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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 44 68 26
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -42
Contract jobs citing C 106 81 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.53% 2.73% 6.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.58% 6.96% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 63
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£433 £335 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.10% -25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £253 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
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
1106 1164 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.78% 39.28% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 780 435
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 65 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £15.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 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
Gloucestershire +14 59 £473 +48.81% 15
Bristol -2 12 £390 +25.80% 14
Wiltshire -2 11 £303 +0.83% 2
Dorset +4 7 £343 -2.14% 9
Somerset +10 3 - - 4
Devon -2 3 - - 4
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 111 (55.50%) Security Cleared
2 84 (42.00%) DV Cleared
3 61 (30.50%) Software Engineering
4 51 (25.50%) C++
5 45 (22.50%) Java
6 44 (22.00%) Linux
7 39 (19.50%) SC Cleared
8 33 (16.50%) Embedded C
9 32 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (12.50%) Windows
11 24 (12.00%) UML
12 22 (11.00%) Web Services
13 21 (10.50%) Finance
14 20 (10.00%) J2EE
14 20 (10.00%) Python
15 17 (8.50%) Project Management
15 17 (8.50%) Change Control
16 14 (7.00%) C#
16 14 (7.00%) SQL
16 14 (7.00%) PRINCE2
16 14 (7.00%) Information Assurance
17 13 (6.50%) Integration Testing
17 13 (6.50%) Oracle
17 13 (6.50%) Aerospace
18 12 (6.00%) Risk Management
18 12 (6.00%) Subversion
18 12 (6.00%) DO-178B
19 11 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
19 11 (5.50%) Rational DOORS
19 11 (5.50%) .NET

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (3.00%) JBoss
2 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.00%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.00%) Node.js
2 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.50%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.00%) MS Project
3 5 (2.50%) MS Office
4 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.00%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.50%) Simulink
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Summit
2 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.00%) 3G
3 5 (2.50%) Wireless
4 4 (2.00%) DNS
4 4 (2.00%) IPsec
5 3 (1.50%) ASN.1
5 3 (1.50%) HTTP
5 3 (1.50%) DHCP
5 3 (1.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.00%) Multicast
6 2 (1.00%) Network Security
6 2 (1.00%) WAN
6 2 (1.00%) GPRS
6 2 (1.00%) GSM
6 2 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.00%) 2G
7 1 (0.50%) MPLS
7 1 (0.50%) RFID
7 1 (0.50%) SAN
7 1 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.00%) MySQL
2 3 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (1.00%) Impala
3 2 (1.00%) SQLite
3 2 (1.00%) Big Data
3 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.50%) DB2
4 1 (0.50%) QlikView
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (6.00%) Subversion
2 11 (5.50%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (5.50%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.50%) JUnit
4 5 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.00%) JIRA
5 4 (2.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.50%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.50%) Mockito
7 2 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.00%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.50%) Xcode
8 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.50%) GCC
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (10.50%) Finance
2 13 (6.50%) Aerospace
3 10 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.00%) Military
4 8 (4.00%) Electronics
5 6 (3.00%) Avionics
5 6 (3.00%) Automotive
6 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (27.00%) Software Engineer
2 47 (23.50%) Developer
3 19 (9.50%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.50%) Analyst
5 16 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 14 (7.00%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 9 (4.50%) C++ Developer
9 9 (4.50%) Programmer
10 8 (4.00%) Project Officer
11 7 (3.50%) C Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Architect
12 6 (3.00%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) Tester
12 6 (3.00%) C Programmer
12 6 (3.00%) Project Support Officer
13 5 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.50%) Consultant
13 5 (2.50%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.00%) Web Services
2 20 (10.00%) J2EE
3 11 (5.50%) .NET
3 11 (5.50%) XML
4 9 (4.50%) REST
5 7 (3.50%) Hibernate
5 7 (3.50%) JSF
6 6 (3.00%) EJB
6 6 (3.00%) SOAP
7 5 (2.50%) Java EE
8 4 (2.00%) JAX-RS
8 4 (2.00%) PrimeFaces
8 4 (2.00%) Django
8 4 (2.00%) JPA
8 4 (2.00%) EJB 3.0
8 4 (2.00%) HTML5
8 4 (2.00%) HTML
8 4 (2.00%) CSS
8 4 (2.00%) Swing
8 4 (2.00%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.50%) Smartcard
3 7 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.00%) Device Driver
5 5 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.00%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.00%) Statistics
8 2 (1.00%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.00%) VHDL
9 1 (0.50%) Verilog
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) GIS
9 1 (0.50%) CESG
9 1 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.00%) Linux
2 25 (12.50%) Windows
3 7 (3.50%) Windows 8
4 6 (3.00%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.50%) Windows CE
6 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.50%) UNIX
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.00%) Android
7 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.50%) Windows XP Embedded
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.50%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.50%) Software Engineering
2 32 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.00%) UML
4 17 (8.50%) Project Management
4 17 (8.50%) Change Control
5 14 (7.00%) PRINCE2
5 14 (7.00%) Information Assurance
6 13 (6.50%) Integration Testing
7 12 (6.00%) Risk Management
8 10 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.50%) Document Management
9 9 (4.50%) Software Testing
9 9 (4.50%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.50%) OO
9 9 (4.50%) Embedded Software Development
10 8 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.00%) Requirements Management
11 7 (3.50%) Scrum
11 7 (3.50%) Test Scripting
12 5 (2.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.50%) C++
2 45 (22.50%) Java
3 33 (16.50%) Embedded C
4 20 (10.00%) Python
5 14 (7.00%) C#
5 14 (7.00%) SQL
6 8 (4.00%) Embedded C++
7 5 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.50%) Perl
8 3 (1.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.00%) VB
9 2 (1.00%) VBA
9 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.50%) Jython
10 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.50%) VC++
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 111 (55.50%) Security Cleared
2 84 (42.00%) DV Cleared
3 39 (19.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.00%) Degree
4 8 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (3.50%) CISSP
6 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.50%) ISEB
8 2 (1.00%) APMP
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.00%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.00%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.00%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.50%) TickIT
4 1 (0.50%) JTAG
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (2.00%) Firmware
2 2 (1.00%) HDFS
2 2 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (6.50%) Oracle
2 9 (4.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.00%) Serena
4 4 (2.00%) HP
5 3 (1.50%) Wind River
6 2 (1.00%) Sybase
6 2 (1.00%) IBM
6 2 (1.00%) Nokia
6 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.50%) VMware
7 1 (0.50%) QNX
7 1 (0.50%) BT
7 1 (0.50%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.50%) EMC
7 1 (0.50%) NetApp
7 1 (0.50%) i2
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco
7 1 (0.50%) SAP
7 1 (0.50%) LANDesk
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