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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 104 95 73
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs citing C 1047 1039 1365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 2.03% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.17% 5.33% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 514 587
Average daily rate
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£380 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 171 224
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20259 19499 20772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.13% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12962 12072 12402
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 414 559 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +4 983 £383 -0.64% 673
London -9 397 £425 +1.19% 174
South East +32 277 £363 +7.01% 166
Hampshire +16 109 £330 +3.93% 33
City of London -29 90 £425 - 56
East of England -34 81 £360 +12.50% 108
South West -1 76 £356 -6.25% 70
Berkshire +17 52 £405 +1.25% 45
North West -2 48 £320 +28.00% 40
Cambridgeshire -8 45 £388 +19.23% 71
Cambridge -8 38 £388 +20.15% 55
West Midlands -8 34 £375 +17.18% 36
Gloucestershire +3 32 £325 -27.77% 11
Reading +30 30 £425 +57.40% 17
Surrey -7 28 £363 -9.37% 19
Buckinghamshire +12 25 £400 +15.94% 6
Scotland -25 22 £375 -7.97% 20
Milton Keynes +8 21 £400 +15.94% 2
Yorkshire -12 20 £275 -14.06% 23
East Midlands -11 19 £320 -11.72% 36
Lancashire -8 18 £310 - 1
Middlesex +3 16 £363 +16.93% 4
Manchester -3 16 £500 +42.85% 22
East Sussex +7 14 £200 -42.85% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 14 £400 +1.26% 15
Tyne and Wear -9 14 £400 +1.26% 15
North East -11 14 £400 +1.26% 17
Uxbridge +11 12 £320 -12.92%
Wiltshire -8 12 £363 -14.95% 5
Bristol -13 12 £200 -36.00% 32

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 603 (27.99%) C++
2 501 (23.26%) Linux
3 396 (18.38%) Java
4 387 (17.97%) Software Engineering
5 356 (16.53%) Windows
6 311 (14.44%) Finance
7 308 (14.30%) Security Cleared
8 293 (13.60%) UNIX
9 257 (11.93%) SQL
10 254 (11.79%) Degree
11 223 (10.35%) Oracle
12 207 (9.61%) Python
13 201 (9.33%) SC Cleared
14 195 (9.05%) C#
15 193 (8.96%) Microsoft
16 190 (8.82%) Project Management
17 165 (7.66%) OO
18 161 (7.47%) .NET
19 160 (7.43%) Perl
20 159 (7.38%) Embedded C
21 153 (7.10%) ITIL
22 151 (7.01%) Telecoms
23 142 (6.59%) Banking
24 141 (6.55%) JavaScript
25 134 (6.22%) TCP/IP
26 128 (5.94%) HTML
26 128 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
27 123 (5.71%) Migration
28 118 (5.48%) SQL Server
29 115 (5.34%) PRINCE2

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 66 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.27%) Apache
2 49 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 34 (1.58%) WebLogic
4 32 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 24 (1.11%) IIS
6 21 (0.97%) SAS
7 15 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.70%) GlassFish
8 14 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 10 (0.46%) Node.js
10 9 (0.42%) CMS
11 8 (0.37%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
12 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 115 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 78 (3.62%) MS Office
3 29 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.16%) MS Project
5 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.70%) Simulink
7 9 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.32%) SPSS
9 5 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.046%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.046%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.046%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
3 7 (0.32%) SAP SRM
3 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.19%) HFM
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.093%) SAP FI-AP
8 2 (0.093%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.093%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.093%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.093%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.42%) SaaS
3 4 (0.19%) PaaS
3 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.19%) IaaS
4 2 (0.093%) Heroku
4 2 (0.093%) Office 365
4 2 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.046%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.046%) Force.com
5 1 (0.046%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.22%) TCP/IP
2 87 (4.04%) DNS
3 85 (3.95%) HTTP
4 78 (3.62%) Firewall
5 77 (3.57%) Internet
6 70 (3.25%) SAN
7 45 (2.09%) Wireless
7 45 (2.09%) DHCP
8 40 (1.86%) DVB
9 37 (1.72%) VPN
10 35 (1.62%) LAN
11 34 (1.58%) WAN
11 34 (1.58%) LTE
12 33 (1.53%) BGP
13 32 (1.49%) Network Security
14 25 (1.16%) 3G
15 23 (1.07%) OSPF
15 23 (1.07%) BIG-IP
15 23 (1.07%) 4G
16 22 (1.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.30%) MySQL
3 70 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 50 (2.32%) Oracle Database
5 34 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.58%) RDBMS
6 32 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.93%) DB2
11 19 (0.88%) Big Data
12 18 (0.84%) Ingres
13 16 (0.74%) Apache Hive
13 16 (0.74%) MongoDB
14 15 (0.70%) NoSQL
14 15 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (0.65%) SQLPlus
16 13 (0.60%) Data Mining
17 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (3.95%) Subversion
2 72 (3.34%) ClearCase
3 57 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 35 (1.62%) Visual Studio
5 24 (1.11%) Ant
6 23 (1.07%) GDB
7 22 (1.02%) Eclipse
7 22 (1.02%) ProC
8 21 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 21 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
9 20 (0.93%) NUnit
9 20 (0.93%) JIRA
10 17 (0.79%) GoogleTest
10 17 (0.79%) CppUnit
11 14 (0.65%) Maven
11 14 (0.65%) Rational Rose
12 13 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (0.56%) Mercurial
13 12 (0.56%) Hudson
General
1 311 (14.44%) Finance
2 151 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 142 (6.59%) Banking
4 80 (3.71%) Electronics
5 55 (2.55%) Retail
6 51 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.53%) Games
8 32 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.44%) Military
10 30 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.30%) Marketing
12 27 (1.25%) Automotive
13 26 (1.21%) Front Office
14 23 (1.07%) Back Office
15 22 (1.02%) Legal
16 18 (0.84%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.56%) Multimedia
18 11 (0.51%) Advertising
18 11 (0.51%) Avionics
19 10 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 538 (24.98%) Developer
2 305 (14.16%) Software Engineer
3 172 (7.99%) Analyst
4 156 (7.24%) Project Manager
5 127 (5.90%) Consultant
6 104 (4.83%) Architect
7 98 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 76 (3.53%) C++ Developer
9 62 (2.88%) C Developer
10 57 (2.65%) Business Analyst
11 55 (2.55%) Software Developer
12 41 (1.90%) Java Developer
13 40 (1.86%) Customer Engineer
14 39 (1.81%) Administrator
15 36 (1.67%) Systems Engineer
15 36 (1.67%) Support Engineer
16 33 (1.53%) Senior Software Engineer
17 32 (1.49%) Tester
18 29 (1.35%) Senior Developer
18 29 (1.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (7.47%) .NET
2 128 (5.94%) HTML
3 112 (5.20%) XML
4 84 (3.90%) Web Services
5 72 (3.34%) CSS
6 59 (2.74%) jQuery
7 55 (2.55%) HTML5
8 52 (2.41%) Middleware
9 39 (1.81%) POSIX
9 39 (1.81%) CSS3
10 36 (1.67%) JSON
11 35 (1.62%) ASP.NET
12 30 (1.39%) J2EE
13 29 (1.35%) REST
14 26 (1.21%) Backbone.js
15 25 (1.16%) OpenGL
16 23 (1.07%) .NET Framework
17 20 (0.93%) Spring
18 19 (0.88%) SOAP
18 19 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.34%) Computer Science
2 98 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 84 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
4 60 (2.79%) DTV
5 59 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 56 (2.60%) Device Driver
7 48 (2.23%) Open Source
8 40 (1.86%) STB
9 37 (1.72%) PMI
10 35 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.49%) Clustering
12 30 (1.39%) Replication
13 29 (1.35%) Firmware
14 26 (1.21%) Blackberry
14 26 (1.21%) MPEG
14 26 (1.21%) Derivative
14 26 (1.21%) Statistics
15 24 (1.11%) IPTV
15 24 (1.11%) Mainframe
16 23 (1.07%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 501 (23.26%) Linux
2 356 (16.53%) Windows
3 293 (13.60%) UNIX
4 77 (3.57%) Android
5 65 (3.02%) Embedded Linux
6 63 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (2.79%) Apple iOS
8 52 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 44 (2.04%) AIX
10 36 (1.67%) Solaris
11 35 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (1.53%) Windows XP
13 24 (1.11%) HPUX
14 20 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.65%) Debian
16 13 (0.60%) VxWorks
17 12 (0.56%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.51%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (17.97%) Software Engineering
2 190 (8.82%) Project Management
3 165 (7.66%) OO
4 153 (7.10%) ITIL
5 128 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
6 123 (5.71%) Migration
7 115 (5.34%) PRINCE2
8 112 (5.20%) UML
9 98 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 90 (4.18%) Change Management
11 81 (3.76%) Multithreading
12 77 (3.57%) Scrum
13 68 (3.16%) TDD
14 60 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (2.65%) OOD
16 56 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (2.51%) Embedded Software Development
18 48 (2.23%) Analytics
18 48 (2.23%) Business Analysis
19 45 (2.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 603 (27.99%) C++
2 396 (18.38%) Java
3 257 (11.93%) SQL
4 207 (9.61%) Python
5 195 (9.05%) C#
6 160 (7.43%) Perl
7 159 (7.38%) Embedded C
8 141 (6.55%) JavaScript
9 103 (4.78%) Shell Script
10 90 (4.18%) PHP
11 61 (2.83%) Ruby
12 52 (2.41%) Assembly Language
13 48 (2.23%) PowerShell
14 46 (2.14%) Bash Shell
14 46 (2.14%) Objective-C
15 43 (2.00%) VB
16 36 (1.67%) PL/SQL
16 36 (1.67%) Embedded C++
17 34 (1.58%) MATLAB
18 29 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 308 (14.30%) Security Cleared
2 254 (11.79%) Degree
3 201 (9.33%) SC Cleared
4 72 (3.34%) PMI Certification
5 62 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 57 (2.65%) PMP
7 38 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 21 (0.97%) ISEB
10 20 (0.93%) CCNP
11 19 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.88%) CISSP
12 16 (0.74%) MCSE
13 14 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.60%) CISM
14 13 (0.60%) CCSE
14 13 (0.60%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.46%) HND
15 10 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.09%) QA
2 33 (1.53%) ISO 9001
3 32 (1.49%) SLA
4 16 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.70%) DO-178B
6 9 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.37%) COBIT
7 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.19%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.14%) JTAG
11 2 (0.093%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.093%) GxP
12 1 (0.046%) WCAG
12 1 (0.046%) Basel II
12 1 (0.046%) GAAP
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.046%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 79 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.16%) Varnish
4 20 (0.93%) XenApp
5 18 (0.84%) XenServer
6 16 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 14 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.60%) vSphere
9 12 (0.56%) NFS
10 11 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.51%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.37%) Xen
11 8 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.32%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.32%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.23%) Nmap
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.23%) KVM
13 5 (0.23%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 37 (1.72%) Tivoli
2 22 (1.02%) SCCM
3 12 (0.56%) Puppet
4 11 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 11 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.46%) SCOM
5 10 (0.46%) HP SIM
6 8 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 5 (0.23%) Nessus
10 4 (0.19%) Unicenter
10 4 (0.19%) Tivoli NetView
10 4 (0.19%) Nagios
10 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.14%) HP UCMDB
11 3 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 223 (10.35%) Oracle
2 193 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 113 (5.25%) HP
4 105 (4.87%) VMware
5 95 (4.41%) Cisco
6 66 (3.06%) Citrix
7 51 (2.37%) SAP
8 47 (2.18%) IBM
9 40 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 33 (1.53%) Sybase
11 32 (1.49%) JBoss
12 28 (1.30%) EMC
12 28 (1.30%) F5
13 23 (1.07%) NetApp
14 22 (1.02%) Remedy
14 22 (1.02%) Perforce
15 20 (0.93%) CheckPoint
15 20 (0.93%) Juniper
16 19 (0.88%) Fidessa
16 19 (0.88%) NEC
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Rate: £37 - £42 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Barnstaple, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: From £30,196 to £34,666 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Excellent DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago