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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 67 65 86
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs citing C 245 221 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.62% 2.66% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.81% 8.01% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 101 45
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £413 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
3137 2759 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.60% 33.15% 31.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1443 1231
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £245
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 112 133 172
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.46 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 104 £318 +2.91% 33
Berkshire -6 44 £338 +0.74% 40
Surrey -17 33 £430 +22.85% 62
Buckinghamshire -4 27 £275 -21.20% 13
Middlesex +2 8 £325 - 4
Kent -3 6 £410 - 10
East Sussex -11 6 £325 +30.00% 3
Oxfordshire -12 5 £575 +64.28% 17
West Sussex -15 4 £275 +89.82% 4
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 188 (37.83%) Linux
2 179 (36.02%) C++
3 176 (35.41%) Software Engineering
4 159 (31.99%) Security Cleared
5 132 (26.56%) SC Cleared
6 126 (25.35%) UNIX
7 92 (18.51%) UML
8 84 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
9 83 (16.70%) Windows
10 79 (15.90%) Python
11 72 (14.49%) Microsoft
11 72 (14.49%) Configuration Management
12 69 (13.88%) ClearCase
13 64 (12.88%) Project Management
14 63 (12.68%) Java
14 63 (12.68%) SQL
15 60 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
15 60 (12.07%) Subversion
16 59 (11.87%) OOD
17 52 (10.46%) Perl
18 51 (10.26%) MS Excel
18 51 (10.26%) NUnit
18 51 (10.26%) GoogleTest
19 50 (10.06%) CppUnit
20 48 (9.66%) OO
21 47 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
22 46 (9.26%) Embedded C
23 43 (8.65%) Finance
24 42 (8.45%) Motif
25 41 (8.25%) Ant

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (1.61%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.41%) CMS
3 5 (1.01%) Apache
3 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.80%) JBoss
4 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.60%) Lync
5 3 (0.60%) Node.js
5 3 (0.60%) Confluence
5 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.60%) SAS
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.20%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.20%) Moodle
Applications
1 51 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.23%) MS Office
3 6 (1.21%) MS Project
4 5 (1.01%) Simulink
5 4 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.20%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.60%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.20%) HFM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.80%) PaaS
4 3 (0.60%) IaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.20%) Office 365
6 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.24%) Firewall
2 25 (5.03%) DNS
3 24 (4.83%) TCP/IP
4 20 (4.02%) 3G
5 19 (3.82%) LTE
6 17 (3.42%) SAN
7 16 (3.22%) SSL
8 15 (3.02%) LAN
8 15 (3.02%) WAN
9 14 (2.82%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (2.62%) DHCP
10 13 (2.62%) LDAP
10 13 (2.62%) DVB
11 12 (2.41%) SMTP
11 12 (2.41%) Network Security
12 11 (2.21%) WiMAX
12 11 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (2.01%) Ethernet
13 10 (2.01%) Wireless
13 10 (2.01%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.23%) Ingres
2 24 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (3.02%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.01%) DB2
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.60%) MySQL
9 2 (0.40%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.20%) DataStax
10 1 (0.20%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 69 (13.88%) ClearCase
2 60 (12.07%) Subversion
3 51 (10.26%) NUnit
3 51 (10.26%) GoogleTest
4 50 (10.06%) CppUnit
5 41 (8.25%) Ant
6 34 (6.84%) CruiseControl
7 25 (5.03%) ClearQuest
8 16 (3.22%) Rational Rose
8 16 (3.22%) Jenkins
9 12 (2.41%) Git (software)
9 12 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (2.41%) JIRA
10 11 (2.21%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.80%) NetBeans
11 4 (0.80%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.80%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.80%) CMake
General
1 43 (8.65%) Finance
2 33 (6.64%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.22%) Retail
4 14 (2.82%) Military
5 12 (2.41%) Electronics
6 11 (2.21%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.61%) Banking
7 8 (1.61%) Automotive
7 8 (1.61%) Avionics
8 6 (1.21%) Games
9 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 3 (0.60%) Advertising
10 3 (0.60%) Legal
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 127 (25.55%) Software Engineer
2 94 (18.91%) Developer
3 37 (7.44%) Software Developer
4 35 (7.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 33 (6.64%) Analyst
6 25 (5.03%) Architect
7 21 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 20 (4.02%) Consultant
8 20 (4.02%) Linux Engineer
9 19 (3.82%) C Developer
10 15 (3.02%) Senior Software Engineer
11 14 (2.82%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.62%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (2.62%) Service Analyst
12 13 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (2.41%) Technical Leader
14 11 (2.21%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 11 (2.21%) C++ Developer
15 10 (2.01%) Design Engineer
16 9 (1.81%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.45%) Motif
2 30 (6.04%) XML
3 29 (5.84%) .NET
4 24 (4.83%) wxWidgets
5 18 (3.62%) HTML
6 15 (3.02%) CSS
7 13 (2.62%) POSIX
8 12 (2.41%) jQuery
9 10 (2.01%) Web Services
10 9 (1.81%) Ajax
11 7 (1.41%) HTML5
12 6 (1.21%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.21%) Swing
12 6 (1.21%) Qt
13 5 (1.01%) REST
13 5 (1.01%) CSS3
13 5 (1.01%) SOAP
13 5 (1.01%) Middleware
14 4 (0.80%) WSDL
14 4 (0.80%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.23%) Device Driver
4 18 (3.62%) Derivative
5 16 (3.22%) Mathematics
6 15 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.82%) STB
7 14 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (2.62%) DTV
9 11 (2.21%) PKI
10 9 (1.81%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.81%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.61%) Clustering
12 7 (1.41%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.41%) AS400
13 6 (1.21%) iSeries
14 5 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.01%) User Experience
14 5 (1.01%) Wiki
14 5 (1.01%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 188 (37.83%) Linux
2 126 (25.35%) UNIX
3 83 (16.70%) Windows
4 20 (4.02%) Embedded Linux
4 20 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.62%) AIX
6 17 (3.42%) Solaris
7 16 (3.22%) Android
7 16 (3.22%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.62%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.21%) HPUX
12 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.80%) CentOS
13 3 (0.60%) i5/OS
13 3 (0.60%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.60%) NetWare
13 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.60%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (35.41%) Software Engineering
2 92 (18.51%) UML
3 72 (14.49%) Configuration Management
4 64 (12.88%) Project Management
5 60 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (11.87%) OOD
7 48 (9.66%) OO
8 47 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (7.44%) Use Case
10 35 (7.04%) Multithreading
11 32 (6.44%) ITIL
12 27 (5.43%) Memory Management
13 26 (5.23%) Integration Testing
14 25 (5.03%) Refactoring
15 18 (3.62%) Scrum
16 17 (3.42%) Unified Process
16 17 (3.42%) RUP
17 16 (3.22%) Migration
17 16 (3.22%) Unit Testing
17 16 (3.22%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (36.02%) C++
2 79 (15.90%) Python
3 63 (12.68%) Java
3 63 (12.68%) SQL
4 52 (10.46%) Perl
5 46 (9.26%) Embedded C
6 40 (8.05%) C#
7 31 (6.24%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.23%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.62%) VB
9 18 (3.62%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.42%) Embedded C++
11 14 (2.82%) Korn
12 12 (2.41%) Ada
13 11 (2.21%) Bourne shell
13 11 (2.21%) PHP
14 9 (1.81%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.21%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.21%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 159 (31.99%) Security Cleared
2 132 (26.56%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.04%) Degree
4 24 (4.83%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (2.21%) ISEB
7 10 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.01%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.61%) MCSE
9 6 (1.21%) CCA
9 6 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.21%) HNC
10 5 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.01%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.80%) CISSP
11 4 (0.80%) PMP
12 3 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.60%) CISM
12 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.22%) QA
2 10 (2.01%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.80%) SLA
4 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.41%) NFS
4 9 (1.81%) Sendmail
5 8 (1.61%) Firmware
5 8 (1.61%) Xen
6 4 (0.80%) XenApp
7 3 (0.60%) GPFS
7 3 (0.60%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.40%) Samba
8 2 (0.40%) vSphere
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (2.21%) NetBackup
2 9 (1.81%) MIMEsweeper
2 9 (1.81%) MAILsweeper
2 9 (1.81%) Nagios
3 7 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
3 7 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.41%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.80%) WMI
4 4 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.60%) SCCM
5 3 (0.60%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.60%) Control-M
6 2 (0.40%) YaST
6 2 (0.40%) Puppet
6 2 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.40%) WSUS
6 2 (0.40%) SCOM
6 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 72 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.25%) VMware
3 31 (6.24%) Red Hat
4 29 (5.84%) HP
5 26 (5.23%) Oracle
6 19 (3.82%) IBM
7 16 (3.22%) EMC
8 15 (3.02%) Citrix
8 15 (3.02%) Veritas
9 14 (2.82%) Ericsson
9 14 (2.82%) Cisco
10 13 (2.62%) NetApp
10 13 (2.62%) Juniper
11 11 (2.21%) Websense
12 10 (2.01%) McAfee
12 10 (2.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 9 (1.81%) Isilon
13 9 (1.81%) Blue Coat
13 9 (1.81%) Nokia
14 7 (1.41%) Amdocs
Surrey
Volt
Rate: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Sussex
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £220 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £220 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 375 per day GBP
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £328.13 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago