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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 42 75 18
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -57
Contract jobs citing C 117 74 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.67% 2.23% 7.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.87% 6.08% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 87
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£473 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.95% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 30
Average hourly rate £36.45 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.54% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
1186 1217 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.21% 36.69% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 746 528
Average daily rate £375 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 59 58
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £14.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.49 £48.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +15 70 £473 +71.81% 25
Wiltshire +19 19 £280 - 7
Devon +12 9 £425 - 4
Dorset +3 7 - - 11
Bristol -17 4 £375 +8.69% 9
Somerset -3 3 - - 7
Avon - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 107 (57.53%) Security Cleared
2 80 (43.01%) DV Cleared
3 64 (34.41%) Software Engineering
4 53 (28.49%) C++
5 45 (24.19%) Linux
6 44 (23.66%) Java
7 40 (21.51%) SC Cleared
8 34 (18.28%) Embedded C
8 34 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (15.59%) Windows
10 26 (13.98%) Python
11 24 (12.90%) UML
12 19 (10.22%) Web Services
13 18 (9.68%) J2EE
14 17 (9.14%) Finance
15 14 (7.53%) Oracle
15 14 (7.53%) Aerospace
16 13 (6.99%) Telecoms
16 13 (6.99%) C#
16 13 (6.99%) Project Management
16 13 (6.99%) DO-178B
16 13 (6.99%) Change Control
17 12 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
17 12 (6.45%) Integration Testing
17 12 (6.45%) PRINCE2
17 12 (6.45%) OO
17 12 (6.45%) Subversion
17 12 (6.45%) Software Testing
18 11 (5.91%) Scrum
18 11 (5.91%) MS Excel

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (3.23%) JBoss
2 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.08%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.08%) Apache Qpid
2 2 (1.08%) Node.js
2 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.54%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.61%) MS Project
2 3 (1.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Summit
2 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.30%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.23%) 3G
2 6 (3.23%) Wireless
3 4 (2.15%) IPsec
3 4 (2.15%) DHCP
4 3 (1.61%) DNS
4 3 (1.61%) Internet
4 3 (1.61%) ASN.1
4 3 (1.61%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.08%) DVB
5 2 (1.08%) 2G
5 2 (1.08%) Network Security
5 2 (1.08%) DLNA
5 2 (1.08%) Multicast
5 2 (1.08%) SAN
5 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.08%) GPRS
5 2 (1.08%) GSM
5 2 (1.08%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.15%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.61%) MySQL
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.08%) SQLite
4 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.54%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) QlikView
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.54%) HBase
4 1 (0.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.54%) Voldemort
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Subversion
2 11 (5.91%) Visual Studio
3 10 (5.38%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.76%) JUnit
5 6 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.23%) JIRA
6 5 (2.69%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.15%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.61%) Mockito
9 2 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.08%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.54%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.54%) Maven
10 1 (0.54%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.54%) Xcode
10 1 (0.54%) Ant
10 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (9.14%) Finance
2 14 (7.53%) Aerospace
3 13 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.84%) Electronics
4 9 (4.84%) Military
5 7 (3.76%) Avionics
6 6 (3.23%) Automotive
7 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.61%) Marketing
9 2 (1.08%) Games
10 1 (0.54%) Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (29.03%) Software Engineer
2 40 (21.51%) Developer
3 18 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 15 (8.06%) Analyst
6 13 (6.99%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (4.84%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.30%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.30%) Programmer
8 8 (4.30%) C++ Developer
9 7 (3.76%) Project Support Officer
9 7 (3.76%) Architect
9 7 (3.76%) Project Officer
10 6 (3.23%) Tester
11 5 (2.69%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.69%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.69%) C Programmer
11 5 (2.69%) C++/Java Developer
12 4 (2.15%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.22%) Web Services
2 18 (9.68%) J2EE
3 11 (5.91%) XML
4 10 (5.38%) .NET
5 9 (4.84%) REST
6 8 (4.30%) Hibernate
7 7 (3.76%) JSF
8 6 (3.23%) EJB
8 6 (3.23%) CSS
8 6 (3.23%) SOAP
9 5 (2.69%) HTML
9 5 (2.69%) Java EE
9 5 (2.69%) HTML5
10 4 (2.15%) JAX-RS
10 4 (2.15%) PrimeFaces
10 4 (2.15%) JPA
10 4 (2.15%) EJB 3.0
10 4 (2.15%) JAXB
10 4 (2.15%) Middleware
11 3 (1.61%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.76%) Smartcard
1 7 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
1 7 (3.76%) Algorithms
2 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.69%) Mathematics
3 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.69%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.15%) DTV
5 3 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.08%) Statistics
6 2 (1.08%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.08%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.08%) MPEG
6 2 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) VHDL
7 1 (0.54%) Verilog
7 1 (0.54%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.19%) Linux
2 29 (15.59%) Windows
3 7 (3.76%) Windows 8
4 5 (2.69%) UNIX
5 4 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.15%) Android
5 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.61%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.61%) Windows CE
6 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.08%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.54%) Windows XP Embedded
8 1 (0.54%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.41%) Software Engineering
2 34 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.90%) UML
4 13 (6.99%) Project Management
4 13 (6.99%) Change Control
5 12 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.45%) OO
5 12 (6.45%) Software Testing
5 12 (6.45%) Integration Testing
6 11 (5.91%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.91%) Scrum
7 10 (5.38%) Risk Management
7 10 (5.38%) Information Assurance
8 9 (4.84%) Test Scripting
9 8 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (3.76%) Document Management
10 7 (3.76%) Requirements Management
11 5 (2.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.49%) C++
2 44 (23.66%) Java
3 34 (18.28%) Embedded C
4 26 (13.98%) Python
5 13 (6.99%) C#
6 10 (5.38%) SQL
6 10 (5.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.38%) Embedded C++
7 9 (4.84%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.84%) Perl
8 2 (1.08%) PHP
8 2 (1.08%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.54%) AWK
9 1 (0.54%) Jython
9 1 (0.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) Lua
9 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 107 (57.53%) Security Cleared
2 80 (43.01%) DV Cleared
3 40 (21.51%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.38%) Degree
5 7 (3.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (3.23%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.69%) ISEB
8 4 (2.15%) CISSP
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) HND
9 1 (0.54%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) APMP
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.99%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.61%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.61%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (3.23%) Firmware
2 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.08%) vSphere
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.61%) Nagios
3 1 (0.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (7.53%) Oracle
2 11 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.76%) HP
3 7 (3.76%) Serena
4 4 (2.15%) VMware
5 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.61%) Wind River
6 2 (1.08%) Nokia
6 2 (1.08%) Sybase
6 2 (1.08%) SAP
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco
7 1 (0.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.54%) i2
7 1 (0.54%) NetApp
7 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.54%) BT
7 1 (0.54%) Google
7 1 (0.54%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.54%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.54%) Sencha
South West
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £345 per day + 60pd Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 24 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago