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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 50 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing C 24 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.93% 5.55% 6.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.08% 12.33% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 32 17
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
Average hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
395 365 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 48.29% 45.01% 41.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 228 141
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 32
Average hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.90 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -26 13 £363 -6.45% 54
Peterborough +5 2 £400 - 1
Huntingdon - 2 £283 -
C
East of England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (57.14%) C++
2 21 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 19 (38.78%) Embedded C
4 15 (30.61%) Linux
5 10 (20.41%) Wireless
6 9 (18.37%) C#
6 9 (18.37%) Java
6 9 (18.37%) Python
7 8 (16.33%) Embedded C++
7 8 (16.33%) Degree
8 7 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (14.29%) Electronics
8 7 (14.29%) OO
8 7 (14.29%) HTML
9 6 (12.24%) Device Driver
10 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (10.20%) Content Management
10 5 (10.20%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (10.20%) Games
10 5 (10.20%) Doxygen
10 5 (10.20%) XML
10 5 (10.20%) 3D Programming
10 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
11 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
11 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
11 4 (8.16%) Assembly Language
11 4 (8.16%) NGN
11 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
11 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.04%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) Wireless
2 4 (8.16%) NGN
2 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) HTTP
3 3 (6.12%) ZigBee
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (4.08%) MGCP
4 2 (4.08%) H.323
4 2 (4.08%) VoIP
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
5 1 (2.04%) ATM
5 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.04%) SNMP
5 1 (2.04%) Intranet
5 1 (2.04%) DVB
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) IGMP
5 1 (2.04%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.29%) Electronics
2 5 (10.20%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Avionics
4 1 (2.04%) Military
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Software Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Systems Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Author
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Author
5 3 (6.12%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Software Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Junior
6 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 5 (10.20%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) Servlets
3 2 (4.08%) Java EE
4 1 (2.04%) Qt
4 1 (2.04%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.04%) Catalyst
4 1 (2.04%) DBIx::Class
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) Flash
4 1 (2.04%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Device Driver
2 5 (10.20%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.08%) CAN bus
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Home Automation
6 1 (2.04%) MPEG
6 1 (2.04%) PMI
6 1 (2.04%) DTV
6 1 (2.04%) LIMS
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.04%) VHDL
6 1 (2.04%) Verilog
6 1 (2.04%) STB
6 1 (2.04%) IPTV
6 1 (2.04%) Statistics
6 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Linux
2 7 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) UNIX
4 2 (4.08%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 7 (14.29%) OO
3 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.20%) Content Management
3 5 (10.20%) 3D Programming
4 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 1 (2.04%) MVC
6 1 (2.04%) Workflow
6 1 (2.04%) Migration
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.04%) Scrum
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.04%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (2.04%) OOD
6 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) C++
2 19 (38.78%) Embedded C
3 9 (18.37%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) Python
4 8 (16.33%) Embedded C++
5 4 (8.16%) Assembly Language
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) Perl
6 3 (6.12%) SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) CCVP
2 2 (4.08%) CCNA
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PMP
3 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.04%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) VMware
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco
3 2 (4.08%) Atmel
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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