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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 133 127
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6  
Contract jobs citing C 739 904 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.83% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.09% 4.68% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 468 514
England median daily rate £450 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +11.53%  
10th Percentile £313 £285 £250
90th Percentile £660 £600 £596
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 135 105
England median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +2.63%  
10th Percentile £31.25 £14.13 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.25 £45.85
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18073 19303 19651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.80% 39.16% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24318 27032 25519
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £310 £288 £268
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 814 845
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
10th Percentile £20.75 £15.75 £18.18
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.30
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 284 £475 +5.55% 121
South East -17 155 £378 +8.63% 86
East of England +20 85 £474 +11.41% 81
South West -16 85 £400 -11.11% 45
North of England +10 67 £438 +5.42% 65
Midlands +1 57 £350 -15.20% 38
North West -12 37 £450 +4.16% 35
West Midlands -2 27 £320 -24.70% 27
East Midlands +2 26 £350 -12.60% 10
Yorkshire +11 24 £410 +4.12% 18
North East +65 6 £725 +151.73% 12
C
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 502 (31.14%) C++
2 407 (25.25%) Linux
3 389 (24.13%) Java
4 356 (22.08%) Software Engineering
5 339 (21.03%) Security Cleared
6 310 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 288 (17.87%) SQL
8 283 (17.56%) Python
9 278 (17.25%) Finance
10 221 (13.71%) Windows
11 204 (12.66%) SC Cleared
12 199 (12.34%) Degree
13 186 (11.54%) Oracle
14 181 (11.23%) C#
15 179 (11.10%) Unix
16 171 (10.61%) Microsoft
17 158 (9.80%) Perl
18 153 (9.49%) SDLC
19 152 (9.43%) Embedded C
20 151 (9.37%) JavaScript
21 133 (8.25%) HTML
21 133 (8.25%) Banking
22 118 (7.32%) Project Management
23 114 (7.07%) Configuration Management
23 114 (7.07%) Git (software)
24 110 (6.82%) Scrum
25 107 (6.64%) DV Cleared
26 98 (6.08%) .NET
27 97 (6.02%) Test Automation
28 93 (5.77%) SQL Server

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 71 (4.40%) Apache
2 45 (2.79%) WebLogic
3 44 (2.73%) Tomcat
4 40 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 32 (1.99%) Confluence
6 28 (1.74%) JBoss
7 24 (1.49%) nginx
7 24 (1.49%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.18%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.99%) CMS
11 16 (0.99%) IIS
12 14 (0.87%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.87%) TPMS
13 8 (0.50%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.50%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.50%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 74 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (1.18%) Simulink
4 17 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.93%) Doxygen
6 13 (0.81%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.19%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.12%) OrCAD
9 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.062%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.062%) Maya
10 1 (0.062%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 21 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.87%) LabWindows
3 13 (0.81%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.74%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 11 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.31%) Endur
8 5 (0.31%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (0.19%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.19%) Primavera
10 3 (0.19%) SAP GTS
10 3 (0.19%) SAP HCM
10 3 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
10 3 (0.19%) Summit
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.80%) Office 365
4 13 (0.81%) SaaS
5 10 (0.62%) GitHub
5 10 (0.62%) IaaS
5 10 (0.62%) PaaS
6 9 (0.56%) Oracle CX
7 8 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.50%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 6 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.25%) G Suite
10 4 (0.25%) Yammer
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.062%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.062%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 56 (3.47%) SSL
3 54 (3.35%) HTTP
4 45 (2.79%) DNS
5 43 (2.67%) Firewall
6 29 (1.80%) Internet
7 24 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (1.43%) Wireless
9 21 (1.30%) Bluetooth
9 21 (1.30%) WAN
10 20 (1.24%) VPN
11 18 (1.12%) DHCP
11 18 (1.12%) Wireshark
12 16 (0.99%) DVB
12 16 (0.99%) LAN
13 15 (0.93%) Ethernet
13 15 (0.93%) Skype
14 14 (0.87%) Network Security
15 12 (0.74%) IPsec
15 12 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.78%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.85%) Oracle Database
4 36 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (2.17%) Hadoop
6 34 (2.11%) MySQL
7 33 (2.05%) Big Data
7 33 (2.05%) MongoDB
7 33 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 24 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
10 17 (1.05%) KDB
11 16 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.62%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 114 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 77 (4.78%) Jenkins
3 64 (3.97%) JIRA
4 55 (3.41%) ProC
5 49 (3.04%) Rational DOORS
6 45 (2.79%) Subversion
7 32 (1.99%) Visual Studio
8 29 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
9 28 (1.74%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (1.43%) Selenium
12 14 (0.87%) GDB
12 14 (0.87%) JUnit
13 13 (0.81%) JMeter
13 13 (0.81%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.74%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (0.62%) Gradle
17 8 (0.50%) Android Studio
17 8 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 278 (17.25%) Finance
2 133 (8.25%) Banking
3 74 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 72 (4.47%) Electronics
5 45 (2.79%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.23%) Aerospace
6 36 (2.23%) Automotive
7 34 (2.11%) Marketing
8 33 (2.05%) Front Office
9 29 (1.80%) Military
10 28 (1.74%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.55%) Retail
12 24 (1.49%) Games
13 20 (1.24%) Law
14 19 (1.18%) Avionics
15 18 (1.12%) Back Office
16 17 (1.05%) Legal
17 12 (0.74%) Publishing
18 9 (0.56%) Advertising
19 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 455 (28.23%) Developer
2 240 (14.89%) Software Engineer
3 129 (8.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 126 (7.82%) Architect
5 121 (7.51%) Analyst
6 111 (6.89%) Java Developer
7 95 (5.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 87 (5.40%) C++ Developer
9 76 (4.71%) Consultant
10 72 (4.47%) C Developer
10 72 (4.47%) Project Manager
11 67 (4.16%) C++ Software Engineer
12 57 (3.54%) Software Developer
13 52 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
14 50 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
15 49 (3.04%) SQL Developer
16 46 (2.85%) C Software Engineer
17 43 (2.67%) Oracle Architect
18 41 (2.54%) Business Analyst
19 40 (2.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (8.25%) HTML
2 98 (6.08%) .NET
3 87 (5.40%) XML
4 86 (5.33%) Web Services
5 69 (4.28%) CSS
6 56 (3.47%) J2EE
7 55 (3.41%) Middleware
8 48 (2.98%) XSLT
9 42 (2.61%) REST
10 39 (2.42%) JSON
11 35 (2.17%) JNI
12 33 (2.05%) HTML5
13 31 (1.92%) AngularJS
14 28 (1.74%) Hibernate
14 28 (1.74%) RESTful
14 28 (1.74%) SOAP
15 25 (1.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 21 (1.30%) .NET Framework
16 21 (1.30%) Node.js
16 21 (1.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 90 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
1 90 (5.58%) Computer Science
2 58 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 46 (2.85%) Data Centre
5 46 (2.85%) Embedded Systems
6 45 (2.79%) Equities
7 40 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 40 (2.48%) Fixed Income
8 31 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.92%) User Experience
9 29 (1.80%) Device Driver
10 28 (1.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 24 (1.49%) STB
12 19 (1.18%) Digital TV
13 17 (1.05%) PKI
14 16 (0.99%) Derivative
14 16 (0.99%) Web 2.0
15 13 (0.81%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 407 (25.25%) Linux
2 221 (13.71%) Windows
3 179 (11.10%) Unix
4 56 (3.47%) Android
5 52 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 50 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (2.42%) CentOS
8 34 (2.11%) AIX
9 32 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
10 25 (1.55%) Ubuntu
11 22 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.30%) Windows 7
13 18 (1.12%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.99%) Solaris
15 15 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.74%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.74%) VxWorks
17 11 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (22.08%) Software Engineering
2 310 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (9.49%) SDLC
4 118 (7.32%) Project Management
5 114 (7.07%) Configuration Management
6 110 (6.82%) Scrum
7 97 (6.02%) Test Automation
8 93 (5.77%) TDD
9 88 (5.46%) ITIL
9 88 (5.46%) Open Source
10 86 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
11 81 (5.02%) DevOps
11 81 (5.02%) OO
12 77 (4.78%) Multithreading
13 72 (4.47%) Mathematics
13 72 (4.47%) Waterfall
14 68 (4.22%) UML
15 62 (3.85%) Mentoring
15 62 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 502 (31.14%) C++
2 389 (24.13%) Java
3 288 (17.87%) SQL
4 283 (17.56%) Python
5 181 (11.23%) C#
6 158 (9.80%) Perl
7 152 (9.43%) Embedded C
8 151 (9.37%) JavaScript
9 59 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 51 (3.16%) PHP
10 51 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 49 (3.04%) MATLAB
12 45 (2.79%) Shell Script
13 44 (2.73%) Ruby
14 35 (2.17%) Assembly Language
15 31 (1.92%) VB
16 28 (1.74%) Embedded C++
17 25 (1.55%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.49%) Scala
18 24 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 339 (21.03%) Security Cleared
2 204 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 199 (12.34%) Degree
4 107 (6.64%) DV Cleared
5 33 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.12%) ISEB
9 16 (0.99%) CCNP
9 16 (0.99%) HNC
10 15 (0.93%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.81%) CISSP
12 12 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (0.68%) CCNA
14 10 (0.62%) CISA
14 10 (0.62%) HND
15 6 (0.37%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.37%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.37%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.61%) QA
2 25 (1.55%) MISRA
3 22 (1.36%) Def Stans
3 22 (1.36%) DO-178B
4 14 (0.87%) SEPA
5 13 (0.81%) IEC 61508
5 13 (0.81%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.74%) MISRA C
6 12 (0.74%) SLA
7 11 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.68%) PMO
8 10 (0.62%) MIL-STD-1553
9 9 (0.56%) GDPR
9 9 (0.56%) IEC 62304
10 8 (0.50%) ISO 14001
11 7 (0.43%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (0.37%) NEBOSH
13 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.31%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 66 (4.09%) Docker
2 49 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.74%) Firmware
4 24 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.74%) XenApp
6 11 (0.68%) vSphere
7 8 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.37%) KVM
8 6 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.25%) iptables
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.19%) LXC
10 3 (0.19%) Xen
11 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (2.42%) Puppet
2 27 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.55%) Ansible
4 19 (1.18%) SCCM
5 12 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (0.74%) SCOM
6 11 (0.68%) Kibana
6 11 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 9 (0.56%) yum
8 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.43%) Terraform
9 6 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.31%) Graphite
10 5 (0.31%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.31%) Rancher
11 4 (0.25%) Cobbler
11 4 (0.25%) Mesos
11 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 186 (11.54%) Oracle
2 171 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.29%) Red Hat
4 52 (3.23%) Cisco
4 52 (3.23%) VMware
5 49 (3.04%) SAP
6 33 (2.05%) ION Trading
7 29 (1.80%) IBM
8 26 (1.61%) HP
9 23 (1.43%) Citrix
9 23 (1.43%) Sybase
10 17 (1.05%) Google
11 15 (0.93%) Serena
12 14 (0.87%) WSO2
13 13 (0.81%) ServiceNow
14 11 (0.68%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.56%) EMC
16 8 (0.50%) Infragistics
16 8 (0.50%) Kronos
16 8 (0.50%) Sun
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
IQ Telecom
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £44 to £47 per hour Dependant on Experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
SoCode Limited
Rate: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £24.23 - £30.07 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Rate: £3115 - £34151 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 10 days ago
South West London
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 6 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £615 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £55 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday