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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 28 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing C 19 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.86% 4.16% 10.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.80% 10.79% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 15
Average daily rate £343 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.17% -2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £36.75 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.94%
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
161 139 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 41.18% 38.50% 50.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 101 107
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 22
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.95 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 31 (62.00%) C++
2 28 (56.00%) Python
3 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
4 23 (46.00%) Embedded C
5 16 (32.00%) Perl
5 16 (32.00%) Linux
5 16 (32.00%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (30.00%) Bluetooth
7 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (24.00%) CSS
7 12 (24.00%) HTML
7 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
7 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (22.00%) Ajax
8 11 (22.00%) JSON
8 11 (22.00%) ZigBee
8 11 (22.00%) SSL
8 11 (22.00%) HTTP
8 11 (22.00%) 802.15
8 11 (22.00%) X.509
8 11 (22.00%) Internet
8 11 (22.00%) Bash Shell
8 11 (22.00%) REST
8 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
8 11 (22.00%) 802.1X
9 10 (20.00%) Wireless
10 9 (18.00%) Mathematics
10 9 (18.00%) Internet of Things
10 9 (18.00%) Signal Processing
11 8 (16.00%) Algorithms

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (2.00%) CMS
1 1 (2.00%) Drupal
1 1 (2.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (2.00%) Node.js
1 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) BigMachines
1 1 (2.00%) Eloqua
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (30.00%) Bluetooth
3 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (22.00%) 802.15
4 11 (22.00%) HTTP
4 11 (22.00%) Internet
4 11 (22.00%) SSL
4 11 (22.00%) X.509
4 11 (22.00%) ZigBee
5 10 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (4.00%) 3G
7 1 (2.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Hudson
1 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Software Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Developer
4 11 (22.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) DSP Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) Embedded C Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Audio DSP Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Audio Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Audio Software Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) C Software Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) DSP Software Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Embedded Developer
8 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
9 4 (8.00%) Programmer
9 4 (8.00%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (8.00%) Software Team Leader
9 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) CSS
1 12 (24.00%) HTML
2 11 (22.00%) 802.1X
2 11 (22.00%) Ajax
2 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
2 11 (22.00%) JSON
2 11 (22.00%) REST
3 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) .NET
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) CSS3
4 1 (2.00%) Django
4 1 (2.00%) HTML5
4 1 (2.00%) Mason
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.00%) SciPy
4 1 (2.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Internet of Things
1 9 (18.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (16.00%) Algorithms
3 5 (10.00%) Smart Meter
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Biology
4 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) Signal Processing
4 7 (14.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 7 (14.00%) Machine Learning
5 6 (12.00%) High Availability
6 4 (8.00%) Bioinformatics
6 4 (8.00%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (8.00%) Line Management
6 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.00%) Parallel Computing
6 4 (8.00%) Validation
7 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.00%) Refactoring
8 2 (4.00%) Information Security
8 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.00%) Web Development
9 1 (2.00%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.00%) DevOps
9 1 (2.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) C++
2 28 (56.00%) Python
3 23 (46.00%) Embedded C
4 16 (32.00%) Perl
5 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (22.00%) Bash Shell
7 8 (16.00%) MATLAB
8 3 (6.00%) C#
9 2 (4.00%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.00%) Java
9 2 (4.00%) PHP
10 1 (2.00%) Apex Code
10 1 (2.00%) Ruby
10 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
1 4 (8.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Apple
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Citrix
2 1 (2.00%) Intel
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.00%) Siebel
2 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.00%) VMware
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