The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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.

C
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2  
Contract jobs citing C 44 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.97% 5.39% 3.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.85% 13.50% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
Median daily rate £425 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.08% -2.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.13 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -1.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £36.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £46.50 £45.25
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 Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 163 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 50.16% 39.95% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 94 85
Median daily rate £400 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.00 £44.50
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 Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Cambridge

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cambridge over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Cambridge

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cambridge over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Cambridge

C
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

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 Cambridge region with a requirement for C.

1 56 (65.88%) Embedded C
2 48 (56.47%) Software Engineering
3 35 (41.18%) Python
4 29 (34.12%) Degree
5 22 (25.88%) C++
6 17 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 16 (18.82%) Regression Testing
8 14 (16.47%) Linux
9 13 (15.29%) Electronics
9 13 (15.29%) Performance Analysis
10 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
10 12 (14.12%) Mathematics
11 10 (11.76%) Wireless
11 10 (11.76%) HTML
12 9 (10.59%) XML
12 9 (10.59%) XSLT
12 9 (10.59%) Eclipse
12 9 (10.59%) Doxygen
13 5 (5.88%) SDLC
13 5 (5.88%) Internet
13 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
14 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
14 4 (4.71%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (4.71%) Cryptography
14 4 (4.71%) ZigBee
14 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
15 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
15 3 (3.53%) QA
15 3 (3.53%) Dynamics NAV

C
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:

Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.18%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) Wireless
2 5 (5.88%) Internet
3 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (4.71%) ZigBee
4 3 (3.53%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.35%) Firewall
5 2 (2.35%) SAN
5 2 (2.35%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.18%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.18%) LTE
6 1 (1.18%) SSL
6 1 (1.18%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) MySQL
1 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Eclipse
2 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.18%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.18%) GCC
4 1 (1.18%) GDB
4 1 (1.18%) GitLab
4 1 (1.18%) JIRA
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (15.29%) Electronics
2 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
5 2 (2.35%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.18%) Finance
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Embedded Engineer
2 31 (36.47%) Software Engineer
3 28 (32.94%) Developer
3 28 (32.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (22.35%) Embedded Developer
5 17 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
6 13 (15.29%) Author
6 13 (15.29%) Technical Author
7 12 (14.12%) C Developer
7 12 (14.12%) Embedded C Developer
7 12 (14.12%) Python Developer
8 11 (12.94%) C Software Engineer
8 11 (12.94%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Python Software Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Audio Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Audio Software Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Cryptography Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) HTML
2 9 (10.59%) XML
2 9 (10.59%) XSLT
3 2 (2.35%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.35%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (1.18%) .NET
4 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.18%) CSS
4 1 (1.18%) JSON
4 1 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.35%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.35%) Robotics
4 1 (1.18%) CESG
4 1 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.18%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Verilog
4 1 (1.18%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Linux
2 4 (4.71%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) ThreadX
4 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (56.47%) Software Engineering
2 16 (18.82%) Regression Testing
3 13 (15.29%) Performance Analysis
4 12 (14.12%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.88%) SDLC
6 4 (4.71%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.53%) High Availability
7 3 (3.53%) Machine Learning
7 3 (3.53%) Signal Processing
8 2 (2.35%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.35%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (2.35%) Software Architecture
9 1 (1.18%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.18%) DevOps
9 1 (1.18%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (1.18%) Prototyping
9 1 (1.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (65.88%) Embedded C
2 35 (41.18%) Python
3 22 (25.88%) C++
4 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.53%) C#
4 3 (3.53%) Embedded C++
4 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.53%) Perl
5 2 (2.35%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.18%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (34.12%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) CLAS
4 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
1 2 (2.35%) KVM
1 2 (2.35%) LXC
1 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Brocade
2 2 (2.35%) CA
2 2 (2.35%) Riverbed
2 2 (2.35%) VMware
2 2 (2.35%) Vyatta
3 1 (1.18%) SAP
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