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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 114 93 75
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -18
Contract jobs citing C 950 1091 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 2.09% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.71% 5.58% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 600 567
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 130 165
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £15.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%

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
20172 19561 17144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.64% 37.40% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13457 12858 10528
Average daily rate £400 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £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 413 456 600
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -19 880 £375 +7.14% 740
London -45 272 £475 +11.76% 211
South East -5 269 £350 +9.28% 173
Hampshire -4 113 £310 -0.80% 29
South West +13 95 £400 +23.07% 58
East of England +4 73 £326 -6.78% 121
City of London -23 61 £475 +20.25% 72
Berkshire +6 57 £363 +11.53% 40
North West -2 56 £350 +9.37% 43
Gloucestershire +10 49 £450 +41.73% 15
West Midlands -19 41 £300 +20.00% 46
Scotland -8 33 £358 -7.29% 20
Hertfordshire +16 30 £325 -7.14% 17
East Midlands -6 26 £323 +0.78% 28
Hook 0 23 £310 +3.50%
Oxfordshire -11 23 £530 +79.66% 22
Cambridgeshire -18 22 £420 +8.38% 75
Buckinghamshire +6 21 £450 +28.57% 16
Surrey -3 21 £425 +25.00% 30
Reading +4 18 £390 +24.80% 17
Yorkshire -37 18 £350 -2.43% 30
Cheshire 0 16 £375 +3.44% 12
Tyne and Wear -2 16 £285 -28.75% 19
North East -3 16 £285 -28.75% 23
Cambridge -14 15 £420 +8.38% 59
West Yorkshire -21 15 £350 +27.27% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 14 £285 -28.75% 16
Oxford -7 13 £530 +430.00% 3
Milton Keynes +2 12 £500 +42.85% 9
Bristol -13 12 £390 +27.86% 17

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 628 (32.16%) C++
2 561 (28.73%) Linux
3 451 (23.09%) Software Engineering
4 386 (19.76%) Security Cleared
5 320 (16.39%) Java
6 311 (15.92%) UNIX
7 290 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
8 287 (14.70%) Finance
9 271 (13.88%) SQL
10 250 (12.80%) Windows
11 241 (12.34%) Python
12 233 (11.93%) SC Cleared
13 227 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
14 205 (10.50%) Project Management
15 199 (10.19%) Oracle
16 198 (10.14%) Embedded C
17 175 (8.96%) Microsoft
18 169 (8.65%) UML
19 165 (8.45%) OO
19 165 (8.45%) C#
19 165 (8.45%) Degree
20 139 (7.12%) Perl
21 134 (6.86%) DV Cleared
22 130 (6.66%) HTML
23 126 (6.45%) JavaScript
23 126 (6.45%) Banking
24 124 (6.35%) Configuration Management
25 120 (6.14%) Subversion
26 119 (6.09%) .NET
27 117 (5.99%) VMware

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 38 (1.95%) Apache
2 35 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.38%) Node.js
4 24 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 24 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 17 (0.87%) JBoss
7 15 (0.77%) Confluence
8 12 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 12 (0.61%) Lync
9 11 (0.56%) IIS
10 10 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.51%) SAS
11 9 (0.46%) CMS
12 8 (0.41%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.36%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
15 5 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 116 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 60 (3.07%) MS Office
3 41 (2.10%) MS Project
4 24 (1.23%) Simulink
5 17 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.67%) Doxygen
7 11 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.36%) 3ds Max
10 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.15%) Maya
12 2 (0.10%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.10%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
13 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.31%) Teamcenter
5 5 (0.26%) Summit
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.10%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.10%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.77%) SaaS
2 10 (0.51%) IaaS
2 10 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.46%) PaaS
4 7 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.36%) Office 365
5 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.051%) GitHub
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.051%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 111 (5.68%) TCP/IP
2 83 (4.25%) DNS
3 68 (3.48%) Wireless
4 61 (3.12%) HTTP
5 60 (3.07%) Firewall
6 56 (2.87%) SAN
7 49 (2.51%) SSL
8 48 (2.46%) DHCP
8 48 (2.46%) LTE
9 46 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
10 44 (2.25%) WAN
11 40 (2.05%) LAN
12 38 (1.95%) GSM
13 37 (1.89%) Network Security
14 34 (1.74%) Internet
15 33 (1.69%) 3G
16 32 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (1.64%) VPN
17 30 (1.54%) 4G
18 29 (1.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (3.84%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 35 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 24 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 23 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 23 (1.18%) DB2
6 22 (1.13%) MySQL
7 21 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 19 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.72%) OLTP
11 13 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
11 13 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.61%) OLAP
12 12 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.56%) SQLite
13 11 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 120 (6.14%) Subversion
2 86 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 67 (3.43%) ClearCase
4 58 (2.97%) GoogleTest
5 57 (2.92%) Visual Studio
6 55 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 52 (2.66%) JIRA
8 50 (2.56%) NUnit
9 47 (2.41%) Ant
10 42 (2.15%) CppUnit
11 30 (1.54%) Maven
12 28 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
13 22 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (0.92%) Hudson
15 17 (0.87%) ClearQuest
15 17 (0.87%) Rational Rose
16 16 (0.82%) ProC
16 16 (0.82%) Selenium
16 16 (0.82%) Cucumber
17 15 (0.77%) Eclipse
General
1 287 (14.70%) Finance
2 126 (6.45%) Banking
3 107 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 84 (4.30%) Electronics
5 53 (2.71%) Retail
6 50 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.20%) Automotive
8 38 (1.95%) Marketing
9 37 (1.89%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.69%) Front Office
11 25 (1.28%) Games
11 25 (1.28%) Aerospace
12 24 (1.23%) Military
13 22 (1.13%) Legal
14 19 (0.97%) Publishing
15 14 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.72%) Back Office
16 13 (0.67%) Avionics
16 13 (0.67%) Local Government
17 12 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 485 (24.83%) Developer
2 314 (16.08%) Software Engineer
3 159 (8.14%) Analyst
4 129 (6.61%) Project Manager
5 117 (5.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 95 (4.86%) Consultant
7 83 (4.25%) Architect
8 81 (4.15%) C++ Developer
8 81 (4.15%) C Developer
9 80 (4.10%) Software Developer
10 57 (2.92%) Business Analyst
11 47 (2.41%) Java Developer
12 41 (2.10%) Programmer
13 39 (2.00%) Embedded Software Developer
14 36 (1.84%) Administrator
15 31 (1.59%) Senior Developer
16 30 (1.54%) Tester
17 29 (1.48%) Senior Software Engineer
18 25 (1.28%) Front-End Developer
18 25 (1.28%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (6.66%) HTML
2 119 (6.09%) .NET
3 106 (5.43%) Web Services
4 89 (4.56%) XML
5 72 (3.69%) CSS
6 68 (3.48%) HTML5
7 45 (2.30%) jQuery
8 42 (2.15%) JSON
9 38 (1.95%) J2EE
10 37 (1.89%) CSS3
11 29 (1.48%) Middleware
12 28 (1.43%) AngularJS
12 28 (1.43%) RESTful
13 23 (1.18%) Motif
13 23 (1.18%) ASP.NET
14 22 (1.13%) Java EE
15 19 (0.97%) WCF
15 19 (0.97%) .NET Framework
16 16 (0.82%) XSLT
16 16 (0.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 227 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.48%) Computer Science
3 65 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 63 (3.23%) Device Driver
5 57 (2.92%) Embedded Systems
5 57 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 57 (2.92%) Mathematics
6 44 (2.25%) Algorithms
7 33 (1.69%) Derivative
8 30 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.08%) User Experience
9 21 (1.08%) PMI
9 21 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (1.02%) Thin Client
10 20 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 20 (1.02%) Fat Client
11 19 (0.97%) Physics
11 19 (0.97%) Replication
12 17 (0.87%) Fixed Income
13 16 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 561 (28.73%) Linux
2 311 (15.92%) UNIX
3 250 (12.80%) Windows
4 62 (3.17%) Solaris
5 55 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
6 49 (2.51%) AIX
7 45 (2.30%) Android
8 44 (2.25%) Apple iOS
9 43 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (1.28%) Windows 7
13 21 (1.08%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.82%) VxWorks
14 16 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.72%) Windows CE
16 12 (0.61%) HPUX
17 11 (0.56%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.46%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.46%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (23.09%) Software Engineering
2 290 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (10.50%) Project Management
4 169 (8.65%) UML
5 165 (8.45%) OO
6 124 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 104 (5.33%) OOD
8 99 (5.07%) Multithreading
9 90 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 85 (4.35%) SDLC
10 85 (4.35%) PRINCE2
11 81 (4.15%) ITIL
12 79 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (3.64%) Migration
14 68 (3.48%) TDD
15 63 (3.23%) Integration Testing
16 58 (2.97%) Service Delivery
17 57 (2.92%) Change Management
18 56 (2.87%) Scrum
19 52 (2.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 628 (32.16%) C++
2 320 (16.39%) Java
3 271 (13.88%) SQL
4 241 (12.34%) Python
5 198 (10.14%) Embedded C
6 165 (8.45%) C#
7 139 (7.12%) Perl
8 126 (6.45%) JavaScript
9 82 (4.20%) Shell Script
10 68 (3.48%) Embedded C++
11 54 (2.76%) PHP
12 49 (2.51%) Ruby
13 47 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 38 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.64%) Objective-C
16 31 (1.59%) PowerShell
17 30 (1.54%) MATLAB
18 25 (1.28%) VB
19 21 (1.08%) Korn
19 21 (1.08%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 386 (19.76%) Security Cleared
2 233 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 165 (8.45%) Degree
4 134 (6.86%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.84%) PMI Certification
6 35 (1.79%) PMP
7 33 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (1.43%) CCNP
9 23 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (1.13%) CCSE
10 22 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 15 (0.77%) CISSP
12 12 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.61%) MCITP
12 12 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.56%) ISEB
14 10 (0.51%) PhD
15 9 (0.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.07%) QA
2 26 (1.33%) DO-178B
3 16 (0.82%) SLA
4 14 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.31%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.20%) TickIT
8 4 (0.20%) JTAG
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
10 2 (0.10%) GCP
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 14443
11 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 7816
11 1 (0.051%) HL7
System Software
1 88 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (2.36%) Firmware
3 43 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.67%) vSphere
4 13 (0.67%) NFS
5 12 (0.61%) Varnish
5 12 (0.61%) Sendmail
5 12 (0.61%) XenApp
6 11 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 10 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.46%) Xen
8 9 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.41%) GPFS
9 8 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.31%) Docker
11 5 (0.26%) XenServer
11 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.26%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.20%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 41 (2.10%) Puppet
2 26 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (0.67%) yum
5 13 (0.67%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.61%) MIMEsweeper
6 12 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
7 10 (0.51%) Nagios
8 9 (0.46%) CFEngine
8 9 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
8 9 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (0.46%) Graphite
8 9 (0.46%) Ansible
9 8 (0.41%) SCCM
10 7 (0.36%) Data Guard
10 7 (0.36%) SCOM
10 7 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
11 6 (0.31%) MOM
12 5 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 199 (10.19%) Oracle
2 175 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 117 (5.99%) VMware
4 107 (5.48%) HP
5 105 (5.38%) Cisco
6 62 (3.17%) IBM
7 47 (2.41%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.36%) NetApp
9 39 (2.00%) Citrix
10 36 (1.84%) Blue Coat
11 34 (1.74%) Sybase
12 33 (1.69%) SAP
13 32 (1.64%) EMC
14 28 (1.43%) F5
15 27 (1.38%) Ericsson
16 25 (1.28%) CheckPoint
17 22 (1.13%) Infoblox
18 21 (1.08%) Veritas
19 20 (1.02%) Juniper
20 19 (0.97%) Huawei
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Rate: £40.00 - £47.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Circa £20k to £25k (depending on experience)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gillingham, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £270 to £300 per day Great rate and a great working environment
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Holyhead, Gwynedd
Adroit People Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day Dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Central & Cecil Housing
Rate: £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago