The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 120 111 122
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing C 1045 1095 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.11% 1.99% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.17% 5.15% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 581 553
Median daily rate £425 £401 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 161 110
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

C
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C
Daily Rate Trend

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

C Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

C Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

C
Hourly Rate Trend

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 960 £425 +2.40% 351
London +10 378 £475 - 118
South East +2 193 £360 +2.85% 76
South West +9 126 £425 -2.85% 25
East of England +1 80 £388 -6.06% 66
Gloucestershire +1 70 £448 -5.78% 9
Hampshire -15 62 £320 +4.06% 25
City of London +8 56 £550 +14.94% 28
West Midlands -1 51 £346 +35.49% 15
Cambridgeshire +5 48 £330 -12.00% 53
Cambridge +16 41 £330 +14.78% 48
North East -5 40 £320 +8.47% 4
Tyne and Wear -11 39 £320 +8.47% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 38 £320 +14.28% 3
North West -23 37 £410 +5.80% 28
Scotland -12 33 £335 -0.74% 17
Yorkshire -5 31 £400 - 10
South Wales +20 30 £425 +6.25% 7
Wales +9 30 £425 +6.25% 7
Surrey +32 29 £440 +10.00% 15
Berkshire -5 28 £425 +32.81% 14
Wiltshire +17 27 £313 -30.55% 2
Hook +7 20 £319 +6.25% 1
East Midlands -3 20 £500 +33.33% 8
West Yorkshire +3 19 £375 -4.76% 8
Leeds +8 18 £375 -6.25% 7
Middlesex -5 17 £355 +1.42%
Reading +10 16 £425 +27.81% 5
Cardiff +25 15 £425 +5.06% 4
Hertfordshire +3 15 £425 - 6

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for C.

1 656 (30.93%) C++
2 534 (25.18%) Java
3 521 (24.56%) Security Cleared
4 510 (24.05%) Linux
5 469 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
6 432 (20.37%) Software Engineering
7 379 (17.87%) Python
8 360 (16.97%) SQL
9 330 (15.56%) Windows
10 294 (13.86%) SC Cleared
11 282 (13.30%) Finance
12 268 (12.64%) Oracle
13 262 (12.35%) Unix
13 262 (12.35%) Microsoft
14 236 (11.13%) C#
15 203 (9.57%) Degree
15 203 (9.57%) DV Cleared
16 200 (9.43%) Perl
17 187 (8.82%) Project Management
18 185 (8.72%) JavaScript
19 183 (8.63%) Scrum
20 182 (8.58%) SQL Server
21 164 (7.73%) DevOps
22 163 (7.69%) Embedded C
23 159 (7.50%) MS Excel
24 149 (7.02%) TDD
25 145 (6.84%) HTML
26 140 (6.60%) HTTP
27 138 (6.51%) OO
28 134 (6.32%) UML

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 76 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.02%) Apache
3 46 (2.17%) Tuxedo
4 39 (1.84%) Apache Spark
5 37 (1.74%) Confluence
6 32 (1.51%) WebLogic
7 30 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.13%) IIS
8 24 (1.13%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.04%) Apache Pig
9 22 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (1.04%) nginx
9 22 (1.04%) SAS
9 22 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.99%) JBoss
11 20 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.66%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 159 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 84 (3.96%) MS Office
3 47 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.46%) Simulink
6 18 (0.85%) MS Project
7 9 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
10 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.19%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.19%) SPSS
12 3 (0.14%) CATIA
12 3 (0.14%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.094%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.094%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.047%) OrCAD
14 1 (0.047%) PTC Creo
14 1 (0.047%) Siemens NX
14 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 56 (2.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.47%) OpenText MBPM
3 9 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.28%) Primavera
7 5 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.24%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.19%) LabWindows
8 4 (0.19%) Maximo
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.19%) Sonata
8 4 (0.19%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.094%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 111 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (2.88%) Office 365
4 23 (1.08%) GitHub
5 22 (1.04%) Amazon S3
5 22 (1.04%) IaaS
6 15 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.71%) PaaS
6 15 (0.71%) SaaS
7 12 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.28%) Yammer
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 140 (6.60%) HTTP
2 97 (4.57%) TCP/IP
3 76 (3.58%) Internet
4 57 (2.69%) DNS
5 53 (2.50%) SSL
6 49 (2.31%) Wireless
7 41 (1.93%) LDAP
8 40 (1.89%) MQTT
9 38 (1.79%) DHCP
10 37 (1.74%) Firewall
10 37 (1.74%) RTSP
11 36 (1.70%) SNMP
12 27 (1.27%) LAN
12 27 (1.27%) VoIP
12 27 (1.27%) VPN
13 26 (1.23%) WAN
14 25 (1.18%) Bluetooth
15 24 (1.13%) DVB
16 22 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.15%) Hadoop
2 88 (4.15%) Relational Database
3 83 (3.91%) Big Data
4 77 (3.63%) Oracle Database
5 58 (2.73%) NoSQL
6 53 (2.50%) MySQL
7 38 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 32 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (1.37%) MongoDB
11 25 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 23 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
13 22 (1.04%) HBase
14 21 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
18 12 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
19 11 (0.52%) KDB
Development Applications
1 118 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 106 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 80 (3.77%) Subversion
4 75 (3.54%) JIRA
5 56 (2.64%) Visual Studio
6 52 (2.45%) Eclipse
7 34 (1.60%) GCC
8 32 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
9 30 (1.41%) Maven
9 30 (1.41%) Selenium
10 29 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 28 (1.32%) Ant
12 27 (1.27%) GDB
13 24 (1.13%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.99%) ClearCase
15 20 (0.94%) CppUnit
15 20 (0.94%) SoapUI
15 20 (0.94%) StarTeam
15 20 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (0.90%) NUnit
General
1 282 (13.30%) Finance
2 117 (5.52%) Banking
3 54 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 53 (2.50%) Retail
5 48 (2.26%) Electronics
6 46 (2.17%) Aerospace
7 38 (1.79%) Automotive
8 33 (1.56%) Front Office
8 33 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.13%) Legal
11 21 (0.99%) Advertising
11 21 (0.99%) Games
11 21 (0.99%) Military
12 20 (0.94%) Marketing
13 17 (0.80%) Law
14 15 (0.71%) Publishing
15 14 (0.66%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 598 (28.19%) Developer
2 278 (13.11%) Software Engineer
3 161 (7.59%) Analyst
4 136 (6.41%) Architect
5 130 (6.13%) C++ Developer
6 124 (5.85%) Embedded Engineer
7 123 (5.80%) Consultant
8 118 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 96 (4.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 85 (4.01%) C Developer
11 83 (3.91%) Project Manager
12 73 (3.44%) Business Analyst
13 72 (3.39%) Senior Developer
14 65 (3.06%) Software Developer
15 61 (2.88%) Linux Engineer
16 55 (2.59%) C++ Software Engineer
17 53 (2.50%) C Software Engineer
18 52 (2.45%) Administrator
19 45 (2.12%) Senior Software Engineer
20 41 (1.93%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (6.84%) HTML
2 130 (6.13%) .NET
3 118 (5.56%) Web Services
4 114 (5.37%) XML
5 99 (4.67%) JSON
6 67 (3.16%) CSS
7 61 (2.88%) REST
8 57 (2.69%) J2EE
9 53 (2.50%) Kafka
10 49 (2.31%) Middleware
11 45 (2.12%) AngularJS
11 45 (2.12%) HTML5
12 40 (1.89%) Protocol Buffers
13 36 (1.70%) Spring
14 33 (1.56%) Node.js
15 31 (1.46%) SOAP
16 30 (1.41%) RESTful
17 29 (1.37%) Java EE
18 28 (1.32%) jQuery
19 27 (1.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 132 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.16%) Mathematics
4 62 (2.92%) Embedded Systems
5 56 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 53 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 47 (2.22%) User Experience
8 45 (2.12%) Video on Demand
9 41 (1.93%) Algorithms
9 41 (1.93%) Clustering
9 41 (1.93%) Derivative
10 37 (1.74%) Client/Server
11 33 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 30 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 29 (1.37%) Device Driver
14 27 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (1.27%) Fixed Income
15 25 (1.18%) PKI
15 25 (1.18%) Virtual Team
16 24 (1.13%) STB
Operating Systems
1 510 (24.05%) Linux
2 330 (15.56%) Windows
3 262 (12.35%) Unix
4 60 (2.83%) Android
5 56 (2.64%) Solaris
6 55 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 53 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (1.93%) Apple iOS
9 32 (1.51%) AIX
10 31 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
11 24 (1.13%) CentOS
11 24 (1.13%) Windows 7
12 22 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.90%) Windows 10
15 17 (0.80%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.61%) MVS
17 12 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (0.57%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.52%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (20.37%) Software Engineering
3 187 (8.82%) Project Management
4 183 (8.63%) Scrum
5 164 (7.73%) DevOps
6 149 (7.02%) TDD
7 138 (6.51%) OO
8 134 (6.32%) UML
9 127 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 118 (5.56%) ITIL
11 116 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
12 112 (5.28%) Multithreading
13 108 (5.09%) Migration
14 101 (4.76%) Open Source
15 98 (4.62%) Configuration Management
16 93 (4.38%) SDLC
17 89 (4.20%) Integration Testing
18 88 (4.15%) High Availability
19 86 (4.05%) Change Management
20 79 (3.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 656 (30.93%) C++
2 534 (25.18%) Java
3 379 (17.87%) Python
4 360 (16.97%) SQL
5 236 (11.13%) C#
6 200 (9.43%) Perl
7 185 (8.72%) JavaScript
8 163 (7.69%) Embedded C
9 109 (5.14%) Bash Shell
10 91 (4.29%) Shell Script
11 81 (3.82%) VB
12 76 (3.58%) Embedded C++
13 64 (3.02%) PHP
14 58 (2.73%) Ruby
15 55 (2.59%) COBOL
16 49 (2.31%) PowerShell
17 43 (2.03%) MATLAB
18 39 (1.84%) PL/SQL
19 36 (1.70%) Go
20 29 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 521 (24.56%) Security Cleared
2 294 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 203 (9.57%) Degree
3 203 (9.57%) DV Cleared
4 36 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (1.23%) ISEB
6 22 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (0.90%) CCNA
9 18 (0.85%) ISTQB
9 18 (0.85%) PMP
10 16 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 15 (0.71%) PMI Certification
12 14 (0.66%) AWS Certification
13 13 (0.61%) CCNP
14 11 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.42%) NVQ Level 3
15 9 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.38%) CEH
17 6 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.39%) QA
2 36 (1.70%) MISRA
3 28 (1.32%) SLA
4 25 (1.18%) MISRA C
5 19 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 16 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.75%) DO-178B
7 11 (0.52%) ISO26262
8 10 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.33%) IEC 61508
9 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.28%) MiFID
11 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 4 (0.19%) GAMP
12 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.14%) SEPA
13 3 (0.14%) TARGET2
13 3 (0.14%) WCAG
14 2 (0.094%) EMIR
System Software
1 85 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.59%) Docker
2 55 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.93%) Firmware
4 29 (1.37%) vSphere
5 16 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.66%) HDFS
7 13 (0.61%) Apache Flume
7 13 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.52%) Squid
9 10 (0.47%) iptables
10 9 (0.42%) KVM
10 9 (0.42%) RHEV
10 9 (0.42%) Sendmail
10 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.33%) Dovecot
12 7 (0.33%) vCloud
13 6 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 74 (3.49%) Puppet
2 29 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 29 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (1.23%) Ansible
4 20 (0.94%) Kubernetes
5 17 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.75%) SCOM
7 14 (0.66%) SCCM
8 13 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (0.61%) Oozie
8 13 (0.61%) Rancher
9 12 (0.57%) vRealize
10 11 (0.52%) Control-M
11 10 (0.47%) Nagios
12 9 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.38%) Ambari
13 8 (0.38%) Cacti
13 8 (0.38%) Graphite
13 8 (0.38%) PowerCLI
14 7 (0.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 268 (12.64%) Oracle
2 262 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 82 (3.87%) VMware
4 71 (3.35%) Red Hat
5 66 (3.11%) Cisco
6 59 (2.78%) IBM
7 46 (2.17%) HP
8 37 (1.74%) SAP
9 28 (1.32%) Micro Focus
10 21 (0.99%) Informatica
11 20 (0.94%) Atlassian
11 20 (0.94%) Sun
12 19 (0.90%) Teradata
13 18 (0.85%) Sybase
14 17 (0.80%) EMC
15 15 (0.71%) Citrix
15 15 (0.71%) Coverity
15 15 (0.71%) Remedy
16 14 (0.66%) Cloudera
16 14 (0.66%) Google
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