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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 23 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing C 15 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.63% 8.28% 9.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.43% 15.79% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +32.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £39.00 £37.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +11.11%
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
159 152 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 49.07% 52.41% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 81 113
Average daily rate £325 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 29 22
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £13.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 3 March 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 (52.38%) Python
2 21 (50.00%) C++
3 19 (45.24%) Linux
4 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
5 15 (35.71%) Embedded C
6 12 (28.57%) Scrum
7 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (26.19%) JIRA
8 10 (23.81%) SQL
9 9 (21.43%) HTML
9 9 (21.43%) Client/Server
9 9 (21.43%) Internet
9 9 (21.43%) Perforce
9 9 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (16.67%) QA
10 7 (16.67%) ZigBee
10 7 (16.67%) Streaming Media
10 7 (16.67%) XML
11 6 (14.29%) 802.15
12 5 (11.90%) Firmware
12 5 (11.90%) IPTV
12 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (9.52%) Planview
13 4 (9.52%) Product Management
13 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
13 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
13 4 (9.52%) Project Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.76%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Internet
2 7 (16.67%) ZigBee
3 6 (14.29%) 802.15
4 4 (9.52%) Wireless
5 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.76%) 3G
7 1 (2.38%) SSL
7 1 (2.38%) Bluetooth
7 1 (2.38%) GPRS
7 1 (2.38%) 3GPP
7 1 (2.38%) UMTS
7 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.38%) LTE
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (4.76%) Electronics
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
2 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) C Developer
4 4 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) FPGA Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) DSP Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) Flash
3 1 (2.38%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 7 (16.67%) Streaming Media
3 5 (11.90%) IPTV
4 4 (9.52%) Algorithms
5 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.76%) PMI
6 2 (4.76%) Verilog
6 2 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (2.38%) PKI
7 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.38%) ASIC
7 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.38%) VHDL
7 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 12 (28.57%) Scrum
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.52%) UML
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Product Management
5 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.14%) Signal Processing
6 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.76%) TDD
7 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.76%) Business Transformation
7 2 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) Python
2 21 (50.00%) C++
3 15 (35.71%) Embedded C
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
5 4 (9.52%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) PMP
1 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
1 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Perforce
2 4 (9.52%) Planview
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Xilinx
5 1 (2.38%) Altera
5 1 (2.38%) Synopsys
5 1 (2.38%) Actel
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