The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
UK / Scotland
Rank 81 91 86
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing C 26 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 1.40% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.33% 4.37% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 15
Median daily rate £341 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.86% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £254 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £435 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +25.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £29.80 £25.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.40 £46.80 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 780 824 902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.47% 32.04% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 480 529
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Scotland

C
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen +1 8 £450 - 4
Edinburgh +11 5 - - 12
Glasgow +3 4 £366 +46.50% 7
West Lothian - 2 - - 3
Highlands - 2 £300 - 1
Renfrewshire +14 1 £350 -7.59%
Fife -2 1 £320 - 2
Stirling - 1 £140 - 3
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for C.

1 21 (33.33%) C++
2 13 (20.63%) Java
3 12 (19.05%) MS Visio
3 12 (19.05%) Project Management
3 12 (19.05%) Finance
4 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
5 10 (15.87%) QMS
5 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
5 10 (15.87%) Wireless
5 10 (15.87%) BT
5 10 (15.87%) Network Design
5 10 (15.87%) LAN
5 10 (15.87%) Cisco
5 10 (15.87%) Siemens
5 10 (15.87%) Windows
6 9 (14.29%) Python
6 9 (14.29%) HP
6 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.29%) Multicast
7 8 (12.70%) CatOS
7 8 (12.70%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.70%) WAN
7 8 (12.70%) MPLS
7 8 (12.70%) OSPF
7 8 (12.70%) BGP
7 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
7 8 (12.70%) ITIL
7 8 (12.70%) SQL
8 7 (11.11%) C#

C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) CICS
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 1 (1.59%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.76%) AutoCAD
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) Siemens NX
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) LAN
1 10 (15.87%) Wireless
2 9 (14.29%) Multicast
3 8 (12.70%) BGP
3 8 (12.70%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (12.70%) MPLS
3 8 (12.70%) OSPF
3 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.59%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.59%) DECT
5 1 (1.59%) DHCP
5 1 (1.59%) DNS
5 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.59%) Intranet
5 1 (1.59%) Modbus
5 1 (1.59%) RS-485
5 1 (1.59%) SAN
5 1 (1.59%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Big Data
1 5 (7.94%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.35%) HBase
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.17%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
1 2 (3.17%) Maven
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Developer
2 9 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) iOS Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Hadoop Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Lead Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Objective-C Developer
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) HTML
1 5 (7.94%) REST
2 4 (6.35%) Itk
2 4 (6.35%) Kafka
2 4 (6.35%) Web Services
2 4 (6.35%) XML
3 3 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) DHTML
3 3 (4.76%) XSL
3 3 (4.76%) XSLT
4 2 (3.17%) Core Data
4 2 (3.17%) HTML5
4 2 (3.17%) J2EE
5 1 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.59%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) CMDB
2 4 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.76%) iPad
3 3 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.59%) DataPower
5 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) CatOS
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.94%) Linux
5 2 (3.17%) MVS
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) Project Management
2 10 (15.87%) Network Design
2 10 (15.87%) QMS
3 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.70%) ITIL
4 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 7 (11.11%) Release Management
5 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.52%) Quality Management
7 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.94%) iOS Development
7 5 (7.94%) Multithreading
7 5 (7.94%) Workflow
8 4 (6.35%) CAD
8 4 (6.35%) PLM
8 4 (6.35%) Validation
9 3 (4.76%) Migration
9 3 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) C++
2 13 (20.63%) Java
3 9 (14.29%) Python
4 8 (12.70%) SQL
5 7 (11.11%) C#
6 6 (9.52%) Perl
7 5 (7.94%) Embedded C
7 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.94%) Objective-C
7 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded C++
8 4 (6.35%) PHP
9 3 (4.76%) Tcl
9 3 (4.76%) XPath
10 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.59%) R
10 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) PMP
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.59%) ISO13485
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (9.52%) vSphere
2 5 (7.94%) VMware ESX
2 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.76%) Firmware
4 2 (3.17%) Docker
5 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) PowerCLI
1 5 (7.94%) vRealize
2 3 (4.76%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) BT
1 10 (15.87%) Cisco
1 10 (15.87%) Siemens
2 9 (14.29%) HP
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.52%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) webMethods
6 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle
6 2 (3.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.17%) Siebel
7 1 (1.59%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
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