Period
to 12 December 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 12 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
England > East of England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 39 58
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 +10
Contract jobs citing C 190 255 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.82% 4.99% 3.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.15% 13.02% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 113 34
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £300 £315
90th Percentile £600 £687 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 56
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £41.10 £35.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £54.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 1,872 1,959 1,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.64% 38.32% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,095 1,110
East of England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £289 £240
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 130 136
East of England median hourly rate £44.50 £40.50 £41.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.88% -1.37% +9.50%
10th Percentile £15.12 £19.63 £30.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £38.63
% change year-on-year +5.66% +3.56% +3.00%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 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
Cambridgeshire -12 75 £413 +10.00% 141
Hertfordshire -3 55 £400 -17.95% 40
Essex -11 43 £520 -5.37% 21
Suffolk +7 11 £425 - 1
Norfolk +4 5 £228 -43.13% 7
Bedfordshire +6 1 - - 2
C
England

For the 6 months to 12 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 East of England region with a requirement for C.

1 86 (45.26%) Software Engineering
2 76 (40.00%) C++
3 61 (32.11%) Linux
4 50 (26.32%) Embedded C
5 49 (25.79%) Python
6 37 (19.47%) Security Cleared
7 33 (17.37%) Java
8 25 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (13.16%) Degree
9 24 (12.63%) Test Automation
9 24 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (11.05%) Perl
11 20 (10.53%) Configuration Management
12 19 (10.00%) Mathematics
12 19 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 17 (8.95%) Computer Science
13 17 (8.95%) DevOps
13 17 (8.95%) JavaScript
13 17 (8.95%) Scrum
14 16 (8.42%) SQL
14 16 (8.42%) HTTP
15 15 (7.89%) VoIP
15 15 (7.89%) Unix
15 15 (7.89%) Validation
15 15 (7.89%) Electronics
15 15 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
16 14 (7.37%) Internet
16 14 (7.37%) DHCP
16 14 (7.37%) UML

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 2 (1.05%) Confluence
1 2 (1.05%) JBoss
2 1 (0.53%) Apache
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.53%) CMS
2 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.53%) TPMS
2 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Simulink
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.11%) Stateflow
5 3 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) LabWindows
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.53%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.58%) GitHub
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) Slack
4 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.42%) HTTP
2 15 (7.89%) VoIP
3 14 (7.37%) DHCP
3 14 (7.37%) Internet
4 13 (6.84%) Wireless
5 12 (6.32%) TCP/IP
6 11 (5.79%) Firewall
7 10 (5.26%) DNS
8 9 (4.74%) Wireshark
9 8 (4.21%) Broadband
9 8 (4.21%) FTP
9 8 (4.21%) LTE
9 8 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (3.68%) 3GPP
10 7 (3.68%) DLNA
10 7 (3.68%) DSL
10 7 (3.68%) IPv4
10 7 (3.68%) IPv6
10 7 (3.68%) UPnP
10 7 (3.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.63%) MySQL
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.05%) GIS
5 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 12 (6.32%) JIRA
2 10 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (4.74%) GDB
3 9 (4.74%) Selenium
3 9 (4.74%) Subversion
4 8 (4.21%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.68%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.16%) Rational Team Concert
7 5 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.63%) LabVIEW
8 4 (2.11%) GitLab
8 4 (2.11%) Valgrind
9 3 (1.58%) JMeter
10 2 (1.05%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.05%) JUnit
10 2 (1.05%) Xcode
General
1 15 (7.89%) Electronics
2 10 (5.26%) Law
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.68%) Automotive
5 5 (2.63%) Finance
6 4 (2.11%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.05%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Avionics
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Military
9 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (27.89%) Software Engineer
2 41 (21.58%) Developer
3 29 (15.26%) Embedded Engineer
4 26 (13.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Analyst
5 15 (7.89%) C Software Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 9 (4.74%) Embedded C Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Test Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Test Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) C Developer
11 7 (3.68%) Design Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Embedded Developer
12 6 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.32%) HTML
2 10 (5.26%) JSON
3 8 (4.21%) Ajax
4 7 (3.68%) CGI
4 7 (3.68%) REST
4 7 (3.68%) XML
5 6 (3.16%) .NET
6 5 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (2.63%) RESTful
7 4 (2.11%) FreeSWITCH
7 4 (2.11%) Kafka
7 4 (2.11%) Middleware
7 4 (2.11%) STL
7 4 (2.11%) Web Services
8 3 (1.58%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.58%) CSS
8 3 (1.58%) Node.js
8 3 (1.58%) SAML
9 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (6.84%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.21%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (3.68%) Media Streaming
6 5 (2.63%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.11%) Clustering
7 4 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.58%) Life Science
8 3 (1.58%) LIMS
8 3 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.58%) PKI
8 3 (1.58%) Raspberry Pi
8 3 (1.58%) VHDL
9 2 (1.05%) ASIC
9 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.53%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 61 (32.11%) Linux
2 15 (7.89%) Unix
3 13 (6.84%) Windows
4 12 (6.32%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.16%) CentOS
7 5 (2.63%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.58%) Android
8 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.58%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (1.58%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.05%) SafeRTOS
10 1 (0.53%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.53%) HPUX
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.53%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (45.26%) Software Engineering
2 25 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (12.63%) Test Automation
4 20 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 19 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 17 (8.95%) Computer Science
6 17 (8.95%) DevOps
6 17 (8.95%) Scrum
7 15 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (7.89%) Validation
8 14 (7.37%) UML
9 12 (6.32%) SDLC
9 12 (6.32%) TDD
10 11 (5.79%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (5.26%) Software Testing
12 9 (4.74%) ITIL
12 9 (4.74%) Signal Processing
13 8 (4.21%) Creative Thinking
13 8 (4.21%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 76 (40.00%) C++
2 50 (26.32%) Embedded C
3 49 (25.79%) Python
4 33 (17.37%) Java
5 21 (11.05%) Perl
6 17 (8.95%) JavaScript
7 16 (8.42%) SQL
8 13 (6.84%) Ruby
9 12 (6.32%) Bash Shell
10 10 (5.26%) Embedded C++
10 10 (5.26%) MATLAB
11 9 (4.74%) C#
12 7 (3.68%) Go
12 7 (3.68%) VB
13 6 (3.16%) Assembly Language
14 5 (2.63%) PL/SQL
15 4 (2.11%) R
16 3 (1.58%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
17 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 37 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.16%) Degree
3 19 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.84%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.16%) CCNA
6 6 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.58%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.58%) PhD
9 2 (1.05%) ISEB
9 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.05%) SSCP
10 1 (0.53%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) CISSP
10 1 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.53%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) MISRA
2 2 (1.05%) IEC 62304
2 2 (1.05%) PMO
2 2 (1.05%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.53%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.21%) Firmware
2 7 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.68%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.11%) Docker
5 4 (2.11%) KVM
5 4 (2.11%) VirtualBox
5 4 (2.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.74%) Ansible
2 4 (2.11%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.58%) Puppet
3 3 (1.58%) SCCM
3 3 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.05%) Salt
5 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.53%) SELinux
5 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.74%) Cisco
2 9 (4.74%) VMware
3 6 (3.16%) Atlassian
3 6 (3.16%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.63%) HP
5 4 (2.11%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe
6 1 (0.53%) Altera
6 1 (0.53%) Citrix
6 1 (0.53%) ConnectWise
6 1 (0.53%) EMC
6 1 (0.53%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.53%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.53%) Google
6 1 (0.53%) ICL
6 1 (0.53%) Intel
6 1 (0.53%) NetApp
6 1 (0.53%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.53%) Xilinx