The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 6 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing C 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.56% 5.15% 3.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.22% 10.20% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £340 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +20.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
36 49 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 61.02% 50.52% 53.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 55
Median daily rate £388 £413 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.25 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

C
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for C.

1 13 (76.47%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
3 7 (41.18%) Aerospace
4 6 (35.29%) Embedded C
4 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Embedded C++
5 5 (29.41%) DO-178B
6 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (17.65%) Sun Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Firmware
6 3 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (17.65%) CEH
6 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
8 1 (5.88%) FPGA Design
8 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
8 1 (5.88%) Scrum
8 1 (5.88%) VHDL
8 1 (5.88%) Verilog
8 1 (5.88%) Ada

C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (5.88%) Simulink
General
1 7 (41.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Security Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.88%) Verilog
2 1 (5.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) FPGA Design
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Image Processing
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C++
2 6 (35.29%) Embedded C
3 5 (29.41%) Embedded C++
4 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
4 3 (17.65%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Ada
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) CEH
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Sun Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Altera
1 1 (5.88%) Motorola
1 1 (5.88%) Xilinx