The median contractor rate for a C Software Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 Software Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 633 618
Rank change year-on-year +46 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 20 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.034% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.036% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Median daily rate £338 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.73% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £316 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £473 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £300 £315
% change year-on-year +18.75% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +25.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.80 £34.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £49.50 £40.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year -3.40% +23.07%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 24 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 26 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 +36 19 £350 +2.94% 18
East of England -1 6 - - 7
Cambridgeshire +4 5 - - 7
South East +27 4 £380 - 1
Cambridge +5 4 - - 7
London -7 3 £325 -9.09% 2
Hampshire +8 2 - -
South West +6 2 £363 - 4
Surrey +5 2 £380 -
Northamptonshire +2 2 £350 - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £350 - 2
Northampton - 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands +23 1 - -
Bristol -4 1 - - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £363 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £250 - 1
Scotland - 1 £250 - 2
Essex - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 58 (100.00%) C
1 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (51.72%) C++
3 25 (43.10%) Linux
4 21 (36.21%) Embedded C
4 21 (36.21%) Security Cleared
5 20 (34.48%) SC Cleared
6 15 (25.86%) UML
7 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
8 10 (17.24%) Python
9 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
10 8 (13.79%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (12.07%) GCC
11 7 (12.07%) OO
11 7 (12.07%) Eclipse
11 7 (12.07%) MATLAB
11 7 (12.07%) Simulink
11 7 (12.07%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.62%) MISRA
13 5 (8.62%) SNMP
13 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
13 5 (8.62%) Embedded C++
14 4 (6.90%) VoIP
14 4 (6.90%) Java
14 4 (6.90%) C#
14 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
14 4 (6.90%) Open Source

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 7 (12.07%) Simulink
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) SNMP
1 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.90%) VoIP
3 3 (5.17%) HTTP
3 3 (5.17%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) MQTT
4 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.45%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.72%) IPv4
5 1 (1.72%) IPv6
5 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.45%) Redis
2 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.79%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (12.07%) Eclipse
2 7 (12.07%) GCC
2 7 (12.07%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (5.17%) NetBeans
3 3 (5.17%) Subversion
3 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) JUnit
4 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.17%) Aerospace
2 3 (5.17%) Automotive
2 3 (5.17%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) OpenGL
1 2 (3.45%) REST
1 2 (3.45%) Web Services
1 2 (3.45%) XMPP
2 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.72%) GStreamer
2 1 (1.72%) JMS
2 1 (1.72%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) Node.js
2 1 (1.72%) RESTful
2 1 (1.72%) WCF
2 1 (1.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.45%) RIA
3 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.72%) MPEG
3 1 (1.72%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (1.72%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (5.17%) VxWorks
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (1.72%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (25.86%) UML
3 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
5 7 (12.07%) OO
6 4 (6.90%) Cryptography
6 4 (6.90%) Open Source
6 4 (6.90%) Requirements Management
7 3 (5.17%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (3.45%) Change Control
8 2 (3.45%) RDF
8 2 (3.45%) Scrum
9 1 (1.72%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 1 (1.72%) Device Driver Development
9 1 (1.72%) High Availability
9 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.72%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (100.00%) C
2 30 (51.72%) C++
3 21 (36.21%) Embedded C
4 10 (17.24%) Python
5 7 (12.07%) MATLAB
6 5 (8.62%) Embedded C++
7 4 (6.90%) C#
7 4 (6.90%) Java
8 3 (5.17%) Perl
9 2 (3.45%) Rust
9 2 (3.45%) SPARQL
9 2 (3.45%) SQL
10 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) Security Cleared
2 20 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) MISRA
2 3 (5.17%) Def Stans
2 3 (5.17%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.72%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.72%) Altera
2 1 (1.72%) Atmel
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle