The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 610 587
Rank change year-on-year +49 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 19 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.035% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.037% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £350 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £473 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £300 £315
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £49.50 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year -3.40% +23.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured C Software Engineer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -3 6 - - 7
South East +36 4 £380 - 1
London +5 3 £325 -9.09% 2
South West +3 2 £363 - 5
East Midlands -9 2 £350 - 2
West Midlands +24 1 - -
North East - 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 June 2017, C Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract 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 24 (53.33%) C++
3 17 (37.78%) Linux
3 17 (37.78%) Embedded C
4 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
5 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
6 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 10 (22.22%) Python
7 9 (20.00%) UML
7 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.78%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (15.56%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (15.56%) MATLAB
9 7 (15.56%) Simulink
10 5 (11.11%) MISRA
11 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
11 4 (8.89%) Open Source
11 4 (8.89%) OO
11 4 (8.89%) Java
11 4 (8.89%) C#
12 3 (6.67%) Perl
12 3 (6.67%) Firmware
12 3 (6.67%) Internet
12 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
12 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
12 3 (6.67%) HTTP
12 3 (6.67%) Windows
12 3 (6.67%) Microsoft

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 7 (15.56%) Simulink
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
1 3 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) MQTT
2 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.44%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.22%) IPv4
3 1 (2.22%) IPv6
3 1 (2.22%) SNMP
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.44%) Redis
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (15.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.67%) GCC
4 3 (6.67%) NetBeans
4 3 (6.67%) Subversion
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 3 (6.67%) Automotive
1 3 (6.67%) Electronics
1 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) OpenGL
1 2 (4.44%) REST
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
1 2 (4.44%) XMPP
2 1 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.22%) GStreamer
2 1 (2.22%) JMS
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) RESTful
2 1 (2.22%) WCF
2 1 (2.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (4.44%) RIA
2 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.22%) MPEG
2 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) VxWorks
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (2.22%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 9 (20.00%) UML
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) OO
5 4 (8.89%) Open Source
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
6 2 (4.44%) RDF
6 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 1 (2.22%) BDD
7 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.22%) Document Management
7 1 (2.22%) Load Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) SysML
7 1 (2.22%) TDD
7 1 (2.22%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) C
2 24 (53.33%) C++
3 17 (37.78%) Embedded C
4 10 (22.22%) Python
5 7 (15.56%) MATLAB
6 4 (8.89%) C#
6 4 (8.89%) Java
7 3 (6.67%) Perl
8 2 (4.44%) Rust
8 2 (4.44%) SPARQL
8 2 (4.44%) SQL
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) MISRA
2 3 (6.67%) Def Stans
2 3 (6.67%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Altera
2 1 (2.22%) Atmel
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle