The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 June 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
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 114 95
Rank change year-on-year +22 -19  
Contract jobs citing C 24 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.09% 1.25% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.57% 3.40% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 13
Scotland median daily rate £151 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.96% -14.66%  
10th Percentile £150 £247 £288
90th Percentile £384 £463 £515
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 13
Scotland median hourly rate £40.00 - £30.50
10th Percentile £21.48 - £29.25
90th Percentile £44.50 - £34.24
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 935 1088 954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.42% 36.78% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1277 928
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.78%  
10th Percentile £288 £258 £263
90th Percentile £525 £470 £456
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 66 53
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
10th Percentile £25.25 £35.38 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £43.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Scotland

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Scotland

C
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 14 £363 +17.54% 13
Aberdeen -9 4 £151 -57.00%
Glasgow 0 2 - - 8
Highlands - 2 - -
Dundee +8 1 - - 1
C
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for C.

1 15 (29.41%) C++
2 12 (23.53%) Linux
3 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
4 9 (17.65%) Windows
4 9 (17.65%) Python
4 9 (17.65%) Finance
4 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) ITIL
5 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
5 7 (13.73%) WAN
5 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
6 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.80%) Validation
7 5 (9.80%) Workflow
7 5 (9.80%) Wireless
7 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
7 5 (9.80%) Unix
7 5 (9.80%) Perl
7 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.80%) SCCM
7 5 (9.80%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.84%) CatOS
8 4 (7.84%) Internet of Things
8 4 (7.84%) Algorithms
8 4 (7.84%) Windows 10

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) SAS
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.92%) AutoCAD
3 2 (3.92%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) WAN
2 5 (9.80%) Wireless
3 4 (7.84%) BGP
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (7.84%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) LAN
3 4 (7.84%) MPLS
3 4 (7.84%) Multicast
3 4 (7.84%) OSPF
3 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.84%) VoIP
4 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.88%) Modbus
5 2 (3.92%) SAN
5 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.96%) DECT
6 1 (1.96%) DHCP
6 1 (1.96%) DNS
6 1 (1.96%) RS-485
6 1 (1.96%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.88%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) Software Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) iOS Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) REST
2 2 (3.92%) DHTML
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) Itk
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) XSL
2 2 (3.92%) XSLT
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.96%) Core Data
3 1 (1.96%) NumPy
3 1 (1.96%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.84%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.84%) CMDB
2 4 (7.84%) Internet of Things
2 4 (7.84%) iPad
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
4 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.96%) iPhone
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.96%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 9 (17.65%) Windows
3 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.80%) Unix
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.84%) CatOS
5 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (3.92%) AIX
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 6 (11.76%) Project Management
4 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
5 5 (9.80%) Validation
5 5 (9.80%) Workflow
6 4 (7.84%) iOS Development
6 4 (7.84%) Mathematics
6 4 (7.84%) Multithreading
6 4 (7.84%) Network Design
6 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.84%) QMS
6 4 (7.84%) Quality Management
6 4 (7.84%) Release Management
6 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.88%) BPMN
7 3 (5.88%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) C++
2 9 (17.65%) Python
3 5 (9.80%) Perl
4 4 (7.84%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) Embedded C
4 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++
4 4 (7.84%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.88%) SQL
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.92%) PHP
6 2 (3.92%) R
6 2 (3.92%) Tcl
6 2 (3.92%) XPath
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
1 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.96%) CCNP
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) MISRA
3 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Firmware
4 2 (3.92%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.92%) Control-M
3 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.92%) Puppet
3 2 (3.92%) Rundeck
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Apple
1 4 (7.84%) BT
1 4 (7.84%) Cisco
1 4 (7.84%) HP
1 4 (7.84%) Siemens
1 4 (7.84%) VMware
2 3 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (3.92%) EMC
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.92%) webMethods
4 1 (1.96%) Avaya
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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