6 (1.18%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.98%) UnrealScript
19 4 (0.78%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 91 (17.84%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 61 (11.96%) Degree
4 18 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.35%) ISEB
5 12 (2.35%) PMP
5 12 (2.35%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.37%) MCSE
7 7 (1.37%) CCNA
7 7 (1.37%) CCDA
7 7 (1.37%) CCDP
7 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.37%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.18%) CCNP
9 5 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.98%) MCTS
10 4 (0.78%) MCSD
11 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.55%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.37%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) SLA
3 4 (0.78%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.18%) Sendmail
3 5 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.98%) Xen
3 5 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.78%) NFS
4 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.39%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.39%) KVM
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) XenServer
6 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.20%) NLBS
6 1 (0.20%) UAG
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.57%) Netcool
2 8 (1.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 8 (1.57%) Ionix
2 8 (1.57%) Netcool/Webtop
3 4 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.59%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.39%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) SCOM
6 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) YUM
6 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.20%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.20%) MOM
Vendors
1 61 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.25%) Oracle
3 32 (6.27%) Cisco
4 26 (5.10%) HP
5 14 (2.75%) IBM
6 13 (2.55%) EMC
6 13 (2.55%) VMware
7 10 (1.96%) Juniper
8 9 (1.76%) McAfee
8 9 (1.76%) NetApp
8 9 (1.76%) Perforce
9 7 (1.37%) Sun
9 7 (1.37%) Brocade
10 6 (1.18%) Blue Coat
10 6 (1.18%) Serena
10 6 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (1.18%) JBoss
10 6 (1.18%) Altera
11 5 (0.98%) SAP
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £35
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Huxley Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £340 - £380 per day + Flexibility
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £341 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
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