The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 69 76 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -67
Contract jobs citing C 75 46 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.39% 1.85% 10.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.58% 5.33% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 140
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 45
Average hourly rate £36.50 £31.90 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +82.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £15.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £38.50 £39.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.34%
C
England

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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1139 863 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.24% 34.66% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 531 589
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 49 100
Average hourly rate £36.45 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.90% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £14.80 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

C
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

C Daily Rate Trend in the South West

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

C Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

C
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

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

C Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

C
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
Gloucestershire +3 36 £340 -32.67% 33
Dorset +8 14 £219 -51.38% 14
Devon 0 9 £425 +74.35% 10
Bristol -6 7 £350 -13.58% 29
Wiltshire -10 5 £428 +35.71% 7
Cornwall +1 1 - - 1
Somerset -1 1 - - 16
Avon - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 87 (48.88%) Security Cleared
2 61 (34.27%) C++
2 61 (34.27%) Software Engineering
3 53 (29.78%) DV Cleared
4 50 (28.09%) Linux
5 37 (20.79%) SC Cleared
6 34 (19.10%) Java
7 33 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (16.85%) Embedded C
9 27 (15.17%) Windows
10 26 (14.61%) Python
11 21 (11.80%) Oracle
12 18 (10.11%) Mathematics
13 17 (9.55%) Web Services
13 17 (9.55%) Aerospace
13 17 (9.55%) Scrum
14 16 (8.99%) Finance
14 16 (8.99%) Microsoft
14 16 (8.99%) Software Testing
14 16 (8.99%) DO-178B
15 15 (8.43%) Avionics
15 15 (8.43%) SQL
15 15 (8.43%) C#
16 14 (7.87%) Subversion
17 13 (7.30%) Perl
17 13 (7.30%) UML
17 13 (7.30%) OO
17 13 (7.30%) Embedded Software Development
18 12 (6.74%) Integration Testing
18 12 (6.74%) JavaScript

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (5.62%) JBoss
2 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.56%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.25%) MS Project
2 4 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) Simulink
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Summit
1 3 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) TCP/IP
1 8 (4.49%) Internet
2 6 (3.37%) Multicast
2 6 (3.37%) DHCP
3 5 (2.81%) DNS
4 4 (2.25%) SAN
4 4 (2.25%) Wireless
5 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.69%) HTTP
5 3 (1.69%) WAN
5 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.69%) NAS
6 2 (1.12%) DLNA
6 2 (1.12%) AMQP
6 2 (1.12%) LDAP
6 2 (1.12%) DVB
6 2 (1.12%) LAN
6 2 (1.12%) SSL
6 2 (1.12%) ASN.1
6 2 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
1 5 (2.81%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.25%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.69%) CouchDB
3 3 (1.69%) Voldemort
3 3 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.69%) HBase
4 2 (1.12%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.12%) OrientDB
4 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.12%) MS Access
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.12%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (7.87%) Subversion
2 10 (5.62%) JUnit
3 9 (5.06%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (5.06%) SoapUI
4 6 (3.37%) JIRA
5 5 (2.81%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (1.12%) Metasploit
7 2 (1.12%) Maven
7 2 (1.12%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.12%) Ant
7 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.12%) Xcode
8 1 (0.56%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.56%) ERwin
8 1 (0.56%) PVCS
General
1 17 (9.55%) Aerospace
2 16 (8.99%) Finance
3 15 (8.43%) Avionics
4 11 (6.18%) Electronics
4 11 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.37%) Games
6 4 (2.25%) Military
6 4 (2.25%) Automotive
6 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (23.60%) Software Engineer
2 37 (20.79%) Developer
3 12 (6.74%) Java Developer
3 12 (6.74%) C++ Developer
3 12 (6.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (6.74%) Programmer
4 10 (5.62%) Customer Engineer
5 9 (5.06%) C++/Java Developer
6 8 (4.49%) Analyst
6 8 (4.49%) Test Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.37%) Graphics Programmer
8 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.81%) Tester
9 5 (2.81%) C Programmer
9 5 (2.81%) Firmware Engineer
10 4 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.25%) Project Support Officer
10 4 (2.25%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.55%) Web Services
2 11 (6.18%) Hibernate
2 11 (6.18%) J2EE
2 11 (6.18%) XML
3 10 (5.62%) JSF
4 9 (5.06%) EJB
4 9 (5.06%) JAXB
4 9 (5.06%) JPA
4 9 (5.06%) EJB 3.0
4 9 (5.06%) JAX-RS
4 9 (5.06%) PrimeFaces
5 8 (4.49%) Middleware
6 7 (3.93%) .NET
6 7 (3.93%) REST
7 6 (3.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (3.37%) wxWidgets
7 6 (3.37%) OpenGL
7 6 (3.37%) DirectX
8 5 (2.81%) CSS
9 4 (2.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.11%) Mathematics
2 11 (6.18%) Device Driver
3 8 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.37%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (2.81%) DTV
5 5 (2.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (2.81%) User Experience
5 5 (2.81%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.25%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.69%) VHDL
7 3 (1.69%) iPhone
7 3 (1.69%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
8 2 (1.12%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.12%) RMADS
8 2 (1.12%) SCADA
8 2 (1.12%) PKI
8 2 (1.12%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 50 (28.09%) Linux
2 27 (15.17%) Windows
3 10 (5.62%) UNIX
4 8 (4.49%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (3.93%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.81%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.81%) Android
6 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.25%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.25%) Nucleus RTOS
7 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.25%) VxWorks
8 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) Debian
10 1 (0.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.56%) Windows XP Embedded
10 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.27%) Software Engineering
2 33 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.55%) Scrum
4 16 (8.99%) Software Testing
5 13 (7.30%) UML
5 13 (7.30%) OO
5 13 (7.30%) Embedded Software Development
6 12 (6.74%) Integration Testing
6 12 (6.74%) Configuration Management
6 12 (6.74%) Project Management
7 11 (6.18%) Workflow
7 11 (6.18%) Change Control
8 10 (5.62%) Risk Management
9 9 (5.06%) Programme Management
9 9 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.06%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (4.49%) Requirements Management
11 7 (3.93%) Test Scripting
11 7 (3.93%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.27%) C++
2 34 (19.10%) Java
3 30 (16.85%) Embedded C
4 26 (14.61%) Python
5 15 (8.43%) SQL
5 15 (8.43%) C#
6 13 (7.30%) Perl
7 12 (6.74%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.18%) Embedded C++
9 10 (5.62%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.81%) PHP
11 4 (2.25%) Ruby
11 4 (2.25%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.69%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.69%) VC++
13 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.12%) VBA
13 2 (1.12%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.56%) AWK
14 1 (0.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 87 (48.88%) Security Cleared
2 53 (29.78%) DV Cleared
3 37 (20.79%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.62%) Degree
5 6 (3.37%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.37%) ISEB
6 5 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.69%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.69%) APMP
8 2 (1.12%) CISSP
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) HND
9 1 (0.56%) APMG
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.69%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.69%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.69%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (3.93%) Firmware
2 6 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.25%) vSphere
4 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.69%) Nagios
2 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.56%) Netcool
3 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 21 (11.80%) Oracle
2 16 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.49%) HP
4 5 (2.81%) Serena
4 5 (2.81%) VMware
5 4 (2.25%) Wind River
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco
6 3 (1.69%) IBM
6 3 (1.69%) SAP
7 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.12%) Sun
8 1 (0.56%) BT
8 1 (0.56%) Sony
8 1 (0.56%) Teradata
8 1 (0.56%) EMC
8 1 (0.56%) CA
8 1 (0.56%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.56%) NetApp
8 1 (0.56%) Siemens
8 1 (0.56%) Software AG
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £43 - £46 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Devon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £44 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
Devon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 per hour + Circa DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Dorset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 per hour + Circa
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £42 - £46 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour + DOE
Posted: 19 days ago