The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 115 100 93
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing C 1010 1020 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 1.97% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.81% 5.16% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 507 451
Average daily rate
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£361 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 156 188
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.00 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -8.45%

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
20987 19754 19477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.43% 38.20% 37.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14215 12632 11717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 566 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.72 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

C
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 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
England -8 952 £363 +2.83% 647
London -36 309 £406 -4.41% 161
South East +4 251 £350 +7.69% 147
South West -12 86 £375 +20.96% 73
Hampshire +9 85 £305 -3.27% 33
East of England -17 79 £338 - 116
City of London -28 73 £426 -5.27% 65
North West +5 56 £325 - 43
Berkshire -15 47 £400 +138.80% 24
West Midlands -4 46 £348 +8.75% 27
Cambridgeshire -17 46 £400 +6.66% 98
Buckinghamshire 0 41 £350 +0.14% 5
Surrey -16 38 £403 +23.84% 39
Yorkshire -2 35 £363 +16.93% 28
Gloucestershire 0 32 £363 +2.18% 17
North East -3 31 £330 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 28 £330 - 4
Tyne and Wear -8 28 £330 - 6
Cambridge -6 26 £350 -6.66% 88
Lancashire - 26 £323 - 3
East Midlands -5 25 £350 +9.37% 35
Scotland -33 25 £400 +22.32% 18
Hook -3 24 £302 -36.52% 2
West Yorkshire +2 21 £363 +11.53% 14
Milton Keynes -8 21 £330 -17.50% 3
Norwich +17 20 £320 +28.00% 3
Norfolk +14 20 £320 +28.00% 3
Leeds +8 20 £363 +6.61% 7
Bristol +2 17 £365 -2.66% 26
Bracknell 0 15 £400 +18.51% 6

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 593 (29.26%) C++
2 495 (24.42%) Linux
3 421 (20.77%) Software Engineering
4 341 (16.82%) Java
4 341 (16.82%) Security Cleared
5 310 (15.29%) Windows
6 305 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
7 289 (14.26%) SQL
8 279 (13.76%) UNIX
9 276 (13.62%) Finance
10 265 (13.07%) Python
11 231 (11.40%) Oracle
12 221 (10.90%) SC Cleared
13 211 (10.41%) Microsoft
14 209 (10.31%) Degree
15 177 (8.73%) Project Management
16 174 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
17 164 (8.09%) OO
18 160 (7.89%) Embedded C
19 154 (7.60%) C#
20 144 (7.10%) ITIL
21 142 (7.01%) Banking
22 139 (6.86%) JavaScript
23 133 (6.56%) Perl
24 130 (6.41%) HTML
25 127 (6.27%) .NET
26 123 (6.07%) MS Excel
27 122 (6.02%) Telecoms
28 121 (5.97%) UML
29 118 (5.82%) Mathematics

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 60 (2.96%) Apache
2 50 (2.47%) JBoss
3 49 (2.42%) WebSphere
4 38 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 37 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 30 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 19 (0.94%) GlassFish
8 18 (0.89%) IBM Notes
8 18 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 17 (0.84%) IIS
10 15 (0.74%) Node.js
10 15 (0.74%) Tuxedo
11 12 (0.59%) SAS
12 11 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.49%) MQSeries
13 10 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.49%) Confluence
14 9 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
15 8 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 123 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 88 (4.34%) MS Office
3 20 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.59%) MS Project
6 11 (0.54%) Simulink
7 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.30%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.15%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.099%) SPSS
13 1 (0.049%) TargetLink
13 1 (0.049%) MODO
13 1 (0.049%) InDesign
13 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.049%) Maya
13 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) SAP SRM
1 8 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 8 (0.39%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.30%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.20%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.15%) HFM
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.099%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.099%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.44%) SaaS
4 8 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.30%) IaaS
6 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.20%) PaaS
8 3 (0.15%) Force.com
9 2 (0.099%) GitHub
9 2 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.099%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.099%) Heroku
10 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.049%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.54%) TCP/IP
2 72 (3.55%) Firewall
3 71 (3.50%) DNS
4 67 (3.31%) Internet
5 59 (2.91%) HTTP
6 47 (2.32%) SAN
7 40 (1.97%) LTE
8 39 (1.92%) Wireless
9 38 (1.87%) DVB
9 38 (1.87%) 3G
10 37 (1.83%) DHCP
11 36 (1.78%) LDAP
12 35 (1.73%) SSL
13 31 (1.53%) WAN
14 30 (1.48%) LAN
15 26 (1.28%) Ethernet
16 25 (1.23%) ZigBee
16 25 (1.23%) GSM
17 21 (1.04%) 4G
17 21 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.26%) MySQL
3 51 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 43 (2.12%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.43%) Big Data
6 27 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 26 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.13%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.09%) Ingres
10 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.89%) DB2
13 17 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.64%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 113 (5.57%) Subversion
2 85 (4.19%) ClearCase
3 65 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 45 (2.22%) JIRA
5 41 (2.02%) Ant
6 36 (1.78%) NUnit
7 35 (1.73%) GoogleTest
8 34 (1.68%) CppUnit
9 32 (1.58%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.28%) GDB
11 24 (1.18%) CruiseControl
12 22 (1.09%) Visual Studio
13 21 (1.04%) ClearQuest
14 19 (0.94%) Eclipse
15 17 (0.84%) Maven
16 16 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 16 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
17 15 (0.74%) Selenium
18 14 (0.69%) Rational Rose
19 12 (0.59%) Hudson
General
1 276 (13.62%) Finance
2 142 (7.01%) Banking
3 122 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 70 (3.45%) Electronics
5 52 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 51 (2.52%) Retail
7 43 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.78%) Marketing
9 35 (1.73%) Automotive
10 34 (1.68%) Aerospace
11 32 (1.58%) Advertising
12 27 (1.33%) Games
13 25 (1.23%) Legal
14 24 (1.18%) Front Office
14 24 (1.18%) Military
15 20 (0.99%) Avionics
16 15 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.59%) Back Office
18 11 (0.54%) Multimedia
18 11 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 493 (24.32%) Developer
2 312 (15.39%) Software Engineer
3 154 (7.60%) Analyst
4 124 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 104 (5.13%) Architect
6 99 (4.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 98 (4.83%) Consultant
8 75 (3.70%) C++ Developer
9 68 (3.35%) Software Developer
10 58 (2.86%) C Developer
11 55 (2.71%) Business Analyst
12 52 (2.57%) Java Developer
13 44 (2.17%) Customer Engineer
13 44 (2.17%) Senior Developer
14 32 (1.58%) Administrator
15 31 (1.53%) Linux Engineer
16 30 (1.48%) Front-End Developer
17 28 (1.38%) Tester
17 28 (1.38%) Support Engineer
18 27 (1.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (6.41%) HTML
2 127 (6.27%) .NET
3 109 (5.38%) XML
4 89 (4.39%) CSS
5 86 (4.24%) jQuery
6 82 (4.05%) Web Services
7 67 (3.31%) Middleware
8 63 (3.11%) HTML5
9 47 (2.32%) CSS3
10 35 (1.73%) POSIX
10 35 (1.73%) J2EE
11 34 (1.68%) REST
12 33 (1.63%) JSON
13 30 (1.48%) Motif
14 26 (1.28%) ASP.NET
14 26 (1.28%) SOAP
14 26 (1.28%) Ajax
14 26 (1.28%) wxWidgets
15 25 (1.23%) JSP
15 25 (1.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (5.82%) Mathematics
3 100 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 63 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.91%) Device Driver
5 59 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
6 48 (2.37%) DTV
7 39 (1.92%) STB
8 37 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 32 (1.58%) User Experience
10 31 (1.53%) Open Source
11 28 (1.38%) Clustering
12 25 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.23%) Blackberry
13 24 (1.18%) Mainframe
13 24 (1.18%) Derivative
13 24 (1.18%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.13%) PMI
15 22 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.89%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 495 (24.42%) Linux
2 310 (15.29%) Windows
3 279 (13.76%) UNIX
4 62 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (2.76%) Android
6 49 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
9 44 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 42 (2.07%) Windows 7
11 40 (1.97%) Solaris
12 39 (1.92%) AIX
13 32 (1.58%) Mac OS X
14 22 (1.09%) VxWorks
14 22 (1.09%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.69%) Nucleus RTOS
15 14 (0.69%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.59%) Debian
17 10 (0.49%) HPUX
17 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (20.77%) Software Engineering
2 305 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (8.73%) Project Management
4 164 (8.09%) OO
5 144 (7.10%) ITIL
6 121 (5.97%) UML
7 103 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 94 (4.64%) Migration
9 85 (4.19%) Scrum
10 83 (4.09%) TDD
11 79 (3.90%) Multithreading
12 74 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (3.50%) PRINCE2
14 64 (3.16%) OOD
14 64 (3.16%) Change Management
15 62 (3.06%) Analytics
16 58 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (2.42%) MVC
18 46 (2.27%) Software Architecture
19 45 (2.22%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 593 (29.26%) C++
2 341 (16.82%) Java
3 289 (14.26%) SQL
4 265 (13.07%) Python
5 160 (7.89%) Embedded C
6 154 (7.60%) C#
7 139 (6.86%) JavaScript
8 133 (6.56%) Perl
9 108 (5.33%) Shell Script
10 86 (4.24%) PHP
11 74 (3.65%) VB
12 62 (3.06%) Ruby
13 54 (2.66%) Bash Shell
14 53 (2.61%) Embedded C++
15 43 (2.12%) PL/SQL
16 35 (1.73%) Assembly Language
17 34 (1.68%) PowerShell
18 28 (1.38%) Korn
19 24 (1.18%) Objective-C
20 23 (1.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 341 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 221 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 209 (10.31%) Degree
4 81 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 44 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 32 (1.58%) PMP
7 24 (1.18%) ISEB
8 23 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 19 (0.94%) MCSE
11 17 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.84%) MCP
11 17 (0.84%) CISSP
12 16 (0.79%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.59%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (0.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.06%) QA
2 35 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 32 (1.58%) SLA
4 23 (1.13%) DO-178B
5 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.39%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.15%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
10 2 (0.099%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.099%) JTAG
11 1 (0.049%) DO-160
11 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.049%) HL7
11 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 75 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.28%) Firmware
4 23 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (1.09%) XenServer
6 18 (0.89%) NFS
7 13 (0.64%) XenApp
8 12 (0.59%) vSphere
9 9 (0.44%) Varnish
10 8 (0.39%) Xen
10 8 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.35%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.30%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.30%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
15 3 (0.15%) Brightmail
15 3 (0.15%) GPFS
15 3 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (1.43%) Puppet
1 29 (1.43%) Tivoli
2 28 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.18%) Nagios
4 18 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.64%) SCCM
7 10 (0.49%) Ansible
8 8 (0.39%) CFEngine
9 7 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
9 7 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
10 6 (0.30%) SCOM
11 5 (0.25%) YUM
12 4 (0.20%) OpenView
12 4 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.20%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.20%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 231 (11.40%) Oracle
2 211 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 100 (4.93%) VMware
4 76 (3.75%) HP
5 64 (3.16%) Citrix
6 63 (3.11%) Red Hat
7 62 (3.06%) IBM
8 61 (3.01%) SAP
9 39 (1.92%) Cisco
10 30 (1.48%) EMC
11 20 (0.99%) Google
11 20 (0.99%) LANDesk
12 18 (0.89%) Lotus
13 15 (0.74%) Dell
13 15 (0.74%) NetApp
13 15 (0.74%) Veritas
14 14 (0.69%) Perforce
14 14 (0.69%) Juniper
14 14 (0.69%) Sun
14 14 (0.69%) Zend
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