The first table below looks at the demand for the C Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C Software Engineer
Rank 574 526 556
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +30
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 13 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.038% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.041% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Average daily rate £300 £285 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £279
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £38.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.61%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

C Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

C Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

C Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C Software Engineer within the UK.

C Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

C Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C Software Engineer within the UK.

C Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

C Software Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -92 11 £300 +2.56% 9
East of England - 6 - - 3
Saffron Walden - 6 - -
Essex - 6 - -
Gloucestershire +1 2 - -
South East -16 2 £300 +5.26% 4
South West -23 2 - - 1
Hampshire +1 1 £300 +5.26% 2
Woking - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
London - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Welshpool - - - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 3
Chelmsford - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Chichester - - - -

C Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C Software Engineer in their job title 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 with C Software Engineer in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) C
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (76.19%) C++
3 14 (66.67%) Embedded C
4 11 (52.38%) Linux
5 8 (38.10%) Embedded C++
6 7 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) C#
7 6 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
9 4 (19.05%) LabVIEW
9 4 (19.05%) Firmware
10 3 (14.29%) UML
10 3 (14.29%) OO
10 3 (14.29%) RUP
10 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
11 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (9.52%) Memory Management
11 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (9.52%) Automotive
11 2 (9.52%) Subversion
11 2 (9.52%) ClearCase
11 2 (9.52%) VC++
11 2 (9.52%) DCOM
11 2 (9.52%) STL
11 2 (9.52%) MFC
11 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
11 2 (9.52%) POSIX
12 1 (4.76%) IBM

C Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited C Software Engineer in their job title 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 with C Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) LabVIEW
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 2 (9.52%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.76%) Ant
3 1 (4.76%) Rational Rose
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) GoogleTest
3 1 (4.76%) CppUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.76%) LLVM
General
1 2 (9.52%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) DCOM
1 2 (9.52%) STL
1 2 (9.52%) MFC
1 2 (9.52%) POSIX
2 1 (4.76%) Motif
2 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Firmware
2 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) DTV
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) UML
3 3 (14.29%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) RUP
3 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.52%) Memory Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Unified Process
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) OOD
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C
2 16 (76.19%) C++
3 14 (66.67%) Embedded C
4 8 (38.10%) Embedded C++
5 6 (28.57%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) MATLAB
7 2 (9.52%) VC++
8 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) IBM
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Perforce
1 1 (4.76%) Freescale