The median contractor rate for a C Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 597 571
Rank change year-on-year +42 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a C Developer 47 46 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.090% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 36
Median daily rate £438 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.67% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +35.65% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.75 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +18.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £44.35 £33.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £47.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year -7.10% +18.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

C Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured C Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for C Developer in the UK

C Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for C Developer in the UK

C Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C Developer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C Developer in the UK

C Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C Developer in the UK

C Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C Developer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C Developer in the UK

C Developer
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England +35 45 £438 +31.57% 22
South East +8 24 £438 +36.71% 5
London +9 14 £463 -10.19% 7
Surrey - 13 £438 -
Redhill - 8 £438 -
Hampshire -1 6 - - 3
Basingstoke - 5 - - 2
East of England -4 3 £438 +75.00% 9
West Sussex - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 - -
City of London -4 2 £491 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 - 7
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 £300 -
Cambridge - 2 £450 - 7
County Antrim - 2 £300 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
North West +20 1 £250 -42.12% 1
Middlesex +11 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £250 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £250 -
Somerset - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £300 -
Watford - 1 £425 - 1

C Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, C Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring C Developer in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) C
2 35 (47.30%) Linux
3 32 (43.24%) SQL
4 25 (33.78%) C++
5 21 (28.38%) Finance
5 21 (28.38%) Oracle
6 17 (22.97%) Unix
6 17 (22.97%) ProC
7 16 (21.62%) PL/SQL
8 15 (20.27%) Windows
8 15 (20.27%) Embedded C
8 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (16.22%) Python
9 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
10 11 (14.86%) C#
11 10 (13.51%) MySQL
11 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
11 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (12.16%) SDLC
13 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database
13 8 (10.81%) High-Frequency Trading
13 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (10.81%) CentOS
13 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
13 8 (10.81%) Shell Script
13 8 (10.81%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
13 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
14 7 (9.46%) Web Services

C Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (2.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.70%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) DVB
4 1 (1.35%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.35%) GPRS
4 1 (1.35%) MQTT
4 1 (1.35%) SSL
4 1 (1.35%) UPnP
4 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) MySQL
3 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) DataStage
7 1 (1.35%) DB2
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.35%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.35%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) ProC
2 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (8.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.70%) GCC
4 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.35%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.35%) JUnit
5 1 (1.35%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.35%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Games
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Front Office
4 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) .NET
3 5 (6.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (6.76%) SOAP
4 4 (5.41%) HTML
4 4 (5.41%) XML
5 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.05%) JSON
5 3 (4.05%) REST
5 3 (4.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.70%) CSS
6 2 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.70%) MFC
6 2 (2.70%) Middleware
6 2 (2.70%) PostGIS
6 2 (2.70%) RSS
6 2 (2.70%) XML Messaging
6 2 (2.70%) XSLT
7 1 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.76%) Derivative
4 5 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.70%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.70%) STB
6 2 (2.70%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.35%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.35%) MPEG
7 1 (1.35%) NHS
7 1 (1.35%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 35 (47.30%) Linux
2 17 (22.97%) Unix
3 15 (20.27%) Windows
4 8 (10.81%) CentOS
5 2 (2.70%) AIX
5 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.70%) Solaris
5 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
3 9 (12.16%) SDLC
4 8 (10.81%) High-Frequency Trading
5 6 (8.11%) Low Latency
5 6 (8.11%) System Testing
5 6 (8.11%) TDD
5 6 (8.11%) User Stories
6 5 (6.76%) MVC
7 4 (5.41%) Scrum
8 3 (4.05%) OO
8 3 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.05%) Service Management
9 2 (2.70%) BDD
9 2 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (2.70%) ITIL
9 2 (2.70%) Procedural Programming
9 2 (2.70%) Test Automation
9 2 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (100.00%) C
2 32 (43.24%) SQL
3 25 (33.78%) C++
4 16 (21.62%) PL/SQL
5 15 (20.27%) Embedded C
6 12 (16.22%) Python
7 11 (14.86%) C#
8 8 (10.81%) Shell Script
9 6 (8.11%) Bash Shell
9 6 (8.11%) Java
9 6 (8.11%) Perl
9 6 (8.11%) T-SQL
10 5 (6.76%) Objective-C
11 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
12 2 (2.70%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.70%) PHP
12 2 (2.70%) SPARQL
12 2 (2.70%) Tcl
12 2 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) MISRA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.35%) Netezza
5 1 (1.35%) Tableau
5 1 (1.35%) Talend
5 1 (1.35%) Teradata
5 1 (1.35%) Vertica
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago