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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 111 105 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing C 1042 991 1279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 1.91% 2.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.91% 4.89% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 466 559
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 175 216
Average hourly rate £33.75 £33.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -9.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%

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
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 +3 992 £375 +5.63% 769
London +9 384 £400 -0.49% 178
South East +19 258 £363 +13.28% 198
South West -9 97 £413 +9.27% 90
Hampshire +9 84 £350 +11.11% 29
City of London -33 82 £425 +3.03% 68
East of England -22 69 £334 +11.25% 113
Berkshire +10 57 £400 +25.00% 48
North West -1 54 £320 +17.43% 59
Surrey +8 37 £399 +14.00% 29
Gloucestershire +1 34 £425 +19.71% 18
Cambridgeshire +4 29 £363 +20.83% 74
West Midlands -16 29 £288 +3.60% 43
Reading +17 28 £400 +138.80% 19
Lancashire +1 28 £320 +28.00% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 27 £375 - 9
Tyne and Wear -10 27 £375 - 9
North East -15 27 £375 - 11
East Midlands +9 26 £320 - 28
Buckinghamshire +5 26 £320 +16.36% 17
Cambridge +1 24 £350 +16.66% 62
Scotland -29 23 £400 - 20
Norfolk +4 20 £320 +28.00% 1
Norwich +2 18 £320 +28.00% 1
Middlesex +15 17 £375 -14.28% 7
Dorset +11 17 - - 12
Milton Keynes +9 16 £315 +21.15% 6
Yorkshire -37 15 £353 +11.90% 32
Bristol -16 14 £375 +36.36% 36
Wiltshire -24 14 £415 +5.06% 9

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 599 (27.96%) C++
2 508 (23.72%) Linux
3 420 (19.61%) Software Engineering
4 406 (18.95%) Java
5 353 (16.48%) Windows
6 298 (13.91%) Security Cleared
7 296 (13.82%) Finance
8 292 (13.63%) UNIX
9 270 (12.61%) SQL
10 262 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
11 251 (11.72%) Oracle
12 247 (11.53%) Degree
13 230 (10.74%) Python
14 211 (9.85%) Microsoft
15 191 (8.92%) SC Cleared
16 182 (8.50%) C#
17 170 (7.94%) Embedded C
18 164 (7.66%) Project Management
19 163 (7.61%) OO
20 161 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
21 156 (7.28%) .NET
22 153 (7.14%) Perl
23 150 (7.00%) Banking
24 143 (6.68%) JavaScript
25 141 (6.58%) ITIL
26 138 (6.44%) TCP/IP
27 137 (6.40%) Telecoms
28 127 (5.93%) HTML
29 120 (5.60%) SQL Server
30 117 (5.46%) Mathematics

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (2.89%) Apache
2 61 (2.85%) WebSphere
3 58 (2.71%) SharePoint
4 40 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 39 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 30 (1.40%) MS Exchange
7 22 (1.03%) IIS
8 19 (0.89%) GlassFish
9 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (0.65%) Tuxedo
10 14 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.61%) Confluence
12 12 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.51%) SAS
13 11 (0.51%) Apache Pig
14 9 (0.42%) CMS
15 8 (0.37%) WebSphere Process Server
15 8 (0.37%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 112 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 76 (3.55%) MS Office
3 24 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.84%) MS Project
6 14 (0.65%) Simulink
7 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.28%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.14%) SPSS
12 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.047%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.047%) Maya
12 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.047%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.23%) SAP SRM
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.14%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.14%) HFM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.093%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.093%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.56%) SaaS
3 10 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.19%) PaaS
5 4 (0.19%) IaaS
6 3 (0.14%) Office 365
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.093%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.093%) Heroku
8 1 (0.047%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 138 (6.44%) TCP/IP
2 94 (4.39%) HTTP
3 90 (4.20%) DNS
4 82 (3.83%) Firewall
5 71 (3.31%) Internet
6 62 (2.89%) SAN
7 50 (2.33%) DVB
7 50 (2.33%) DHCP
8 45 (2.10%) Wireless
9 37 (1.73%) WAN
10 35 (1.63%) SSL
10 35 (1.63%) LTE
11 34 (1.59%) LAN
11 34 (1.59%) 3G
12 31 (1.45%) Network Security
13 30 (1.40%) VPN
13 30 (1.40%) Ethernet
14 29 (1.35%) LDAP
15 27 (1.26%) ZigBee
16 25 (1.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.64%) MySQL
3 67 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 48 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 27 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 27 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 24 (1.12%) Big Data
10 22 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (0.84%) DB2
11 18 (0.84%) Apache Hive
11 18 (0.84%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.56%) SQLPlus
14 11 (0.51%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 90 (4.20%) Subversion
2 73 (3.41%) ClearCase
3 59 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 34 (1.59%) JIRA
5 28 (1.31%) Eclipse
6 26 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 26 (1.21%) GDB
7 25 (1.17%) Jenkins
8 24 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
9 20 (0.93%) Maven
10 18 (0.84%) Ant
11 13 (0.61%) LoadRunner
11 13 (0.61%) ProC
11 13 (0.61%) Hudson
11 13 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.56%) Selenium
12 12 (0.56%) JUnit
12 12 (0.56%) NetBeans
13 11 (0.51%) Mercurial
13 11 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 296 (13.82%) Finance
2 150 (7.00%) Banking
3 137 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 82 (3.83%) Electronics
5 55 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 52 (2.43%) Retail
7 35 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.45%) Automotive
9 27 (1.26%) Marketing
10 26 (1.21%) Military
11 24 (1.12%) Games
11 24 (1.12%) Legal
12 23 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.98%) Aerospace
13 21 (0.98%) Advertising
14 20 (0.93%) Front Office
15 19 (0.89%) Back Office
16 14 (0.65%) Avionics
17 12 (0.56%) Publishing
18 7 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 518 (24.18%) Developer
2 327 (15.27%) Software Engineer
3 158 (7.38%) Analyst
4 147 (6.86%) Project Manager
5 111 (5.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 110 (5.14%) Consultant
7 104 (4.86%) Architect
8 78 (3.64%) C++ Developer
9 61 (2.85%) Software Developer
10 55 (2.57%) C Developer
11 51 (2.38%) Business Analyst
12 49 (2.29%) Java Developer
13 45 (2.10%) Customer Engineer
14 39 (1.82%) Administrator
15 32 (1.49%) Senior Developer
15 32 (1.49%) Systems Engineer
16 31 (1.45%) Support Engineer
16 31 (1.45%) Design Engineer
17 29 (1.35%) Test Engineer
17 29 (1.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (7.28%) .NET
2 127 (5.93%) HTML
3 109 (5.09%) XML
4 96 (4.48%) Web Services
5 69 (3.22%) CSS
6 63 (2.94%) jQuery
7 57 (2.66%) HTML5
7 57 (2.66%) Middleware
8 45 (2.10%) POSIX
8 45 (2.10%) REST
9 43 (2.01%) JSON
10 40 (1.87%) ASP.NET
11 37 (1.73%) CSS3
12 35 (1.63%) J2EE
13 33 (1.54%) SOAP
14 27 (1.26%) .NET Framework
14 27 (1.26%) Backbone.js
15 25 (1.17%) JSP
16 23 (1.07%) Hibernate
17 22 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 161 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (5.46%) Mathematics
3 112 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 86 (4.01%) Embedded Systems
5 64 (2.99%) DTV
5 64 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 64 (2.99%) Device Driver
6 53 (2.47%) STB
7 47 (2.19%) Open Source
8 32 (1.49%) Clustering
9 31 (1.45%) PMI
10 30 (1.40%) Mainframe
10 30 (1.40%) Firmware
10 30 (1.40%) Blackberry
10 30 (1.40%) Replication
10 30 (1.40%) User Experience
11 29 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 22 (1.03%) Equities
12 22 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 508 (23.72%) Linux
2 353 (16.48%) Windows
3 292 (13.63%) UNIX
4 74 (3.45%) Android
5 70 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (2.85%) Embedded Linux
7 59 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (2.71%) Apple iOS
9 51 (2.38%) Windows 7
10 47 (2.19%) AIX
11 45 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (1.68%) Windows XP
13 30 (1.40%) Solaris
14 23 (1.07%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.84%) VxWorks
16 15 (0.70%) Debian
17 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.61%) Mac OS
19 10 (0.47%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (19.61%) Software Engineering
2 262 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (7.66%) Project Management
4 163 (7.61%) OO
5 141 (6.58%) ITIL
6 111 (5.18%) Migration
7 106 (4.95%) UML
8 100 (4.67%) PRINCE2
9 92 (4.30%) Scrum
10 90 (4.20%) TDD
11 85 (3.97%) Configuration Management
12 81 (3.78%) Change Management
13 73 (3.41%) Multithreading
14 60 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (2.47%) Release Management
16 52 (2.43%) Software Architecture
16 52 (2.43%) Embedded Software Development
17 51 (2.38%) MVC
18 48 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (2.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 599 (27.96%) C++
2 406 (18.95%) Java
3 270 (12.61%) SQL
4 230 (10.74%) Python
5 182 (8.50%) C#
6 170 (7.94%) Embedded C
7 153 (7.14%) Perl
8 143 (6.68%) JavaScript
9 102 (4.76%) PHP
10 94 (4.39%) Shell Script
11 63 (2.94%) Ruby
12 62 (2.89%) VB
13 47 (2.19%) Assembly Language
14 45 (2.10%) PowerShell
15 43 (2.01%) Embedded C++
16 41 (1.91%) Objective-C
17 40 (1.87%) Bash Shell
18 38 (1.77%) PL/SQL
19 32 (1.49%) MATLAB
20 30 (1.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 298 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 247 (11.53%) Degree
3 191 (8.92%) SC Cleared
4 73 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 62 (2.89%) PMI Certification
6 43 (2.01%) PMP
7 31 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 20 (0.93%) MCSE
11 19 (0.89%) ISEB
12 16 (0.75%) CISSP
12 16 (0.75%) CCNP
12 16 (0.75%) MCP
12 16 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.65%) BC Cleared
14 12 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.51%) CCNA
15 11 (0.51%) ISTQB
15 11 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.24%) QA
2 33 (1.54%) SLA
3 32 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.89%) DO-178B
5 15 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.19%) COBIT
9 4 (0.19%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.14%) GxP
10 3 (0.14%) JTAG
11 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.093%) EMIR
12 1 (0.047%) FATCA
12 1 (0.047%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 14443
12 1 (0.047%) Basel III
System Software
1 80 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (3.55%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.07%) XenApp
3 23 (1.07%) Varnish
4 21 (0.98%) XenServer
4 21 (0.98%) NFS
5 20 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.51%) vSphere
8 10 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.42%) Xen
9 9 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.37%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.28%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.19%) Nmap
13 4 (0.19%) KVM
14 3 (0.14%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 33 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 21 (0.98%) Puppet
3 18 (0.84%) SCCM
4 17 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.65%) Nagios
7 12 (0.56%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.37%) SCOM
9 7 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (0.33%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.28%) YUM
10 6 (0.28%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
11 5 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.23%) OpenView
12 4 (0.19%) Nessus
12 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 251 (11.72%) Oracle
2 211 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 108 (5.04%) HP
4 102 (4.76%) VMware
5 75 (3.50%) Citrix
6 70 (3.27%) Cisco
7 64 (2.99%) IBM
8 55 (2.57%) Red Hat
9 53 (2.47%) SAP
10 45 (2.10%) JBoss
11 28 (1.31%) Sybase
12 27 (1.26%) EMC
13 25 (1.17%) F5
14 20 (0.93%) Juniper
15 19 (0.89%) Fidessa
15 19 (0.89%) Remedy
16 17 (0.79%) LANDesk
17 16 (0.75%) Perforce
18 15 (0.70%) CheckPoint
18 15 (0.70%) NetApp
South East
Roc Search
Posted: 45 minutes ago
South East
Roc Search
Posted: 23 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Gold Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + quote
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £12.82 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago