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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 64 57 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -36
Contract jobs citing C 88 65 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.67% 2.95% 6.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.49% 8.28% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 75
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£375 £294 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -22.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £460 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 22
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £14.52 £15.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £40.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.72%
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
1175 785 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.62% 35.57% 38.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 515 550
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 £277 £238 £232
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 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -11.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +1 32 £363 - 17
Bristol -6 18 £350 -6.66% 26
Dorset +8 13 - - 9
Wiltshire -24 13 £363 +16.93% 6
Devon -20 4 £540 +121.53% 7
Somerset -6 2 £438 +68.26% 7
Cornwall +6 1 - - 2
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 82 (47.40%) Security Cleared
2 57 (32.95%) C++
3 55 (31.79%) Software Engineering
4 51 (29.48%) DV Cleared
5 38 (21.97%) Linux
6 37 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (19.65%) SC Cleared
8 33 (19.08%) Java
9 26 (15.03%) Embedded C
10 23 (13.29%) Python
11 21 (12.14%) Mathematics
12 19 (10.98%) Oracle
13 18 (10.40%) Finance
14 17 (9.83%) Scrum
14 17 (9.83%) Windows
15 15 (8.67%) Telecoms
15 15 (8.67%) Avionics
16 14 (8.09%) DO-178B
16 14 (8.09%) Electronics
16 14 (8.09%) Project Management
17 13 (7.51%) Aerospace
17 13 (7.51%) OO
17 13 (7.51%) SQL
17 13 (7.51%) Perl
18 12 (6.94%) Web Services
18 12 (6.94%) Microsoft
18 12 (6.94%) Subversion
18 12 (6.94%) Software Testing
19 11 (6.36%) Embedded Software Development
19 11 (6.36%) Programme Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (4.62%) JBoss
2 4 (2.31%) Apache
3 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.89%) MS Project
2 5 (2.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Simulink
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.58%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.58%) Summit
2 1 (0.58%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.78%) Internet
2 5 (2.89%) DHCP
2 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.89%) GSM
3 4 (2.31%) UMTS
3 4 (2.31%) SAN
3 4 (2.31%) LTE
3 4 (2.31%) Multicast
4 3 (1.73%) NAS
4 3 (1.73%) AMQP
4 3 (1.73%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.73%) Firewall
4 3 (1.73%) 3G
4 3 (1.73%) HTTP
4 3 (1.73%) DNS
5 2 (1.16%) LAN
5 2 (1.16%) WAN
5 2 (1.16%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.16%) LDAP
5 2 (1.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) MongoDB
1 5 (2.89%) NoSQL
1 5 (2.89%) MySQL
2 4 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.73%) HBase
3 3 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.73%) CouchDB
3 3 (1.73%) Voldemort
3 3 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.73%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.16%) DB2
4 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.16%) MS Access
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.16%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.16%) OrientDB
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Subversion
2 8 (4.62%) JUnit
2 8 (4.62%) SoapUI
3 7 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (3.47%) ClearCase
5 5 (2.89%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.31%) Ant
6 4 (2.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (2.31%) Maven
6 4 (2.31%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (1.73%) JIRA
8 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.16%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.16%) Metasploit
8 2 (1.16%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.58%) Hudson
9 1 (0.58%) Valgrind
9 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.58%) Selenium
9 1 (0.58%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (10.40%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.67%) Avionics
3 14 (8.09%) Electronics
4 13 (7.51%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.31%) Military
6 4 (2.31%) Games
6 4 (2.31%) Automotive
7 3 (1.73%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (22.54%) Software Engineer
2 37 (21.39%) Developer
3 14 (8.09%) C++ Developer
4 13 (7.51%) Customer Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (5.78%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.05%) C++/Java Developer
7 7 (4.05%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.05%) Analyst
7 7 (4.05%) Test Engineer
8 6 (3.47%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (2.89%) Firmware Engineer
10 4 (2.31%) Programmer
10 4 (2.31%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.31%) Graphics Programmer
11 3 (1.73%) iOS Developer
11 3 (1.73%) Development Engineer
11 3 (1.73%) Project Officer
11 3 (1.73%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.94%) Web Services
2 10 (5.78%) XML
2 10 (5.78%) Middleware
3 8 (4.62%) J2EE
3 8 (4.62%) Hibernate
4 7 (4.05%) JAX-RS
4 7 (4.05%) PrimeFaces
4 7 (4.05%) JSF
4 7 (4.05%) JPA
4 7 (4.05%) EJB 3.0
4 7 (4.05%) EJB
4 7 (4.05%) JAXB
5 6 (3.47%) wxWidgets
6 4 (2.31%) OpenGL
6 4 (2.31%) DirectX
6 4 (2.31%) .NET
6 4 (2.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (2.31%) REST
7 3 (1.73%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.73%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.14%) Mathematics
2 11 (6.36%) Device Driver
3 8 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (3.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.89%) DTV
6 5 (2.89%) VHDL
7 4 (2.31%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.31%) SCADA
7 4 (2.31%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.31%) User Experience
8 3 (1.73%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.73%) PKI
8 3 (1.73%) iPhone
8 3 (1.73%) RMADS
8 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.16%) MPEG
9 2 (1.16%) Clustering
9 2 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.97%) Linux
2 17 (9.83%) Windows
3 11 (6.36%) UNIX
4 8 (4.62%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.47%) VxWorks
5 6 (3.47%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.31%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.73%) Android
7 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.73%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Debian
9 1 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.79%) Software Engineering
2 37 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.83%) Scrum
4 14 (8.09%) Project Management
5 13 (7.51%) OO
6 12 (6.94%) Software Testing
7 11 (6.36%) Embedded Software Development
7 11 (6.36%) Programme Management
8 10 (5.78%) Risk Management
8 10 (5.78%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.78%) Change Control
9 9 (5.20%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.20%) Workflow
9 9 (5.20%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.62%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (4.05%) Requirements Management
11 7 (4.05%) UML
12 6 (3.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.95%) C++
2 33 (19.08%) Java
3 26 (15.03%) Embedded C
4 23 (13.29%) Python
5 13 (7.51%) SQL
5 13 (7.51%) Perl
6 10 (5.78%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.78%) C#
6 10 (5.78%) Embedded C++
6 10 (5.78%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.89%) Ruby
7 5 (2.89%) PHP
8 4 (2.31%) Assembly Language
8 4 (2.31%) VC++
9 3 (1.73%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.73%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.16%) VBA
11 1 (0.58%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.58%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 82 (47.40%) Security Cleared
2 51 (29.48%) DV Cleared
3 34 (19.65%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.78%) Degree
5 6 (3.47%) ISEB
6 4 (2.31%) CISSP
6 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.31%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.73%) PMP
7 3 (1.73%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) APMP
9 1 (0.58%) APMG
9 1 (0.58%) CEH
9 1 (0.58%) SSCP
9 1 (0.58%) HND
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.09%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.31%) SLA
2 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.73%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.16%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) DO-160
5 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.47%) Firmware
1 6 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.31%) vSphere
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.73%) Puppet
1 3 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.16%) Nagios
2 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.58%) Netcool
3 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (10.98%) Oracle
2 12 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.31%) HP
3 4 (2.31%) VMware
4 3 (1.73%) SAP
4 3 (1.73%) Cisco
4 3 (1.73%) IBM
5 2 (1.16%) Sun
5 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.16%) Serena
5 2 (1.16%) Wind River
6 1 (0.58%) F5
6 1 (0.58%) 3PAR
6 1 (0.58%) Sencha
6 1 (0.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.58%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.58%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.58%) Google
6 1 (0.58%) NorthgateArinso
6 1 (0.58%) IronPort
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £33 - £38 per hour + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour + HOMEWORKING
Posted: 15 days ago