The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 15 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing C 30 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.98% 13.77% 11.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.18% 23.47% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £760 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 33
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+9.71% -5.83%
C
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
165 196 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.40% 58.68% 57.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 94 125
Average daily rate £354 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 42
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +7.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £48.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

C
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Cambridge region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region 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 30 (55.56%) Python
2 20 (37.04%) Linux
2 20 (37.04%) C++
2 20 (37.04%) Software Engineering
3 17 (31.48%) Embedded C
4 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.78%) Scrum
6 12 (22.22%) ZigBee
7 11 (20.37%) Internet
7 11 (20.37%) JIRA
8 10 (18.52%) SQL
9 9 (16.67%) HTML
9 9 (16.67%) Client/Server
9 9 (16.67%) 802.15
9 9 (16.67%) Perforce
9 9 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (12.96%) Streaming Media
10 7 (12.96%) XML
11 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 6 (11.11%) Windows
11 6 (11.11%) Project Management
11 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 6 (11.11%) PMP
11 6 (11.11%) PMI Certification
11 6 (11.11%) QA
11 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 5 (9.26%) Portfolio Management
12 5 (9.26%) Embedded Systems

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region 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 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) nginx
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) ZigBee
2 11 (20.37%) Internet
3 9 (16.67%) 802.15
4 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.41%) Bluetooth
6 3 (5.56%) Wireless
6 3 (5.56%) 3G
7 2 (3.70%) GPRS
7 2 (3.70%) GSM
7 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.85%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.85%) LTE
8 1 (1.85%) PBX
8 1 (1.85%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.85%) UMTS
8 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.85%) DNS
8 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (7.41%) Electronics
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Software Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) C Developer
4 8 (14.81%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) PMO Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Principle Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Embedded C Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) FPGA Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (12.96%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) FFmpeg
3 1 (1.85%) Qt
3 1 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 7 (12.96%) Streaming Media
3 5 (9.26%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (9.26%) IPTV
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.56%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.56%) Device Driver
5 3 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (5.56%) PMI
6 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.70%) Verilog
7 1 (1.85%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.85%) VHDL
7 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.85%) PKI
7 1 (1.85%) ASIC
7 1 (1.85%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.78%) Scrum
4 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 6 (11.11%) Project Management
4 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 5 (9.26%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Manual Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Product Management
6 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Business Transformation
7 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.56%) User Stories
7 3 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 3 (5.56%) TDD
7 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) Python
2 20 (37.04%) C++
3 17 (31.48%) Embedded C
4 10 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (9.26%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.70%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.85%) sed
8 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) AWK
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
8 1 (1.85%) VBScript
8 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) PMP
1 6 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Firmware
2 1 (1.85%) qmail
2 1 (1.85%) Samba
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Bacula
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Perforce
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) Planview
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) VMware
6 1 (1.85%) Altera
6 1 (1.85%) Synopsys
6 1 (1.85%) Actel
6 1 (1.85%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
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