Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 69 36
Rank change year-on-year +58 -33 +25
Contract jobs citing C 60 27 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.24% 3.20% 7.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.30% 6.65% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 15 38
Essex median daily rate £450 £388 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -26.19% +31.25%
10th Percentile £391 £353 £421
90th Percentile £600 £615 £663
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £463
% change year-on-year +12.50% -13.51% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Essex median hourly rate - £47.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +21.21%
East of England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +1.10% +8.33% -5.62%

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 212 406 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.18% 48.05% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 260 202
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -2.44% +36.67%
10th Percentile £321 £338 £350
90th Percentile £575 £576 £636
East of England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 19
Essex median hourly rate £21.57 £28.04 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -32.43% +12.16%
10th Percentile £15.38 £9.63 £31.20
90th Percentile £26.05 £62.12 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.99% +0.60%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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
Brentwood +3 24 £450 +20.00% 3
Southend-on-Sea +35 15 £600 - 4
C
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 42 (70.00%) Linux
2 34 (56.67%) Python
3 32 (53.33%) HTTP
3 32 (53.33%) TCP/IP
4 30 (50.00%) HTTPS
4 30 (50.00%) IPv4
4 30 (50.00%) IPv6
4 30 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (45.00%) Wireshark
7 23 (38.33%) Yocto
7 23 (38.33%) Device Driver
7 23 (38.33%) DHCP
7 23 (38.33%) POSIX
8 21 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (28.33%) JIRA
11 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
12 13 (21.67%) Confluence
13 12 (20.00%) Open Source
13 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (20.00%) Embedded C
14 10 (16.67%) Wireless
14 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 10 (16.67%) DevOps
14 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
15 9 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (15.00%) Internet
16 8 (13.33%) Scrum
16 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting

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 13 (21.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) JBoss
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (3.33%) AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Azure
3 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (53.33%) HTTP
1 32 (53.33%) TCP/IP
2 30 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 30 (50.00%) IPv4
2 30 (50.00%) IPv6
3 27 (45.00%) Wireshark
4 23 (38.33%) DHCP
5 21 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (16.67%) Wireless
7 9 (15.00%) Internet
8 7 (11.67%) 802.11
8 7 (11.67%) Broadband
8 7 (11.67%) DOCSIS
8 7 (11.67%) DSL
8 7 (11.67%) Ethernet
8 7 (11.67%) Firewall
8 7 (11.67%) Telnet
8 7 (11.67%) UPnP
8 7 (11.67%) WPA
8 7 (11.67%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) MariaDB
1 1 (1.67%) MySQL
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) JIRA
2 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.67%) GitLab
4 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.33%) Subversion
5 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) JMeter
6 1 (1.67%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) Developer
2 26 (43.33%) C Developer
2 26 (43.33%) Linux Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Embedded C Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Senior C Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) POSIX
1 23 (38.33%) Yocto
2 7 (11.67%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.33%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) Middleware
3 2 (3.33%) SAML
4 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) RESTful
4 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (38.33%) Device Driver
3 7 (11.67%) IPTV
4 5 (8.33%) Social Media
5 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.33%) Clustering
6 2 (3.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.67%) Media Streaming
7 1 (1.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 42 (70.00%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.33%) Windows
6 1 (1.67%) Android
6 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (20.00%) Open Source
5 10 (16.67%) DevOps
5 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (13.33%) Scrum
6 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Use Case
8 6 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) Python
2 12 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 7 (11.67%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) Ruby
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) C++
5 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Ansible
1 5 (8.33%) HP ALM
1 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Cisco
2 5 (8.33%) HP
3 4 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow