The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 30 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10  
Contract jobs citing C 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.84% 1.85% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.56% 9.68% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.07 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 117 62 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.59% 19.14% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 49 51
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £282 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £48.04 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.54% -6.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C in Bedfordshire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Bedfordshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Bedfordshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Henlow - 1 £450 -
C
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for C.

1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GDPR