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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
South East / Berkshire
Rank 63 87 67
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20  
Contract jobs citing C 34 39 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.88% 1.58% 2.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.82% 6.76% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 32
Median daily rate £350 £369 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +22.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £478 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 12
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £41.40 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 435 577 814
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.02% 23.45% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 368 474
Median daily rate £425 £400 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Berkshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 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
Reading +24 22 £306 -16.94% 5
Slough +9 3 £375 -
Newbury +1 1 £350 - 3
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
C
South East

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for C.

1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) C++
3 11 (16.92%) SQL
3 11 (16.92%) Finance
4 10 (15.38%) C#
4 10 (15.38%) Python
4 10 (15.38%) Windows
4 10 (15.38%) Degree
4 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
5 9 (13.85%) Project Management
6 8 (12.31%) VMware
6 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
6 8 (12.31%) Office 365
6 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (10.77%) Java
7 7 (10.77%) HP
7 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
7 7 (10.77%) Telecoms
8 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.23%) .NET
8 6 (9.23%) Migration
9 5 (7.69%) HTML
9 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
9 5 (7.69%) Cisco
9 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
9 5 (7.69%) Algorithms
9 5 (7.69%) Skype

C
Top Related 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 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.08%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.54%) Confluence
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.15%) MS Office
3 3 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) HFM
2 1 (1.54%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.54%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.54%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Yammer
3 2 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.08%) IaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Skype
2 3 (4.62%) HTTP
2 3 (4.62%) VPN
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) DVB
3 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.08%) VLAN
3 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.54%) HSRP
4 1 (1.54%) IMAP
4 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.54%) MRTG
4 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Big Data
2 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.54%) OLAP
3 1 (1.54%) OrientDB
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Gerrit
1 3 (4.62%) JMeter
2 2 (3.08%) Selenium
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.54%) GoCD
3 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.54%) MSTest
3 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.54%) Xcode
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Games
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Billing
6 1 (1.54%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.54%) German Language
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Analyst
3 4 (6.15%) Architect
3 4 (6.15%) Data Analyst
3 4 (6.15%) Software Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) Python Developer
4 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
5 2 (3.08%) Business Continuity Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Business Manager
5 2 (3.08%) C Developer
5 2 (3.08%) Consultant
5 2 (3.08%) Coordinator
5 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 2 (3.08%) IT Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Performance Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Programme Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.69%) HTML
3 4 (6.15%) Web Services
4 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.62%) Django
4 3 (4.62%) Flask
4 3 (4.62%) WCF
5 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) DirectX
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (3.08%) Node.js
5 2 (3.08%) OpenGL
5 2 (3.08%) WebGL
5 2 (3.08%) XML
6 1 (1.54%) EDI
6 1 (1.54%) Middleware
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) Robotics
4 2 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.08%) IPTV
4 2 (3.08%) STB
5 1 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.54%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.54%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.54%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.54%) MPEG
5 1 (1.54%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.54%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Linux
2 10 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (6.15%) Android
4 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.54%) CentOS
6 1 (1.54%) Debian
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Project Management
2 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.23%) Migration
3 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
4 3 (4.62%) Business Analysis
4 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.62%) ITIL
4 3 (4.62%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.62%) MVC
4 3 (4.62%) OO
4 3 (4.62%) Performance Testing
4 3 (4.62%) Scrum
4 3 (4.62%) Security Management
4 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.62%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (4.62%) SysML
4 3 (4.62%) Test Scripting
4 3 (4.62%) Time Management
4 3 (4.62%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) C++
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) C#
2 10 (15.38%) Python
3 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.77%) Java
5 3 (4.62%) Ada
5 3 (4.62%) Cython
6 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.08%) VB
7 1 (1.54%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.54%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.54%) F#
7 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.54%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Degree
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) HNC
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.08%) PgMP
4 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.08%) ISO22301
2 2 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.15%) vSphere
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.54%) Ceph
3 1 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.54%) iptables
3 1 (1.54%) KVM
3 1 (1.54%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.54%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.08%) Nagios
3 1 (1.54%) Ansible
3 1 (1.54%) Cacti
3 1 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.54%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) RANCID
3 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) VMware
3 7 (10.77%) HP
4 5 (7.69%) Cisco
5 4 (6.15%) EMC
5 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle
6 3 (4.62%) Samsung
6 3 (4.62%) SAP
7 2 (3.08%) Genesys
7 2 (3.08%) Juniper
7 2 (3.08%) Serena
8 1 (1.54%) Ariba
8 1 (1.54%) BT
8 1 (1.54%) DocuSign
8 1 (1.54%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.54%) Huawei
8 1 (1.54%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.54%) Virgin Media
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