Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 776 773
Rank change year-on-year -44 -3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 27 44 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.050% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.052% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 29
England median daily rate £375 £353 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +3.68% +3.03%
10th Percentile £323 £301 £296
90th Percentile £423 £437 £495
UK median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 23
England median hourly rate £42.25 £43.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.87% +11.54% +0.65%
10th Percentile £35.25 £35.30 £32.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.23 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £43.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% +0.65%

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 87,615 84,191 94,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.76% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,760 55,292 61,378
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,592 2,947 3,472
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +10.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.62 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.56 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 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 24 February 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 24 February 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
East of England -15 16 - - 30
South East -13 4 £375 +24.79% 8
North of England +27 3 - - 3
South West +10 3 £313 -18.30% 10
North West +14 2 - - 2
London -35 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
C Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 27 (100.00%) C
1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (66.67%) C++
3 17 (62.96%) Linux
3 17 (62.96%) Embedded C
4 10 (37.04%) Wireless
4 10 (37.04%) Electronics
4 10 (37.04%) Embedded C++
5 8 (29.63%) Python
6 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 6 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (18.52%) Automotive
8 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) HTML
8 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
9 3 (11.11%) Physics
9 3 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (11.11%) R
9 3 (11.11%) Linux Kernel Development
9 3 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
9 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
9 3 (11.11%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
9 3 (11.11%) Data Science
9 3 (11.11%) Ada
9 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
9 3 (11.11%) UML

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 3 (11.11%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Wireless
2 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
3 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) 3GPP
5 1 (3.70%) 3G
5 1 (3.70%) 4G
5 1 (3.70%) 5G
5 1 (3.70%) GSM
5 1 (3.70%) LTE
5 1 (3.70%) OpenFlow
5 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (3.70%) GDB
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (37.04%) Electronics
2 5 (18.52%) Automotive
3 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 6 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) VxWorks
4 1 (3.70%) Debian
4 1 (3.70%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
3 3 (11.11%) Data Science
3 3 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Kernel Development
3 3 (11.11%) Physics
3 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Statistics
3 3 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) DoDAF
5 1 (3.70%) IDEF
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) MODAF
5 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
5 1 (3.70%) Test Management
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C
2 18 (66.67%) C++
3 17 (62.96%) Embedded C
4 10 (37.04%) Embedded C++
5 8 (29.63%) Python
6 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 3 (11.11%) Ada
7 3 (11.11%) MATLAB
7 3 (11.11%) R
8 2 (7.41%) Java
8 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.70%) Ada 95
9 1 (3.70%) C#
9 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) KVM
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) VMware