Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Software Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 768 791
Rank change year-on-year -48 +23 -28
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 33 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.038% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.040% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 24
England median daily rate £425 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +13.97% +8.80%
10th Percentile £306 £348 £296
90th Percentile £575 £445 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 28
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.71 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.01% +21.88% -
10th Percentile £35.65 £37.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.71 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.01% +21.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,983 79,279 92,684
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.90% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,248 51,780 60,872
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,754 2,634 2,903
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured C Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for C Software Engineer in England

C Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C Software Engineer in England

C Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C Software Engineer in England

C Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C Software Engineer in England

C Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C Software Engineer in England

C Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C Software Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
South West +12 11 £313 -14.38% 10
South East -18 7 £425 +13.33% 6
London -47 7 £550 +41.94% 8
East of England -3 6 - - 16
North of England -17 2 £365 - 8
North West -16 1 £365 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
C Software Engineer
UK

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, C Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring C Software Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) C
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (72.73%) C++
3 17 (51.52%) Embedded C
4 16 (48.48%) Linux
5 11 (33.33%) Embedded C++
6 8 (24.24%) Unix
7 7 (21.21%) Python
8 6 (18.18%) Wireless
8 6 (18.18%) SDLC
9 5 (15.15%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) UML
9 5 (15.15%) VxWorks
10 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
10 4 (12.12%) Simulink
10 4 (12.12%) Java
10 4 (12.12%) Migration
10 4 (12.12%) Aerospace
10 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Fintech
10 4 (12.12%) Concurrent Programming
11 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (9.09%) Validation
11 3 (9.09%) Windows
11 3 (9.09%) Bluetooth
12 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
12 2 (6.06%) Red Hat

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Wireless
2 3 (9.09%) Bluetooth
3 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) 3G
4 1 (3.03%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.03%) 4G
4 1 (3.03%) 5G
4 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Junos
4 1 (3.03%) LTE
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.03%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.06%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) GDB
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.03%) NetBeans
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.12%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Fintech
2 2 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.03%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Unix
3 5 (15.15%) VxWorks
4 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows
5 2 (6.06%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (3.03%) Debian
6 1 (3.03%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) VMS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (18.18%) SDLC
3 5 (15.15%) UML
4 4 (12.12%) Concurrent Programming
4 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.03%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (3.03%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning
7 1 (3.03%) Mathematical Modelling
7 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C
2 24 (72.73%) C++
3 17 (51.52%) Embedded C
4 11 (33.33%) Embedded C++
5 7 (21.21%) Python
6 4 (12.12%) Java
6 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) MISRA
1 2 (6.06%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.03%) Def Stans
2 1 (3.03%) ECSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.03%) Intel
2 1 (3.03%) Juniper
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle