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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 61 58 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing C 7 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.07% 0.18% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.37% 0.47% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£400 - £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
295 215 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 45.11% 38.26% 35.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 167 118
Average daily rate £330 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £79.25 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.81% +423.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £26.65 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £131.85 £43.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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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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
Cardiff -10 2 - - 1
Newport - 2 £400 -
C
Wales

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
3 4 (30.77%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
5 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Replication
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (15.38%) BMC
5 2 (15.38%) Remedy
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning

C
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
5 1 (7.69%) GCIA
5 1 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Dell
2 2 (15.38%) BMC
2 2 (15.38%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) IBM