Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 112 146
Rank change year-on-year +19 +34 -49
Contract jobs citing C 260 355 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.42% 2.24% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.04% 5.53% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 155 111
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £312 £305 £310
90th Percentile £588 £635 £638
England median daily rate £460 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +2.22% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 44
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £32.50 £36.38 £33.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.48 £50.00
England median hourly rate £46.75 £45.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +3.89% +7.78% +1.83%

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 3,692 6,422 5,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.40% 40.45% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,305 4,131 3,679
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 168 141
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.25 £19.38
90th Percentile £72.18 £52.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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
Hampshire +23 92 £450 +25.44% 80
Thames Valley +19 87 £425 -5.56% 114
Berkshire 0 55 £400 -12.09% 52
West Sussex +49 31 £450 +16.88% 28
Surrey +13 31 £503 -1.85% 40
Oxfordshire +30 16 £425 - 37
Buckinghamshire +26 16 £500 +11.11% 25
East Sussex +6 10 £425 +25.00% 13
Kent -2 5 £400 +33.33% 17
Sussex - 3 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £500 - 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 70 (26.92%) C++
1 70 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (23.46%) Linux
3 50 (19.23%) Degree
4 49 (18.85%) Software Engineering
4 49 (18.85%) Security Cleared
5 43 (16.54%) Windows
5 43 (16.54%) Python
5 43 (16.54%) SQL
6 42 (16.15%) SC Cleared
7 36 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (13.08%) Finance
10 29 (11.15%) Oracle
10 29 (11.15%) Embedded C
10 29 (11.15%) JIRA
11 27 (10.38%) C#
12 26 (10.00%) Java
12 26 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 25 (9.62%) Perl
14 23 (8.85%) Unix
14 23 (8.85%) Git (software)
15 22 (8.46%) Project Management
16 21 (8.08%) Configuration Management
16 21 (8.08%) Mathematics
17 20 (7.69%) Military
17 20 (7.69%) DevOps
18 19 (7.31%) ProC
18 19 (7.31%) ITIL
19 18 (6.92%) .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 16 (6.15%) Confluence
2 4 (1.54%) CMS
2 4 (1.54%) IIS
2 4 (1.54%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.15%) Kinematics
3 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Drupal
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.92%) Simulink
3 4 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.38%) Maya
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.15%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.38%) assyst
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Primavera
3 1 (0.38%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.23%) Azure
2 8 (3.08%) AWS
3 6 (2.31%) IaaS
4 4 (1.54%) PaaS
5 3 (1.15%) GCP
5 3 (1.15%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.15%) Serverless
6 2 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.77%) Firebase
6 2 (0.77%) Office 365
6 2 (0.77%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.77%) SaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Google Play
7 1 (0.38%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.46%) Ethernet
2 9 (3.46%) Wireless
3 8 (3.08%) DNS
4 7 (2.69%) 5G
5 6 (2.31%) 4G
6 5 (1.92%) 3G
6 5 (1.92%) DHCP
7 4 (1.54%) 2G
7 4 (1.54%) LAN
7 4 (1.54%) RS-485
7 4 (1.54%) SAN
7 4 (1.54%) SNMP
7 4 (1.54%) VoIP
7 4 (1.54%) VPN
7 4 (1.54%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.15%) DMZ
8 3 (1.15%) MIMO
8 3 (1.15%) RS-422
8 3 (1.15%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.31%) MySQL
2 6 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.92%) DB2
3 5 (1.92%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.15%) GIS
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.77%) Big Data
6 2 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.77%) Power BI
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (11.15%) JIRA
2 23 (8.85%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.31%) ProC
4 9 (3.46%) PVCS
4 9 (3.46%) Selenium
5 8 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.08%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (2.69%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.69%) PowerBuilder
6 7 (2.69%) Subversion
7 5 (1.92%) Ant
8 4 (1.54%) JUnit
8 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.15%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.15%) ClearQuest
9 3 (1.15%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.77%) Crashlytics
10 2 (0.77%) GDB
10 2 (0.77%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (13.08%) Finance
2 20 (7.69%) Military
3 12 (4.62%) Electronics
3 12 (4.62%) Law
4 11 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.46%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.31%) Automotive
8 5 (1.92%) Banking
8 5 (1.92%) Legal
8 5 (1.92%) Marketing
9 4 (1.54%) Retail
10 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.77%) Billing
10 2 (0.77%) Games
10 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (22.69%) Developer
2 32 (12.31%) Software Engineer
3 29 (11.15%) Analyst
4 26 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 23 (8.85%) Systems Engineer
6 18 (6.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 14 (5.38%) C Developer
8 11 (4.23%) C# Developer
9 10 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.46%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.08%) Consultant
11 8 (3.08%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (3.08%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (3.08%) Product Manager
12 7 (2.69%) Architect
12 7 (2.69%) Business Analyst
12 7 (2.69%) C++ Developer
12 7 (2.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
12 7 (2.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 6 (2.31%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.92%) .NET
2 13 (5.00%) Web Services
2 13 (5.00%) XML
3 9 (3.46%) HTML
3 9 (3.46%) SOAP
4 8 (3.08%) LDAP
5 7 (2.69%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.31%) Node.js
6 6 (2.31%) Qt
7 5 (1.92%) JSP
7 5 (1.92%) SailPoint
7 5 (1.92%) Servlets
8 4 (1.54%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.54%) REST
8 4 (1.54%) WPF
8 4 (1.54%) Yocto
9 3 (1.15%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.15%) Flutter
9 3 (1.15%) RESTful
9 3 (1.15%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.38%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.46%) Device Driver
6 8 (3.08%) User Experience
7 7 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.69%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.31%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.31%) VHDL
9 5 (1.92%) CAN bus
9 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.54%) Life Science
11 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.15%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.46%) Linux
2 43 (16.54%) Windows
3 23 (8.85%) Unix
4 13 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (3.46%) AIX
6 8 (3.08%) OpenVMS
7 7 (2.69%) Android
7 7 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.31%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.92%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.54%) ThreadX
11 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.77%) SafeRTOS
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.38%) Debian
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.85%) Software Engineering
3 36 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (8.46%) Project Management
5 21 (8.08%) Configuration Management
5 21 (8.08%) Mathematics
6 20 (7.69%) DevOps
7 19 (7.31%) ITIL
8 18 (6.92%) SDLC
8 18 (6.92%) Waterfall
9 16 (6.15%) User Stories
10 15 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (5.77%) Change Management
10 15 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (5.38%) Project Delivery
12 13 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.00%) Problem Management
13 12 (4.62%) Business Analysis
13 12 (4.62%) Computer Science
13 12 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (26.92%) C++
2 43 (16.54%) Python
2 43 (16.54%) SQL
3 29 (11.15%) Embedded C
4 27 (10.38%) C#
5 26 (10.00%) Java
6 25 (9.62%) Perl
7 18 (6.92%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.62%) MATLAB
9 10 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.46%) Embedded C++
10 9 (3.46%) Fortran
10 9 (3.46%) PHP
11 6 (2.31%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.31%) VC++
12 5 (1.92%) Ada
12 5 (1.92%) Korn
12 5 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (19.23%) Degree
2 49 (18.85%) Security Cleared
3 42 (16.15%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.08%) ISEB
6 7 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.69%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.54%) PMP
9 3 (1.15%) APMP
9 3 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.77%) CCNP
10 2 (0.77%) CISA
10 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.77%) CISM
10 2 (0.77%) CISSP
10 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.00%) QA
2 11 (4.23%) SLA
3 10 (3.85%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.15%) ECSS
4 3 (1.15%) HAZOP
4 3 (1.15%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.15%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.77%) MISRA
6 1 (0.38%) COBIT
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.38%) NIST
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.08%) Firmware
3 7 (2.69%) Docker
4 6 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.92%) RACF
5 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
7 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.46%) Puppet
2 8 (3.08%) Ansible
3 7 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.38%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (11.15%) Oracle
2 26 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.23%) VMware
4 8 (3.08%) Cisco
4 8 (3.08%) SAP
5 7 (2.69%) Google
5 7 (2.69%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.54%) Adobe
6 4 (1.54%) Black Duck
6 4 (1.54%) IBM
6 4 (1.54%) webMethods
7 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.15%) Brocade
7 3 (1.15%) Citrix
7 3 (1.15%) Coverity
7 3 (1.15%) Isilon
7 3 (1.15%) NetApp
7 3 (1.15%) Saba
7 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.77%) Riverbed