Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 106 104
Rank change year-on-year -44 -2 +37
Contract jobs citing C 39 80 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.79% 1.84% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 4.56% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 55 52
Scotland median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £244 £235 £213
90th Percentile £533 £415 £524
UK median daily rate £450 £417 £398
% change year-on-year +8.04% +4.78% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 19
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +31.15% +27.08%
10th Percentile £23.50 £37.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £43.95 £42.50 £41.80
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1900 1755 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.41% 40.44% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1060 1042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 45
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.48
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Edinburgh -15 24 £350 +7.69% 1
Fife +6 5 £500 -
Dundee +9 3 - -
Aberdeen -9 1 £151 -62.38%
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £240 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
C
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 19 (48.72%) C++
2 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) Linux
5 8 (20.51%) Finance
6 7 (17.95%) Firmware
7 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.82%) Concurrent Programming
8 5 (12.82%) SOLID
8 5 (12.82%) C#
8 5 (12.82%) .NET
8 5 (12.82%) Python
9 4 (10.26%) Perl
9 4 (10.26%) Windows
9 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
9 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
9 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
9 4 (10.26%) Energy Management
9 4 (10.26%) Bitbucket
9 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (10.26%) Puppet
9 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
10 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (7.69%) Resource Management
10 3 (7.69%) Multithreading
10 3 (7.69%) High Availability
10 3 (7.69%) Rundeck
10 3 (7.69%) Data Centre

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 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Datadog
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) SAN
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) Modbus
3 1 (2.56%) RS-232
3 1 (2.56%) VoIP
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Bitbucket
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Law
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Firmware Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.13%) Code First Entity Framework
2 2 (5.13%) Entity Framework
2 2 (5.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.56%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.56%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (2.56%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) AIX
3 3 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (2.56%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.82%) Concurrent Programming
4 5 (12.82%) SOLID
5 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.26%) Energy Management
6 3 (7.69%) High Availability
6 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 3 (7.69%) Runbook
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) Analytics
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analytics
7 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) Signal Processing
7 2 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) C++
2 5 (12.82%) C#
2 5 (12.82%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) Embedded C
3 4 (10.26%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.13%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) XAML
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.56%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) MISRA
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Firmware
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) RHEV
4 1 (2.56%) Docker
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (10.26%) Puppet
2 3 (7.69%) Control-M
2 3 (7.69%) Rundeck
2 3 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.56%) Packer
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) EMC
1 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.56%) Apple
2 1 (2.56%) Atmel
2 1 (2.56%) Capita
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) New Relic
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) QNX
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Splunk
2 1 (2.56%) VMware