Period
to 22 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 141 122
Rank change year-on-year -23 -19 0
Contract jobs citing C 1,504 1,583 1,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.90% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.77% 4.60% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 850 1,004
England median daily rate £475 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +10.09% +9.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £264
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 207 294
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £20.00 £22.71 £14.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.93 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.11%

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 39,889 34,405 37,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.33% 41.28% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,053 23,735 26,015
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 746 882
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.48 £17.00 £14.26
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.38 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year -3.32% +7.47% +10.00%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018.

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 May 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
London -32 626 £550 +10.00% 328
South East -27 336 £425 +6.25% 269
South West -6 164 £425 -1.16% 167
East of England -2 157 £475 +16.56% 191
North of England +9 148 £400 -4.76% 198
Midlands -48 68 £400 -5.94% 172
North West -30 62 £425 -5.56% 101
North East +39 50 £375 - 35
West Midlands -35 44 £400 -9.09% 122
Yorkshire -11 36 £413 +6.45% 62
East Midlands -20 23 £375 - 50
C
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 455 (30.25%) C++
2 392 (26.06%) Linux
3 378 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
4 370 (24.60%) Software Engineering
5 345 (22.94%) Security Cleared
6 317 (21.08%) Java
7 302 (20.08%) Python
8 253 (16.82%) Finance
9 246 (16.36%) Windows
10 222 (14.76%) SQL
11 205 (13.63%) SC Cleared
12 198 (13.16%) Degree
13 176 (11.70%) Microsoft
14 153 (10.17%) C#
15 143 (9.51%) Embedded C
16 142 (9.44%) JavaScript
17 134 (8.91%) Unix
18 131 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
19 128 (8.51%) Oracle
19 128 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
20 120 (7.98%) Configuration Management
21 119 (7.91%) Project Management
22 115 (7.65%) Web Services
22 115 (7.65%) Open Source
22 115 (7.65%) DevOps
23 114 (7.58%) SQL Server
24 111 (7.38%) Git (software)
25 109 (7.25%) DV Cleared
26 103 (6.85%) .NET
27 101 (6.72%) Continuous Integration

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 46 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.93%) Apache Spark
3 28 (1.86%) Apache
4 24 (1.60%) Confluence
5 23 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.20%) JBoss
6 18 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.13%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.06%) CMS
8 16 (1.06%) WebSphere Portal
9 14 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.86%) Ethereum
10 13 (0.86%) Hyperledger
10 13 (0.86%) IIS
11 11 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.60%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.47%) ThingWorx
14 5 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 59 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 59 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (1.86%) Simulink
4 25 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.53%) SPSS
7 4 (0.27%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.13%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.066%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.066%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.066%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.066%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 16 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.27%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.27%) LabWindows
5 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.13%) MultiChain
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.066%) Maximo
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.066%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.066%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 128 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.66%) SaaS
4 38 (2.53%) Office 365
5 35 (2.33%) IaaS
6 31 (2.06%) PaaS
7 25 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.60%) Datadog
9 14 (0.93%) GitHub
10 12 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.47%) G Suite
12 7 (0.47%) NuGet
12 7 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.40%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.33%) Serverless
14 5 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.27%) Bluemix
15 4 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.52%) Wireless
2 52 (3.46%) Firewall
3 42 (2.79%) DNS
4 31 (2.06%) DHCP
4 31 (2.06%) Internet
4 31 (2.06%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.86%) Network Security
6 27 (1.80%) Bluetooth
7 26 (1.73%) LAN
8 24 (1.60%) Ethernet
8 24 (1.60%) HTTP
8 24 (1.60%) VPN
9 23 (1.53%) WAN
10 21 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (1.33%) SAN
12 19 (1.26%) Wireshark
13 16 (1.06%) Intranet
14 14 (0.93%) VLAN
15 12 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.72%) Relational Database
3 49 (3.26%) Big Data
4 44 (2.93%) NoSQL
5 43 (2.86%) MySQL
6 42 (2.79%) Oracle Database
7 40 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (2.39%) GIS
9 31 (2.06%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 26 (1.73%) MongoDB
13 24 (1.60%) HBase
14 21 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 21 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.40%) Blockchain
15 20 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (1.26%) Power BI
17 18 (1.20%) RDBMS
18 16 (1.06%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 111 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 83 (5.52%) Jenkins
3 71 (4.72%) JIRA
4 55 (3.66%) Subversion
5 46 (3.06%) Visual Studio
6 40 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 38 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
8 31 (2.06%) Rational Rhapsody
9 29 (1.93%) Selenium
10 27 (1.80%) GDB
11 25 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.46%) JUnit
13 19 (1.26%) ProC
14 13 (0.86%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.86%) Rational Team Concert
14 13 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (0.80%) LoadRunner
15 12 (0.80%) Maven
15 12 (0.80%) NUnit
16 11 (0.73%) JMeter
General
1 253 (16.82%) Finance
2 92 (6.12%) Banking
3 55 (3.66%) Electronics
4 45 (2.99%) Law
5 40 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.33%) Marketing
7 34 (2.26%) Retail
8 25 (1.66%) Automotive
8 25 (1.66%) Military
9 24 (1.60%) Front Office
10 22 (1.46%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.20%) Legal
13 17 (1.13%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.66%) Back Office
14 10 (0.66%) Publishing
15 9 (0.60%) Games
16 8 (0.53%) French Language
16 8 (0.53%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 315 (20.94%) Developer
2 258 (17.15%) Software Engineer
3 138 (9.18%) Analyst
4 123 (8.18%) Embedded Engineer
5 101 (6.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 81 (5.39%) Architect
7 70 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 66 (4.39%) Project Manager
9 60 (3.99%) C++ Software Engineer
10 51 (3.39%) Software Developer
11 50 (3.32%) Consultant
11 50 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
12 45 (2.99%) Business Analyst
13 41 (2.73%) Test Engineer
14 39 (2.59%) C Developer
15 36 (2.39%) C++ Developer
16 33 (2.19%) Python Developer
17 31 (2.06%) C Software Engineer
18 28 (1.86%) Development Engineer
18 28 (1.86%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (7.65%) Web Services
2 103 (6.85%) .NET
3 85 (5.65%) XML
4 66 (4.39%) HTML
5 60 (3.99%) J2EE
6 53 (3.52%) REST
7 50 (3.32%) CSS
8 43 (2.86%) Node.js
9 35 (2.33%) SOAP
10 32 (2.13%) AngularJS
11 30 (1.99%) JSON
12 29 (1.93%) Kafka
13 28 (1.86%) JSF
13 28 (1.86%) RESTful
13 28 (1.86%) Spring
14 26 (1.73%) Middleware
15 25 (1.66%) jQuery
16 23 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
17 22 (1.46%) ASP.NET
18 20 (1.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.98%) Computer Science
3 64 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (3.86%) Algorithms
5 55 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 54 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 40 (2.66%) User Experience
8 37 (2.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 35 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
10 31 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.60%) CMDB
12 24 (1.60%) Device Driver
13 19 (1.26%) Equities
13 19 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.20%) Fixed Income
15 17 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
15 17 (1.13%) VSAM
16 15 (1.00%) Derivative
17 14 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 392 (26.06%) Linux
2 246 (16.36%) Windows
3 134 (8.91%) Unix
4 66 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 40 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (2.39%) Android
7 35 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
7 35 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (1.99%) Solaris
9 29 (1.93%) AIX
10 28 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (1.73%) VMS
12 25 (1.66%) Apple iOS
13 24 (1.60%) Windows 7
14 18 (1.20%) MVS
15 17 (1.13%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.13%) VME
15 17 (1.13%) VxWorks
16 16 (1.06%) Windows 10
16 16 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (25.13%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (24.60%) Software Engineering
3 131 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
4 120 (7.98%) Configuration Management
5 119 (7.91%) Project Management
6 115 (7.65%) DevOps
6 115 (7.65%) Open Source
7 101 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (6.72%) Test Automation
8 100 (6.65%) ITIL
9 90 (5.98%) Migration
10 87 (5.78%) Scrum
11 86 (5.72%) TDD
11 86 (5.72%) UML
12 82 (5.45%) Analytics
12 82 (5.45%) Change Management
12 82 (5.45%) SDLC
12 82 (5.45%) Waterfall
13 79 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 62 (4.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 455 (30.25%) C++
2 317 (21.08%) Java
3 302 (20.08%) Python
4 222 (14.76%) SQL
5 153 (10.17%) C#
6 143 (9.51%) Embedded C
7 142 (9.44%) JavaScript
8 90 (5.98%) Perl
9 85 (5.65%) Ruby
10 78 (5.19%) PowerShell
11 68 (4.52%) Embedded C++
12 66 (4.39%) Bash Shell
13 52 (3.46%) PL/SQL
14 48 (3.19%) MATLAB
15 43 (2.86%) Shell Script
16 35 (2.33%) Go
17 28 (1.86%) T-SQL
18 25 (1.66%) Scala
19 23 (1.53%) PHP
20 18 (1.20%) JCL
Qualifications
1 345 (22.94%) Security Cleared
2 205 (13.63%) SC Cleared
3 198 (13.16%) Degree
4 109 (7.25%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.86%) CISSP
6 27 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.26%) ISEB
9 17 (1.13%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (0.73%) MCSE
14 10 (0.66%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.60%) PhD
16 8 (0.53%) CCNP
16 8 (0.53%) PMP
17 7 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.46%) PMO
2 35 (2.33%) QA
3 31 (2.06%) GDPR
4 24 (1.60%) MISRA
4 24 (1.60%) SLA
5 21 (1.40%) GCP
6 16 (1.06%) ISO 9001
7 15 (1.00%) Def Stans
8 14 (0.93%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.66%) IEC 62304
10 9 (0.60%) MISRA C
11 8 (0.53%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.40%) MiFID
14 5 (0.33%) IEC 61508
15 4 (0.27%) ARP4754
15 4 (0.27%) SEPA
16 3 (0.20%) ISO 13485
16 3 (0.20%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 90 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 76 (5.05%) Docker
3 55 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (2.33%) Firmware
5 20 (1.33%) vSphere
6 18 (1.20%) Apache Flume
6 18 (1.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 18 (1.20%) RACF
7 16 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.00%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 14 (0.93%) NFS
10 11 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.40%) Xen
12 5 (0.33%) StorNext
12 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.20%) HDFS
13 3 (0.20%) QEMU
13 3 (0.20%) Snort
13 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (4.19%) Puppet
2 56 (3.72%) Ansible
3 42 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (2.59%) Kubernetes
5 33 (2.19%) Terraform
6 25 (1.66%) Nagios
7 23 (1.53%) Tivoli
8 21 (1.40%) Packer
9 19 (1.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 17 (1.13%) SELinux
11 11 (0.73%) Salt
12 10 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (0.66%) WSUS
13 9 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (0.60%) Grafana
14 7 (0.47%) SCCM
15 6 (0.40%) HP ALM
15 6 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
15 6 (0.40%) SCOM
15 6 (0.40%) vMotion
Vendors
1 176 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 128 (8.51%) Oracle
3 66 (4.39%) VMware
4 52 (3.46%) Cisco
5 46 (3.06%) HP
6 44 (2.93%) Google
7 37 (2.46%) Splunk
8 34 (2.26%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.73%) IBM
10 24 (1.60%) New Relic
11 23 (1.53%) SAP
11 23 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 23 (1.53%) Talend
12 22 (1.46%) Atlassian
13 21 (1.40%) NetApp
14 17 (1.13%) Citrix
14 17 (1.13%) Fujitsu
15 15 (1.00%) BMC
15 15 (1.00%) EMC
16 13 (0.86%) Adobe