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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 121 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing C 1009 1049 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.92% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.67% 5.17% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 585 515
Average daily rate
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£375 £383 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 87 169
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%

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
21619 20303 19473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.89% 37.13% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14531 12992 12054
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 £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 418 567
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -23 918 £370 -3.89% 610
London -46 295 £450 +5.88% 160
South East -6 274 £350 -3.44% 124
South West +19 102 £400 +12.28% 85
Hampshire +7 102 £310 -6.06% 20
East of England -2 77 £350 -2.77% 98
City of London -34 60 £525 +23.52% 41
Berkshire +4 53 £305 -24.69% 23
Gloucestershire +2 48 £450 +38.46% 23
Yorkshire -3 45 £370 +34.54% 35
Scotland +20 43 £400 +6.66% 17
North West -23 43 £375 +7.91% 35
West Yorkshire +2 37 £375 +36.36% 19
West Midlands +2 35 £275 -24.13% 30
Hertfordshire +6 28 £350 +27.27% 17
Leeds -8 28 £388 +40.90% 14
Cambridgeshire -19 28 £400 +3.22% 55
East Sussex +6 24 £370 +85.00% 6
Middlesex +6 22 £350 -3.44% 1
East Midlands -4 22 £328 +2.34% 29
Bristol +7 21 £400 +100.00% 24
Buckinghamshire -8 18 £350 -12.50% 13
Oxfordshire -12 17 £450 +12.50% 14
Surrey -14 17 £400 +10.34% 35
Hook +6 16 £310 +3.50%
Cambridge -25 15 £363 -6.45% 48
Wales +8 13 £400 +10.34% 9
Wiltshire +7 13 £388 +6.89% 8
Aberdeen - 13 £444 -
Edinburgh -1 12 £388 -32.60% 10

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 696 (34.13%) C++
2 549 (26.92%) Linux
3 447 (21.92%) Software Engineering
4 388 (19.03%) Java
5 383 (18.78%) Security Cleared
6 306 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
7 291 (14.27%) UNIX
8 290 (14.22%) Finance
9 280 (13.73%) SQL
10 269 (13.19%) Windows
11 246 (12.06%) Python
12 207 (10.15%) SC Cleared
13 205 (10.05%) Embedded C
14 199 (9.76%) Oracle
15 197 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
16 187 (9.17%) Project Management
17 179 (8.78%) Degree
18 163 (7.99%) C#
19 160 (7.85%) OO
20 159 (7.80%) JavaScript
21 158 (7.75%) DV Cleared
22 155 (7.60%) Microsoft
23 154 (7.55%) HTML
24 152 (7.45%) UML
25 149 (7.31%) Perl
26 140 (6.87%) Telecoms
27 126 (6.18%) Web Services
28 118 (5.79%) Multithreading
29 117 (5.74%) Banking
30 115 (5.64%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 45 (2.21%) Apache
2 41 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 22 (1.08%) Confluence
5 22 (1.08%) Node.js
6 19 (0.93%) JBoss
6 19 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 15 (0.74%) SAS
8 12 (0.59%) Lync
9 11 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.54%) IIS
9 11 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.39%) CMS
10 8 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 115 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.14%) MS Office
3 42 (2.06%) MS Project
4 28 (1.37%) Simulink
5 27 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.59%) Siemens NX
8 11 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.49%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.34%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.25%) CATIA
12 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.15%) Maya
13 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
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%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.98%) Teamcenter
2 14 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.29%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.20%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.15%) Summit
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 Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.098%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.64%) SaaS
2 11 (0.54%) IaaS
3 10 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.39%) PaaS
4 8 (0.39%) Office 365
5 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.098%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.049%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.049%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.049%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.049%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.049%) GitHub
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.86%) TCP/IP
2 69 (3.38%) Wireless
3 65 (3.19%) HTTP
4 58 (2.84%) DNS
5 52 (2.55%) SAN
6 46 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
7 44 (2.16%) SSL
8 38 (1.86%) DHCP
8 38 (1.86%) WAN
9 37 (1.81%) Firewall
9 37 (1.81%) Internet
9 37 (1.81%) LTE
10 36 (1.77%) LDAP
11 34 (1.67%) LAN
12 30 (1.47%) VPN
13 27 (1.32%) 3G
14 26 (1.28%) GSM
15 25 (1.23%) NAS
16 24 (1.18%) 4G
17 23 (1.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 39 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 34 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.32%) MySQL
6 26 (1.28%) DB2
6 26 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 24 (1.18%) Data Mining
7 24 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 19 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.78%) OLTP
11 15 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
12 13 (0.64%) SQLite
12 13 (0.64%) Big Data
12 13 (0.64%) OLAP
12 13 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 113 (5.54%) Subversion
2 80 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 59 (2.89%) JIRA
3 59 (2.89%) ClearCase
4 52 (2.55%) Visual Studio
5 51 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 42 (2.06%) Ant
7 40 (1.96%) Maven
8 38 (1.86%) GoogleTest
9 36 (1.77%) NUnit
10 32 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
11 27 (1.32%) CppUnit
12 22 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (1.03%) Hudson
14 20 (0.98%) ProC
15 19 (0.93%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.88%) Artifactory
17 15 (0.74%) Gradle
18 13 (0.64%) Rational Rose
19 12 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 290 (14.22%) Finance
2 140 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 117 (5.74%) Banking
4 96 (4.71%) Electronics
5 59 (2.89%) Retail
6 51 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 45 (2.21%) Investment Banking
8 43 (2.11%) Marketing
9 40 (1.96%) Automotive
10 26 (1.28%) Aerospace
10 26 (1.28%) Front Office
11 25 (1.23%) Legal
12 23 (1.13%) Publishing
13 22 (1.08%) Games
14 19 (0.93%) Military
15 14 (0.69%) Back Office
16 13 (0.64%) Avionics
17 12 (0.59%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.59%) Billing
18 11 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 549 (26.92%) Developer
2 324 (15.89%) Software Engineer
3 141 (6.92%) Analyst
4 137 (6.72%) Project Manager
5 132 (6.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 105 (5.15%) C++ Developer
7 102 (5.00%) Architect
8 95 (4.66%) C Developer
9 89 (4.36%) Consultant
10 81 (3.97%) Software Developer
11 68 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 56 (2.75%) Business Analyst
13 42 (2.06%) Embedded Software Developer
14 38 (1.86%) Administrator
15 37 (1.81%) Linux Engineer
16 36 (1.77%) Programmer
17 35 (1.72%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (1.72%) Senior Software Engineer
18 33 (1.62%) Senior Developer
19 26 (1.28%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (7.55%) HTML
2 126 (6.18%) Web Services
3 111 (5.44%) .NET
4 95 (4.66%) XML
5 81 (3.97%) CSS
6 62 (3.04%) HTML5
7 57 (2.80%) jQuery
8 49 (2.40%) J2EE
9 38 (1.86%) CSS3
10 35 (1.72%) JSON
11 34 (1.67%) Middleware
12 29 (1.42%) AngularJS
13 25 (1.23%) Java EE
14 24 (1.18%) XSLT
14 24 (1.18%) Qt
15 22 (1.08%) RESTful
15 22 (1.08%) JSP
16 20 (0.98%) Sass
17 19 (0.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 19 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 197 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 69 (3.38%) Device Driver
3 69 (3.38%) Embedded Systems
4 65 (3.19%) Mathematics
5 63 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.80%) Data Centre
7 54 (2.65%) Algorithms
8 36 (1.77%) Derivative
9 25 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 25 (1.23%) User Experience
9 25 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.08%) PMI
11 21 (1.03%) DTV
11 21 (1.03%) Physics
11 21 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 20 (0.98%) Mainframe
13 19 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (0.88%) Replication
15 17 (0.83%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 549 (26.92%) Linux
2 291 (14.27%) UNIX
3 269 (13.19%) Windows
4 67 (3.29%) Embedded Linux
5 64 (3.14%) Solaris
6 46 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 45 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (2.01%) AIX
9 39 (1.91%) Android
10 33 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 16 (0.78%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.64%) HPUX
15 12 (0.59%) Windows CE
15 12 (0.59%) VxWorks
16 10 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.49%) zOS
17 9 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (21.92%) Software Engineering
2 306 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (9.17%) Project Management
4 160 (7.85%) OO
5 152 (7.45%) UML
6 118 (5.79%) Multithreading
7 106 (5.20%) Configuration Management
8 93 (4.56%) OOD
9 92 (4.51%) PRINCE2
10 90 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 89 (4.36%) TDD
12 86 (4.22%) ITIL
13 85 (4.17%) Migration
13 85 (4.17%) SDLC
14 75 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (3.53%) Unit Testing
16 65 (3.19%) Scrum
17 54 (2.65%) Change Management
18 53 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
18 53 (2.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 696 (34.13%) C++
2 388 (19.03%) Java
3 280 (13.73%) SQL
4 246 (12.06%) Python
5 205 (10.05%) Embedded C
6 163 (7.99%) C#
7 159 (7.80%) JavaScript
8 149 (7.31%) Perl
9 92 (4.51%) Shell Script
10 89 (4.36%) Embedded C++
11 55 (2.70%) PHP
12 48 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 46 (2.26%) PL/SQL
14 45 (2.21%) MATLAB
15 40 (1.96%) Ruby
16 37 (1.81%) Objective-C
17 28 (1.37%) Assembly Language
17 28 (1.37%) VB
17 28 (1.37%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.03%) Lua
Qualifications
1 383 (18.78%) Security Cleared
2 207 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 179 (8.78%) Degree
4 158 (7.75%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 33 (1.62%) PMP
7 21 (1.03%) ISEB
8 20 (0.98%) CISSP
9 18 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.59%) CCNP
12 12 (0.59%) HND
13 11 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.54%) CISA
14 9 (0.44%) MCSE
14 9 (0.44%) CCNA
15 8 (0.39%) CISM
16 7 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.43%) QA
2 23 (1.13%) DO-178B
2 23 (1.13%) SLA
3 22 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.34%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.25%) TickIT
8 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.20%) JTAG
8 4 (0.20%) GMP
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
9 3 (0.15%) DO-254
10 2 (0.098%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.098%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.098%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.098%) GCP
10 2 (0.098%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (2.60%) Firmware
3 44 (2.16%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.74%) Varnish
4 15 (0.74%) vSphere
5 14 (0.69%) NFS
6 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
8 9 (0.44%) Sendmail
8 9 (0.44%) XenApp
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.34%) Docker
10 6 (0.29%) Xen
11 5 (0.25%) Snort
11 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.25%) HDFS
11 5 (0.25%) GPFS
12 4 (0.20%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 34 (1.67%) Puppet
2 19 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (0.78%) yum
3 16 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (0.44%) SCCM
5 9 (0.44%) OMEGAMON
5 9 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
5 9 (0.44%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
5 9 (0.44%) MAILsweeper
6 8 (0.39%) SCOM
7 7 (0.34%) MOM
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.20%) Control-M
10 4 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 199 (9.76%) Oracle
2 155 (7.60%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.32%) VMware
4 85 (4.17%) Cisco
5 76 (3.73%) HP
6 54 (2.65%) IBM
7 51 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 41 (2.01%) Sybase
9 37 (1.81%) NetApp
10 33 (1.62%) SAP
11 27 (1.32%) Citrix
12 24 (1.18%) EMC
13 18 (0.88%) Ericsson
14 16 (0.78%) Blue Coat
14 16 (0.78%) Huawei
15 15 (0.74%) Juniper
16 14 (0.69%) Veritas
16 14 (0.69%) webMethods
17 13 (0.64%) Informatica
18 12 (0.59%) McAfee
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