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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
UK
Rank 128 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing C 890 1067 979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.96% 2.05% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.82% 5.37% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 527 484
Median daily rate £450 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 150 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.90 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.43% +19.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.25 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +19.14%

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
18446 19864 19532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.67% 38.19% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12706 13500 12868
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 486 416
Median hourly rate £41.82 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £18.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

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 22 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -17 818 £450 +12.50% 435
London +24 332 £500 +11.11% 108
South East -34 177 £400 +14.28% 94
South West -9 101 £475 +5.55% 39
East of England +19 85 £400 - 92
Gloucestershire -3 51 £500 -1.96% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 45 £400 - 74
Hampshire -42 44 £350 +14.28% 22
Cambridge +15 41 £400 +16.78% 73
Berkshire +28 39 £350 -6.66% 23
Surrey +5 32 £526 +26.80% 14
West Midlands +6 31 £440 +69.23% 21
Scotland +33 30 £329 -13.48% 32
City of London +1 30 £515 -6.36% 17
Yorkshire -5 29 £495 +15.78% 18
North West -30 28 £488 +25.40% 43
Reading +19 27 £313 -10.71% 4
West Yorkshire +4 22 £400 -6.97% 7
East Midlands +11 21 £388 +31.35% 8
Hertfordshire +10 21 £345 - 6
Wales +21 20 £425 +9.67% 13
South Wales +33 19 £438 +9.37% 10
Bristol +9 19 £385 -3.75% 23
Leeds -3 19 £400 -8.04% 3
Aberdeen +6 15 £255 - 2
Middlesex -4 15 £360 +2.85%
Essex +4 13 £403 -8.00% 8
Manchester -13 13 £550 +25.00% 25
East Sussex +10 12 £438 +18.24% 8
Wiltshire 0 12 £375 - 1

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 582 (29.06%) C++
2 512 (25.56%) Java
3 507 (25.31%) Security Cleared
4 472 (23.56%) Linux
5 433 (21.62%) Python
6 407 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
7 405 (20.22%) Software Engineering
8 321 (16.03%) Windows
9 295 (14.73%) Finance
10 282 (14.08%) SQL
11 280 (13.98%) SC Cleared
12 244 (12.18%) Microsoft
13 230 (11.48%) Degree
14 224 (11.18%) C#
15 200 (9.99%) Perl
15 200 (9.99%) Unix
16 197 (9.84%) DV Cleared
17 196 (9.79%) JavaScript
18 195 (9.74%) Oracle
19 177 (8.84%) Project Management
20 172 (8.59%) HTML
21 171 (8.54%) Embedded C
22 162 (8.09%) DevOps
23 159 (7.94%) MS Excel
24 154 (7.69%) SQL Server
25 152 (7.59%) Scrum
26 137 (6.84%) Configuration Management
27 132 (6.59%) SDLC
28 130 (6.49%) HTTP
29 127 (6.34%) TDD

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 79 (3.94%) Apache
2 55 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 45 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.20%) nginx
6 42 (2.10%) Confluence
7 41 (2.05%) Apache Spark
8 29 (1.45%) Skype for Business
9 27 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.15%) JBoss
11 22 (1.10%) Apache Pig
12 21 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.95%) IIS
14 15 (0.75%) CMS
15 14 (0.70%) SAS
16 13 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.60%) Tuxedo
18 11 (0.55%) TPMS
19 10 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
19 10 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 159 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 74 (3.69%) MS Office
3 40 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 29 (1.45%) Simulink
6 24 (1.20%) MS Project
7 12 (0.60%) Doxygen
8 9 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.15%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.100%) PaintShop Pro
12 2 (0.100%) SPSS
12 2 (0.100%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.050%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.050%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 52 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 15 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.50%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.40%) Primavera
5 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.25%) Sonata
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (0.20%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.15%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.100%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 112 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.40%) Office 365
4 22 (1.10%) Amazon S3
5 20 (1.00%) IaaS
6 19 (0.95%) SaaS
7 16 (0.80%) GitHub
8 15 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.75%) PaaS
9 14 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.25%) Yammer
15 4 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 130 (6.49%) HTTP
2 123 (6.14%) TCP/IP
3 62 (3.10%) Internet
4 57 (2.85%) SSL
5 50 (2.50%) DNS
6 45 (2.25%) Wireless
7 39 (1.95%) WAN
8 38 (1.90%) VPN
9 37 (1.85%) Firewall
10 35 (1.75%) LAN
10 35 (1.75%) MQTT
10 35 (1.75%) RTSP
11 33 (1.65%) DHCP
12 29 (1.45%) LDAP
13 26 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (1.25%) SNMP
15 23 (1.15%) Skype
16 22 (1.10%) Bluetooth
17 20 (1.00%) BGP
17 20 (1.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.04%) Big Data
3 80 (3.99%) Hadoop
4 58 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 52 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 37 (1.85%) MySQL
8 29 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (1.10%) Apache Hive
9 22 (1.10%) HBase
10 18 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.55%) DB2
13 11 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 127 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 123 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 71 (3.54%) JIRA
4 47 (2.35%) Eclipse
4 47 (2.35%) Subversion
5 39 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
6 34 (1.70%) Visual Studio
7 30 (1.50%) Selenium
8 24 (1.20%) ProC
9 22 (1.10%) GCC
10 21 (1.05%) Android Studio
10 21 (1.05%) Maven
10 21 (1.05%) Rational Rhapsody
11 18 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (0.90%) JUnit
12 17 (0.85%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.85%) LoadRunner
13 16 (0.80%) GDB
14 15 (0.75%) Gradle
14 15 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 295 (14.73%) Finance
2 93 (4.64%) Banking
3 68 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 59 (2.95%) Electronics
5 48 (2.40%) Retail
6 41 (2.05%) Automotive
7 40 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 40 (2.00%) Front Office
8 39 (1.95%) Marketing
9 34 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.45%) Military
11 27 (1.35%) Law
11 27 (1.35%) Legal
12 22 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 21 (1.05%) Advertising
14 18 (0.90%) Games
15 15 (0.75%) Publishing
16 12 (0.60%) Avionics
17 10 (0.50%) Billing
18 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 512 (25.56%) Developer
2 270 (13.48%) Software Engineer
3 158 (7.89%) Architect
4 146 (7.29%) Analyst
5 129 (6.44%) Embedded Engineer
6 123 (6.14%) Java Developer
7 110 (5.49%) C++ Developer
8 107 (5.34%) Consultant
9 94 (4.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 79 (3.94%) C Developer
11 72 (3.59%) Business Analyst
11 72 (3.59%) Project Manager
12 65 (3.25%) Senior Developer
13 59 (2.95%) C++ Software Engineer
14 58 (2.90%) C Software Engineer
15 55 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
16 50 (2.50%) Software Developer
17 47 (2.35%) Embedded Developer
18 43 (2.15%) Senior Software Engineer
19 42 (2.10%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (8.59%) HTML
2 113 (5.64%) .NET
3 111 (5.54%) XML
4 109 (5.44%) Web Services
5 98 (4.89%) JSON
6 70 (3.49%) REST
7 64 (3.20%) CSS
8 60 (3.00%) J2EE
9 53 (2.65%) Kafka
10 52 (2.60%) XSLT
11 38 (1.90%) Protocol Buffers
12 36 (1.80%) HTML5
13 34 (1.70%) AngularJS
13 34 (1.70%) Middleware
14 28 (1.40%) Node.js
15 27 (1.35%) RESTful
15 27 (1.35%) SOAP
16 23 (1.15%) Spring
17 21 (1.05%) Hibernate
18 20 (1.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.34%) Computer Science
2 98 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (3.10%) Embedded Systems
4 56 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 49 (2.45%) Data Centre
6 44 (2.20%) Video on Demand
7 39 (1.95%) Fixed Income
7 39 (1.95%) PKI
8 38 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 36 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 35 (1.75%) Public Cloud
11 32 (1.60%) Client/Server
11 32 (1.60%) Device Driver
12 31 (1.55%) Derivative
13 28 (1.40%) Equities
14 25 (1.25%) Clustering
14 25 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (1.25%) STB
15 23 (1.15%) Digital TV
16 22 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 472 (23.56%) Linux
2 321 (16.03%) Windows
3 200 (9.99%) Unix
4 64 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 61 (3.05%) Android
6 39 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 38 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.75%) CentOS
9 34 (1.70%) AIX
10 30 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
10 30 (1.50%) Windows 7
11 29 (1.45%) Solaris
11 29 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 25 (1.25%) Windows 10
13 20 (1.00%) MVS
14 19 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 8 (0.40%) CatOS
18 7 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (20.22%) Software Engineering
3 177 (8.84%) Project Management
4 162 (8.09%) DevOps
5 152 (7.59%) Scrum
6 137 (6.84%) Configuration Management
7 132 (6.59%) SDLC
8 127 (6.34%) TDD
9 115 (5.74%) Open Source
10 112 (5.59%) ITIL
10 112 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 108 (5.39%) OO
12 103 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (4.94%) Migration
14 98 (4.89%) UML
15 95 (4.74%) Mathematics
16 89 (4.44%) Multithreading
17 87 (4.34%) PRINCE2
18 82 (4.09%) Waterfall
19 76 (3.79%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 582 (29.06%) C++
2 512 (25.56%) Java
3 433 (21.62%) Python
4 282 (14.08%) SQL
5 224 (11.18%) C#
6 200 (9.99%) Perl
7 196 (9.79%) JavaScript
8 171 (8.54%) Embedded C
9 88 (4.39%) Bash Shell
10 78 (3.89%) PHP
11 64 (3.20%) Ruby
12 63 (3.15%) Embedded C++
13 62 (3.10%) VB
14 61 (3.05%) MATLAB
15 50 (2.50%) Shell Script
16 39 (1.95%) PowerShell
17 31 (1.55%) Go
18 29 (1.45%) Ada
19 28 (1.40%) COBOL
19 28 (1.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 507 (25.31%) Security Cleared
2 280 (13.98%) SC Cleared
3 230 (11.48%) Degree
4 197 (9.84%) DV Cleared
5 29 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 28 (1.40%) ISEB
7 22 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 16 (0.80%) CCNA
10 16 (0.80%) CCNP
11 14 (0.70%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.50%) PMP
14 10 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.45%) HNC
15 9 (0.45%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.40%) NVQ Level 3
17 5 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.49%) QA
2 28 (1.40%) MISRA
3 19 (0.95%) MISRA C
3 19 (0.95%) SLA
4 14 (0.70%) ISO26262
5 13 (0.65%) DO-178B
5 13 (0.65%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.40%) IEC 61508
8 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.25%) MiFID
9 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.20%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.20%) GDPR
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.15%) SEPA
12 2 (0.100%) COBIT
12 2 (0.100%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 93 (4.64%) Docker
2 84 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (2.20%) Firmware
5 28 (1.40%) vSphere
6 14 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.65%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.60%) XenApp
9 11 (0.55%) HDFS
10 10 (0.50%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 8 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.35%) KVM
13 7 (0.35%) Squid
14 6 (0.30%) vCloud
15 5 (0.25%) RHEV
16 4 (0.20%) Dovecot
16 4 (0.20%) iptables
16 4 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (3.10%) Puppet
2 45 (2.25%) Ansible
3 33 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (1.35%) SCCM
5 25 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 25 (1.25%) SCOM
6 16 (0.80%) Rancher
7 14 (0.70%) vRealize
8 12 (0.60%) Graphite
8 12 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (0.50%) Oozie
9 10 (0.50%) Terraform
10 8 (0.40%) Ambari
10 8 (0.40%) PowerCLI
11 7 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.35%) Nagios
11 7 (0.35%) SELinux
12 6 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 244 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 195 (9.74%) Oracle
3 88 (4.39%) VMware
4 80 (3.99%) Cisco
5 69 (3.44%) Red Hat
6 42 (2.10%) IBM
6 42 (2.10%) SAP
7 39 (1.95%) HP
8 27 (1.35%) Citrix
9 18 (0.90%) Sybase
10 16 (0.80%) Teradata
11 15 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 15 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.70%) Google
13 13 (0.65%) EMC
13 13 (0.65%) ION Trading
14 12 (0.60%) Hortonworks
14 12 (0.60%) SolarWinds
15 11 (0.55%) Cloudera
15 11 (0.55%) Informatica
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