The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C Software Engineer
UK
Rank 561 580 582
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 38 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.091% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.095% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 11
Median daily rate £425 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £299 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £275
% change year-on-year +15.33% +36.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 7
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.88% -  

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C Software Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C Software Engineer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Top 28 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +19 26 £388 +13.97% 32
Wales +15 10 £450 +20.00%
East of England 0 9 - - 15
South Wales - 5 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
West Midlands +17 4 £440 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 4 - - 13
South East +2 4 £375 +25.00% 1
South West +1 4 £365 - 5
Worcestershire - 4 £440 -
London +19 3 £388 -7.73% 3
Cambridge +8 3 - - 11
Hampshire +1 3 - -
Malvern - 3 £440 -
Swindon +2 2 £365 -
Wiltshire 0 2 £365 -
Scotland - 2 £325 - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 3
Fareham - 2 - -
North West +14 1 - - 1
East Midlands -3 1 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 - -
Inverness - 1 £325 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Redditch - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £325 -

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 70 (100.00%) C
1 70 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (48.57%) Linux
3 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
4 31 (44.29%) C++
5 30 (42.86%) Embedded C
5 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 26 (37.14%) UML
7 17 (24.29%) Git (software)
8 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
8 13 (18.57%) GCC
9 12 (17.14%) Embedded C++
9 12 (17.14%) Eclipse
10 11 (15.71%) OO
10 11 (15.71%) Configuration Management
11 10 (14.29%) SNMP
11 10 (14.29%) VoIP
11 10 (14.29%) Requirements Management
11 10 (14.29%) Integration Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Python
12 9 (12.86%) MATLAB
12 9 (12.86%) Simulink
13 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.43%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (11.43%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (8.57%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (8.57%) Manufacturing
15 6 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
15 6 (8.57%) Unix

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (12.86%) Simulink
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (14.29%) SNMP
2 10 (14.29%) VoIP
3 5 (7.14%) ZigBee
4 4 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.29%) HTTP
5 3 (4.29%) Wireless
6 2 (2.86%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.43%) 802.15
7 1 (1.43%) Internet
7 1 (1.43%) IPv4
7 1 (1.43%) IPv6
7 1 (1.43%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) LTE
7 1 (1.43%) RFID
7 1 (1.43%) RS-485
7 1 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Git (software)
2 13 (18.57%) GCC
3 12 (17.14%) Eclipse
4 8 (11.43%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (11.43%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (4.29%) Subversion
5 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.86%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.43%) Ant
7 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.43%) CppUnit
7 1 (1.43%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.43%) JUnit
7 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.43%) NUnit
General
1 6 (8.57%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.29%) Electronics
3 1 (1.43%) Automotive
3 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) OpenGL
1 2 (2.86%) REST
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.43%) JMS
2 1 (1.43%) LINQ
2 1 (1.43%) RESTful
2 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.86%) RIA
5 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.43%) MPEG
5 1 (1.43%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 34 (48.57%) Linux
2 6 (8.57%) Embedded Linux
2 6 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (2.86%) VxWorks
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (37.14%) UML
3 11 (15.71%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.71%) OO
4 10 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 10 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (7.14%) Cryptography
8 4 (5.71%) SDLC
9 3 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.29%) Machine Learning
9 3 (4.29%) Scrum
9 3 (4.29%) Signal Processing
9 3 (4.29%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.86%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.86%) OOD
10 2 (2.86%) RDF
10 2 (2.86%) TDD
10 2 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) C
2 31 (44.29%) C++
3 30 (42.86%) Embedded C
4 12 (17.14%) Embedded C++
5 9 (12.86%) MATLAB
5 9 (12.86%) Python
6 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.71%) C#
6 4 (5.71%) Java
7 2 (2.86%) Perl
7 2 (2.86%) SPARQL
7 2 (2.86%) SQL
8 1 (1.43%) Lua
8 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) MISRA
1 3 (4.29%) MISRA C
2 2 (2.86%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.43%) Altera
1 1 (1.43%) Atmel
1 1 (1.43%) EMC
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle
1 1 (1.43%) Renesas
Luton, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
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