Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 129 126
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 -15
Contract jobs citing C 1690 2124 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 1.93% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.27% 4.99% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1078 1104
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.61% +4.48%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £261
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 293 236
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28.30 £14.03 £18.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +0.67%

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 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
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 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -16 1560 £450 +9.76% 442
UK excluding London -21 1033 £413 +10.00% 363
London +2 624 £500 +11.11% 106
South East -22 338 £400 +11.11% 85
East of England +24 190 £425 +6.25% 119
South West -18 174 £375 -16.67% 41
Midlands +22 115 £350 -6.67% 45
North of England -60 113 £420 +15.86% 44
West Midlands +11 69 £343 -11.61% 27
North West -48 64 £450 +7.14% 29
Scotland 0 48 £300 -6.25% 18
East Midlands -5 42 £375 - 18
Yorkshire -23 40 £400 +12.28% 12
Wales -9 38 £425 +6.25% 10
Northern Ireland - 19 £413 - 1
North East +5 8 £725 +153.05% 3

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 563 (33.31%) C++
2 406 (24.02%) Linux
3 385 (22.78%) Software Engineering
4 352 (20.83%) Java
5 335 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
6 316 (18.70%) Security Cleared
7 315 (18.64%) SQL
8 287 (16.98%) Finance
9 278 (16.45%) Python
10 215 (12.72%) Windows
11 194 (11.48%) Unix
12 188 (11.12%) C#
13 187 (11.07%) SC Cleared
14 186 (11.01%) Degree
15 182 (10.77%) Oracle
16 172 (10.18%) Microsoft
17 164 (9.70%) Embedded C
18 162 (9.59%) Perl
19 149 (8.82%) JavaScript
20 145 (8.58%) SDLC
21 141 (8.34%) Banking
22 124 (7.34%) HTML
23 119 (7.04%) Project Management
24 118 (6.98%) Git (software)
25 114 (6.75%) .NET
26 113 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
27 108 (6.39%) SQL Server
28 101 (5.98%) Test Automation
29 100 (5.92%) Configuration Management
30 96 (5.68%) 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 57 (3.37%) Apache
2 44 (2.60%) WebLogic
3 38 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 36 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.42%) JBoss
6 23 (1.36%) Confluence
7 22 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.95%) CMS
9 16 (0.95%) IIS
9 16 (0.95%) nginx
10 15 (0.89%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.65%) TPMS
12 10 (0.59%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.59%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.53%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.53%) OpenROAD
14 8 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.47%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 72 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.42%) Simulink
4 18 (1.07%) Doxygen
4 18 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.24%) XMetaL
8 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.18%) OrCAD
8 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.059%) Maya
10 1 (0.059%) SPSS
10 1 (0.059%) Stata
10 1 (0.059%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 21 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 16 (0.95%) 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 (0.30%) 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 40 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.18%) Office 365
4 14 (0.83%) SaaS
5 11 (0.65%) IaaS
6 10 (0.59%) PaaS
7 9 (0.53%) GitHub
8 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.47%) Oracle CX
8 8 (0.47%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 6 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.24%) G Suite
11 4 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.12%) Yammer
13 1 (0.059%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 1 (0.059%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.059%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 47 (2.78%) Firewall
3 43 (2.54%) HTTP
3 43 (2.54%) SSL
4 40 (2.37%) DNS
5 36 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 36 (2.13%) Wireless
6 28 (1.66%) WAN
7 27 (1.60%) Bluetooth
8 19 (1.12%) Internet
9 18 (1.07%) Ethernet
9 18 (1.07%) LAN
10 17 (1.01%) Wireshark
11 16 (0.95%) DVB
12 15 (0.89%) Network Security
13 14 (0.83%) DHCP
13 14 (0.83%) Skype
13 14 (0.83%) VPN
14 13 (0.77%) ZigBee
15 12 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 45 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 35 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 34 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 31 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 30 (1.78%) Big Data
9 29 (1.72%) MySQL
10 27 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
12 22 (1.30%) NoSQL
13 20 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (0.95%) KDB
15 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.83%) SAP BW
17 12 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
18 10 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
18 10 (0.59%) GIS
18 10 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 118 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 70 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 66 (3.91%) JIRA
4 56 (3.31%) ProC
5 55 (3.25%) Visual Studio
6 54 (3.20%) Rational DOORS
7 52 (3.08%) Subversion
8 31 (1.83%) Rational Rhapsody
9 30 (1.78%) Eclipse
10 25 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (1.30%) Selenium
12 14 (0.83%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.83%) JMeter
13 13 (0.77%) GDB
13 13 (0.77%) LoadRunner
13 13 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (0.71%) Gradle
14 12 (0.71%) SoapUI
15 11 (0.65%) NUnit
16 10 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 287 (16.98%) Finance
2 141 (8.34%) Banking
3 83 (4.91%) Electronics
4 79 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 42 (2.49%) Marketing
7 39 (2.31%) Automotive
8 38 (2.25%) Front Office
9 34 (2.01%) Aerospace
10 30 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.60%) Retail
12 24 (1.42%) Military
13 23 (1.36%) Legal
14 21 (1.24%) Avionics
14 21 (1.24%) Games
15 17 (1.01%) Back Office
16 10 (0.59%) Law
17 9 (0.53%) Publishing
18 8 (0.47%) Advertising
19 7 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 464 (27.46%) Developer
2 274 (16.21%) Software Engineer
3 146 (8.64%) Embedded Engineer
4 128 (7.57%) Architect
5 122 (7.22%) Analyst
6 112 (6.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 102 (6.04%) Java Developer
8 93 (5.50%) C++ Developer
9 77 (4.56%) C++ Software Engineer
10 71 (4.20%) Project Manager
11 66 (3.91%) C Developer
12 63 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
13 62 (3.67%) Consultant
14 59 (3.49%) C Software Engineer
15 53 (3.14%) Software Developer
16 48 (2.84%) SQL Developer
17 46 (2.72%) Senior Developer
17 46 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
18 45 (2.66%) Business Analyst
19 40 (2.37%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (7.34%) HTML
2 114 (6.75%) .NET
3 88 (5.21%) Web Services
4 80 (4.73%) XML
5 59 (3.49%) CSS
6 50 (2.96%) J2EE
7 47 (2.78%) Middleware
8 39 (2.31%) REST
9 34 (2.01%) XSLT
10 32 (1.89%) AngularJS
10 32 (1.89%) JNI
11 31 (1.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 31 (1.83%) HTML5
12 29 (1.72%) JSON
12 29 (1.72%) RESTful
13 28 (1.66%) .NET Framework
14 27 (1.60%) SOAP
15 23 (1.36%) Hibernate
16 22 (1.30%) ASP.NET
16 22 (1.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 59 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
4 51 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 47 (2.78%) Equities
5 47 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 47 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 38 (2.25%) Device Driver
7 38 (2.25%) User Experience
8 33 (1.95%) Fixed Income
9 29 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 26 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.36%) STB
12 20 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.18%) Digital TV
13 15 (0.89%) Derivative
14 13 (0.77%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 406 (24.02%) Linux
2 215 (12.72%) Windows
3 194 (11.48%) Unix
4 52 (3.08%) Android
5 51 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (2.60%) AIX
6 44 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
7 39 (2.31%) Windows Server
8 30 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.48%) CentOS
10 21 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.12%) Windows 10
12 18 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.83%) VxWorks
13 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.77%) Solaris
15 12 (0.71%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.59%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
18 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (22.78%) Software Engineering
2 335 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (8.58%) SDLC
4 119 (7.04%) Project Management
5 101 (5.98%) Test Automation
6 100 (5.92%) Configuration Management
7 96 (5.68%) Scrum
8 89 (5.27%) Multithreading
9 88 (5.21%) TDD
10 81 (4.79%) ITIL
11 79 (4.67%) OO
12 78 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
12 78 (4.62%) UML
13 77 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 72 (4.26%) Mathematics
14 72 (4.26%) Open Source
15 69 (4.08%) DevOps
16 67 (3.96%) Waterfall
17 66 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
18 61 (3.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 563 (33.31%) C++
2 352 (20.83%) Java
3 315 (18.64%) SQL
4 278 (16.45%) Python
5 188 (11.12%) C#
6 164 (9.70%) Embedded C
7 162 (9.59%) Perl
8 149 (8.82%) JavaScript
9 57 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 57 (3.37%) MATLAB
10 53 (3.14%) PL/SQL
11 46 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 43 (2.54%) Embedded C++
13 41 (2.43%) Ruby
14 38 (2.25%) Assembly Language
15 35 (2.07%) T-SQL
16 34 (2.01%) PHP
16 34 (2.01%) VB
17 22 (1.30%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 316 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 187 (11.07%) SC Cleared
3 186 (11.01%) Degree
4 94 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.95%) HNC
9 14 (0.83%) CCNP
10 13 (0.77%) CISSP
10 13 (0.77%) ISEB
10 13 (0.77%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.65%) CCNA
13 10 (0.59%) HND
14 9 (0.53%) CISA
15 7 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
16 6 (0.36%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.36%) CEH
16 6 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.49%) QA
2 35 (2.07%) MISRA
3 26 (1.54%) DO-178B
4 25 (1.48%) Def Stans
5 19 (1.12%) SLA
6 15 (0.89%) PMO
7 14 (0.83%) SEPA
8 13 (0.77%) IEC 61508
8 13 (0.77%) MISRA C
9 11 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.65%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.59%) MIL-STD-1553
11 9 (0.53%) GDPR
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 (0.36%) ISO 26262
14 6 (0.36%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 50 (2.96%) Active Directory
1 50 (2.96%) Docker
2 37 (2.19%) Firmware
3 27 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.77%) vSphere
5 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.41%) KVM
6 7 (0.41%) XenApp
7 6 (0.36%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.30%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 5 (0.30%) 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%) XenServer
11 2 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (2.31%) Puppet
2 28 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.07%) SCCM
4 17 (1.01%) Ansible
5 11 (0.65%) Kibana
5 11 (0.65%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.59%) vCenter Server
7 9 (0.53%) SCOM
8 8 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.36%) Nagios
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.30%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.30%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.30%) yum
11 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.24%) Mesos
11 4 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.24%) Terraform
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 182 (10.77%) Oracle
2 172 (10.18%) Microsoft
3 57 (3.37%) VMware
4 56 (3.31%) SAP
5 52 (3.08%) Cisco
6 40 (2.37%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.78%) ION Trading
8 29 (1.72%) HP
9 28 (1.66%) IBM
10 23 (1.36%) Sybase
11 20 (1.18%) Google
12 16 (0.95%) Citrix
13 15 (0.89%) Serena
14 14 (0.83%) EMC
15 12 (0.71%) WSO2
16 10 (0.59%) ServiceNow
17 9 (0.53%) Apple
17 9 (0.53%) Nokia
18 8 (0.47%) Sun
18 8 (0.47%) webMethods
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fuse
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £525 to £575 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Accenture
Rate: From £31,424 to £49,850 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £470 per day 3 Months Rolling
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £474 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £615 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £150 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago