Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 152 132
Rank change year-on-year -9 -20 +7
Contract jobs citing C 1,593 1,535 1,924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.73% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.80% 4.11% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 811 972
England median daily rate £475 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +4.17% +8.39%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £663 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £431 £413
% change year-on-year +10.14% +4.55% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 165 265
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £20.25 £31.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%

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 41,974 37,343 39,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.61% 42.00% 39.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,716 25,821 27,648
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 731 833
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.90%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.25 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.85 £53.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -6 617 £550 +12.24% 267
South East +9 369 £425 +7.59% 270
South West +6 206 £403 +5.23% 150
East of England -18 168 £470 +14.98% 206
North of England +7 154 £375 -11.76% 168
Midlands -52 72 £400 +14.14% 178
North West -6 71 £375 -16.67% 98
Yorkshire +2 43 £400 -2.44% 60
West Midlands -41 43 £400 +20.30% 132
North East +20 40 £364 -14.41% 10
East Midlands -20 29 £365 -8.86% 46
C
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 598 (37.54%) C++
2 426 (26.74%) Linux
3 394 (24.73%) Software Engineering
4 387 (24.29%) Python
5 355 (22.28%) Java
6 354 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 321 (20.15%) Security Cleared
8 251 (15.76%) Finance
9 242 (15.19%) SQL
10 212 (13.31%) Windows
11 207 (12.99%) SC Cleared
12 204 (12.81%) C#
13 192 (12.05%) Degree
14 168 (10.55%) JavaScript
15 162 (10.17%) Embedded C
16 150 (9.42%) Test Automation
17 148 (9.29%) Git (software)
18 147 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
19 140 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
20 139 (8.73%) Microsoft
21 132 (8.29%) DevOps
22 130 (8.16%) Configuration Management
23 129 (8.10%) Unix
24 125 (7.85%) Oracle
25 119 (7.47%) Perl
26 115 (7.22%) .NET
27 113 (7.09%) Jenkins
28 112 (7.03%) Ruby
29 111 (6.97%) Project Management
30 110 (6.91%) Analytical Skills

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 44 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.88%) Apache
2 30 (1.88%) CMS
3 29 (1.82%) Confluence
4 25 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 23 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 19 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 18 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.07%) Ethereum
8 17 (1.07%) OpenStack
9 15 (0.94%) Hyperledger
9 15 (0.94%) IIS
9 15 (0.94%) JBoss
10 8 (0.50%) WebSphere Portal
11 7 (0.44%) Amazon Alexa
11 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.01%) Simulink
4 15 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.31%) SPSS
8 4 (0.25%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.13%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.063%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.063%) Maya
11 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.25%) Primavera
4 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.13%) LabWindows
6 2 (0.13%) MultiChain
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.063%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.063%) Kondor
7 1 (0.063%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.063%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.063%) SAP CS
7 1 (0.063%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.063%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.063%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 147 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (2.76%) Office 365
4 34 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (2.01%) Datadog
6 29 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (1.69%) GitHub
8 23 (1.44%) PaaS
9 21 (1.32%) SaaS
10 16 (1.00%) IaaS
10 16 (1.00%) NuGet
11 10 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.31%) Serverless
15 4 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.02%) DNS
2 61 (3.83%) Firewall
3 53 (3.33%) Wireless
4 44 (2.76%) DHCP
5 43 (2.70%) Internet
6 40 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.95%) HTTP
7 31 (1.95%) Network Security
7 31 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
7 31 (1.95%) Wireshark
8 28 (1.76%) Ethernet
9 26 (1.63%) WAN
10 24 (1.51%) SAN
11 23 (1.44%) Bluetooth
12 22 (1.38%) LAN
12 22 (1.38%) VPN
13 17 (1.07%) BIG-IP
13 17 (1.07%) VoIP
14 15 (0.94%) IPsec
14 15 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 48 (3.01%) Big Data
4 45 (2.82%) MySQL
5 42 (2.64%) NoSQL
6 41 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 39 (2.45%) Blockchain
7 39 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
8 29 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.57%) HBase
10 23 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.32%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.07%) GIS
14 16 (1.00%) Power BI
15 14 (0.88%) DB2
15 14 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 148 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 113 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 91 (5.71%) JIRA
4 57 (3.58%) TeamCity
5 53 (3.33%) Subversion
6 50 (3.14%) Rational DOORS
7 49 (3.08%) Selenium
8 44 (2.76%) Visual Studio
9 37 (2.32%) GDB
10 35 (2.20%) Rational Rhapsody
11 32 (2.01%) ProC
12 30 (1.88%) JUnit
13 27 (1.69%) Rational Team Concert
14 22 (1.38%) PVCS
14 22 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (1.13%) MSBuild
16 17 (1.07%) JMeter
16 17 (1.07%) LoadRunner
17 16 (1.00%) Gradle
18 15 (0.94%) NUnit
General
1 251 (15.76%) Finance
2 93 (5.84%) Banking
3 54 (3.39%) Electronics
4 49 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.32%) Law
6 31 (1.95%) Retail
7 29 (1.82%) Front Office
8 24 (1.51%) Aerospace
8 24 (1.51%) Automotive
9 22 (1.38%) Games
10 21 (1.32%) Marketing
11 20 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.07%) Military
13 16 (1.00%) Legal
14 12 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
15 11 (0.69%) Back Office
16 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.44%) French Language
17 6 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 408 (25.61%) Developer
2 272 (17.07%) Software Engineer
3 129 (8.10%) Analyst
4 125 (7.85%) Embedded Engineer
5 109 (6.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 86 (5.40%) Architect
7 75 (4.71%) C++ Software Engineer
8 69 (4.33%) Java Developer
9 59 (3.70%) C++ Developer
9 59 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 58 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 50 (3.14%) C Developer
12 45 (2.82%) C Software Engineer
13 43 (2.70%) Consultant
14 40 (2.51%) Business Analyst
14 40 (2.51%) Test Engineer
15 39 (2.45%) Embedded C Engineer
15 39 (2.45%) Software Developer
16 38 (2.39%) Python Developer
16 38 (2.39%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (7.22%) .NET
2 102 (6.40%) XML
3 87 (5.46%) Web Services
4 69 (4.33%) HTML
5 63 (3.95%) AngularJS
6 60 (3.77%) REST
7 50 (3.14%) CSS
7 50 (3.14%) J2EE
8 35 (2.20%) Node.js
8 35 (2.20%) React
9 33 (2.07%) JSON
9 33 (2.07%) Middleware
10 32 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
10 32 (2.01%) RESTful
11 28 (1.76%) HTML5
11 28 (1.76%) Kafka
12 25 (1.57%) .NET Framework
12 25 (1.57%) OpenGL
12 25 (1.57%) Spring
13 24 (1.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 83 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 57 (3.58%) Algorithms
4 57 (3.58%) Embedded Systems
5 56 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 40 (2.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 33 (2.07%) User Experience
9 32 (2.01%) Fixed Income
10 30 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.63%) Device Driver
11 26 (1.63%) Fintech
12 23 (1.44%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (1.26%) Equities
15 18 (1.13%) CMDB
16 16 (1.00%) Bitcoin
16 16 (1.00%) Data Structures
17 14 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 426 (26.74%) Linux
2 212 (13.31%) Windows
3 129 (8.10%) Unix
4 70 (4.39%) Android
5 46 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 37 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
8 34 (2.13%) Apple iOS
9 28 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (1.69%) Solaris
11 22 (1.38%) OpenVMS
11 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (1.07%) Windows 7
13 16 (1.00%) AIX
13 16 (1.00%) VMS
14 13 (0.82%) FreeRTOS
15 12 (0.75%) VxWorks
16 11 (0.69%) CentOS
16 11 (0.69%) SUSE
16 11 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (24.73%) Software Engineering
2 354 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (9.42%) Test Automation
4 140 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
5 132 (8.29%) DevOps
6 130 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 111 (6.97%) Project Management
8 109 (6.84%) SDLC
9 108 (6.78%) Scrum
10 107 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (6.09%) Migration
12 89 (5.59%) Open Source
13 88 (5.52%) TDD
14 87 (5.46%) UML
15 83 (5.21%) Unit Testing
16 76 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
17 75 (4.71%) ITIL
18 73 (4.58%) Analytics
19 68 (4.27%) Mathematics
19 68 (4.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 598 (37.54%) C++
2 387 (24.29%) Python
3 355 (22.28%) Java
4 242 (15.19%) SQL
5 204 (12.81%) C#
6 168 (10.55%) JavaScript
7 162 (10.17%) Embedded C
8 119 (7.47%) Perl
9 112 (7.03%) Ruby
10 90 (5.65%) Bash Shell
11 69 (4.33%) Embedded C++
12 64 (4.02%) PowerShell
13 61 (3.83%) MATLAB
14 54 (3.39%) Go
15 49 (3.08%) PL/SQL
16 47 (2.95%) Shell Script
17 36 (2.26%) PHP
18 26 (1.63%) Scala
19 23 (1.44%) Ada
20 19 (1.19%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 321 (20.15%) Security Cleared
2 207 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 192 (12.05%) Degree
4 93 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.00%) CCNA
9 15 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.88%) CCNP
10 14 (0.88%) ISEB
11 13 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.82%) CISSP
12 11 (0.69%) PMP
13 10 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.63%) MCSE
13 10 (0.63%) PhD
13 10 (0.63%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.56%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.57%) QA
2 37 (2.32%) MISRA
3 29 (1.82%) PMO
4 24 (1.51%) SLA
5 23 (1.44%) GCP
5 23 (1.44%) MISRA C
6 15 (0.94%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.88%) GDPR
8 12 (0.75%) DO-178B
9 11 (0.69%) Def Stans
10 9 (0.56%) IEC 62304
11 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.44%) MiFID
12 5 (0.31%) IEC 61508
12 5 (0.31%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.31%) SEPA
13 4 (0.25%) COBIT
14 3 (0.19%) ARP4754
14 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (4.96%) Docker
2 61 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 55 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (2.51%) Firmware
5 21 (1.32%) vSphere
6 20 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.94%) NFS
8 13 (0.82%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.31%) StorNext
10 5 (0.31%) Xen
11 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.19%) QEMU
13 2 (0.13%) KVM
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.13%) XenApp
14 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.063%) Squid
14 1 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 80 (5.02%) Ansible
2 72 (4.52%) Puppet
3 53 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (3.14%) Terraform
5 49 (3.08%) Kubernetes
6 35 (2.20%) Nagios
7 27 (1.69%) Packer
8 13 (0.82%) SELinux
9 12 (0.75%) CFEngine
10 11 (0.69%) SCCM
11 9 (0.56%) Perfmon
11 9 (0.56%) SCOM
11 9 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.50%) Salt
12 8 (0.50%) WSUS
13 7 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (0.38%) Consul
14 6 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 139 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 125 (7.85%) Oracle
3 70 (4.39%) VMware
4 59 (3.70%) Cisco
5 53 (3.33%) Splunk
6 39 (2.45%) Google
6 39 (2.45%) Red Hat
7 37 (2.32%) IBM
8 33 (2.07%) New Relic
9 23 (1.44%) HP
10 21 (1.32%) EMC
11 19 (1.19%) NetApp
12 17 (1.07%) F5
12 17 (1.07%) Sybase
13 16 (1.00%) Atlassian
14 15 (0.94%) Talend
15 14 (0.88%) Citrix
15 14 (0.88%) McAfee
16 13 (0.82%) SAP
17 11 (0.69%) Hitachi