Period
to 18 December 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 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 +17
Contract jobs citing C 76 135 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.71% 9.68% 7.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.38% 21.99% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 56 11
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £284 £319 £315
90th Percentile £600 £488 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £40.50 £37.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £77.50
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%

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 494 614 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 43.64% 44.01% 50.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 295 265
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 77 54
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £32.68 £32.95 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £40.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +9.88% -2.41% +9.21%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 58 £369 -1.67% 140
Peterborough - 9 £550 - 6
C
East of England

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

1 39 (51.32%) Software Engineering
2 37 (48.68%) C++
3 32 (42.11%) Python
3 32 (42.11%) Embedded C
4 19 (25.00%) Linux
5 17 (22.37%) Degree
6 14 (18.42%) Computer Science
7 12 (15.79%) Java
7 12 (15.79%) Perl
8 11 (14.47%) Electronics
8 11 (14.47%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (13.16%) Ruby
10 9 (11.84%) Law
10 9 (11.84%) Mathematics
10 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (10.53%) DevOps
11 8 (10.53%) Unix
12 7 (9.21%) Firmware
12 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
12 7 (9.21%) Go
12 7 (9.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 6 (7.89%) Wireless
14 5 (6.58%) Validation
14 5 (6.58%) Simulink
14 5 (6.58%) Embedded C++
14 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
14 5 (6.58%) Automotive
14 5 (6.58%) Statistics

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 5 (6.58%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Slack
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Wireless
2 2 (2.63%) 5G
2 2 (2.63%) 802.11
2 2 (2.63%) LTE
2 2 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (1.32%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.32%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.32%) Broadband
3 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) RS-232
3 1 (1.32%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) MySQL
1 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) GCC
3 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.32%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) JUnit
3 1 (1.32%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (14.47%) Electronics
2 9 (11.84%) Law
3 5 (6.58%) Automotive
4 3 (3.95%) Finance
5 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.32%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Software Engineer
2 21 (27.63%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (26.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) Developer
5 10 (13.16%) C Software Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Author
8 5 (6.58%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Python Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Site Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Technical Author
9 4 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Embedded Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Embedded Software Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) HTML
2 2 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.63%) Kafka
2 2 (2.63%) Node.js
2 2 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.63%) REST
2 2 (2.63%) RESTful
3 1 (1.32%) STL
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.95%) LIMS
3 3 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.95%) Raspberry Pi
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.63%) Life Science
4 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.63%) VHDL
5 1 (1.32%) ASIC
5 1 (1.32%) CESG
5 1 (1.32%) State Machine
5 1 (1.32%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) Unix
3 4 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (2.63%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (1.32%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.32%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.32%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Software Engineering
2 14 (18.42%) Computer Science
3 9 (11.84%) Mathematics
3 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (10.53%) DevOps
5 7 (9.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
6 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.58%) Computer Architecture
7 5 (6.58%) Statistics
7 5 (6.58%) Validation
8 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.95%) Data Acquisition
9 3 (3.95%) Mathematical Modelling
9 3 (3.95%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.63%) Coaching
10 2 (2.63%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.63%) Information Security
10 2 (2.63%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.68%) C++
2 32 (42.11%) Embedded C
2 32 (42.11%) Python
3 12 (15.79%) Java
3 12 (15.79%) Perl
4 10 (13.16%) Ruby
5 7 (9.21%) Go
6 5 (6.58%) Embedded C++
6 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.95%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.95%) SQL
9 2 (2.63%) C#
10 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Degree
2 8 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.63%) PhD
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CISM
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) MISRA
2 2 (2.63%) IEC 62304
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) COBIT
3 1 (1.32%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Firmware
2 2 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.32%) Ansible
2 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (1.32%) EMC
1 1 (1.32%) Xilinx