Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 802 768
Rank change year-on-year +6 -34 +17
Contract jobs requiring a C Developer 77 84 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.080% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.085% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 46 87
UK median daily rate £425 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -16.13% +17.42%
10th Percentile £325 £285 £225
90th Percentile £600 £544 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +28.00% +0.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 10
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +18.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £37.90 £36.95 £24.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% +18.57% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

C Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 November 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
Top 13 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
England -4 68 £450 +38.46% 30
UK excluding London +39 52 £400 +28.00% 18
London -11 24 £550 +10.00% 13
South East -24 19 £475 +58.20% 3
East of England -5 15 £350 +40.00% 11
Northern Ireland - 7 £400 - 1
South West - 7 £350 - 2
North of England +44 2 £400 +18.52% 1
North West +24 1 - - 1
Scotland +4 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

C Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 77 (100.00%) C
2 42 (54.55%) Linux
3 33 (42.86%) C++
4 26 (33.77%) Python
4 26 (33.77%) Embedded C
5 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (25.97%) Windows
7 17 (22.08%) SQL
7 17 (22.08%) Unix
7 17 (22.08%) Finance
8 15 (19.48%) Software Engineering
9 13 (16.88%) Multithreading
10 12 (15.58%) SDLC
10 12 (15.58%) Oracle
11 11 (14.29%) Degree
11 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.99%) Low Latency
12 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
12 10 (12.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 10 (12.99%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (12.99%) Wireless
12 10 (12.99%) Bluetooth
12 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
13 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
13 9 (11.69%) C#
13 9 (11.69%) Perl
13 9 (11.69%) Web Services
13 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
14 8 (10.39%) Computer Science Degree

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 1 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.30%) Luigi
1 1 (1.30%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Simulink
2 1 (1.30%) Pipeline Pilot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Bluetooth
1 10 (12.99%) Wireless
2 4 (5.19%) 3G
2 4 (5.19%) HTTP
2 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.60%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.60%) 4G
3 2 (2.60%) GSM
3 2 (2.60%) LTE
3 2 (2.60%) MQTT
3 2 (2.60%) NAS
3 2 (2.60%) OpenFlow
3 2 (2.60%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) Multicast
4 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.30%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.30%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.30%) Ingres
5 1 (1.30%) KNIME
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.30%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.30%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.79%) ProC
2 6 (7.79%) Subversion
3 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.19%) JIRA
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.90%) GCC
6 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.30%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Front Office
5 3 (3.90%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (11.69%) Web Services
3 8 (10.39%) SOAP
4 6 (7.79%) .NET
4 6 (7.79%) RESTful
5 5 (6.49%) JSON
5 5 (6.49%) Middleware
6 3 (3.90%) XML
7 2 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.60%) HTML
7 2 (2.60%) jQuery
8 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.30%) GStreamer
8 1 (1.30%) HTML5
8 1 (1.30%) JMS
8 1 (1.30%) POSIX
8 1 (1.30%) WebSockets
8 1 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.99%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.99%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (10.39%) Derivative
4 7 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (7.79%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.30%) Equities
6 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Life Science
6 1 (1.30%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.30%) State Machine
6 1 (1.30%) STB
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) Linux
2 20 (25.97%) Windows
3 17 (22.08%) Unix
4 6 (7.79%) CentOS
5 4 (5.19%) AIX
6 2 (2.60%) Debian
6 2 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.60%) SUSE
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.48%) Software Engineering
3 13 (16.88%) Multithreading
4 12 (15.58%) SDLC
5 10 (12.99%) Low Latency
6 7 (9.09%) OO
6 7 (9.09%) System Testing
7 6 (7.79%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.79%) User Stories
8 5 (6.49%) High-Frequency Trading
8 5 (6.49%) Mathematics
9 4 (5.19%) API Development
9 4 (5.19%) Asynchronous Programming
9 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.19%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Performance Improvement
9 4 (5.19%) TDD
10 3 (3.90%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (3.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (100.00%) C
2 33 (42.86%) C++
3 26 (33.77%) Embedded C
3 26 (33.77%) Python
4 17 (22.08%) SQL
5 9 (11.69%) C#
5 9 (11.69%) Perl
6 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 6 (7.79%) Assembly Language
7 6 (7.79%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.79%) Java
7 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
7 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.19%) Embedded C++
8 4 (5.19%) R
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.30%) Ruby
11 1 (1.30%) Scala
11 1 (1.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.30%) PhD
3 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) MISRA
2 1 (1.30%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) KVM
1 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Ansible
2 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.90%) VMware
5 1 (1.30%) Caplin
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) Netezza
5 1 (1.30%) RapidMiner
5 1 (1.30%) Sybase