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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 44 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing C 13 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.59% 8.07% 8.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.20% 16.81% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 14
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £452 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 14
Average hourly rate £51.25 £60.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
250 226 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.90% 47.98% 38.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 169 71
Average daily rate £350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 25
Average hourly rate £41.00 £47.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £43.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (73.33%) C++
2 16 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 11 (36.67%) Linux
4 9 (30.00%) Embedded C
5 8 (26.67%) C#
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) HTML
7 6 (20.00%) Embedded C++
7 6 (20.00%) Wireless
8 5 (16.67%) Electronics
8 5 (16.67%) Content Management
8 5 (16.67%) Device Driver
8 5 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (16.67%) Games
8 5 (16.67%) Python
8 5 (16.67%) XML
8 5 (16.67%) Doxygen
8 5 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) 3D Programming
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.00%) Oracle
10 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (10.00%) HTTP
10 3 (10.00%) NGN
10 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
11 2 (6.67%) ZigBee

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Wireless
2 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) NGN
3 3 (10.00%) HTTP
4 2 (6.67%) ZigBee
5 1 (3.33%) LTE
5 1 (3.33%) IGMP
5 1 (3.33%) RTSP
5 1 (3.33%) DVB
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.33%) ATM
5 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
5 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.67%) Electronics
1 5 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Avionics
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Author
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Author
2 5 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Junior
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) Servlets
3 2 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (3.33%) Qt
4 1 (3.33%) Catalyst
4 1 (3.33%) DBIx::Class
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) Flash
4 1 (3.33%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 5 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Home Automation
4 1 (3.33%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) MPEG
4 1 (3.33%) DTV
4 1 (3.33%) LIMS
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.33%) VHDL
4 1 (3.33%) Verilog
4 1 (3.33%) STB
4 1 (3.33%) IPTV
4 1 (3.33%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.33%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Software Engineering
2 7 (23.33%) OO
3 5 (16.67%) Content Management
3 5 (16.67%) 3D Programming
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) MVC
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.33%) OOD
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Bioinformatics
7 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.33%) System Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) C++
2 9 (30.00%) Embedded C
3 8 (26.67%) C#
4 7 (23.33%) Java
5 6 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 5 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.67%) Perl
7 2 (6.67%) SQL
8 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Atmel
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