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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 23 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing C 26 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.78% 5.91% 9.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.38% 14.77% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 25
Average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -14.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
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
210 149 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.67% 40.05% 59.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 67 122
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 55
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £32.50 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (44.12%) Linux
2 29 (42.65%) Software Engineering
3 24 (35.29%) Python
4 20 (29.41%) Embedded C
5 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (22.06%) C++
7 14 (20.59%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (17.65%) Scrum
9 11 (16.18%) Java
10 10 (14.71%) Device Driver
11 9 (13.24%) ZigBee
11 9 (13.24%) Windows
11 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.29%) Embedded C++
12 7 (10.29%) MPEG
12 7 (10.29%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (8.82%) UNIX
13 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
13 6 (8.82%) Ruby
14 5 (7.35%) Degree
14 5 (7.35%) Open Source
14 5 (7.35%) IPTV
14 5 (7.35%) Subversion
14 5 (7.35%) PHP
14 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
14 5 (7.35%) OO
14 5 (7.35%) Internet
15 4 (5.88%) Citrix
15 4 (5.88%) 802.15
15 4 (5.88%) RTP

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) nginx
2 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) ZigBee
1 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.35%) Internet
3 4 (5.88%) 802.15
3 4 (5.88%) RTP
4 3 (4.41%) Bluetooth
4 3 (4.41%) Broadband
5 2 (2.94%) GSM
5 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.94%) 3G
6 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.47%) DLNA
6 1 (1.47%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.47%) RTSP
6 1 (1.47%) Wireless
6 1 (1.47%) Firewall
6 1 (1.47%) DNS
6 1 (1.47%) SSL
6 1 (1.47%) GPRS
6 1 (1.47%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Subversion
2 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (4.41%) Electronics
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Software Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Consultant
5 6 (8.82%) C Developer
6 5 (7.35%) C Software Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Principle Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.94%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.94%) Citrix Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Citrix Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) PMO Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) GStreamer
2 1 (1.47%) OSGi
2 1 (1.47%) FFmpeg
2 1 (1.47%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.47%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Device Driver
2 7 (10.29%) MPEG
2 7 (10.29%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.35%) Open Source
3 5 (7.35%) IPTV
4 4 (5.88%) Streaming Video
4 4 (5.88%) Internet of Things
5 3 (4.41%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.41%) Firmware
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.94%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (1.47%) Statistics
7 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.47%) PKI
7 1 (1.47%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.12%) Linux
2 14 (20.59%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (13.24%) Windows
4 6 (8.82%) UNIX
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Software Engineering
2 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.65%) Scrum
4 5 (7.35%) OO
5 4 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.88%) User Stories
5 4 (5.88%) DevOps
6 3 (4.41%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.41%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.41%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (4.41%) Cyber Security
6 3 (4.41%) Data Management
6 3 (4.41%) Project Management
6 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.41%) UML
6 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.94%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) Python
2 20 (29.41%) Embedded C
3 15 (22.06%) C++
4 11 (16.18%) Java
5 7 (10.29%) Embedded C++
6 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.82%) Ruby
7 5 (7.35%) PHP
8 3 (4.41%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) sed
10 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.47%) AWK
10 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.47%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (4.41%) PMP
2 3 (4.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
1 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) qmail
1 1 (1.47%) Samba
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Puppet
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Citrix
2 4 (5.88%) Perforce
3 2 (2.94%) EMC
3 2 (2.94%) Planview
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) AppSense
4 1 (1.47%) CA
4 1 (1.47%) SAP
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