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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 119 104 83
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Contract jobs citing C 993 1075 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 2.00% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.66% 5.32% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 594 549
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £341
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 103 165
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%

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
21322 20201 18719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.10% 37.54% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14263 13075 11483
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 431 596
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £15.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 -24 908 £375 - 645
London -43 295 £450 +5.88% 180
South East -17 254 £334 -1.11% 144
South West +25 107 £405 +15.71% 54
Hampshire -4 102 £310 - 25
East of England -2 77 £333 -12.78% 98
City of London -33 60 £519 +38.33% 74
Gloucestershire +9 54 £450 +41.73% 19
North West -7 54 £350 +9.37% 49
Berkshire -3 48 £318 -13.89% 28
Scotland +10 40 £375 +0.49% 18
West Midlands -17 39 £290 +9.43% 41
Yorkshire -7 32 £350 +19.65% 24
Cambridgeshire -19 29 £420 +5.00% 58
West Yorkshire -7 27 £358 +30.00% 16
Hertfordshire 0 25 £325 +18.01% 20
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £413 +3.12% 10
East Midlands -7 22 £350 +9.37% 28
Leeds -9 21 £375 +36.36% 10
Bristol +4 19 £400 +64.10% 12
East Sussex -9 19 £350 +20.68% 7
Hook +4 18 £310 +3.50% 1
Cambridge -29 17 £400 - 45
Oxfordshire -21 16 £475 +53.22% 24
Middlesex +2 15 £350 -1.75% 2
Brighton -4 15 £300 +50.00% 6
Reading -5 14 £250 -40.82% 11
Cheshire -8 14 £363 - 4
Manchester -12 13 £333 -19.39% 33
Surrey -19 13 £413 +17.85% 33

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 680 (33.28%) C++
2 567 (27.75%) Linux
3 456 (22.32%) Software Engineering
4 387 (18.94%) Security Cleared
5 367 (17.96%) Java
6 329 (16.10%) UNIX
7 307 (15.03%) Finance
8 299 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
9 283 (13.85%) Windows
10 280 (13.71%) SQL
11 245 (11.99%) Python
12 221 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
13 211 (10.33%) SC Cleared
14 209 (10.23%) Embedded C
15 196 (9.59%) Project Management
16 195 (9.54%) Oracle
17 177 (8.66%) Microsoft
18 176 (8.61%) Degree
19 169 (8.27%) OO
20 164 (8.03%) UML
21 162 (7.93%) C#
22 158 (7.73%) DV Cleared
23 148 (7.24%) Perl
24 144 (7.05%) JavaScript
25 142 (6.95%) HTML
26 130 (6.36%) Telecoms
27 129 (6.31%) Banking
28 123 (6.02%) .NET
28 123 (6.02%) Web Services
29 119 (5.82%) Subversion

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 41 (2.01%) Apache
2 37 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 25 (1.22%) WebLogic
4 25 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.17%) Node.js
6 19 (0.93%) JBoss
7 18 (0.88%) Confluence
8 14 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.64%) IIS
10 12 (0.59%) SAS
11 11 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.54%) Lync
11 11 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
13 7 (0.34%) CMS
13 7 (0.34%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 117 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 61 (2.99%) MS Office
3 41 (2.01%) MS Project
4 23 (1.13%) Simulink
4 23 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.64%) Doxygen
7 11 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.49%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.44%) Siemens NX
10 7 (0.34%) 3ds Max
11 5 (0.24%) CATIA
12 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.15%) Maya
13 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
14 2 (0.098%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.098%) TargetLink
15 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.69%) Teamcenter
3 13 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.24%) Summit
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
6 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.20%) LabWindows
7 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.098%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.098%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.098%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.73%) SaaS
2 11 (0.54%) IaaS
3 10 (0.49%) PaaS
4 9 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.34%) Office 365
6 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.098%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.049%) Boomi
10 1 (0.049%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.049%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.049%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.049%) GitHub
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.29%) TCP/IP
2 76 (3.72%) Wireless
3 75 (3.67%) DNS
4 65 (3.18%) HTTP
5 60 (2.94%) SAN
6 53 (2.59%) Firewall
7 47 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
7 47 (2.30%) SSL
8 46 (2.25%) DHCP
9 45 (2.20%) LTE
10 41 (2.01%) WAN
11 38 (1.86%) GSM
12 37 (1.81%) VPN
12 37 (1.81%) Internet
13 36 (1.76%) LDAP
14 35 (1.71%) LAN
15 32 (1.57%) Network Security
16 31 (1.52%) 3G
17 29 (1.42%) 4G
18 28 (1.37%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.89%) Oracle Database
3 35 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 35 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (1.27%) DB2
5 25 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 24 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 23 (1.13%) MySQL
7 23 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (1.08%) Data Mining
9 20 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.78%) OLTP
12 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.64%) SQLite
14 11 (0.54%) OLAP
14 11 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 119 (5.82%) Subversion
2 90 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 63 (3.08%) ClearCase
4 62 (3.03%) JIRA
5 53 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 53 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 52 (2.55%) GoogleTest
7 45 (2.20%) Ant
7 45 (2.20%) NUnit
8 36 (1.76%) CppUnit
9 33 (1.62%) Maven
10 32 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
11 21 (1.03%) ProC
12 19 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (0.88%) Hudson
14 17 (0.83%) Eclipse
14 17 (0.83%) Selenium
15 16 (0.78%) Rational Rose
16 15 (0.73%) Artifactory
17 14 (0.69%) Gradle
General
1 307 (15.03%) Finance
2 130 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 129 (6.31%) Banking
4 90 (4.41%) Electronics
5 55 (2.69%) Retail
6 53 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 46 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 45 (2.20%) Automotive
9 41 (2.01%) Marketing
10 30 (1.47%) Front Office
11 28 (1.37%) Aerospace
12 24 (1.17%) Military
13 23 (1.13%) Legal
13 23 (1.13%) Publishing
13 23 (1.13%) Games
14 14 (0.69%) Back Office
15 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.64%) Local Government
15 13 (0.64%) Avionics
16 12 (0.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 522 (25.55%) Developer
2 330 (16.15%) Software Engineer
3 152 (7.44%) Analyst
4 131 (6.41%) Project Manager
5 126 (6.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 102 (4.99%) Architect
7 97 (4.75%) Consultant
8 91 (4.45%) C++ Developer
9 86 (4.21%) C Developer
10 79 (3.87%) Software Developer
11 56 (2.74%) Business Analyst
11 56 (2.74%) Java Developer
12 45 (2.20%) Embedded Software Developer
13 39 (1.91%) Programmer
14 38 (1.86%) Administrator
15 31 (1.52%) Senior Software Engineer
16 30 (1.47%) Senior Developer
16 30 (1.47%) Tester
16 30 (1.47%) Front-End Developer
17 29 (1.42%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (6.95%) HTML
2 123 (6.02%) .NET
2 123 (6.02%) Web Services
3 90 (4.41%) XML
4 81 (3.96%) CSS
5 70 (3.43%) HTML5
6 52 (2.55%) jQuery
7 43 (2.10%) J2EE
8 41 (2.01%) CSS3
9 38 (1.86%) JSON
10 31 (1.52%) AngularJS
11 30 (1.47%) Middleware
12 26 (1.27%) Java EE
13 23 (1.13%) RESTful
14 22 (1.08%) Qt
14 22 (1.08%) XSLT
15 19 (0.93%) OpenGL
15 19 (0.93%) Sass
15 19 (0.93%) WCF
16 18 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 221 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (4.01%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.52%) Device Driver
4 61 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 61 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
5 60 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 59 (2.89%) Mathematics
7 50 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 33 (1.62%) Derivative
9 28 (1.37%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.22%) User Experience
11 23 (1.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 22 (1.08%) Fat Client
12 22 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.08%) Thin Client
13 20 (0.98%) PMI
13 20 (0.98%) Physics
14 19 (0.93%) Replication
15 18 (0.88%) Mainframe
16 17 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 567 (27.75%) Linux
2 329 (16.10%) UNIX
3 283 (13.85%) Windows
4 70 (3.43%) Solaris
5 62 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
6 48 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 47 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 47 (2.30%) AIX
8 46 (2.25%) Android
9 42 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.17%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.73%) VxWorks
15 14 (0.69%) Windows CE
16 12 (0.59%) HPUX
17 11 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.54%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (22.32%) Software Engineering
2 299 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (9.59%) Project Management
4 169 (8.27%) OO
5 164 (8.03%) UML
6 117 (5.73%) Configuration Management
7 108 (5.29%) Multithreading
8 97 (4.75%) OOD
9 91 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 87 (4.26%) PRINCE2
11 85 (4.16%) SDLC
12 84 (4.11%) ITIL
13 73 (3.57%) Migration
13 73 (3.57%) TDD
13 73 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (2.94%) Scrum
15 59 (2.89%) Change Management
15 59 (2.89%) Unit Testing
16 58 (2.84%) Integration Testing
17 57 (2.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 680 (33.28%) C++
2 367 (17.96%) Java
3 280 (13.71%) SQL
4 245 (11.99%) Python
5 209 (10.23%) Embedded C
6 162 (7.93%) C#
7 148 (7.24%) Perl
8 144 (7.05%) JavaScript
9 98 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 78 (3.82%) Embedded C++
11 51 (2.50%) PHP
11 51 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 44 (2.15%) Ruby
13 43 (2.10%) PL/SQL
14 39 (1.91%) MATLAB
15 34 (1.66%) Objective-C
16 29 (1.42%) PowerShell
17 26 (1.27%) Assembly Language
18 24 (1.17%) VB
19 21 (1.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 387 (18.94%) Security Cleared
2 211 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 176 (8.61%) Degree
4 158 (7.73%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 31 (1.52%) PMP
7 27 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.17%) CCNP
9 22 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.83%) ISEB
12 16 (0.78%) CISSP
13 15 (0.73%) CCSE
14 12 (0.59%) MCITP
14 12 (0.59%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.54%) HND
16 10 (0.49%) PhD
16 10 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (0.49%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.67%) QA
2 27 (1.32%) DO-178B
3 18 (0.88%) SLA
4 14 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.34%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.20%) JTAG
7 4 (0.20%) TickIT
8 3 (0.15%) GxP
9 2 (0.098%) GCP
9 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.098%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.098%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.098%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.098%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.049%) DO-254
10 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 7816
10 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 85 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (2.40%) Firmware
3 46 (2.25%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.64%) XenApp
5 12 (0.59%) Sendmail
5 12 (0.59%) NFS
5 12 (0.59%) vSphere
5 12 (0.59%) Varnish
6 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.49%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.39%) GPFS
10 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.34%) Xen
11 6 (0.29%) Docker
12 5 (0.24%) HDFS
12 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.20%) Snort
Systems Management
1 38 (1.86%) Puppet
2 21 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (0.64%) yum
6 12 (0.59%) MIMEsweeper
6 12 (0.59%) MAILsweeper
7 10 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.49%) SCCM
8 9 (0.44%) OMEGAMON
8 9 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
9 8 (0.39%) SCOM
10 7 (0.34%) MOM
11 6 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
12 5 (0.24%) Control-M
12 5 (0.24%) Nagios
12 5 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.24%) Graphite
Vendors
1 195 (9.54%) Oracle
2 177 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 114 (5.58%) VMware
4 104 (5.09%) Cisco
5 103 (5.04%) HP
6 58 (2.84%) IBM
7 50 (2.45%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.25%) NetApp
9 37 (1.81%) Sybase
10 36 (1.76%) SAP
11 35 (1.71%) Citrix
12 33 (1.62%) EMC
13 29 (1.42%) Blue Coat
14 24 (1.17%) Ericsson
15 22 (1.08%) Veritas
16 20 (0.98%) Juniper
17 19 (0.93%) CheckPoint
17 19 (0.93%) Google
18 18 (0.88%) Huawei
18 18 (0.88%) F5
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