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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 110 96 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs citing C 1028 1110 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 2.03% 2.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.94% 5.47% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 603 551
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.67% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 151 182
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.74 £14.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%

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
20792 20298 17627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.32% 37.19% 36.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13517 13206 10834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 475 627
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 949 £400 +14.28% 719
London -35 302 £470 +17.50% 191
South East -7 272 £369 +15.23% 160
South West +31 114 £473 +36.95% 73
Hampshire -18 92 £315 - 26
Berkshire +5 75 £320 -3.39% 31
Gloucestershire +13 68 £473 +71.81% 22
East of England -6 61 £375 +10.29% 120
City of London -29 60 £450 +12.50% 59
West Midlands +12 57 £325 +32.65% 41
North West +3 53 £320 +7.56% 51
Scotland 0 42 £340 -10.81% 20
Yorkshire -32 31 £363 -8.51% 25
Surrey +1 27 £375 +7.14% 41
Buckinghamshire +2 26 £425 +32.81% 15
East Midlands -6 26 £335 +4.68% 35
Hertfordshire +21 25 £375 - 21
Reading +5 23 £395 +58.00% 19
West Yorkshire -10 21 £356 +0.84% 14
Cambridgeshire -20 21 £390 -2.50% 73
Cheshire +3 20 £408 +65.48% 9
Wiltshire +19 19 £280 - 11
Edinburgh -6 19 £350 -24.32% 6
Milton Keynes +10 18 £425 +32.81% 11
North East -4 18 £320 +15.31% 15
Oxfordshire -12 18 £515 +71.66% 17
Newbury +6 17 £290 -27.50% 2
Tyne and Wear 0 17 £320 +14.80% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 16 £320 +14.80% 11
Cambridge -12 15 £390 -2.50% 60

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 608 (30.99%) C++
2 566 (28.85%) Linux
3 454 (23.14%) Software Engineering
4 403 (20.54%) Security Cleared
5 325 (16.56%) Java
6 323 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
7 287 (14.63%) Finance
8 286 (14.58%) UNIX
9 275 (14.02%) SQL
10 274 (13.97%) Windows
11 264 (13.46%) Python
12 255 (13.00%) SC Cleared
13 249 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
14 216 (11.01%) Project Management
15 208 (10.60%) Oracle
16 191 (9.73%) Embedded C
17 188 (9.58%) Microsoft
18 174 (8.87%) Degree
19 171 (8.72%) OO
20 165 (8.41%) C#
21 153 (7.80%) UML
22 151 (7.70%) HTML
23 143 (7.29%) JavaScript
24 140 (7.14%) Perl
25 134 (6.83%) Configuration Management
26 129 (6.57%) Subversion
27 126 (6.42%) MS Excel
27 126 (6.42%) DV Cleared
28 125 (6.37%) .NET
29 120 (6.12%) Banking

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 48 (2.45%) Apache
2 35 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.58%) Node.js
4 26 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.12%) WebLogic
6 17 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.76%) JBoss
8 14 (0.71%) Confluence
9 13 (0.66%) IIS
9 13 (0.66%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.66%) CMS
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
10 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.46%) Lync
11 9 (0.46%) SAS
12 7 (0.36%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.31%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 126 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 69 (3.52%) MS Office
3 35 (1.78%) MS Project
4 22 (1.12%) Simulink
5 13 (0.66%) Doxygen
5 13 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.25%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.20%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.15%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.15%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.10%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.051%) InDesign
12 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.31%) Summit
4 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.20%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.10%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.46%) SaaS
4 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.31%) PaaS
5 6 (0.31%) IaaS
6 5 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.15%) Office 365
8 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.051%) Boomi
9 1 (0.051%) GitHub
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 84 (4.28%) DNS
3 71 (3.62%) Firewall
4 66 (3.36%) Wireless
5 65 (3.31%) HTTP
6 58 (2.96%) SAN
7 53 (2.70%) SSL
8 52 (2.65%) DHCP
9 51 (2.60%) LTE
10 50 (2.55%) Internet
11 45 (2.29%) Network Security
12 43 (2.19%) WAN
13 39 (1.99%) LAN
14 38 (1.94%) GSM
14 38 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (1.63%) 3G
16 32 (1.63%) VPN
17 31 (1.58%) Radio Access Network
18 30 (1.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.16%) Oracle Database
3 33 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 30 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 27 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.07%) MySQL
9 20 (1.02%) Data Mining
9 20 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 19 (0.97%) Ingres
10 19 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (0.92%) Big Data
12 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (0.76%) DB2
13 15 (0.76%) Riak
13 15 (0.76%) Hypertable
13 15 (0.76%) CouchDB
14 12 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 129 (6.57%) Subversion
2 93 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 74 (3.77%) ClearCase
4 62 (3.16%) GoogleTest
5 61 (3.11%) Jenkins
6 57 (2.91%) NUnit
6 57 (2.91%) JIRA
7 53 (2.70%) CppUnit
8 52 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 51 (2.60%) Ant
10 28 (1.43%) Maven
10 28 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
11 25 (1.27%) CruiseControl
12 23 (1.17%) ClearQuest
13 20 (1.02%) Rational Rose
13 20 (1.02%) Fiddler
14 18 (0.92%) Hudson
14 18 (0.92%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.87%) Selenium
15 17 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 287 (14.63%) Finance
2 120 (6.12%) Banking
3 104 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 82 (4.18%) Electronics
5 52 (2.65%) Retail
6 47 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.19%) Automotive
8 37 (1.89%) Marketing
9 31 (1.58%) Front Office
10 30 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.38%) Aerospace
12 25 (1.27%) Military
13 23 (1.17%) Games
14 20 (1.02%) Publishing
15 16 (0.82%) Avionics
16 14 (0.71%) Legal
17 12 (0.61%) Advertising
17 12 (0.61%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.56%) Local Government
19 10 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 468 (23.85%) Developer
2 311 (15.85%) Software Engineer
3 151 (7.70%) Analyst
4 117 (5.96%) Project Manager
5 103 (5.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 99 (5.05%) Consultant
7 86 (4.38%) Architect
8 85 (4.33%) Software Developer
9 65 (3.31%) C++ Developer
10 59 (3.01%) C Developer
11 55 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 45 (2.29%) Java Developer
13 39 (1.99%) Senior Developer
14 34 (1.73%) Tester
15 32 (1.63%) Administrator
15 32 (1.63%) Senior Software Engineer
16 30 (1.53%) Embedded Software Developer
16 30 (1.53%) Front-End Developer
17 29 (1.48%) Programmer
18 27 (1.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (7.70%) HTML
2 125 (6.37%) .NET
3 104 (5.30%) Web Services
4 90 (4.59%) XML
5 89 (4.54%) CSS
6 80 (4.08%) HTML5
7 61 (3.11%) jQuery
8 48 (2.45%) CSS3
9 43 (2.19%) JSON
10 36 (1.83%) J2EE
11 34 (1.73%) Motif
12 31 (1.58%) Middleware
12 31 (1.58%) RESTful
13 27 (1.38%) AngularJS
14 22 (1.12%) Java EE
15 21 (1.07%) ASP.NET
15 21 (1.07%) .NET Framework
16 20 (1.02%) Sass
17 18 (0.92%) Qt
18 16 (0.82%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 249 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (3.67%) Management Information System
2 72 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 56 (2.85%) Device Driver
4 46 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
5 45 (2.29%) Mathematics
6 42 (2.14%) Open Source
7 38 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 31 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.58%) Derivative
9 26 (1.33%) User Experience
10 23 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 23 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 22 (1.12%) PMI
12 21 (1.07%) Clustering
13 20 (1.02%) Statistics
14 18 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.82%) Replication
15 16 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 566 (28.85%) Linux
2 286 (14.58%) UNIX
3 274 (13.97%) Windows
4 54 (2.75%) Solaris
5 50 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
6 47 (2.40%) AIX
7 46 (2.34%) Android
8 43 (2.19%) Apple iOS
9 40 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (1.43%) Windows 7
13 21 (1.07%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.97%) VxWorks
15 15 (0.76%) HPUX
15 15 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.71%) Windows CE
17 11 (0.56%) ThreadX
18 10 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (23.14%) Software Engineering
2 323 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (11.01%) Project Management
4 171 (8.72%) OO
5 153 (7.80%) UML
6 134 (6.83%) Configuration Management
7 104 (5.30%) ITIL
8 98 (4.99%) Multithreading
9 93 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (4.54%) PRINCE2
11 88 (4.49%) OOD
12 85 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
13 73 (3.72%) Migration
14 70 (3.57%) TDD
15 69 (3.52%) Scrum
16 66 (3.36%) Service Delivery
17 58 (2.96%) Integration Testing
18 56 (2.85%) DevOps
19 54 (2.75%) Change Management
20 53 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 608 (30.99%) C++
2 325 (16.56%) Java
3 275 (14.02%) SQL
4 264 (13.46%) Python
5 191 (9.73%) Embedded C
6 165 (8.41%) C#
7 143 (7.29%) JavaScript
8 140 (7.14%) Perl
9 87 (4.43%) Shell Script
10 80 (4.08%) PHP
11 68 (3.47%) Embedded C++
12 63 (3.21%) Ruby
13 55 (2.80%) Bash Shell
14 48 (2.45%) VB
15 42 (2.14%) PL/SQL
16 32 (1.63%) Objective-C
17 28 (1.43%) MATLAB
18 27 (1.38%) PowerShell
19 21 (1.07%) Korn
20 17 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 403 (20.54%) Security Cleared
2 255 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 174 (8.87%) Degree
4 126 (6.42%) DV Cleared
5 41 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (1.78%) CCNP
6 35 (1.78%) PMI Certification
7 32 (1.63%) PMP
8 26 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (1.33%) CCSE
9 22 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 18 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.87%) CISSP
12 14 (0.71%) PhD
13 13 (0.66%) ISEB
14 11 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.56%) MCITP
15 10 (0.51%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.31%) QA
2 31 (1.58%) DO-178B
3 17 (0.87%) SLA
4 13 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) JTAG
6 3 (0.15%) GxP
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.10%) HL7
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.10%) GCP
7 2 (0.10%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 7816
8 1 (0.051%) FATCA
8 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.051%) GMP
8 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 90 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.34%) Firmware
4 15 (0.76%) vSphere
5 13 (0.66%) Sendmail
6 12 (0.61%) Varnish
6 12 (0.61%) NFS
7 11 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.56%) Xen
8 9 (0.46%) XenApp
9 8 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.41%) GPFS
10 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.36%) Docker
11 6 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.31%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.31%) XenServer
12 5 (0.25%) PowerHA
13 4 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 47 (2.40%) Puppet
2 36 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (0.92%) Nagios
5 16 (0.82%) Ansible
6 15 (0.76%) CFEngine
6 15 (0.76%) Graphite
7 14 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.66%) MIMEsweeper
8 13 (0.66%) MAILsweeper
8 13 (0.66%) yum
8 13 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
9 9 (0.46%) SCCM
10 8 (0.41%) SCOM
11 6 (0.31%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.31%) MOM
11 6 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.25%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 208 (10.60%) Oracle
2 188 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 120 (6.12%) VMware
4 111 (5.66%) HP
5 101 (5.15%) Cisco
6 54 (2.75%) IBM
7 45 (2.29%) Red Hat
8 41 (2.09%) NetApp
8 41 (2.09%) Citrix
9 40 (2.04%) Blue Coat
10 36 (1.83%) SAP
11 33 (1.68%) CheckPoint
11 33 (1.68%) F5
12 31 (1.58%) EMC
13 27 (1.38%) Ericsson
13 27 (1.38%) Sybase
14 26 (1.33%) Infoblox
15 24 (1.22%) Juniper
16 22 (1.12%) Huawei
17 21 (1.07%) Imperva
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