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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 131 131 115
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing C 1011 1005 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.76% 1.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.74% 4.65% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 576 574
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 115 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
21329 21615 20237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.60% 37.85% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14632 14534 12959
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 442 410
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +3 922 £401 +8.24% 433
London +15 310 £460 +2.22% 124
South East -17 218 £350 - 95
South West -5 102 £433 +8.12% 51
East of England +13 70 £425 +21.42% 56
Hampshire -23 70 £320 +3.22% 19
North West +20 65 £420 +20.00% 22
Gloucestershire +5 58 £500 +11.11% 19
West Midlands -8 52 £428 +55.45% 23
Berkshire +1 50 £350 +11.11% 20
Yorkshire +1 47 £360 -2.70% 28
Scotland +2 43 £318 -19.13% 8
City of London +24 37 £450 -14.28% 28
Lancashire +18 36 £420 +50.67% 1
Cambridgeshire +26 35 £420 +5.00% 44
North East -14 35 £263 -8.69% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 34 £253 -12.17% 8
Tyne and Wear -19 34 £253 -12.17% 8
Surrey +6 31 £375 -6.25% 10
West Yorkshire -11 26 £325 -13.33% 15
South Wales +33 25 £408 +1.87% 5
Wales +28 25 £408 +1.87% 5
Cambridge +25 23 £338 -6.89% 41
Leeds -2 22 £325 -16.12% 12
Manchester +8 21 £320 +6.66% 12
Blackpool +17 20 £425 +57.40%
Reading +16 19 £363 +45.00% 3
Bristol +4 19 £425 +6.25% 9
Middlesex -6 18 £350 -
Oxfordshire +6 17 £408 -9.44% 20

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 742 (35.23%) C++
2 630 (29.91%) Linux
3 542 (25.74%) Java
4 479 (22.74%) Security Cleared
5 470 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
6 447 (21.23%) Software Engineering
7 369 (17.52%) Windows
8 328 (15.57%) Unix
9 325 (15.43%) SQL
10 319 (15.15%) Oracle
11 297 (14.10%) SC Cleared
12 287 (13.63%) Finance
13 264 (12.54%) Microsoft
14 261 (12.39%) Python
15 239 (11.35%) C#
15 239 (11.35%) JavaScript
16 218 (10.35%) Perl
17 217 (10.30%) Degree
18 205 (9.73%) HTML
19 203 (9.64%) Project Management
20 194 (9.21%) Scrum
21 174 (8.26%) Embedded C
21 174 (8.26%) DV Cleared
22 159 (7.55%) MS Excel
23 158 (7.50%) .NET
24 155 (7.36%) XML
24 155 (7.36%) TDD
25 154 (7.31%) SQL Server
26 152 (7.22%) UML
27 148 (7.03%) OO

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 81 (3.85%) Tuxedo
2 70 (3.32%) Apache
3 69 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 55 (2.61%) Confluence
5 52 (2.47%) JBoss
6 51 (2.42%) WebSphere
7 43 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 36 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 31 (1.47%) IIS
10 28 (1.33%) CMS
11 24 (1.14%) SAS
12 22 (1.04%) MQSeries
12 22 (1.04%) Skype for Business
12 22 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
13 20 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
14 19 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 19 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
15 18 (0.85%) MS Exchange
16 17 (0.81%) AquaLogic
17 16 (0.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 159 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 95 (4.51%) MS Office
3 33 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.95%) MS Project
6 18 (0.85%) Simulink
7 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
10 3 (0.14%) CATIA
11 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.095%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.047%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.047%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.047%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (0.81%) OpenText MBPM
2 16 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.47%) Primavera
5 10 (0.47%) Teamcenter
6 7 (0.33%) Sonata
7 6 (0.28%) Maximo
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.19%) Global One
8 4 (0.19%) LabWindows
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.14%) BigMachines
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.66%) Office 365
4 27 (1.28%) GitHub
5 19 (0.90%) IaaS
6 14 (0.66%) SaaS
7 13 (0.62%) PaaS
8 9 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.19%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.095%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.095%) Boomi
13 2 (0.095%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.095%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.08%) HTTP
2 93 (4.42%) TCP/IP
3 81 (3.85%) Wireless
4 52 (2.47%) SNMP
5 47 (2.23%) Internet
6 45 (2.14%) DNS
7 39 (1.85%) VPN
8 38 (1.80%) DHCP
8 38 (1.80%) DVB
9 32 (1.52%) SSL
10 30 (1.42%) VoIP
11 29 (1.38%) Firewall
11 29 (1.38%) LTE
12 27 (1.28%) 3G
13 25 (1.19%) Bluetooth
13 25 (1.19%) Ethernet
13 25 (1.19%) LAN
14 23 (1.09%) WAN
15 22 (1.04%) SAN
16 20 (0.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.18%) Relational Database
3 93 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 70 (3.32%) MySQL
5 55 (2.61%) RDBMS
6 54 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 46 (2.18%) Big Data
8 38 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 38 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (1.66%) MongoDB
10 26 (1.23%) DB2
11 21 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.76%) KDB
12 16 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (0.71%) GIS
14 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
15 13 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 127 (6.03%) JIRA
2 114 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 104 (4.94%) Subversion
4 86 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 85 (4.04%) Jenkins
6 63 (2.99%) ClearCase
7 62 (2.94%) Eclipse
8 53 (2.52%) Rational DOORS
9 43 (2.04%) Ant
10 38 (1.80%) GoogleTest
11 36 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 36 (1.71%) CppUnit
12 34 (1.61%) NUnit
12 34 (1.61%) StarTeam
13 29 (1.38%) Maven
14 27 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (1.14%) Bitbucket
16 23 (1.09%) Selenium
17 20 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
18 18 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 287 (13.63%) Finance
2 125 (5.94%) Banking
3 115 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 72 (3.42%) Electronics
5 43 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 41 (1.95%) Retail
7 40 (1.90%) Automotive
8 30 (1.42%) Legal
8 30 (1.42%) Marketing
9 24 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.04%) Avionics
10 22 (1.04%) Publishing
11 20 (0.95%) Front Office
12 18 (0.85%) Games
13 15 (0.71%) Military
14 13 (0.62%) Law
15 12 (0.57%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.52%) Back Office
17 9 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 629 (29.87%) Developer
2 312 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 164 (7.79%) Embedded Engineer
4 144 (6.84%) C++ Developer
5 137 (6.51%) Analyst
6 130 (6.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 120 (5.70%) Consultant
8 106 (5.03%) Software Developer
9 105 (4.99%) Project Manager
10 98 (4.65%) Architect
10 98 (4.65%) Java Developer
11 95 (4.51%) C Developer
12 67 (3.18%) Linux Engineer
13 64 (3.04%) C++ Software Engineer
14 57 (2.71%) Support Engineer
15 53 (2.52%) Embedded Developer
16 51 (2.42%) Business Analyst
17 48 (2.28%) Senior Developer
18 47 (2.23%) C++ Software Developer
19 46 (2.18%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (9.73%) HTML
2 158 (7.50%) .NET
3 155 (7.36%) XML
4 141 (6.70%) CSS
5 106 (5.03%) Middleware
6 104 (4.94%) HTML5
7 97 (4.61%) J2EE
8 93 (4.42%) Web Services
9 83 (3.94%) JSON
10 76 (3.61%) REST
11 71 (3.37%) AngularJS
11 71 (3.37%) jQuery
12 61 (2.90%) SOAP
13 57 (2.71%) CSS3
14 55 (2.61%) Node.js
15 42 (1.99%) Spring
16 39 (1.85%) RESTful
17 34 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 31 (1.47%) .NET Framework
19 30 (1.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 140 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.32%) Mathematics
3 93 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 79 (3.75%) Embedded Systems
5 72 (3.42%) User Experience
6 58 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 56 (2.66%) Clustering
8 51 (2.42%) Device Driver
9 49 (2.33%) Management Information System
9 49 (2.33%) STB
10 48 (2.28%) Algorithms
11 46 (2.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 38 (1.80%) Digital TV
13 36 (1.71%) VHDL
14 34 (1.61%) Derivative
15 32 (1.52%) Mobile App
16 29 (1.38%) MPEG
17 24 (1.14%) Blackberry
18 22 (1.04%) Physics
19 21 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 630 (29.91%) Linux
2 369 (17.52%) Windows
3 328 (15.57%) Unix
4 98 (4.65%) AIX
5 91 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 88 (4.18%) Solaris
7 83 (3.94%) Windows Server
8 65 (3.09%) Android
9 45 (2.14%) Windows 7
10 43 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 40 (1.90%) Embedded Linux
12 34 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (1.47%) VxWorks
14 30 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 25 (1.19%) Ubuntu
17 20 (0.95%) VME
18 19 (0.90%) OS/390
18 19 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
2 447 (21.23%) Software Engineering
3 203 (9.64%) Project Management
4 194 (9.21%) Scrum
5 155 (7.36%) TDD
6 152 (7.22%) UML
7 148 (7.03%) OO
8 138 (6.55%) ITIL
9 133 (6.32%) Multithreading
10 132 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (5.70%) Configuration Management
12 109 (5.18%) SDLC
13 106 (5.03%) Unit Testing
14 94 (4.46%) Open Source
15 86 (4.08%) Integration Testing
16 82 (3.89%) Mentoring
17 78 (3.70%) SOA
18 76 (3.61%) Change Management
18 76 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (3.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 742 (35.23%) C++
2 542 (25.74%) Java
3 325 (15.43%) SQL
4 261 (12.39%) Python
5 239 (11.35%) C#
5 239 (11.35%) JavaScript
6 218 (10.35%) Perl
7 174 (8.26%) Embedded C
8 119 (5.65%) Shell Script
9 90 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 77 (3.66%) COBOL
11 75 (3.56%) Ruby
12 67 (3.18%) PowerShell
12 67 (3.18%) VB
13 58 (2.75%) PHP
14 54 (2.56%) Embedded C++
15 47 (2.23%) PL/SQL
16 42 (1.99%) Assembly Language
17 37 (1.76%) Objective-C
18 36 (1.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 479 (22.74%) Security Cleared
2 297 (14.10%) SC Cleared
3 217 (10.30%) Degree
4 174 (8.26%) DV Cleared
5 40 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (1.23%) CISSP
8 21 (1.00%) CCNA
9 20 (0.95%) CCNP
10 19 (0.90%) HND
10 19 (0.90%) PMP
11 18 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.76%) Sun Certification
13 15 (0.71%) CEH
13 15 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.66%) MCP
14 14 (0.66%) MCSE
15 13 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.94%) QA
2 37 (1.76%) MISRA
3 33 (1.57%) SLA
4 23 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (1.09%) DO-178B
5 18 (0.85%) MISRA C
6 15 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.71%) JSP 440
7 12 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.33%) RMADS
11 6 (0.28%) DO-160
11 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.24%) ISO26262
13 4 (0.19%) GPG13
13 4 (0.19%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.14%) ISO15022
14 3 (0.14%) ISO20022
14 3 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 86 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.42%) Firmware
4 22 (1.04%) Docker
4 22 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.85%) KVM
6 14 (0.66%) iptables
7 12 (0.57%) vSphere
8 9 (0.43%) RHEV
8 9 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.38%) LXC
9 8 (0.38%) XenApp
10 7 (0.33%) NFS
10 7 (0.33%) OpenSSH
10 7 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.33%) Xen
11 6 (0.28%) Varnish
11 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (2.18%) Puppet
2 25 (1.19%) Control-M
3 22 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (0.90%) SCCM
5 15 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 14 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.66%) Tivoli
7 11 (0.52%) BladeLogic
7 11 (0.52%) Nagios
7 11 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 10 (0.47%) Netcool
8 10 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (0.43%) HP SIM
9 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.33%) SCOM
11 6 (0.28%) Ansible
11 6 (0.28%) Cacti
11 6 (0.28%) OpenNebula
12 5 (0.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 319 (15.15%) Oracle
2 264 (12.54%) Microsoft
3 122 (5.79%) IBM
4 112 (5.32%) Red Hat
5 80 (3.80%) HP
6 61 (2.90%) Cisco
7 57 (2.71%) VMware
8 54 (2.56%) Micro Focus
9 39 (1.85%) SAP
10 33 (1.57%) Veritas
11 31 (1.47%) Sybase
12 30 (1.42%) Sun
13 28 (1.33%) Remedy
14 27 (1.28%) Google
15 26 (1.23%) EMC
16 21 (1.00%) Citrix
16 21 (1.00%) Informatica
17 19 (0.90%) Coverity
18 18 (0.85%) Adobe
18 18 (0.85%) Axway
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