Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 81 123
Rank change year-on-year +33 +42 +27
Contract jobs citing C 135 383 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.71% 2.77% 2.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.71% 7.70% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 185 144
Median daily rate £438 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.89% +5.31%
10th Percentile £273 £320 £300
90th Percentile £600 £633 £541
England median daily rate £498 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +6.99% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 66
Median hourly rate £44.25 £46.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +9.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31.08 £32.95 £32.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -

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 1,153 4,974 6,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.72% 36.01% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 3,045 4,315
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 159 190
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £12.50 £19.25 £21.73
90th Percentile £61.38 £72.50 £52.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.51 £42.19
% change year-on-year -21.36% +5.49% +5.48%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing C as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C in the South East.

Daily rate trend for C in the South East

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C in the South East over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C in the South East

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for C in the South East

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C in the South East over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +63 48 £538 +15.10% 47
Hampshire 0 46 £413 +3.13% 38
Berkshire +75 38 £575 +35.29% 14
Surrey +61 15 £275 -47.86% 12
West Sussex +13 13 £425 -16.05% 8
Kent +30 8 £478 -24.69% 7
Buckinghamshire +32 7 £500 +1.52% 17
Oxfordshire +36 3 - - 16
East Sussex +23 1 - - 6
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
C
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 42 (31.11%) C++
2 31 (22.96%) Security Cleared
3 28 (20.74%) SC Cleared
3 28 (20.74%) Python
4 27 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 24 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (17.04%) Java
6 23 (17.04%) Performance Measurement
7 22 (16.30%) Degree
8 21 (15.56%) Windows
9 19 (14.07%) Information Security
10 18 (13.33%) Unix
10 18 (13.33%) SQL
11 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
11 17 (12.59%) Finance
11 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (11.85%) Due Diligence
12 16 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (11.85%) VMware
12 16 (11.85%) Programme Management
13 15 (11.11%) JIRA
13 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
13 15 (11.11%) Oracle
13 15 (11.11%) C#
13 15 (11.11%) QA
14 14 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (9.63%) Selenium
15 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
15 13 (9.63%) XML
15 13 (9.63%) Risk Assessment

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 11 (8.15%) Confluence
2 10 (7.41%) IIS
3 9 (6.67%) CMS
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.22%) Simulink
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.74%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.74%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.74%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 1 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.70%) Azure
3 3 (2.22%) PaaS
3 3 (2.22%) SaaS
4 2 (1.48%) AWS
4 2 (1.48%) Office 365
4 2 (1.48%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.74%) GCP
5 1 (0.74%) GitHub
5 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) DNS
2 11 (8.15%) DMZ
3 10 (7.41%) DHCP
4 7 (5.19%) Fibre Channel
4 7 (5.19%) iSCSI
5 5 (3.70%) WAN
6 4 (2.96%) Wireless
7 3 (2.22%) Network Security
7 3 (2.22%) SAN
8 2 (1.48%) 4G
8 2 (1.48%) 5G
8 2 (1.48%) Extranet
8 2 (1.48%) Internet
8 2 (1.48%) LAN
8 2 (1.48%) LTE
8 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.48%) VPN
8 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.74%) 2G
9 1 (0.74%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.96%) MySQL
3 3 (2.22%) DB2
3 3 (2.22%) DB2 UDB
3 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.48%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.48%) Power BI
5 1 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.74%) Ingres
5 1 (0.74%) MS Access
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.74%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (11.11%) JIRA
2 13 (9.63%) Selenium
3 9 (6.67%) PVCS
4 6 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.96%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.22%) Ant
7 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.74%) FishEye
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) JUnit
7 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.74%) MSI
7 1 (0.74%) ProC
7 1 (0.74%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.74%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.74%) Subversion
7 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (12.59%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.19%) Law
4 6 (4.44%) Aerospace
4 6 (4.44%) Electronics
5 5 (3.70%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.22%) Marketing
7 2 (1.48%) Automotive
7 2 (1.48%) Military
8 1 (0.74%) Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (17.04%) Software Engineer
2 16 (11.85%) Analyst
3 15 (11.11%) Developer
4 13 (9.63%) Security Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Test Engineer
5 12 (8.89%) Embedded Engineer
6 10 (7.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Performance Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Consultant
8 6 (4.44%) Designer
8 6 (4.44%) OpenVMS Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.44%) Wintel Support
9 5 (3.70%) Fortran Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Fortran Software Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Operations Support Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Wintel Support Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.63%) XML
2 11 (8.15%) .NET
3 8 (5.93%) STL
4 6 (4.44%) Web Services
5 4 (2.96%) SOAP
6 3 (2.22%) HTML
6 3 (2.22%) JSP
6 3 (2.22%) LDAP
6 3 (2.22%) SailPoint
6 3 (2.22%) Servlets
7 2 (1.48%) OpenCL
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.48%) SAML
7 2 (1.48%) TensorFlow
8 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.74%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.74%) scikit-learn
8 1 (0.74%) Spring
8 1 (0.74%) WSDL
8 1 (0.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.96%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (2.22%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.48%) CUDA
7 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.74%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) PMI
8 1 (0.74%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.56%) Windows
2 18 (13.33%) Unix
3 12 (8.89%) Linux
4 9 (6.67%) OpenVMS
5 8 (5.93%) Solaris
6 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.22%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.48%) Android
9 2 (1.48%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.74%) AIX
10 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.74%) SafeRTOS
10 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.04%) Performance Measurement
4 19 (14.07%) Information Security
5 16 (11.85%) Due Diligence
5 16 (11.85%) Programme Management
6 14 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (9.63%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (8.89%) Security Testing
9 11 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (8.15%) ITIL
9 11 (8.15%) Mathematics
9 11 (8.15%) Open Source
9 11 (8.15%) Security Architecture
10 10 (7.41%) OWASP
10 10 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (7.41%) Test Planning
10 10 (7.41%) Threat Management
11 9 (6.67%) Patch Management
11 9 (6.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (31.11%) C++
2 28 (20.74%) Python
3 23 (17.04%) Java
4 18 (13.33%) SQL
5 15 (11.11%) C#
6 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
7 12 (8.89%) Embedded C
7 12 (8.89%) Perl
8 11 (8.15%) PHP
9 10 (7.41%) VB.NET
10 8 (5.93%) Fortran
11 4 (2.96%) Bourne shell
11 4 (2.96%) Embedded C++
11 4 (2.96%) MATLAB
12 3 (2.22%) Ada
12 3 (2.22%) BeanShell
12 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.22%) Korn
12 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (22.96%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.74%) SC Cleared
3 22 (16.30%) Degree
4 5 (3.70%) HNC
5 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.48%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.48%) OSCP
7 2 (1.48%) PhD
7 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.74%) APMP
8 1 (0.74%) CCDA
8 1 (0.74%) CCNP
8 1 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.74%) CISA
8 1 (0.74%) CISSP
8 1 (0.74%) HND
8 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.11%) QA
2 11 (8.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (7.41%) NIST
3 10 (7.41%) SLA
4 2 (1.48%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.48%) IEC 62304
4 2 (1.48%) MISRA
4 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 11 (8.15%) Firmware
4 7 (5.19%) Docker
4 7 (5.19%) NFS
5 3 (2.22%) RACF
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (7.41%) HP ALM
2 10 (7.41%) HP Fortify
3 7 (5.19%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.19%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.85%) VMware
3 15 (11.11%) Oracle
4 11 (8.15%) Sonatype
5 10 (7.41%) Black Duck
5 10 (7.41%) HP
5 10 (7.41%) Micro Focus
5 10 (7.41%) Qualys
5 10 (7.41%) Splunk
6 9 (6.67%) Citrix
6 9 (6.67%) ServiceNow
7 8 (5.93%) IBM
8 7 (5.19%) ArcSight
8 7 (5.19%) Dell
8 7 (5.19%) EMC
8 7 (5.19%) NetApp
9 4 (2.96%) Ingenico
9 4 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.48%) MathWorks
10 2 (1.48%) SAP