Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 57 69
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12 +9
Contract jobs citing C 253 153 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.00% 3.18% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.99% 8.10% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 33 63
East of England median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £300 £315 £250
90th Percentile £687 £575 £538
England median daily rate £468 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 60
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £35.25 £32.50 £33.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.13
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.24% +15.07%

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 1948 1888 2150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.47% 39.28% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1098 1230
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £288 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 138 178
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.31 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% +10.17% -
10th Percentile £18.88 £30.75 £23.70
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% +4.99% +17.19%

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 15 December 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 6 months to 15 December 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 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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 +6 135 £375 +7.14% 89
Hertfordshire +16 59 £488 +14.71% 3
Essex +12 38 £550 +28.16% 3
Norfolk -1 13 £400 +24.03% 2
Bedfordshire 0 7 £308 -54.44%
Suffolk +10 1 £425 -
C
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 104 (41.11%) C++
2 94 (37.15%) Python
2 94 (37.15%) Software Engineering
3 89 (35.18%) Linux
4 82 (32.41%) Embedded C
5 78 (30.83%) Wireless
6 58 (22.92%) Telecoms
7 56 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (17.00%) Degree
9 38 (15.02%) Electronics
10 35 (13.83%) Bluetooth
11 34 (13.44%) HTML
11 34 (13.44%) Configuration Management
12 33 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
13 32 (12.65%) Git (software)
13 32 (12.65%) Test Automation
13 32 (12.65%) Windows
14 27 (10.67%) Java
14 27 (10.67%) Integration Testing
15 24 (9.49%) Computer Science
15 24 (9.49%) Mentoring
16 23 (9.09%) Embedded C++
17 21 (8.30%) Device Driver
17 21 (8.30%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (8.30%) JavaScript
17 21 (8.30%) XML
17 21 (8.30%) Signal Processing
17 21 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (7.91%) SQL
18 20 (7.91%) TDD

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 14 (5.53%) JBoss
1 14 (5.53%) WebLogic
2 9 (3.56%) Confluence
3 7 (2.77%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.79%) Apache
4 2 (0.79%) CMS
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (6.32%) Simulink
2 10 (3.95%) Doxygen
3 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.58%) FrameMaker
7 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.19%) XMetaL
8 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.79%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.98%) GitHub
2 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (30.83%) Wireless
2 35 (13.83%) Bluetooth
3 21 (8.30%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (6.72%) 3GPP
4 17 (6.72%) TCP/IP
5 16 (6.32%) LTE
6 14 (5.53%) HTTP
7 9 (3.56%) NAS
8 7 (2.77%) Internet
9 5 (1.98%) 802.11
9 5 (1.98%) LAN
9 5 (1.98%) LDAP
10 4 (1.58%) Broadband
10 4 (1.58%) NFC
10 4 (1.58%) RS-422
10 4 (1.58%) xDSL
11 3 (1.19%) DHCP
11 3 (1.19%) DNS
11 3 (1.19%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.53%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.98%) MySQL
3 4 (1.58%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.19%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.79%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.40%) GIS
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.51%) JIRA
3 14 (5.53%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.74%) Subversion
5 11 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
6 10 (3.95%) Maven
7 9 (3.56%) Apache Ivy
7 9 (3.56%) Gradle
7 9 (3.56%) Jasmine
7 9 (3.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (3.56%) Mocha
7 9 (3.56%) Protractor
8 6 (2.37%) JUnit
8 6 (2.37%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.98%) Mockito
10 4 (1.58%) GitLab
10 4 (1.58%) Selenium
11 3 (1.19%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.79%) CMake
General
1 58 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 38 (15.02%) Electronics
3 13 (5.14%) Marketing
4 12 (4.74%) Finance
5 10 (3.95%) Law
6 5 (1.98%) Banking
6 5 (1.98%) Military
7 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.79%) Automotive
8 2 (0.79%) Avionics
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (26.48%) Software Engineer
2 55 (21.74%) Developer
3 51 (20.16%) Embedded Engineer
4 36 (14.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 22 (8.70%) C Software Engineer
5 22 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 21 (8.30%) Embedded Developer
7 20 (7.91%) Embedded C Engineer
8 18 (7.11%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 17 (6.72%) Author
9 17 (6.72%) Linux Engineer
9 17 (6.72%) Technical Author
10 14 (5.53%) Analyst
10 14 (5.53%) C Developer
10 14 (5.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 13 (5.14%) Embedded C Developer
12 12 (4.74%) Test Engineer
13 11 (4.35%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 11 (4.35%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 11 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.44%) HTML
2 21 (8.30%) XML
3 17 (6.72%) CSS
4 13 (5.14%) .NET
5 12 (4.74%) XSLT
6 11 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 11 (4.35%) HTML5
6 11 (4.35%) jQuery
7 10 (3.95%) CSS3
7 10 (3.95%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (3.95%) LESS
7 10 (3.95%) React
7 10 (3.95%) Sass
8 9 (3.56%) J2EE
8 9 (3.56%) Jest
9 8 (3.16%) Middleware
9 8 (3.16%) Qt
9 8 (3.16%) Web Services
10 7 (2.77%) NumPy
10 7 (2.77%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
2 24 (9.49%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.30%) Device Driver
4 10 (3.95%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.95%) User Experience
4 10 (3.95%) VHDL
5 9 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (3.16%) Verilog
7 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.98%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.58%) CAN bus
8 4 (1.58%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.58%) CMDB
8 4 (1.58%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.19%) Fintech
9 3 (1.19%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.19%) STB
10 2 (0.79%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 89 (35.18%) Linux
2 32 (12.65%) Windows
3 18 (7.11%) Unix
4 12 (4.74%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.77%) Solaris
6 7 (2.77%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.37%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.98%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (1.19%) VxWorks
9 3 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.19%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.79%) Android
10 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (37.15%) Software Engineering
2 56 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.44%) Configuration Management
4 32 (12.65%) Test Automation
5 27 (10.67%) Integration Testing
6 24 (9.49%) Mentoring
7 21 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (8.30%) Signal Processing
8 20 (7.91%) TDD
9 14 (5.53%) Scrum
10 13 (5.14%) ITIL
10 13 (5.14%) OO
10 13 (5.14%) Programme Management
10 13 (5.14%) Statistics
11 12 (4.74%) Multithreading
11 12 (4.74%) Project Planning
11 12 (4.74%) Test Scripting
12 11 (4.35%) Mathematics
12 11 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.11%) C++
2 94 (37.15%) Python
3 82 (32.41%) Embedded C
4 27 (10.67%) Java
5 23 (9.09%) Embedded C++
6 21 (8.30%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.91%) SQL
8 18 (7.11%) MATLAB
9 16 (6.32%) Perl
10 10 (3.95%) Assembly Language
11 7 (2.77%) R
12 6 (2.37%) Ada
12 6 (2.37%) Cython
13 5 (1.98%) C#
13 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.58%) Ruby
15 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.79%) Tcl
15 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (17.00%) Degree
2 18 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.77%) ISEB
5 5 (1.98%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) CCNP
6 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.19%) HNC
7 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) PhD
8 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.56%) WCAG
2 8 (3.16%) Def Stans
3 7 (2.77%) QA
4 5 (1.98%) MISRA
5 4 (1.58%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.79%) DO-254
6 2 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.79%) PSD2
7 1 (0.40%) COBIT
7 1 (0.40%) ECSS
7 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.40%) PMO
7 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.35%) Firmware
2 10 (3.95%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 6 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.79%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.79%) Docker
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.16%) Ansible
2 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
2 1 (0.40%) SCOM
2 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.95%) Perforce
3 9 (3.56%) Oracle
4 7 (2.77%) VMware
5 4 (1.58%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.58%) Cisco
5 4 (1.58%) Serena
6 3 (1.19%) HP
6 3 (1.19%) SAP
7 2 (0.79%) Citrix
7 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.79%) WSO2
8 1 (0.40%) Atmel
8 1 (0.40%) Becrypt
8 1 (0.40%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.40%) Dell
8 1 (0.40%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.40%) Lumension
8 1 (0.40%) NetApp
8 1 (0.40%) Nintex