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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 56 87 51
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -36
Contract jobs citing C 273 182 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.06% 2.17% 2.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.50% 6.33% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 63 136
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -8.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.95%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2873 2877 2958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.18% 34.27% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1463 1479
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 165 191
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 +14 111 £325 +4.83% 29
Berkshire +13 52 £410 +17.14% 34
Buckinghamshire +11 24 £400 -6.97% 9
Surrey -20 23 £363 -9.37% 23
Middlesex +5 18 £363 +17.40% 2
East Sussex +7 15 £200 - 5
West Sussex +8 11 £453 +0.66% 9
Oxfordshire +2 6 £345 -7.63% 15
Kent -3 2 £325 +2.36% 8
Sussex - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 177 (30.46%) Linux
2 164 (28.23%) Software Engineering
3 158 (27.19%) C++
4 105 (18.07%) Security Cleared
5 96 (16.52%) Windows
6 90 (15.49%) Java
7 78 (13.43%) UNIX
7 78 (13.43%) Telecoms
8 73 (12.56%) SC Cleared
9 71 (12.22%) Degree
10 67 (11.53%) SQL
11 66 (11.36%) UML
12 63 (10.84%) C#
13 60 (10.33%) Perl
14 55 (9.47%) Microsoft
15 53 (9.12%) Project Management
15 53 (9.12%) ClearCase
16 52 (8.95%) Finance
17 48 (8.26%) .NET
17 48 (8.26%) Cisco
18 47 (8.09%) Oracle
18 47 (8.09%) XML
19 46 (7.92%) Embedded C
20 45 (7.75%) Python
21 43 (7.40%) OOD
21 43 (7.40%) OO
22 42 (7.23%) ITIL
23 37 (6.37%) MS Excel
23 37 (6.37%) Configuration Management
24 36 (6.20%) SQL Server

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 31 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.58%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.89%) Apache
3 11 (1.89%) IIS
4 7 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.52%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.34%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.17%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 37 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.99%) MS Office
3 7 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) Simulink
4 5 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.69%) MS Project
6 3 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.69%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.69%) SaaS
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.34%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) IaaS
3 2 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.34%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.96%) DVB
2 23 (3.96%) Firewall
3 22 (3.79%) SAN
4 21 (3.61%) Internet
5 17 (2.93%) DNS
6 15 (2.58%) LAN
6 15 (2.58%) IPv6
7 13 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (2.07%) Wireless
9 11 (1.89%) MPLS
9 11 (1.89%) Network Security
10 10 (1.72%) LDAP
11 9 (1.55%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.38%) VPN
13 7 (1.20%) 3G
13 7 (1.20%) IPv4
13 7 (1.20%) NAS
13 7 (1.20%) LTE
14 6 (1.03%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.75%) MySQL
4 15 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.89%) SQLPlus
5 11 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.55%) DB2
7 9 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.03%) QlikView
9 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (0.86%) Big Data
11 4 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 53 (9.12%) ClearCase
2 27 (4.65%) Subversion
3 20 (3.44%) Visual Studio
4 19 (3.27%) GDB
5 18 (3.10%) NUnit
6 17 (2.93%) Ant
6 17 (2.93%) GoogleTest
6 17 (2.93%) CppUnit
7 14 (2.41%) Rational Rose
8 10 (1.72%) Git (software)
8 10 (1.72%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.55%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.38%) Hudson
10 8 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.20%) Selenium
12 5 (0.86%) AppScan
13 4 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.69%) JIRA
13 4 (0.69%) NetBeans
General
1 78 (13.43%) Telecoms
2 52 (8.95%) Finance
3 30 (5.16%) Military
4 15 (2.58%) Retail
5 13 (2.24%) Games
5 13 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.24%) Back Office
6 11 (1.89%) Electronics
7 9 (1.55%) Banking
8 6 (1.03%) Marketing
8 6 (1.03%) German Language
8 6 (1.03%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.69%) Avionics
9 4 (0.69%) Automotive
9 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 130 (22.38%) Software Engineer
2 123 (21.17%) Developer
3 40 (6.88%) Analyst
4 39 (6.71%) Consultant
5 34 (5.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 33 (5.68%) Architect
7 29 (4.99%) C Developer
8 27 (4.65%) Software Developer
9 23 (3.96%) Business Analyst
10 22 (3.79%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.10%) C++ Developer
12 17 (2.93%) Support Engineer
13 13 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (2.24%) Test Engineer
14 12 (2.07%) Programmer
15 11 (1.89%) Design Engineer
16 10 (1.72%) Development Engineer
16 10 (1.72%) Network Engineer
16 10 (1.72%) Senior Software Engineer
17 9 (1.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.26%) .NET
2 47 (8.09%) XML
3 32 (5.51%) POSIX
4 24 (4.13%) HTML
5 17 (2.93%) Motif
6 15 (2.58%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.58%) jQuery
7 13 (2.24%) CSS
7 13 (2.24%) Web Services
8 12 (2.07%) Middleware
9 10 (1.72%) WCF
9 10 (1.72%) STL
10 9 (1.55%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.55%) Ajax
11 8 (1.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (1.38%) XSLT
12 7 (1.20%) XSD
12 7 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.03%) REST
13 6 (1.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.02%) DTV
2 27 (4.65%) Mathematics
2 27 (4.65%) Embedded Systems
3 23 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.44%) STB
5 19 (3.27%) Device Driver
6 14 (2.41%) Derivative
7 13 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.07%) Replication
9 10 (1.72%) Open Source
10 9 (1.55%) Firmware
11 8 (1.38%) Clustering
11 8 (1.38%) HACMP
12 7 (1.20%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.86%) CESG
13 5 (0.86%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (0.86%) Robotics
14 4 (0.69%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 177 (30.46%) Linux
2 96 (16.52%) Windows
3 78 (13.43%) UNIX
4 28 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (3.44%) Embedded Linux
7 19 (3.27%) Android
8 17 (2.93%) AIX
9 16 (2.75%) Solaris
10 11 (1.89%) HPUX
10 11 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.55%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.38%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.86%) NetWare
14 5 (0.86%) Debian
15 4 (0.69%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (28.23%) Software Engineering
2 66 (11.36%) UML
3 53 (9.12%) Project Management
4 43 (7.40%) OOD
4 43 (7.40%) OO
5 42 (7.23%) ITIL
6 37 (6.37%) Configuration Management
7 34 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (5.68%) Multithreading
9 31 (5.34%) PRINCE2
9 31 (5.34%) Embedded Software Development
10 25 (4.30%) Migration
11 21 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (3.61%) Software Architecture
12 19 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (2.93%) Use Case
14 16 (2.75%) Memory Management
14 16 (2.75%) SOA
15 15 (2.58%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.19%) C++
2 90 (15.49%) Java
3 67 (11.53%) SQL
4 63 (10.84%) C#
5 60 (10.33%) Perl
6 46 (7.92%) Embedded C
7 45 (7.75%) Python
8 33 (5.68%) Shell Script
9 26 (4.48%) JavaScript
9 26 (4.48%) PHP
10 19 (3.27%) Bash Shell
11 18 (3.10%) VB
12 14 (2.41%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.24%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.07%) Korn
15 9 (1.55%) Assembly Language
16 8 (1.38%) Ruby
17 7 (1.20%) MATLAB
18 6 (1.03%) VBScript
18 6 (1.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 105 (18.07%) Security Cleared
2 73 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 71 (12.22%) Degree
4 16 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.55%) MCSE
6 9 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.20%) CCDA
7 7 (1.20%) CCDP
7 7 (1.20%) ISEB
8 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.03%) CCNP
8 6 (1.03%) PMP
8 6 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.86%) CISSP
9 5 (0.86%) CISM
9 5 (0.86%) MCTS
9 5 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.69%) CBAP
10 4 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.24%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.89%) SLA
3 5 (0.86%) QA
3 5 (0.86%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 11 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.86%) Sendmail
2 5 (0.86%) GPFS
3 4 (0.69%) vSphere
3 4 (0.69%) Xen
3 4 (0.69%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.52%) OCFS2
4 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.34%) KVM
5 2 (0.34%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.34%) XenApp
5 2 (0.34%) NFS
6 1 (0.17%) NLBS
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (2.58%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.03%) Ionix
2 6 (1.03%) Netcool/Webtop
2 6 (1.03%) Netcool
2 6 (1.03%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.34%) SCCM
5 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) MOM
6 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.17%) YUM
6 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (9.47%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.26%) Cisco
3 47 (8.09%) Oracle
4 29 (4.99%) HP
5 25 (4.30%) IBM
6 24 (4.13%) VMware
7 15 (2.58%) EMC
8 13 (2.24%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.89%) Juniper
10 9 (1.55%) Sun
10 9 (1.55%) NetApp
11 7 (1.20%) Adobe
11 7 (1.20%) SAP
11 7 (1.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (1.03%) Brocade
12 6 (1.03%) Intel
12 6 (1.03%) Nokia
12 6 (1.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (0.86%) Veritas
13 5 (0.86%) Hitachi
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Merlin Entertainments plc
Rate: £8.50 p/h + Benefits - 6 month FTC
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 14 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 19 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago