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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
England / South East
Rank 82 59 65
Rank change year-on-year -23 +6  
Contract jobs citing C 188 305 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.39% 3.32% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.16% 9.88% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 117 110
Median daily rate £425 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 33
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2625 3088 3261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.43% 33.57% 33.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 2032 1875
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 122 124
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -35 58 £350 +7.69% 23
Surrey +5 42 £535 +25.88% 17
Berkshire +21 35 £350 -5.08% 22
West Sussex -1 16 £550 +33.33% 7
Oxfordshire -11 10 £451 +15.70% 21
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £325 -7.14% 7
Middlesex -5 5 £349 -4.12%
East Sussex -4 4 £688 +63.69% 1
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 125 (35.31%) C++
2 100 (28.25%) Linux
3 86 (24.29%) Security Cleared
4 71 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (19.49%) Degree
6 68 (19.21%) Software Engineering
7 67 (18.93%) SC Cleared
7 67 (18.93%) Python
7 67 (18.93%) Java
8 61 (17.23%) SQL
8 61 (17.23%) Unix
9 53 (14.97%) HTML
10 49 (13.84%) Finance
10 49 (13.84%) Oracle
11 47 (13.28%) Microsoft
12 44 (12.43%) Perl
12 44 (12.43%) Project Management
13 41 (11.58%) Configuration Management
14 38 (10.73%) Git (software)
15 37 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
15 37 (10.45%) JavaScript
15 37 (10.45%) C#
16 36 (10.17%) Windows
17 34 (9.60%) MS Excel
18 31 (8.76%) Jenkins
18 31 (8.76%) Open Source
19 30 (8.47%) Embedded C
19 30 (8.47%) ProC
20 29 (8.19%) MS Office
20 29 (8.19%) Docker

C
Top Related 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 24 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 23 (6.50%) Apache
3 22 (6.21%) Tomcat
4 18 (5.08%) nginx
5 17 (4.80%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.54%) TPMS
7 6 (1.69%) SAS
8 5 (1.41%) Confluence
8 5 (1.41%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.56%) Documentum
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.28%) IIS
11 1 (0.28%) JBoss
11 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 29 (8.19%) MS Office
3 11 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.98%) Simulink
6 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) HFM
4 1 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.82%) Office 365
2 7 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.85%) IaaS
4 3 (0.85%) Yammer
5 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.28%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.50%) HTTP
2 14 (3.95%) DVB
3 13 (3.67%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.54%) DNS
4 9 (2.54%) FTP
5 8 (2.26%) VPN
5 8 (2.26%) WAN
6 6 (1.69%) SMTP
7 5 (1.41%) Bluetooth
7 5 (1.41%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.41%) LAN
7 5 (1.41%) Skype
7 5 (1.41%) SNMP
7 5 (1.41%) Wireless
8 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.13%) Network Security
9 3 (0.85%) 802.15
9 3 (0.85%) DHCP
9 3 (0.85%) LDAP
9 3 (0.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.08%) NoSQL
3 14 (3.95%) Big Data
4 12 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.41%) MySQL
9 5 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 38 (10.73%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.76%) Jenkins
3 30 (8.47%) ProC
4 15 (4.24%) Subversion
5 10 (2.82%) Ant
6 8 (2.26%) GoogleTest
6 8 (2.26%) JIRA
6 8 (2.26%) NUnit
7 7 (1.98%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.69%) ClearCase
8 6 (1.69%) CppUnit
8 6 (1.69%) StarTeam
9 5 (1.41%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.13%) JMeter
10 4 (1.13%) JUnit
10 4 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.85%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 49 (13.84%) Finance
2 17 (4.80%) Electronics
3 16 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.54%) Military
5 8 (2.26%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.98%) Retail
7 6 (1.69%) Games
8 4 (1.13%) Automotive
8 4 (1.13%) Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Avionics
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (21.47%) Developer
2 51 (14.41%) Software Engineer
3 37 (10.45%) Architect
4 28 (7.91%) Project Manager
5 24 (6.78%) C Developer
5 24 (6.78%) Embedded Engineer
6 22 (6.21%) Analyst
6 22 (6.21%) Oracle Architect
7 17 (4.80%) C++ Developer
8 16 (4.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 16 (4.52%) Software Developer
9 14 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (3.67%) Unix Architect
11 12 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (3.11%) Electronics Engineer
13 10 (2.82%) Consultant
14 9 (2.54%) C Software Engineer
14 9 (2.54%) Design Engineer
14 9 (2.54%) Programmer
14 9 (2.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.97%) HTML
2 21 (5.93%) .NET
3 15 (4.24%) HTML5
3 15 (4.24%) Web Services
4 14 (3.95%) Node.js
5 13 (3.67%) REST
6 12 (3.39%) XML
7 9 (2.54%) CSS
8 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.41%) J2EE
9 4 (1.13%) JSP
9 4 (1.13%) Middleware
9 4 (1.13%) OpenGL
9 4 (1.13%) RESTful
10 3 (0.85%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.85%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.85%) ATL
10 3 (0.85%) Flask
10 3 (0.85%) Kafka
10 3 (0.85%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.95%) STB
4 13 (3.67%) Digital TV
4 13 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.67%) MPEG
5 9 (2.54%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.26%) Derivative
7 6 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.69%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.13%) VHDL
10 3 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.85%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.85%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (28.25%) Linux
2 61 (17.23%) Unix
3 36 (10.17%) Windows
4 22 (6.21%) AIX
5 12 (3.39%) Android
6 8 (2.26%) CentOS
6 8 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.41%) MVS
7 5 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (19.21%) Software Engineering
3 44 (12.43%) Project Management
4 41 (11.58%) Configuration Management
5 37 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
6 31 (8.76%) Open Source
7 28 (7.91%) Mathematics
7 28 (7.91%) Waterfall
8 27 (7.63%) Scrum
8 27 (7.63%) UML
9 25 (7.06%) SDLC
9 25 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (5.93%) Mentoring
10 21 (5.93%) OO
11 18 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (4.80%) SOA
12 17 (4.80%) TDD
13 16 (4.52%) Programme Management
13 16 (4.52%) Requirements Analysis
14 15 (4.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 125 (35.31%) C++
2 67 (18.93%) Java
2 67 (18.93%) Python
3 61 (17.23%) SQL
4 44 (12.43%) Perl
5 37 (10.45%) C#
5 37 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 30 (8.47%) Embedded C
7 22 (6.21%) PHP
8 15 (4.24%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.95%) MATLAB
10 13 (3.67%) Embedded C++
11 11 (3.11%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.26%) Ada
12 8 (2.26%) VB
13 7 (1.98%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.69%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.69%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 86 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 69 (19.49%) Degree
3 67 (18.93%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.41%) HNC
6 5 (1.41%) HND
6 5 (1.41%) ISEB
7 4 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.13%) CCNA
7 4 (1.13%) CCNP
7 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.85%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.85%) CEH
8 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.56%) CISSP
9 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.56%) MCSE
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.56%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.80%) QA
2 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.13%) Def Stans
2 4 (1.13%) IEC 61508
2 4 (1.13%) ISO 14001
2 4 (1.13%) ISO22301
2 4 (1.13%) PMO
2 4 (1.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.56%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) NEBOSH
4 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.28%) MISRA
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 29 (8.19%) Docker
2 13 (3.67%) Firmware
3 10 (2.82%) vSphere
4 7 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.56%) HDFS
9 1 (0.28%) Ceph
9 1 (0.28%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.28%) KVM
9 1 (0.28%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.28%) XenApp
9 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (1.98%) Puppet
3 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.85%) Nagios
5 2 (0.56%) Ambari
5 2 (0.56%) Ansible
5 2 (0.56%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.56%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.56%) Oozie
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) Cacti
6 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.28%) RANCID
6 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (13.84%) Oracle
2 47 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.52%) VMware
4 13 (3.67%) Cisco
4 13 (3.67%) HP
5 12 (3.39%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.98%) EMC
7 6 (1.69%) SAP
8 4 (1.13%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.85%) Citrix
9 3 (0.85%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.85%) Juniper
9 3 (0.85%) Samsung
9 3 (0.85%) Siebel
9 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds
9 3 (0.85%) Talend
9 3 (0.85%) Teradata
10 2 (0.56%) BT
10 2 (0.56%) Genesys
10 2 (0.56%) Serena
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