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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 23 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing C 32 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.37% 6.60% 9.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.17% 16.89% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £356 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 24
Average hourly rate £49.75 £40.88 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.71% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £31.25 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.95 £42.50 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
243 148 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.41% 39.05% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 76 129
Average daily rate £363 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 53
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £32.50 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (45.71%) Linux
1 32 (45.71%) Software Engineering
2 25 (35.71%) Python
3 20 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 16 (22.86%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (18.57%) C++
6 12 (17.14%) MPEG
6 12 (17.14%) Scrum
7 10 (14.29%) Device Driver
8 9 (12.86%) IPTV
8 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
8 9 (12.86%) Java
9 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
9 8 (11.43%) ZigBee
9 8 (11.43%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (10.00%) Degree
10 7 (10.00%) Subversion
10 7 (10.00%) Windows
10 7 (10.00%) Embedded C++
11 6 (8.57%) RTP
11 6 (8.57%) Perforce
11 6 (8.57%) Streaming Video
11 6 (8.57%) Ruby
11 6 (8.57%) GStreamer
12 5 (7.14%) Open Source
12 5 (7.14%) Electronics
12 5 (7.14%) Internet
12 5 (7.14%) Assembly Language
12 5 (7.14%) Broadband
12 5 (7.14%) OO

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (1.43%) Confluence
1 1 (1.43%) nginx
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.43%) ZigBee
3 6 (8.57%) RTP
4 5 (7.14%) Internet
4 5 (7.14%) Broadband
5 3 (4.29%) DLNA
5 3 (4.29%) RTSP
5 3 (4.29%) 802.15
5 3 (4.29%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.86%) GSM
7 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.43%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.43%) 3G
7 1 (1.43%) Firewall
7 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.43%) Wireless
7 1 (1.43%) GPRS
7 1 (1.43%) DNS
7 1 (1.43%) PBX
7 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Subversion
2 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (1.43%) Marketing
2 1 (1.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 16 (22.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Developer
3 7 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (7.14%) C Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Principle Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) GStreamer
2 3 (4.29%) Middleware
3 1 (1.43%) OSGi
3 1 (1.43%) FFmpeg
3 1 (1.43%) JSON
3 1 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) MPEG
2 10 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 9 (12.86%) IPTV
4 8 (11.43%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (8.57%) Streaming Video
6 5 (7.14%) Open Source
7 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.71%) Internet of Things
8 3 (4.29%) Interactive TV
8 3 (4.29%) Firmware
8 3 (4.29%) DTV
9 2 (2.86%) Cryptography
9 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.86%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.43%) Applied Mathematics
10 1 (1.43%) Statistics
10 1 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (1.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (45.71%) Linux
2 16 (22.86%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (5.71%) UNIX
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Software Engineering
2 12 (17.14%) Scrum
3 5 (7.14%) OO
4 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.71%) DevOps
5 3 (4.29%) Data Management
5 3 (4.29%) DRM
6 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.86%) Project Management
6 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.86%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.86%) TDD
6 2 (2.86%) Budget Control
6 2 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (2.86%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.86%) Software Architecture
6 2 (2.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) Python
2 20 (28.57%) Embedded C
3 13 (18.57%) C++
4 9 (12.86%) Java
5 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.00%) Embedded C++
7 6 (8.57%) Ruby
8 5 (7.14%) Assembly Language
8 5 (7.14%) PHP
9 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.43%) sed
10 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.43%) AWK
10 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.43%) VBScript
10 1 (1.43%) Perl
10 1 (1.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PMP
2 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) qmail
1 1 (1.43%) Samba
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
1 3 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.86%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Perforce
2 4 (5.71%) Citrix
3 3 (4.29%) CA
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (1.43%) Planview
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) AppSense
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
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