The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 19 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing C 14 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 6.19% 1.36% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.92% 4.35% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£213 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
C
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
74 69 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 32.74% 31.22% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 45
Average daily rate £255 £415 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +32.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £347 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 8
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

C
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

C
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -2 6 - - 2
Bournemouth +2 4 £213 -29.16%
Weymouth - - - -
C
South West

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C.

1 14 (53.85%) C++
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 10 (38.46%) Subversion
3 10 (38.46%) Embedded Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) UML
5 8 (30.77%) Java
5 8 (30.77%) .NET
6 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) Smartcard
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
7 6 (23.08%) REST
7 6 (23.08%) SOAP
7 6 (23.08%) Web Services
8 5 (19.23%) Aerospace
9 4 (15.38%) Device Driver
9 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
9 4 (15.38%) Avionics
9 4 (15.38%) DO-178B
10 3 (11.54%) Game Development
10 3 (11.54%) Multicast
10 3 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
10 3 (11.54%) Degree
10 3 (11.54%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (11.54%) Games
10 3 (11.54%) OpenGL

C
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Project
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Subversion
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (19.23%) Aerospace
2 4 (15.38%) Avionics
3 3 (11.54%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Software Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Programmer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Graphics Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Development Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) SOAP
2 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (11.54%) OpenGL
3 3 (11.54%) DirectX
4 2 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) wxWidgets
5 1 (3.85%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Smartcard
2 4 (15.38%) Device Driver
2 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.85%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
1 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
2 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.69%) Windows CE
3 2 (7.69%) VxWorks
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 10 (38.46%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) UML
4 3 (11.54%) Game Development
5 2 (7.69%) Software Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Logistics
6 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.85%) SysML
6 1 (3.85%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.85%) OOD
6 1 (3.85%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C++
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.85%) DO-160
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) LANDesk