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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 18 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing C 27 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.32% 5.61% 10.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.56% 10.76% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 9
Average daily rate - £350 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +6.06%
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
163 158 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.17% 52.15% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 74
Average daily rate £370 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
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 14 February 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 37 (66.07%) C++
2 35 (62.50%) Python
3 25 (44.64%) Software Engineering
4 23 (41.07%) Linux
5 22 (39.29%) Embedded C
6 17 (30.36%) Perl
7 13 (23.21%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (19.64%) Internet
8 11 (19.64%) Bluetooth
8 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
8 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (19.64%) ZigBee
9 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
9 10 (17.86%) Ajax
9 10 (17.86%) JSON
9 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
9 10 (17.86%) SSL
9 10 (17.86%) HTTP
9 10 (17.86%) HTML
9 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
9 10 (17.86%) CSS
9 10 (17.86%) Device Driver
9 10 (17.86%) 802.15
9 10 (17.86%) X.509
9 10 (17.86%) REST
9 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
9 10 (17.86%) 802.1X
10 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
10 9 (16.07%) Wireless
11 8 (14.29%) Mathematics

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.79%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (19.64%) Bluetooth
2 11 (19.64%) Internet
2 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 11 (19.64%) ZigBee
3 10 (17.86%) 802.15
3 10 (17.86%) HTTP
3 10 (17.86%) SSL
3 10 (17.86%) X.509
4 9 (16.07%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) 3G
5 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Hudson
1 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) QADirector
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.71%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Advertising
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) Software Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Embedded C Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) DSP Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Audio DSP Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Audio Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Audio Software Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) DSP Software Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Developer
7 6 (10.71%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Programmer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
8 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) 802.1X
1 10 (17.86%) Ajax
1 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
1 10 (17.86%) CSS
1 10 (17.86%) HTML
1 10 (17.86%) JSON
1 10 (17.86%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) Django
2 1 (1.79%) jQuery
2 1 (1.79%) Mason
2 1 (1.79%) SciPy
2 1 (1.79%) Twisted
2 1 (1.79%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
1 10 (17.86%) Device Driver
2 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
3 8 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (14.29%) Internet of Things
3 8 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Biology
4 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.14%) Smart Meter
4 4 (7.14%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.79%) Home Automation
5 1 (1.79%) Verilog
5 1 (1.79%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Android
3 6 (10.71%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.57%) Windows
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Software Engineering
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.29%) Signal Processing
4 7 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
4 7 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.93%) High Availability
7 4 (7.14%) Bioinformatics
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (7.14%) Line Management
7 4 (7.14%) Parallel Computing
7 4 (7.14%) Validation
8 3 (5.36%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.79%) Build Automation
10 1 (1.79%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) C++
2 35 (62.50%) Python
3 22 (39.29%) Embedded C
4 17 (30.36%) Perl
5 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
5 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (14.29%) MATLAB
7 5 (8.93%) C#
8 3 (5.36%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.57%) SQL
10 1 (1.79%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.79%) Java
10 1 (1.79%) PHP
10 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) JTAG
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
1 1 (1.79%) KVM
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Apple
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.79%) Siebel
2 1 (1.79%) VMware
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