Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 48 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 13 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.05% 1.61% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 1.69% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Cambridge median daily rate - £330 -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate - £330 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +9.33% -37.50%
10th Percentile £41.00 £38.10 £33.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.50 £41.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 600 591 725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 95.17% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 275 450
Cambridge median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £231 £203 £255
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £366 £385
% change year-on-year +2.39% -4.87% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 73 52
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -9.80% +39.09%
10th Percentile £16.13 £11.39 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +47.06% -34.62%

C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured C Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for C Software Engineer in Cambridge

C Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C Software Engineer in Cambridge

C Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C Software Engineer in Cambridge

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 across the Cambridge region featuring C Software Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) C
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (84.62%) Embedded C
3 10 (76.92%) Electronics
4 9 (69.23%) C++
4 9 (69.23%) Linux
5 8 (61.54%) Embedded C++
6 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
6 7 (53.85%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (46.15%) Wireless
8 5 (38.46%) Python
9 4 (30.77%) HTML
9 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
9 4 (30.77%) SQL
9 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
9 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (30.77%) R
9 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (30.77%) Degree
9 4 (30.77%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
9 4 (30.77%) Device Driver Development
10 3 (23.08%) Linux Kernel Development
10 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
10 3 (23.08%) Physics
10 3 (23.08%) Statistics
10 3 (23.08%) Windows
11 1 (7.69%) Docker
11 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
3 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
General
1 10 (76.92%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
1 7 (53.85%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Device Driver Development
2 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Linux Kernel Development
3 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 3 (23.08%) Physics
3 3 (23.08%) Statistics
4 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C
2 11 (84.62%) Embedded C
3 9 (69.23%) C++
4 8 (61.54%) Embedded C++
5 5 (38.46%) Python
6 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (30.77%) R
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Docker