Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 95 98
Rank change year-on-year -61 +3 -31
Contract jobs citing C 255 383 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.52% 2.34% 2.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 6.68% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 191 218
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 96
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £37.50 £17.30 £14.94
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +14.71%

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 5948 5736 6575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.50% 35.08% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3673 3495 4117
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £556 £538 £510
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 211 257
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.69 £14.44 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.63 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +17.19%

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 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 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 6 months to 12 December 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
Thames Valley -43 84 £381 -4.69% 40
Surrey +1 71 £413 -2.19% 11
Hampshire -32 59 £400 +24.32% 20
Berkshire -23 56 £413 -1.79% 25
Buckinghamshire -30 18 £338 +8.00% 6
West Sussex -10 16 £400 - 5
East Sussex +1 14 £353 -11.88% 5
Oxfordshire -6 10 £388 -4.91% 9
Kent -19 3 £463 +32.14% 4
Sussex - 1 - -
C
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 93 (36.47%) C++
2 82 (32.16%) Linux
3 63 (24.71%) Software Engineering
4 58 (22.75%) Python
5 51 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (19.22%) Unix
7 41 (16.08%) Finance
8 36 (14.12%) Java
8 36 (14.12%) Oracle
9 34 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 33 (12.94%) SQL
11 32 (12.55%) C#
11 32 (12.55%) Security Cleared
12 30 (11.76%) HTML
12 30 (11.76%) UML
13 29 (11.37%) Windows
14 25 (9.80%) Web Services
14 25 (9.80%) SC Cleared
15 24 (9.41%) Degree
15 24 (9.41%) Microsoft
16 23 (9.02%) SDLC
17 22 (8.63%) Electronics
18 21 (8.24%) Embedded C
19 19 (7.45%) SQL Server
19 19 (7.45%) Project Management
20 18 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 18 (7.06%) CSS
20 18 (7.06%) Perl
21 17 (6.67%) PL/SQL
21 17 (6.67%) MISRA

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 6 (2.35%) Apache
2 5 (1.96%) Apache Airflow
2 5 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.96%) Luigi
2 5 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.57%) IIS
4 3 (1.18%) JBoss
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.18%) Smallworld
4 3 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.78%) Confluence
5 2 (0.78%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.78%) SAS
5 2 (0.78%) TPMS
6 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.39%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (3.92%) Simulink
2 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.96%) Pipeline Pilot
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.78%) SPSS
6 1 (0.39%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Maximo
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.39%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.18%) SaaS
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 2 (0.78%) Slack
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.53%) Internet
2 8 (3.14%) DNS
2 8 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.75%) Bluetooth
4 6 (2.35%) Ethernet
4 6 (2.35%) Network Security
4 6 (2.35%) Tactical Data Link
4 6 (2.35%) WAN
5 5 (1.96%) FlexRay
5 5 (1.96%) LAN
5 5 (1.96%) VoIP
5 5 (1.96%) VPN
5 5 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.57%) Firewall
6 4 (1.57%) FTP
6 4 (1.57%) Wireless
7 3 (1.18%) BGP
7 3 (1.18%) IPsec
7 3 (1.18%) MPLS
7 3 (1.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.88%) MySQL
3 14 (5.49%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.92%) Big Data
4 10 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.53%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.14%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.75%) Data Mining
8 6 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.35%) SQLPlus
9 5 (1.96%) KNIME
9 5 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.18%) GIS
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.78%) IDMS
11 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (6.27%) Subversion
2 14 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.10%) ProC
3 13 (5.10%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (3.53%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.35%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.96%) CANoe
6 5 (1.96%) JMeter
7 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.57%) JIRA
7 4 (1.57%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.57%) VectorCAST
8 3 (1.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (1.18%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.78%) GCC
9 2 (0.78%) Gradle
9 2 (0.78%) Hudson
9 2 (0.78%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (16.08%) Finance
2 22 (8.63%) Electronics
3 14 (5.49%) Automotive
4 8 (3.14%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.57%) Avionics
6 4 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.18%) Games
7 3 (1.18%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Banking
8 2 (0.78%) French Language
8 2 (0.78%) German Language
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (27.45%) Developer
2 55 (21.57%) Software Engineer
3 32 (12.55%) Embedded Engineer
4 30 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 23 (9.02%) Python Developer
6 21 (8.24%) Analyst
7 14 (5.49%) Architect
7 14 (5.49%) C Developer
7 14 (5.49%) Consultant
7 14 (5.49%) Oracle Developer
7 14 (5.49%) Software Developer
8 11 (4.31%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.31%) C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (3.92%) C++ Developer
10 9 (3.53%) Embedded Developer
11 8 (3.14%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.35%) Ada Engineer
12 6 (2.35%) Data Architect
12 6 (2.35%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.35%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.76%) HTML
2 25 (9.80%) Web Services
3 18 (7.06%) CSS
4 14 (5.49%) SOAP
5 13 (5.10%) XML
6 12 (4.71%) .NET
7 10 (3.92%) NumPy
7 10 (3.92%) SciPy
8 9 (3.53%) jQuery
8 9 (3.53%) Pandas
9 7 (2.75%) JSON
9 7 (2.75%) Node.js
9 7 (2.75%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (2.35%) CSS3
10 6 (2.35%) Middleware
10 6 (2.35%) OpenGL
10 6 (2.35%) RESTful
11 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.57%) Express
11 4 (1.57%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.27%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.92%) Derivative
4 9 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.75%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.96%) Life Science
6 5 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.57%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.57%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.57%) User Experience
8 3 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) Animation
9 2 (0.78%) ASIC
9 2 (0.78%) ASIC Verification
9 2 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 82 (32.16%) Linux
2 49 (19.22%) Unix
3 29 (11.37%) Windows
4 12 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.53%) AIX
6 8 (3.14%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (2.35%) Android
8 4 (1.57%) CentOS
9 3 (1.18%) VxWorks
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.78%) Debian
10 2 (0.78%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.78%) SUSE
10 2 (0.78%) VME
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.71%) Software Engineering
2 51 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.76%) UML
4 23 (9.02%) SDLC
5 19 (7.45%) Project Management
6 18 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (6.27%) TDD
8 13 (5.10%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.71%) OO
10 11 (4.31%) Embedded Software Development
10 11 (4.31%) ITIL
11 10 (3.92%) Business Analysis
11 10 (3.92%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (3.92%) Scenario Testing
11 10 (3.92%) SOA
11 10 (3.92%) Test Automation
11 10 (3.92%) User Stories
12 9 (3.53%) DevOps
12 9 (3.53%) Scrum
12 9 (3.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 93 (36.47%) C++
2 58 (22.75%) Python
3 36 (14.12%) Java
4 34 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 33 (12.94%) SQL
6 32 (12.55%) C#
7 21 (8.24%) Embedded C
8 18 (7.06%) Perl
9 17 (6.67%) PL/SQL
10 16 (6.27%) MATLAB
10 16 (6.27%) Shell Script
11 11 (4.31%) Ada
12 9 (3.53%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.75%) PHP
14 6 (2.35%) Ruby
15 4 (1.57%) Go
15 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.18%) Assembly Language
16 3 (1.18%) COBOL
16 3 (1.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.41%) Degree
4 5 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.96%) HNC
4 5 (1.96%) PhD
5 3 (1.18%) HND
5 3 (1.18%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.78%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.78%) ISEB
6 2 (0.78%) MCSE
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.78%) OSCP
7 1 (0.39%) ACCA
7 1 (0.39%) CIMA
7 1 (0.39%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.39%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.39%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.67%) MISRA
2 12 (4.71%) QA
3 6 (2.35%) IEC 62304
3 6 (2.35%) ISO 26262
3 6 (2.35%) MISRA C
4 5 (1.96%) DO-178B
5 4 (1.57%) PMO
6 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.78%) GDPR
6 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.78%) TickIT
7 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.39%) GAAP
7 1 (0.39%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.35%) Firmware
2 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.35%) Puppet
2 5 (1.96%) Nagios
3 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.78%) Cacti
4 2 (0.78%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.78%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.78%) Icinga
4 2 (0.78%) logstash
4 2 (0.78%) Netcool
4 2 (0.78%) Oozie
4 2 (0.78%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.39%) Ansible
5 1 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.39%) Kibana
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.39%) SCOM
5 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (14.12%) Oracle
2 24 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.92%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.14%) VMware
5 7 (2.75%) Cisco
6 6 (2.35%) AppDynamics
6 6 (2.35%) SAP
7 5 (1.96%) Netezza
7 5 (1.96%) RapidMiner
7 5 (1.96%) Splunk
8 4 (1.57%) Juniper
9 3 (1.18%) IFS
9 3 (1.18%) JDA
9 3 (1.18%) RedPrairie
10 2 (0.78%) Arista
10 2 (0.78%) Brocade
10 2 (0.78%) EMC
10 2 (0.78%) MapR
10 2 (0.78%) NetApp
10 2 (0.78%) Workday