Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 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
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 45 65
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 +13
Contract jobs citing C 178 243 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.48% 4.79% 2.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.30% 12.26% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 107 43
East of England median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £284 £300 £278
90th Percentile £600 £710 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 48
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -1.18% +7.59%
10th Percentile £38.25 £32.75 £30.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £57.78
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

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 1,913 1,982 1,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.36% 39.06% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,198 1,101 1,058
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £233
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 128 129
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21.43 £16.11 £26.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing C as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 6 months to 22 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
Cambridgeshire -11 71 £448 +19.33% 160
Essex -2 44 £488 -6.97% 21
Hertfordshire -21 38 £400 -23.81% 52
Suffolk - 20 £425 - 6
Norfolk +5 4 £228 -46.47% 9
Bedfordshire +1 1 - - 5
C
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for C.

1 78 (43.82%) Software Engineering
2 64 (35.96%) C++
3 62 (34.83%) Linux
4 50 (28.09%) Python
5 45 (25.28%) Security Cleared
6 37 (20.79%) Embedded C
7 32 (17.98%) Java
8 31 (17.42%) Configuration Management
8 31 (17.42%) Test Automation
9 25 (14.04%) Degree
10 23 (12.92%) Perl
11 22 (12.36%) SC Cleared
12 21 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (10.67%) JavaScript
14 19 (10.67%) SQL
14 19 (10.67%) DV Cleared
14 19 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (10.67%) DevOps
15 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.11%) Unix
16 17 (9.55%) VoIP
17 16 (8.99%) DHCP
17 16 (8.99%) Scrum
17 16 (8.99%) JIRA
17 16 (8.99%) Rational DOORS
18 15 (8.43%) Electronics
18 15 (8.43%) Ruby
18 15 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
19 14 (7.87%) Firewall

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 3 (1.69%) Confluence
1 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (0.56%) Apache
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.56%) CMS
2 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.56%) TPMS
2 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.25%) Simulink
5 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.12%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.56%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.56%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) GitHub
2 4 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.55%) VoIP
2 16 (8.99%) DHCP
3 14 (7.87%) DNS
3 14 (7.87%) Firewall
3 14 (7.87%) HTTP
4 12 (6.74%) Ethernet
4 12 (6.74%) Internet
5 11 (6.18%) Wireless
5 11 (6.18%) Wireshark
6 10 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (4.49%) Broadband
8 8 (4.49%) FTP
8 8 (4.49%) Network Security
8 8 (4.49%) VPN
9 7 (3.93%) DLNA
9 7 (3.93%) IPv4
9 7 (3.93%) IPv6
9 7 (3.93%) UPnP
9 7 (3.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.49%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.25%) MySQL
4 2 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.12%) GIS
4 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.56%) Big Data
5 1 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 16 (8.99%) JIRA
1 16 (8.99%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (6.74%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (6.18%) GDB
3 11 (6.18%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.18%) Rational Team Concert
3 11 (6.18%) Selenium
4 10 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.49%) Subversion
5 8 (4.49%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.37%) GitLab
7 4 (2.25%) JMeter
7 4 (2.25%) LabVIEW
7 4 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.69%) GCC
8 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.12%) FishEye
9 2 (1.12%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (8.43%) Electronics
2 11 (6.18%) Law
3 5 (2.81%) Finance
4 4 (2.25%) Automotive
5 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.12%) Military
6 2 (1.12%) Publishing
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (25.84%) Software Engineer
2 30 (16.85%) Developer
3 27 (15.17%) Embedded Engineer
4 25 (14.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 19 (10.67%) Analyst
6 13 (7.30%) C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) C Software Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.37%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Architect
11 5 (2.81%) Author
11 5 (2.81%) Design Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.74%) HTML
2 10 (5.62%) JSON
3 8 (4.49%) Ajax
4 7 (3.93%) CGI
4 7 (3.93%) REST
5 6 (3.37%) XML
6 5 (2.81%) .NET
6 5 (2.81%) Node.js
6 5 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (2.81%) RESTful
7 4 (2.25%) Kafka
7 4 (2.25%) SAML
7 4 (2.25%) Web Services
8 3 (1.69%) CSS
8 3 (1.69%) J2EE
9 2 (1.12%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.12%) SOAP
9 2 (1.12%) STL
9 2 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.62%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (3.93%) Media Streaming
5 7 (3.93%) PKI
6 5 (2.81%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.81%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.25%) Clustering
7 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.25%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.69%) Life Science
8 3 (1.69%) LIMS
8 3 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.69%) Raspberry Pi
8 3 (1.69%) VHDL
9 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.83%) Linux
2 18 (10.11%) Unix
3 13 (7.30%) Windows
4 11 (6.18%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.37%) CentOS
6 6 (3.37%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.81%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (1.69%) Android
8 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.69%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.12%) SafeRTOS
9 2 (1.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.56%) HPUX
10 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.56%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.82%) Software Engineering
2 31 (17.42%) Configuration Management
2 31 (17.42%) Test Automation
3 21 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (10.67%) DevOps
6 16 (8.99%) Scrum
7 14 (7.87%) ITIL
7 14 (7.87%) Mathematics
7 14 (7.87%) UML
8 13 (7.30%) Collaborative Working
8 13 (7.30%) SDLC
9 11 (6.18%) TDD
10 9 (5.06%) Test Planning
11 8 (4.49%) Creative Thinking
11 8 (4.49%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (4.49%) Innovative Thinking
11 8 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (3.93%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.96%) C++
2 50 (28.09%) Python
3 37 (20.79%) Embedded C
4 32 (17.98%) Java
5 23 (12.92%) Perl
6 19 (10.67%) JavaScript
6 19 (10.67%) SQL
7 15 (8.43%) Ruby
8 12 (6.74%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.93%) Go
9 7 (3.93%) VB
10 6 (3.37%) C#
10 6 (3.37%) MATLAB
10 6 (3.37%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.81%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.69%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.69%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.69%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.69%) PHP
13 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (25.28%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.04%) Degree
3 22 (12.36%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.67%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.37%) CCNA
6 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.69%) PhD
9 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.56%) ECDL
10 1 (0.56%) GIAC
10 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.56%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.56%) OCP
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.37%) MISRA
2 3 (1.69%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.69%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) IEC 62304
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.12%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) HL7
4 1 (0.56%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.49%) vSphere
3 7 (3.93%) Firmware
4 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.25%) Docker
6 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.12%) KVM
7 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (6.18%) Ansible
2 4 (2.25%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.69%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.69%) Puppet
3 3 (1.69%) SCCM
3 3 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.12%) Salt
5 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (7.87%) VMware
2 12 (6.74%) Cisco
3 11 (6.18%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.49%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.81%) HP
7 3 (1.69%) Citrix
7 3 (1.69%) Intel
8 2 (1.12%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe
9 1 (0.56%) Altera
9 1 (0.56%) Cerner
9 1 (0.56%) Civica
9 1 (0.56%) ConnectWise
9 1 (0.56%) EMC
9 1 (0.56%) ICL
9 1 (0.56%) MEDITECH
9 1 (0.56%) NetApp
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle
9 1 (0.56%) Palo Alto