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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
UK / England
Rank 111 101 107
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs citing C 880 1083 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.13% 2.21% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.18% 5.75% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 534 476
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 156 109
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.48 £15.25 £28.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.50 £43.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

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 16978 18833 18179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11719 12986 11923
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 448 385
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.92 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +34 382 £500 +13.63% 107
South East -25 188 £425 +13.33% 101
East of England +26 105 £408 +1.87% 84
South West -23 96 £439 -2.38% 47
West Midlands +15 34 £440 +76.00% 19
North West -18 27 £425 +16.43% 38
East Midlands +7 23 £350 -5.40% 17
Yorkshire -14 18 £400 +23.07% 24
North East -34 3 £450 +44.00% 9
South Coast - 2 £550 -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 486 (28.01%) C++
2 451 (25.99%) Java
3 423 (24.38%) Security Cleared
4 413 (23.80%) Linux
5 360 (20.75%) Python
6 355 (20.46%) Software Engineering
7 336 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
8 289 (16.66%) Finance
9 265 (15.27%) Windows
10 241 (13.89%) SQL
11 226 (13.03%) SC Cleared
12 225 (12.97%) Degree
13 216 (12.45%) Microsoft
14 187 (10.78%) C#
14 187 (10.78%) Unix
15 184 (10.61%) Oracle
16 167 (9.63%) Perl
17 165 (9.51%) DV Cleared
18 158 (9.11%) Embedded C
18 158 (9.11%) Project Management
19 151 (8.70%) MS Excel
20 149 (8.59%) JavaScript
21 147 (8.47%) SDLC
22 133 (7.67%) HTML
23 132 (7.61%) DevOps
24 123 (7.09%) Scrum
25 118 (6.80%) Configuration Management
26 116 (6.69%) Computer Science
27 106 (6.11%) .NET
28 104 (5.99%) SQL Server

C
Top Related 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 (4.09%) Apache
2 49 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 44 (2.54%) WebLogic
5 43 (2.48%) nginx
6 36 (2.07%) Confluence
7 27 (1.56%) Apache Spark
8 26 (1.50%) Skype for Business
9 25 (1.44%) JBoss
10 22 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 17 (0.98%) IIS
13 14 (0.81%) CMS
14 11 (0.63%) Apache Pig
14 11 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.52%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.52%) SAS
15 9 (0.52%) TPMS
15 9 (0.52%) Tuxedo
16 8 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 151 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 84 (4.84%) MS Office
3 41 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.44%) Simulink
5 21 (1.21%) MS Project
6 19 (1.10%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.75%) Doxygen
8 9 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.058%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.058%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.058%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 48 (2.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.86%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 11 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.40%) LabWindows
8 5 (0.29%) Endur
8 5 (0.29%) Primavera
8 5 (0.29%) WebTrends
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.17%) SAP GTS
10 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.12%) assyst
11 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.36%) Office 365
4 27 (1.56%) IaaS
5 22 (1.27%) PaaS
5 22 (1.27%) SaaS
6 17 (0.98%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.63%) GitHub
8 11 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.52%) Oracle CX
11 8 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.23%) Yammer
15 2 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.36%) TCP/IP
2 77 (4.44%) HTTP
3 56 (3.23%) SSL
4 50 (2.88%) DNS
5 47 (2.71%) Internet
6 39 (2.25%) Firewall
7 37 (2.13%) VPN
8 31 (1.79%) DHCP
9 28 (1.61%) Wireless
10 24 (1.38%) LDAP
11 22 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (1.10%) Bluetooth
12 19 (1.10%) Skype
13 17 (0.98%) Ethernet
14 15 (0.86%) DVB
14 15 (0.86%) LAN
14 15 (0.86%) SAN
14 15 (0.86%) WAN
15 14 (0.81%) BGP
15 14 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.46%) Hadoop
3 58 (3.34%) Big Data
4 52 (3.00%) Relational Database
5 39 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (1.84%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.50%) MySQL
9 18 (1.04%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.69%) Apache Hive
12 12 (0.69%) KDB
12 12 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.58%) DB2
14 10 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 103 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 91 (5.24%) Jenkins
3 63 (3.63%) JIRA
4 40 (2.31%) Subversion
5 38 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
6 32 (1.84%) Eclipse
6 32 (1.84%) ProC
7 25 (1.44%) Selenium
8 21 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 19 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
10 18 (1.04%) JUnit
11 17 (0.98%) Maven
12 14 (0.81%) JMeter
12 14 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.69%) Android Studio
13 12 (0.69%) Ant
13 12 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (0.63%) ClearCase
14 11 (0.63%) LoadRunner
14 11 (0.63%) NUnit
General
1 289 (16.66%) Finance
2 98 (5.65%) Banking
3 69 (3.98%) Electronics
4 65 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.48%) Retail
6 40 (2.31%) Front Office
7 36 (2.07%) Marketing
8 34 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.73%) Military
10 29 (1.67%) Aerospace
10 29 (1.67%) Law
11 25 (1.44%) Automotive
11 25 (1.44%) Investment Banking
12 22 (1.27%) Games
13 19 (1.10%) Advertising
14 18 (1.04%) Legal
15 16 (0.92%) Publishing
16 12 (0.69%) Avionics
17 9 (0.52%) Back Office
17 9 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 414 (23.86%) Developer
2 235 (13.54%) Software Engineer
3 152 (8.76%) Architect
4 129 (7.44%) Analyst
5 125 (7.20%) Embedded Engineer
6 113 (6.51%) Java Developer
7 93 (5.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 86 (4.96%) Consultant
9 72 (4.15%) Project Manager
10 71 (4.09%) C++ Developer
11 68 (3.92%) C Developer
12 62 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
13 60 (3.46%) Business Analyst
14 53 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
15 50 (2.88%) C Software Engineer
16 44 (2.54%) Linux Engineer
17 43 (2.48%) Oracle Architect
18 40 (2.31%) Embedded C Engineer
19 39 (2.25%) Embedded Developer
20 37 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (7.67%) HTML
2 106 (6.11%) .NET
3 100 (5.76%) Web Services
4 87 (5.01%) XML
5 68 (3.92%) J2EE
6 54 (3.11%) JSON
7 48 (2.77%) REST
8 43 (2.48%) CSS
8 43 (2.48%) XSLT
9 38 (2.19%) Middleware
10 31 (1.79%) Hibernate
11 27 (1.56%) HTML5
12 26 (1.50%) AngularJS
13 25 (1.44%) JNI
14 24 (1.38%) RESTful
15 23 (1.33%) Node.js
15 23 (1.33%) Spring
16 19 (1.10%) JSP
16 19 (1.10%) STL
17 18 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.69%) Computer Science
2 95 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.11%) Data Centre
5 52 (3.00%) Embedded Systems
6 38 (2.19%) Algorithms
6 38 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (2.13%) Fixed Income
7 37 (2.13%) PKI
8 36 (2.07%) Equities
9 34 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 32 (1.84%) Device Driver
11 28 (1.61%) Derivative
12 24 (1.38%) STB
13 23 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 21 (1.21%) Clustering
15 21 (1.21%) Digital TV
16 19 (1.10%) MPEG
17 16 (0.92%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 413 (23.80%) Linux
2 265 (15.27%) Windows
3 187 (10.78%) Unix
4 60 (3.46%) Windows Server
5 57 (3.29%) Android
6 44 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (2.02%) CentOS
8 31 (1.79%) AIX
8 31 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 30 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 28 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
11 27 (1.56%) Ubuntu
12 25 (1.44%) Windows 10
13 22 (1.27%) Solaris
14 17 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (0.86%) MVS
16 11 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.46%) VxWorks
18 6 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (20.46%) Software Engineering
2 336 (19.37%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (9.11%) Project Management
4 147 (8.47%) SDLC
5 132 (7.61%) DevOps
6 123 (7.09%) Scrum
7 118 (6.80%) Configuration Management
8 104 (5.99%) Open Source
9 98 (5.65%) TDD
10 96 (5.53%) ITIL
11 94 (5.42%) Mathematics
11 94 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 87 (5.01%) Migration
13 84 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
14 80 (4.61%) OO
15 76 (4.38%) Waterfall
16 75 (4.32%) PRINCE2
17 73 (4.21%) Multithreading
18 70 (4.03%) Change Management
19 66 (3.80%) UML
Programming Languages
1 486 (28.01%) C++
2 451 (25.99%) Java
3 360 (20.75%) Python
4 241 (13.89%) SQL
5 187 (10.78%) C#
6 167 (9.63%) Perl
7 158 (9.11%) Embedded C
8 149 (8.59%) JavaScript
9 80 (4.61%) Bash Shell
10 65 (3.75%) Ruby
11 59 (3.40%) MATLAB
12 58 (3.34%) PHP
13 51 (2.94%) Shell Script
14 42 (2.42%) Embedded C++
15 39 (2.25%) VB
16 34 (1.96%) PowerShell
17 25 (1.44%) Go
17 25 (1.44%) PL/SQL
18 23 (1.33%) Ada
19 19 (1.10%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 423 (24.38%) Security Cleared
2 226 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 225 (12.97%) Degree
4 165 (9.51%) DV Cleared
5 29 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 25 (1.44%) ISEB
7 18 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.92%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.81%) CCNA
10 13 (0.75%) CCNP
11 10 (0.58%) HNC
11 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.52%) CISA
12 9 (0.52%) CISSP
12 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.40%) HND
13 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.40%) QA
2 20 (1.15%) PMO
3 17 (0.98%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.86%) SLA
5 13 (0.75%) IEC 61508
6 12 (0.69%) MISRA
7 11 (0.63%) DO-178B
7 11 (0.63%) ISO26262
8 10 (0.58%) Def Stans
9 9 (0.52%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.52%) MISRA C
10 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.40%) SEPA
11 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (0.23%) GDPR
12 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.23%) ISO22301
13 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (5.24%) Docker
2 77 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (2.19%) Firmware
5 26 (1.50%) vSphere
6 12 (0.69%) XenApp
7 11 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.40%) vCloud
8 7 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.35%) KVM
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.29%) RHEV
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.23%) LXC
11 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.23%) Xen
11 4 (0.23%) XenServer
12 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 60 (3.46%) Puppet
2 42 (2.42%) Ansible
3 40 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 28 (1.61%) SCCM
6 26 (1.50%) SCOM
7 22 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 17 (0.98%) Rancher
9 12 (0.69%) Graphite
10 10 (0.58%) Terraform
10 10 (0.58%) vRealize
11 7 (0.40%) SELinux
12 6 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.35%) yum
13 5 (0.29%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.29%) Nagios
13 5 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.23%) Control-M
14 4 (0.23%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 216 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 184 (10.61%) Oracle
3 89 (5.13%) VMware
4 68 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 59 (3.40%) Cisco
6 42 (2.42%) SAP
7 33 (1.90%) IBM
8 28 (1.61%) HP
9 25 (1.44%) Citrix
10 22 (1.27%) Sybase
11 21 (1.21%) ION Trading
12 19 (1.10%) Google
13 15 (0.86%) TIBCO
14 14 (0.81%) SolarWinds
15 12 (0.69%) EMC
16 11 (0.63%) ServiceNow
16 11 (0.63%) WSO2
17 10 (0.58%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.58%) Serena
18 9 (0.52%) Adobe
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Dursley, Gloucestershire
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Norwich, Norfolk
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