Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 32 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -18
Contract jobs citing C 15 34 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.05% 4.79% 5.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.38% 11.22% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 9
Median daily rate £425 £509 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.46% +50.74% -12.90%
10th Percentile £374 £339 £291
90th Percentile £554 £575 £418
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
10th Percentile £39.75 £41.25 £34.13
90th Percentile £61.88 £53.50 £52.40
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +4.05%

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 160 303 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 43.24% 42.68% 44.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 185 132
Median daily rate £490 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +10.36% +15.67%
10th Percentile £360 £307 £275
90th Percentile £650 £620 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 23
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +3.66%
10th Percentile £40.20 £35.58 £18.50
90th Percentile £59.25 £53.70 £51.20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +3.66%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for C in Cambridge

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C in Cambridge.

Daily rate trend for C in Cambridge

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C in Cambridge over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C in Cambridge

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C in Cambridge.

Hourly rate trend for C in Cambridge

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C in Cambridge over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for C in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
4 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
6 2 (13.33%) Shiny
6 2 (13.33%) Innovative Thinking
6 2 (13.33%) Statistical Computing
6 2 (13.33%) R
6 2 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
6 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (13.33%) Doxygen
6 2 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Law
6 2 (13.33%) Legal
6 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
6 2 (13.33%) Informatics
6 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (13.33%) Spotfire
6 2 (13.33%) Biostatistics
6 2 (13.33%) VBA
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
2 1 (6.67%) IPv4
2 1 (6.67%) IPv6
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.67%) GCC
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.67%) ProC
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Law
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Author
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Author
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Statistician
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Statistician
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) Shiny
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) XSLT
2 1 (6.67%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Biostatistics
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
4 2 (13.33%) Informatics
4 2 (13.33%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (13.33%) Machine Learning
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Statistical Computing
4 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) R
4 2 (13.33%) VBA
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.67%) Groovy
5 1 (6.67%) Kotlin
5 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PhD
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle