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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 18 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing C 38 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.95% 8.70% 9.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.45% 22.54% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £310 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 25
Average hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
231 142 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.33% 38.59% 57.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 70 125
Average daily rate £388 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 56
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.50 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 32 (42.67%) Linux
3 24 (32.00%) Python
4 22 (29.33%) Embedded C
5 16 (21.33%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (21.33%) C++
6 12 (16.00%) MPEG
7 11 (14.67%) Java
7 11 (14.67%) Device Driver
8 10 (13.33%) Scrum
8 10 (13.33%) Degree
9 9 (12.00%) IPTV
10 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
10 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
10 8 (10.67%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (9.33%) Electronics
11 7 (9.33%) Assembly Language
11 7 (9.33%) Windows
11 7 (9.33%) Embedded C++
11 7 (9.33%) Subversion
12 6 (8.00%) Perforce
12 6 (8.00%) Streaming Video
12 6 (8.00%) Ruby
12 6 (8.00%) RTP
12 6 (8.00%) GStreamer
13 5 (6.67%) Open Source
13 5 (6.67%) Internet
13 5 (6.67%) Broadband
13 5 (6.67%) OO
13 5 (6.67%) PHP

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.33%) SAS
1 1 (1.33%) nginx
1 1 (1.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.00%) RTP
3 5 (6.67%) Internet
3 5 (6.67%) ZigBee
3 5 (6.67%) Broadband
4 3 (4.00%) RTSP
4 3 (4.00%) DLNA
5 2 (2.67%) 4G
5 2 (2.67%) Wireless
5 2 (2.67%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.67%) 3GPP
5 2 (2.67%) LTE
6 1 (1.33%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.33%) 802.15
6 1 (1.33%) Firewall
6 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.33%) DNS
6 1 (1.33%) GPRS
6 1 (1.33%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Subversion
2 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.33%) Bazaar
4 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.33%) Electronics
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (44.00%) Software Engineer
2 18 (24.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Principle Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) C Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Architect
7 3 (4.00%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Citrix Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.67%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.67%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) GStreamer
2 3 (4.00%) Middleware
3 2 (2.67%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.67%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (1.33%) OSGi
4 1 (1.33%) FFmpeg
4 1 (1.33%) XML
4 1 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) MPEG
2 11 (14.67%) Device Driver
3 9 (12.00%) IPTV
4 8 (10.67%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (8.00%) Streaming Video
6 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.67%) Open Source
7 4 (5.33%) Internet of Things
8 3 (4.00%) Interactive TV
8 3 (4.00%) DTV
9 2 (2.67%) Firmware
9 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.67%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
10 1 (1.33%) Applied Mathematics
10 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (1.33%) Statistics
10 1 (1.33%) PMI
10 1 (1.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.67%) Linux
2 16 (21.33%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (9.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 3 (4.00%) Android
4 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.33%) Debian
5 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 10 (13.33%) Scrum
3 5 (6.67%) OO
4 4 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (5.33%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (5.33%) DevOps
5 3 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (4.00%) Data Management
5 3 (4.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.00%) DRM
5 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.67%) Budget Control
6 2 (2.67%) Software Architecture
6 2 (2.67%) Android Development
6 2 (2.67%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (1.33%) User Stories
7 1 (1.33%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (1.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) Python
2 22 (29.33%) Embedded C
3 16 (21.33%) C++
4 11 (14.67%) Java
5 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.33%) Embedded C++
6 7 (9.33%) Assembly Language
7 6 (8.00%) Ruby
8 5 (6.67%) PHP
9 4 (5.33%) C#
10 3 (4.00%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.67%) Perl
12 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.33%) sed
12 1 (1.33%) AWK
12 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.33%) PMP
3 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
1 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.33%) Samba
1 1 (1.33%) qmail
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Perforce
2 4 (5.33%) Citrix
3 3 (4.00%) CA
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.33%) EMC
5 1 (1.33%) Intel
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) AppSense
5 1 (1.33%) Hitachi
5 1 (1.33%) Motorola
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
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