Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 126 140
Rank change year-on-year +38 +14 -43
Contract jobs citing C 383 339 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.67% 2.05% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.33% 5.11% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 133 134
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +7.64%
10th Percentile £320 £302 £303
90th Percentile £600 £542 £500
England median daily rate £461 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -2.89% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 65 40
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.18% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37.95 £20.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £46.84 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.85% -0.59% +6.25%

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 5,224 6,638 5,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 36.43% 40.14% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,236 4,179 3,523
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 200 164
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £22.20 £19.98 £16.52
90th Percentile £63.95 £53.75 £57.85
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +5.31% +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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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
Hampshire +58 161 £400 -3.61% 64
Thames Valley -10 119 £425 +3.53% 108
Berkshire -45 71 £425 +3.53% 42
West Sussex +43 42 £518 +23.95% 32
Surrey -8 26 £470 -1.05% 56
Buckinghamshire +29 22 £445 +4.71% 33
Oxfordshire +22 16 £406 +9.80% 33
East Sussex -7 13 £401 +21.52% 19
Kent +6 10 £635 +95.38% 16
Sussex - 7 - -
Middlesex - 1 £500 - 2
C
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 157 (40.99%) C++
2 120 (31.33%) Software Engineering
3 98 (25.59%) Linux
4 91 (23.76%) Embedded C
5 81 (21.15%) Python
5 81 (21.15%) Security Cleared
6 80 (20.89%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (17.23%) SC Cleared
8 63 (16.45%) SQL
9 53 (13.84%) Degree
10 52 (13.58%) C#
10 52 (13.58%) Finance
11 50 (13.05%) Java
11 50 (13.05%) Windows
12 49 (12.79%) Oracle
13 48 (12.53%) XML
14 47 (12.27%) Firmware
15 44 (11.49%) Configuration Management
16 42 (10.97%) Project Management
17 35 (9.14%) Unix
18 33 (8.62%) Wireless
19 32 (8.36%) Microsoft
19 32 (8.36%) JIRA
20 30 (7.83%) Unit Testing
20 30 (7.83%) Telecoms
20 30 (7.83%) Law
21 29 (7.57%) Embedded C++
22 28 (7.31%) MISRA
23 27 (7.05%) HTML
23 27 (7.05%) .NET

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 (6.53%) CMS
2 15 (3.92%) Confluence
3 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.31%) Captiva
4 5 (1.31%) Documentum
5 4 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.78%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.26%) Camunda
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.04%) Simulink
5 2 (0.52%) FileZilla
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.52%) Notepad++
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (4.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.26%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.70%) Azure
2 16 (4.18%) AWS
3 10 (2.61%) GCP
4 9 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.57%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.78%) IaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.52%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.52%) Office 365
7 2 (0.52%) PaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Route 53
7 2 (0.52%) Serverless
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.26%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.62%) Wireless
2 23 (6.01%) Bluetooth
3 21 (5.48%) ZigBee
4 20 (5.22%) 3GPP
5 14 (3.66%) Ethernet
6 11 (2.87%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.61%) GPRS
7 10 (2.61%) RS-485
8 7 (1.83%) DNS
8 7 (1.83%) RS-232
9 6 (1.57%) Software-Defined Radio
9 6 (1.57%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.31%) DHCP
10 5 (1.31%) H.323
10 5 (1.31%) HTTP
10 5 (1.31%) Internet
10 5 (1.31%) Skype
10 5 (1.31%) SNMP
11 4 (1.04%) VPN
11 4 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.13%) DB2
3 11 (2.87%) MySQL
4 9 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.09%) Big Data
6 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.57%) DB2 UDB
7 6 (1.57%) Power BI
8 5 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.31%) MS Access
8 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.31%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.52%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (8.36%) JIRA
2 24 (6.27%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.01%) PVCS
4 21 (5.48%) Subversion
5 18 (4.70%) Visual Studio
6 17 (4.44%) Ant
7 15 (3.92%) NUnit
8 12 (3.13%) Selenium
9 11 (2.87%) ClearCase
9 11 (2.87%) CppUnit
9 11 (2.87%) GoogleTest
9 11 (2.87%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.61%) Eclipse
11 9 (2.35%) JUnit
11 9 (2.35%) ProC
12 5 (1.31%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.04%) MSTest
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
General
1 52 (13.58%) Finance
2 30 (7.83%) Law
2 30 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.96%) Electronics
4 17 (4.44%) Military
5 12 (3.13%) Banking
6 9 (2.35%) Retail
7 8 (2.09%) Automotive
7 8 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.83%) Marketing
8 7 (1.83%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.57%) Games
10 4 (1.04%) Local Government
11 3 (0.78%) Avionics
11 3 (0.78%) Legal
12 2 (0.52%) Advertising
12 2 (0.52%) Front Office
12 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 112 (29.24%) Developer
2 95 (24.80%) Software Engineer
3 65 (16.97%) Embedded Engineer
4 47 (12.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 37 (9.66%) C Developer
6 32 (8.36%) Software Developer
7 23 (6.01%) Analyst
7 23 (6.01%) C++ Developer
8 20 (5.22%) Firmware Engineer
9 18 (4.70%) C Software Engineer
10 17 (4.44%) C++ Software Engineer
11 16 (4.18%) C/C++ Developer
12 14 (3.66%) Architect
13 13 (3.39%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 12 (3.13%) Fortran Developer
15 11 (2.87%) Embedded C Engineer
16 10 (2.61%) Support Engineer
17 9 (2.35%) Java Developer
17 9 (2.35%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.53%) XML
2 27 (7.05%) .NET
2 27 (7.05%) HTML
3 17 (4.44%) STL
3 17 (4.44%) Web Services
4 15 (3.92%) AngularJS
4 15 (3.92%) CSS
5 12 (3.13%) SOAP
6 10 (2.61%) JSON
6 10 (2.61%) LDAP
7 9 (2.35%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.83%) Node.js
9 6 (1.57%) JSP
9 6 (1.57%) Qt
9 6 (1.57%) REST
9 6 (1.57%) SailPoint
9 6 (1.57%) Servlets
10 5 (1.31%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.31%) JPA
10 5 (1.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.44%) Algorithms
3 14 (3.66%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.87%) Derivative
5 10 (2.61%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.35%) Smart Energy
7 8 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.09%) VHDL
8 6 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.04%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.78%) PKI
11 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 98 (25.59%) Linux
2 50 (13.05%) Windows
3 35 (9.14%) Unix
4 23 (6.01%) OpenVMS
5 17 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.92%) Android
7 9 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (1.57%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.78%) VMS
11 3 (0.78%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.52%) Solaris
12 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.26%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (31.33%) Software Engineering
2 80 (20.89%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (11.49%) Configuration Management
4 42 (10.97%) Project Management
5 30 (7.83%) Unit Testing
6 26 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (6.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 25 (6.53%) Scrum
8 23 (6.01%) OO
9 21 (5.48%) DevOps
9 21 (5.48%) Secure Coding
10 20 (5.22%) Multithreading
10 20 (5.22%) UML
11 18 (4.70%) Computer Science
11 18 (4.70%) Test Automation
12 17 (4.44%) Integration Testing
13 16 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (4.18%) Validation
14 15 (3.92%) Mentoring
14 15 (3.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 157 (40.99%) C++
2 91 (23.76%) Embedded C
3 81 (21.15%) Python
4 63 (16.45%) SQL
5 52 (13.58%) C#
6 50 (13.05%) Java
7 29 (7.57%) Embedded C++
8 25 (6.53%) JavaScript
9 23 (6.01%) MATLAB
10 19 (4.96%) PL/SQL
11 18 (4.70%) Fortran
12 15 (3.92%) PowerShell
13 13 (3.39%) Perl
14 11 (2.87%) PHP
14 11 (2.87%) VB.NET
15 10 (2.61%) VB
16 9 (2.35%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.83%) Korn
18 6 (1.57%) BeanShell
18 6 (1.57%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 81 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 66 (17.23%) SC Cleared
3 53 (13.84%) Degree
4 17 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.83%) PMP
8 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.04%) PhD
10 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.78%) CISM
11 3 (0.78%) CISSP
11 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.52%) HND
12 2 (0.52%) ISEB
12 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.31%) MISRA
2 16 (4.18%) QA
3 8 (2.09%) PMO
4 5 (1.31%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.78%) SLA
6 2 (0.52%) GAMP
6 2 (0.52%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (12.27%) Firmware
2 17 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.57%) RACF
3 6 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.52%) Docker
6 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.52%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) NFS
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.78%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) Puppet
3 2 (0.52%) SCCM
3 2 (0.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.26%) Terraform
4 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (12.79%) Oracle
2 32 (8.36%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.48%) SAP
4 17 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 16 (4.18%) Cisco
5 16 (4.18%) Sparx
6 14 (3.66%) Google
7 8 (2.09%) Telerik
7 8 (2.09%) VMware
8 6 (1.57%) Huawei
9 5 (1.31%) Micro Focus
9 5 (1.31%) OpenText
10 4 (1.04%) BT
10 4 (1.04%) Citrix
10 4 (1.04%) IBM
10 4 (1.04%) Samsung
11 3 (0.78%) Brocade
11 3 (0.78%) Infor
11 3 (0.78%) Isilon
11 3 (0.78%) SolarWinds