Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 40 66
Rank change year-on-year -33 +26 -4
Contract jobs citing C 26 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.07% 7.20% 2.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.39% 16.85% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 38 14
Essex median daily rate £400 £537 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.55% +22.80% -14.63%
10th Percentile £352 £421 £333
90th Percentile £618 £667 £584
East of England median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Essex median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +21.21% -8.33%
10th Percentile £43.00 £47.50 £35.28
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.50 £43.63
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.45% +8.75%

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 407 279 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 48.00% 42.73% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 206 202
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +38.51% -1.33%
10th Percentile £338 £341 £260
90th Percentile £584 £638 £549
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £396
% change year-on-year +2.35% +7.32% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 38
Essex median hourly rate £28.04 £41.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +12.16% +1.37%
10th Percentile £9.63 £33.66 £30.25
90th Percentile £62.12 £63.75 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.25 £41.75 £41.38
% change year-on-year +5.99% +0.91% +6.09%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -35 7 £550 -8.38% 1
Brentwood +7 4 £375 -14.29% 4
Chelmsford - 2 £375 - 3
Harlow -8 1 - - 1
C
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 7 (26.92%) C++
3 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 6 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
5 5 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 4 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineering
6 4 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (11.54%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (11.54%) Innovative Thinking
7 3 (11.54%) Internet
7 3 (11.54%) Finance
7 3 (11.54%) IPv6
7 3 (11.54%) Python
7 3 (11.54%) DHCP
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio

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 1 (3.85%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 3 (11.54%) IPv6
2 3 (11.54%) UPnP
3 2 (7.69%) Broadband
3 2 (7.69%) DLNA
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) DSL
3 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.69%) FTP
3 2 (7.69%) HTTP
3 2 (7.69%) IPv4
3 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) 4G
4 1 (3.85%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.85%) GitLab
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) MSTest
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.85%) WatiN
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Military
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Controller
5 2 (7.69%) RF Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) RF Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Ajax
1 2 (7.69%) CGI
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) JSON
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
1 2 (7.69%) STL
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.69%) Media Streaming
4 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Life Science
4 1 (3.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
4 4 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
5 3 (11.54%) Creative Thinking
5 3 (11.54%) Innovative Thinking
5 3 (11.54%) Physics
6 2 (7.69%) Budget Control
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C++
2 6 (23.08%) Embedded C
2 6 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) COBOL
5 1 (3.85%) Java 8
5 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (3.85%) Altera
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.85%) ICL
3 1 (3.85%) Intel