The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 18 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing C 37 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.36% 4.57% 7.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.37% 10.06% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 14
Average daily rate £400 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £316 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £785
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.33 £32.50 £38.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.71% -
C
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
226 328 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 38.83% 45.43% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 174 124
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £32.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

C
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Cambridgeshire region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Cambridgeshire region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +4 30 £385 +10.00% 47
Peterborough +9 1 £460 -8.00% 3
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 50 (60.98%) C++
2 43 (52.44%) Python
3 31 (37.80%) Embedded C
4 29 (35.37%) Software Engineering
5 24 (29.27%) Linux
6 19 (23.17%) Perl
7 18 (21.95%) Wireless
8 17 (20.73%) ZigBee
9 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.85%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
11 12 (14.63%) HTML
11 12 (14.63%) CSS
11 12 (14.63%) Internet
11 12 (14.63%) Bluetooth
11 12 (14.63%) AngularJS
12 11 (13.41%) Ajax
12 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
12 11 (13.41%) Device Driver
13 10 (12.20%) SSL
13 10 (12.20%) HTTP
13 10 (12.20%) 802.15
13 10 (12.20%) X.509
13 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
13 10 (12.20%) JSON
13 10 (12.20%) Mathematics
13 10 (12.20%) Bash Shell
13 10 (12.20%) 802.1X
13 10 (12.20%) REST
14 9 (10.98%) Algorithms

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) Node.js
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.22%) GitHub
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) Wireless
2 17 (20.73%) ZigBee
3 13 (15.85%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (14.63%) Bluetooth
4 12 (14.63%) Internet
5 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
6 10 (12.20%) 802.15
6 10 (12.20%) HTTP
6 10 (12.20%) SSL
6 10 (12.20%) X.509
7 3 (3.66%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.22%) 3G
8 1 (1.22%) LAN
8 1 (1.22%) Skype
8 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.88%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.22%) GIS
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.10%) Hudson
1 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.44%) LabVIEW
2 2 (2.44%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.44%) QADirector
2 2 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.22%) MorphX
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.54%) Electronics
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.22%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Embedded Engineer
2 16 (19.51%) Software Engineer
3 13 (15.85%) Developer
3 13 (15.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Embedded C Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) C Software Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) DSP Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Audio DSP Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Audio Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Audio Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) DSP Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Python Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Programmer
8 4 (4.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) AngularJS
1 12 (14.63%) CSS
1 12 (14.63%) HTML
2 11 (13.41%) Ajax
3 10 (12.20%) 802.1X
3 10 (12.20%) JSON
3 10 (12.20%) REST
4 4 (4.88%) Ember.js
4 4 (4.88%) SciPy
5 3 (3.66%) .NET
5 3 (3.66%) NumPy
5 3 (3.66%) XML
6 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.44%) jQuery
6 2 (2.44%) Qt
6 2 (2.44%) XSLT
7 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.22%) Mason
7 1 (1.22%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Device Driver
2 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.20%) Mathematics
3 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
4 8 (9.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (9.76%) Internet of Things
5 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.10%) Smart Meter
6 4 (4.88%) Biology
6 4 (4.88%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.44%) Physics
8 1 (1.22%) CMDB
8 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.22%) Home Automation
8 1 (1.22%) User Experience
8 1 (1.22%) Verilog
8 1 (1.22%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Android
3 7 (8.54%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (7.32%) Windows
5 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.22%) Unix
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) Software Engineering
2 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (9.76%) Signal Processing
3 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
4 7 (8.54%) Digital Signal Processing
4 7 (8.54%) Machine Learning
4 7 (8.54%) Software Testing
5 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
5 6 (7.32%) Project Management
6 5 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.10%) High Availability
6 5 (6.10%) Line Management
6 5 (6.10%) Validation
7 4 (4.88%) Bioinformatics
7 4 (4.88%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (4.88%) Parallel Computing
7 4 (4.88%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.66%) Build Automation
8 3 (3.66%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.66%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 50 (60.98%) C++
2 43 (52.44%) Python
3 31 (37.80%) Embedded C
4 19 (23.17%) Perl
5 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.20%) Bash Shell
7 8 (9.76%) C#
7 8 (9.76%) Embedded C++
7 8 (9.76%) MATLAB
8 7 (8.54%) SQL
9 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.44%) Java
10 2 (2.44%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.22%) Ruby
11 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) HNC
3 1 (1.22%) HND
3 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) JTAG
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.44%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) KVM
2 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) SCCM
1 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 1 (1.22%) Apple
3 1 (1.22%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.22%) Nintex
3 1 (1.22%) Perforce
3 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.22%) Siebel
3 1 (1.22%) VMware
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