The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 66 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing C 3 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.52% 2.40% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 5.13% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.88 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +6.06%
C
Wales

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

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
259 234 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 44.97% 46.89% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 167 94
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.43 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

C
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

C Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

C
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

C
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
Gwent - 2 £400 -
Newport - 1 £415 - 2
C
Wales

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) C++
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (37.50%) Requirements Management
5 5 (31.25%) StarTeam
5 5 (31.25%) Coverity
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) UML
5 5 (31.25%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
5 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
6 4 (25.00%) Time Management
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) ITSM
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 3 (18.75%) Replication
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL

C
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Project
3 2 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SNMP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) Multicast
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Data Mining
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
2 5 (31.25%) StarTeam
2 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
3 2 (12.50%) Military
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Cryptography Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CGI
1 1 (6.25%) DirectX
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) WCF
1 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Requirements Management
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) OO
2 5 (31.25%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (31.25%) UML
3 4 (25.00%) Time Management
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.25%) Network Management
6 1 (6.25%) People Management
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CAPM
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PgMP
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) PMBOK
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Coverity
2 3 (18.75%) BMC
2 3 (18.75%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco