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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 55 57 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing C 6 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.16% 1.26% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 3.65% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£453 £363 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £363 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £363 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +8.27%
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
275 219 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 52.99% 34.54% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 148 68
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £16.38 £25.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.50% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £19.15 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £29.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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
Cardiff +13 3 - -
Newport -10 3 £453 +24.82%
C
Wales

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) MDX
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) PerformancePoint
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) OLAP
5 3 (15.00%) MS Project
5 3 (15.00%) UML
5 3 (15.00%) RUP
5 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) DMZ
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
6 2 (10.00%) Middleware

C
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DMZ
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (10.00%) VLAN
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (15.00%) PerformancePoint
3 3 (15.00%) OLAP
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) Impala
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Welsh Language
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Database Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Principal Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Perl Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) MDX
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) XHTML
3 1 (5.00%) Django
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Mason
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) Catalyst
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) UML
3 3 (15.00%) RUP
3 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Process
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.00%) DSDM
4 2 (10.00%) RAD
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) ISEB
5 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) HL7
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (5.00%) Zend
2 1 (5.00%) Dell
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft