Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 96 76
Rank change year-on-year -52 -20 -2
Contract jobs citing C 266 358 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.59% 2.30% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.38% 6.84% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 200 229
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +9.23%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £550 £511
England median daily rate £475 £441 £400
% change year-on-year +7.83% +10.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 113
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £33.63 £14.13 £16.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.63 £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +1.22% +5.13% +11.43%

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 the South East with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,069 5,235 6,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.21% 33.60% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,722 3,166 3,975
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +6.31%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £520
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 190 261
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19.49 £15.00 £14.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £54.35 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.78%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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
Thames Valley -6 98 £375 +7.14% 109
Hampshire -22 72 £400 +19.05% 83
Berkshire -8 66 £419 +15.52% 48
Surrey -33 53 £413 -6.25% 37
Buckinghamshire -19 19 £325 +8.33% 24
West Sussex -10 17 £405 -26.36% 22
Oxfordshire -1 13 £300 -14.29% 37
East Sussex -12 11 £330 -20.24% 16
Kent -19 7 £325 -7.14% 17
Middlesex -10 1 £425 +22.30% 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for C.

1 99 (37.22%) C++
2 95 (35.71%) Linux
3 69 (25.94%) Software Engineering
4 63 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (21.43%) Python
6 55 (20.68%) Unix
7 47 (17.67%) SQL
8 40 (15.04%) Java
9 37 (13.91%) Microsoft
10 36 (13.53%) Windows
11 33 (12.41%) JavaScript
11 33 (12.41%) HTML
11 33 (12.41%) Web Services
12 32 (12.03%) Oracle
12 32 (12.03%) Security Cleared
13 31 (11.65%) Embedded C
14 29 (10.90%) SQL Server
14 29 (10.90%) C#
15 28 (10.53%) Finance
16 27 (10.15%) Electronics
17 24 (9.02%) SOAP
18 23 (8.65%) UML
19 22 (8.27%) SC Cleared
20 20 (7.52%) Degree
20 20 (7.52%) MySQL
21 19 (7.14%) Git (software)
21 19 (7.14%) User Stories
22 18 (6.77%) SDLC
22 18 (6.77%) Derivative
22 18 (6.77%) Configuration Management

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 7 (2.63%) Apache
1 7 (2.63%) IIS
2 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.50%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (1.50%) Luigi
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.13%) JBoss
5 3 (1.13%) SAS
5 3 (1.13%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.75%) CMS
6 2 (0.75%) Confluence
6 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.38%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.38%) Tornado
Applications
1 14 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.14%) Simulink
3 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.50%) Pipeline Pilot
4 3 (1.13%) SPSS
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.38%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Maximo
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.38%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.26%) SaaS
2 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) G Suite
4 1 (0.38%) Office 365
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.38%) Internet
2 9 (3.38%) Network Security
3 8 (3.01%) DNS
4 7 (2.63%) Bluetooth
4 7 (2.63%) LAN
5 6 (2.26%) Firewall
5 6 (2.26%) VPN
5 6 (2.26%) WAN
6 5 (1.88%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.88%) Wireless
7 4 (1.50%) FTP
7 4 (1.50%) RS-232
7 4 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.13%) 3GPP
8 3 (1.13%) GSM
8 3 (1.13%) Multicast
8 3 (1.13%) SSL
8 3 (1.13%) UMTS
8 3 (1.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.52%) MySQL
3 10 (3.76%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.01%) SQLPlus
5 7 (2.63%) Big Data
5 7 (2.63%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.26%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.88%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.50%) KNIME
9 3 (1.13%) GIS
9 3 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.13%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.51%) Subversion
3 11 (4.14%) ProC
4 8 (3.01%) JIRA
4 8 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (3.01%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.88%) JMeter
7 4 (1.50%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.50%) VectorCAST
8 3 (1.13%) CANoe
8 3 (1.13%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.13%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.13%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.75%) GCC
9 2 (0.75%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (10.53%) Finance
2 27 (10.15%) Electronics
3 11 (4.14%) Automotive
4 7 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 7 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.88%) Military
6 5 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 2 (0.75%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (28.20%) Developer
2 61 (22.93%) Software Engineer
3 30 (11.28%) Embedded Engineer
4 27 (10.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 20 (7.52%) Software Developer
6 19 (7.14%) Python Developer
7 15 (5.64%) Analyst
8 14 (5.26%) Consultant
9 11 (4.14%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 10 (3.76%) Embedded Developer
11 9 (3.38%) Architect
11 9 (3.38%) C Developer
11 9 (3.38%) C++ Developer
11 9 (3.38%) C++ Software Engineer
12 8 (3.01%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.63%) SQL Developer
13 7 (2.63%) Systems Developer
14 6 (2.26%) C# Software Engineer
14 6 (2.26%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.41%) HTML
1 33 (12.41%) Web Services
2 24 (9.02%) SOAP
3 18 (6.77%) CSS
4 17 (6.39%) XML
5 15 (5.64%) .NET
6 14 (5.26%) NumPy
6 14 (5.26%) SciPy
7 13 (4.89%) Pandas
8 11 (4.14%) jQuery
9 10 (3.76%) Node.js
9 10 (3.76%) RESTful
10 9 (3.38%) Middleware
11 8 (3.01%) CSS3
11 8 (3.01%) REST
12 7 (2.63%) OpenGL
12 7 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (2.26%) Express
13 6 (2.26%) React
13 6 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.77%) Derivative
2 16 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.14%) Device Driver
4 11 (4.14%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.38%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.38%) User Experience
6 8 (3.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.88%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.88%) Life Science
8 4 (1.50%) CMDB
8 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.75%) ASIC Verification
10 2 (0.75%) CCTV
10 2 (0.75%) CPLD
10 2 (0.75%) iPhone
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 95 (35.71%) Linux
2 55 (20.68%) Unix
3 36 (13.53%) Windows
4 12 (4.51%) AIX
5 11 (4.14%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.88%) FreeRTOS
7 5 (1.88%) VxWorks
7 5 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.50%) Android
9 3 (1.13%) CentOS
9 3 (1.13%) OpenVMS
9 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.75%) Debian
10 2 (0.75%) SUSE
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.94%) Software Engineering
2 63 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (8.65%) UML
4 19 (7.14%) User Stories
5 18 (6.77%) Configuration Management
5 18 (6.77%) SDLC
6 16 (6.02%) Project Management
7 15 (5.64%) TDD
8 12 (4.51%) Change Management
8 12 (4.51%) OO
8 12 (4.51%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (4.14%) Mathematics
9 11 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.76%) Embedded Software Development
11 9 (3.38%) ITIL
11 9 (3.38%) Waterfall
12 8 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.01%) Migration
12 8 (3.01%) SOA
12 8 (3.01%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 99 (37.22%) C++
2 57 (21.43%) Python
3 47 (17.67%) SQL
4 40 (15.04%) Java
5 33 (12.41%) JavaScript
6 31 (11.65%) Embedded C
7 29 (10.90%) C#
8 17 (6.39%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.89%) Perl
9 13 (4.89%) PL/SQL
10 12 (4.51%) MATLAB
11 11 (4.14%) PHP
12 10 (3.76%) Shell Script
13 9 (3.38%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.26%) Ada
14 6 (2.26%) Go
15 5 (1.88%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.88%) Ruby
16 4 (1.50%) Assembly Language
16 4 (1.50%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.52%) Degree
4 5 (1.88%) HNC
4 5 (1.88%) PhD
5 4 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.50%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.13%) HND
6 3 (1.13%) MCSE
6 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.75%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) ISEB
7 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.75%) JNCIA
7 2 (0.75%) JNCIE
7 2 (0.75%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.75%) JNCIS
7 2 (0.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.14%) MISRA
2 10 (3.76%) QA
3 6 (2.26%) PMO
4 5 (1.88%) DO-178B
4 5 (1.88%) IEC 62304
5 4 (1.50%) ISO 26262
5 4 (1.50%) MISRA C
5 4 (1.50%) SLA
6 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.75%) TickIT
7 1 (0.38%) GAMP
7 1 (0.38%) GDPR
7 1 (0.38%) GMP
7 1 (0.38%) GxP
7 1 (0.38%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) Firmware
2 4 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.13%) vSphere
4 2 (0.75%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) Puppet
2 5 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.13%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (1.13%) Nagios
3 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.75%) Cacti
4 2 (0.75%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.75%) Icinga
4 2 (0.75%) logstash
4 2 (0.75%) Netcool
4 2 (0.75%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.03%) Oracle
3 16 (6.02%) Cisco
4 11 (4.14%) Splunk
4 11 (4.14%) VMware
5 8 (3.01%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.88%) Juniper
6 5 (1.88%) NetApp
7 4 (1.50%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.50%) Netezza
7 4 (1.50%) RapidMiner
8 3 (1.13%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.13%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.13%) HP
8 3 (1.13%) Intel
8 3 (1.13%) JDA
8 3 (1.13%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.13%) RedPrairie
9 2 (0.75%) Atmel
9 2 (0.75%) Green Hills