Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 125 118
Rank change year-on-year -41 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing C 1,477 1,852 2,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.59% 2.08% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.74% 5.12% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1,038 1,062
England median daily rate £475 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.83% +10.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £663 £600 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 231 311
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +5.13% +11.43%
10th Percentile £22.50 £14.13 £14.13
90th Percentile £49.73 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year +0.61% +6.45% +10.71%

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 39,505 36,150 38,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.40% 40.64% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,988 25,069 26,530
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £638 £608 £600
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 797 986
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.78%
10th Percentile £17.51 £15.65 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -50 648 £525 +9.38% 310
South East -52 266 £400 - 281
East of England +6 225 £450 +11.80% 294
South West -21 153 £450 +0.56% 146
North of England -32 109 £425 +13.33% 195
Midlands -46 75 £350 -12.50% 196
North West -3 54 £488 +14.71% 114
West Midlands -27 53 £350 - 141
North East +3 30 £400 +21.21% 24
Yorkshire -32 24 £425 +6.25% 57
East Midlands -22 18 £375 -14.77% 53
C
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 428 (28.98%) C++
2 387 (26.20%) Linux
3 379 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
4 323 (21.87%) Software Engineering
5 304 (20.58%) Java
6 284 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 261 (17.67%) Python
8 238 (16.11%) Finance
9 232 (15.71%) Windows
10 223 (15.10%) SQL
11 194 (13.13%) Degree
12 169 (11.44%) Microsoft
13 155 (10.49%) Unix
14 149 (10.09%) JavaScript
15 147 (9.95%) Embedded C
15 147 (9.95%) SC Cleared
16 129 (8.73%) C#
17 127 (8.60%) Oracle
17 127 (8.60%) DV Cleared
18 121 (8.19%) Web Services
19 110 (7.45%) Project Management
19 110 (7.45%) Computer Science
20 107 (7.24%) HTML
21 105 (7.11%) ITIL
22 100 (6.77%) Banking
23 95 (6.43%) TDD
23 95 (6.43%) Git (software)
24 93 (6.30%) Test Automation
25 92 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
26 90 (6.09%) Wireless

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 32 (2.17%) Apache
2 29 (1.96%) Confluence
2 29 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 27 (1.83%) JBoss
4 25 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 22 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 21 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
8 13 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.81%) IIS
10 11 (0.74%) CMS
10 11 (0.74%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.61%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.61%) SAS
12 7 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.47%) ThingWorx
13 6 (0.41%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
14 5 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 62 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.30%) Simulink
4 32 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (1.69%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.34%) Doxygen
9 4 (0.27%) Pipeline Pilot
9 4 (0.27%) SPSS
10 3 (0.20%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.14%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.068%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.068%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.068%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.68%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.27%) Infor CRM
6 4 (0.27%) LabWindows
6 4 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.20%) Maximo
7 3 (0.20%) RMDS
8 2 (0.14%) Magento
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.068%) Primavera
9 1 (0.068%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.068%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.84%) SaaS
4 27 (1.83%) IaaS
5 25 (1.69%) Office 365
5 25 (1.69%) PaaS
6 17 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.68%) GitHub
9 6 (0.41%) G Suite
9 6 (0.41%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.34%) Serverless
10 5 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.27%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.14%) Route 53
13 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (6.09%) Wireless
2 56 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 51 (3.45%) Bluetooth
4 33 (2.23%) Firewall
5 28 (1.90%) DNS
5 28 (1.90%) Internet
6 27 (1.83%) HTTP
7 26 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (1.49%) LAN
9 21 (1.42%) LTE
9 21 (1.42%) Network Security
10 20 (1.35%) VPN
11 18 (1.22%) 3GPP
11 18 (1.22%) WAN
12 16 (1.08%) DHCP
13 15 (1.02%) NAS
14 13 (0.88%) 3G
14 13 (0.88%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.88%) GSM
15 11 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.39%) MySQL
3 48 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 42 (2.84%) Big Data
6 40 (2.71%) GIS
7 36 (2.44%) Hadoop
8 31 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 26 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 24 (1.62%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.08%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.02%) Ingres
15 13 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.88%) HBase
15 13 (0.88%) Power BI
16 11 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.74%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 95 (6.43%) Git (software)
2 60 (4.06%) JIRA
3 59 (3.99%) Subversion
4 48 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 39 (2.64%) Visual Studio
6 33 (2.23%) Rational DOORS
7 27 (1.83%) Rational Rhapsody
8 24 (1.62%) TeamCity
9 21 (1.42%) Maven
9 21 (1.42%) Selenium
10 19 (1.29%) JUnit
11 18 (1.22%) Jasmine
11 18 (1.22%) ProC
11 18 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (1.02%) GDB
13 14 (0.95%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.95%) Gradle
14 11 (0.74%) Mocha
15 10 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.68%) SoapUI
General
1 238 (16.11%) Finance
2 100 (6.77%) Banking
3 80 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 77 (5.21%) Electronics
5 41 (2.78%) Automotive
6 40 (2.71%) Marketing
7 37 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 37 (2.51%) Law
8 30 (2.03%) Retail
9 25 (1.69%) Front Office
9 25 (1.69%) Legal
9 25 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.69%) Military
10 17 (1.15%) Aerospace
11 14 (0.95%) Publishing
12 11 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.68%) Games
14 9 (0.61%) Advertising
15 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 333 (22.55%) Developer
2 218 (14.76%) Software Engineer
3 141 (9.55%) Analyst
4 129 (8.73%) Embedded Engineer
5 97 (6.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 73 (4.94%) Java Developer
7 69 (4.67%) Business Analyst
8 67 (4.54%) Architect
9 62 (4.20%) Software Developer
10 61 (4.13%) Project Manager
11 52 (3.52%) Consultant
12 46 (3.11%) C Developer
12 46 (3.11%) C++ Software Engineer
13 41 (2.78%) C++ Developer
13 41 (2.78%) Senior Developer
14 36 (2.44%) Embedded Developer
15 34 (2.30%) Linux Engineer
15 34 (2.30%) Test Engineer
16 33 (2.23%) Python Developer
17 27 (1.83%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (8.19%) Web Services
2 107 (7.24%) HTML
3 89 (6.03%) .NET
4 80 (5.42%) XML
5 72 (4.87%) CSS
6 54 (3.66%) J2EE
7 46 (3.11%) jQuery
8 38 (2.57%) SOAP
9 34 (2.30%) REST
10 33 (2.23%) ASP.NET
11 32 (2.17%) HTML5
11 32 (2.17%) Node.js
12 31 (2.10%) CSS3
13 29 (1.96%) RESTful
14 27 (1.83%) React
15 26 (1.76%) Spring
16 25 (1.69%) AngularJS
16 25 (1.69%) JSF
16 25 (1.69%) Middleware
17 22 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.45%) Computer Science
2 85 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 44 (2.98%) User Experience
6 41 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 39 (2.64%) Embedded Systems
8 32 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.96%) Derivative
10 28 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
11 25 (1.69%) Device Driver
12 22 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 21 (1.42%) Fixed Income
14 19 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
16 17 (1.15%) VSAM
17 13 (0.88%) CMDB
17 13 (0.88%) Data Centre
17 13 (0.88%) Equities
18 12 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 387 (26.20%) Linux
2 232 (15.71%) Windows
3 155 (10.49%) Unix
4 53 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 52 (3.52%) Android
6 42 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (2.44%) Apple iOS
8 33 (2.23%) Embedded Linux
9 31 (2.10%) AIX
9 31 (2.10%) Solaris
10 26 (1.76%) Windows 7
11 24 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 19 (1.29%) Windows 10
14 18 (1.22%) MVS
14 18 (1.22%) VME
14 18 (1.22%) VMS
15 17 (1.15%) VxWorks
16 15 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (21.87%) Software Engineering
3 110 (7.45%) Project Management
4 105 (7.11%) ITIL
5 95 (6.43%) TDD
6 93 (6.30%) Test Automation
7 92 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
8 86 (5.82%) SDLC
9 85 (5.75%) Configuration Management
10 81 (5.48%) Scrum
11 79 (5.35%) Change Management
11 79 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 78 (5.28%) Open Source
13 72 (4.87%) Migration
14 67 (4.54%) Risk Management
14 67 (4.54%) UML
15 65 (4.40%) DevOps
16 61 (4.13%) Multithreading
17 60 (4.06%) Mentoring
18 58 (3.93%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 428 (28.98%) C++
2 304 (20.58%) Java
3 261 (17.67%) Python
4 223 (15.10%) SQL
5 149 (10.09%) JavaScript
6 147 (9.95%) Embedded C
7 129 (8.73%) C#
8 64 (4.33%) Perl
9 58 (3.93%) PL/SQL
10 55 (3.72%) Shell Script
11 52 (3.52%) MATLAB
12 47 (3.18%) Embedded C++
13 43 (2.91%) PowerShell
14 38 (2.57%) Ruby
15 32 (2.17%) Bash Shell
16 30 (2.03%) T-SQL
17 29 (1.96%) PHP
18 21 (1.42%) JCL
19 20 (1.35%) Scala
20 18 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 284 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 194 (13.13%) Degree
3 147 (9.95%) SC Cleared
4 127 (8.60%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.62%) CISSP
7 22 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (1.42%) Master's Degree
9 18 (1.22%) ISEB
10 17 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.68%) MCP
13 10 (0.68%) PhD
14 9 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.47%) CISM
15 7 (0.47%) HNC
15 7 (0.47%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.64%) QA
2 32 (2.17%) GDPR
2 32 (2.17%) MISRA
2 32 (2.17%) PMO
3 15 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.88%) Def Stans
5 12 (0.81%) MISRA C
6 11 (0.74%) SLA
7 10 (0.68%) IEC 62304
7 10 (0.68%) WCAG
8 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.61%) ISO 26262
9 8 (0.54%) COBIT
10 7 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.47%) DO-178B
11 6 (0.41%) IFRS
11 6 (0.41%) IFRS 9
11 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.41%) MiFID
12 5 (0.34%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 75 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.71%) Docker
4 32 (2.17%) Firmware
5 18 (1.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 17 (1.15%) RACF
7 15 (1.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 13 (0.88%) Apache Flume
9 12 (0.81%) vSphere
10 11 (0.74%) KVM
10 11 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.61%) NFS
11 9 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.34%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
12 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.34%) XenApp
12 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 45 (3.05%) Puppet
2 38 (2.57%) Ansible
3 37 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.35%) Tivoli
5 18 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 10 (0.68%) SCCM
7 8 (0.54%) HP ALM
7 8 (0.54%) Terraform
8 7 (0.47%) Grafana
8 7 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.47%) WSUS
9 6 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.41%) Nagios
9 6 (0.41%) Packer
10 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.34%) Mesos
10 5 (0.34%) SELinux
11 4 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 169 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 127 (8.60%) Oracle
3 64 (4.33%) VMware
4 44 (2.98%) Red Hat
5 41 (2.78%) HP
6 39 (2.64%) Cisco
7 33 (2.23%) Google
8 26 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 25 (1.69%) SAP
10 21 (1.42%) Atlassian
11 19 (1.29%) Splunk
12 17 (1.15%) Fujitsu
13 16 (1.08%) BMC
13 16 (1.08%) Citrix
14 15 (1.02%) NetApp
15 14 (0.95%) IBM
16 10 (0.68%) ION Trading
16 10 (0.68%) Talend
17 9 (0.61%) Solace
18 8 (0.54%) Alteryx