The table below looks at the statistics for the C Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C Developer
Rank 544 533 505
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -28
Contract jobs requiring a C Developer 32 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.066% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.071% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 19
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£300 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £600 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £323
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -28.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £33.00 £42.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +13.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +13.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

C Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C Developer within the UK.

C Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

C Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C Developer within the UK.

C Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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
England -19 31 £300 -5.06% 5
South East -23 15 £300 -2.28% 2
Hampshire -7 13 £306 +4.34%
London -15 8 £375 -23.07% 1
City of London +17 3 £295 -41.00%
South West -18 3 - - 1
Hook -3 2 £299 -2.60%
North West - 2 £264 - 1
Manchester - 2 £264 - 1
Surrey 0 1 - -
East of England -1 1 £330 +46.66%
Cambridge -2 1 £330 -
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £330 +46.66%
Gloucestershire -14 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -

C Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C Developer in their job title 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 with C Developer in their job title.

1 59 (100.00%) C
2 37 (62.71%) Linux
3 35 (59.32%) C++
4 34 (57.63%) UNIX
5 25 (42.37%) Software Engineering
6 24 (40.68%) Security Cleared
7 21 (35.59%) Python
8 20 (33.90%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (32.20%) UML
10 18 (30.51%) OOD
10 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
10 18 (30.51%) GoogleTest
11 16 (27.12%) Multithreading
11 16 (27.12%) NUnit
11 16 (27.12%) SQL
11 16 (27.12%) Configuration Management
11 16 (27.12%) Motif
12 15 (25.42%) Ant
12 15 (25.42%) CppUnit
13 14 (23.73%) ClearCase
13 14 (23.73%) Subversion
14 13 (22.03%) OO
15 11 (18.64%) XML
15 11 (18.64%) Embedded C
15 11 (18.64%) Integration Testing
16 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (16.95%) Memory Management
17 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (15.25%) Use Case
17 9 (15.25%) Derivative

C Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C Developer in their job title 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 with C Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
1 5 (8.47%) ZigBee
2 4 (6.78%) 802.15
3 2 (3.39%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.39%) GSM
4 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Ingres
2 8 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) DB2
4 1 (1.69%) MS Access
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) GoogleTest
2 16 (27.12%) NUnit
3 15 (25.42%) Ant
3 15 (25.42%) CppUnit
4 14 (23.73%) Subversion
4 14 (23.73%) ClearCase
5 8 (13.56%) CruiseControl
6 7 (11.86%) ClearQuest
7 5 (8.47%) Rational Rose
8 3 (5.08%) Xcode
9 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.69%) JUnit
9 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.69%) GDB
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
2 4 (6.78%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Front Office
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) Motif
2 11 (18.64%) XML
3 8 (13.56%) wxWidgets
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.69%) CSS3
6 1 (1.69%) LESS
6 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) .NET
6 1 (1.69%) CSS
6 1 (1.69%) STL
6 1 (1.69%) POSIX
6 1 (1.69%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Derivative
3 3 (5.08%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.39%) Raspberry Pi
4 2 (3.39%) BeagleBone
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.69%) EMV
5 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.69%) VHDL
5 1 (1.69%) Verilog
5 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Linux
2 34 (57.63%) UNIX
3 8 (13.56%) Windows
4 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.47%) Solaris
6 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.08%) Android
8 1 (1.69%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) AIX
8 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Software Engineering
2 19 (32.20%) UML
3 18 (30.51%) OOD
4 16 (27.12%) Configuration Management
4 16 (27.12%) Multithreading
5 13 (22.03%) OO
6 11 (18.64%) Integration Testing
7 10 (16.95%) Memory Management
7 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.25%) Project Management
8 9 (15.25%) Use Case
8 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.47%) Scrum
9 5 (8.47%) Unified Process
9 5 (8.47%) RUP
10 4 (6.78%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (6.78%) Refactoring
11 3 (5.08%) iOS Development
12 2 (3.39%) ETL
12 2 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) C
2 35 (59.32%) C++
3 21 (35.59%) Python
4 16 (27.12%) SQL
5 11 (18.64%) Embedded C
6 7 (11.86%) Shell Script
6 7 (11.86%) Java
7 4 (6.78%) C#
8 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.08%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.39%) VB
10 1 (1.69%) Perl
10 1 (1.69%) Uniface
10 1 (1.69%) Ruby
10 1 (1.69%) Erlang
10 1 (1.69%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) Security Cleared
2 18 (30.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.86%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.39%) Informatica
2 2 (3.39%) Google
3 1 (1.69%) jBASE