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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 42 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing C 16 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.11% 6.40% 6.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.06% 13.42% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 16
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£363 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £460 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £44.50 £49.75 £35.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% +38.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £41.55 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £57.95 £41.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
264 231 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 51.26% 47.73% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 168 73
Average daily rate £370 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £43.75 £57.50 £38.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +47.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.10 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £58.25 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (70.97%) C++
2 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
3 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 9 (29.03%) C#
5 7 (22.58%) Java
5 7 (22.58%) Embedded C
6 6 (19.35%) OO
6 6 (19.35%) Python
6 6 (19.35%) HTML
6 6 (19.35%) XML
7 5 (16.13%) Embedded C++
7 5 (16.13%) Wireless
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (16.13%) Games
7 5 (16.13%) Electronics
7 5 (16.13%) Content Management
7 5 (16.13%) Doxygen
7 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (16.13%) Degree
7 5 (16.13%) 3D Programming
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) Device Driver
8 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
9 3 (9.68%) SQL
9 3 (9.68%) HTTP
9 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
9 3 (9.68%) Computer Science

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.13%) Wireless
2 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) NGN
3 2 (6.45%) ZigBee
3 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) ATM
4 1 (3.23%) IGMP
4 1 (3.23%) RTSP
4 1 (3.23%) DVB
4 1 (3.23%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (16.13%) Electronics
1 5 (16.13%) Games
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Avionics
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Software Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Author
2 5 (16.13%) Technical Author
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Software Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.23%) IT Graduate
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Trainee
5 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
1 6 (19.35%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) Servlets
2 2 (6.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) Qt
3 1 (3.23%) Twisted
3 1 (3.23%) Catalyst
3 1 (3.23%) DBIx::Class
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) XSLT
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.23%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (12.90%) Device Driver
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) CMDB
5 1 (3.23%) Home Automation
5 1 (3.23%) CAN bus
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.23%) VHDL
5 1 (3.23%) Verilog
5 1 (3.23%) STB
5 1 (3.23%) IPTV
5 1 (3.23%) Statistics
5 1 (3.23%) MPEG
5 1 (3.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.23%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Software Engineering
2 6 (19.35%) OO
3 5 (16.13%) 3D Programming
3 5 (16.13%) Content Management
4 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.23%) Line Management
7 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.23%) System Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) MVC
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) C++
2 9 (29.03%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) Embedded C
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) Python
5 5 (16.13%) Embedded C++
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) IEC 61508
1 1 (3.23%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Atmel
2 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago