Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 96 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 +11 -23
Contract jobs citing C 89 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.25% 1.64% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.19% 6.65% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 37
Berkshire median daily rate £412 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.57% -6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £208 £301 £280
90th Percentile £538 £485 £480
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.83% +6.49% +4.76%
10th Percentile £8.00 £13.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -

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 1,237 932 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.26% 24.59% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 538 776
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 39
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.24% +75.00% -61.11%
10th Percentile £8.00 £13.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.18 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +3 45 £463 +37.04% 33
Newbury -4 18 - - 5
Slough -4 8 £215 -42.67% 5
Bracknell +2 3 £405 - 5
Maidenhead 0 3 £369 - 3
Wokingham - 3 £375 - 4
C
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 41 (46.07%) C++
2 39 (43.82%) Linux
3 31 (34.83%) Python
4 27 (30.34%) SQL
5 24 (26.97%) Software Engineering
6 17 (19.10%) Degree
7 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
8 15 (16.85%) SciPy
8 15 (16.85%) NumPy
9 14 (15.73%) Pandas
9 14 (15.73%) Java
9 14 (15.73%) Telecoms
10 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
11 11 (12.36%) Project Management
11 11 (12.36%) Oracle
11 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
12 10 (11.24%) Data Science
12 10 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (10.11%) OO
13 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
13 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
14 8 (8.99%) Algorithms
14 8 (8.99%) Embedded C
15 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
15 7 (7.87%) T-SQL
15 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (7.87%) Performance Testing
15 7 (7.87%) Multithreading
15 7 (7.87%) TDD

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 3 (3.37%) CMS
1 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP CS
1 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) Wireless
2 5 (5.62%) LAN
3 4 (4.49%) HTTP
3 4 (4.49%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) 3G
4 3 (3.37%) 4G
4 3 (3.37%) Firewall
4 3 (3.37%) WAN
4 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.37%) ZigBee
5 2 (2.25%) 2G
5 2 (2.25%) Bluetooth
5 2 (2.25%) Intranet
5 2 (2.25%) IPsec
5 2 (2.25%) Network Security
5 2 (2.25%) Node B
5 2 (2.25%) SSH
5 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.12%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.62%) Big Data
2 5 (5.62%) DB2
2 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.37%) HBase
3 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.25%) Impala
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.25%) Power BI
5 1 (1.12%) KNIME
5 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) PVCS
2 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.37%) ProC
3 1 (1.12%) Ant
3 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) JUnit
3 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 14 (15.73%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.62%) French Language
2 5 (5.62%) German Language
3 4 (4.49%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (3.37%) Electronics
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Developer
2 15 (16.85%) Python Developer
3 14 (15.73%) Software Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Embedded Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Data Centre Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.37%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Linux Specialist
10 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.37%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Specialist
11 2 (2.25%) Network Engineer
11 2 (2.25%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.85%) NumPy
1 15 (16.85%) SciPy
2 14 (15.73%) Pandas
3 7 (7.87%) Anaconda
4 5 (5.62%) XML
5 3 (3.37%) CSS
5 3 (3.37%) HTML
6 2 (2.25%) .NET
6 2 (2.25%) J2EE
6 2 (2.25%) Middleware
6 2 (2.25%) REST
6 2 (2.25%) STL
7 1 (1.12%) Flash
7 1 (1.12%) JNI
7 1 (1.12%) JSON
7 1 (1.12%) RESTful
7 1 (1.12%) SOAP
7 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.99%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.62%) Private Cloud
4 5 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.25%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.25%) Social Media
6 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.12%) IVR
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) Verilog
6 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.82%) Linux
2 6 (6.74%) Windows
3 5 (5.62%) OpenVMS
4 4 (4.49%) Unix
5 2 (2.25%) CentOS
5 2 (2.25%) Debian
5 2 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.25%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.12%) VMS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Software Engineering
2 11 (12.36%) Project Management
3 10 (11.24%) Data Science
3 10 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (10.11%) OO
5 7 (7.87%) Multithreading
5 7 (7.87%) Performance Testing
5 7 (7.87%) SDLC
5 7 (7.87%) TDD
6 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.74%) Market Research
7 5 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.62%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (5.62%) Data Management
7 5 (5.62%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (5.62%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (4.49%) Coaching
8 4 (4.49%) DevOps
9 3 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (3.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.07%) C++
2 31 (34.83%) Python
3 27 (30.34%) SQL
4 14 (15.73%) Java
5 8 (8.99%) Embedded C
6 7 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.62%) PHP
9 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.49%) Embedded C++
9 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.37%) MATLAB
10 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.25%) C#
11 2 (2.25%) VBA
12 1 (1.12%) Ada
12 1 (1.12%) COBOL
12 1 (1.12%) DCL
12 1 (1.12%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Degree
2 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) ISEB
5 2 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) CCNA
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) CISSP
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.12%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.12%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.12%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.12%) MCSE
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) IEC 62304
2 4 (4.49%) SLA
3 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) StorNext
2 3 (3.37%) Firmware
3 2 (2.25%) Apache Flume
3 2 (2.25%) HDFS
3 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) Docker
4 1 (1.12%) KVM
4 1 (1.12%) NFS
4 1 (1.12%) Snort
4 1 (1.12%) Xen
4 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.25%) Ansible
2 2 (2.25%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) SELinux
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Oracle
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) Cisco
3 6 (6.74%) Huawei
4 5 (5.62%) IBM
5 4 (4.49%) Alibaba
6 2 (2.25%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.25%) Juniper
6 2 (2.25%) VMware
7 1 (1.12%) BT
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix
7 1 (1.12%) Genesys
7 1 (1.12%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) McAfee
7 1 (1.12%) NetApp
7 1 (1.12%) SAP