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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 24 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing C 51 62 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.51% 10.46% 8.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.86% 19.94% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 12
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£400 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £755 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 36
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.23 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.94%
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
368 311 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 46.94% 52.45% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 128 167
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £700 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 49
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.20 £25.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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 -5 28 £355 -8.97% 65
Peterborough -1 8 £500 - 4
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (39.02%) Python
2 31 (37.80%) C++
2 31 (37.80%) Software Engineering
3 29 (35.37%) Embedded C
4 25 (30.49%) Linux
5 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (21.95%) ZigBee
7 15 (18.29%) Scrum
7 15 (18.29%) SQL
8 12 (14.63%) Wireless
9 11 (13.41%) Internet
9 11 (13.41%) JIRA
10 10 (12.20%) 3G
10 10 (12.20%) HTML
11 9 (10.98%) Perforce
11 9 (10.98%) Electronics
11 9 (10.98%) Client/Server
11 9 (10.98%) 802.15
11 9 (10.98%) Degree
11 9 (10.98%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
12 8 (9.76%) Data Structures
12 8 (9.76%) Mathematics
12 8 (9.76%) GSM
12 8 (9.76%) Finance
13 7 (8.54%) Embedded C++
13 7 (8.54%) ISO 9001
13 7 (8.54%) Bluetooth
13 7 (8.54%) GPRS
13 7 (8.54%) Perl

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) nginx
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
2 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) Simulink
3 2 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.95%) ZigBee
2 12 (14.63%) Wireless
3 11 (13.41%) Internet
4 10 (12.20%) 3G
5 9 (10.98%) 802.15
6 8 (9.76%) GSM
7 7 (8.54%) Bluetooth
7 7 (8.54%) GPRS
8 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.88%) LTE
10 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.66%) 2G
11 1 (1.22%) 2.5G
11 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.22%) DNS
11 1 (1.22%) SSL
11 1 (1.22%) PBX
11 1 (1.22%) 3GPP
11 1 (1.22%) UMTS
11 1 (1.22%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (6.10%) BusinessObjects XI
1 5 (6.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.98%) Electronics
2 8 (9.76%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Automotive
5 2 (2.44%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Software Engineer
2 18 (21.95%) Developer
3 13 (15.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Software Developer
5 10 (12.20%) C Software Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Senior Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) C Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Consultant
9 6 (7.32%) Data Consultant
9 6 (7.32%) Master Data Consultant
9 6 (7.32%) Test Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Data Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Master Data Analyst
11 4 (4.88%) Embedded C Engineer
12 3 (3.66%) Tester
12 3 (3.66%) Firmware Engineer
12 3 (3.66%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) HTML
2 7 (8.54%) XML
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) Qt
3 1 (1.22%) FFmpeg
3 1 (1.22%) jQuery
3 1 (1.22%) Ajax
3 1 (1.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Client/Server
1 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
2 8 (9.76%) Data Structures
2 8 (9.76%) Mathematics
3 7 (8.54%) Streaming Media
4 6 (7.32%) Informatics
4 6 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (6.10%) Statistics
5 5 (6.10%) IPTV
6 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.66%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.66%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.66%) PMI
7 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.44%) Verilog
9 1 (1.22%) VHDL
9 1 (1.22%) MPEG
9 1 (1.22%) ASIC
9 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.49%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) UNIX
4 2 (2.44%) Nucleus RTOS
4 2 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.44%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Software Engineering
2 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.29%) Scrum
4 6 (7.32%) Web Development
4 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
4 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.32%) Project Management
4 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.32%) Bioinformatics
5 5 (6.10%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.10%) ETL
5 5 (6.10%) DNA
5 5 (6.10%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (4.88%) Software Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Manual Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Product Management
6 4 (4.88%) Automated Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (3.66%) TDD
7 3 (3.66%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) Python
2 31 (37.80%) C++
3 29 (35.37%) Embedded C
4 15 (18.29%) SQL
5 7 (8.54%) Embedded C++
5 7 (8.54%) Perl
6 6 (7.32%) Java
7 3 (3.66%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.44%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.22%) Ruby
9 1 (1.22%) AWK
9 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.22%) VBScript
9 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (7.32%) PMP
2 6 (7.32%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) ISO 9001
2 6 (7.32%) QA
3 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) Samba
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) qmail
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) SCCM
1 1 (1.22%) Bacula
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Perforce
2 6 (7.32%) Business Objects
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.10%) Planview
4 3 (3.66%) SAP
5 2 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (1.22%) VMware
6 1 (1.22%) Citrix
6 1 (1.22%) Altera
6 1 (1.22%) Synopsys
6 1 (1.22%) Actel
6 1 (1.22%) Xilinx
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