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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 78 60 87
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Contract jobs citing C 242 275 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.45% 2.95% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.04% 9.02% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 135 72
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 45
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £15.25 £16.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
3436 3050 3142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.73% 32.74% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2188 1681 1664
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 140
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -13 71 £331 -5.35% 21
Berkshire -4 55 £350 -12.50% 35
Surrey -10 27 £400 +6.60% 29
Middlesex +9 23 £350 -6.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -26 19 £350 -10.25% 20
East Sussex +19 17 £370 -2.63% 7
West Sussex -6 16 £388 +71.27% 4
Oxfordshire -15 8 £330 -26.66% 28
Kent -1 3 - - 12
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 212 (40.93%) C++
2 181 (34.94%) Linux
3 166 (32.05%) Software Engineering
4 126 (24.32%) Security Cleared
5 110 (21.24%) UNIX
6 97 (18.73%) SC Cleared
7 80 (15.44%) UML
8 78 (15.06%) Java
9 75 (14.48%) Telecoms
10 65 (12.55%) Python
11 64 (12.36%) Degree
12 63 (12.16%) Project Management
12 63 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (11.78%) Perl
14 60 (11.58%) OO
15 58 (11.20%) SQL
16 56 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
17 53 (10.23%) Multithreading
17 53 (10.23%) Oracle
17 53 (10.23%) OOD
18 50 (9.65%) Windows
19 45 (8.69%) Embedded C
20 43 (8.30%) C#
21 42 (8.11%) Finance
22 41 (7.92%) Microsoft
23 37 (7.14%) Configuration Management
23 37 (7.14%) ClearCase
23 37 (7.14%) Unit Testing
24 36 (6.95%) Subversion
25 35 (6.76%) Embedded Systems

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 13 (2.51%) SAS
2 12 (2.32%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.54%) IIS
4 8 (1.54%) Apache
5 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.58%) GlassFish
5 3 (0.58%) JBoss
5 3 (0.58%) Lync
6 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.39%) CMS
6 2 (0.39%) WordPress
6 2 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.39%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 31 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.02%) MS Office
3 12 (2.32%) MS Project
4 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.58%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.58%) Simulink
5 3 (0.58%) Maya
5 3 (0.58%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.39%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.39%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.77%) SaaS
1 4 (0.77%) IaaS
2 2 (0.39%) PaaS
2 2 (0.39%) Taleo
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.18%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.25%) LAN
3 20 (3.86%) WAN
4 19 (3.67%) VPN
5 17 (3.28%) HTTP
5 17 (3.28%) LDAP
5 17 (3.28%) Wireless
5 17 (3.28%) LTE
6 16 (3.09%) SAN
7 15 (2.90%) Firewall
8 14 (2.70%) DNS
9 12 (2.32%) SSL
9 12 (2.32%) DVB
10 10 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (1.93%) 3G
10 10 (1.93%) SMTP
10 10 (1.93%) FTP
11 9 (1.74%) Internet
11 9 (1.74%) FCoE
11 9 (1.74%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.93%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.16%) MySQL
6 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.77%) DB2
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.39%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 36 (6.95%) Subversion
3 30 (5.79%) GoogleTest
4 25 (4.83%) NUnit
5 20 (3.86%) Ant
6 19 (3.67%) Rational DOORS
7 17 (3.28%) CppUnit
8 13 (2.51%) Git (software)
8 13 (2.51%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.93%) JIRA
10 9 (1.74%) Rational Rose
11 8 (1.54%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.16%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.97%) ClearQuest
13 5 (0.97%) Hudson
13 5 (0.97%) NetBeans
14 4 (0.77%) Maven
15 3 (0.58%) StarTeam
15 3 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 3 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 75 (14.48%) Telecoms
2 42 (8.11%) Finance
3 25 (4.83%) Electronics
3 25 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.70%) Marketing
5 12 (2.32%) Games
5 12 (2.32%) Legal
6 11 (2.12%) Avionics
7 10 (1.93%) Retail
8 9 (1.74%) Military
9 8 (1.54%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.16%) Banking
10 6 (1.16%) Publishing
11 5 (0.97%) Billing
11 5 (0.97%) Automotive
12 4 (0.77%) Back Office
13 3 (0.58%) Law
14 2 (0.39%) Local Government
14 2 (0.39%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (23.36%) Developer
2 114 (22.01%) Software Engineer
3 52 (10.04%) C Developer
4 40 (7.72%) Analyst
5 36 (6.95%) C++ Developer
6 31 (5.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 24 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 21 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 20 (3.86%) Consultant
10 18 (3.47%) Programmer
10 18 (3.47%) Architect
11 16 (3.09%) Senior Software Engineer
12 12 (2.32%) Network Engineer
12 12 (2.32%) Technical Leader
13 11 (2.12%) C Programmer
14 10 (1.93%) Business Analyst
15 8 (1.54%) Programme Manager
15 8 (1.54%) C++ Software Engineer
15 8 (1.54%) C++ Software Developer
16 7 (1.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.37%) HTML
2 24 (4.63%) .NET
3 21 (4.05%) CSS
3 21 (4.05%) XML
4 18 (3.47%) STL
5 16 (3.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 11 (2.12%) jQuery
7 10 (1.93%) Middleware
7 10 (1.93%) Ajax
8 9 (1.74%) Web Services
9 8 (1.54%) J2EE
10 7 (1.35%) Motif
10 7 (1.35%) Qt
11 6 (1.16%) HTML5
11 6 (1.16%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.16%) EDI
11 6 (1.16%) OpenGL
11 6 (1.16%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.97%) Struts
12 5 (0.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.76%) Embedded Systems
3 33 (6.37%) Computer Science
4 32 (6.18%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.86%) Device Driver
5 20 (3.86%) Mathematics
6 14 (2.70%) STB
7 13 (2.51%) Derivative
8 10 (1.93%) PKI
9 8 (1.54%) PMI
9 8 (1.54%) NHS
9 8 (1.54%) DTV
9 8 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.35%) Physics
11 6 (1.16%) MPEG
11 6 (1.16%) Xbox
12 5 (0.97%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.77%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 181 (34.94%) Linux
2 110 (21.24%) UNIX
3 50 (9.65%) Windows
4 20 (3.86%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (2.12%) Android
5 11 (2.12%) HPUX
5 11 (2.12%) Solaris
6 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.77%) AIX
9 3 (0.58%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) NetWare
10 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (32.05%) Software Engineering
2 80 (15.44%) UML
3 63 (12.16%) Project Management
3 63 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (11.58%) OO
5 53 (10.23%) OOD
5 53 (10.23%) Multithreading
6 37 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 37 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 34 (6.56%) ITIL
8 29 (5.60%) PRINCE2
9 26 (5.02%) Memory Management
10 23 (4.44%) Use Case
11 22 (4.25%) Integration Testing
12 20 (3.86%) Migration
13 17 (3.28%) System Integration Testing
14 16 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (2.90%) Service Delivery
16 14 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 212 (40.93%) C++
2 78 (15.06%) Java
3 65 (12.55%) Python
4 61 (11.78%) Perl
5 58 (11.20%) SQL
6 45 (8.69%) Embedded C
7 43 (8.30%) C#
8 34 (6.56%) JavaScript
9 25 (4.83%) Shell Script
10 22 (4.25%) Bash Shell
11 18 (3.47%) Embedded C++
12 16 (3.09%) Lua
13 11 (2.12%) VB
14 10 (1.93%) PHP
15 9 (1.74%) Ada
16 8 (1.54%) VBScript
17 7 (1.35%) Assembly Language
17 7 (1.35%) PowerShell
18 6 (1.16%) Korn
18 6 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 126 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 97 (18.73%) SC Cleared
3 64 (12.36%) Degree
4 15 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.32%) PMP
5 12 (2.32%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.54%) HND
7 6 (1.16%) CISSP
7 6 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.16%) CISM
8 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.97%) CCNP
8 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.77%) CCNA
9 4 (0.77%) MCSE
9 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.77%) ISEB
10 3 (0.58%) CCIE
10 3 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.32%) QA
1 12 (2.32%) DO-178B
2 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.35%) SLA
3 4 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.77%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.58%) GxP
4 3 (0.58%) TickIT
5 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) DO-254
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.19%) GCP
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.74%) Firmware
4 7 (1.35%) Snort
5 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.16%) Sendmail
6 3 (0.58%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.39%) GPFS
7 2 (0.39%) XenApp
7 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.16%) MIMEsweeper
1 6 (1.16%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (0.77%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.77%) Puppet
2 4 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.58%) SCCM
4 2 (0.39%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.39%) Nessus
4 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.39%) Netcool
4 2 (0.39%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.19%) SELinux
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 53 (10.23%) Oracle
2 41 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.60%) Cisco
4 22 (4.25%) VMware
5 15 (2.90%) IBM
6 13 (2.51%) HP
7 11 (2.12%) Juniper
8 10 (1.93%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.54%) Websense
9 8 (1.54%) Blue Coat
10 7 (1.35%) NetApp
10 7 (1.35%) SAP
11 6 (1.16%) McAfee
12 5 (0.97%) Adobe
12 5 (0.97%) EMC
12 5 (0.97%) Ericsson
12 5 (0.97%) Remedy
13 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.77%) Citrix
14 3 (0.58%) Veritas
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + homeworking
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: £200 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £349.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + home working
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour + homeworking
Posted: 21 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago