Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 2019 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 56 66
Rank change year-on-year +37 +10 +5
Contract jobs citing C 89 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.44% 4.90% 5.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.99% 10.12% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 28 31
Essex median daily rate £425 £512 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.03% +3.48% +30.26%
10th Percentile £356 £425 £313
90th Percentile £527 £604 £599
East of England median daily rate £425 £470 £409
% change year-on-year -9.57% +14.98% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £46.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.75 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.57% +2.94% -

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 371 484 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 47.69% 48.45% 50.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 299 297
Essex median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +46.15%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £300
90th Percentile £555 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 28
Essex median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £35.00 £27.64 £26.31
90th Percentile £50.10 £69.38 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +9.41% +12.58% -5.03%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for C in Essex

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Essex

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Essex over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Essex

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Essex

C
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Essex region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea +2 16 £475 -10.76%
Basildon - 12 £375 - 2
Brentwood +4 2 £500 +5.26%
Chelmsford +4 2 £475 - 2
Witham - 1 £425 -
C
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 Essex region with a requirement for C.

1 49 (55.06%) C++
2 44 (49.44%) Software Engineering
3 41 (46.07%) Linux
4 30 (33.71%) Java
5 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (24.72%) TDD
6 22 (24.72%) Android
7 21 (23.60%) IPv6
8 20 (22.47%) VoIP
8 20 (22.47%) Qt
9 18 (20.22%) SDLC
10 17 (19.10%) Mentoring
10 17 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (13.48%) Multithreading
12 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
12 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
13 7 (7.87%) JIRA
13 7 (7.87%) Scrum
14 6 (6.74%) Supply Chain Management
14 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
14 6 (6.74%) Test Strategy
14 6 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (5.62%) DevOps
15 5 (5.62%) Test Automation
15 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (5.62%) SOA
15 5 (5.62%) SQL
15 5 (5.62%) Web Services
16 4 (4.49%) Unix
16 4 (4.49%) .NET

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 4 (4.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.25%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
2 1 (1.12%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) IPv6
2 20 (22.47%) VoIP
3 2 (2.25%) DHCP
3 2 (2.25%) DVB
3 2 (2.25%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.25%) Firewall
3 2 (2.25%) HTTP
3 2 (2.25%) Internet
3 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.12%) 802.11
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) DSL
4 1 (1.12%) FTP
4 1 (1.12%) IPv4
4 1 (1.12%) SSL
4 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) Telnet
4 1 (1.12%) UPnP
4 1 (1.12%) WAN
4 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MySQL
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.12%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) JIRA
2 4 (4.49%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (3.37%) ClearQuest
3 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.25%) GitLab
4 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.25%) JMeter
4 2 (2.25%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.12%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.12%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.12%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.12%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.12%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Trac
General
1 3 (3.37%) Avionics
1 3 (3.37%) Electronics
2 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Developer
2 21 (23.60%) C Developer
2 21 (23.60%) Embedded Engineer
2 21 (23.60%) Software Engineer
3 20 (22.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (17.98%) Android Developer
4 16 (17.98%) C/C++ Developer
4 16 (17.98%) C++ Developer
4 16 (17.98%) Linux Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Programme Manager
6 3 (3.37%) .NET Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Analyst
6 3 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Senior C Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Senior VB.NET Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.37%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) Qt
2 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 4 (4.49%) .NET
4 3 (3.37%) Java EE
5 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.12%) CGI
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
5 1 (1.12%) Middleware
5 1 (1.12%) REST
5 1 (1.12%) SAML
5 1 (1.12%) SOAP
5 1 (1.12%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.49%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.25%) STB
4 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.12%) Analogue Electronics
4 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) Clustering
4 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (46.07%) Linux
2 22 (24.72%) Android
3 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.49%) Unix
4 3 (3.37%) Windows
5 2 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (49.44%) Software Engineering
2 28 (31.46%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.72%) TDD
4 18 (20.22%) SDLC
5 17 (19.10%) Mentoring
5 17 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (13.48%) Multithreading
7 7 (7.87%) Scrum
8 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.74%) Supply Chain Management
8 6 (6.74%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.62%) DevOps
9 5 (5.62%) SOA
9 5 (5.62%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.49%) Physics
10 4 (4.49%) Requirements Management
10 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineering
11 3 (3.37%) Performance Testing
11 3 (3.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (55.06%) C++
2 30 (33.71%) Java
3 5 (5.62%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) Embedded C
4 3 (3.37%) Python
4 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.12%) C#
6 1 (1.12%) Delphi
6 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.12%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.49%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) ISEB
4 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Ansible
2 2 (2.25%) Terraform
3 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.12%) Puppet
3 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle
2 2 (2.25%) BT
2 2 (2.25%) Intel
2 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.12%) EMC
3 1 (1.12%) Remedy
3 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow