Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 127 128
Rank change year-on-year -41 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing C 1498 1978 1922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 2.03% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.81% 5.02% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 1065 1098
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £588 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £417 £398
% change year-on-year +8.04% +4.78% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 233 271
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26.25 £18.80 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 39368 39431 40555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.22% 40.49% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27757 27337 27786
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 811 957
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.17 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for C in England

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in England

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in England

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in England

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in England

C
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
London -56 600 £500 +5.26% 82
East of England +15 261 £425 +3.03% 70
South East -52 252 £400 +6.67% 40
South West -20 175 £388 -8.82% 38
Midlands -6 108 £350 -12.50% 13
North of England -75 98 £450 +20.00% 33
West Midlands -9 71 £325 -13.33% 8
North West -22 49 £475 +13.10% 21
East Midlands +11 33 £400 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire -16 30 £425 +13.33% 10
North East -20 18 £440 +36.22% 2
South Coast - 2 - -
C
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region with a requirement for C.

1 515 (34.38%) C++
2 415 (27.70%) Linux
3 356 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
4 334 (22.30%) Software Engineering
5 309 (20.63%) Python
6 294 (19.63%) Java
7 244 (16.29%) Security Cleared
8 224 (14.95%) Finance
9 223 (14.89%) SQL
10 188 (12.55%) Windows
11 173 (11.55%) Embedded C
12 165 (11.01%) Degree
13 149 (9.95%) JavaScript
14 143 (9.55%) Unix
15 129 (8.61%) C#
15 129 (8.61%) Microsoft
16 121 (8.08%) SC Cleared
17 118 (7.88%) HTML
18 117 (7.81%) Oracle
19 108 (7.21%) Test Automation
19 108 (7.21%) Banking
20 106 (7.08%) Git (software)
21 104 (6.94%) Perl
22 102 (6.81%) SDLC
23 100 (6.68%) Scrum
23 100 (6.68%) DV Cleared
24 99 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
24 99 (6.61%) Telecoms
25 98 (6.54%) Project Management
26 97 (6.48%) Computer Science

C
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:

Application Platforms
1 35 (2.34%) Apache
2 31 (2.07%) Confluence
3 30 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 22 (1.47%) JBoss
4 22 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.67%) IIS
8 10 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.47%) SAS
10 7 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.40%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
12 5 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.33%) CMS
12 5 (0.33%) Luigi
12 5 (0.33%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 53 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.34%) Simulink
4 19 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (1.00%) Doxygen
6 15 (1.00%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.33%) Pipeline Pilot
9 4 (0.27%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.27%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.13%) LaTeX
10 2 (0.13%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.067%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.067%) InVision
11 1 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.067%) Pixate
11 1 (0.067%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.067%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 13 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.73%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.47%) LabWindows
4 5 (0.33%) RMDS
5 4 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.20%) Summit
7 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.13%) Magento
7 2 (0.13%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.13%) Sonata
7 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.067%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.47%) Office 365
4 14 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.93%) GitHub
5 12 (0.80%) SaaS
6 10 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.47%) PaaS
8 6 (0.40%) IaaS
9 4 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.20%) npm
10 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.20%) Yammer
11 2 (0.13%) Datadog
11 2 (0.13%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.13%) Serverless
11 2 (0.13%) Slack
12 1 (0.067%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.21%) Wireless
2 75 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 51 (3.40%) Bluetooth
4 37 (2.47%) Firewall
5 35 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
6 34 (2.27%) HTTP
7 29 (1.94%) LAN
8 28 (1.87%) DNS
9 25 (1.67%) Internet
9 25 (1.67%) SSL
10 24 (1.60%) WAN
11 20 (1.34%) LTE
12 19 (1.27%) Network Security
13 18 (1.20%) NAS
14 17 (1.13%) 3GPP
15 16 (1.07%) VPN
16 14 (0.93%) 3G
17 13 (0.87%) Ethernet
17 13 (0.87%) GSM
17 13 (0.87%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 39 (2.60%) Big Data
4 34 (2.27%) MySQL
5 32 (2.14%) Hadoop
5 32 (2.14%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.74%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.00%) GIS
8 15 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.73%) Ingres
11 10 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.60%) Blockchain
12 9 (0.60%) KDB
12 9 (0.60%) SQLPlus
13 8 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 106 (7.08%) Git (software)
2 65 (4.34%) Subversion
3 63 (4.21%) JIRA
4 51 (3.40%) Rational DOORS
5 44 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 30 (2.00%) Visual Studio
7 29 (1.94%) Rational Rhapsody
8 20 (1.34%) Gradle
9 19 (1.27%) ProC
10 18 (1.20%) Selenium
11 16 (1.07%) GDB
11 16 (1.07%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.87%) JMeter
13 12 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.80%) Maven
13 12 (0.80%) Protractor
14 11 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
14 11 (0.73%) Mocha
14 11 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 224 (14.95%) Finance
2 108 (7.21%) Banking
3 99 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 87 (5.81%) Electronics
5 42 (2.80%) Automotive
6 37 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 36 (2.40%) Marketing
8 34 (2.27%) Aerospace
9 32 (2.14%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.94%) Front Office
11 22 (1.47%) Retail
12 21 (1.40%) Legal
13 16 (1.07%) Law
14 13 (0.87%) Games
14 13 (0.87%) Military
15 11 (0.73%) Advertising
16 10 (0.67%) Avionics
17 9 (0.60%) Publishing
18 7 (0.47%) Back Office
18 7 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 392 (26.17%) Developer
2 235 (15.69%) Software Engineer
3 140 (9.35%) Embedded Engineer
4 131 (8.74%) Analyst
5 107 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 75 (5.01%) Architect
7 68 (4.54%) C Developer
8 67 (4.47%) C++ Developer
9 66 (4.41%) Business Analyst
10 64 (4.27%) Java Developer
11 58 (3.87%) C++ Software Engineer
12 56 (3.74%) Consultant
13 51 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
14 49 (3.27%) Embedded Developer
15 48 (3.20%) Project Manager
16 47 (3.14%) Senior Developer
17 46 (3.07%) Python Developer
18 44 (2.94%) C Software Engineer
19 41 (2.74%) Software Developer
20 34 (2.27%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.88%) HTML
2 93 (6.21%) Web Services
3 81 (5.41%) .NET
4 79 (5.27%) XML
5 71 (4.74%) CSS
6 42 (2.80%) jQuery
7 39 (2.60%) HTML5
7 39 (2.60%) RESTful
8 38 (2.54%) Middleware
9 37 (2.47%) J2EE
10 36 (2.40%) CSS3
11 34 (2.27%) SOAP
12 31 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 31 (2.07%) JSON
13 28 (1.87%) AngularJS
13 28 (1.87%) ASP.NET
14 23 (1.54%) REST
15 22 (1.47%) XSLT
16 21 (1.40%) FIX Protocol
17 20 (1.34%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.48%) Computer Science
2 95 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.07%) Embedded Systems
4 47 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 42 (2.80%) User Experience
6 41 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 39 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.54%) Device Driver
9 32 (2.14%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.74%) Data Structures
11 25 (1.67%) Fixed Income
12 24 (1.60%) Equities
13 23 (1.54%) Data Centre
13 23 (1.54%) Derivative
14 18 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 14 (0.93%) Fintech
16 13 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.87%) STB
16 13 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 415 (27.70%) Linux
2 188 (12.55%) Windows
3 143 (9.55%) Unix
4 61 (4.07%) Android
5 46 (3.07%) Embedded Linux
6 39 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.54%) AIX
9 22 (1.47%) CentOS
10 21 (1.40%) Windows Server
11 16 (1.07%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.87%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.80%) Solaris
13 12 (0.80%) VxWorks
14 11 (0.73%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
17 7 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (22.30%) Software Engineering
3 108 (7.21%) Test Automation
4 102 (6.81%) SDLC
5 100 (6.68%) Scrum
6 99 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 98 (6.54%) Project Management
8 97 (6.48%) TDD
9 91 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (5.41%) ITIL
11 78 (5.21%) Multithreading
12 77 (5.14%) Configuration Management
13 66 (4.41%) UML
14 62 (4.14%) DevOps
15 55 (3.67%) Mathematics
15 55 (3.67%) OO
16 51 (3.40%) Migration
17 49 (3.27%) Mentoring
18 47 (3.14%) Open Source
19 46 (3.07%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 515 (34.38%) C++
2 309 (20.63%) Python
3 294 (19.63%) Java
4 223 (14.89%) SQL
5 173 (11.55%) Embedded C
6 149 (9.95%) JavaScript
7 129 (8.61%) C#
8 104 (6.94%) Perl
9 58 (3.87%) MATLAB
10 54 (3.60%) Shell Script
11 45 (3.00%) PL/SQL
12 39 (2.60%) Bash Shell
13 34 (2.27%) Embedded C++
14 30 (2.00%) PHP
15 29 (1.94%) Assembly Language
16 27 (1.80%) Ruby
16 27 (1.80%) T-SQL
17 21 (1.40%) Ada
17 21 (1.40%) Go
18 20 (1.34%) R
Qualifications
1 244 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 165 (11.01%) Degree
3 121 (8.08%) SC Cleared
4 100 (6.68%) DV Cleared
5 42 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.00%) ISEB
7 13 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.73%) CCNP
10 10 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (0.60%) HNC
11 9 (0.60%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.53%) PhD
13 7 (0.47%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.40%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.40%) PMP
15 5 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.40%) QA
2 40 (2.67%) MISRA
3 23 (1.54%) DO-178B
3 23 (1.54%) PMO
4 13 (0.87%) GDPR
5 11 (0.73%) COBIT
5 11 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.73%) MISRA C
6 10 (0.67%) ISO 26262
6 10 (0.67%) MiFID
7 9 (0.60%) IEC 62304
7 9 (0.60%) WCAG
8 7 (0.47%) SLA
9 6 (0.40%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.40%) IFRS
9 6 (0.40%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.20%) GAAP
System Software
1 43 (2.87%) Firmware
2 39 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.67%) Docker
5 15 (1.00%) KVM
6 10 (0.67%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 9 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.60%) vSphere
8 7 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.40%) NFS
9 6 (0.40%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.33%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.27%) XenApp
12 3 (0.20%) Cygwin
12 3 (0.20%) iptables
13 2 (0.13%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.13%) QEMU
13 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (2.80%) Puppet
2 37 (2.47%) Ansible
3 31 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.07%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.93%) Nagios
6 13 (0.87%) Terraform
7 10 (0.67%) SCCM
8 8 (0.53%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.33%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.33%) SCOM
10 5 (0.33%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 4 (0.27%) logstash
11 4 (0.27%) Mesos
11 4 (0.27%) yum
12 3 (0.20%) Netcool
12 3 (0.20%) Packer
12 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.13%) Cacti
13 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 117 (7.81%) Oracle
3 57 (3.81%) VMware
4 37 (2.47%) Red Hat
4 37 (2.47%) SAP
5 36 (2.40%) Cisco
6 21 (1.40%) ION Trading
7 20 (1.34%) IBM
8 19 (1.27%) HP
9 16 (1.07%) Splunk
10 13 (0.87%) Google
11 11 (0.73%) Perforce
12 10 (0.67%) NetApp
13 9 (0.60%) Citrix
13 9 (0.60%) Fujitsu
13 9 (0.60%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.53%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.53%) F5
14 8 (0.53%) Solace