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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 98 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs citing C 1130 1164 1553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 2.44% 2.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.43% 6.61% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 536 688
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -6.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 187 234
Average hourly rate £33.34 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.74% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £12.42 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -20 1059 £350 -6.66% 823
London -5 399 £400 -4.76% 192
South East -5 302 £321 -0.62% 224
Hampshire +3 134 £315 +5.00% 40
City of London -9 125 £380 -10.05% 63
East of England -3 96 £350 +15.70% 148
South West -56 74 £345 -23.33% 78
Berkshire +1 71 £325 -18.75% 60
Cambridgeshire -10 47 £400 +32.23% 106
West Midlands 0 43 £245 -9.67% 41
Cambridge +3 40 £400 +32.23% 93
Yorkshire 0 40 £400 +33.33% 27
Southampton +5 36 £300 -14.28% 9
Scotland -19 36 £381 +46.63% 16
North West -33 32 £275 -15.38% 63
Surrey -19 31 £350 +12.00% 33
East Midlands -2 30 £320 -8.57% 35
Essex -14 25 £425 +31.78% 6
Gloucestershire -18 24 £275 -38.88% 19
Bracknell +11 23 £356 -10.93% 3
Edinburgh -13 22 £463 +32.14% 6
North East -7 20 £279 -20.35% 11
Reading +8 19 £250 -39.39% 31
Derbyshire 0 19 £320 +24.27% 3
West Yorkshire -11 19 £374 +23.63% 8
Bristol -9 18 £335 -4.28% 24
Tyne and Wear -11 18 £280 -20.00% 9
Derby +5 17 £320 +23.07% 1
Leeds -7 17 £374 +15.07% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 17 £280 -20.00% 7

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 617 (29.49%) C++
2 421 (20.12%) Linux
3 411 (19.65%) Java
4 354 (16.92%) Software Engineering
5 316 (15.11%) Finance
6 303 (14.48%) Windows
7 286 (13.67%) Security Cleared
8 279 (13.34%) UNIX
9 268 (12.81%) SQL
10 232 (11.09%) C#
11 219 (10.47%) Degree
12 212 (10.13%) Microsoft
13 211 (10.09%) Oracle
14 201 (9.61%) SC Cleared
15 196 (9.37%) Project Management
16 178 (8.51%) Perl
17 173 (8.27%) Python
18 162 (7.74%) .NET
19 160 (7.65%) OO
20 158 (7.55%) Telecoms
21 153 (7.31%) Banking
22 152 (7.27%) JavaScript
23 149 (7.12%) HTML
24 146 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
25 142 (6.79%) Embedded C
26 134 (6.41%) XML
27 133 (6.36%) ITIL
28 124 (5.93%) SQL Server
28 124 (5.93%) HP
29 122 (5.83%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 89 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.29%) WebSphere
3 40 (1.91%) IIS
4 39 (1.86%) Apache
5 25 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 24 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 24 (1.15%) TeamSite
6 24 (1.15%) WebSphere Process Server
7 23 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 20 (0.96%) SAS
9 18 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
12 12 (0.57%) CMS
13 11 (0.53%) Node.js
13 11 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 122 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 99 (4.73%) MS Office
3 44 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (1.72%) MS Project
6 12 (0.57%) Simulink
7 10 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.19%) SPSS
9 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.14%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.096%) Windchill
11 2 (0.096%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.096%) CATIA
12 1 (0.048%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.048%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.048%) Maya
12 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.048%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 14 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.24%) SAP SRM
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.096%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.096%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.096%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.38%) SaaS
3 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.14%) GitHub
5 2 (0.096%) PaaS
6 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.048%) Heroku
6 1 (0.048%) Trello
6 1 (0.048%) IaaS
6 1 (0.048%) Office 365
6 1 (0.048%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.92%) Internet
2 94 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 73 (3.49%) HTTP
4 69 (3.30%) Firewall
5 60 (2.87%) DNS
6 46 (2.20%) LAN
7 43 (2.06%) SAN
8 39 (1.86%) Wireless
9 36 (1.72%) WAN
10 34 (1.63%) DHCP
11 31 (1.48%) VPN
12 28 (1.34%) Network Security
13 27 (1.29%) OSPF
14 24 (1.15%) BGP
15 23 (1.10%) FTP
16 18 (0.86%) DVB
17 17 (0.81%) LDAP
17 17 (0.81%) MPLS
18 16 (0.76%) 3G
18 16 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.11%) MySQL
3 58 (2.77%) Relational Database
4 54 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 40 (1.91%) DB2
6 39 (1.86%) RDBMS
7 38 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (0.96%) Big Data
12 19 (0.91%) Ingres
13 17 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (0.72%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 98 (4.68%) Subversion
2 81 (3.87%) Git (software)
3 61 (2.92%) ClearCase
4 54 (2.58%) Visual Studio
5 28 (1.34%) Ant
6 27 (1.29%) NUnit
7 26 (1.24%) ProC
7 26 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 23 (1.10%) GoogleTest
9 23 (1.10%) CppUnit
9 23 (1.10%) LoadRunner
10 21 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
10 21 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.91%) Selenium
12 18 (0.86%) JUnit
13 16 (0.76%) Maven
13 16 (0.76%) JIRA
14 15 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.62%) Mercurial
General
1 316 (15.11%) Finance
2 158 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 153 (7.31%) Banking
4 65 (3.11%) Retail
5 62 (2.96%) Games
6 51 (2.44%) Electronics
7 38 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 34 (1.63%) Front Office
9 34 (1.63%) Automotive
10 27 (1.29%) Back Office
11 24 (1.15%) Legal
12 21 (1.00%) Publishing
13 20 (0.96%) Billing
13 20 (0.96%) Marketing
14 17 (0.81%) Military
15 16 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.76%) Advertising
16 14 (0.67%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 494 (23.61%) Developer
2 269 (12.86%) Software Engineer
3 186 (8.89%) Analyst
4 144 (6.88%) Project Manager
5 114 (5.45%) Architect
6 103 (4.92%) Consultant
7 77 (3.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 57 (2.72%) Business Analyst
9 54 (2.58%) C Developer
10 51 (2.44%) Customer Engineer
10 51 (2.44%) C++ Developer
11 47 (2.25%) Java Developer
12 46 (2.20%) Tester
13 41 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
14 40 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
15 36 (1.72%) Systems Engineer
15 36 (1.72%) Support Analyst
16 35 (1.67%) Android Developer
17 34 (1.63%) Software Developer
18 31 (1.48%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (7.74%) .NET
2 149 (7.12%) HTML
3 134 (6.41%) XML
4 89 (4.25%) CSS
5 77 (3.68%) Web Services
6 75 (3.59%) HTML5
7 68 (3.25%) jQuery
8 57 (2.72%) CSS3
9 45 (2.15%) JSON
10 42 (2.01%) OpenGL
11 41 (1.96%) Middleware
12 39 (1.86%) ASP.NET
13 37 (1.77%) POSIX
14 28 (1.34%) Backbone.js
15 27 (1.29%) J2EE
16 26 (1.24%) Qt
17 25 (1.20%) .NET Framework
18 24 (1.15%) BAPI
18 24 (1.15%) REST
19 23 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.35%) Mathematics
2 87 (4.16%) Computer Science
3 73 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
4 53 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 49 (2.34%) DTV
6 43 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.06%) Open Source
7 35 (1.67%) Device Driver
7 35 (1.67%) PMI
8 29 (1.39%) Clustering
8 29 (1.39%) NHS
9 25 (1.20%) DataPower
9 25 (1.20%) Replication
9 25 (1.20%) Online Banking
10 23 (1.10%) Statistics
11 22 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (1.05%) Derivative
12 21 (1.00%) Firmware
13 18 (0.86%) iPhone
13 18 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 421 (20.12%) Linux
2 303 (14.48%) Windows
3 279 (13.34%) UNIX
4 103 (4.92%) Android
5 63 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
6 54 (2.58%) Solaris
7 51 (2.44%) Apple iOS
8 47 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 43 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (2.01%) Windows XP
11 33 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (1.48%) AIX
13 22 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.96%) HPUX
15 14 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.57%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.43%) Windows CE
18 8 (0.38%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (16.92%) Software Engineering
2 196 (9.37%) Project Management
3 160 (7.65%) OO
4 146 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (6.36%) ITIL
6 113 (5.40%) UML
7 107 (5.11%) Migration
8 106 (5.07%) PRINCE2
9 98 (4.68%) Configuration Management
10 87 (4.16%) Scrum
11 78 (3.73%) Change Management
11 78 (3.73%) Multithreading
12 76 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
13 74 (3.54%) OOD
14 69 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 67 (3.20%) TDD
16 51 (2.44%) Business Analysis
17 46 (2.20%) Service Delivery
17 46 (2.20%) Service Management
17 46 (2.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 617 (29.49%) C++
2 411 (19.65%) Java
3 268 (12.81%) SQL
4 232 (11.09%) C#
5 178 (8.51%) Perl
6 173 (8.27%) Python
7 152 (7.27%) JavaScript
8 142 (6.79%) Embedded C
9 98 (4.68%) Shell Script
10 80 (3.82%) PHP
11 55 (2.63%) Ruby
12 49 (2.34%) VB
13 44 (2.10%) Embedded C++
14 42 (2.01%) PowerShell
14 42 (2.01%) Objective-C
15 41 (1.96%) Assembly Language
16 40 (1.91%) VB.NET
17 39 (1.86%) PL/SQL
18 38 (1.82%) MATLAB
19 34 (1.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 286 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 219 (10.47%) Degree
3 201 (9.61%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 49 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 41 (1.96%) ISEB
7 41 (1.96%) PMP
8 28 (1.34%) CCNA
8 28 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 22 (1.05%) CCNP
10 19 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.76%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.57%) MCSE
12 12 (0.57%) HND
12 12 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.53%) CISSP
14 9 (0.43%) CCSE
15 8 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.39%) QA
2 42 (2.01%) ISO 9001
3 31 (1.48%) SLA
4 17 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.57%) DO-178B
6 9 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.29%) COBIT
8 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.14%) Section 508
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.096%) FATCA
10 2 (0.096%) JTAG
11 1 (0.048%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.048%) DICOM
11 1 (0.048%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.048%) Basel III
11 1 (0.048%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 53 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 18 (0.86%) XenApp
5 15 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.67%) Sendmail
7 13 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.62%) Varnish
8 12 (0.57%) NFS
9 9 (0.43%) Xen
10 8 (0.38%) vSphere
11 7 (0.33%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.24%) KVM
13 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.19%) PowerHA
13 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.14%) vCloud
14 3 (0.14%) Nmap
15 2 (0.096%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 43 (2.06%) Tivoli
2 28 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (1.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 23 (1.10%) SCCM
5 17 (0.81%) Tivoli NetView
6 15 (0.72%) SCOM
7 10 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.38%) Netcool
8 8 (0.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 8 (0.38%) Ionix
8 8 (0.38%) Netcool/Webtop
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
10 6 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.29%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.24%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.19%) Nagios
12 4 (0.19%) WMI
12 4 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 212 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 211 (10.09%) Oracle
3 124 (5.93%) HP
4 91 (4.35%) Cisco
5 66 (3.15%) VMware
6 57 (2.72%) SAP
7 44 (2.10%) IBM
8 42 (2.01%) Citrix
9 31 (1.48%) Perforce
10 28 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 28 (1.34%) Juniper
11 27 (1.29%) Sybase
12 26 (1.24%) McAfee
12 26 (1.24%) NetApp
13 25 (1.20%) EMC
14 24 (1.15%) Remedy
14 24 (1.15%) LogLogic
15 22 (1.05%) F5
16 21 (1.00%) Blue Coat
16 21 (1.00%) Sun
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £35
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £75 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £340 - £380 per day + Flexibility
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £250.00 - £304.69 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £300 - £341 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago