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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
UK
Rank 126 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing C 875 989 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.95% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.90% 5.05% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 513 476
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 138 126
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £15.25 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £50.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +18.57%

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
17867 19589 19342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.58% 38.55% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12186 13269 12961
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 511 416
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.27 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -18 793 £440 +10.00% 430
London -1 315 £495 +8.79% 121
South East -36 146 £400 +14.28% 94
South West +4 105 £463 +8.82% 15
East of England +11 90 £350 -15.15% 84
Gloucestershire -1 59 £500 +5.26% 6
Cambridgeshire +13 57 £330 -17.50% 65
Cambridge +11 49 £330 -14.28% 58
Hampshire -36 43 £325 +8.33% 27
West Midlands +13 37 £413 +65.00% 31
Yorkshire +13 36 £400 - 23
Scotland +26 35 £350 -6.66% 38
City of London -12 31 £508 +4.10% 28
Berkshire +18 30 £450 +40.62% 31
West Yorkshire +21 26 £388 -6.06% 11
Wiltshire +17 23 £313 -24.24% 1
Leeds +3 23 £388 -10.40% 6
South Wales +34 22 £425 -5.55% 10
Wales +23 22 £425 -5.55% 11
East Midlands +11 22 £388 +11.51% 11
North West -10 21 £530 +21.83% 28
Reading +17 19 £450 +38.46% 7
Surrey +9 18 £440 +6.02% 13
Hertfordshire +1 16 £340 - 13
Aberdeen +1 15 £400 +13.47% 2
Middlesex -6 14 £355 +1.42%
North East -14 14 £336 +13.98% 20
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 14 £336 +13.98% 13
Tyne and Wear -25 14 £336 +13.98% 13
Northern Ireland -5 13 £415 -

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 628 (30.40%) C++
2 526 (25.46%) Security Cleared
3 524 (25.36%) Java
4 489 (23.67%) Linux
5 435 (21.06%) Software Engineering
6 429 (20.76%) Python
7 426 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
8 336 (16.26%) Windows
9 323 (15.63%) SQL
10 297 (14.38%) Finance
11 289 (13.99%) SC Cleared
12 236 (11.42%) C#
13 233 (11.28%) Microsoft
14 221 (10.70%) Unix
15 217 (10.50%) Oracle
16 215 (10.41%) Degree
17 210 (10.16%) DV Cleared
18 201 (9.73%) Perl
19 186 (9.00%) JavaScript
20 183 (8.86%) DevOps
21 176 (8.52%) Project Management
22 173 (8.37%) Scrum
23 170 (8.23%) Embedded C
24 167 (8.08%) SQL Server
25 155 (7.50%) HTML
26 151 (7.31%) MS Excel
27 144 (6.97%) HTTP
28 135 (6.53%) TDD
29 129 (6.24%) TCP/IP
30 125 (6.05%) 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 71 (3.44%) Apache
2 66 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.18%) Confluence
4 41 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 30 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 29 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 27 (1.31%) nginx
9 24 (1.16%) Skype for Business
10 23 (1.11%) Apache Pig
11 22 (1.06%) IIS
11 22 (1.06%) JBoss
12 21 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
12 21 (1.02%) SAS
13 17 (0.82%) Tuxedo
14 14 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 151 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 78 (3.78%) MS Office
3 45 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.45%) Simulink
6 21 (1.02%) MS Project
7 10 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.34%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
10 4 (0.19%) SPSS
11 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.097%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.048%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.048%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 49 (2.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.29%) Primavera
6 5 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.24%) SAP PM
6 5 (0.24%) Sonata
6 5 (0.24%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.15%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.097%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.71%) Office 365
4 25 (1.21%) Amazon S3
5 22 (1.06%) IaaS
6 20 (0.97%) GitHub
7 17 (0.82%) PaaS
8 16 (0.77%) SaaS
9 15 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.44%) Yammer
12 8 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
14 6 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 144 (6.97%) HTTP
2 129 (6.24%) TCP/IP
3 76 (3.68%) Internet
4 58 (2.81%) DNS
5 55 (2.66%) SSL
6 49 (2.37%) Wireless
7 45 (2.18%) Firewall
8 40 (1.94%) MQTT
9 38 (1.84%) LDAP
10 37 (1.79%) DHCP
10 37 (1.79%) LAN
10 37 (1.79%) RTSP
11 36 (1.74%) WAN
12 34 (1.65%) VPN
13 28 (1.36%) SNMP
14 25 (1.21%) Bluetooth
15 23 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (1.02%) BGP
16 21 (1.02%) DVB
17 20 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.36%) Big Data
2 90 (4.36%) Hadoop
3 67 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 59 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 52 (2.52%) MySQL
5 52 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 39 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (1.16%) Apache Hive
8 23 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.02%) HBase
9 21 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (0.68%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
14 10 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 117 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 113 (5.47%) Git (software)
3 83 (4.02%) JIRA
4 62 (3.00%) Subversion
5 47 (2.27%) Eclipse
6 40 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
8 34 (1.65%) Selenium
9 32 (1.55%) GCC
10 25 (1.21%) Cucumber
10 25 (1.21%) GDB
11 24 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (1.11%) Maven
13 20 (0.97%) JUnit
14 19 (0.92%) Android Studio
14 19 (0.92%) SoapUI
15 18 (0.87%) Ant
16 17 (0.82%) LoadRunner
16 17 (0.82%) Mercurial
17 16 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 297 (14.38%) Finance
2 107 (5.18%) Banking
3 54 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 51 (2.47%) Retail
5 50 (2.42%) Electronics
6 49 (2.37%) Aerospace
7 40 (1.94%) Automotive
8 35 (1.69%) Front Office
8 35 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.36%) Law
9 28 (1.36%) Marketing
10 27 (1.31%) Military
11 25 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 22 (1.06%) Legal
13 20 (0.97%) Games
14 19 (0.92%) Advertising
15 14 (0.68%) Publishing
16 12 (0.58%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.48%) Avionics
17 10 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 541 (26.19%) Developer
2 286 (13.84%) Software Engineer
3 145 (7.02%) Analyst
4 136 (6.58%) Architect
5 134 (6.49%) Embedded Engineer
6 126 (6.10%) Java Developer
7 120 (5.81%) C++ Developer
7 120 (5.81%) Consultant
8 94 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 80 (3.87%) C Developer
10 70 (3.39%) Business Analyst
11 69 (3.34%) Project Manager
12 65 (3.15%) Senior Developer
13 60 (2.90%) C++ Software Engineer
14 59 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
15 58 (2.81%) C Software Engineer
16 52 (2.52%) Software Developer
17 49 (2.37%) Administrator
18 47 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
19 45 (2.18%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (7.50%) HTML
2 122 (5.91%) XML
3 120 (5.81%) .NET
4 117 (5.66%) Web Services
5 111 (5.37%) JSON
6 75 (3.63%) REST
7 70 (3.39%) CSS
8 55 (2.66%) J2EE
9 54 (2.61%) Kafka
10 48 (2.32%) XSLT
11 40 (1.94%) Protocol Buffers
12 39 (1.89%) HTML5
13 37 (1.79%) Middleware
14 36 (1.74%) AngularJS
15 33 (1.60%) RESTful
16 30 (1.45%) Node.js
16 30 (1.45%) Spring
17 29 (1.40%) SOAP
18 25 (1.21%) Java EE
19 22 (1.06%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.28%) Computer Science
3 76 (3.68%) Mathematics
4 65 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
5 59 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.57%) Data Centre
7 45 (2.18%) Video on Demand
8 37 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 37 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 37 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 35 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 34 (1.65%) Device Driver
11 33 (1.60%) PKI
12 32 (1.55%) Clustering
13 30 (1.45%) Derivative
14 29 (1.40%) Fixed Income
15 26 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (1.26%) Equities
16 24 (1.16%) User Experience
17 23 (1.11%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 489 (23.67%) Linux
2 336 (16.26%) Windows
3 221 (10.70%) Unix
4 67 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 60 (2.90%) Android
6 47 (2.27%) Solaris
7 45 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (2.08%) Apple iOS
9 38 (1.84%) CentOS
10 33 (1.60%) Ubuntu
11 29 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
12 28 (1.36%) Windows 7
13 20 (0.97%) AIX
13 20 (0.97%) Windows 10
13 20 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.87%) MVS
15 10 (0.48%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.44%) VxWorks
16 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (21.06%) Software Engineering
2 426 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (8.86%) DevOps
4 176 (8.52%) Project Management
5 173 (8.37%) Scrum
6 135 (6.53%) TDD
7 125 (6.05%) OO
8 124 (6.00%) ITIL
9 118 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 118 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 113 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
11 112 (5.42%) UML
12 106 (5.13%) SDLC
13 105 (5.08%) Open Source
14 104 (5.03%) Multithreading
15 103 (4.99%) Migration
16 86 (4.16%) PRINCE2
17 84 (4.07%) High Availability
18 78 (3.78%) Requirements Management
19 77 (3.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 628 (30.40%) C++
2 524 (25.36%) Java
3 429 (20.76%) Python
4 323 (15.63%) SQL
5 236 (11.42%) C#
6 201 (9.73%) Perl
7 186 (9.00%) JavaScript
8 170 (8.23%) Embedded C
9 100 (4.84%) Bash Shell
10 75 (3.63%) PHP
11 70 (3.39%) Embedded C++
12 69 (3.34%) Ruby
13 67 (3.24%) Shell Script
13 67 (3.24%) VB
14 54 (2.61%) MATLAB
15 45 (2.18%) PowerShell
16 35 (1.69%) Ada
16 35 (1.69%) Go
17 31 (1.50%) Objective-C
18 28 (1.36%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 526 (25.46%) Security Cleared
2 289 (13.99%) SC Cleared
3 215 (10.41%) Degree
4 210 (10.16%) DV Cleared
5 29 (1.40%) ISEB
6 28 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 26 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 26 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.02%) CCNA
9 17 (0.82%) CCNP
10 16 (0.77%) AWS Certification
10 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (0.63%) PMP
12 12 (0.58%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.53%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.39%) HNC
15 8 (0.39%) NVQ Level 3
16 6 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.39%) QA
2 32 (1.55%) MISRA
3 22 (1.06%) MISRA C
4 19 (0.92%) SLA
5 16 (0.77%) DO-178B
6 14 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.58%) ISO26262
8 9 (0.44%) IEC 61508
8 9 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.34%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.29%) MiFID
10 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.15%) SDET
11 3 (0.15%) TARGET2
12 2 (0.097%) GDPR
12 2 (0.097%) SEPA
System Software
1 84 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 74 (3.58%) Docker
3 57 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (2.18%) Firmware
5 30 (1.45%) vSphere
6 17 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 13 (0.63%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.63%) HDFS
9 11 (0.53%) Squid
10 10 (0.48%) KVM
11 9 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.44%) iptables
11 9 (0.44%) Sendmail
11 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.39%) RHEV
12 8 (0.39%) XenApp
13 7 (0.34%) Dovecot
13 7 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 76 (3.68%) Puppet
2 39 (1.89%) Ansible
3 35 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.02%) SCCM
7 20 (0.97%) SCOM
8 15 (0.73%) Rancher
9 14 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
9 14 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.68%) vRealize
10 13 (0.63%) Oozie
11 11 (0.53%) Graphite
12 10 (0.48%) Nagios
13 9 (0.44%) Terraform
13 9 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (0.39%) Ambari
14 8 (0.39%) Cacti
14 8 (0.39%) Control-M
14 8 (0.39%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 233 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 217 (10.50%) Oracle
3 87 (4.21%) VMware
4 81 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 77 (3.73%) Cisco
6 53 (2.57%) IBM
7 44 (2.13%) HP
8 37 (1.79%) SAP
9 20 (0.97%) Citrix
9 20 (0.97%) Sybase
10 18 (0.87%) Atlassian
10 18 (0.87%) TIBCO
11 16 (0.77%) Informatica
11 16 (0.77%) Teradata
12 13 (0.63%) Cloudera
12 13 (0.63%) EMC
12 13 (0.63%) Sun
13 12 (0.58%) Google
13 12 (0.58%) Hortonworks
13 12 (0.58%) SolarWinds
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