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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 28 39
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11  
Contract jobs citing C 30 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 10.14% 4.27% 3.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.06% 8.29% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £400 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.78% -8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £309 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £369 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 136 181 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 45.95% 51.57% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 104 179
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 45 (60.00%) Embedded C
2 39 (52.00%) Software Engineering
3 33 (44.00%) Python
4 26 (34.67%) C++
5 21 (28.00%) Electronics
5 21 (28.00%) Degree
6 15 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 13 (17.33%) Performance Analysis
8 12 (16.00%) Mathematics
8 12 (16.00%) XML
8 12 (16.00%) Linux
9 11 (14.67%) HTML
10 10 (13.33%) XSLT
11 8 (10.67%) C#
11 8 (10.67%) Doxygen
12 7 (9.33%) Eclipse
12 7 (9.33%) Aerospace
13 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
14 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
14 5 (6.67%) Automotive
14 5 (6.67%) Regression Testing
14 5 (6.67%) SQL
15 4 (5.33%) Embedded C++
15 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (5.33%) Perl
15 4 (5.33%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (4.00%) XMPP
16 3 (4.00%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (4.00%) ZigBee
16 3 (4.00%) MQTT

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 8 (10.67%) Doxygen
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.67%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) MQTT
1 3 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (4.00%) Wireless
1 3 (4.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) MySQL
1 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.67%) JIRA
2 2 (2.67%) LabVIEW
2 2 (2.67%) Subversion
2 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.33%) GitLab
General
1 21 (28.00%) Electronics
2 15 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.33%) Aerospace
4 5 (6.67%) Automotive
5 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.67%) Finance
6 2 (2.67%) German Language
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 30 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 27 (36.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (21.33%) Developer
5 15 (20.00%) Author
5 15 (20.00%) Technical Author
6 13 (17.33%) Python Developer
7 12 (16.00%) Embedded C Engineer
8 8 (10.67%) Embedded Developer
9 7 (9.33%) C Software Engineer
9 7 (9.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Linux Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) C Developer
11 2 (2.67%) C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Cryptography Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) XML
2 11 (14.67%) HTML
3 10 (13.33%) XSLT
4 3 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.00%) XMPP
5 2 (2.67%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.67%) OpenGL ES
5 2 (2.67%) Sphinx
6 1 (1.33%) HATEOAS
6 1 (1.33%) JSON
6 1 (1.33%) JSON Schema
6 1 (1.33%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.33%) Polymer
6 1 (1.33%) REST
6 1 (1.33%) Spring
6 1 (1.33%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.33%) Swagger
6 1 (1.33%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.67%) Robotics
3 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.33%) CESG
3 1 (1.33%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Social Media
3 1 (1.33%) Verilog
3 1 (1.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Linux
2 4 (5.33%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Nucleus RTOS
3 3 (4.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (17.33%) Performance Analysis
3 12 (16.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.67%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (2.67%) OO
6 2 (2.67%) Prototyping
6 2 (2.67%) SDLC
7 1 (1.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.33%) Contract Management
7 1 (1.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (1.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing Strategy
7 1 (1.33%) Microservices
7 1 (1.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.33%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (1.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.33%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.00%) Embedded C
2 33 (44.00%) Python
3 26 (34.67%) C++
4 8 (10.67%) C#
5 5 (6.67%) SQL
6 4 (5.33%) Embedded C++
6 4 (5.33%) Perl
7 3 (4.00%) Assembly Language
7 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.00%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.33%) Clojure
8 1 (1.33%) Dart
8 1 (1.33%) Elixir
8 1 (1.33%) Erlang
8 1 (1.33%) Haskell
8 1 (1.33%) Java
8 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.33%) Rust
8 1 (1.33%) Scala
8 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) CLAS
4 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.33%) MISRA
2 1 (1.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.33%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £55 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago