Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 129 126
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 -17
Contract jobs citing C 1698 2119 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 1.92% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.28% 4.98% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1073 1091
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £305 £269 £258
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 294 228
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £28.20 £14.04 £18.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.88 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.97% +5.41% -

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 39639 42526 42389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.63% 38.63% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27166 29172 27980
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 922 867
UK median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -

C
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C in the UK

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in the UK

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in the UK

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in the UK

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in the UK

C
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -17 1569 £450 +9.42% 472
UK excluding London -22 1031 £413 +10.00% 374
London +9 632 £500 +11.11% 128
South East -18 335 £400 +11.11% 82
East of England +30 195 £425 +6.25% 108
South West -25 169 £385 -14.44% 51
Midlands +11 116 £350 -6.67% 50
North of England -60 113 £420 +15.86% 49
West Midlands +12 70 £343 -11.61% 32
North West -43 64 £450 +7.14% 38
Scotland +18 48 £300 -6.25% 25
East Midlands +3 42 £375 - 18
Yorkshire -15 41 £400 +12.28% 9
Wales -2 38 £425 +6.25% 9
Northern Ireland - 19 £413 -
North East +2 8 £725 +150.00% 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for C.

1 557 (32.80%) C++
2 409 (24.09%) Linux
3 382 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 355 (20.91%) Java
5 336 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
6 317 (18.67%) Security Cleared
7 314 (18.49%) SQL
8 286 (16.84%) Finance
9 275 (16.20%) Python
10 208 (12.25%) Windows
11 190 (11.19%) Unix
11 190 (11.19%) Degree
12 189 (11.13%) SC Cleared
13 185 (10.90%) C#
14 182 (10.72%) Oracle
15 172 (10.13%) Microsoft
16 168 (9.89%) Embedded C
17 159 (9.36%) Perl
18 149 (8.78%) JavaScript
19 145 (8.54%) SDLC
20 143 (8.42%) Banking
21 125 (7.36%) HTML
22 121 (7.13%) Git (software)
23 119 (7.01%) Project Management
24 113 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
25 109 (6.42%) .NET
26 106 (6.24%) SQL Server
27 104 (6.12%) Configuration Management
27 104 (6.12%) Test Automation
28 99 (5.83%) Scrum

C
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 62 (3.65%) Apache
2 44 (2.59%) WebLogic
3 39 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 37 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.59%) JBoss
6 24 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 23 (1.35%) Confluence
8 21 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.06%) CMS
10 18 (1.06%) nginx
11 17 (1.00%) IIS
12 16 (0.94%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.65%) TPMS
14 10 (0.59%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.59%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.53%) ArcGIS
15 9 (0.53%) OpenROAD
16 8 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 72 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.41%) Simulink
4 18 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.00%) Doxygen
6 14 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.24%) XMetaL
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.18%) OrCAD
10 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
10 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.12%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.059%) Maya
11 1 (0.059%) SPSS
11 1 (0.059%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 15 (0.88%) LabWindows
3 12 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.71%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 10 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.41%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.29%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.24%) Endur
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.18%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.18%) Primavera
8 3 (0.18%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
8 3 (0.18%) Summit
8 3 (0.18%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.24%) Office 365
4 14 (0.82%) SaaS
5 10 (0.59%) IaaS
5 10 (0.59%) PaaS
6 9 (0.53%) GitHub
7 8 (0.47%) Oracle CX
7 8 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 7 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.24%) G Suite
11 4 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.18%) Yammer
13 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.059%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.059%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.83%) TCP/IP
2 49 (2.89%) SSL
3 48 (2.83%) HTTP
4 46 (2.71%) Firewall
5 42 (2.47%) DNS
6 36 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
7 35 (2.06%) Wireless
8 27 (1.59%) WAN
9 26 (1.53%) Bluetooth
10 21 (1.24%) Internet
11 18 (1.06%) Ethernet
12 17 (1.00%) LAN
13 16 (0.94%) DVB
13 16 (0.94%) Wireshark
14 15 (0.88%) DHCP
14 15 (0.88%) Network Security
14 15 (0.88%) Skype
15 14 (0.82%) VPN
16 13 (0.77%) ZigBee
17 12 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 45 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 34 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (1.94%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 29 (1.71%) MySQL
8 27 (1.59%) Big Data
8 27 (1.59%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
10 21 (1.24%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (0.94%) KDB
13 15 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.82%) SAP BW
15 12 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.59%) GIS
16 10 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 121 (7.13%) Git (software)
2 73 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 66 (3.89%) JIRA
4 55 (3.24%) ProC
4 55 (3.24%) Visual Studio
5 53 (3.12%) Rational DOORS
6 52 (3.06%) Subversion
7 30 (1.77%) Rational Rhapsody
8 29 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 25 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (1.30%) Selenium
11 14 (0.82%) Bitbucket
11 14 (0.82%) JMeter
12 13 (0.77%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.71%) GDB
13 12 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (0.71%) SoapUI
14 11 (0.65%) Gradle
14 11 (0.65%) NUnit
15 10 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 286 (16.84%) Finance
2 143 (8.42%) Banking
3 84 (4.95%) Electronics
4 79 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 43 (2.53%) Marketing
7 40 (2.36%) Automotive
8 38 (2.24%) Front Office
9 34 (2.00%) Aerospace
10 30 (1.77%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.59%) Retail
12 25 (1.47%) Military
13 23 (1.35%) Legal
14 21 (1.24%) Avionics
14 21 (1.24%) Games
15 17 (1.00%) Back Office
16 9 (0.53%) Law
16 9 (0.53%) Publishing
17 8 (0.47%) Advertising
18 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 466 (27.44%) Developer
2 271 (15.96%) Software Engineer
3 149 (8.78%) Embedded Engineer
4 128 (7.54%) Architect
5 121 (7.13%) Analyst
6 114 (6.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 104 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 93 (5.48%) C++ Developer
9 75 (4.42%) C++ Software Engineer
10 74 (4.36%) Project Manager
11 67 (3.95%) Consultant
12 66 (3.89%) C Developer
13 63 (3.71%) Linux Engineer
14 58 (3.42%) C Software Engineer
15 54 (3.18%) Software Developer
16 48 (2.83%) SQL Developer
17 46 (2.71%) Senior Developer
17 46 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
18 45 (2.65%) Business Analyst
19 42 (2.47%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (7.36%) HTML
2 109 (6.42%) .NET
3 88 (5.18%) Web Services
4 78 (4.59%) XML
5 59 (3.47%) CSS
6 54 (3.18%) J2EE
7 50 (2.94%) Middleware
8 39 (2.30%) REST
9 33 (1.94%) HTML5
10 32 (1.88%) AngularJS
10 32 (1.88%) JNI
10 32 (1.88%) XSLT
11 29 (1.71%) JSON
11 29 (1.71%) RESTful
12 28 (1.65%) .NET Framework
12 28 (1.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 27 (1.59%) SOAP
14 23 (1.35%) Hibernate
15 22 (1.30%) ASP.NET
15 22 (1.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.71%) Computer Science
3 59 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
4 52 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 48 (2.83%) Data Centre
7 47 (2.77%) Equities
7 47 (2.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 42 (2.47%) Algorithms
9 38 (2.24%) Device Driver
10 37 (2.18%) User Experience
11 36 (2.12%) Fixed Income
12 29 (1.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 26 (1.53%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.35%) STB
15 20 (1.18%) Digital TV
16 17 (1.00%) Data Structures
17 16 (0.94%) Derivative
18 14 (0.82%) Virtual Team
19 12 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 409 (24.09%) Linux
2 208 (12.25%) Windows
3 190 (11.19%) Unix
4 52 (3.06%) Android
4 52 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (2.65%) AIX
6 43 (2.53%) Embedded Linux
7 41 (2.41%) Windows Server
8 31 (1.83%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.47%) CentOS
10 21 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.12%) Windows 10
11 19 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.82%) VxWorks
14 13 (0.77%) Solaris
15 12 (0.71%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.59%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
18 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (22.50%) Software Engineering
2 336 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (8.54%) SDLC
4 119 (7.01%) Project Management
5 104 (6.12%) Configuration Management
5 104 (6.12%) Test Automation
6 99 (5.83%) Scrum
7 90 (5.30%) TDD
8 89 (5.24%) Multithreading
9 82 (4.83%) ITIL
10 81 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (4.53%) OO
11 77 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (4.53%) UML
12 76 (4.48%) Open Source
13 74 (4.36%) DevOps
14 70 (4.12%) Mathematics
15 67 (3.95%) Waterfall
16 66 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
17 61 (3.59%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 557 (32.80%) C++
2 355 (20.91%) Java
3 314 (18.49%) SQL
4 275 (16.20%) Python
5 185 (10.90%) C#
6 168 (9.89%) Embedded C
7 159 (9.36%) Perl
8 149 (8.78%) JavaScript
9 58 (3.42%) MATLAB
10 57 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 51 (3.00%) PL/SQL
12 46 (2.71%) Shell Script
13 44 (2.59%) Embedded C++
14 42 (2.47%) Ruby
15 38 (2.24%) Assembly Language
16 35 (2.06%) PHP
17 34 (2.00%) T-SQL
18 33 (1.94%) VB
19 23 (1.35%) PowerShell
20 22 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 317 (18.67%) Security Cleared
2 190 (11.19%) Degree
3 189 (11.13%) SC Cleared
4 93 (5.48%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.94%) HNC
9 14 (0.82%) CCNP
9 14 (0.82%) CISSP
10 13 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (0.77%) ISEB
10 13 (0.77%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.65%) CCNA
12 10 (0.59%) CISA
12 10 (0.59%) HND
13 7 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.35%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.53%) QA
2 35 (2.06%) MISRA
3 26 (1.53%) DO-178B
4 25 (1.47%) Def Stans
5 20 (1.18%) SLA
6 15 (0.88%) PMO
7 14 (0.82%) SEPA
8 13 (0.77%) IEC 61508
8 13 (0.77%) MISRA C
9 12 (0.71%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.65%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.59%) GDPR
11 10 (0.59%) MIL-STD-1553
12 8 (0.47%) ISO 14001
12 8 (0.47%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (0.41%) IEC 62304
14 6 (0.35%) ISO 26262
14 6 (0.35%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 55 (3.24%) Docker
2 51 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.18%) Firmware
4 30 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.77%) vSphere
6 7 (0.41%) KVM
6 7 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.41%) XenApp
7 6 (0.35%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.29%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.24%) iptables
9 4 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.18%) LXC
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.18%) RHEV
10 3 (0.18%) Xen
10 3 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (2.41%) Puppet
2 29 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.18%) Ansible
4 19 (1.12%) SCCM
5 12 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.65%) Kibana
6 11 (0.65%) vCenter Server
7 9 (0.53%) SCOM
8 7 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.35%) yum
10 5 (0.29%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.29%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.29%) Terraform
11 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.24%) Mesos
11 4 (0.24%) Nagios
11 4 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.24%) Rancher
Vendors
1 182 (10.72%) Oracle
2 172 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.53%) VMware
4 55 (3.24%) SAP
5 52 (3.06%) Cisco
6 40 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.77%) ION Trading
8 28 (1.65%) HP
8 28 (1.65%) IBM
9 24 (1.41%) Sybase
10 21 (1.24%) Google
11 17 (1.00%) Citrix
12 15 (0.88%) WSO2
13 14 (0.82%) EMC
13 14 (0.82%) Serena
14 12 (0.71%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.53%) Apple
15 9 (0.53%) Nokia
16 8 (0.47%) Adobe
16 8 (0.47%) webMethods
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Accenture
Rate: From £31,424 to £49,850 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £474 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hastings, East Sussex
Modis International
Rate: £300 - £355 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Modis International
Rate: £300 - £355 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £470 per day 3 Months Rolling
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
University of Sheffield
Rate: £39,324 to £46,924 per annum (Fixed-term until 30/04/20)
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Assystem Group Uk Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £37 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago