Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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 Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 833 840
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 -32
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 45 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.050% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.053% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 24
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -8.72% +12.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £292
90th Percentile £650 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £370
% change year-on-year +13.64% -10.81% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 11
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +5.73% -1.88%
10th Percentile £38.25 £34.60 £35.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £40.63
% change year-on-year +1.20% +2.15% +1.56%

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C Software Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -7 44 £375 +11.94% 31
UK excluding London +28 40 £375 +13.64% 32
East of England +5 23 £375 +13.64% 18
South East -1 5 £375 +24.90% 3
London -11 5 £325 -4.41% 2
North of England +60 4 - - 4
Midlands +31 4 £450 - 1
North West +31 3 - - 1
South West -4 3 £363 -12.12% 3
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
West Midlands +17 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £250 - 1
North East - 1 - -

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, C Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) C
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (66.67%) Embedded C
3 29 (64.44%) Linux
4 24 (53.33%) C++
5 17 (37.78%) Electronics
6 13 (28.89%) Embedded C++
7 11 (24.44%) Python
7 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (22.22%) Wireless
8 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 10 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
8 10 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (20.00%) Degree
9 9 (20.00%) Device Driver
9 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (17.78%) Device Driver Development
11 7 (15.56%) MISRA
11 7 (15.56%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
11 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.56%) Aerospace
11 7 (15.56%) Automotive
12 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (13.33%) R
13 5 (11.11%) UML
13 5 (11.11%) Windows
14 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
14 4 (8.89%) HTML
14 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
14 4 (8.89%) MATLAB

C Software Engineer 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Simulink
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (22.22%) Wireless
3 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) Bluetooth
4 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 2 (4.44%) MQTT
4 2 (4.44%) ZigBee
4 2 (4.44%) Z-Wave
5 1 (2.22%) 3G
5 1 (2.22%) 3GPP
5 1 (2.22%) 4G
5 1 (2.22%) GSM
5 1 (2.22%) Modbus
5 1 (2.22%) Network Security
5 1 (2.22%) OpenFlow
5 1 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) Redis
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.44%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.22%) Ant
3 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.22%) Buildbot
3 1 (2.22%) CMake
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Gradle
3 1 (2.22%) Hudson
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA Agile
General
1 17 (37.78%) Electronics
2 7 (15.56%) Aerospace
2 7 (15.56%) Automotive
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) XMPP
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) EJB
3 1 (2.22%) GStreamer
3 1 (2.22%) Java EE
3 1 (2.22%) JMS
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 10 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.22%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (2.22%) Life Science
3 1 (2.22%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Linux
2 10 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (17.78%) Device Driver Development
3 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (11.11%) UML
6 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Kernel Development
6 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 3 (6.67%) Open Source
6 3 (6.67%) Physics
6 3 (6.67%) Statistics
7 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.44%) OO
7 2 (4.44%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) TDD
8 1 (2.22%) Document Management
8 1 (2.22%) OOD
8 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) C
2 30 (66.67%) Embedded C
3 24 (53.33%) C++
4 13 (28.89%) Embedded C++
5 11 (24.44%) Python
6 6 (13.33%) R
7 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.89%) MATLAB
8 3 (6.67%) Ada
8 3 (6.67%) C#
8 3 (6.67%) SQL
9 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.44%) Java
9 2 (4.44%) Perl
9 2 (4.44%) Rust
9 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.22%) Ada 95
10 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.22%) Groovy
10 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) MISRA
2 1 (2.22%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) KVM
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Ansible
1 1 (2.22%) Kibana
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) VMware