Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 49 74
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25 +16
Contract jobs citing C 170 201 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.39% 4.30% 2.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.07% 11.05% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 88 41
East of England median daily rate £470 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.98% +2.19% +14.29%
10th Percentile £284 £300 £288
90th Percentile £600 £639 £575
England median daily rate £475 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +8.57% +4.17% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 49
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £22.75 £30.75 £25.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £52.50 £54.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +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 1,874 1,819 1,834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.37% 38.93% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,158 1,041 1,082
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.25%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £240
90th Percentile £569 £575 £520
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 120 130
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -5.03% +6.00%
10th Percentile £16.58 £17.62 £24.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -18 52 £463 +23.33% 150
Essex +11 49 £512 +3.48% 8
Hertfordshire -12 42 £375 -11.76% 33
Suffolk 0 20 £425 - 4
Norfolk +16 3 £228 -43.13% 4
Bedfordshire -5 3 - - 5
East Anglia -6 1 - - 9
C
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 63 (37.06%) Software Engineering
2 58 (34.12%) Linux
3 50 (29.41%) C++
4 48 (28.24%) Security Cleared
5 41 (24.12%) Configuration Management
6 40 (23.53%) Python
7 31 (18.24%) Test Automation
8 30 (17.65%) Degree
9 29 (17.06%) Java
9 29 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (15.88%) SC Cleared
11 23 (13.53%) JIRA
11 23 (13.53%) ITIL
11 23 (13.53%) Embedded C
12 22 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (11.76%) DV Cleared
13 20 (11.76%) DevOps
14 19 (11.18%) UML
15 18 (10.59%) Microsoft
15 18 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (10.00%) Jenkins
16 17 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
17 16 (9.41%) Ansible
17 16 (9.41%) JavaScript
17 16 (9.41%) Perl
17 16 (9.41%) Self-Motivation
18 15 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (8.82%) Scrum
18 15 (8.82%) TDD
18 15 (8.82%) Unix

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 7 (4.12%) Confluence
2 3 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.76%) JBoss
3 2 (1.18%) Apache
3 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) Jetty
4 1 (0.59%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.59%) nginx
4 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (7.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.35%) Simulink
5 3 (1.76%) Stateflow
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.59%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.59%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) GitHub
2 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.59%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.82%) DHCP
1 15 (8.82%) DNS
2 14 (8.24%) VoIP
3 13 (7.65%) Firewall
4 12 (7.06%) Ethernet
4 12 (7.06%) Wireshark
5 11 (6.47%) VPN
6 10 (5.88%) HTTP
6 10 (5.88%) IPsec
6 10 (5.88%) Network Security
7 9 (5.29%) Internet
8 7 (4.12%) FTP
8 7 (4.12%) Wireless
9 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.94%) Broadband
10 5 (2.94%) DSL
10 5 (2.94%) IPv4
10 5 (2.94%) IPv6
10 5 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.18%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.18%) GIS
3 2 (1.18%) MySQL
3 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.59%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.59%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (13.53%) JIRA
2 17 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (8.82%) Rational Rhapsody
4 14 (8.24%) Rational Team Concert
5 12 (7.06%) GDB
6 11 (6.47%) Selenium
7 10 (5.88%) GitLab
8 9 (5.29%) Git (software)
9 8 (4.71%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.53%) Subversion
11 5 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.76%) GCC
12 3 (1.76%) JMeter
12 3 (1.76%) Rational Statemate
12 3 (1.76%) Zephyr
13 2 (1.18%) CircleCI
13 2 (1.18%) CruiseControl
13 2 (1.18%) fastlane
13 2 (1.18%) Xcode
General
1 13 (7.65%) Electronics
2 9 (5.29%) Law
3 8 (4.71%) Military
4 3 (1.76%) Automotive
4 3 (1.76%) Finance
4 3 (1.76%) Retail
4 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (22.94%) Software Engineer
2 23 (13.53%) Analyst
3 18 (10.59%) Developer
4 17 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 16 (9.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.71%) Configuration Analyst
9 8 (4.71%) Configuration Management Analyst
9 8 (4.71%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.12%) Architect
10 7 (4.12%) Tester
11 6 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (2.94%) C Software Engineer
12 5 (2.94%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.94%) Test Analyst
13 4 (2.35%) .NET Developer
13 4 (2.35%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.29%) HTML
2 8 (4.71%) JSON
3 6 (3.53%) Ajax
3 6 (3.53%) REST
3 6 (3.53%) Web Services
4 5 (2.94%) .NET
4 5 (2.94%) CGI
4 5 (2.94%) RESTful
5 4 (2.35%) J2EE
5 4 (2.35%) SAML
6 3 (1.76%) CSS
6 3 (1.76%) XML
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe AIR
7 2 (1.18%) GWT
7 2 (1.18%) HTML5
7 2 (1.18%) Kafka
7 2 (1.18%) Middleware
7 2 (1.18%) Node.js
7 2 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.41%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.29%) PKI
6 8 (4.71%) CMDB
7 7 (4.12%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.94%) Media Streaming
9 4 (2.35%) Clustering
9 4 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.76%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.76%) CESG
11 2 (1.18%) ASIC
11 2 (1.18%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.18%) NHS
11 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.18%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (1.18%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.12%) Linux
2 15 (8.82%) Unix
3 13 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (5.88%) Windows
5 6 (3.53%) CentOS
5 6 (3.53%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.94%) Nucleus RTOS
7 4 (2.35%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.76%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.18%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.18%) SafeRTOS
9 2 (1.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.59%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.59%) HPUX
10 1 (0.59%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (37.06%) Software Engineering
2 41 (24.12%) Configuration Management
3 31 (18.24%) Test Automation
4 29 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (13.53%) ITIL
6 22 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (11.76%) DevOps
8 19 (11.18%) UML
9 15 (8.82%) Mathematics
9 15 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (8.82%) Scrum
9 15 (8.82%) TDD
10 14 (8.24%) SDLC
10 14 (8.24%) Validation
11 13 (7.65%) Open Source
11 13 (7.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (7.06%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (7.06%) Test Planning
13 11 (6.47%) Deployment Automation
14 10 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.41%) C++
2 40 (23.53%) Python
3 29 (17.06%) Java
4 23 (13.53%) Embedded C
5 16 (9.41%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.41%) Perl
6 13 (7.65%) SQL
7 11 (6.47%) Ruby
8 10 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.94%) C#
9 5 (2.94%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.35%) Ada
10 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.35%) VB
11 3 (1.76%) PHP
11 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.18%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.65%) Degree
3 27 (15.88%) SC Cleared
4 20 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.94%) CCNA
5 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.76%) PhD
8 2 (1.18%) ISEB
8 2 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.59%) ECDL
9 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.59%) MCP
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.59%) OCP
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) Def Stans
2 8 (4.71%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.18%) IEC 62304
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.18%) MISRA
3 2 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) ECSS
4 1 (0.59%) GDPR
4 1 (0.59%) HL7
4 1 (0.59%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.59%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.59%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.29%) vSphere
3 7 (4.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.76%) Firmware
4 3 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.18%) Docker
5 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (9.41%) Ansible
2 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.76%) Puppet
2 3 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.76%) Terraform
3 2 (1.18%) Consul
3 2 (1.18%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.59%) Salt
4 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.24%) VMware
3 13 (7.65%) Atlassian
4 12 (7.06%) Cisco
5 7 (4.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.76%) Adobe
6 3 (1.76%) Citrix
6 3 (1.76%) HP
6 3 (1.76%) MathWorks
7 2 (1.18%) Avaya
7 2 (1.18%) Google
7 2 (1.18%) Intel
8 1 (0.59%) Cerner
8 1 (0.59%) Civica
8 1 (0.59%) EMC
8 1 (0.59%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.59%) MEDITECH
8 1 (0.59%) NetApp
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle
8 1 (0.59%) Palo Alto