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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 26 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing C 15 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.30% 10.27% 10.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.64% 21.11% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 10
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
141 180 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.40% 48.65% 50.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 107 93
Average daily rate £325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 26
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 26 (66.67%) C++
2 20 (51.28%) Linux
3 19 (48.72%) Software Engineering
4 13 (33.33%) HTML
4 13 (33.33%) Python
4 13 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 10 (25.64%) XML
6 9 (23.08%) JIRA
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) Java
8 7 (17.95%) Client/Server
8 7 (17.95%) Electronics
8 7 (17.95%) Internet
8 7 (17.95%) Perforce
8 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.95%) Streaming Media
8 7 (17.95%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (15.38%) IPTV
9 6 (15.38%) QA
9 6 (15.38%) OO
10 5 (12.82%) C#
10 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.82%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (12.82%) Games
10 5 (12.82%) Content Management
10 5 (12.82%) Wireless
10 5 (12.82%) Doxygen
10 5 (12.82%) 3D Programming
11 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Internet
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.82%) Wireless
3 3 (7.69%) ZigBee
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) 802.15
5 1 (2.56%) DVB
5 1 (2.56%) IGMP
5 1 (2.56%) RTSP
5 1 (2.56%) LTE
5 1 (2.56%) 3G
5 1 (2.56%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.56%) GPRS
5 1 (2.56%) 3GPP
5 1 (2.56%) UMTS
5 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (17.95%) Electronics
2 5 (12.82%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Author
3 5 (12.82%) Technical Author
4 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) PMO Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) FPGA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Planner
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Principle Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (25.64%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) Servlets
3 2 (5.13%) Java EE
4 1 (2.56%) Qt
4 1 (2.56%) Flash
4 1 (2.56%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Client/Server
1 7 (17.95%) Streaming Media
2 6 (15.38%) IPTV
3 5 (12.82%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (7.69%) Device Driver
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (5.13%) Verilog
5 2 (5.13%) PMI
6 1 (2.56%) ASIC
6 1 (2.56%) DTV
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.56%) VHDL
6 1 (2.56%) MPEG
6 1 (2.56%) STB
6 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.56%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Android
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Software Engineering
2 8 (20.51%) Scrum
3 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) OO
5 5 (12.82%) Content Management
5 5 (12.82%) 3D Programming
6 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.69%) Project Management
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Product Management
8 2 (5.13%) Signal Processing
8 2 (5.13%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.13%) Quality Management
8 2 (5.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) C++
2 13 (33.33%) Python
2 13 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 8 (20.51%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) C#
6 4 (10.26%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
7 2 (5.13%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) PMP
1 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Perforce
2 3 (7.69%) Planview
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Xilinx
4 1 (2.56%) Altera
4 1 (2.56%) Atmel
4 1 (2.56%) Synopsys
4 1 (2.56%) Actel
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