The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had C Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C Software Engineer
Rank 640 635 589
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -46
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 21 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.046% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.049% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 12
Median daily rate £340 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £355 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 4
Median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% +5.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £34.90 £29.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +6.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

C Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured C Software Engineer in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

C Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

C Software Engineer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 16 £340 -8.10% 30
East of England +17 7 £300 - 12
Cambridgeshire +23 5 £300 - 11
South East +14 4 - - 7
Wales - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 £300 - 9
London +3 3 £364 -3.00% 2
Hampshire +2 3 - - 3
Newport - 3 - -
West Midlands -35 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £340 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, C Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring C Software Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (100.00%) C
2 38 (95.00%) Software Engineering
3 27 (67.50%) C++
4 20 (50.00%) Embedded C
5 16 (40.00%) Linux
6 12 (30.00%) Embedded C++
7 11 (27.50%) UML
8 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.00%) OO
10 6 (15.00%) Electronics
10 6 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
11 5 (12.50%) Wireless
11 5 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (12.50%) Unix
11 5 (12.50%) C#
11 5 (12.50%) SQL
11 5 (12.50%) SNMP
11 5 (12.50%) ClearCase
11 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
12 4 (10.00%) Windows
12 4 (10.00%) Python
12 4 (10.00%) Assembly Language
12 4 (10.00%) Scrum
13 3 (7.50%) Military

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) SNMP
1 5 (12.50%) Wireless
2 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.50%) VoIP
4 2 (5.00%) HTTP
4 2 (5.00%) IPv4
5 1 (2.50%) ATM
5 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.50%) MPLS
5 1 (2.50%) RS-232
5 1 (2.50%) RS-422
5 1 (2.50%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
1 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 3 (7.50%) CppUnit
2 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (7.50%) StarTeam
2 3 (7.50%) Subversion
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) GoogleTest
3 2 (5.00%) JUnit
3 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.50%) Ant
4 1 (2.50%) Automake
4 1 (2.50%) NUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (15.00%) Electronics
2 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Military
4 2 (5.00%) Automotive
4 2 (5.00%) Avionics
5 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (5.00%) JMS
1 2 (5.00%) JSON
1 2 (5.00%) JSON-LD
1 2 (5.00%) Regular Expression
1 2 (5.00%) REST
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
1 2 (5.00%) XML
1 2 (5.00%) Yocto
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) OpenCL
2 1 (2.50%) PhoneGap
2 1 (2.50%) Qt
2 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.50%) BBC
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Derivative
4 1 (2.50%) MPEG
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.50%) STB
4 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (5.00%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) pSOS
6 1 (2.50%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (27.50%) UML
3 6 (15.00%) OO
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 5 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.50%) Requirements Management
7 2 (5.00%) BDD
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.00%) Open Source
7 2 (5.00%) RDF
7 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) SDLC
7 2 (5.00%) TDD
7 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) C
2 27 (67.50%) C++
3 20 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 12 (30.00%) Embedded C++
5 5 (12.50%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) SQL
6 4 (10.00%) Assembly Language
6 4 (10.00%) Python
7 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.00%) SPARQL
9 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) MISRA
1 2 (5.00%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Firmware
1 2 (5.00%) iptables
1 2 (5.00%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Coverity
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.00%) Wind River
3 1 (2.50%) Borland
3 1 (2.50%) Freescale
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Serena
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