The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 95 70
Rank change year-on-year -10 -25  
Contract jobs citing C 161 208 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.07% 2.36% 2.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.91% 6.74% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 85 125
Median daily rate £384 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.23% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 30
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.07% +0.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2723 3088 3248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.95% 35.02% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1917 2023
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C in the South East

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in the South East

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in the South East

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in the South East

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in the South East

C
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire -4 53 £351 +7.84% 18
Surrey +12 44 £425 +11.47% 8
Berkshire +1 19 £358 +3.62% 25
West Sussex +27 17 £325 -4.41% 3
Oxfordshire -7 11 £428 - 14
East Sussex -13 7 £355 +39.21%
Kent -1 3 - - 6
Buckinghamshire -22 2 £388 -6.96% 3
Middlesex +3 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
C
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for C.

1 118 (33.81%) C++
2 101 (28.94%) Linux
3 81 (23.21%) SQL
4 78 (22.35%) Security Cleared
5 71 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (20.34%) Software Engineering
6 67 (19.20%) Java
7 64 (18.34%) Oracle
8 62 (17.77%) Python
9 61 (17.48%) SC Cleared
10 59 (16.91%) Degree
11 58 (16.62%) JavaScript
11 58 (16.62%) HTML
12 54 (15.47%) Unix
13 50 (14.33%) Finance
14 49 (14.04%) Microsoft
15 44 (12.61%) ProC
16 40 (11.46%) Configuration Management
17 39 (11.17%) C#
17 39 (11.17%) Git (software)
18 36 (10.32%) Perl
19 35 (10.03%) SDLC
20 34 (9.74%) Waterfall
20 34 (9.74%) Windows
21 31 (8.88%) PL/SQL
22 28 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
23 27 (7.74%) Jenkins
23 27 (7.74%) Open Source
24 26 (7.45%) SQL Server
25 25 (7.16%) WebLogic

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 25 (7.16%) WebLogic
2 23 (6.59%) Tomcat
3 20 (5.73%) Apache
4 19 (5.44%) nginx
5 18 (5.16%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.01%) TPMS
7 5 (1.43%) IIS
8 4 (1.15%) Confluence
8 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.57%) GeoServer
9 2 (0.57%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.86%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.86%) Simulink
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.72%) LabWindows
3 4 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.86%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.15%) Office 365
2 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 2 (0.57%) Yammer
3 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.72%) HTTP
2 12 (3.44%) DVB
3 7 (2.01%) DNS
3 7 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.01%) Wireless
4 6 (1.72%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.72%) Firewall
5 5 (1.43%) Network Security
5 5 (1.43%) WAN
6 4 (1.15%) DHCP
6 4 (1.15%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.15%) FTP
6 4 (1.15%) Internet
6 4 (1.15%) Skype
6 4 (1.15%) UPnP
6 4 (1.15%) VPN
7 3 (0.86%) DLNA
7 3 (0.86%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.86%) MPLS
7 3 (0.86%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.44%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (3.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (3.15%) MySQL
6 10 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.72%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (1.43%) Big Data
9 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.86%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (12.61%) ProC
2 39 (11.17%) Git (software)
3 27 (7.74%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.30%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.15%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (2.29%) Subversion
7 8 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.01%) JIRA
9 5 (1.43%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.43%) JMeter
9 5 (1.43%) Selenium
10 4 (1.15%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.86%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.86%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (14.33%) Finance
2 23 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.44%) Electronics
4 10 (2.87%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.87%) Military
5 6 (1.72%) Games
6 5 (1.43%) Automotive
6 5 (1.43%) Avionics
7 4 (1.15%) Banking
7 4 (1.15%) German Language
7 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.15%) Publishing
8 3 (0.86%) French Language
8 3 (0.86%) Marketing
8 3 (0.86%) Retail
9 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Back Office
9 2 (0.57%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 93 (26.65%) Developer
2 46 (13.18%) Software Engineer
3 35 (10.03%) Architect
4 33 (9.46%) C Developer
5 22 (6.30%) Embedded Engineer
5 22 (6.30%) Oracle Architect
6 21 (6.02%) Analyst
7 20 (5.73%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (5.16%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.16%) Software Developer
8 18 (5.16%) SQL Developer
9 17 (4.87%) Oracle Developer
10 15 (4.30%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.30%) Programmer
11 14 (4.01%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.01%) Embedded Developer
11 14 (4.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 14 (4.01%) Senior Software Engineer
12 13 (3.72%) SQL Programmer
12 13 (3.72%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.62%) HTML
2 22 (6.30%) .NET
3 17 (4.87%) Node.js
4 16 (4.58%) CSS
5 15 (4.30%) Web Services
6 13 (3.72%) HTML5
7 11 (3.15%) SOAP
8 10 (2.87%) REST
9 9 (2.58%) XML
10 8 (2.29%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (2.01%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.01%) Middleware
12 6 (1.72%) RESTful
13 5 (1.43%) jQuery
13 5 (1.43%) JSP
13 5 (1.43%) OpenGL
13 5 (1.43%) Qt
14 4 (1.15%) J2EE
15 3 (0.86%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (5.73%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.44%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.44%) STB
3 11 (3.15%) Digital TV
4 9 (2.58%) Cyber Attack
5 8 (2.29%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.29%) Derivative
5 8 (2.29%) MPEG
6 7 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.15%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.15%) Social Media
10 3 (0.86%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.86%) Robotics
10 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (28.94%) Linux
2 54 (15.47%) Unix
3 34 (9.74%) Windows
4 24 (6.88%) AIX
5 11 (3.15%) Android
6 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.86%) CentOS
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.57%) MVS
10 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.29%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
1 71 (20.34%) Software Engineering
2 40 (11.46%) Configuration Management
3 35 (10.03%) SDLC
4 34 (9.74%) Waterfall
5 28 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (7.74%) Open Source
7 24 (6.88%) Project Management
8 23 (6.59%) Programme Management
9 21 (6.02%) Requirements Analysis
9 21 (6.02%) Risk Assessment
10 18 (5.16%) Mentoring
10 18 (5.16%) Multithreading
11 17 (4.87%) Test Automation
12 16 (4.58%) UML
13 15 (4.30%) CRM
14 14 (4.01%) ITIL
14 14 (4.01%) User Stories
15 13 (3.72%) DevOps
15 13 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (33.81%) C++
2 81 (23.21%) SQL
3 67 (19.20%) Java
4 62 (17.77%) Python
5 58 (16.62%) JavaScript
6 39 (11.17%) C#
7 36 (10.32%) Perl
8 31 (8.88%) PL/SQL
9 24 (6.88%) Embedded C
10 21 (6.02%) PHP
11 16 (4.58%) Shell Script
12 15 (4.30%) Assembly Language
13 12 (3.44%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.29%) Bash Shell
15 7 (2.01%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.72%) Ada
16 6 (1.72%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.72%) VB
17 5 (1.43%) PowerShell
18 3 (0.86%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 78 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 61 (17.48%) SC Cleared
3 59 (16.91%) Degree
4 8 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.01%) HNC
5 7 (2.01%) HND
6 6 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.15%) CISSP
7 4 (1.15%) ISEB
8 3 (0.86%) CCNP
8 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.57%) CCNA
9 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.57%) GCIA
9 2 (0.57%) GCIH
9 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.57%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.01%) QA
2 5 (1.43%) MISRA
2 5 (1.43%) PMO
3 4 (1.15%) Def Stans
3 4 (1.15%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.15%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.15%) ISO 14001
3 4 (1.15%) ISO 22301
4 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) MIL-STD-1553
5 2 (0.57%) NEBOSH
5 2 (0.57%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.29%) FATCA
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (7.16%) Docker
2 5 (1.43%) Firmware
2 5 (1.43%) vSphere
3 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.29%) XenApp
6 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.58%) Kibana
2 4 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.86%) Puppet
4 2 (0.57%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.57%) vRealize
5 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.29%) Nagios
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) SCOM
5 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (18.34%) Oracle
2 49 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.44%) HP
4 11 (3.15%) VMware
5 7 (2.01%) Cisco
6 6 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.72%) SAP
7 4 (1.15%) EMC
7 4 (1.15%) Serena
7 4 (1.15%) Talend
8 3 (0.86%) Atmel
8 3 (0.86%) IFS
8 3 (0.86%) Intel
8 3 (0.86%) Siebel
9 2 (0.57%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.57%) Citrix
9 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.57%) Samsung
9 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.57%) Workday
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