Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 96 74
Rank change year-on-year -24 -22 -4
Contract jobs citing C 330 355 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.98% 2.31% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.27% 6.76% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 188 209
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +0.72%
10th Percentile £258 £290 £263
90th Percentile £576 £551 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +9.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 57 109
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +7.59%
10th Percentile £8.00 £14.13 £18.78
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.30 £51.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +9.59%

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 6,262 5,253 6,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.50% 34.12% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,803 3,165 4,013
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £269
90th Percentile £563 £538 £528
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 170 229
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.03 £15.23 £13.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £72.68 £51.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -9 112 £375 -1.64% 130
Hampshire -4 94 £400 +14.29% 53
Berkshire +8 85 £412 +17.57% 70
Surrey -39 62 £430 -1.71% 35
East Sussex +10 21 £330 -22.35% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 16 £325 -16.13% 20
West Sussex -20 16 £525 +61.54% 11
Kent +24 14 £325 - 14
Oxfordshire -16 11 £288 -33.14% 40
Middlesex -10 2 £531 +52.88% 4
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 2
Sussex -1 1 £450 -
C
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 115 (34.85%) C++
2 105 (31.82%) Linux
3 93 (28.18%) Software Engineering
4 77 (23.33%) Python
5 74 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (21.52%) SQL
7 61 (18.48%) Security Cleared
8 49 (14.85%) Embedded C
9 46 (13.94%) Unix
9 46 (13.94%) Windows
10 44 (13.33%) C#
11 43 (13.03%) JavaScript
12 41 (12.42%) SC Cleared
13 40 (12.12%) Degree
13 40 (12.12%) Microsoft
14 39 (11.82%) Java
15 38 (11.52%) SQL Server
16 37 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (9.70%) Project Management
18 29 (8.79%) Oracle
19 27 (8.18%) Cisco
20 26 (7.88%) Web Services
20 26 (7.88%) Electronics
21 25 (7.58%) Finance
22 24 (7.27%) HTML
22 24 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
23 22 (6.67%) Analytics
23 22 (6.67%) T-SQL
23 22 (6.67%) .NET
23 22 (6.67%) SOAP

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 10 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.12%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.52%) IIS
4 3 (0.91%) Apache
4 3 (0.91%) CMS
4 3 (0.91%) SAS
4 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.61%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.30%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.30%) nginx
6 1 (0.30%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.42%) Simulink
3 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.91%) SPSS
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.30%) Maximo
3 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.30%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CS
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.30%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (2.12%) Office 365
3 5 (1.52%) SaaS
4 4 (1.21%) Yammer
5 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) G Suite
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.24%) Wireless
2 12 (3.64%) Firewall
2 12 (3.64%) LAN
3 10 (3.03%) WAN
4 9 (2.73%) Internet
5 8 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (2.42%) DNS
5 8 (2.42%) Network Security
6 7 (2.12%) SNMP
6 7 (2.12%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.82%) Intranet
8 5 (1.52%) 4G
8 5 (1.52%) 5G
8 5 (1.52%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.52%) LTE
8 5 (1.52%) RS-232
8 5 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.21%) Bluetooth
9 4 (1.21%) WiMAX
10 3 (0.91%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.24%) MySQL
3 13 (3.94%) Big Data
4 12 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.03%) HBase
5 10 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.73%) SQLPlus
7 8 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.12%) icCube
8 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.52%) DB2
9 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.21%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.21%) KNIME
11 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.91%) SAS EBI
12 2 (0.61%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.61%) Impala
Development Applications
1 19 (5.76%) JIRA
2 18 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.55%) Subversion
4 13 (3.94%) ProC
5 11 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (1.52%) JMeter
8 5 (1.52%) JUnit
8 5 (1.52%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.21%) Ant
9 4 (1.21%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.91%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.91%) PVCS
11 2 (0.61%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.61%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.61%) SilkTest
12 1 (0.30%) LabVIEW
General
1 26 (7.88%) Electronics
2 25 (7.58%) Finance
3 17 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.73%) Law
5 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.82%) Military
6 5 (1.52%) Banking
6 5 (1.52%) French Language
6 5 (1.52%) German Language
7 4 (1.21%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.21%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.21%) Marketing
8 3 (0.91%) Automotive
8 3 (0.91%) Games
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
8 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (23.94%) Software Engineer
2 78 (23.64%) Developer
3 40 (12.12%) Embedded Engineer
4 34 (10.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 21 (6.36%) Analyst
6 18 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 18 (5.45%) Software Developer
7 17 (5.15%) Architect
8 16 (4.85%) C++ Developer
9 15 (4.55%) Python Developer
10 11 (3.33%) Consultant
10 11 (3.33%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.73%) C++ Software Engineer
12 9 (2.73%) UI Developer
13 8 (2.42%) Integration Developer
13 8 (2.42%) PL/SQL Developer
13 8 (2.42%) Systems Developer
14 7 (2.12%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.88%) Web Services
2 24 (7.27%) HTML
3 22 (6.67%) .NET
3 22 (6.67%) SOAP
4 18 (5.45%) XML
5 16 (4.85%) NumPy
6 15 (4.55%) Pandas
6 15 (4.55%) SciPy
7 13 (3.94%) RESTful
8 12 (3.64%) CSS
9 10 (3.03%) Node.js
10 9 (2.73%) jQuery
11 7 (2.12%) Anaconda
11 7 (2.12%) Kafka
11 7 (2.12%) LAPP Stack
11 7 (2.12%) Middleware
11 7 (2.12%) OpenGL
11 7 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (1.82%) REST
12 6 (1.82%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.76%) Algorithms
3 19 (5.76%) Device Driver
4 14 (4.24%) Derivative
4 14 (4.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 13 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.42%) CMDB
7 7 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.12%) User Experience
8 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.21%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.21%) Wiki
10 3 (0.91%) CCTV
10 3 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.91%) PKI
10 3 (0.91%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 105 (31.82%) Linux
2 46 (13.94%) Unix
2 46 (13.94%) Windows
3 12 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (3.03%) AIX
5 8 (2.42%) VMS
6 6 (1.82%) FreeRTOS
7 5 (1.52%) VxWorks
8 4 (1.21%) Android
8 4 (1.21%) OpenVMS
8 4 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.21%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.91%) CentOS
9 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.61%) Debian
10 2 (0.61%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (28.18%) Software Engineering
2 74 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (9.70%) Project Management
5 22 (6.67%) Analytics
6 21 (6.36%) SDLC
7 18 (5.45%) Configuration Management
8 17 (5.15%) Test Automation
8 17 (5.15%) UML
8 17 (5.15%) Waterfall
9 16 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.85%) Data Science
9 16 (4.85%) User Stories
10 15 (4.55%) OO
11 14 (4.24%) Change Management
11 14 (4.24%) Mathematics
12 13 (3.94%) DevOps
13 12 (3.64%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 115 (34.85%) C++
2 77 (23.33%) Python
3 71 (21.52%) SQL
4 49 (14.85%) Embedded C
5 44 (13.33%) C#
6 43 (13.03%) JavaScript
7 39 (11.82%) Java
8 22 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 16 (4.85%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.55%) Embedded C++
10 15 (4.55%) PL/SQL
11 14 (4.24%) MATLAB
12 12 (3.64%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.33%) PHP
14 10 (3.03%) Go
15 9 (2.73%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.52%) Ada
16 5 (1.52%) R
17 4 (1.21%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.42%) SC Cleared
3 40 (12.12%) Degree
4 10 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.21%) HNC
7 4 (1.21%) HND
7 4 (1.21%) ISEB
7 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.91%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.30%) CCNA
10 1 (0.30%) CISSP
10 1 (0.30%) MCSE
10 1 (0.30%) PhD
10 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.64%) SLA
2 8 (2.42%) PMO
3 7 (2.12%) GCP
4 6 (1.82%) DO-178B
4 6 (1.82%) IEC 62304
5 5 (1.52%) MISRA
6 3 (0.91%) GDPR
6 3 (0.91%) QA
7 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.61%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.30%) GAMP
8 1 (0.30%) GMP
8 1 (0.30%) GxP
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (3.94%) Firmware
2 11 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 11 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.73%) Apache Flume
4 8 (2.42%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.52%) StorNext
5 5 (1.52%) vSphere
6 4 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.91%) Docker
8 2 (0.61%) HDFS
9 1 (0.30%) KVM
9 1 (0.30%) NFS
9 1 (0.30%) Snort
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
9 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (1.82%) SCOM
3 5 (1.52%) Perfmon
3 5 (1.52%) SCCM
3 5 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.91%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (0.91%) Kibana
6 2 (0.61%) Ansible
6 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.61%) Puppet
6 2 (0.61%) SELinux
6 2 (0.61%) WSUS
7 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.79%) Oracle
3 27 (8.18%) Cisco
4 15 (4.55%) VMware
5 10 (3.03%) NetApp
6 8 (2.42%) Google
6 8 (2.42%) Splunk
7 7 (2.12%) SAP
7 7 (2.12%) Vertica
8 6 (1.82%) Huawei
9 5 (1.52%) BT
9 5 (1.52%) IBM
10 4 (1.21%) Alibaba
10 4 (1.21%) HP
10 4 (1.21%) Intel
11 3 (0.91%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.91%) McAfee
12 2 (0.61%) Atmel
12 2 (0.61%) Fortinet