Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 149 98
Rank change year-on-year +24 -51 -7
Contract jobs citing C 349 255 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.10% 1.52% 2.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.07% 4.33% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 110 194
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £301 £312 £263
90th Percentile £575 £638 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 36 55
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £37.50 £20.40
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +3.90%

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 6,881 5,889 5,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 41.31% 35.21% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,429 3,665 3,558
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 167 218
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25.63 £18.50 £14.48
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +58 133 £425 +3.66% 97
Berkshire +41 102 £425 +3.03% 32
Hampshire -1 80 £358 -1.38% 77
Surrey -8 78 £513 +28.13% 37
East Sussex +6 24 £330 -6.38% 22
Buckinghamshire +30 17 £450 +33.33% 21
West Sussex -10 15 £400 - 19
Oxfordshire +19 14 £370 -13.95% 44
Kent +15 14 - - 19
Isle of Wight - 4 - - 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 139 (39.83%) C++
2 104 (29.80%) Software Engineering
3 77 (22.06%) Python
4 66 (18.91%) Linux
4 66 (18.91%) SQL
5 61 (17.48%) Degree
6 57 (16.33%) Embedded C
7 55 (15.76%) Java
8 51 (14.61%) Security Cleared
9 47 (13.47%) C#
10 45 (12.89%) Oracle
11 42 (12.03%) Windows
12 41 (11.75%) Unix
13 39 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (11.17%) MATLAB
14 38 (10.89%) Project Management
15 37 (10.60%) Unit Testing
16 35 (10.03%) SC Cleared
17 34 (9.74%) MISRA
17 34 (9.74%) XML
18 31 (8.88%) Telecoms
19 30 (8.60%) Finance
19 30 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
20 28 (8.02%) Embedded Systems
21 26 (7.45%) Oracle Database
21 26 (7.45%) OpenVMS
22 25 (7.16%) Microsoft
22 25 (7.16%) Subversion
23 24 (6.88%) Computer Science
23 24 (6.88%) Embedded C++

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 22 (6.30%) CMS
2 12 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.43%) Apache Pig
3 5 (1.43%) Confluence
3 5 (1.43%) SAS
4 4 (1.15%) IIS
4 4 (1.15%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.86%) Apache
5 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.57%) CICS
6 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.57%) JBoss
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (6.88%) Simulink
2 14 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.43%) SPSS
6 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.86%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.72%) IaaS
6 5 (1.43%) Office 365
7 3 (0.86%) PaaS
7 3 (0.86%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.29%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.44%) Wireless
2 12 (3.44%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.15%) LAN
3 11 (3.15%) Tactical Data Link
4 10 (2.87%) WAN
5 8 (2.29%) Bluetooth
6 7 (2.01%) DNS
6 7 (2.01%) Network Security
7 6 (1.72%) 3GPP
7 6 (1.72%) GSM
7 6 (1.72%) Internet
7 6 (1.72%) RS-232
7 6 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.43%) DHCP
8 5 (1.43%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.43%) LTE
9 4 (1.15%) 5G
9 4 (1.15%) HTTP
9 4 (1.15%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.45%) Oracle Database
2 13 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.58%) MySQL
4 8 (2.29%) HBase
5 7 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.01%) Big Data
5 7 (2.01%) Power BI
6 6 (1.72%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.43%) SAS EBI
7 5 (1.43%) Sqoop
8 4 (1.15%) Mahout
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.86%) DB2
9 3 (0.86%) icCube
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (7.16%) Subversion
2 24 (6.88%) ClearCase
3 22 (6.30%) ProC
3 22 (6.30%) PVCS
4 20 (5.73%) Git (software)
5 17 (4.87%) NUnit
6 15 (4.30%) JIRA
7 14 (4.01%) Ant
7 14 (4.01%) GoogleTest
8 13 (3.72%) CppUnit
9 12 (3.44%) Mercurial
10 11 (3.15%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (3.15%) Rational Rhapsody
11 10 (2.87%) Selenium
11 10 (2.87%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.01%) Jenkins
13 5 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.15%) JMeter
14 4 (1.15%) JUnit
14 4 (1.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (8.88%) Telecoms
2 30 (8.60%) Finance
3 21 (6.02%) Automotive
4 16 (4.58%) Electronics
5 11 (3.15%) Mandarin Language
5 11 (3.15%) Marketing
6 10 (2.87%) Avionics
6 10 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.72%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.72%) Billing
7 6 (1.72%) Games
7 6 (1.72%) Retail
8 5 (1.43%) Law
8 5 (1.43%) Legal
9 3 (0.86%) Military
10 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (24.93%) Developer
2 80 (22.92%) Software Engineer
3 46 (13.18%) Embedded Engineer
4 41 (11.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 26 (7.45%) Analyst
6 25 (7.16%) C Developer
7 20 (5.73%) C++ Developer
8 19 (5.44%) Architect
9 17 (4.87%) Embedded C Engineer
10 16 (4.58%) C Software Engineer
10 16 (4.58%) Oracle Developer
10 16 (4.58%) SQL Developer
11 14 (4.01%) Consultant
11 14 (4.01%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) C++ Software Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 11 (3.15%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.87%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 10 (2.87%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 10 (2.87%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.74%) XML
2 17 (4.87%) .NET
3 14 (4.01%) STL
4 13 (3.72%) HTML
4 13 (3.72%) Web Services
5 11 (3.15%) CSS
6 9 (2.58%) REST
7 6 (1.72%) OpenGL
7 6 (1.72%) SOAP
8 5 (1.43%) OpenGL ES
8 5 (1.43%) Spring
8 5 (1.43%) Vulkan
9 4 (1.15%) DirectX
9 4 (1.15%) jQuery
9 4 (1.15%) Kafka
9 4 (1.15%) Node.js
9 4 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.86%) HTML5
10 3 (0.86%) Middleware
10 3 (0.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.02%) Embedded Systems
2 24 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.88%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.01%) Algorithms
4 12 (3.44%) Derivative
5 11 (3.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 11 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.58%) User Experience
7 7 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.72%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.15%) PKI
9 4 (1.15%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.86%) Arduino
10 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.86%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (0.57%) CUDA
11 2 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.91%) Linux
2 42 (12.03%) Windows
3 41 (11.75%) Unix
4 26 (7.45%) OpenVMS
5 12 (3.44%) Android
6 5 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.15%) VxWorks
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.86%) VMS
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.57%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.57%) SafeRTOS
9 2 (0.57%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) AIX
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.80%) Software Engineering
2 39 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (10.89%) Project Management
4 37 (10.60%) Unit Testing
5 30 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (6.59%) Configuration Management
6 23 (6.59%) Integration Testing
7 20 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (5.73%) OO
8 19 (5.44%) UML
9 18 (5.16%) Mathematics
9 18 (5.16%) Scrum
10 17 (4.87%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (4.58%) Multithreading
12 15 (4.30%) Migration
12 15 (4.30%) OOD
12 15 (4.30%) Test Automation
13 14 (4.01%) Market Research
13 14 (4.01%) Memory Management
13 14 (4.01%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 139 (39.83%) C++
2 77 (22.06%) Python
3 66 (18.91%) SQL
4 57 (16.33%) Embedded C
5 55 (15.76%) Java
6 47 (13.47%) C#
7 39 (11.17%) MATLAB
8 24 (6.88%) Embedded C++
8 24 (6.88%) PL/SQL
9 17 (4.87%) JavaScript
10 14 (4.01%) Fortran
11 12 (3.44%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.44%) Perl
12 9 (2.58%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.01%) Assembly Language
13 7 (2.01%) Go
13 7 (2.01%) Lua
14 6 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.43%) Ada
15 5 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (17.48%) Degree
2 51 (14.61%) Security Cleared
3 35 (10.03%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.44%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.29%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.72%) CCNP
6 6 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.43%) PhD
8 4 (1.15%) ISEB
8 4 (1.15%) PMP
9 3 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.57%) ACCA
10 2 (0.57%) CISM
10 2 (0.57%) CISSP
10 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.57%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.74%) MISRA
2 21 (6.02%) MISRA C
3 11 (3.15%) PMO
4 10 (2.87%) QA
5 7 (2.01%) DO-178B
6 6 (1.72%) SLA
7 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.57%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.57%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.57%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.29%) IFRS
System Software
1 13 (3.72%) Active Directory
1 13 (3.72%) Firmware
2 5 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (1.43%) HDFS
2 5 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.15%) Docker
3 4 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.86%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.57%) ACF2
5 2 (0.57%) RACF
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.29%) HP ALM
2 7 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.43%) Ansible
3 5 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (1.43%) Oozie
4 4 (1.15%) Ambari
4 4 (1.15%) Puppet
4 4 (1.15%) SCCM
5 3 (0.86%) nmon
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.57%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.57%) SCOM
6 2 (0.57%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 45 (12.89%) Oracle
2 25 (7.16%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.01%) HP
4 11 (3.15%) Green Hills
5 10 (2.87%) Cisco
6 9 (2.58%) IBM
7 8 (2.29%) SAP
8 7 (2.01%) Google
9 6 (1.72%) VMware
10 5 (1.43%) EMC
10 5 (1.43%) Planview
11 4 (1.15%) Atmel
11 4 (1.15%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.15%) hybris
11 4 (1.15%) NetApp
11 4 (1.15%) Workday
12 3 (0.86%) Citrix
12 3 (0.86%) Juniper
12 3 (0.86%) Remedy
12 3 (0.86%) Vertica