Period
to 25 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a C Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 857 767
Rank change year-on-year +72 -90 +21
Contract jobs requiring a C Developer 65 41 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.040% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.043% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 33 41
UK median daily rate £375 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +2.86% +36.72%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £300
90th Percentile £525 £586 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +28.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -8.57% -0.57%
10th Percentile £37.80 £40.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £43.80 £40.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% +2.27%

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 86,661 96,300 85,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.86% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,045 63,216 55,716
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,780 3,023 2,884
UK median hourly rate £18.78 £18.00 £18.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% -4.46% -5.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.88 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -7.69%

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 May 2019.

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 9 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 May 2019. 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 +71 65 £375 -16.67% 31
UK excluding London +53 50 £363 -3.33% 28
South East +35 24 £320 -24.71% 2
East of England +17 19 £375 - 18
London +41 15 £500 +3.90% 6
North of England +24 6 £310 -14.48% 1
North East +13 4 £310 -14.48%
North West - 2 - - 1
South West -34 1 £335 - 4

C Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, C Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring C Developer in the job title.

1 65 (100.00%) C
2 39 (60.00%) C++
3 27 (41.54%) Software Engineering
4 26 (40.00%) Linux
5 22 (33.85%) Python
6 19 (29.23%) Unix
7 17 (26.15%) Multithreading
8 16 (24.62%) Android
9 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
10 13 (20.00%) SQL
10 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (18.46%) Java
12 11 (16.92%) Subversion
12 11 (16.92%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (16.92%) Integration Testing
13 10 (15.38%) NUnit
13 10 (15.38%) Ant
13 10 (15.38%) ClearCase
13 10 (15.38%) GoogleTest
13 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 10 (15.38%) Unit Testing
13 10 (15.38%) CppUnit
14 9 (13.85%) Oracle
14 9 (13.85%) Project Management
14 9 (13.85%) ProC
15 8 (12.31%) IPv6
15 8 (12.31%) VoIP
15 8 (12.31%) UML
15 8 (12.31%) OO

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 (3.08%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) IPv6
1 8 (12.31%) VoIP
2 5 (7.69%) 3GPP
2 5 (7.69%) Wireless
3 4 (6.15%) Bluetooth
3 4 (6.15%) ZigBee
4 3 (4.62%) Firewall
4 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.54%) 5G
5 1 (1.54%) DVB
5 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.54%) HTTP
5 1 (1.54%) LTE
5 1 (1.54%) NAS
5 1 (1.54%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) Redis
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Subversion
2 10 (15.38%) Ant
2 10 (15.38%) ClearCase
2 10 (15.38%) CppUnit
2 10 (15.38%) GoogleTest
2 10 (15.38%) NUnit
3 9 (13.85%) ProC
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.08%) GitLab
5 2 (3.08%) PVCS
5 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.54%) JIRA
6 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.54%) WiX
General
1 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.54%) Banking
2 1 (1.54%) Electronics
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Qt
2 3 (4.62%) Node.js
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (3.08%) STL
3 2 (3.08%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.54%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.54%) HTML5
4 1 (1.54%) React
4 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Derivative
2 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Smart Energy
3 4 (6.15%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.08%) STB
6 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.54%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.54%) Fintech
6 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.54%) IPTV
6 1 (1.54%) Media Streaming
6 1 (1.54%) MPEG
6 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.00%) Linux
2 19 (29.23%) Unix
3 16 (24.62%) Android
4 4 (6.15%) Solaris
5 2 (3.08%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Software Engineering
2 17 (26.15%) Multithreading
3 14 (21.54%) Configuration Management
3 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.92%) Integration Testing
5 11 (16.92%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.85%) Project Management
8 8 (12.31%) Memory Management
8 8 (12.31%) OO
8 8 (12.31%) OOD
8 8 (12.31%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (12.31%) UML
8 8 (12.31%) Use Case
9 6 (9.23%) Network Management
10 5 (7.69%) Scrum
10 5 (7.69%) TDD
11 4 (6.15%) Secure Coding
11 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 65 (100.00%) C
2 39 (60.00%) C++
3 22 (33.85%) Python
4 13 (20.00%) SQL
5 12 (18.46%) Java
6 8 (12.31%) PL/SQL
7 7 (10.77%) Perl
8 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
8 6 (9.23%) Shell Script
9 5 (7.69%) Embedded C
10 4 (6.15%) C#
10 4 (6.15%) Korn
11 2 (3.08%) Fortran
11 2 (3.08%) Kotlin
11 2 (3.08%) Ruby
12 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.54%) PHP
12 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) PhD
5 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Firmware
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 3 (4.62%) Ab Initio
2 3 (4.62%) Netezza
2 3 (4.62%) Teradata
3 2 (3.08%) Samsung
4 1 (1.54%) BT
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft