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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 62 61 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -42
Contract jobs citing C 87 49 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.74% 2.20% 7.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.50% 6.30% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 93
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£375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 52
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.53% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £13.00 £24.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
1160 778 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.56% 34.86% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 479 582
Average daily rate £350 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 98
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 37 £350 - 24
Dorset +12 14 - - 11
Wiltshire -18 14 £415 +5.06% 7
Bristol -20 8 £356 +29.54% 28
Devon -9 5 £345 -8.30% 7
Somerset -11 4 £494 - 14
Cornwall - - - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 57 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 50 (30.86%) C++
3 40 (24.69%) Software Engineering
4 36 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 35 (21.60%) Linux
6 25 (15.43%) Mathematics
7 22 (13.58%) SC Cleared
8 21 (12.96%) Embedded C
8 21 (12.96%) Windows
8 21 (12.96%) Java
9 16 (9.88%) Telecoms
9 16 (9.88%) Finance
10 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (8.64%) Project Management
11 13 (8.02%) UNIX
11 13 (8.02%) DO-178B
12 12 (7.41%) Integration Testing
13 11 (6.79%) PRINCE2
13 11 (6.79%) Python
13 11 (6.79%) Microsoft
13 11 (6.79%) Electronics
14 10 (6.17%) Device Driver
14 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
14 10 (6.17%) OO
14 10 (6.17%) C#
15 9 (5.56%) ITIL
15 9 (5.56%) Firmware
15 9 (5.56%) Wireless
15 9 (5.56%) Avionics
16 8 (4.94%) Reverse Engineering

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.32%) MS Project
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) MS Office
4 1 (0.62%) Simulink
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.62%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.62%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.56%) Wireless
2 8 (4.94%) 3G
3 7 (4.32%) Wireshark
4 6 (3.70%) LTE
5 5 (3.09%) Bluetooth
5 5 (3.09%) ZigBee
6 4 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.47%) GSM
6 4 (2.47%) Internet
7 3 (1.85%) HTTP
7 3 (1.85%) SAN
7 3 (1.85%) UMTS
7 3 (1.85%) Network Security
8 2 (1.23%) Multicast
8 2 (1.23%) 4G
8 2 (1.23%) AMQP
8 2 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.62%) DVB
9 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.62%) DB2
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (4.32%) ClearCase
2 7 (4.32%) Subversion
3 3 (1.85%) Ant
3 3 (1.85%) JUnit
3 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.85%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.85%) Maven
3 3 (1.85%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.85%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.23%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.23%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.62%) ERwin
5 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.62%) Xcode
5 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (9.88%) Telecoms
1 16 (9.88%) Finance
2 11 (6.79%) Electronics
3 9 (5.56%) Avionics
4 7 (4.32%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.85%) Automotive
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Military
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (20.37%) Software Engineer
2 32 (19.75%) Developer
3 18 (11.11%) Customer Engineer
4 11 (6.79%) Analyst
4 11 (6.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.56%) C++ Developer
6 8 (4.94%) Business Analyst
7 4 (2.47%) Business Manager
7 4 (2.47%) Test Engineer
7 4 (2.47%) Consultant
7 4 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (1.85%) Senior Developer
8 3 (1.85%) Coordinator
8 3 (1.85%) Software Developer
8 3 (1.85%) Java Developer
8 3 (1.85%) Programmer
8 3 (1.85%) SQL Developer
8 3 (1.85%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (1.85%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) XML
2 7 (4.32%) .NET
2 7 (4.32%) Web Services
3 4 (2.47%) HTML
3 4 (2.47%) Middleware
4 3 (1.85%) XSLT
4 3 (1.85%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (1.23%) PrimeFaces
5 2 (1.23%) JPA
5 2 (1.23%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (1.23%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.23%) REST
5 2 (1.23%) JAX-RS
5 2 (1.23%) HTML5
5 2 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.23%) JSF
5 2 (1.23%) DOM
5 2 (1.23%) EJB
5 2 (1.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.43%) Mathematics
2 10 (6.17%) Device Driver
3 9 (5.56%) Firmware
4 8 (4.94%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.47%) CMDB
6 4 (2.47%) RMADS
6 4 (2.47%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.85%) DTV
7 3 (1.85%) MPEG
7 3 (1.85%) Replication
7 3 (1.85%) VHDL
7 3 (1.85%) GIS
7 3 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.85%) IPTV
7 3 (1.85%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.23%) SCADA
8 2 (1.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.60%) Linux
2 21 (12.96%) Windows
3 13 (8.02%) UNIX
4 6 (3.70%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.09%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.47%) HPUX
7 3 (1.85%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.69%) Software Engineering
2 14 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (8.64%) Project Management
3 12 (7.41%) Integration Testing
4 11 (6.79%) PRINCE2
5 10 (6.17%) OO
6 9 (5.56%) ITIL
7 8 (4.94%) Reverse Engineering
7 8 (4.94%) UML
8 7 (4.32%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.70%) Information Assurance
9 6 (3.70%) Software Testing
9 6 (3.70%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.70%) Scrum
10 5 (3.09%) Information Security
10 5 (3.09%) Migration
10 5 (3.09%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.09%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (30.86%) C++
2 21 (12.96%) Embedded C
2 21 (12.96%) Java
3 11 (6.79%) Python
4 10 (6.17%) C#
5 8 (4.94%) SQL
6 6 (3.70%) Embedded C++
7 5 (3.09%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.47%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.85%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.85%) VB
9 3 (1.85%) VC++
9 3 (1.85%) Ruby
10 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.23%) Perl
10 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) Pascal
11 1 (0.62%) Prolog
11 1 (0.62%) PHP
11 1 (0.62%) RPG
Qualifications
1 57 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 36 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 22 (13.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.32%) Degree
5 4 (2.47%) ISEB
5 4 (2.47%) CISSP
6 3 (1.85%) PMP
6 3 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.23%) APMP
7 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.62%) SSCP
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) HND
8 1 (0.62%) CEH
8 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.02%) DO-178B
2 6 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.85%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.62%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.62%) Nmap
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Nessus
1 1 (0.62%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (6.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.94%) Oracle
3 5 (3.09%) NEC
4 4 (2.47%) Wind River
4 4 (2.47%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.85%) SAP
5 3 (1.85%) JBoss
5 3 (1.85%) Serena
5 3 (1.85%) QNX
6 2 (1.23%) Coverity
6 2 (1.23%) IBM
7 1 (0.62%) McAfee
7 1 (0.62%) Software AG
7 1 (0.62%) Juniper
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco
7 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.62%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) CODA
7 1 (0.62%) PTC
7 1 (0.62%) MKS
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wiltshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £420 - 440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 22 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Dorset
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago