The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridge region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 8 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing C 40 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.96% 10.36% 11.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.10% 20.73% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 28
Average daily rate £400 £303 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 11
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
181 193 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.59% 50.00% 64.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 91 167
Average daily rate £336 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 37
Average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
Cambridgeshire

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
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 18 April 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 33 (44.59%) Software Engineering
2 25 (33.78%) Embedded C
3 22 (29.73%) Python
4 19 (25.68%) Linux
5 17 (22.97%) C++
6 12 (16.22%) Assembly Language
7 11 (14.86%) Perl
8 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
8 10 (13.51%) Embedded Linux
9 9 (12.16%) Degree
9 9 (12.16%) Subversion
9 9 (12.16%) MPEG
9 9 (12.16%) Electronics
9 9 (12.16%) Wireless
10 8 (10.81%) IPTV
11 7 (9.46%) Perforce
11 7 (9.46%) Java
12 6 (8.11%) UNIX
12 6 (8.11%) SQL
12 6 (8.11%) T-SQL
12 6 (8.11%) Sybase
12 6 (8.11%) Data Modelling
12 6 (8.11%) Solaris
12 6 (8.11%) Device Driver
12 6 (8.11%) Replication
12 6 (8.11%) AWK
12 6 (8.11%) BCP
12 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
12 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
12 6 (8.11%) Bourne shell

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (4.05%) FrameMaker
1 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.16%) Wireless
3 5 (6.76%) RTP
3 5 (6.76%) Internet
4 4 (5.41%) Broadband
5 3 (4.05%) DLNA
5 3 (4.05%) RTSP
5 3 (4.05%) IPv6
6 2 (2.70%) 3GPP
6 2 (2.70%) SNMP
6 2 (2.70%) VLAN
6 2 (2.70%) 4G
6 2 (2.70%) LTE
7 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.35%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Subversion
2 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.70%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.35%) Bazaar
5 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 9 (12.16%) Electronics
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Software Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Developer
2 14 (18.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Embedded C Developer
3 7 (9.46%) C Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Embedded C Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Author
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Author
8 2 (2.70%) Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.70%) DBA
8 2 (2.70%) Sybase DBA
8 2 (2.70%) Applications Tester
8 2 (2.70%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) GStreamer
2 3 (4.05%) OpenGL ES
2 3 (4.05%) OpenGL
2 3 (4.05%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) JSON
3 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) MPEG
2 8 (10.81%) IPTV
3 6 (8.11%) Device Driver
3 6 (8.11%) Replication
3 6 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.76%) Streaming Video
5 3 (4.05%) Interactive TV
5 3 (4.05%) DTV
6 2 (2.70%) Open Source
7 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.35%) VHDL
7 1 (1.35%) Verilog
7 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Linux
2 10 (13.51%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (8.11%) UNIX
3 6 (8.11%) Solaris
4 4 (5.41%) Android
5 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.70%) Windows
7 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Software Engineering
2 6 (8.11%) Data Modelling
2 6 (8.11%) BCP
2 6 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (6.76%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (6.76%) Scrum
4 4 (5.41%) Load Testing
4 4 (5.41%) Security Testing
5 3 (4.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (4.05%) DRM
5 3 (4.05%) iOS Development
6 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.70%) Android Development
6 2 (2.70%) Network Management
6 2 (2.70%) Budget Control
7 1 (1.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.35%) Memory Management
7 1 (1.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) Embedded C
2 22 (29.73%) Python
3 17 (22.97%) C++
4 12 (16.22%) Assembly Language
5 11 (14.86%) Perl
6 7 (9.46%) Java
7 6 (8.11%) SQL
7 6 (8.11%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.11%) AWK
7 6 (8.11%) Bourne shell
8 5 (6.76%) sed
8 5 (6.76%) C#
8 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.05%) MATLAB
9 3 (4.05%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.70%) Tcl
10 2 (2.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Perforce
2 6 (8.11%) Sybase
3 3 (4.05%) CA
4 2 (2.70%) HP
4 2 (2.70%) Intel
4 2 (2.70%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.70%) Motorola
5 1 (1.35%) AppSense
5 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix
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