Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 January 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 46 25 35
Rank change year-on-year -21 +10 +25
Contract jobs citing C 111 88 183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.48% 6.18% 5.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.29% 16.00% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 91
10th Percentile £210 £300 £225
25th Percentile £416 £350 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £391 £450
Median % change year-on-year +27.80% -13.06% +5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £569
90th Percentile £616 £603 £625
England median daily rate £550 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 31
10th Percentile £36.97 £22.68 -
25th Percentile £47.75 £34.13 £42.00
Median hourly rate £52.50 £43.75 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.89% +1.10%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.50 £50.00
90th Percentile - £48.75 £51.00
England median hourly rate £50.50 £42.50 £45.75
% change year-on-year +18.82% -7.10% +7.65%

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 the East of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 835 550 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.67% 38.62% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 337 781
10th Percentile £285 £256 £300
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £434 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.51% +2.06% -1.73%
75th Percentile £563 £525 £494
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £550 £485 £485
% change year-on-year +13.40% - +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 37 56
10th Percentile £17.00 £17.15 £20.25
25th Percentile £40.41 £31.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate £49.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.95% -4.44% +2.27%
75th Percentile £58.75 £50.00 £49.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.75 £51.00
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% -3.41% +3.53%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing C as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for C in the East of England

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for C in the East of England

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for C in the East of England

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for C in the East of England

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for C in the East of England

C
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Hertfordshire +2 50 £250 -24.92% 24
Cambridgeshire -8 34 £500 - 61
Essex -37 14 £550 +41.03% 9
Bedfordshire -14 5 £481 +29.81% 5
Suffolk -10 4 £410 +36.67% 1
Norfolk - 4 - - 2
C
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for C.

1 59 (53.15%) C++
2 57 (51.35%) Software Engineering
3 43 (38.74%) Security Cleared
4 37 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (27.03%) Linux
7 29 (26.13%) Embedded C
8 26 (23.42%) Social Skills
9 23 (20.72%) Python
10 21 (18.92%) Embedded Software Development
11 20 (18.02%) Windows
12 18 (16.22%) Degree
12 18 (16.22%) DevOps
13 16 (14.41%) Data Analysis
13 16 (14.41%) Visualisation
14 14 (12.61%) Computer Science
14 14 (12.61%) XML
14 14 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (11.71%) Rational Rhapsody
15 13 (11.71%) UML
15 13 (11.71%) VMware
15 13 (11.71%) Test Automation
15 13 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (11.71%) Requirements Analysis
16 12 (10.81%) Software Testing
16 12 (10.81%) Validation
16 12 (10.81%) MATLAB
16 12 (10.81%) OO
16 12 (10.81%) C#
16 12 (10.81%) Performance Optimisation

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (5.41%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Simulink
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.41%) Photoshop
4 5 (4.50%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.90%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.90%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) AWS
2 3 (2.70%) Azure
3 2 (1.80%) Akamai
3 2 (1.80%) Algolia
3 2 (1.80%) Amplience
3 2 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.80%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.80%) GCP
3 2 (1.80%) Serverless
4 1 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.90%) GitHub
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.60%) IPv4
2 4 (3.60%) Multicast
2 4 (3.60%) Wireless
3 3 (2.70%) 3G
3 3 (2.70%) DNS
3 3 (2.70%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.70%) IPsec
3 3 (2.70%) VoIP
3 3 (2.70%) VPN
4 2 (1.80%) 802.11
4 2 (1.80%) DHCP
4 2 (1.80%) FTP
4 2 (1.80%) IPv6
4 2 (1.80%) L2TP
4 2 (1.80%) PPP
4 2 (1.80%) PPTP
4 2 (1.80%) RTP
4 2 (1.80%) SNMP
4 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) GIS
1 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.31%) PVCS
4 6 (5.41%) CppUnit
4 6 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (4.50%) Gerrit
6 4 (3.60%) JIRA
7 3 (2.70%) GDB
7 3 (2.70%) GitLab
8 1 (0.90%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.90%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.90%) Selenium
8 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 26 (23.42%) Social Skills
2 10 (9.01%) Electronics
3 8 (7.21%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (7.21%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (5.41%) Aerospace
5 5 (4.50%) Publishing
6 4 (3.60%) Finance
6 4 (3.60%) Law
7 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.70%) Military
7 3 (2.70%) Retail
7 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.80%) Marketing
8 2 (1.80%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.90%) Automotive
9 1 (0.90%) Billing
9 1 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.90%) Games
9 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (43.24%) Software Engineer
2 27 (24.32%) Embedded Engineer
3 25 (22.52%) C Software Engineer
4 23 (20.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 21 (18.92%) Embedded C Engineer
6 18 (16.22%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 13 (11.71%) C++ Software Engineer
7 13 (11.71%) Development Engineer
7 13 (11.71%) Software Development Engineer
8 11 (9.91%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (9.01%) Developer
9 10 (9.01%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) .NET Software Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) C# Software Engineer
11 7 (6.31%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 7 (6.31%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 7 (6.31%) Real Time Engineer
11 7 (6.31%) Real Time Software Engineer
12 5 (4.50%) Design Engineer
12 5 (4.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) XML
2 9 (8.11%) .NET
2 9 (8.11%) WCF
2 9 (8.11%) WinForms
2 9 (8.11%) WPF
3 8 (7.21%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.50%) XSLT
5 4 (3.60%) React
6 3 (2.70%) REST
7 2 (1.80%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.90%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.90%) Jest
8 1 (0.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (0.90%) POSIX
8 1 (0.90%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (5.41%) Biotechnology
3 4 (3.60%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.70%) FPGA
4 3 (2.70%) Verilog
4 3 (2.70%) VHDL
5 2 (1.80%) ASIC
5 2 (1.80%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.80%) iPad
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) Analogue Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) CMDB
6 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.03%) Linux
2 20 (18.02%) Windows
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.41%) Windows 10
4 6 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (3.60%) Android
6 3 (2.70%) OpenWrt
7 2 (1.80%) Unix
8 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.90%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.35%) Software Engineering
2 34 (30.63%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.92%) Embedded Software Development
4 18 (16.22%) DevOps
5 16 (14.41%) Data Analysis
5 16 (14.41%) Visualisation
6 14 (12.61%) Computer Science
6 14 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (11.71%) Requirements Analysis
7 13 (11.71%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.71%) UML
8 12 (10.81%) OO
8 12 (10.81%) Performance Optimisation
8 12 (10.81%) Prototyping
8 12 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 12 (10.81%) Validation
9 11 (9.91%) Mathematics
10 9 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.11%) ITIL
10 9 (8.11%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 59 (53.15%) C++
2 29 (26.13%) Embedded C
3 23 (20.72%) Python
4 12 (10.81%) C#
4 12 (10.81%) MATLAB
5 9 (8.11%) SQL
6 8 (7.21%) Embedded C++
7 7 (6.31%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.41%) VB
9 5 (4.50%) Java
10 4 (3.60%) Bash
10 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.70%) Ada
11 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.70%) Tcl
11 3 (2.70%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.80%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.90%) Go
13 1 (0.90%) VBA
13 1 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (38.74%) Security Cleared
2 37 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.22%) Degree
4 9 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (8.11%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.21%) Master's Degree
6 7 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.90%) CCIE
9 1 (0.90%) CEH
9 1 (0.90%) CISSP
9 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) JTAG
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.31%) Firmware
3 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (5.41%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Ansible
1 7 (6.31%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (3.60%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.70%) Terraform
4 1 (0.90%) Puppet
4 1 (0.90%) Rancher
Vendors
1 13 (11.71%) VMware
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.31%) Cisco
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle
4 6 (5.41%) ESRI
4 6 (5.41%) Lumension
4 6 (5.41%) Sophos
5 5 (4.50%) Adobe
6 3 (2.70%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.80%) Elastic Path
8 1 (0.90%) Brocade
8 1 (0.90%) Freescale
8 1 (0.90%) Google
8 1 (0.90%) Intel
8 1 (0.90%) Microsemi
8 1 (0.90%) Xilinx