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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 60 48 19
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Contract jobs citing C 87 73 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.64% 3.26% 7.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.25% 9.08% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 79
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£378 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.77% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £239 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 24
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.38 £15.95 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.20 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -10.55%
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
1200 804 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.45% 35.96% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 528 559
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 65 85
Average hourly rate £37.20 £31.92 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.86 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 -7 34 £363 +2.18% 17
Bristol -8 15 £380 +1.33% 24
Wiltshire -23 15 £388 +25.00% 8
Dorset +9 14 - - 8
Somerset -7 2 £438 +68.26% 9
Cornwall +8 1 - -
Devon -22 1 £540 +121.53% 6
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 84 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 55 (31.61%) DV Cleared
2 55 (31.61%) C++
3 52 (29.89%) Software Engineering
4 36 (20.69%) Linux
5 35 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (18.97%) Java
7 32 (18.39%) SC Cleared
8 26 (14.94%) Embedded C
9 23 (13.22%) Python
10 21 (12.07%) Windows
10 21 (12.07%) Mathematics
11 19 (10.92%) Oracle
11 19 (10.92%) Finance
12 15 (8.62%) Telecoms
12 15 (8.62%) Scrum
12 15 (8.62%) Avionics
13 14 (8.05%) DO-178B
13 14 (8.05%) Project Management
14 13 (7.47%) Electronics
14 13 (7.47%) SQL
14 13 (7.47%) Microsoft
15 12 (6.90%) Web Services
15 12 (6.90%) UNIX
15 12 (6.90%) Subversion
15 12 (6.90%) Aerospace
15 12 (6.90%) Software Testing
16 11 (6.32%) Embedded Software Development
16 11 (6.32%) Programme Management
16 11 (6.32%) Device Driver

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 8 (4.60%) JBoss
2 4 (2.30%) Apache
3 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.87%) MS Project
2 5 (2.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Simulink
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.57%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.75%) Internet
2 5 (2.87%) SAN
2 5 (2.87%) GSM
2 5 (2.87%) DHCP
3 4 (2.30%) UMTS
3 4 (2.30%) LTE
3 4 (2.30%) Multicast
4 3 (1.72%) NAS
4 3 (1.72%) AMQP
4 3 (1.72%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.72%) 3G
4 3 (1.72%) Firewall
4 3 (1.72%) Wireless
4 3 (1.72%) HTTP
4 3 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.72%) DNS
5 2 (1.15%) SSL
5 2 (1.15%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.15%) LAN
5 2 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.87%) MySQL
1 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
1 5 (2.87%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.72%) Voldemort
3 3 (1.72%) HBase
3 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.72%) CouchDB
3 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.15%) MS Access
4 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.15%) DB2
4 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.15%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.15%) OrientDB
4 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Subversion
2 8 (4.60%) JUnit
2 8 (4.60%) SoapUI
3 7 (4.02%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (3.45%) ClearCase
5 5 (2.87%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.30%) Ant
6 4 (2.30%) Maven
6 4 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.30%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (1.15%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.15%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.15%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.57%) Valgrind
8 1 (0.57%) JIRA
8 1 (0.57%) Selenium
8 1 (0.57%) ERwin
8 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 19 (10.92%) Finance
2 15 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.62%) Avionics
3 13 (7.47%) Electronics
4 12 (6.90%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.87%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.30%) Games
6 4 (2.30%) Automotive
7 3 (1.72%) Military
7 3 (1.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (21.26%) Software Engineer
1 37 (21.26%) Developer
2 13 (7.47%) Customer Engineer
2 13 (7.47%) C++ Developer
3 12 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (5.75%) Java Developer
5 8 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (4.60%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.02%) Analyst
6 7 (4.02%) Test Engineer
6 7 (4.02%) C++/Java Developer
7 6 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (2.87%) Firmware Engineer
9 4 (2.30%) Graphics Programmer
9 4 (2.30%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (2.30%) Consultant
9 4 (2.30%) Programmer
10 3 (1.72%) Administrator
10 3 (1.72%) Test Analyst
10 3 (1.72%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.90%) Web Services
2 10 (5.75%) XML
3 8 (4.60%) J2EE
3 8 (4.60%) Middleware
3 8 (4.60%) Hibernate
4 7 (4.02%) JSF
4 7 (4.02%) EJB
4 7 (4.02%) JAXB
4 7 (4.02%) JPA
4 7 (4.02%) EJB 3.0
4 7 (4.02%) JAX-RS
4 7 (4.02%) PrimeFaces
5 6 (3.45%) .NET
5 6 (3.45%) wxWidgets
6 4 (2.30%) OpenGL
6 4 (2.30%) DirectX
6 4 (2.30%) REST
6 4 (2.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.15%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.07%) Mathematics
2 11 (6.32%) Device Driver
3 9 (5.17%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.87%) VHDL
6 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.30%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.30%) SCADA
7 4 (2.30%) User Experience
7 4 (2.30%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.72%) DTV
8 3 (1.72%) PKI
8 3 (1.72%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.72%) RMADS
8 3 (1.72%) iPhone
9 2 (1.15%) Wiki
9 2 (1.15%) iPad
9 2 (1.15%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.69%) Linux
2 21 (12.07%) Windows
3 12 (6.90%) UNIX
4 8 (4.60%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.45%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (3.45%) VxWorks
6 4 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.57%) AIX
9 1 (0.57%) Debian
9 1 (0.57%) Android
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.89%) Software Engineering
2 35 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.62%) Scrum
4 14 (8.05%) Project Management
5 12 (6.90%) Software Testing
6 11 (6.32%) Programme Management
6 11 (6.32%) Embedded Software Development
7 10 (5.75%) Change Control
7 10 (5.75%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.75%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.75%) Risk Management
8 9 (5.17%) Workflow
8 9 (5.17%) OO
8 9 (5.17%) Integration Testing
9 8 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.60%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.02%) Requirements Management
10 7 (4.02%) Information Assurance
11 6 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.61%) C++
2 33 (18.97%) Java
3 26 (14.94%) Embedded C
4 23 (13.22%) Python
5 13 (7.47%) SQL
6 11 (6.32%) Perl
7 10 (5.75%) C#
8 9 (5.17%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.60%) Embedded C++
9 8 (4.60%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.87%) Ruby
10 5 (2.87%) PHP
11 4 (2.30%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.30%) VC++
12 3 (1.72%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.72%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.15%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.15%) VBA
14 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.57%) RPG
Qualifications
1 84 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 55 (31.61%) DV Cleared
3 32 (18.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.60%) Degree
5 5 (2.87%) CISSP
6 4 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.30%) ISEB
7 3 (1.72%) APMP
7 3 (1.72%) PMP
7 3 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.15%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) APMG
9 1 (0.57%) SSCP
9 1 (0.57%) CEH
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.57%) HND
9 1 (0.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.05%) DO-178B
2 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.30%) SLA
4 3 (1.72%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.15%) QA
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.57%) DO-160
System Software
1 6 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.87%) Firmware
3 4 (2.30%) vSphere
4 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.72%) Puppet
1 3 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.15%) Nagios
3 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.57%) Netcool
3 1 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (10.92%) Oracle
2 13 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.30%) VMware
4 3 (1.72%) SAP
4 3 (1.72%) Cisco
4 3 (1.72%) IBM
5 2 (1.15%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.15%) Sun
5 2 (1.15%) HP
5 2 (1.15%) Serena
5 2 (1.15%) Wind River
6 1 (0.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.57%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.57%) Sencha
6 1 (0.57%) F5
6 1 (0.57%) Teradata
6 1 (0.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.57%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.57%) Google
6 1 (0.57%) Xilinx
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £33 - £38 per hour + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
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Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £45 - 55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 25-36 Per Hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour + HOMEWORKING
Posted: 11 days ago