Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 790 838
Rank change year-on-year -5 +48 -37
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 45 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.050% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.052% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 7
England median daily rate £373 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £314
90th Percentile £575 £650 £493
UK median daily rate £373 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -12.24% +13.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +9.21%
10th Percentile £40.25 £37.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.18 £52.63
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +11.41%

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 88,400 83,933 95,422
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,456 54,900 62,972
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 2,542 2,824
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +6.38%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 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
South East -17 16 £373 -1.84% 4
South West +2 15 £313 -13.79% 6
London -13 7 £550 +69.23% 5
East of England -18 6 £450 +20.00% 19
North West -15 1 £365 - 4
North of England -17 1 £365 - 11
C Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 45 (100.00%) C
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 30 (66.67%) C++
3 26 (57.78%) Linux
4 18 (40.00%) Embedded C++
5 13 (28.89%) Unit Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Unix
7 11 (24.44%) SDLC
8 10 (22.22%) MATLAB
8 10 (22.22%) Simulink
9 8 (17.78%) Windows
9 8 (17.78%) Python
9 8 (17.78%) Aerospace
9 8 (17.78%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (15.56%) MISRA C
10 7 (15.56%) MISRA
11 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.33%) C#
11 6 (13.33%) Assembly Language
11 6 (13.33%) Degree
11 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
12 5 (11.11%) FMEA
12 5 (11.11%) RS-232
12 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
12 5 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.11%) Git (software)

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 10 (22.22%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) RS-232
2 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.22%) 3G
3 1 (2.22%) 4G
3 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) Junos
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.11%) Mercurial
1 5 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (11.11%) Subversion
1 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.44%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) NetBeans
General
1 8 (17.78%) Aerospace
2 5 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) REST
1 1 (2.22%) RESTful
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Fintech
4 2 (4.44%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.22%) CAN bus
5 1 (2.22%) Equities
5 1 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Linux
2 12 (26.67%) Unix
3 8 (17.78%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (6.67%) SafeRTOS
5 3 (6.67%) VxWorks
6 2 (4.44%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (2.22%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (28.89%) Unit Testing
3 11 (24.44%) SDLC
4 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) FMEA
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Scrum
5 5 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 5 (11.11%) UML
6 4 (8.89%) Concurrent Programming
6 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Validation
8 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.22%) Device Driver Development
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.22%) Quality Management
9 1 (2.22%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) C
2 30 (66.67%) C++
2 30 (66.67%) Embedded C
3 18 (40.00%) Embedded C++
4 10 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 8 (17.78%) Python
6 6 (13.33%) Assembly Language
6 6 (13.33%) C#
7 3 (6.67%) Java
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) MISRA
1 7 (15.56%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.22%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.22%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.22%) ECSS
2 1 (2.22%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) Intel
1 1 (2.22%) Juniper
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle
1 1 (2.22%) Red Hat