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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 51 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing C 97 72 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.03% 2.37% 2.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.71% 6.27% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 20
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£400 £338 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -11.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £452 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £34.25 £14.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +130.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £12.71 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £39.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1258 1148 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.25% 37.85% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 752 438
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 51 42
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.31 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +6 48 £450 +38.46% 26
Bristol +2 20 £400 +100.00% 23
Wiltshire -3 10 £389 +7.24% 10
Dorset -6 7 £309 -38.25% 11
Cornwall - 2 £300 - 1
Somerset +2 1 - - 13
Devon -7 1 - - 2
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 125 (59.24%) Security Cleared
2 102 (48.34%) DV Cleared
3 57 (27.01%) Java
4 54 (25.59%) C++
5 51 (24.17%) Software Engineering
6 43 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (19.43%) Linux
8 39 (18.48%) SC Cleared
9 26 (12.32%) Embedded C
10 24 (11.37%) J2EE
11 23 (10.90%) Web Services
12 22 (10.43%) Windows
12 22 (10.43%) Finance
13 20 (9.48%) Python
13 20 (9.48%) Information Assurance
14 19 (9.00%) Project Management
15 16 (7.58%) UML
15 16 (7.58%) PRINCE2
15 16 (7.58%) Oracle
15 16 (7.58%) Change Control
16 14 (6.64%) SQL
16 14 (6.64%) Risk Management
17 11 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (5.21%) .NET
17 11 (5.21%) Embedded Systems
17 11 (5.21%) Apple iOS
18 10 (4.74%) Rational DOORS
18 10 (4.74%) iOS Development
18 10 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (4.74%) CISSP

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (2.37%) JBoss
2 4 (1.90%) Apache
2 4 (1.90%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.42%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.47%) Node.js
5 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.84%) MS Project
3 5 (2.37%) MS Office
4 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.95%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) HTTP
1 6 (2.84%) 3G
1 6 (2.84%) IPsec
2 5 (2.37%) Wireless
3 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.90%) LDAP
4 3 (1.42%) Internet
5 2 (0.95%) X.509
5 2 (0.95%) 2G
5 2 (0.95%) DNS
5 2 (0.95%) GPRS
5 2 (0.95%) GSM
5 2 (0.95%) VoIP
5 2 (0.95%) DHCP
6 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.47%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.47%) Network Security
6 1 (0.47%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.27%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.90%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (1.90%) MySQL
2 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.90%) Impala
3 2 (0.95%) SQLite
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.95%) DB2
3 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (4.74%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.32%) Subversion
3 5 (2.37%) JUnit
3 5 (2.37%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.42%) Mockito
4 3 (1.42%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.95%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.47%) GCC
6 1 (0.47%) GDB
General
1 22 (10.43%) Finance
2 9 (4.27%) Electronics
2 9 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.79%) Aerospace
4 7 (3.32%) Military
5 5 (2.37%) Automotive
6 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Avionics
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (30.33%) Developer
2 47 (22.27%) Software Engineer
3 24 (11.37%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.53%) Analyst
5 17 (8.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (7.11%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.69%) C++ Developer
8 11 (5.21%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.74%) Project Officer
10 9 (4.27%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (4.27%) iOS Developer
11 8 (3.79%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.32%) Architect
12 7 (3.32%) C Developer
13 6 (2.84%) Project Support Officer
14 5 (2.37%) Systems Architect
14 5 (2.37%) Business Manager
14 5 (2.37%) Test Analyst
14 5 (2.37%) Consultant
14 5 (2.37%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.37%) J2EE
2 23 (10.90%) Web Services
3 11 (5.21%) .NET
4 10 (4.74%) XML
5 5 (2.37%) EJB
5 5 (2.37%) Swing
5 5 (2.37%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.37%) JSF
5 5 (2.37%) REST
6 4 (1.90%) Java EE
6 4 (1.90%) HTML
6 4 (1.90%) GraphX
7 3 (1.42%) SOAP
7 3 (1.42%) SWT
7 3 (1.42%) JavaBeans
7 3 (1.42%) Django
7 3 (1.42%) RESTful
8 2 (0.95%) HTML5
8 2 (0.95%) JPA
8 2 (0.95%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.21%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.32%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.37%) CESG
4 5 (2.37%) VHDL
5 4 (1.90%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (1.90%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.42%) User Experience
6 3 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.42%) iPhone
6 3 (1.42%) iPad
6 3 (1.42%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.95%) Statistics
7 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.43%) Linux
2 22 (10.43%) Windows
3 11 (5.21%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.74%) UNIX
5 6 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.37%) Android
7 4 (1.90%) Windows Phone 7
7 4 (1.90%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.42%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.95%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) webOS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.17%) Software Engineering
2 43 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.48%) Information Assurance
4 19 (9.00%) Project Management
5 16 (7.58%) PRINCE2
5 16 (7.58%) UML
5 16 (7.58%) Change Control
6 14 (6.64%) Risk Management
7 11 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.74%) Scrum
8 10 (4.74%) E-Commerce
8 10 (4.74%) iOS Development
9 9 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (4.27%) Document Management
10 8 (3.79%) OO
10 8 (3.79%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.79%) OOD
10 8 (3.79%) Requirements Management
11 7 (3.32%) Integration Testing
11 7 (3.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.01%) Java
2 54 (25.59%) C++
3 26 (12.32%) Embedded C
4 20 (9.48%) Python
5 14 (6.64%) SQL
6 9 (4.27%) C#
6 9 (4.27%) Objective-C
7 8 (3.79%) Perl
8 7 (3.32%) Embedded C++
8 7 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.37%) Apple Swift
9 5 (2.37%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.90%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.95%) VB
12 2 (0.95%) VBA
12 2 (0.95%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.95%) Tcl
13 1 (0.47%) PHP
13 1 (0.47%) Ada
Qualifications
1 125 (59.24%) Security Cleared
2 102 (48.34%) DV Cleared
3 39 (18.48%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.74%) CISSP
4 10 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (4.74%) Degree
5 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) HND
6 1 (0.47%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.47%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.84%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.42%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) JTAG
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) TickIT
4 1 (0.47%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (1.90%) HDFS
2 3 (1.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 16 (7.58%) Oracle
2 6 (2.84%) Serena
3 5 (2.37%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.90%) IBM
4 4 (1.90%) VMware
5 3 (1.42%) Sybase
6 2 (0.95%) EMC
6 2 (0.95%) Nokia
6 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.95%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.95%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.47%) QNX
7 1 (0.47%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.47%) Wind River
7 1 (0.47%) i2
7 1 (0.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.47%) Sun
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) Dell
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Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £32 - 37 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £33 - £35 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Rate: From £29,228 to £36,378 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Somerset
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago