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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 65 69 81
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing C 263 225 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.65% 2.64% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.01% 7.73% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 101 50
Average daily rate
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£348 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 47
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.75 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.94%
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
3282 2912 2702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.10% 34.16% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1583 1384
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 181
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +16 99 £305 -2.49% 16
Buckinghamshire +10 44 £350 -12.50% 3
Berkshire -20 42 £400 +138.80% 28
Surrey -17 40 £428 +25.73% 33
Middlesex -4 8 £424 -9.88% 3
Oxfordshire -19 7 £343 +19.13% 23
East Sussex +1 5 £325 -
Kent -2 5 £110 - 1
West Sussex -2 4 £300 -33.33% 10
Sussex - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 201 (38.43%) Linux
2 181 (34.61%) Software Engineering
3 169 (32.31%) C++
4 145 (27.72%) Security Cleared
5 118 (22.56%) SC Cleared
6 117 (22.37%) UNIX
7 89 (17.02%) Windows
8 81 (15.49%) UML
9 78 (14.91%) Python
10 72 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
11 69 (13.19%) ClearCase
12 68 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (12.62%) Java
14 64 (12.24%) Microsoft
15 61 (11.66%) SQL
16 57 (10.90%) Configuration Management
17 54 (10.33%) Project Management
18 51 (9.75%) Perl
19 50 (9.56%) Subversion
20 49 (9.37%) Embedded C
21 48 (9.18%) OOD
22 44 (8.41%) OO
23 43 (8.22%) MS Excel
24 41 (7.84%) Telecoms
25 40 (7.65%) NUnit
25 40 (7.65%) GoogleTest
25 40 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
26 39 (7.46%) CppUnit
26 39 (7.46%) VMware
26 39 (7.46%) C#

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (1.72%) Apache
2 8 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.34%) CMS
3 7 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.15%) JBoss
4 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.76%) IIS
6 3 (0.57%) Lync
6 3 (0.57%) Node.js
6 3 (0.57%) Confluence
6 3 (0.57%) SAS
6 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.19%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.19%) Moodle
Applications
1 43 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.54%) MS Office
3 8 (1.53%) Simulink
4 5 (0.96%) MS Project
4 5 (0.96%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) SAP SRM
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.38%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) HFM
3 1 (0.19%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.57%) PaaS
3 3 (0.57%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.93%) Firewall
2 24 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 23 (4.40%) DNS
4 22 (4.21%) DVB
5 16 (3.06%) SAN
5 16 (3.06%) 3G
6 14 (2.68%) Network Security
7 13 (2.49%) DHCP
8 12 (2.29%) LDAP
9 11 (2.10%) LTE
9 11 (2.10%) Wireless
9 11 (2.10%) LAN
9 11 (2.10%) WAN
9 11 (2.10%) Internet
10 10 (1.91%) SSL
11 9 (1.72%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.53%) VoIP
13 7 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.21%) Ingres
2 20 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (3.63%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.10%) MySQL
5 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.15%) DB2
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.57%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.19%) QlikView
11 1 (0.19%) DataStax
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.19%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 69 (13.19%) ClearCase
2 50 (9.56%) Subversion
3 40 (7.65%) NUnit
3 40 (7.65%) GoogleTest
4 39 (7.46%) CppUnit
5 33 (6.31%) Ant
6 26 (4.97%) CruiseControl
7 22 (4.21%) ClearQuest
8 14 (2.68%) Jenkins
9 13 (2.49%) Rational Rose
10 11 (2.10%) JIRA
11 10 (1.91%) Visual Studio
11 10 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (1.72%) Git (software)
13 6 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
13 6 (1.15%) GDB
14 5 (0.96%) Selenium
14 5 (0.96%) NetBeans
15 4 (0.76%) LoadRunner
15 4 (0.76%) Bugzilla
General
1 41 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 38 (7.27%) Finance
3 14 (2.68%) Retail
4 12 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.29%) Aerospace
4 12 (2.29%) Military
5 11 (2.10%) Electronics
6 8 (1.53%) Automotive
6 8 (1.53%) Banking
7 7 (1.34%) Avionics
8 5 (0.96%) Games
9 4 (0.76%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Marketing
10 3 (0.57%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (25.81%) Software Engineer
2 104 (19.89%) Developer
3 46 (8.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 35 (6.69%) Software Developer
5 34 (6.50%) Analyst
6 25 (4.78%) Architect
7 23 (4.40%) Consultant
8 22 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
9 21 (4.02%) C Developer
10 16 (3.06%) Senior Software Engineer
11 15 (2.87%) Project Manager
12 13 (2.49%) Design Engineer
13 12 (2.29%) Support Analyst
13 12 (2.29%) C++ Developer
14 11 (2.10%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
14 11 (2.10%) Service Desk Analyst
14 11 (2.10%) 1st Line Support
14 11 (2.10%) Service Analyst
14 11 (2.10%) Business Analyst
15 10 (1.91%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.50%) XML
2 33 (6.31%) Motif
3 29 (5.54%) .NET
4 23 (4.40%) HTML
5 20 (3.82%) POSIX
5 20 (3.82%) CSS
5 20 (3.82%) wxWidgets
6 19 (3.63%) jQuery
7 11 (2.10%) Ajax
7 11 (2.10%) Web Services
8 9 (1.72%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.53%) REST
9 8 (1.53%) HTML5
10 7 (1.34%) Swing
10 7 (1.34%) Middleware
11 6 (1.15%) SOAP
11 6 (1.15%) Qt
12 5 (0.96%) JSON
12 5 (0.96%) Java SE
12 5 (0.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.97%) DTV
3 24 (4.59%) Device Driver
4 23 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.02%) STB
6 19 (3.63%) Embedded Systems
7 18 (3.44%) Mathematics
8 14 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.68%) Derivative
9 11 (2.10%) Open Source
10 9 (1.72%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.72%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.72%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.53%) Clustering
12 7 (1.34%) PKI
12 7 (1.34%) Wiki
12 7 (1.34%) AS400
13 6 (1.15%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.15%) User Experience
13 6 (1.15%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 201 (38.43%) Linux
2 117 (22.37%) UNIX
3 89 (17.02%) Windows
4 24 (4.59%) Embedded Linux
5 22 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (3.82%) Windows 7
7 19 (3.63%) Android
7 19 (3.63%) AIX
7 19 (3.63%) Solaris
8 18 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.87%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.15%) HPUX
11 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.76%) CentOS
13 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.57%) i5/OS
13 3 (0.57%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (34.61%) Software Engineering
2 81 (15.49%) UML
3 68 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (10.90%) Configuration Management
5 54 (10.33%) Project Management
6 48 (9.18%) OOD
7 44 (8.41%) OO
8 40 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (6.88%) ITIL
10 30 (5.74%) Use Case
11 25 (4.78%) Multithreading
11 25 (4.78%) Refactoring
12 21 (4.02%) Integration Testing
13 20 (3.82%) Scrum
13 20 (3.82%) Unit Testing
13 20 (3.82%) Memory Management
14 19 (3.63%) Embedded Software Development
15 17 (3.25%) Software Architecture
15 17 (3.25%) Migration
16 15 (2.87%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 169 (32.31%) C++
2 78 (14.91%) Python
3 66 (12.62%) Java
4 61 (11.66%) SQL
5 51 (9.75%) Perl
6 49 (9.37%) Embedded C
7 39 (7.46%) C#
8 37 (7.07%) JavaScript
9 21 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.82%) Shell Script
11 19 (3.63%) VB
12 18 (3.44%) Korn
13 17 (3.25%) Embedded C++
14 15 (2.87%) PHP
15 11 (2.10%) Bourne shell
15 11 (2.10%) Ada
16 10 (1.91%) MATLAB
16 10 (1.91%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.34%) PL/SQL
18 6 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 145 (27.72%) Security Cleared
2 118 (22.56%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.69%) Degree
4 22 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.91%) ISEB
5 10 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.91%) MCSE
5 10 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (1.91%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.15%) CCA
6 6 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.15%) HNC
7 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.57%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.57%) HND
9 3 (0.57%) MCP
9 3 (0.57%) IBM Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.68%) QA
2 10 (1.91%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.76%) SLA
4 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.38%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.63%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.49%) NFS
4 11 (2.10%) Firmware
5 8 (1.53%) Xen
6 6 (1.15%) Sendmail
7 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.76%) vSphere
8 3 (0.57%) XenApp
8 3 (0.57%) GPFS
8 3 (0.57%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.38%) Samba
9 2 (0.38%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.19%) Nmap
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (2.10%) NetBackup
2 9 (1.72%) Nagios
3 7 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.15%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.15%) MIMEsweeper
4 6 (1.15%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (0.76%) WMI
6 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.57%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.38%) Control-M
7 2 (0.38%) SCCM
7 2 (0.38%) SCOM
7 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.38%) YaST
7 2 (0.38%) Puppet
8 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 64 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.46%) VMware
3 34 (6.50%) Red Hat
4 33 (6.31%) HP
5 29 (5.54%) Oracle
6 21 (4.02%) IBM
7 18 (3.44%) EMC
8 17 (3.25%) Cisco
9 14 (2.68%) Citrix
10 13 (2.49%) Veritas
11 10 (1.91%) NetApp
11 10 (1.91%) Juniper
12 9 (1.72%) Isilon
13 7 (1.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 7 (1.34%) SAP
13 7 (1.34%) Websense
13 7 (1.34%) McAfee
14 6 (1.15%) Nokia
14 6 (1.15%) Sun
14 6 (1.15%) Blue Coat
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Fintrax
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Parity Resources
Rate: £320 - £345 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 per hour + Circa DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £36 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Crawley
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Redhill
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago