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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 19 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing C 21 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.54% 10.61% 9.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.73% 21.71% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £550 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +75.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £330 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £795 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
165 129 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.40% 48.86% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 73 114
Average daily rate £350 £407 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.89% +31.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 27
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 24 (54.55%) Python
2 21 (47.73%) C++
3 19 (43.18%) Linux
4 17 (38.64%) Software Engineering
5 15 (34.09%) Embedded C
6 14 (31.82%) Scrum
6 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (22.73%) SQL
7 10 (22.73%) JIRA
7 10 (22.73%) ZigBee
8 9 (20.45%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (20.45%) Perforce
8 9 (20.45%) HTML
8 9 (20.45%) Client/Server
8 9 (20.45%) Internet
9 8 (18.18%) 802.15
10 7 (15.91%) XML
10 7 (15.91%) Streaming Media
11 6 (13.64%) QA
11 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
12 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (11.36%) Algorithms
12 5 (11.36%) Planview
12 5 (11.36%) IPTV
12 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
12 5 (11.36%) UNIX
12 5 (11.36%) UML
12 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
12 5 (11.36%) PMP

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) ZigBee
2 9 (20.45%) Internet
3 8 (18.18%) 802.15
4 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.82%) 3G
6 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) LTE
7 1 (2.27%) SSL
7 1 (2.27%) GPRS
7 1 (2.27%) GSM
7 1 (2.27%) 3GPP
7 1 (2.27%) UMTS
7 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Software Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) C Developer
4 5 (11.36%) C Software Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Tester
6 2 (4.55%) DSP Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) HTML
2 7 (15.91%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Client/Server
2 7 (15.91%) Streaming Media
3 5 (11.36%) Algorithms
3 5 (11.36%) IPTV
4 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
5 3 (6.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (4.55%) PMI
6 2 (4.55%) Verilog
7 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.27%) PKI
7 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.27%) ASIC
7 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
7 1 (2.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) UNIX
3 3 (6.82%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Software Engineering
2 14 (31.82%) Scrum
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
4 5 (11.36%) UML
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Product Management
6 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Signal Processing
6 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.82%) Business Transformation
6 3 (6.82%) User Stories
6 3 (6.82%) Cyber Security
6 3 (6.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) Python
2 21 (47.73%) C++
3 15 (34.09%) Embedded C
4 10 (22.73%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) MATLAB
6 3 (6.82%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 5 (11.36%) PMP
1 5 (11.36%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Perforce
2 5 (11.36%) Planview
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Altera
5 1 (2.27%) Synopsys
5 1 (2.27%) Actel
5 1 (2.27%) Xilinx
5 1 (2.27%) EMC
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