Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 167 164
Rank change year-on-year +49 -3 -33
Contract jobs citing C 1,699 1,559 1,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.13% 1.67% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.01% 3.73% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 835 762
England median daily rate £463 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £308
90th Percentile £663 £675 £674
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £430
% change year-on-year -4.21% +10.47% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 202 168
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.24% -0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £37.50 £22.05 £30.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% +6.25%

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 33,904 41,782 37,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.42% 44.86% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,717 29,647 26,423
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 666 738
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.30 £17.50 £15.94
90th Percentile £57.10 £52.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -3 451 £525 -2.33% 211
South West +23 404 £450 +9.76% 195
South East +40 382 £425 - 302
East of England +33 212 £450 - 241
North of England +10 128 £405 +8.00% 235
Midlands +77 110 £428 +7.01% 152
West Midlands +79 92 £439 +0.29% 118
Yorkshire +45 67 £385 -5.23% 62
North West -7 40 £400 +6.67% 142
North East +8 21 £467 +28.38% 31
East Midlands +9 18 £400 +9.72% 33
C
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for C.

1 684 (40.26%) C++
2 540 (31.78%) Software Engineering
3 459 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
4 454 (26.72%) Linux
5 372 (21.90%) Security Cleared
6 315 (18.54%) Java
7 314 (18.48%) Python
8 234 (13.77%) SC Cleared
9 209 (12.30%) Embedded C
10 195 (11.48%) Windows
11 190 (11.18%) SQL
12 188 (11.07%) Finance
13 182 (10.71%) Degree
14 181 (10.65%) DV Cleared
15 177 (10.42%) Microsoft
16 171 (10.06%) UML
17 164 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
18 147 (8.65%) C#
19 145 (8.53%) JIRA
20 141 (8.30%) Unix
20 141 (8.30%) Scrum
21 129 (7.59%) DevOps
22 126 (7.42%) Oracle
23 116 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
24 115 (6.77%) Project Management
24 115 (6.77%) TDD
25 106 (6.24%) Embedded C++
26 99 (5.83%) Azure
27 97 (5.71%) JavaScript
28 95 (5.59%) Migration

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 89 (5.24%) Confluence
2 31 (1.82%) JBoss
3 28 (1.65%) CMS
4 26 (1.53%) SAS
5 21 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.35%) Apache
12 6 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.29%) Camunda
13 5 (0.29%) Captiva
13 5 (0.29%) Documentum
14 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.18%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 65 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.53%) Simulink
5 20 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.65%) Stateflow
8 10 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.59%) Inkscape
9 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.12%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.12%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.059%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.059%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.059%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 24 (1.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 18 (1.06%) ION MarketView
3 10 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.18%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.059%) Primavera
8 1 (0.059%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.059%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.059%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 99 (5.83%) Azure
2 86 (5.06%) AWS
3 45 (2.65%) GCP
4 40 (2.35%) Office 365
5 28 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.53%) IaaS
6 26 (1.53%) PaaS
7 20 (1.18%) Power Platform
8 17 (1.00%) Serverless
9 16 (0.94%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.82%) SaaS
11 11 (0.65%) GitHub
12 9 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.53%) Azure Stack
13 7 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.41%) G Suite
14 6 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
14 6 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.88%) Wireless
2 62 (3.65%) DNS
3 55 (3.24%) TCP/IP
4 54 (3.18%) Internet
5 44 (2.59%) Ethernet
6 43 (2.53%) Firewall
7 40 (2.35%) Wireshark
8 38 (2.24%) Bluetooth
9 31 (1.82%) VoIP
10 30 (1.77%) DHCP
11 27 (1.59%) WAN
12 26 (1.53%) ZigBee
13 24 (1.41%) IPv6
14 23 (1.35%) LAN
14 23 (1.35%) SAN
15 22 (1.29%) SNMP
16 21 (1.24%) 3GPP
16 21 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (1.00%) 5G
17 17 (1.00%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 36 (2.12%) MySQL
4 33 (1.94%) Big Data
5 32 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 31 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.18%) Power BI
9 18 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 17 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 16 (0.94%) Apache Hive
11 16 (0.94%) BigQuery
12 13 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.71%) DB2
13 12 (0.71%) SAP HANA
14 10 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.53%) Sqoop
16 8 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 145 (8.53%) JIRA
2 82 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 68 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 62 (3.65%) Rational DOORS
5 60 (3.53%) Jenkins
6 40 (2.35%) Visual Studio
7 35 (2.06%) Selenium
8 33 (1.94%) Subversion
9 29 (1.71%) Cucumber
10 24 (1.41%) GoogleTest
11 23 (1.35%) GDB
11 23 (1.35%) PVCS
12 22 (1.29%) ClearCase
13 20 (1.18%) Ant
14 17 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (0.94%) ProC
16 15 (0.88%) Eclipse
16 15 (0.88%) NUnit
17 14 (0.82%) JUnit
General
1 188 (11.07%) Finance
2 76 (4.47%) Electronics
3 67 (3.94%) Banking
4 64 (3.77%) Law
5 61 (3.59%) Public Sector
6 55 (3.24%) Military
6 55 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.94%) Aerospace
8 33 (1.94%) Retail
9 28 (1.65%) Marketing
10 25 (1.47%) Automotive
11 23 (1.35%) Avionics
11 23 (1.35%) Front Office
12 20 (1.18%) Local Government
13 15 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.77%) Games
14 13 (0.77%) Legal
15 10 (0.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 401 (23.60%) Software Engineer
2 319 (18.78%) Developer
3 238 (14.01%) Embedded Engineer
4 198 (11.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 134 (7.89%) Analyst
6 126 (7.42%) C++ Software Engineer
7 117 (6.89%) Architect
8 95 (5.59%) C Software Engineer
9 83 (4.89%) C Developer
10 76 (4.47%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 62 (3.65%) C++ Developer
12 57 (3.35%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 56 (3.30%) Software Developer
14 55 (3.24%) Embedded C Engineer
15 51 (3.00%) Consultant
16 46 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
17 45 (2.65%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
18 43 (2.53%) Embedded C Software Engineer
18 43 (2.53%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
19 42 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (4.24%) .NET
2 71 (4.18%) XML
3 70 (4.12%) Web Services
4 49 (2.88%) HTML
5 47 (2.77%) AngularJS
6 44 (2.59%) Middleware
7 39 (2.30%) Node.js
8 35 (2.06%) React
9 32 (1.88%) Qt
10 31 (1.82%) CSS
11 30 (1.77%) SOAP
12 29 (1.71%) REST
13 26 (1.53%) JSON
13 26 (1.53%) Spring
14 24 (1.41%) STL
15 20 (1.18%) Hibernate
16 18 (1.06%) JNI
17 17 (1.00%) Java EE
18 16 (0.94%) EJB
19 15 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.65%) Algorithms
3 53 (3.12%) Embedded Systems
4 41 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 39 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.41%) VHDL
10 22 (1.29%) ASIC
11 21 (1.24%) PKI
12 20 (1.18%) Device Driver
12 20 (1.18%) User Experience
13 19 (1.12%) Derivative
13 19 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (1.06%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.94%) Video\Live Streaming
16 15 (0.88%) Replication
17 14 (0.82%) Data Structures
18 11 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 454 (26.72%) Linux
2 195 (11.48%) Windows
3 141 (8.30%) Unix
4 88 (5.18%) Android
5 53 (3.12%) Embedded Linux
6 45 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (2.35%) FreeRTOS
8 26 (1.53%) ThreadX
9 23 (1.35%) OpenVMS
10 22 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (1.18%) Solaris
11 20 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 18 (1.06%) Windows 10
14 17 (1.00%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.94%) Windows Server
16 13 (0.77%) CentOS
17 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (31.78%) Software Engineering
2 459 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (10.06%) UML
4 164 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
5 141 (8.30%) Scrum
6 129 (7.59%) DevOps
7 116 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 115 (6.77%) Project Management
8 115 (6.77%) TDD
9 95 (5.59%) Migration
10 91 (5.36%) Configuration Management
11 87 (5.12%) Computer Science
12 86 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
13 85 (5.00%) Multithreading
14 82 (4.83%) OO
15 80 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (4.71%) Test Automation
16 78 (4.59%) Mathematics
17 70 (4.12%) ITIL
18 67 (3.94%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 684 (40.26%) C++
2 315 (18.54%) Java
3 314 (18.48%) Python
4 209 (12.30%) Embedded C
5 190 (11.18%) SQL
6 147 (8.65%) C#
7 106 (6.24%) Embedded C++
8 97 (5.71%) JavaScript
9 70 (4.12%) MATLAB
10 50 (2.94%) Perl
11 49 (2.88%) PowerShell
12 46 (2.71%) Ruby
13 38 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 35 (2.06%) R
15 33 (1.94%) Bash Shell
15 33 (1.94%) PHP
16 28 (1.65%) Go
17 25 (1.47%) VB
18 20 (1.18%) TypeScript
19 19 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 372 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 234 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 182 (10.71%) Degree
4 181 (10.65%) DV Cleared
5 42 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (1.82%) CISSP
7 23 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
8 18 (1.06%) CISM
9 16 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.88%) SANS
11 12 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.71%) PhD
11 12 (0.71%) PMP
12 11 (0.65%) CCNA
12 11 (0.65%) HND
12 11 (0.65%) ISEB
12 11 (0.65%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.06%) QA
2 47 (2.77%) MISRA
3 28 (1.65%) PMO
4 21 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (1.00%) MISRA C
6 12 (0.71%) DO-178B
7 10 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.53%) GDPR
9 8 (0.47%) SLA
10 7 (0.41%) DO-254
11 6 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.35%) IEC 61508
11 6 (0.35%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
12 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.24%) GMP
13 4 (0.24%) JTAG
13 4 (0.24%) NIST
14 3 (0.18%) COBIT
14 3 (0.18%) GAAP
System Software
1 76 (4.47%) Firmware
2 75 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 57 (3.35%) Docker
4 29 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.71%) vSphere
6 11 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.65%) XenApp
7 10 (0.59%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.35%) RACF
10 5 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.24%) Gluster
12 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.12%) NFS
13 2 (0.12%) Samba
14 1 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (2.77%) Ansible
2 42 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 37 (2.18%) Puppet
4 19 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.94%) Terraform
6 12 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (0.59%) SCCM
8 9 (0.53%) vRealize
9 8 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.47%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.41%) Salt
10 7 (0.41%) WSUS
11 6 (0.35%) Nessus
11 6 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.29%) Nagios
12 5 (0.29%) QRadar
13 4 (0.24%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 177 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 126 (7.42%) Oracle
3 88 (5.18%) Google
4 59 (3.47%) Cisco
5 55 (3.24%) Atlassian
6 49 (2.88%) SAP
7 43 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 42 (2.47%) VMware
9 37 (2.18%) Apple
10 27 (1.59%) ServiceNow
11 24 (1.41%) Sparx
12 23 (1.35%) IBM
13 22 (1.29%) Adobe
13 22 (1.29%) TIBCO
14 20 (1.18%) HP
15 18 (1.06%) ION Trading
16 17 (1.00%) Citrix
17 15 (0.88%) Micro Focus
18 13 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
19 9 (0.53%) MathWorks