The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 26 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing C 43 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.35% 7.42% 5.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.01% 17.97% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 5
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£388 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 27
Average hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £31.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £42.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Programming Languages Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
358 306 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 44.53% 41.30% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 143 183
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 61
Average hourly rate £39.00 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £26.50 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -8 37 £388 +25.00% 72
Peterborough +2 1 - - 5
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 41 (46.59%) Software Engineering
2 32 (36.36%) Linux
3 30 (34.09%) Embedded C
4 26 (29.55%) Python
5 22 (25.00%) C++
6 16 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
7 13 (14.77%) Device Driver
7 13 (14.77%) Java
8 12 (13.64%) MPEG
8 12 (13.64%) Electronics
9 10 (11.36%) Scrum
9 10 (11.36%) Degree
10 9 (10.23%) ZigBee
10 9 (10.23%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (10.23%) IPTV
10 9 (10.23%) Assembly Language
11 8 (9.09%) Embedded C++
11 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 8 (9.09%) Windows
11 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 7 (7.95%) OO
12 7 (7.95%) Subversion
12 7 (7.95%) Wireless
13 6 (6.82%) Perforce
13 6 (6.82%) Streaming Video
13 6 (6.82%) Ruby
13 6 (6.82%) PHP
13 6 (6.82%) C#
13 6 (6.82%) RTP
13 6 (6.82%) GStreamer

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (1.14%) nginx
1 1 (1.14%) Confluence
1 1 (1.14%) SAS
1 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) ZigBee
2 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.95%) Wireless
4 6 (6.82%) RTP
5 5 (5.68%) Internet
5 5 (5.68%) GSM
5 5 (5.68%) Bluetooth
5 5 (5.68%) Broadband
6 3 (3.41%) DLNA
6 3 (3.41%) LTE
6 3 (3.41%) 2G
6 3 (3.41%) RTSP
6 3 (3.41%) 3G
7 2 (2.27%) 3GPP
7 2 (2.27%) GPRS
7 2 (2.27%) 4G
8 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.14%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.14%) Firewall
8 1 (1.14%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Informix
1 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Subversion
2 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.14%) JIRA
4 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.14%) LLVM
4 1 (1.14%) Bazaar
General
1 12 (13.64%) Electronics
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (39.77%) Software Engineer
2 21 (23.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Developer
4 7 (7.95%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) C Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Principle Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Embedded C Developer
8 3 (3.41%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.27%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Citrix Consultant
9 2 (2.27%) Citrix Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) GStreamer
2 3 (3.41%) OpenGL ES
2 3 (3.41%) OpenGL
2 3 (3.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (1.14%) OSGi
4 1 (1.14%) FFmpeg
4 1 (1.14%) JSON
4 1 (1.14%) WCF
4 1 (1.14%) WPF
4 1 (1.14%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Device Driver
2 12 (13.64%) MPEG
3 9 (10.23%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (10.23%) IPTV
4 6 (6.82%) Streaming Video
5 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.68%) Open Source
6 4 (4.55%) Internet of Things
7 3 (3.41%) Interactive TV
7 3 (3.41%) DTV
8 2 (2.27%) Firmware
8 2 (2.27%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.27%) VHDL
8 2 (2.27%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.27%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.14%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (1.14%) GPGPU
9 1 (1.14%) Verilog
9 1 (1.14%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.36%) Linux
2 16 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (9.09%) Windows
4 5 (5.68%) Android
5 4 (4.55%) UNIX
6 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.14%) Debian
7 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.59%) Software Engineering
2 10 (11.36%) Scrum
3 7 (7.95%) OO
4 4 (4.55%) Automated Testing
4 4 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (4.55%) DevOps
5 3 (3.41%) iOS Development
5 3 (3.41%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (3.41%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.41%) Data Management
5 3 (3.41%) DRM
6 2 (2.27%) OOD
6 2 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.27%) Software Architecture
6 2 (2.27%) Budget Control
6 2 (2.27%) Android Development
7 1 (1.14%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (1.14%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) Embedded C
2 26 (29.55%) Python
3 22 (25.00%) C++
4 13 (14.77%) Java
5 9 (10.23%) Assembly Language
6 8 (9.09%) Embedded C++
6 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.82%) Ruby
7 6 (6.82%) PHP
7 6 (6.82%) C#
8 3 (3.41%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.27%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.27%) Perl
9 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.14%) sed
10 1 (1.14%) AWK
10 1 (1.14%) Delphi
10 1 (1.14%) SQL
10 1 (1.14%) VBScript
10 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.14%) PMP
3 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) qmail
1 1 (1.14%) Samba
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) SCCM
1 3 (3.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (6.82%) Perforce
2 4 (4.55%) Citrix
3 3 (3.41%) CA
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.27%) Intel
4 2 (2.27%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.27%) Motorola
5 1 (1.14%) AppSense
5 1 (1.14%) VMware
5 1 (1.14%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.14%) EMC
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £call
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
Murray McIntosh
Rate: £30 - £50 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago