The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 44 41 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing C 93 93 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 4.32% 4.15% 6.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.72% 12.40% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 70
Average daily rate £375 £319 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 21
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £35.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.94%
C
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
678 750 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 31.48% 33.48% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 419 450
Average daily rate £360 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 40
Average hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -5.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £32.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

C
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Winchester -5 9 £375 +1.35%
Southampton +16 7 £383 - 3
Hook -8 5 £290 -4.62%
Basingstoke -12 4 £275 +10.00%
Andover - 4 £400 -
Havant +11 3 £380 +26.66%
Portsmouth -1 2 - -
Aldershot - 2 £475 - 1
C
South East

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 98 (43.75%) C++
2 94 (41.96%) Security Cleared
3 93 (41.52%) Software Engineering
4 91 (40.63%) Linux
5 81 (36.16%) SC Cleared
6 56 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 55 (24.55%) Multithreading
8 53 (23.66%) Unix
8 53 (23.66%) Python
9 51 (22.77%) Telecoms
10 50 (22.32%) UML
10 50 (22.32%) ClearCase
10 50 (22.32%) GoogleTest
11 48 (21.43%) Unit Testing
11 48 (21.43%) NUnit
12 46 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (19.64%) Project Management
14 43 (19.20%) Subversion
14 43 (19.20%) OOD
14 43 (19.20%) OO
14 43 (19.20%) Memory Management
15 40 (17.86%) Integration Testing
15 40 (17.86%) Embedded C
16 38 (16.96%) Ant
16 38 (16.96%) CppUnit
17 37 (16.52%) Use Case
18 36 (16.07%) System Integration Testing
19 33 (14.73%) Derivative
19 33 (14.73%) Requirements Analysis

C
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.25%) Node.js
2 6 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.89%) Apache
4 2 (0.89%) CMS
4 2 (0.89%) IIS
4 2 (0.89%) JBoss
4 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.89%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.14%) MS Office
3 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.34%) MS Project
5 2 (0.89%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.89%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.68%) SaaS
2 2 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.95%) Wireless
2 18 (8.04%) DVB
2 18 (8.04%) LTE
3 14 (6.25%) HTTP
4 13 (5.80%) SAN
5 11 (4.91%) FTP
5 11 (4.91%) SNMP
6 9 (4.02%) 3G
6 9 (4.02%) 3GPP
6 9 (4.02%) PPP
7 4 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.79%) VPN
8 2 (0.89%) 4G
8 2 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.89%) SSL
8 2 (0.89%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 10 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.79%) Ingres
6 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) DB2
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (22.32%) ClearCase
1 50 (22.32%) GoogleTest
2 48 (21.43%) NUnit
3 43 (19.20%) Subversion
4 38 (16.96%) Ant
4 38 (16.96%) CppUnit
5 22 (9.82%) Git (software)
6 14 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (4.91%) StarTeam
8 6 (2.68%) CruiseControl
8 6 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.23%) JIRA
10 4 (1.79%) ClearQuest
11 3 (1.34%) Selenium
11 3 (1.34%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 2 (0.89%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.89%) Maven
12 2 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.89%) Rational Rose
General
1 51 (22.77%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.59%) Finance
3 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.79%) Legal
4 4 (1.79%) Military
5 3 (1.34%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.89%) Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Publishing
6 2 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (29.02%) Developer
2 54 (24.11%) Software Engineer
3 45 (20.09%) C Developer
3 45 (20.09%) Embedded Engineer
4 28 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 22 (9.82%) Network Engineer
6 18 (8.04%) VHDL Engineer
7 17 (7.59%) C Software Engineer
7 17 (7.59%) C++ Developer
8 16 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
8 16 (7.14%) Design Engineer
9 15 (6.70%) C/C++ Developer
9 15 (6.70%) Network Design Engineer
10 14 (6.25%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 14 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
11 13 (5.80%) Senior Network Design Engineer
11 13 (5.80%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.36%) Senior Design Engineer
12 12 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (4.91%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.59%) HTML
2 14 (6.25%) HTML5
2 14 (6.25%) REST
3 12 (5.36%) Middleware
4 7 (3.13%) .NET
4 7 (3.13%) Motif
5 6 (2.68%) jQuery
5 6 (2.68%) XML
6 5 (2.23%) Flash
6 5 (2.23%) Web Services
7 4 (1.79%) CSS
7 4 (1.79%) wxWidgets
8 3 (1.34%) Ajax
8 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.34%) JMS
9 2 (0.89%) EJB
9 2 (0.89%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.89%) J2EE
9 2 (0.89%) SAML
9 2 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.54%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (14.73%) Derivative
3 23 (10.27%) DTV
4 22 (9.82%) STB
5 19 (8.48%) VHDL
6 16 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 14 (6.25%) MPEG
8 12 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
9 11 (4.91%) Mathematics
10 8 (3.57%) Algorithms
11 6 (2.68%) Data Structures
12 5 (2.23%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.79%) Clustering
13 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.79%) HACMP
13 4 (1.79%) Smart Meter
14 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 91 (40.63%) Linux
2 53 (23.66%) Unix
3 24 (10.71%) Windows
4 9 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.57%) AIX
6 7 (3.13%) Solaris
6 7 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.68%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.79%) HPUX
9 4 (1.79%) NetWare
9 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.89%) Android
10 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (41.52%) Software Engineering
2 56 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 55 (24.55%) Multithreading
4 50 (22.32%) UML
5 48 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 44 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (19.64%) Project Management
7 43 (19.20%) Memory Management
7 43 (19.20%) OO
7 43 (19.20%) OOD
8 40 (17.86%) Integration Testing
9 37 (16.52%) Use Case
10 36 (16.07%) System Integration Testing
11 33 (14.73%) Requirements Analysis
12 26 (11.61%) Scrum
13 22 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (8.48%) SOA
15 18 (8.04%) Embedded Software Development
15 18 (8.04%) Software Architecture
16 16 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 98 (43.75%) C++
2 53 (23.66%) Python
3 40 (17.86%) Embedded C
4 30 (13.39%) Java
5 29 (12.95%) SQL
6 21 (9.38%) Perl
7 10 (4.46%) Embedded C++
7 10 (4.46%) Korn
8 9 (4.02%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.13%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.68%) ActionScript
11 6 (2.68%) ActionScript 2.0
11 6 (2.68%) ActionScript 3.0
12 5 (2.23%) C#
12 5 (2.23%) Tcl
12 5 (2.23%) VB
13 3 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (41.96%) Security Cleared
2 81 (36.16%) SC Cleared
3 30 (13.39%) Degree
4 18 (8.04%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (7.59%) CCNP
6 15 (6.70%) HND
7 11 (4.91%) CCNA
8 6 (2.68%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.45%) CCIE
10 1 (0.45%) IISP
10 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.80%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.89%) TickIT
3 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.45%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.45%) JTAG
3 1 (0.45%) RMADS
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.79%) GPFS
4 3 (1.34%) Firmware
4 3 (1.34%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.68%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.23%) Netcool
3 3 (1.34%) SCCM
3 3 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.89%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.89%) OpenView
4 2 (0.89%) vRealize
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.48%) Cisco
3 11 (4.91%) VMware
4 9 (4.02%) Oracle
5 8 (3.57%) IBM
6 7 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 6 (2.68%) Adobe
7 6 (2.68%) HP
8 5 (2.23%) Aruba
8 5 (2.23%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.23%) F5
8 5 (2.23%) Riverbed
8 5 (2.23%) Splunk
9 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.79%) Veritas
10 2 (0.89%) Apple
10 2 (0.89%) Compaq
10 2 (0.89%) EMC
10 2 (0.89%) Hitachi
10 2 (0.89%) Remedy