Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 123 98
Rank change year-on-year +11 -25 -24
Contract jobs citing C 366 315 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.20% 1.96% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.58% 5.60% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 152 182
South East median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £296 £290 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
England median daily rate £475 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +8.57% +4.17% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 80
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £18.88 £36.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.30 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +2.56%

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 6,557 5,628 6,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.34% 34.99% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,077 3,390 4,097
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £312 £288 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 169 236
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £18.85 £16.48 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.80 £53.75
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +6.67% +4.90%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +64 154 £405 -4.65% 102
Berkshire +62 125 £411 +10.95% 45
Hampshire -23 83 £425 +21.26% 57
Surrey -34 74 £450 +5.88% 40
East Sussex +7 22 £330 -6.71% 17
West Sussex -9 16 £445 +36.92% 24
Oxfordshire -2 15 £370 -16.38% 30
Buckinghamshire +18 14 £425 +9.68% 27
Kent +14 7 £325 -45.83% 15
Isle of Wight - 3 - - 3
Middlesex +5 1 £638 +96.00% 4
Sussex 0 1 £450 -
C
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 136 (37.16%) C++
2 96 (26.23%) Software Engineering
3 93 (25.41%) Linux
4 88 (24.04%) Python
5 78 (21.31%) SQL
6 71 (19.40%) Degree
7 65 (17.76%) Security Cleared
8 60 (16.39%) Embedded C
9 58 (15.85%) C#
10 57 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (13.93%) Java
12 46 (12.57%) SC Cleared
13 45 (12.30%) Windows
14 43 (11.75%) Oracle
15 40 (10.93%) JavaScript
16 39 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (10.38%) Project Management
18 37 (10.11%) XML
18 37 (10.11%) Computer Science
19 35 (9.56%) Telecoms
20 31 (8.47%) Unix
21 30 (8.20%) MATLAB
22 29 (7.92%) Microsoft
23 28 (7.65%) Cisco
24 27 (7.38%) SQL Server
25 26 (7.10%) PL/SQL
25 26 (7.10%) Finance
26 25 (6.83%) Wireless
26 25 (6.83%) .NET
26 25 (6.83%) Test Automation

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 (6.01%) CMS
2 13 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.73%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.64%) IIS
5 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.55%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.55%) Apache
6 2 (0.55%) Confluence
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.27%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.83%) Simulink
2 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.27%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP CS
2 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (2.73%) Office 365
3 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.09%) Yammer
5 3 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.55%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.83%) Wireless
2 14 (3.83%) Firewall
3 11 (3.01%) Internet
3 11 (3.01%) LAN
3 11 (3.01%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.73%) Bluetooth
4 10 (2.73%) DNS
4 10 (2.73%) WAN
5 8 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (2.19%) RS-232
5 8 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.91%) 4G
6 7 (1.91%) Intranet
6 7 (1.91%) LTE
6 7 (1.91%) SNMP
6 7 (1.91%) Tactical Data Link
7 6 (1.64%) 3GPP
7 6 (1.64%) 5G
7 6 (1.64%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.64%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.01%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.83%) Big Data
4 13 (3.55%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.28%) HBase
6 11 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.73%) icCube
8 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.64%) DB2
9 6 (1.64%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.64%) SQLPlus
10 5 (1.37%) Power BI
11 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.09%) KNIME
12 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.55%) MySQL
13 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (6.56%) ProC
2 23 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.01%) PVCS
4 20 (5.46%) JIRA
5 19 (5.19%) Subversion
6 14 (3.83%) Visual Studio
7 12 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.28%) Mercurial
8 8 (2.19%) JMeter
9 7 (1.91%) Selenium
10 6 (1.64%) JUnit
10 6 (1.64%) LoadRunner
10 6 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.09%) Ant
11 4 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.09%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.82%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.82%) NUnit
General
1 35 (9.56%) Telecoms
2 26 (7.10%) Finance
3 18 (4.92%) Electronics
4 11 (3.01%) Mandarin Language
5 8 (2.19%) Automotive
5 8 (2.19%) Law
6 7 (1.91%) Games
7 6 (1.64%) Marketing
8 5 (1.37%) Avionics
8 5 (1.37%) Banking
8 5 (1.37%) French Language
8 5 (1.37%) German Language
9 4 (1.09%) Legal
9 4 (1.09%) Military
10 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.55%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (22.68%) Developer
2 81 (22.13%) Software Engineer
3 54 (14.75%) Embedded Engineer
4 47 (12.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 25 (6.83%) Analyst
6 21 (5.74%) SQL Developer
7 20 (5.46%) C++ Developer
8 19 (5.19%) Architect
8 19 (5.19%) Embedded C Engineer
9 18 (4.92%) Oracle Developer
9 18 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 16 (4.37%) C Software Engineer
11 15 (4.10%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 15 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
12 14 (3.83%) PL/SQL Developer
13 13 (3.55%) C Developer
13 13 (3.55%) Python Developer
14 10 (2.73%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 10 (2.73%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 10 (2.73%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.11%) XML
2 25 (6.83%) .NET
3 15 (4.10%) Web Services
4 14 (3.83%) HTML
4 14 (3.83%) STL
5 13 (3.55%) RESTful
6 11 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (3.01%) SOAP
7 10 (2.73%) Kafka
7 10 (2.73%) LAPP Stack
8 8 (2.19%) jQuery
8 8 (2.19%) REST
9 7 (1.91%) CSS
9 7 (1.91%) NumPy
9 7 (1.91%) OpenGL
9 7 (1.91%) Pandas
10 6 (1.64%) Anaconda
10 6 (1.64%) OpenGL ES
10 6 (1.64%) SciPy
10 6 (1.64%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.11%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.74%) Algorithms
4 20 (5.46%) Embedded Systems
5 15 (4.10%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.83%) Device Driver
7 13 (3.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 11 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.19%) CMDB
9 8 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (2.19%) User Experience
10 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.09%) Arduino
11 4 (1.09%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.09%) Raspberry Pi
11 4 (1.09%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.09%) Wiki
12 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 93 (25.41%) Linux
2 45 (12.30%) Windows
3 31 (8.47%) Unix
4 22 (6.01%) OpenVMS
5 11 (3.01%) Android
5 11 (3.01%) VMS
6 9 (2.46%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (1.91%) AIX
7 7 (1.91%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.37%) VxWorks
9 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.82%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.82%) Solaris
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.55%) Debian
11 2 (0.55%) SafeRTOS
11 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.23%) Software Engineering
2 57 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (10.38%) Project Management
5 25 (6.83%) Test Automation
6 21 (5.74%) Analytics
7 20 (5.46%) Unit Testing
8 19 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (5.19%) SDLC
8 19 (5.19%) Waterfall
9 18 (4.92%) OO
10 16 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (4.10%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.83%) Market Research
13 13 (3.55%) Mathematics
13 13 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (3.28%) Scrum
14 12 (3.28%) Test Scripting
15 11 (3.01%) DevOps
15 11 (3.01%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 136 (37.16%) C++
2 88 (24.04%) Python
3 78 (21.31%) SQL
4 60 (16.39%) Embedded C
5 58 (15.85%) C#
6 51 (13.93%) Java
7 40 (10.93%) JavaScript
8 30 (8.20%) MATLAB
9 26 (7.10%) PL/SQL
10 21 (5.74%) Embedded C++
11 14 (3.83%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.55%) Fortran
12 13 (3.55%) Go
13 11 (3.01%) PowerShell
13 11 (3.01%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.19%) PHP
14 8 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.91%) Assembly Language
16 6 (1.64%) Perl
16 6 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (19.40%) Degree
2 65 (17.76%) Security Cleared
3 46 (12.57%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.83%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.64%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.09%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.09%) ISEB
7 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.82%) CCNA
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.55%) CCNP
9 2 (0.55%) CISSP
9 2 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.55%) PMP
9 2 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.28%) MISRA
2 14 (3.83%) MISRA C
3 10 (2.73%) GCP
3 10 (2.73%) SLA
4 8 (2.19%) PMO
5 6 (1.64%) IEC 62304
6 4 (1.09%) DO-178B
6 4 (1.09%) QA
7 3 (0.82%) GDPR
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 19 (5.19%) Firmware
2 15 (4.10%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.01%) Apache Flume
3 11 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.37%) StorNext
5 5 (1.37%) vSphere
6 3 (0.82%) Docker
6 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
7 1 (0.27%) Snort
7 1 (0.27%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (1.91%) Perfmon
1 7 (1.91%) SCCM
1 7 (1.91%) SCOM
2 5 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.82%) Ansible
4 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.82%) Kibana
5 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.55%) SELinux
5 2 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.27%) Puppet
6 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.27%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (11.75%) Oracle
2 29 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.65%) Cisco
4 17 (4.64%) VMware
5 10 (2.73%) Google
5 10 (2.73%) NetApp
5 10 (2.73%) Vertica
6 8 (2.19%) Huawei
7 7 (1.91%) IBM
7 7 (1.91%) SAP
7 7 (1.91%) Splunk
8 6 (1.64%) BT
8 6 (1.64%) Green Hills
9 5 (1.37%) Alibaba
10 3 (0.82%) Atmel
10 3 (0.82%) HP
10 3 (0.82%) Intel
10 3 (0.82%) Juniper
10 3 (0.82%) McAfee
10 3 (0.82%) Palo Alto