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 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 32 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing C 36 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.94% 8.09% 6.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.62% 17.72% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 17
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£395 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £261 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £770 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.70 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
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
339 237 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 46.50% 45.66% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 120 173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £750 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 31
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.88 £46.50 £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 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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 -9 21 £350 -36.36% 102
Peterborough -8 4 £500 +122.22% 2
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 32 (43.84%) C++
2 29 (39.73%) Embedded C
2 29 (39.73%) Software Engineering
3 26 (35.62%) Python
4 25 (34.25%) Linux
5 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (20.55%) SQL
6 15 (20.55%) ZigBee
7 14 (19.18%) Scrum
8 11 (15.07%) Wireless
9 10 (13.70%) 3G
9 10 (13.70%) HTML
9 10 (13.70%) JIRA
9 10 (13.70%) Algorithms
10 9 (12.33%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (12.33%) Client/Server
10 9 (12.33%) Internet
10 9 (12.33%) Perforce
11 8 (10.96%) Finance
11 8 (10.96%) 802.15
11 8 (10.96%) Degree
11 8 (10.96%) Data Structures
12 7 (9.59%) ISO 9001
12 7 (9.59%) Perl
12 7 (9.59%) XML
12 7 (9.59%) Streaming Media
12 7 (9.59%) Electronics
13 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.22%) Bioinformatics
13 6 (8.22%) Business Objects

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) ZigBee
2 11 (15.07%) Wireless
3 10 (13.70%) 3G
4 9 (12.33%) Internet
5 8 (10.96%) 802.15
6 6 (8.22%) GSM
6 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.85%) LTE
7 5 (6.85%) Bluetooth
7 5 (6.85%) GPRS
8 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (4.11%) 2G
9 1 (1.37%) SSL
9 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.37%) 3GPP
9 1 (1.37%) UMTS
9 1 (1.37%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) BusinessObjects XI
1 5 (6.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.74%) Subversion
3 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) Selenium
4 1 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Electronics
3 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Automotive
5 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Software Engineer
2 17 (23.29%) Developer
3 14 (19.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (15.07%) Software Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Senior Software Developer
6 8 (10.96%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Data Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Master Data Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Master Data Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Embedded C Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) C Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Data Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Software Tester
10 3 (4.11%) Firmware Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) Qt
3 1 (1.37%) jQuery
3 1 (1.37%) Catalyst
3 1 (1.37%) DBIx::Class
3 1 (1.37%) Moose
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Algorithms
2 9 (12.33%) Client/Server
3 8 (10.96%) Data Structures
4 7 (9.59%) Streaming Media
5 6 (8.22%) Informatics
5 6 (8.22%) Mathematics
6 5 (6.85%) Statistics
6 5 (6.85%) IPTV
7 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (4.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (2.74%) Verilog
9 2 (2.74%) PMI
9 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.37%) Open Source
10 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.37%) ASIC
10 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
10 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) UNIX
3 3 (4.11%) Windows
4 2 (2.74%) Nucleus RTOS
4 2 (2.74%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) Software Engineering
2 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.18%) Scrum
4 6 (8.22%) Bioinformatics
4 6 (8.22%) Web Development
4 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
5 5 (6.85%) ETL
5 5 (6.85%) Project Management
5 5 (6.85%) DNA
5 5 (6.85%) UML
5 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.85%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.48%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (5.48%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.48%) Manual Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Product Management
7 3 (4.11%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) C++
2 29 (39.73%) Embedded C
3 26 (35.62%) Python
4 15 (20.55%) SQL
5 7 (9.59%) Perl
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C++
7 4 (5.48%) Java
7 4 (5.48%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.74%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (6.85%) PMP
2 5 (6.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) ISO 9001
2 6 (8.22%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) Perforce
2 6 (8.22%) Business Objects
3 5 (6.85%) Planview
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Altera
6 1 (1.37%) Synopsys
6 1 (1.37%) Actel
6 1 (1.37%) EMC
6 1 (1.37%) Xilinx
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