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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 119 96 71
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -25
Contract jobs citing C 929 932 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.94% 2.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.80% 5.23% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 466 491
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 130 224
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £13.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%

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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
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 £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -11 862 £363 +3.57% 833
London -30 298 £413 -2.94% 199
South East -2 245 £340 +4.61% 193
Hampshire +2 104 £318 +2.91% 34
City of London -15 83 £413 -2.94% 81
South West +13 78 £350 -3.44% 112
East of England -23 56 £350 +7.69% 146
North West +7 53 £278 +11.00% 57
Yorkshire +17 44 £401 +7.08% 31
Berkshire -6 44 £338 +0.74% 41
Gloucestershire +6 39 £350 -30.69% 27
Cambridgeshire -14 36 £395 +3.94% 108
Surrey -17 33 £430 +22.85% 61
East Midlands +15 30 £350 +40.00% 38
West Midlands -10 29 £310 -3.87% 35
West Yorkshire +7 28 £363 +3.57% 25
Leeds +8 27 £363 -3.07% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 27 £275 -21.20% 13
Scotland -8 27 £349 +4.25% 20
Hook -1 26 £305 -0.75% 1
Cambridge -9 21 £350 -36.36% 102
Wales +5 20 £400 - 16
Milton Keynes -7 20 £250 -12.28% 2
North East -17 19 £320 -15.23% 10
Manchester +11 17 £265 -37.64% 39
Bracknell +7 16 £338 - 7
Lancashire -10 16 £300 +20.00% 3
Dorset +7 14 £219 -51.38% 20
Cheshire +6 14 £320 -5.18% 12
South Wales -3 13 £388 - 15

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 570 (28.85%) C++
2 519 (26.27%) Linux
3 417 (21.10%) Software Engineering
4 381 (19.28%) Security Cleared
5 330 (16.70%) Java
6 313 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
7 297 (15.03%) Windows
8 296 (14.98%) UNIX
9 294 (14.88%) SQL
10 276 (13.97%) Finance
11 260 (13.16%) Python
12 249 (12.60%) SC Cleared
13 232 (11.74%) Oracle
14 222 (11.23%) Microsoft
15 219 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
16 204 (10.32%) Project Management
17 195 (9.87%) Degree
18 172 (8.70%) C#
19 160 (8.10%) OO
20 152 (7.69%) Embedded C
21 147 (7.44%) JavaScript
22 143 (7.24%) UML
23 142 (7.19%) HTML
24 139 (7.03%) Perl
25 138 (6.98%) .NET
25 138 (6.98%) ITIL
26 137 (6.93%) MS Excel
27 127 (6.43%) Configuration Management
28 123 (6.22%) Subversion
29 112 (5.67%) VMware

C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (2.53%) Apache
2 37 (1.87%) WebSphere
3 36 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 33 (1.67%) JBoss
5 21 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 20 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 19 (0.96%) Node.js
8 18 (0.91%) IIS
9 15 (0.76%) Tuxedo
10 13 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 13 (0.66%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.66%) CMS
11 11 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.51%) SAS
13 9 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.46%) Confluence
13 9 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
13 9 (0.46%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.35%) GlassFish
Applications
1 137 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 86 (4.35%) MS Office
3 19 (0.96%) MS Project
4 16 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.66%) Simulink
6 11 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.40%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.20%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.15%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.051%) MODO
11 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.051%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.051%) InDesign
11 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.051%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.30%) SAP SRM
4 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
4 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.20%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.15%) SAP LE
6 3 (0.15%) Summit
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.51%) SaaS
4 6 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.25%) PaaS
6 4 (0.20%) IaaS
7 2 (0.10%) Force.com
7 2 (0.10%) Office 365
7 2 (0.10%) GitHub
8 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.051%) Heroku
8 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 85 (4.30%) DNS
3 81 (4.10%) Firewall
4 61 (3.09%) Internet
5 54 (2.73%) HTTP
6 52 (2.63%) DHCP
7 50 (2.53%) SAN
8 49 (2.48%) Network Security
9 45 (2.28%) SSL
10 43 (2.18%) Wireless
11 40 (2.02%) 3G
12 38 (1.92%) LAN
12 38 (1.92%) WAN
13 37 (1.87%) LTE
14 32 (1.62%) LDAP
15 30 (1.52%) GSM
16 29 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (1.42%) BIG-IP
18 27 (1.37%) OSPF
19 25 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 57 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 43 (2.18%) MySQL
4 41 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.57%) Ingres
6 28 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.21%) NoSQL
8 23 (1.16%) Big Data
8 23 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
12 18 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.91%) CouchDB
13 17 (0.86%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.81%) DB2
14 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.81%) Riak
Development Applications
1 123 (6.22%) Subversion
2 74 (3.74%) ClearCase
3 69 (3.49%) Git (software)
4 58 (2.94%) GoogleTest
5 53 (2.68%) JIRA
6 52 (2.63%) NUnit
7 50 (2.53%) CppUnit
8 48 (2.43%) Ant
9 41 (2.07%) Jenkins
10 36 (1.82%) Visual Studio
11 34 (1.72%) CruiseControl
12 26 (1.32%) ClearQuest
13 23 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
14 20 (1.01%) Fiddler
14 20 (1.01%) Selenium
15 16 (0.81%) LoadRunner
15 16 (0.81%) Rational Rose
16 15 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (0.76%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 276 (13.97%) Finance
2 111 (5.62%) Banking
3 92 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 54 (2.73%) Electronics
5 53 (2.68%) Retail
6 46 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 44 (2.23%) Automotive
8 35 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 33 (1.67%) Front Office
10 30 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.52%) Marketing
11 27 (1.37%) Games
11 27 (1.37%) Advertising
12 24 (1.21%) Military
12 24 (1.21%) Avionics
13 21 (1.06%) Legal
14 14 (0.71%) Back Office
15 13 (0.66%) Publishing
16 12 (0.61%) Law
17 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 441 (22.32%) Developer
2 292 (14.78%) Software Engineer
3 168 (8.50%) Analyst
4 130 (6.58%) Project Manager
5 93 (4.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 92 (4.66%) Architect
7 84 (4.25%) Consultant
8 76 (3.85%) Software Developer
9 64 (3.24%) C++ Developer
10 56 (2.83%) Business Analyst
11 49 (2.48%) Java Developer
12 47 (2.38%) C Developer
13 46 (2.33%) Senior Developer
14 44 (2.23%) Tester
15 31 (1.57%) Front-End Developer
16 30 (1.52%) Customer Engineer
17 28 (1.42%) Support Analyst
18 27 (1.37%) Linux Engineer
19 26 (1.32%) Programmer
19 26 (1.32%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (7.19%) HTML
2 138 (6.98%) .NET
3 109 (5.52%) XML
4 99 (5.01%) Web Services
5 98 (4.96%) CSS
6 78 (3.95%) jQuery
7 71 (3.59%) HTML5
8 49 (2.48%) Middleware
9 48 (2.43%) CSS3
10 42 (2.13%) Motif
10 42 (2.13%) JSON
11 33 (1.67%) wxWidgets
12 32 (1.62%) ASP.NET
12 32 (1.62%) J2EE
13 27 (1.37%) REST
14 26 (1.32%) Ajax
15 25 (1.27%) RESTful
16 24 (1.21%) SOAP
17 23 (1.16%) AngularJS
17 23 (1.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 219 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.06%) Mathematics
3 82 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 71 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.38%) Device Driver
6 42 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
7 39 (1.97%) Algorithms
8 38 (1.92%) Open Source
9 28 (1.42%) Clustering
10 27 (1.37%) Fat Client
10 27 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.37%) Thin Client
11 26 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 25 (1.27%) User Experience
12 25 (1.27%) Derivative
13 24 (1.21%) DTV
14 23 (1.16%) STB
15 21 (1.06%) PKI
15 21 (1.06%) Statistics
16 18 (0.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 519 (26.27%) Linux
2 297 (15.03%) Windows
3 296 (14.98%) UNIX
4 63 (3.19%) Android
5 56 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 45 (2.28%) Embedded Linux
8 44 (2.23%) AIX
9 43 (2.18%) Solaris
10 39 (1.97%) Windows 7
11 28 (1.42%) Mac OS X
12 25 (1.27%) Windows XP
13 22 (1.11%) VxWorks
14 12 (0.61%) ThreadX
15 11 (0.56%) Nucleus RTOS
16 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.46%) VMS
17 8 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (21.10%) Software Engineering
2 313 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (10.32%) Project Management
4 160 (8.10%) OO
5 143 (7.24%) UML
6 138 (6.98%) ITIL
7 127 (6.43%) Configuration Management
8 86 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (4.15%) Migration
9 82 (4.15%) OOD
10 81 (4.10%) Scrum
11 80 (4.05%) PRINCE2
12 69 (3.49%) Multithreading
12 69 (3.49%) TDD
13 67 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 58 (2.94%) Service Management
15 56 (2.83%) Analytics
16 54 (2.73%) Risk Management
17 53 (2.68%) Service Delivery
17 53 (2.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 570 (28.85%) C++
2 330 (16.70%) Java
3 294 (14.88%) SQL
4 260 (13.16%) Python
5 172 (8.70%) C#
6 152 (7.69%) Embedded C
7 147 (7.44%) JavaScript
8 139 (7.03%) Perl
9 98 (4.96%) Shell Script
10 94 (4.76%) PHP
11 82 (4.15%) VB
12 66 (3.34%) Ruby
13 53 (2.68%) Embedded C++
14 47 (2.38%) Bash Shell
15 43 (2.18%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.27%) PowerShell
17 24 (1.21%) Korn
18 22 (1.11%) MATLAB
19 21 (1.06%) Objective-C
19 21 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 381 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 249 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 195 (9.87%) Degree
4 97 (4.91%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.62%) PMI Certification
7 31 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 29 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (1.42%) CCNP
10 24 (1.21%) ISEB
10 24 (1.21%) PMP
11 22 (1.11%) CCSE
12 20 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.91%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.71%) MCSE
15 13 (0.66%) BC Cleared
16 12 (0.61%) CISSP
16 12 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.09%) QA
2 30 (1.52%) SLA
3 29 (1.47%) DO-178B
4 26 (1.32%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.10%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.10%) FATCA
9 1 (0.051%) EMIR
9 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.051%) DO-160
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 93 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.42%) Firmware
4 16 (0.81%) NFS
5 14 (0.71%) Xen
6 13 (0.66%) XenApp
7 12 (0.61%) XenServer
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.46%) vSphere
9 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.46%) Sendmail
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.30%) KVM
12 5 (0.25%) RHEV
12 5 (0.25%) Varnish
12 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.25%) Nmap
12 5 (0.25%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 39 (1.97%) Puppet
2 36 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (1.52%) Nagios
4 28 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.96%) Tivoli
6 17 (0.86%) Ansible
7 16 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 15 (0.76%) CFEngine
8 15 (0.76%) Graphite
9 10 (0.51%) MIMEsweeper
9 10 (0.51%) MAILsweeper
9 10 (0.51%) SCCM
10 7 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
10 7 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.30%) WMI
12 5 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
12 5 (0.25%) yum
12 5 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.25%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 232 (11.74%) Oracle
2 222 (11.23%) Microsoft
3 112 (5.67%) VMware
4 110 (5.57%) HP
5 66 (3.34%) IBM
6 64 (3.24%) Cisco
7 63 (3.19%) Citrix
8 57 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 55 (2.78%) SAP
10 35 (1.77%) EMC
11 32 (1.62%) Blue Coat
12 31 (1.57%) F5
13 30 (1.52%) Google
14 28 (1.42%) CheckPoint
15 27 (1.37%) NetApp
16 24 (1.21%) Ericsson
17 22 (1.11%) Infoblox
18 19 (0.96%) Juniper
18 19 (0.96%) Veritas
19 18 (0.91%) Imperva
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Enfield Council
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £220 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 375 per day GBP
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum With potential to increase - £51,702
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Platform People
Posted: 5 days ago