Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 117 82
Rank change year-on-year +58 -35 -10
Contract jobs citing C 126 38 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.18% 0.98% 2.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.83% 3.87% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 47
Berkshire median daily rate £411 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.95% -1.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £208 £331 £313
90th Percentile £513 £566 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £395 £369
% change year-on-year +7.59% +7.12% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £55.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +511.11% -77.50%
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%

C is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,282 981 1,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.36% 25.34% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 580 739
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £312 £295 £275
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% +40.00% -65.28%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £10.58
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.60 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for C in Berkshire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Berkshire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Berkshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Berkshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Berkshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +38 70 £399 +9.32% 16
Wokingham - 14 £425 - 4
Slough +4 11 £215 -42.67% 9
Newbury -2 10 £400 +14.29% 1
Bracknell 0 3 £405 +35.08% 6
Maidenhead -7 3 £369 - 2
C
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for C.

1 55 (43.65%) C++
2 44 (34.92%) SQL
3 40 (31.75%) Python
4 31 (24.60%) Linux
5 30 (23.81%) Oracle
6 28 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 28 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 28 (22.22%) Degree
7 22 (17.46%) XML
8 21 (16.67%) PVCS
8 21 (16.67%) Java
8 21 (16.67%) OpenVMS
8 21 (16.67%) CMS
9 16 (12.70%) ProC
10 15 (11.90%) Project Management
11 14 (11.11%) PL/SQL
11 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
11 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 14 (11.11%) Market Research
11 14 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (11.11%) Data Centre
12 13 (10.32%) STL
13 12 (9.52%) Fortran
13 12 (9.52%) OO
13 12 (9.52%) MATLAB
13 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
13 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (8.73%) Oracle Database
14 11 (8.73%) Embedded C
14 11 (8.73%) Windows

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (16.67%) CMS
2 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Simulink
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP CS
1 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) RS-232
1 6 (4.76%) Wireless
2 5 (3.97%) HTTP
3 4 (3.17%) Internet
3 4 (3.17%) RFID
3 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.17%) ZigBee
4 3 (2.38%) 3G
4 3 (2.38%) 4G
4 3 (2.38%) LAN
5 2 (1.59%) 2G
5 2 (1.59%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.59%) DNS
5 2 (1.59%) Firewall
5 2 (1.59%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.59%) Intranet
5 2 (1.59%) IPsec
5 2 (1.59%) Node B
5 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.97%) DB2
4 4 (3.17%) Big Data
4 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.17%) Power BI
5 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) HBase
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.79%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.79%) Impala
7 1 (0.79%) KNIME
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) PVCS
2 16 (12.70%) ProC
3 11 (8.73%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.56%) Subversion
5 6 (4.76%) Mercurial
5 6 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.17%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.59%) NUnit
7 2 (1.59%) Selenium
7 2 (1.59%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.79%) Ant
8 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.79%) JIRA
8 1 (0.79%) JUnit
8 1 (0.79%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.79%) Rational Rose
General
1 28 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.73%) Mandarin Language
3 6 (4.76%) Automotive
4 5 (3.97%) Electronics
4 5 (3.97%) French Language
4 5 (3.97%) German Language
5 3 (2.38%) Marketing
6 2 (1.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (34.92%) Developer
2 20 (15.87%) Software Engineer
3 17 (13.49%) Embedded Engineer
4 16 (12.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 13 (10.32%) C++ Developer
5 13 (10.32%) Python Developer
6 11 (8.73%) Analyst
6 11 (8.73%) SQL Developer
7 9 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
8 8 (6.35%) Fortran Developer
8 8 (6.35%) PL/SQL Developer
8 8 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.46%) XML
2 13 (10.32%) STL
3 6 (4.76%) Anaconda
3 6 (4.76%) NumPy
3 6 (4.76%) Pandas
3 6 (4.76%) SciPy
4 5 (3.97%) HTML
5 4 (3.17%) CSS
5 4 (3.17%) REST
6 3 (2.38%) SOAP
7 2 (1.59%) .NET
7 2 (1.59%) J2EE
7 2 (1.59%) Middleware
7 2 (1.59%) Web Services
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.79%) Flash
8 1 (0.79%) jQuery
8 1 (0.79%) JSON
8 1 (0.79%) RESTful
8 1 (0.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 14 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (6.35%) Algorithms
5 7 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (4.76%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.59%) Social Media
8 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.79%) IVR
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Robotics
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Verilog
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.60%) Linux
2 21 (16.67%) OpenVMS
3 11 (8.73%) Windows
4 10 (7.94%) Unix
5 2 (1.59%) Android
5 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.59%) CentOS
5 2 (1.59%) Debian
5 2 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.59%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.79%) VMS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 15 (11.90%) Project Management
3 14 (11.11%) Market Research
3 14 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (9.52%) OO
5 9 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.35%) Customer-Centricity
7 7 (5.56%) Data Science
7 7 (5.56%) Multithreading
7 7 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 7 (5.56%) SDLC
8 6 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.76%) FMEA
8 6 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (4.76%) Software Architecture
8 6 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.76%) Test Planning
9 5 (3.97%) Coaching
9 5 (3.97%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 55 (43.65%) C++
2 44 (34.92%) SQL
3 40 (31.75%) Python
4 21 (16.67%) Java
5 14 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 12 (9.52%) Fortran
6 12 (9.52%) MATLAB
7 11 (8.73%) Embedded C
8 9 (7.14%) C#
9 8 (6.35%) Embedded C++
9 8 (6.35%) JavaScript
10 7 (5.56%) T-SQL
11 6 (4.76%) Assembly Language
11 6 (4.76%) PHP
12 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
12 4 (3.17%) VBA
13 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.79%) DCL
14 1 (0.79%) Go
14 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) Degree
2 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.59%) ISEB
6 2 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) CCNA
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.79%) CISSP
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) IEC 62304
1 6 (4.76%) MISRA
1 6 (4.76%) MISRA C
2 5 (3.97%) SLA
3 2 (1.59%) GDPR
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Firmware
2 5 (3.97%) StorNext
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.79%) HDFS
3 1 (0.79%) KVM
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
3 1 (0.79%) Snort
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.79%) Xen
3 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.59%) Ansible
2 2 (1.59%) SELinux
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) Nessus
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (23.81%) Oracle
2 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.35%) Huawei
4 7 (5.56%) Cisco
5 5 (3.97%) Alibaba
5 5 (3.97%) IBM
6 2 (1.59%) BT
6 2 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.79%) Casewise
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) Genesys
7 1 (0.79%) Juniper
7 1 (0.79%) McAfee
7 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.79%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Zscaler