Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 18 October 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 10 27
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 +23
Contract jobs citing C 71 131 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.92% 9.60% 5.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.58% 22.39% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 50 11
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £325 £288
90th Percentile £600 £469 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £419 £425
% change year-on-year +7.46% -1.47% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 23
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £35.50 £37.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £77.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -1.18% +7.59%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 487 585 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 40.62% 42.89% 49.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 285 282
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +0.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £254
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 69 49
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £33.38 £33.65 £30.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £50.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.63% +6.00%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for C in Cambridgeshire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Cambridgeshire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Cambridgeshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Cambridgeshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Cambridgeshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -13 55 £425 +13.33% 150
Peterborough +17 8 £600 -40.00% 3
C
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for C.

1 36 (50.70%) C++
2 33 (46.48%) Python
3 31 (43.66%) Software Engineering
4 23 (32.39%) Embedded C
5 22 (30.99%) Linux
6 15 (21.13%) Degree
6 15 (21.13%) Perl
7 14 (19.72%) Java
8 11 (15.49%) Unix
8 11 (15.49%) Electronics
8 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
9 10 (14.08%) Ruby
10 9 (12.68%) Law
10 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (11.27%) DevOps
11 8 (11.27%) Mathematics
12 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
12 7 (9.86%) Go
12 7 (9.86%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (9.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
13 6 (8.45%) Firmware
13 6 (8.45%) Statistics
14 5 (7.04%) Wireless
14 5 (7.04%) Nucleus RTOS
14 5 (7.04%) SQL
14 5 (7.04%) Computer Architecture
14 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
14 5 (7.04%) MISRA

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Wireless
2 2 (2.82%) 802.11
2 2 (2.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.82%) LTE
2 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.41%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.41%) 5G
3 1 (1.41%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.41%) Broadband
3 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.41%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.41%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.41%) RS-232
3 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) MySQL
1 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.23%) GCC
3 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.41%) Subversion
3 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.49%) Electronics
2 9 (12.68%) Law
3 3 (4.23%) Finance
4 2 (2.82%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Software Engineer
2 19 (26.76%) Embedded Engineer
3 17 (23.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Developer
5 8 (11.27%) C Software Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Author
7 5 (7.04%) Site Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Technical Author
8 4 (5.63%) Embedded Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Embedded Software Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.23%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Python Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior C Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) Node.js
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.82%) Flask
3 2 (2.82%) Kafka
3 2 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.82%) React
3 2 (2.82%) REST
3 2 (2.82%) RESTful
3 2 (2.82%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) LDAP
4 1 (1.41%) OAuth
4 1 (1.41%) SAML
4 1 (1.41%) STL
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.86%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (4.23%) LIMS
5 3 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.23%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.23%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.82%) CMDB
6 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.82%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.82%) Life Science
6 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) VHDL
7 1 (1.41%) CESG
7 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.41%) State Machine
7 1 (1.41%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Unix
3 5 (7.04%) Nucleus RTOS
4 3 (4.23%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (4.23%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.82%) SafeRTOS
5 2 (2.82%) Windows
6 1 (1.41%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.41%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Software Engineering
2 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (11.27%) DevOps
3 8 (11.27%) Mathematics
4 7 (9.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 6 (8.45%) Statistics
5 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.04%) Computer Architecture
7 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.63%) Multithreading
8 3 (4.23%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (4.23%) Biology
8 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.23%) Physics
9 2 (2.82%) Change Management
9 2 (2.82%) Informatics
9 2 (2.82%) Information Management
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL
9 2 (2.82%) OOP
9 2 (2.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) C++
2 33 (46.48%) Python
3 23 (32.39%) Embedded C
4 15 (21.13%) Perl
5 14 (19.72%) Java
6 10 (14.08%) Ruby
7 7 (9.86%) Go
7 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.04%) SQL
9 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.23%) Assembly Language
11 2 (2.82%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.82%) JSX
12 1 (1.41%) C#
12 1 (1.41%) Fortran
12 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.41%) PHP
12 1 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
2 8 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.63%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (4.23%) PhD
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) MISRA
2 2 (2.82%) Def Stans
2 2 (2.82%) IEC 62304
2 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.41%) COBIT
3 1 (1.41%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.41%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Firmware
2 2 (2.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) EMC
2 1 (1.41%) Xilinx