Period
to 21 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 21 April 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 47 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16 +8
Contract jobs citing C 14 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.06% 2.52% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.49% 5.77% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Kent median daily rate £525 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -23.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £303 £290 £413
90th Percentile £628 £360 £438
South East median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 0
Kent median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% -3.53%

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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 187 208 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 40.92% 43.70% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 121 158
Kent median daily rate £425 £363 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +6.23% -2.50%
10th Percentile £258 £313 £266
90th Percentile £544 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 0
Kent median hourly rate £42.88 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for C in Kent

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Kent

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Kent over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Kent

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Kent

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Kent over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Kent

C
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
Rochester +6 6 - -
Maidstone +6 2 £300 - 2
Stansted - 1 £525 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £650 -
C
South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 Kent region with a requirement for C.

1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 8 (57.14%) Simulink
3 7 (50.00%) UML
3 7 (50.00%) DO-178B
4 6 (42.86%) Embedded Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Electronics
4 6 (42.86%) Military
5 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
5 5 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
8 2 (14.29%) Device Driver
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
8 2 (14.29%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) Automotive
8 2 (14.29%) DO-254
9 1 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (7.14%) Device Driver Development
9 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
9 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (7.14%) Redis
9 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
9 1 (7.14%) CAN bus
9 1 (7.14%) IaaS

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (7.14%) Redis
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (42.86%) Electronics
1 6 (42.86%) Military
2 2 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) CAN bus
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) UML
3 6 (42.86%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (7.14%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Product Management
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Management
5 1 (7.14%) SysML
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
5 1 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Embedded C
2 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (14.29%) DO-254
3 1 (7.14%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) IBM