Period
to 18 December 2017

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 December 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 67 58
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +26
Contract jobs citing C 38 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.07% 1.57% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.10% 4.50% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 13
Essex median daily rate £550 £429 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.16% -14.25% -
10th Percentile £411 £306 £386
90th Percentile £678 £574 £570
East of England median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Essex median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% -2.50% -4.19%
10th Percentile £47.50 £34.95 £36.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.05 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -5.88%

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 314 289 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 41.92% 34.86% 39.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 192 246
Essex median daily rate £505 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.29% -6.67% -7.41%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £234
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 64
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £37.02 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +1.42% +7.00%
10th Percentile £26.35 £30.80 £25.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.00 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +9.21% +1.33%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 -3 26 £550 +1.76% 2
Brentwood - 8 £450 - 1
C
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for C.

1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (60.53%) Mentoring
2 20 (52.63%) Linux
3 17 (44.74%) JIRA
4 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
5 14 (36.84%) JBoss
5 14 (36.84%) WebLogic
6 13 (34.21%) Unix
6 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
7 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
7 12 (31.58%) HTTP
7 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
8 11 (28.95%) Java
8 11 (28.95%) TDD
9 10 (26.32%) SOA
9 10 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
10 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
10 9 (23.68%) Confluence
10 9 (23.68%) Python
10 9 (23.68%) J2EE
10 9 (23.68%) Oracle
11 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
11 8 (21.05%) Degree
11 8 (21.05%) Project Planning
11 8 (21.05%) Middleware
11 8 (21.05%) Ansible
12 7 (18.42%) DevOps
12 7 (18.42%) Technical Analysis
12 7 (18.42%) Open Source

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 14 (36.84%) JBoss
1 14 (36.84%) WebLogic
2 9 (23.68%) Confluence
3 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) GitHub
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) HTTP
2 5 (13.16%) LDAP
3 3 (7.89%) SSL
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.26%) Internet
4 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.63%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.63%) GPRS
5 1 (2.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) JIRA
2 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.42%) Subversion
4 5 (13.16%) JUnit
4 5 (13.16%) Mockito
5 4 (10.53%) GitLab
5 4 (10.53%) Selenium
6 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Maven
7 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (18.42%) Law
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Embedded Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) C Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Embedded C Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C/C++ Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C++ Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.26%) IT Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) J2EE
2 8 (21.05%) Middleware
3 6 (15.79%) Web Services
3 6 (15.79%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) CSS
4 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
4 5 (13.16%) HTML
4 5 (13.16%) JAAS
4 5 (13.16%) JAXB
4 5 (13.16%) JAX-RPC
4 5 (13.16%) JPA
4 5 (13.16%) Spring
4 5 (13.16%) Spring MVC
5 4 (10.53%) JSON
5 4 (10.53%) RESTful
6 3 (7.89%) EclipseLink
6 3 (7.89%) Struts
6 3 (7.89%) Struts2
7 1 (2.63%) .NET
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (13.16%) N-Tier
2 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) Device Driver
2 4 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) STB
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Linux
2 13 (34.21%) Unix
3 7 (18.42%) Solaris
4 6 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.63%) Android
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (60.53%) Mentoring
2 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
3 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
5 11 (28.95%) TDD
6 10 (26.32%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (26.32%) SOA
7 8 (21.05%) Project Planning
7 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
8 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
8 7 (18.42%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (18.42%) Open Source
8 7 (18.42%) Technical Analysis
8 7 (18.42%) TOGAF
9 6 (15.79%) Analytics
9 6 (15.79%) Data Analytics
9 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) Python
3 7 (18.42%) C++
4 6 (15.79%) SQL
5 5 (13.16%) Embedded C
5 5 (13.16%) Perl
5 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL
6 4 (10.53%) Ruby
7 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.63%) C#
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.53%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) WSO2
5 1 (2.63%) VMware