The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 73 72 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -51
Contract jobs citing C 70 43 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.30% 2.00% 6.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.12% 6.12% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 79
Average daily rate
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£338 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £462 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 41
Average hourly rate £34.25 £14.86 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.48% -60.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -11.40%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1144 703 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.57% 32.74% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 446 570
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £12.78 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +9 30 £325 -27.77% 7
Wiltshire -10 11 £363 -14.95% 7
Bristol -17 11 £200 -36.00% 31
Dorset +9 7 £500 - 8
Devon -10 4 £345 -2.12% 2
Somerset - 2 - - 13
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 51 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 48 (33.33%) C++
3 41 (28.47%) Linux
4 35 (24.31%) DV Cleared
5 30 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 25 (17.36%) Windows
7 22 (15.28%) Telecoms
8 19 (13.19%) UNIX
9 18 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 17 (11.81%) Java
11 15 (10.42%) Finance
11 15 (10.42%) Mathematics
12 14 (9.72%) Embedded C
13 13 (9.03%) Reverse Engineering
14 12 (8.33%) Wireshark
14 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
15 11 (7.64%) Project Management
16 9 (6.25%) Device Driver
16 9 (6.25%) 3G
16 9 (6.25%) Firmware
16 9 (6.25%) ITIL
16 9 (6.25%) PRINCE2
16 9 (6.25%) HPUX
16 9 (6.25%) UML
16 9 (6.25%) Python
16 9 (6.25%) MS Excel
16 9 (6.25%) Integration Testing
16 9 (6.25%) DO-178B
17 8 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
17 8 (5.56%) Electronics

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.69%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.17%) MS Project
3 3 (2.08%) MS Office
4 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) Simulink
5 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.69%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.33%) Wireshark
2 9 (6.25%) 3G
3 8 (5.56%) Wireless
4 6 (4.17%) LTE
5 5 (3.47%) ZigBee
5 5 (3.47%) Bluetooth
6 4 (2.78%) GSM
6 4 (2.78%) SAN
6 4 (2.78%) Network Security
6 4 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.08%) 4G
7 3 (2.08%) HTTP
7 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.08%) DNS
7 3 (2.08%) UMTS
8 2 (1.39%) DHCP
8 2 (1.39%) Internet
8 2 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.39%) Firewall
9 1 (0.69%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) ClearCase
1 6 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.08%) Subversion
4 2 (1.39%) Maven
4 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.39%) Ant
4 2 (1.39%) Valgrind
4 2 (1.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.39%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (1.39%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.69%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 22 (15.28%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.42%) Finance
3 8 (5.56%) Electronics
4 6 (4.17%) Avionics
4 6 (4.17%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.39%) Automotive
5 2 (1.39%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (20.83%) Developer
2 27 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 14 (9.72%) Analyst
4 10 (6.94%) Customer Engineer
4 10 (6.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.17%) C++ Developer
7 5 (3.47%) Consultant
8 4 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.78%) Business Manager
9 3 (2.08%) C Developer
9 3 (2.08%) C Software Engineer
9 3 (2.08%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.08%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.08%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.08%) Architect
9 3 (2.08%) Technical Design Authority
9 3 (2.08%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) .NET
1 6 (4.17%) XML
2 5 (3.47%) Web Services
2 5 (3.47%) HTML
3 4 (2.78%) XSLT
4 3 (2.08%) HTML5
5 2 (1.39%) STL
5 2 (1.39%) DOM
5 2 (1.39%) CSS
5 2 (1.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.69%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.69%) Cocoa
6 1 (0.69%) WinForms
6 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.69%) WPF
6 1 (0.69%) jQuery
6 1 (0.69%) Drools
6 1 (0.69%) JDBC
6 1 (0.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.42%) Mathematics
2 9 (6.25%) Firmware
2 9 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 8 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.78%) CMDB
5 4 (2.78%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.78%) DTV
5 4 (2.78%) MPEG
5 4 (2.78%) IPTV
6 3 (2.08%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.08%) Replication
6 3 (2.08%) GIS
6 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.39%) RMADS
7 2 (1.39%) VHDL
7 2 (1.39%) CESG
7 2 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.39%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.47%) Linux
2 25 (17.36%) Windows
3 19 (13.19%) UNIX
4 9 (6.25%) HPUX
5 5 (3.47%) VxWorks
6 4 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.39%) Android
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.39%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.83%) Software Engineering
2 13 (9.03%) Reverse Engineering
3 11 (7.64%) Project Management
4 9 (6.25%) ITIL
4 9 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 9 (6.25%) UML
4 9 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 8 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.86%) OO
7 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.47%) Capacity Management
8 5 (3.47%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.47%) Information Security
8 5 (3.47%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.47%) Information Assurance
9 4 (2.78%) Test Strategy
9 4 (2.78%) Service Management
9 4 (2.78%) Asset Management
9 4 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (33.33%) C++
2 17 (11.81%) Java
3 14 (9.72%) Embedded C
4 9 (6.25%) Python
5 7 (4.86%) C#
6 6 (4.17%) SQL
6 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.47%) Perl
8 4 (2.78%) VB
8 4 (2.78%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.08%) Embedded C++
9 3 (2.08%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.39%) VC++
10 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.69%) sed
11 1 (0.69%) Fortran
11 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.69%) AWK
11 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 35 (24.31%) DV Cleared
3 18 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) Degree
5 3 (2.08%) CISSP
5 3 (2.08%) PMP
5 3 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.39%) ISEB
6 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.39%) APMP
6 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.69%) HND
7 1 (0.69%) OCP
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.69%) SSCP
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) DO-178B
2 5 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) DICOM
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
3 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.69%) Nmap
3 1 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.69%) Nessus
2 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.86%) Oracle
2 7 (4.86%) NEC
3 4 (2.78%) SolarWinds
4 3 (2.08%) SAP
4 3 (2.08%) Cisco
4 3 (2.08%) QNX
5 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.39%) NetApp
5 2 (1.39%) VMware
5 2 (1.39%) Coverity
5 2 (1.39%) Wind River
5 2 (1.39%) MKS
5 2 (1.39%) PTC
6 1 (0.69%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.69%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.69%) Huawei
6 1 (0.69%) IronPort
6 1 (0.69%) 3Com
6 1 (0.69%) TOWER Software
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