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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 135 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing C 986 1005 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.81% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 4.84% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 535 476
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
- +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 111 177
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%

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
22652 20755 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.13% 37.29% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15246 13137 12847
Average daily rate £400 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 415 566
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -22 898 £375 - 693
London -32 320 £425 +6.25% 183
South East -16 254 £350 -6.66% 135
South West +9 95 £420 +12.00% 78
Hampshire -10 78 £311 -11.07% 17
East of England -2 72 £350 - 128
Berkshire -1 56 £338 -16.66% 22
City of London -34 51 £450 - 67
Yorkshire +8 49 £358 +2.14% 19
Scotland +16 48 £390 -8.23% 29
Gloucestershire +1 46 £474 +45.76% 24
West Yorkshire +5 40 £375 +6.38% 10
North West -42 37 £420 +30.23% 54
Cambridgeshire -14 34 £400 +6.66% 79
West Midlands +7 31 £325 -13.33% 43
Leeds -1 29 £400 - 8
Surrey -12 27 £400 +6.60% 26
Middlesex +6 23 £350 -6.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 19 £350 -12.50% 15
East Sussex +11 18 £370 -4.51% 8
Hertfordshire +9 18 £350 +33.33% 19
West Sussex -10 17 £388 +71.27% 5
Cambridge -18 17 £363 -3.33% 63
Bristol +4 16 £413 +15.78% 18
Edinburgh -6 16 £350 -17.64% 13
Reading -26 16 £398 -5.35% 11
North East -22 15 £320 -14.66% 19
East Midlands -14 14 £330 +3.12% 29
Tyne and Wear -22 14 £320 -14.66% 16
Wiltshire -5 13 £390 -9.30% 12

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 692 (35.45%) C++
2 519 (26.59%) Linux
3 410 (21.00%) Software Engineering
4 384 (19.67%) Java
5 372 (19.06%) Security Cleared
6 298 (15.27%) UNIX
7 293 (15.01%) Windows
8 283 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
9 280 (14.34%) SQL
10 268 (13.73%) Finance
11 233 (11.94%) Python
12 205 (10.50%) Oracle
13 188 (9.63%) SC Cleared
14 187 (9.58%) Degree
15 174 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
16 169 (8.66%) JavaScript
17 167 (8.56%) C#
18 166 (8.50%) HTML
18 166 (8.50%) Embedded C
19 164 (8.40%) DV Cleared
20 163 (8.35%) Microsoft
21 160 (8.20%) Perl
22 155 (7.94%) Project Management
23 147 (7.53%) OO
24 137 (7.02%) UML
25 136 (6.97%) Telecoms
26 127 (6.51%) Web Services
26 127 (6.51%) MS Excel
27 114 (5.84%) .NET
28 113 (5.79%) Banking

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 58 (2.97%) Apache
2 39 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 38 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 24 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.18%) IIS
7 21 (1.08%) JBoss
7 21 (1.08%) Node.js
8 19 (0.97%) Confluence
9 17 (0.87%) SAS
10 15 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.61%) CMS
11 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.61%) Apache Spark
12 11 (0.56%) Lync
12 11 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (0.46%) GlassFish
13 9 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 127 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.48%) MS Office
3 35 (1.79%) MS Project
4 32 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (1.49%) Simulink
6 21 (1.08%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.61%) Siemens NX
9 10 (0.51%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.36%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.26%) CATIA
12 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.15%) Maya
13 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
15 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.051%) SPSS
15 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.02%) Teamcenter
2 11 (0.56%) Oracle BRM
3 10 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.26%) LabWindows
8 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.20%) Maximo
8 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.15%) Summit
10 2 (0.10%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.10%) RMDS
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.87%) SaaS
2 15 (0.77%) IaaS
3 11 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.46%) Office 365
5 8 (0.41%) PaaS
6 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.15%) Taleo
9 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.051%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.051%) GitHub
10 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 100 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 70 (3.59%) HTTP
3 57 (2.92%) DNS
4 53 (2.72%) Wireless
5 51 (2.61%) Internet
6 47 (2.41%) SAN
7 42 (2.15%) WAN
8 40 (2.05%) LAN
9 39 (2.00%) DHCP
9 39 (2.00%) SSL
9 39 (2.00%) Firewall
10 37 (1.90%) VPN
11 36 (1.84%) LDAP
12 30 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (1.28%) SMTP
14 23 (1.18%) FTP
14 23 (1.18%) LTE
15 20 (1.02%) DVB
16 19 (0.97%) NAS
17 18 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.48%) Oracle Database
3 35 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 32 (1.64%) MySQL
5 30 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (1.54%) Hadoop
6 24 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (1.18%) DB2
8 22 (1.13%) Data Mining
9 21 (1.08%) Big Data
10 20 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.92%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.77%) SQLite
14 15 (0.77%) OLTP
15 12 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.61%) NoSQL
15 12 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 102 (5.23%) Subversion
2 69 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.87%) JIRA
4 54 (2.77%) Visual Studio
5 49 (2.51%) Jenkins
6 44 (2.25%) ClearCase
7 39 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
8 38 (1.95%) Eclipse
9 36 (1.84%) Maven
10 33 (1.69%) NUnit
10 33 (1.69%) Ant
11 30 (1.54%) GoogleTest
12 25 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (1.08%) Hudson
14 17 (0.87%) CppUnit
14 17 (0.87%) ProC
15 16 (0.82%) JUnit
15 16 (0.82%) Artifactory
16 15 (0.77%) NetBeans
16 15 (0.77%) Gradle
General
1 268 (13.73%) Finance
2 136 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 113 (5.79%) Banking
4 89 (4.56%) Electronics
5 52 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 50 (2.56%) Retail
7 40 (2.05%) Marketing
8 38 (1.95%) Automotive
9 34 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.49%) Military
11 28 (1.43%) Aerospace
12 25 (1.28%) Legal
13 23 (1.18%) Front Office
14 21 (1.08%) Games
15 19 (0.97%) Back Office
15 19 (0.97%) Billing
16 18 (0.92%) Avionics
16 18 (0.92%) Publishing
17 15 (0.77%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 557 (28.53%) Developer
2 302 (15.47%) Software Engineer
3 133 (6.81%) Analyst
4 120 (6.15%) Project Manager
5 118 (6.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 116 (5.94%) C++ Developer
7 94 (4.82%) Software Developer
7 94 (4.82%) C Developer
8 92 (4.71%) Architect
9 82 (4.20%) Consultant
10 70 (3.59%) Java Developer
11 50 (2.56%) Business Analyst
12 46 (2.36%) Administrator
13 45 (2.31%) Embedded Software Developer
14 33 (1.69%) Linux Engineer
15 32 (1.64%) Solutions Architect
15 32 (1.64%) Programmer
16 31 (1.59%) Senior Developer
17 30 (1.54%) Senior Software Engineer
18 29 (1.49%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (8.50%) HTML
2 127 (6.51%) Web Services
3 114 (5.84%) .NET
4 98 (5.02%) CSS
5 96 (4.92%) XML
6 60 (3.07%) jQuery
7 58 (2.97%) HTML5
8 57 (2.92%) J2EE
9 41 (2.10%) Middleware
10 39 (2.00%) CSS3
11 31 (1.59%) JSON
12 29 (1.49%) Swing
13 27 (1.38%) ASP.NET
13 27 (1.38%) JSP
14 26 (1.33%) Qt
15 23 (1.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 23 (1.18%) AngularJS
15 23 (1.18%) XSLT
16 21 (1.08%) STL
16 21 (1.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.69%) Embedded Systems
4 70 (3.59%) Device Driver
5 69 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 64 (3.28%) Mathematics
7 53 (2.72%) Algorithms
7 53 (2.72%) Data Centre
8 32 (1.64%) Derivative
9 23 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 23 (1.18%) DTV
9 23 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.13%) Mainframe
11 21 (1.08%) STB
12 20 (1.02%) User Experience
13 19 (0.97%) Physics
14 18 (0.92%) PMI
14 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (0.92%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 519 (26.59%) Linux
2 298 (15.27%) UNIX
3 293 (15.01%) Windows
4 63 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
5 61 (3.13%) Solaris
6 46 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (1.95%) Android
8 37 (1.90%) Apple iOS
9 33 (1.69%) AIX
10 30 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (1.13%) Windows 7
13 18 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.77%) HPUX
15 12 (0.61%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.56%) Windows CE
16 11 (0.56%) VxWorks
17 10 (0.51%) zOS
18 9 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (21.00%) Software Engineering
2 283 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (7.94%) Project Management
4 147 (7.53%) OO
5 137 (7.02%) UML
6 112 (5.74%) Multithreading
7 105 (5.38%) ITIL
8 95 (4.87%) Configuration Management
9 82 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 80 (4.10%) SDLC
11 79 (4.05%) TDD
12 77 (3.94%) PRINCE2
13 76 (3.89%) OOD
13 76 (3.89%) Unit Testing
13 76 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (3.84%) Migration
15 65 (3.33%) Scrum
16 61 (3.13%) Change Management
17 59 (3.02%) Workflow
18 53 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 692 (35.45%) C++
2 384 (19.67%) Java
3 280 (14.34%) SQL
4 233 (11.94%) Python
5 169 (8.66%) JavaScript
6 167 (8.56%) C#
7 166 (8.50%) Embedded C
8 160 (8.20%) Perl
9 102 (5.23%) Shell Script
10 76 (3.89%) Embedded C++
11 55 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 53 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 49 (2.51%) PHP
14 48 (2.46%) MATLAB
15 39 (2.00%) Ruby
16 38 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 38 (1.95%) VB
17 33 (1.69%) Objective-C
18 27 (1.38%) VBScript
19 26 (1.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 372 (19.06%) Security Cleared
2 188 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 187 (9.58%) Degree
4 164 (8.40%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 30 (1.54%) PMP
7 27 (1.38%) CISSP
8 21 (1.08%) ISEB
9 20 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.87%) HND
10 17 (0.87%) CCNA
11 14 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.67%) CISA
12 13 (0.67%) CISM
12 13 (0.67%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.56%) CCNP
13 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.36%) MCSE
16 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.28%) QA
2 30 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.28%) DO-178B
4 22 (1.13%) SLA
5 10 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.41%) IEC 61508
8 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.31%) TickIT
10 5 (0.26%) JTAG
11 4 (0.20%) GMP
11 4 (0.20%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.20%) DO-254
12 3 (0.15%) GxP
13 2 (0.10%) WCAG
13 2 (0.10%) HL7
13 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.051%) ARP4754
System Software
1 57 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.46%) Firmware
4 17 (0.87%) vSphere
5 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 13 (0.67%) NFS
7 12 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.56%) Varnish
8 11 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
10 7 (0.36%) Snort
11 6 (0.31%) Xen
11 6 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.31%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.31%) XenApp
12 5 (0.26%) HDFS
13 4 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (1.49%) Puppet
2 19 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.46%) yum
4 9 (0.46%) OMEGAMON
4 9 (0.46%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.41%) SCCM
5 8 (0.41%) SCOM
6 7 (0.36%) MOM
7 6 (0.31%) MIMEsweeper
7 6 (0.31%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (0.31%) Nagios
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.26%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 205 (10.50%) Oracle
2 163 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 82 (4.20%) VMware
4 70 (3.59%) Cisco
5 68 (3.48%) HP
6 63 (3.23%) IBM
7 59 (3.02%) Red Hat
8 39 (2.00%) Sybase
9 35 (1.79%) NetApp
10 32 (1.64%) SAP
11 25 (1.28%) Citrix
12 22 (1.13%) EMC
13 15 (0.77%) Google
14 14 (0.72%) webMethods
15 13 (0.67%) Juniper
16 12 (0.61%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.56%) Brocade
17 11 (0.56%) Serena
17 11 (0.56%) Remedy
18 10 (0.51%) Nokia
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £349.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
LA International
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group
Rate: £40 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago