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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 114 106 80
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing C 1027 1012 1327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.90% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.90% 4.90% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 479 573
Average daily rate
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£375 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 182 235
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%

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
20959 20666 21238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.19% 38.77% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13286 12954 12733
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 573 780
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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
England +1 964 £375 - 689
London +8 382 £410 +1.99% 167
South East +32 281 £363 +7.80% 165
Hampshire +22 106 £338 +2.27% 31
City of London -26 89 £450 +11.94% 53
South West -1 87 £375 -1.31% 91
East of England -26 81 £350 +16.66% 109
Berkshire +12 55 £415 +29.18% 39
North West +7 51 £320 +17.97% 53
Cambridgeshire -3 40 £375 +25.00% 70
Surrey +8 38 £375 +7.14% 29
Gloucestershire +4 37 £350 - 24
Reading +26 32 £420 +150.74% 14
Cambridge -4 32 £363 +20.83% 61
Buckinghamshire +10 25 £400 -11.11% 10
Scotland -9 22 £400 -5.88% 18
Lancashire +1 21 £300 +20.00% 2
Middlesex +13 20 £375 +20.96% 5
West Midlands -34 20 £375 +25.00% 37
East Midlands -5 19 £320 - 27
Milton Keynes +16 17 £400 -6.97% 4
Dorset +12 14 - - 11
Norfolk -5 14 £320 +28.00% 2
Manchester -5 14 £500 +83.48% 27
Wiltshire -18 14 £415 +5.06% 7
Norwich -8 12 £320 +28.00% 1
North East -13 12 £375 -5.06% 11
Tyne and Wear -15 12 £375 -5.06% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 12 £375 -5.06% 8
Yorkshire -38 12 £313 -2.34% 23

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 587 (27.78%) C++
2 505 (23.90%) Linux
3 403 (19.07%) Software Engineering
4 390 (18.46%) Java
5 354 (16.75%) Windows
6 296 (14.01%) Finance
7 289 (13.68%) Security Cleared
8 284 (13.44%) UNIX
9 251 (11.88%) SQL
10 230 (10.88%) Degree
11 218 (10.32%) Python
12 216 (10.22%) Oracle
13 194 (9.18%) Microsoft
14 182 (8.61%) SC Cleared
15 176 (8.33%) C#
16 170 (8.05%) Embedded C
16 170 (8.05%) Project Management
17 163 (7.71%) OO
18 150 (7.10%) .NET
19 148 (7.00%) Perl
20 143 (6.77%) JavaScript
21 139 (6.58%) TCP/IP
22 137 (6.48%) Banking
23 133 (6.29%) ITIL
24 132 (6.25%) HTML
25 131 (6.20%) Telecoms
26 129 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
27 126 (5.96%) Migration
28 123 (5.82%) SQL Server
29 113 (5.35%) XML

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 62 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.51%) Apache
3 51 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 35 (1.66%) WebLogic
5 34 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 33 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 17 (0.80%) IIS
8 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (0.76%) GlassFish
9 11 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.52%) Apache Pig
10 10 (0.47%) SAS
11 8 (0.38%) Confluence
11 8 (0.38%) ColdFusion
11 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.33%) CMS
12 7 (0.33%) Node.js
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 109 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 74 (3.50%) MS Office
3 30 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.99%) MS Project
5 20 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.71%) Simulink
7 12 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.28%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.24%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.19%) SPSS
11 1 (0.047%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.047%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 13 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
3 9 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.24%) SAP SRM
5 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.14%) HFM
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.095%) SAP FI-AP
7 2 (0.095%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.095%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.095%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.095%) LabWindows
7 2 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.52%) SaaS
3 10 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.19%) IaaS
5 4 (0.19%) PaaS
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.14%) Office 365
7 2 (0.095%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.095%) Heroku
8 1 (0.047%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 139 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 90 (4.26%) HTTP
3 81 (3.83%) DNS
4 80 (3.79%) Firewall
5 68 (3.22%) SAN
6 67 (3.17%) Internet
7 46 (2.18%) DVB
8 45 (2.13%) Wireless
9 44 (2.08%) DHCP
10 35 (1.66%) WAN
11 33 (1.56%) LAN
11 33 (1.56%) LTE
12 31 (1.47%) BGP
13 30 (1.42%) Network Security
13 30 (1.42%) VPN
14 29 (1.37%) 3G
15 26 (1.23%) Ethernet
16 24 (1.14%) ZigBee
16 24 (1.14%) SSL
17 22 (1.04%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 70 (3.31%) MySQL
4 45 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 33 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 32 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.14%) Big Data
12 21 (0.99%) NoSQL
13 18 (0.85%) Ingres
13 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (0.80%) Apache Hive
15 16 (0.76%) MongoDB
15 16 (0.76%) DB2
16 15 (0.71%) SQLPlus
17 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 86 (4.07%) Subversion
2 72 (3.41%) ClearCase
3 55 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.33%) JIRA
5 26 (1.23%) GDB
5 26 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.23%) Eclipse
6 22 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
6 22 (1.04%) ProC
7 20 (0.95%) Jenkins
7 20 (0.95%) Ant
8 15 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.66%) NUnit
9 14 (0.66%) Maven
10 13 (0.62%) Selenium
11 12 (0.57%) CppUnit
11 12 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.57%) NetBeans
12 11 (0.52%) Mercurial
12 11 (0.52%) GoogleTest
General
1 296 (14.01%) Finance
2 137 (6.48%) Banking
3 131 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 84 (3.98%) Electronics
5 57 (2.70%) Retail
6 51 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.47%) Marketing
8 31 (1.47%) Military
9 30 (1.42%) Automotive
10 25 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.04%) Legal
12 21 (0.99%) Games
13 20 (0.95%) Aerospace
13 20 (0.95%) Front Office
14 19 (0.90%) Back Office
15 14 (0.66%) Publishing
16 13 (0.62%) Avionics
17 10 (0.47%) Advertising
18 8 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 536 (25.37%) Developer
2 312 (14.77%) Software Engineer
3 150 (7.10%) Project Manager
4 149 (7.05%) Analyst
5 117 (5.54%) Consultant
6 107 (5.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 99 (4.69%) Architect
8 76 (3.60%) C++ Developer
9 59 (2.79%) Customer Engineer
10 58 (2.74%) Software Developer
10 58 (2.74%) C Developer
11 47 (2.22%) Business Analyst
12 44 (2.08%) Java Developer
13 35 (1.66%) Administrator
14 31 (1.47%) Systems Engineer
14 31 (1.47%) Front-End Developer
15 30 (1.42%) Tester
16 29 (1.37%) Support Engineer
17 28 (1.33%) iOS Developer
17 28 (1.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (7.10%) .NET
2 132 (6.25%) HTML
3 113 (5.35%) XML
4 94 (4.45%) Web Services
5 72 (3.41%) CSS
6 67 (3.17%) jQuery
7 58 (2.74%) HTML5
8 53 (2.51%) Middleware
9 42 (1.99%) POSIX
10 40 (1.89%) CSS3
11 39 (1.85%) ASP.NET
12 38 (1.80%) JSON
12 38 (1.80%) REST
13 35 (1.66%) J2EE
14 28 (1.33%) SOAP
15 26 (1.23%) Backbone.js
15 26 (1.23%) .NET Framework
16 23 (1.09%) Ajax
16 23 (1.09%) Spring
17 22 (1.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (5.21%) Mathematics
2 108 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 86 (4.07%) Embedded Systems
4 64 (3.03%) DTV
5 63 (2.98%) Device Driver
6 55 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.13%) STB
8 43 (2.04%) Open Source
9 37 (1.75%) PMI
10 34 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 31 (1.47%) Replication
11 31 (1.47%) Firmware
11 31 (1.47%) Mainframe
12 26 (1.23%) MPEG
12 26 (1.23%) Blackberry
13 25 (1.18%) Clustering
14 24 (1.14%) IPTV
15 22 (1.04%) Client/Server
15 22 (1.04%) Equities
16 20 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 505 (23.90%) Linux
2 354 (16.75%) Windows
3 284 (13.44%) UNIX
4 70 (3.31%) Android
5 63 (2.98%) Embedded Linux
6 62 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (2.60%) Apple iOS
8 53 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (2.41%) AIX
9 51 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 32 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.51%) Windows XP
11 31 (1.47%) Solaris
12 17 (0.80%) HPUX
13 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.76%) VxWorks
14 14 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 13 (0.62%) Debian
16 10 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (19.07%) Software Engineering
2 170 (8.05%) Project Management
3 163 (7.71%) OO
4 133 (6.29%) ITIL
5 129 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
6 126 (5.96%) Migration
7 111 (5.25%) PRINCE2
8 106 (5.02%) UML
9 85 (4.02%) Scrum
10 83 (3.93%) TDD
11 81 (3.83%) Configuration Management
12 79 (3.74%) Change Management
13 75 (3.55%) Multithreading
14 54 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
15 53 (2.51%) MVC
16 51 (2.41%) Release Management
17 50 (2.37%) Continuous Integration
18 49 (2.32%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (2.27%) OOD
19 48 (2.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 587 (27.78%) C++
2 390 (18.46%) Java
3 251 (11.88%) SQL
4 218 (10.32%) Python
5 176 (8.33%) C#
6 170 (8.05%) Embedded C
7 148 (7.00%) Perl
8 143 (6.77%) JavaScript
9 93 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 87 (4.12%) PHP
11 61 (2.89%) Ruby
12 50 (2.37%) Assembly Language
13 45 (2.13%) VB
14 42 (1.99%) PowerShell
14 42 (1.99%) Bash Shell
14 42 (1.99%) Objective-C
15 41 (1.94%) Embedded C++
16 36 (1.70%) PL/SQL
17 34 (1.61%) MATLAB
18 28 (1.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 289 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 230 (10.88%) Degree
3 182 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 72 (3.41%) PMI Certification
5 56 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 52 (2.46%) PMP
7 32 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 31 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (0.90%) CCNP
10 18 (0.85%) ISEB
11 16 (0.76%) MCSE
12 15 (0.71%) CISSP
12 15 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.66%) BC Cleared
14 12 (0.57%) CCSE
15 11 (0.52%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.47%) CISM
16 10 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.04%) QA
2 32 (1.51%) ISO 9001
3 31 (1.47%) SLA
4 18 (0.85%) DO-178B
5 17 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.14%) JTAG
10 2 (0.095%) GxP
11 1 (0.047%) WCAG
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.047%) Basel II
11 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 14443
11 1 (0.047%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.047%) DICOM
System Software
1 76 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.09%) Varnish
4 22 (1.04%) XenApp
5 18 (0.85%) XenServer
6 17 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 15 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (0.66%) NFS
9 12 (0.57%) vSphere
10 10 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.47%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.38%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.33%) Xen
14 6 (0.28%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.24%) Nmap
15 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.24%) GPFS
16 3 (0.14%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.14%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 31 (1.47%) Tivoli
2 17 (0.80%) SCCM
2 17 (0.80%) Puppet
3 13 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.38%) Nagios
7 7 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (0.28%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.28%) SCOM
8 6 (0.28%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.24%) Nessus
9 5 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
10 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.14%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.14%) OpenView
11 3 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 216 (10.22%) Oracle
2 194 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 103 (4.87%) HP
4 101 (4.78%) VMware
5 77 (3.64%) Cisco
6 65 (3.08%) Citrix
7 53 (2.51%) IBM
8 52 (2.46%) SAP
9 39 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.61%) JBoss
11 29 (1.37%) Sybase
12 27 (1.28%) EMC
12 27 (1.28%) F5
13 20 (0.95%) Juniper
14 19 (0.90%) Fidessa
14 19 (0.90%) CheckPoint
15 18 (0.85%) Remedy
16 17 (0.80%) Perforce
17 16 (0.76%) NEC
18 15 (0.71%) NetApp
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
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West Midlands
Roc Search
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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