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 3 months to 25 April 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
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 62 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 +19  
Contract jobs citing C 91 60 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.33% 2.31% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.02% 7.29% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 21
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £548 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 20
Median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £48.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +10.38% +6.94%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 826 823 954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 39.26% 31.70% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 481 514
Median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £278 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 64
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £15.00 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £50.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in the East of England

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in the East of England

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in the East of England

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +17 47 £425 +6.25% 73
Essex +12 21 £425 +18.05% 3
Hertfordshire +4 18 £350 - 9
Suffolk +8 3 £260 -38.82%
Norfolk 0 1 £425 +30.76% 2
Bedfordshire -4 1 £438 -26.31%
C
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for C.

1 100 (53.76%) Software Engineering
2 69 (37.10%) Embedded C
3 59 (31.72%) Linux
4 52 (27.96%) C++
4 52 (27.96%) Python
5 42 (22.58%) Degree
6 35 (18.82%) Configuration Management
7 30 (16.13%) Windows
8 28 (15.05%) Computer Science
8 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
9 23 (12.37%) TCP/IP
10 22 (11.83%) Perl
11 21 (11.29%) SQL
11 21 (11.29%) Oracle
11 21 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (10.75%) SSL
13 19 (10.22%) Java
13 19 (10.22%) Regression Testing
14 18 (9.68%) J2EE
14 18 (9.68%) Apache
14 18 (9.68%) TDD
15 17 (9.14%) Mathematics
15 17 (9.14%) Electronics
16 16 (8.60%) Telecoms
16 16 (8.60%) C#
16 16 (8.60%) Scrum
16 16 (8.60%) SC Cleared
16 16 (8.60%) Kanban
16 16 (8.60%) Open Source
16 16 (8.60%) DevOps

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 18 (9.68%) Apache
2 12 (6.45%) JBoss
3 11 (5.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.69%) Confluence
6 4 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.08%) IIS
8 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.54%) CMS
9 1 (0.54%) Jetty
9 1 (0.54%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.54%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) Doxygen
2 7 (3.76%) Simulink
3 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (2.69%) LabWindows
3 2 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.54%) assyst
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) GitHub
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.54%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.37%) TCP/IP
2 20 (10.75%) SSL
3 12 (6.45%) HTTP
3 12 (6.45%) Wireless
4 8 (4.30%) Firewall
5 6 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.69%) RS-422
6 5 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.15%) Internet
8 3 (1.61%) ZigBee
9 2 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.08%) LAN
9 2 (1.08%) SAN
9 2 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.54%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.54%) DHCP
10 1 (0.54%) DNS
10 1 (0.54%) FTP
10 1 (0.54%) LDAP
10 1 (0.54%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.84%) MySQL
3 6 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.23%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (8.06%) Git (software)
1 15 (8.06%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.91%) Subversion
3 10 (5.38%) JIRA
4 9 (4.84%) Eclipse
5 8 (4.30%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (3.23%) JMeter
6 6 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 6 (3.23%) Selenium
7 5 (2.69%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (2.15%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.08%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.08%) Maven
9 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.54%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.54%) GCC
10 1 (0.54%) GDB
10 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (9.14%) Electronics
2 16 (8.60%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.99%) Finance
4 7 (3.76%) Aerospace
4 7 (3.76%) Automotive
5 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.69%) Advertising
7 2 (1.08%) German Language
7 2 (1.08%) Law
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.08%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (34.95%) Software Engineer
2 51 (27.42%) Embedded Engineer
3 44 (23.66%) Developer
4 39 (20.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 22 (11.83%) Embedded Developer
6 20 (10.75%) Embedded C Engineer
7 17 (9.14%) C Software Engineer
8 14 (7.53%) Author
8 14 (7.53%) C Developer
8 14 (7.53%) Embedded C Developer
8 14 (7.53%) Technical Author
9 12 (6.45%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 12 (6.45%) Python Developer
10 11 (5.91%) C++ Software Engineer
11 10 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (4.30%) Analyst
13 7 (3.76%) Java Developer
14 6 (3.23%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 6 (3.23%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
14 6 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.68%) J2EE
2 13 (6.99%) Middleware
3 12 (6.45%) HTML
4 11 (5.91%) XML
5 10 (5.38%) XSLT
6 7 (3.76%) .NET
6 7 (3.76%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.76%) Spring
6 7 (3.76%) Web Services
7 6 (3.23%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.23%) JSP
7 6 (3.23%) LAMP
7 6 (3.23%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.61%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.61%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.08%) CSS
9 2 (1.08%) OpenGL
9 2 (1.08%) OpenGL ES
10 1 (0.54%) JAAS
10 1 (0.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.05%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.99%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.23%) Clustering
4 6 (3.23%) Device Driver
5 5 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.15%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.61%) RIA
8 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.08%) Robotics
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.54%) e-Health
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
9 1 (0.54%) STB
9 1 (0.54%) Verilog
9 1 (0.54%) VHDL
9 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (31.72%) Linux
2 30 (16.13%) Windows
3 13 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.84%) Unix
5 5 (2.69%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.08%) NetWare
8 2 (1.08%) ThreadX
8 2 (1.08%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.54%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (53.76%) Software Engineering
2 35 (18.82%) Configuration Management
3 21 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.22%) Regression Testing
5 18 (9.68%) TDD
6 17 (9.14%) Mathematics
7 16 (8.60%) DevOps
7 16 (8.60%) Kanban
7 16 (8.60%) Open Source
7 16 (8.60%) Scrum
8 14 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (7.53%) Microservices
9 13 (6.99%) Integration Testing
9 13 (6.99%) Performance Analysis
9 13 (6.99%) SDLC
10 12 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.45%) SOA
10 12 (6.45%) User Stories
11 11 (5.91%) API Design
11 11 (5.91%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 69 (37.10%) Embedded C
2 52 (27.96%) C++
2 52 (27.96%) Python
3 22 (11.83%) Perl
4 21 (11.29%) SQL
5 19 (10.22%) Java
6 16 (8.60%) C#
7 12 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.45%) MATLAB
8 10 (5.38%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.30%) Ruby
10 7 (3.76%) Embedded C++
10 7 (3.76%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.15%) ANSI C
12 3 (1.61%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.08%) R
14 1 (0.54%) Go
14 1 (0.54%) Haskell
14 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (22.58%) Degree
2 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.60%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.69%) ISEB
5 4 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.15%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.15%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.08%) HNC
6 2 (1.08%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (1.08%) RHCE
7 1 (0.54%) CISA
7 1 (0.54%) CISM
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) CLAS
7 1 (0.54%) GSEC
7 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.08%) PMO
5 1 (0.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (7.53%) Docker
2 8 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.61%) KVM
3 3 (1.61%) LXC
4 2 (1.08%) Xen
5 1 (0.54%) Firmware
5 1 (0.54%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (7.53%) Puppet
2 11 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.15%) Ansible
4 2 (1.08%) Salt
5 1 (0.54%) Mesos
5 1 (0.54%) Packer
5 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (11.29%) Oracle
2 15 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.91%) WSO2
4 9 (4.84%) VMware
5 6 (3.23%) Sybase
6 5 (2.69%) Serena
7 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.08%) Apple
8 2 (1.08%) Brocade
8 2 (1.08%) CA
8 2 (1.08%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.08%) Vyatta
9 1 (0.54%) Atmel
9 1 (0.54%) Google
9 1 (0.54%) IBM
9 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.54%) Nintex
9 1 (0.54%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.54%) Remedy
9 1 (0.54%) SAP
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