The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 92 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs citing C 1113 1172 1530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 2.46% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.49% 6.65% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 555 667
Average daily rate £350 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 181 228
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £12.42 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20291 17619 21010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.94% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13179 10834 12393
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 627 717
Average hourly rate £35.20 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -12 1045 £350 -6.66% 267
London -2 393 £400 -5.88% 79
South East -5 303 £320 -0.77% 68
Hampshire +3 138 £315 +5.00% 17
City of London +4 121 £393 -7.64% 25
East of England -9 93 £330 +9.09% 41
South West -50 72 £345 -23.33% 27
Berkshire -6 66 £325 -18.75% 12
Cambridgeshire -12 45 £400 +44.79% 21
West Midlands -1 43 £245 -6.66% 6
Yorkshire +7 39 £396 +32.08% 11
Cambridge -7 39 £400 +44.79% 19
Southampton +7 38 £300 -11.76% 6
Scotland -25 35 £381 +40.16% 12
Surrey -16 32 £340 +8.80% 9
North West -38 31 £275 -15.38% 9
East Midlands -6 30 £320 -8.57% 17
Essex -9 25 £425 +31.78% 2
Gloucestershire -16 24 £275 -38.88% 6
Bracknell +10 22 £375 -6.25% 2
Edinburgh -15 21 £463 +54.16% 9
Reading -1 19 £250 -28.57% 4
Derbyshire -4 19 £320 +24.27%
North East -4 18 £278 -20.71% 9
West Yorkshire -5 18 £353 +26.16% 5
Derby +5 17 £320 +23.07%
Bristol -7 17 £335 -4.28% 12
Hook -1 16 £302 +5.13%
Leeds -4 16 £353 +7.86% 2
Tyne and Wear -12 16 £279 -20.35% 7

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 610 (29.71%) C++
2 420 (20.46%) Linux
3 407 (19.82%) Java
4 352 (17.15%) Software Engineering
5 310 (15.10%) Finance
6 293 (14.27%) Windows
7 284 (13.83%) Security Cleared
8 269 (13.10%) UNIX
9 261 (12.71%) SQL
10 231 (11.25%) C#
11 223 (10.86%) Degree
12 209 (10.18%) Oracle
13 206 (10.03%) Microsoft
14 199 (9.69%) SC Cleared
15 191 (9.30%) Project Management
16 173 (8.43%) Perl
17 172 (8.38%) Python
18 162 (7.89%) OO
19 160 (7.79%) .NET
20 159 (7.74%) Telecoms
21 154 (7.50%) Banking
22 149 (7.26%) JavaScript
23 146 (7.11%) HTML
24 145 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
25 140 (6.82%) Embedded C
26 135 (6.58%) ITIL
27 131 (6.38%) XML
28 123 (5.99%) MS Excel
29 122 (5.94%) SQL Server
30 116 (5.65%) HP

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 88 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.39%) WebSphere
3 39 (1.90%) Apache
4 38 (1.85%) IIS
5 27 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 24 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 24 (1.17%) TeamSite
6 24 (1.17%) WebSphere Process Server
7 23 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 18 (0.88%) SAS
10 17 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
12 12 (0.58%) CMS
12 12 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.54%) Node.js
14 10 (0.49%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 123 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 97 (4.72%) MS Office
3 43 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 41 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (1.75%) MS Project
6 12 (0.58%) Simulink
7 9 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.19%) SPSS
10 2 (0.097%) CATIA
10 2 (0.097%) Windchill
10 2 (0.097%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.049%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.049%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.049%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 16 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.24%) SAP SRM
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.097%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.097%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.097%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.097%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.097%) SAP QM
9 2 (0.097%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.39%) SaaS
3 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.15%) GitHub
5 2 (0.097%) PaaS
6 1 (0.049%) Heroku
6 1 (0.049%) Office 365
6 1 (0.049%) Joyent
6 1 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.049%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.049%) IaaS
6 1 (0.049%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 99 (4.82%) Internet
2 92 (4.48%) TCP/IP
3 74 (3.60%) HTTP
4 69 (3.36%) Firewall
5 59 (2.87%) DNS
6 46 (2.24%) LAN
7 45 (2.19%) SAN
8 39 (1.90%) Wireless
9 36 (1.75%) WAN
10 33 (1.61%) DHCP
11 32 (1.56%) VPN
12 27 (1.32%) OSPF
12 27 (1.32%) Network Security
13 24 (1.17%) BGP
14 21 (1.02%) FTP
15 19 (0.93%) DVB
16 18 (0.88%) 3G
17 17 (0.83%) MPLS
17 17 (0.83%) LDAP
18 16 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.07%) MySQL
3 57 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 53 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 40 (1.95%) DB2
6 38 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 33 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 19 (0.93%) Big Data
10 19 (0.93%) Ingres
11 18 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (0.73%) NoSQL
12 15 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
14 13 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 95 (4.63%) Subversion
2 81 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 64 (3.12%) ClearCase
4 53 (2.58%) Visual Studio
5 28 (1.36%) Ant
5 28 (1.36%) NUnit
6 25 (1.22%) ProC
6 25 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (1.17%) CppUnit
7 24 (1.17%) GoogleTest
7 24 (1.17%) Eclipse
8 22 (1.07%) LoadRunner
9 19 (0.93%) Jenkins
10 18 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
11 17 (0.83%) JUnit
11 17 (0.83%) Selenium
12 16 (0.78%) Maven
12 16 (0.78%) JIRA
13 14 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
14 13 (0.63%) Rational Rose
General
1 310 (15.10%) Finance
2 159 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 154 (7.50%) Banking
4 63 (3.07%) Retail
5 60 (2.92%) Games
6 51 (2.48%) Electronics
7 38 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.70%) Automotive
10 34 (1.66%) Front Office
11 27 (1.32%) Back Office
12 25 (1.22%) Legal
13 20 (0.97%) Publishing
13 20 (0.97%) Marketing
13 20 (0.97%) Billing
14 18 (0.88%) Military
15 16 (0.78%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.68%) Advertising
16 14 (0.68%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.58%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 490 (23.87%) Developer
2 269 (13.10%) Software Engineer
3 175 (8.52%) Analyst
4 143 (6.97%) Project Manager
5 111 (5.41%) Architect
6 101 (4.92%) Consultant
7 79 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 54 (2.63%) Business Analyst
9 52 (2.53%) C++ Developer
9 52 (2.53%) C Developer
10 47 (2.29%) Java Developer
10 47 (2.29%) Customer Engineer
11 45 (2.19%) Tester
12 40 (1.95%) Solutions Architect
13 39 (1.90%) Front-End Developer
14 38 (1.85%) Android Developer
15 35 (1.70%) Systems Engineer
15 35 (1.70%) Software Developer
16 34 (1.66%) Support Analyst
17 33 (1.61%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (7.79%) .NET
2 146 (7.11%) HTML
3 131 (6.38%) XML
4 86 (4.19%) CSS
5 75 (3.65%) Web Services
6 72 (3.51%) HTML5
7 66 (3.21%) jQuery
8 54 (2.63%) CSS3
9 45 (2.19%) JSON
10 40 (1.95%) ASP.NET
10 40 (1.95%) OpenGL
11 39 (1.90%) POSIX
12 36 (1.75%) Middleware
13 27 (1.32%) J2EE
13 27 (1.32%) Backbone.js
14 25 (1.22%) .NET Framework
15 24 (1.17%) BAPI
15 24 (1.17%) Motif
15 24 (1.17%) REST
15 24 (1.17%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.21%) Mathematics
2 88 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
4 51 (2.48%) DTV
4 51 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.00%) Open Source
7 35 (1.70%) Device Driver
8 31 (1.51%) PMI
9 29 (1.41%) Clustering
10 28 (1.36%) NHS
11 27 (1.32%) Replication
12 25 (1.22%) Online Banking
12 25 (1.22%) DataPower
13 23 (1.12%) Derivative
13 23 (1.12%) Statistics
14 22 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (1.02%) Firmware
16 17 (0.83%) iPhone
17 16 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 420 (20.46%) Linux
2 293 (14.27%) Windows
3 269 (13.10%) UNIX
4 104 (5.07%) Android
5 63 (3.07%) Embedded Linux
6 53 (2.58%) Apple iOS
7 51 (2.48%) Solaris
8 44 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 43 (2.09%) Windows XP
10 41 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (1.41%) AIX
13 20 (0.97%) HPUX
13 20 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.58%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.58%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.44%) Windows CE
17 8 (0.39%) VMS
17 8 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (17.15%) Software Engineering
2 191 (9.30%) Project Management
3 162 (7.89%) OO
4 145 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (6.58%) ITIL
6 112 (5.46%) UML
7 105 (5.11%) PRINCE2
8 103 (5.02%) Migration
9 95 (4.63%) Configuration Management
10 87 (4.24%) Scrum
11 81 (3.95%) Multithreading
12 77 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (3.65%) OOD
14 73 (3.56%) Change Management
15 67 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 67 (3.26%) TDD
16 49 (2.39%) Business Analysis
17 48 (2.34%) Android Development
18 46 (2.24%) Service Management
19 45 (2.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 610 (29.71%) C++
2 407 (19.82%) Java
3 261 (12.71%) SQL
4 231 (11.25%) C#
5 173 (8.43%) Perl
6 172 (8.38%) Python
7 149 (7.26%) JavaScript
8 140 (6.82%) Embedded C
9 98 (4.77%) Shell Script
10 79 (3.85%) PHP
11 54 (2.63%) Ruby
12 46 (2.24%) VB
13 45 (2.19%) Objective-C
14 43 (2.09%) Embedded C++
14 43 (2.09%) Assembly Language
14 43 (2.09%) PowerShell
15 40 (1.95%) VB.NET
16 37 (1.80%) PL/SQL
16 37 (1.80%) MATLAB
17 33 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 284 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 223 (10.86%) Degree
3 199 (9.69%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (2.34%) PMI Certification
6 46 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 39 (1.90%) ISEB
8 38 (1.85%) PMP
9 29 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 28 (1.36%) CCNA
11 22 (1.07%) CCNP
12 18 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.73%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.58%) HND
14 12 (0.58%) MCSE
14 12 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.54%) CISSP
16 9 (0.44%) CCSE
17 8 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.24%) QA
2 43 (2.09%) ISO 9001
3 32 (1.56%) SLA
4 15 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.49%) DO-178B
6 9 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) Section 508
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.097%) FATCA
11 1 (0.049%) EMIR
11 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.049%) GAAP
11 1 (0.049%) WCAG
11 1 (0.049%) JTAG
11 1 (0.049%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.049%) Basel III
System Software
1 55 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 54 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.93%) VMware ESX
4 18 (0.88%) XenApp
5 15 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.68%) Sendmail
6 14 (0.68%) Varnish
7 10 (0.49%) Xen
7 10 (0.49%) NFS
8 9 (0.44%) vSphere
9 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.24%) KVM
12 4 (0.19%) PowerHA
12 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.15%) Nmap
13 3 (0.15%) vCloud
14 2 (0.097%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 43 (2.09%) Tivoli
2 27 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 22 (1.07%) SCCM
5 16 (0.78%) Tivoli NetView
6 14 (0.68%) SCOM
7 11 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.39%) Netcool
8 8 (0.39%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 8 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.39%) Netcool/Webtop
8 8 (0.39%) Ionix
9 6 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (0.29%) HP SIM
9 6 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
10 4 (0.19%) Nagios
10 4 (0.19%) WMI
10 4 (0.19%) Puppet
11 3 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 209 (10.18%) Oracle
2 206 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 116 (5.65%) HP
4 90 (4.38%) Cisco
5 66 (3.21%) VMware
6 47 (2.29%) SAP
7 42 (2.05%) IBM
7 42 (2.05%) Citrix
8 29 (1.41%) Perforce
9 28 (1.36%) Juniper
10 27 (1.32%) Sybase
10 27 (1.32%) NetApp
11 26 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.27%) McAfee
12 25 (1.22%) EMC
13 24 (1.17%) Remedy
13 24 (1.17%) LogLogic
14 22 (1.07%) F5
15 21 (1.02%) Blue Coat
15 21 (1.02%) Sun
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 50 minutes ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Weekly Wage - £120
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £390 - £417 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 23 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Medilink Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Clevedon, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £14 - 19 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £137 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago