Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 169 125
Rank change year-on-year +10 -44 +6
Contract jobs citing C 1,614 1,466 1,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.71% 1.59% 2.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.80% 3.78% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 747 1,067
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +10.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £263
90th Percentile £670 £675 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +9.20% +3.57% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 172 246
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25.38 £30.75 £15.88
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £52.50
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 42,500 38,753 39,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.96% 42.05% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,159 27,170 27,351
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £285
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 746 834
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £17.28 £16.25 £14.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.26%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +3 599 £525 +5.00% 338
South East +31 355 £416 +4.06% 305
South West +15 232 £410 +10.07% 200
East of England -17 179 £450 +9.09% 258
North of England +30 161 £375 -16.67% 265
North West +14 85 £375 -16.67% 142
Midlands -41 78 £400 +14.29% 246
Yorkshire +16 53 £413 -2.94% 64
West Midlands -41 45 £456 +40.38% 180
East Midlands +4 33 £365 -8.86% 66
North East +5 23 £375 -14.77% 59
C
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 573 (35.50%) C++
2 387 (23.98%) Python
3 384 (23.79%) Linux
3 384 (23.79%) Software Engineering
4 339 (21.00%) Java
5 332 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
6 302 (18.71%) Security Cleared
7 249 (15.43%) Finance
8 219 (13.57%) Windows
9 218 (13.51%) SQL
10 212 (13.14%) C#
11 184 (11.40%) Embedded C
12 178 (11.03%) SC Cleared
13 168 (10.41%) Degree
14 164 (10.16%) Git (software)
15 158 (9.79%) JavaScript
16 155 (9.60%) Microsoft
17 154 (9.54%) Test Automation
18 133 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
19 130 (8.05%) Project Management
20 129 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
21 124 (7.68%) DevOps
21 124 (7.68%) Unix
22 118 (7.31%) .NET
23 115 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
24 114 (7.06%) Scrum
24 114 (7.06%) DV Cleared
25 112 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
26 109 (6.75%) SDLC
27 105 (6.51%) Banking

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 45 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.60%) Confluence
3 30 (1.86%) Apache
4 28 (1.73%) CMS
5 22 (1.36%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.24%) JBoss
7 19 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.68%) IIS
11 10 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.50%) SAS
13 8 (0.50%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.37%) Amazon Alexa
15 6 (0.37%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.37%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.31%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 66 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (2.54%) Simulink
4 14 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.37%) SPSS
8 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.19%) Maya
9 3 (0.19%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.062%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.062%) InVision
11 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.062%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.43%) Primavera
3 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.19%) LabWindows
5 3 (0.19%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.062%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.062%) Magento
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.062%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.97%) Office 365
4 37 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (2.23%) PaaS
6 29 (1.80%) SaaS
7 22 (1.36%) GitHub
7 22 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (1.12%) NuGet
9 17 (1.05%) Datadog
9 17 (1.05%) IaaS
10 11 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.68%) Serverless
11 10 (0.62%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
13 6 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.31%) Akamai
14 5 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.21%) DNS
2 61 (3.78%) Firewall
3 56 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 54 (3.35%) Wireless
5 47 (2.91%) HTTP
6 45 (2.79%) DHCP
7 44 (2.73%) Internet
8 38 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 30 (1.86%) Wireshark
10 27 (1.67%) Bluetooth
10 27 (1.67%) Network Security
10 27 (1.67%) WAN
11 26 (1.61%) SSL
11 26 (1.61%) VoIP
12 25 (1.55%) VPN
13 24 (1.49%) SAN
14 23 (1.43%) Ethernet
15 22 (1.36%) BIG-IP
16 21 (1.30%) LAN
17 13 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.53%) MySQL
3 38 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 34 (2.11%) Hadoop
4 34 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (1.86%) Big Data
7 26 (1.61%) Blockchain
8 24 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
9 21 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.24%) HBase
10 20 (1.24%) MongoDB
10 20 (1.24%) NoSQL
11 18 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
12 16 (0.99%) MariaDB
13 15 (0.93%) Apache Hive
13 15 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (0.93%) Power BI
13 15 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 164 (10.16%) Git (software)
2 104 (6.44%) Jenkins
3 98 (6.07%) JIRA
4 55 (3.41%) Subversion
5 52 (3.22%) Selenium
5 52 (3.22%) TeamCity
6 51 (3.16%) Rational DOORS
7 46 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 35 (2.17%) GDB
9 34 (2.11%) JUnit
10 30 (1.86%) Rational Rhapsody
11 28 (1.73%) Rational Team Concert
12 26 (1.61%) Gradle
12 26 (1.61%) ProC
13 23 (1.43%) PVCS
14 22 (1.36%) MSBuild
15 20 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (1.05%) LoadRunner
17 16 (0.99%) Bitbucket
17 16 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 249 (15.43%) Finance
2 105 (6.51%) Banking
3 54 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.22%) Electronics
5 45 (2.79%) Automotive
6 34 (2.11%) Retail
7 33 (2.04%) Aerospace
8 32 (1.98%) Front Office
8 32 (1.98%) Law
9 27 (1.67%) Games
10 21 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.12%) Military
12 16 (0.99%) Legal
13 15 (0.93%) Marketing
14 14 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
15 13 (0.81%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.62%) Avionics
16 10 (0.62%) Back Office
17 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 435 (26.95%) Developer
2 252 (15.61%) Software Engineer
3 134 (8.30%) Embedded Engineer
4 118 (7.31%) Analyst
5 117 (7.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 91 (5.64%) Architect
7 67 (4.15%) C++ Developer
8 62 (3.84%) Java Developer
9 61 (3.78%) C++ Software Engineer
10 58 (3.59%) Project Manager
11 55 (3.41%) C Developer
12 50 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
13 48 (2.97%) Consultant
13 48 (2.97%) Test Engineer
14 43 (2.66%) C Software Engineer
15 40 (2.48%) Software Developer
16 39 (2.42%) Tester
17 36 (2.23%) .NET Developer
17 36 (2.23%) C# Developer
17 36 (2.23%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.31%) .NET
2 102 (6.32%) XML
3 88 (5.45%) HTML
4 78 (4.83%) AngularJS
4 78 (4.83%) Web Services
5 70 (4.34%) REST
6 67 (4.15%) CSS
7 47 (2.91%) HTML5
8 44 (2.73%) React
9 39 (2.42%) J2EE
9 39 (2.42%) JSON
10 38 (2.35%) CSS3
10 38 (2.35%) Node.js
11 33 (2.04%) SOAP
12 30 (1.86%) STL
13 28 (1.73%) .NET Core
13 28 (1.73%) .NET Framework
13 28 (1.73%) Middleware
14 26 (1.61%) Android SDK
14 26 (1.61%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 64 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 62 (3.84%) Embedded Systems
5 52 (3.22%) Algorithms
6 50 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
8 43 (2.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 37 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 36 (2.23%) Fintech
10 36 (2.23%) Fixed Income
11 25 (1.55%) Device Driver
11 25 (1.55%) User Experience
12 18 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.81%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.81%) Robotics
15 12 (0.74%) Derivative
15 12 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 384 (23.79%) Linux
2 219 (13.57%) Windows
3 124 (7.68%) Unix
4 89 (5.51%) Android
5 49 (3.04%) Windows Server
6 40 (2.48%) Apple iOS
7 35 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
8 31 (1.92%) Solaris
9 30 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (1.67%) OpenVMS
11 26 (1.61%) Windows 7
12 20 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.99%) SUSE
13 16 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 14 (0.87%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.81%) VMS
16 11 (0.68%) CentOS
16 11 (0.68%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.43%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (23.79%) Software Engineering
2 332 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (9.54%) Test Automation
4 133 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
5 130 (8.05%) Project Management
6 124 (7.68%) DevOps
7 114 (7.06%) Scrum
8 109 (6.75%) SDLC
9 103 (6.38%) Migration
10 102 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 100 (6.20%) Configuration Management
11 100 (6.20%) Unit Testing
12 90 (5.58%) TDD
13 85 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (4.52%) Microservices
15 72 (4.46%) Open Source
16 71 (4.40%) Mathematics
17 68 (4.21%) ITIL
18 67 (4.15%) UML
19 63 (3.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 573 (35.50%) C++
2 387 (23.98%) Python
3 339 (21.00%) Java
4 218 (13.51%) SQL
5 212 (13.14%) C#
6 184 (11.40%) Embedded C
7 158 (9.79%) JavaScript
8 100 (6.20%) Perl
9 91 (5.64%) Ruby
10 78 (4.83%) Bash Shell
11 74 (4.58%) MATLAB
11 74 (4.58%) PowerShell
12 55 (3.41%) Go
13 54 (3.35%) Embedded C++
14 50 (3.10%) PHP
15 45 (2.79%) Shell Script
16 38 (2.35%) PL/SQL
17 26 (1.61%) Scala
18 24 (1.49%) Objective-C
19 22 (1.36%) Ada
Qualifications
1 302 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 178 (11.03%) SC Cleared
3 168 (10.41%) Degree
4 114 (7.06%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.30%) CCNA
8 20 (1.24%) CCNP
8 20 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (1.12%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.93%) CISSP
11 14 (0.87%) MCSE
12 10 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.56%) ISEB
13 9 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.56%) PMP
14 8 (0.50%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.50%) PhD
14 8 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.35%) MISRA
2 50 (3.10%) QA
3 33 (2.04%) PMO
4 30 (1.86%) MISRA C
5 21 (1.30%) SLA
6 16 (0.99%) DO-178B
7 13 (0.81%) GDPR
7 13 (0.81%) JSP 440
8 12 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
10 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.43%) Def Stans
12 6 (0.37%) ISO 20022
13 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.25%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
15 3 (0.19%) ARP4754
15 3 (0.19%) ISO 26262
15 3 (0.19%) PSD2
15 3 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 62 (3.84%) Docker
2 59 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 52 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.04%) Firmware
5 21 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.99%) vSphere
8 10 (0.62%) NFS
9 7 (0.43%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.12%) ACF2
12 2 (0.12%) KVM
12 2 (0.12%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.12%) RACF
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.12%) Xen
12 2 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (4.40%) Ansible
2 58 (3.59%) Puppet
3 53 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (2.54%) Terraform
5 35 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 19 (1.18%) Nagios
6 19 (1.18%) Packer
7 16 (0.99%) Salt
8 15 (0.93%) CFEngine
8 15 (0.93%) SCCM
9 11 (0.68%) HP ALM
10 10 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.62%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.56%) SELinux
12 7 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.43%) WSUS
13 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.31%) SCOM
14 5 (0.31%) vMotion
Vendors
1 155 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 103 (6.38%) Oracle
3 67 (4.15%) VMware
4 46 (2.85%) Cisco
5 44 (2.73%) Splunk
6 43 (2.66%) Red Hat
7 38 (2.35%) Google
8 36 (2.23%) HP
9 32 (1.98%) IBM
10 25 (1.55%) EMC
11 22 (1.36%) F5
12 19 (1.18%) New Relic
13 18 (1.12%) Sybase
14 17 (1.05%) Citrix
15 16 (0.99%) McAfee
16 14 (0.87%) NetApp
17 13 (0.81%) Adobe
17 13 (0.81%) Hitachi
17 13 (0.81%) SAP
18 10 (0.62%) Juniper