Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 9 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 +32 -20
Contract jobs citing C 113 67 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 15.96% 10.47% 4.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.75% 19.36% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 6 16
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £319 £295 £256
90th Percentile £425 £375 £481
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 12
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +1.84% -32.08%
10th Percentile £36.63 £32.50 £36.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £40.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year +3.07% +3.16% -7.06%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 345 346 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 48.73% 54.06% 53.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 187 336
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £300 £272 £263
90th Percentile £488 £480 £488
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 40 26
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £43.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -7.25% -9.21%
10th Percentile £33.13 £32.50 £35.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £64.00 £55.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.61% -2.35%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Cambridge

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cambridge over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 68 (60.18%) Python
2 58 (51.33%) Embedded C
3 56 (49.56%) Wireless
4 55 (48.67%) C++
4 55 (48.67%) Software Engineering
5 49 (43.36%) Linux
6 40 (35.40%) Telecoms
7 37 (32.74%) Electronics
8 29 (25.66%) Bluetooth
9 27 (23.89%) Embedded Systems
10 20 (17.70%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (15.93%) Degree
11 18 (15.93%) HTML
12 17 (15.04%) Embedded C++
12 17 (15.04%) Test Automation
13 16 (14.16%) XML
13 16 (14.16%) Windows
13 16 (14.16%) Device Driver
14 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
14 14 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (11.50%) Embedded Linux
16 12 (10.62%) XSLT
17 10 (8.85%) Doxygen
17 10 (8.85%) Perforce
17 10 (8.85%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
18 9 (7.96%) Device Driver Development
18 9 (7.96%) Signal Processing
18 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
19 8 (7.08%) Assembly Language
19 8 (7.08%) Firmware

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 10 (8.85%) Doxygen
2 4 (3.54%) FrameMaker
2 4 (3.54%) XMetaL
3 1 (0.88%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (49.56%) Wireless
2 29 (25.66%) Bluetooth
3 20 (17.70%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.19%) 3GPP
6 6 (5.31%) LTE
6 6 (5.31%) NAS
7 5 (4.42%) 802.11
8 4 (3.54%) Broadband
8 4 (3.54%) NFC
8 4 (3.54%) xDSL
9 3 (2.65%) Internet
10 2 (1.77%) 3G
10 2 (1.77%) MQTT
10 2 (1.77%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (1.77%) ZigBee
10 2 (1.77%) Z-Wave
11 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.77%) Buildbot
2 2 (1.77%) CMake
2 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (1.77%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.88%) CppUnit
3 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.88%) GCC
3 1 (0.88%) GDB
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 40 (35.40%) Telecoms
2 37 (32.74%) Electronics
3 5 (4.42%) Marketing
4 2 (1.77%) Finance
4 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 44 (38.94%) Embedded Engineer
2 39 (34.51%) Software Engineer
3 29 (25.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (16.81%) Author
4 19 (16.81%) C Software Engineer
4 19 (16.81%) Developer
4 19 (16.81%) Embedded C Engineer
4 19 (16.81%) Technical Author
5 18 (15.93%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 13 (11.50%) Embedded Developer
7 12 (10.62%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) C Developer
9 10 (8.85%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) Embedded C Developer
9 10 (8.85%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.93%) HTML
2 16 (14.16%) XML
3 12 (10.62%) XSLT
4 5 (4.42%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.54%) Qt
5 4 (3.54%) Sphinx
6 3 (2.65%) NumPy
6 3 (2.65%) SciPy
7 2 (1.77%) XMPP
8 1 (0.88%) HATEOAS
8 1 (0.88%) JSON
8 1 (0.88%) JSON Schema
8 1 (0.88%) MFC
8 1 (0.88%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.88%) REST
8 1 (0.88%) Spring
8 1 (0.88%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.88%) Swagger
8 1 (0.88%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 1 (0.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.89%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (14.16%) Device Driver
3 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.08%) User Experience
5 6 (5.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (4.42%) Verilog
7 3 (2.65%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.65%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.77%) Infotainment
8 2 (1.77%) Social Media
9 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.88%) ASIC
9 1 (0.88%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (43.36%) Linux
2 16 (14.16%) Windows
3 13 (11.50%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (5.31%) Ubuntu
5 5 (4.42%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (2.65%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (48.67%) Software Engineering
2 17 (15.04%) Test Automation
3 14 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.96%) Device Driver Development
4 9 (7.96%) Signal Processing
5 8 (7.08%) Test Scripting
6 7 (6.19%) OO
6 7 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.31%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (4.42%) Mathematics
8 5 (4.42%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (4.42%) Physics
9 4 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.54%) Project Management
9 4 (3.54%) Statistics
10 3 (2.65%) Linux Kernel Development
10 3 (2.65%) Visualisation
11 2 (1.77%) Customer-Centricity
11 2 (1.77%) Integration Testing
11 2 (1.77%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 68 (60.18%) Python
2 58 (51.33%) Embedded C
3 55 (48.67%) C++
4 17 (15.04%) Embedded C++
5 8 (7.08%) Assembly Language
5 8 (7.08%) Perl
6 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.31%) R
8 4 (3.54%) SQL
9 3 (2.65%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.77%) Cython
10 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.88%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.88%) Clojure
11 1 (0.88%) Dart
11 1 (0.88%) Elixir
11 1 (0.88%) Rust
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
11 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB
3 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) MISRA
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 8 (7.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) Perforce
2 2 (1.77%) SAP
3 1 (0.88%) Atmel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft