Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 127 128
Rank change year-on-year -38 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing C 1522 1986 1888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.60% 2.03% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.80% 5.01% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 1061 1070
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £575 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.81% +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 237 268
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 £18.07 £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 40032 39662 39927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.19% 40.50% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28223 27465 27345
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.71% +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 756 820 945
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.55 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.18 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 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 22 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 22 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 -50 619 £500 +5.26% 146
East of England +16 264 £419 -1.47% 98
South East -55 255 £400 +6.67% 92
South West -14 175 £388 -8.82% 56
Midlands -4 107 £350 -12.50% 37
North of England -57 98 £450 +20.00% 74
West Midlands -9 71 £325 -13.33% 27
North West -32 49 £475 +13.10% 36
East Midlands -4 32 £400 -11.11% 10
Yorkshire -12 31 £425 +13.33% 26
North East -22 17 £440 +36.22% 12
South Coast - 2 - -
C
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 530 (34.82%) C++
2 419 (27.53%) Linux
3 361 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (22.21%) Software Engineering
5 317 (20.83%) Python
6 300 (19.71%) Java
7 245 (16.10%) Security Cleared
8 228 (14.98%) Finance
8 228 (14.98%) SQL
9 195 (12.81%) Windows
10 171 (11.24%) Degree
11 170 (11.17%) Embedded C
12 150 (9.86%) JavaScript
13 147 (9.66%) Unix
14 135 (8.87%) C#
15 131 (8.61%) Microsoft
16 120 (7.88%) Oracle
16 120 (7.88%) SC Cleared
17 118 (7.75%) HTML
18 112 (7.36%) Banking
19 108 (7.10%) Perl
19 108 (7.10%) Test Automation
20 106 (6.96%) Git (software)
21 105 (6.90%) SDLC
22 102 (6.70%) Scrum
22 102 (6.70%) Computer Science
23 101 (6.64%) DV Cleared
23 101 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
24 100 (6.57%) TDD
25 99 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 36 (2.37%) Apache
2 30 (1.97%) Confluence
2 30 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 22 (1.45%) JBoss
3 22 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.31%) WebSphere
5 19 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.66%) IIS
8 10 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.46%) SAS
9 7 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.39%) CMS
10 6 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.39%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.33%) Luigi
12 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.30%) Simulink
4 19 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.99%) MS Visio
7 14 (0.92%) Doxygen
8 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.33%) Pipeline Pilot
10 4 (0.26%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.26%) XMetaL
11 2 (0.13%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.13%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.066%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.066%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.066%) InVision
12 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.066%) Pixate
12 1 (0.066%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.066%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 13 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.72%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.53%) LabWindows
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.33%) RMDS
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.20%) Summit
6 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.13%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.13%) Sonata
6 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.066%) Infor LN
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.45%) Office 365
4 14 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.92%) GitHub
5 12 (0.79%) SaaS
6 10 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.46%) PaaS
8 6 (0.39%) IaaS
9 4 (0.26%) 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%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.13%) Serverless
11 2 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.18%) Wireless
2 78 (5.12%) TCP/IP
3 53 (3.48%) Bluetooth
4 37 (2.43%) Firewall
5 35 (2.30%) HTTP
6 33 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (1.91%) DNS
8 28 (1.84%) LAN
9 26 (1.71%) Internet
10 25 (1.64%) SSL
11 23 (1.51%) WAN
12 20 (1.31%) LTE
13 19 (1.25%) Network Security
14 18 (1.18%) NAS
15 17 (1.12%) 3GPP
16 16 (1.05%) VPN
17 14 (0.92%) 3G
17 14 (0.92%) LDAP
18 13 (0.85%) Ethernet
18 13 (0.85%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.55%) Relational Database
3 40 (2.63%) Big Data
4 36 (2.37%) MySQL
5 32 (2.10%) Hadoop
5 32 (2.10%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 17 (1.12%) GIS
9 16 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.79%) Ingres
12 12 (0.79%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.59%) Blockchain
15 9 (0.59%) KDB
15 9 (0.59%) SQLPlus
16 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 106 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 65 (4.27%) Subversion
3 62 (4.07%) JIRA
4 50 (3.29%) Rational DOORS
5 42 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 30 (1.97%) Visual Studio
7 28 (1.84%) Rational Rhapsody
8 19 (1.25%) Gradle
8 19 (1.25%) ProC
8 19 (1.25%) Selenium
9 16 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 15 (0.99%) GDB
11 13 (0.85%) JMeter
12 12 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.79%) Maven
12 12 (0.79%) Protractor
12 12 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.72%) Jasmine
13 11 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
13 11 (0.72%) Mocha
General
1 228 (14.98%) Finance
2 112 (7.36%) Banking
3 98 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 88 (5.78%) Electronics
5 41 (2.69%) Automotive
5 41 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 37 (2.43%) Marketing
7 35 (2.30%) Aerospace
8 33 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.97%) Front Office
10 24 (1.58%) Retail
11 21 (1.38%) Legal
12 16 (1.05%) Law
13 14 (0.92%) Games
13 14 (0.92%) Military
14 11 (0.72%) Advertising
15 10 (0.66%) Avionics
16 9 (0.59%) Publishing
17 7 (0.46%) Local Government
17 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 402 (26.41%) Developer
2 235 (15.44%) Software Engineer
3 139 (9.13%) Embedded Engineer
4 136 (8.94%) Analyst
5 105 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 77 (5.06%) Architect
7 69 (4.53%) C Developer
8 68 (4.47%) Business Analyst
9 67 (4.40%) C++ Developer
10 65 (4.27%) Java Developer
11 58 (3.81%) C++ Software Engineer
12 55 (3.61%) Consultant
13 53 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
14 50 (3.29%) Embedded Developer
14 50 (3.29%) Project Manager
15 49 (3.22%) Python Developer
16 48 (3.15%) Senior Developer
17 44 (2.89%) C Software Engineer
17 44 (2.89%) Software Developer
18 35 (2.30%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.75%) HTML
2 95 (6.24%) Web Services
3 83 (5.45%) .NET
4 80 (5.26%) XML
5 71 (4.66%) CSS
6 45 (2.96%) jQuery
7 39 (2.56%) RESTful
8 38 (2.50%) HTML5
9 37 (2.43%) J2EE
9 37 (2.43%) Middleware
10 35 (2.30%) CSS3
10 35 (2.30%) SOAP
11 33 (2.17%) JSON
12 31 (2.04%) ASP.NET
12 31 (2.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 28 (1.84%) AngularJS
14 25 (1.64%) REST
15 22 (1.45%) XSLT
16 21 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.70%) Computer Science
2 101 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.94%) Embedded Systems
4 47 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 44 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (2.83%) User Experience
7 42 (2.76%) Mobile App
8 40 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 38 (2.50%) Device Driver
10 33 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 27 (1.77%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.64%) Fixed Income
13 24 (1.58%) Derivative
13 24 (1.58%) Equities
14 23 (1.51%) Data Centre
15 17 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.92%) Fintech
17 13 (0.85%) STB
17 13 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 419 (27.53%) Linux
2 195 (12.81%) Windows
3 147 (9.66%) Unix
4 65 (4.27%) Android
5 44 (2.89%) Embedded Linux
6 41 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.51%) AIX
9 22 (1.45%) CentOS
9 22 (1.45%) Windows Server
10 17 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.79%) Solaris
13 12 (0.79%) VxWorks
14 11 (0.72%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.59%) Nucleus RTOS
17 7 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (22.21%) Software Engineering
3 108 (7.10%) Test Automation
4 105 (6.90%) SDLC
5 102 (6.70%) Scrum
6 100 (6.57%) TDD
7 99 (6.50%) Project Management
7 99 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 92 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (5.39%) ITIL
10 79 (5.19%) Multithreading
11 78 (5.12%) Configuration Management
12 66 (4.34%) DevOps
12 66 (4.34%) UML
13 58 (3.81%) OO
14 57 (3.75%) Mathematics
15 51 (3.35%) Mentoring
15 51 (3.35%) Migration
16 47 (3.09%) Data Modelling
16 47 (3.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 530 (34.82%) C++
2 317 (20.83%) Python
3 300 (19.71%) Java
4 228 (14.98%) SQL
5 170 (11.17%) Embedded C
6 150 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 135 (8.87%) C#
8 108 (7.10%) Perl
9 58 (3.81%) MATLAB
10 56 (3.68%) Shell Script
11 45 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 40 (2.63%) Bash Shell
13 35 (2.30%) Embedded C++
14 30 (1.97%) PHP
15 29 (1.91%) Assembly Language
16 28 (1.84%) Ruby
16 28 (1.84%) T-SQL
17 22 (1.45%) R
18 21 (1.38%) Go
18 21 (1.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 245 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 171 (11.24%) Degree
3 120 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 101 (6.64%) DV Cleared
5 45 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (0.99%) ISEB
7 14 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.72%) CCNP
10 10 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (0.59%) HNC
11 9 (0.59%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.53%) PhD
13 7 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.39%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.39%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.39%) PMP
15 5 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.42%) QA
2 40 (2.63%) MISRA
3 23 (1.51%) DO-178B
3 23 (1.51%) PMO
4 15 (0.99%) GDPR
5 12 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.72%) COBIT
6 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.72%) MISRA C
7 10 (0.66%) ISO 26262
7 10 (0.66%) MiFID
8 9 (0.59%) IEC 62304
8 9 (0.59%) WCAG
9 7 (0.46%) Def Stans
9 7 (0.46%) SLA
10 6 (0.39%) IFRS
10 6 (0.39%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.39%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 43 (2.83%) Firmware
2 42 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.71%) Docker
5 15 (0.99%) KVM
6 10 (0.66%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 10 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.59%) vSphere
8 8 (0.53%) NFS
9 7 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.39%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.33%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.33%) XenApp
12 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.20%) Cygwin
13 3 (0.20%) iptables
14 2 (0.13%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.13%) QEMU
14 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (2.76%) Puppet
2 38 (2.50%) Ansible
3 32 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.92%) Nagios
6 13 (0.85%) Terraform
7 10 (0.66%) SCCM
8 8 (0.53%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.33%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.33%) SCOM
10 5 (0.33%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 4 (0.26%) Kibana
11 4 (0.26%) logstash
11 4 (0.26%) Mesos
11 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.26%) yum
12 3 (0.20%) Netcool
12 3 (0.20%) Packer
13 2 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 131 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 120 (7.88%) Oracle
3 60 (3.94%) VMware
4 38 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 36 (2.37%) Cisco
5 36 (2.37%) SAP
6 23 (1.51%) IBM
7 21 (1.38%) ION Trading
8 20 (1.31%) HP
9 16 (1.05%) Splunk
10 13 (0.85%) Google
11 11 (0.72%) NetApp
11 11 (0.72%) Perforce
12 10 (0.66%) Citrix
13 9 (0.59%) Fujitsu
13 9 (0.59%) Sybase
13 9 (0.59%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.53%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.53%) Solace