Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +22
Contract jobs citing C 58 113 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.02% 16.47% 11.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.90% 33.04% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 5
Cambridge median daily rate £369 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £284 £319 £315
90th Percentile £505 £425 £380
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 27
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% -2.35%
10th Percentile £40.50 £36.88 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £77.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.07% +1.88%

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 324 342 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 44.81% 49.85% 51.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 176 172
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £284 £300 £276
90th Percentile £514 £494 £488
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 66 39
Cambridge median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £36.25 £33.13 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £53.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for C.

1 34 (58.62%) Software Engineering
2 26 (44.83%) Embedded C
3 25 (43.10%) C++
4 23 (39.66%) Python
5 17 (29.31%) Linux
6 16 (27.59%) Degree
7 13 (22.41%) Computer Science
8 11 (18.97%) Electronics
9 10 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (15.52%) Law
11 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
11 8 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
12 7 (12.07%) Unix
13 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
14 5 (8.62%) Computer Architecture
14 5 (8.62%) Statistics
14 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
14 5 (8.62%) Simulink
14 5 (8.62%) Validation
14 5 (8.62%) Automotive
14 5 (8.62%) MISRA
15 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
15 4 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (6.90%) Firmware
15 4 (6.90%) Perl
15 4 (6.90%) Java
15 4 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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 5 (8.62%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) 802.11
1 2 (3.45%) Wireless
2 1 (1.72%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.72%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.72%) Broadband
2 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.72%) FlexRay
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) LTE
2 1 (1.72%) RS-232
2 1 (1.72%) SNMP
2 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) MySQL
1 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) GCC
3 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.72%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.72%) JUnit
3 1 (1.72%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (18.97%) Electronics
2 9 (15.52%) Law
3 5 (8.62%) Automotive
4 2 (3.45%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Billing
5 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Software Engineer
2 18 (31.03%) Embedded Engineer
2 18 (31.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) Developer
4 9 (15.52%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Author
6 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Author
7 4 (6.90%) Embedded Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Embedded Software Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Python Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Senior C Software Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.45%) HTML
1 2 (3.45%) Kafka
1 2 (3.45%) Node.js
1 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (3.45%) REST
1 2 (3.45%) RESTful
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (5.17%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.17%) LIMS
3 3 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.17%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.17%) Raspberry Pi
4 2 (3.45%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.45%) Life Science
4 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.45%) VHDL
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) ASIC
5 1 (1.72%) CESG
5 1 (1.72%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Unix
3 4 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (5.17%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (3.45%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (1.72%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.72%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.72%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Software Engineering
2 13 (22.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
3 8 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.62%) Computer Architecture
6 5 (8.62%) Statistics
6 5 (8.62%) Validation
7 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.17%) Data Acquisition
8 3 (5.17%) Mathematical Modelling
8 3 (5.17%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.45%) Coaching
9 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.45%) Microservices
9 2 (3.45%) OOP
9 2 (3.45%) UML
10 1 (1.72%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) Embedded C
2 25 (43.10%) C++
3 23 (39.66%) Python
4 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.90%) Java
5 4 (6.90%) Perl
6 3 (5.17%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.17%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) C#
7 2 (3.45%) SQL
8 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (3.45%) PhD
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) MISRA
2 2 (3.45%) IEC 62304
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.72%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Firmware
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (1.72%) EMC
1 1 (1.72%) Xilinx