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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 37 65 87
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +22
Contract jobs citing C 134 88 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.50% 2.73% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.42% 7.28% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 14
Average daily rate £450 £425 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £330 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +111.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.80 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £44.10 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
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
1173 1208 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.38% 37.47% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 777 544
Average daily rate £370 £386 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +18.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 45
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.80 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 72 £520 +12.73% 18
Bristol +9 16 £438 +25.00% 8
Devon +7 15 £325 -23.52% 2
Dorset 0 12 £450 +105.71% 7
Wiltshire -2 11 £375 -12.28% 5
Somerset +7 7 £313 - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 148 (60.66%) Security Cleared
2 115 (47.13%) DV Cleared
3 64 (26.23%) C++
3 64 (26.23%) Java
4 45 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (18.44%) Software Engineering
5 44 (18.03%) SC Cleared
6 35 (14.34%) JavaScript
7 33 (13.52%) Information Assurance
8 31 (12.70%) Finance
8 31 (12.70%) Linux
9 29 (11.89%) C#
10 27 (11.07%) Risk Management
11 25 (10.25%) Requirements Management
12 24 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (9.84%) Change Control
12 24 (9.84%) Oracle
12 24 (9.84%) Web Services
13 23 (9.43%) MS Office
14 22 (9.02%) PRINCE2
14 22 (9.02%) Microsoft
15 21 (8.61%) MS Excel
15 21 (8.61%) SQL
16 20 (8.20%) J2EE
16 20 (8.20%) Unix
17 19 (7.79%) Windows
17 19 (7.79%) UML
17 19 (7.79%) Project Management
17 19 (7.79%) Document Management
18 18 (7.38%) Aerospace

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (5.33%) JBoss
2 11 (4.51%) Apache
3 10 (4.10%) IIS
4 7 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.87%) GlassFish
4 7 (2.87%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.87%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.23%) LiveLink
6 3 (1.23%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.82%) CMS
7 2 (0.82%) Node.js
7 2 (0.82%) SAS
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.41%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (9.43%) MS Office
2 21 (8.61%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.51%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.64%) FrameMaker
4 4 (1.64%) MS Project
5 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.82%) Simulink
7 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Primavera
2 1 (0.41%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.41%) IaaS
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.10%) LDAP
2 7 (2.87%) Firewall
2 7 (2.87%) Internet
2 7 (2.87%) Wireless
3 5 (2.05%) Bluetooth
4 4 (1.64%) HTTP
4 4 (1.64%) WebEx
5 3 (1.23%) LAN
5 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.23%) WAN
6 2 (0.82%) Broadband
6 2 (0.82%) DNS
6 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.82%) Network Security
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.41%) GSM
7 1 (0.41%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.41%) RNC
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.33%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.51%) Hadoop
4 10 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.05%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.41%) Ingres
7 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.41%) MySQL
7 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (6.15%) Eclipse
1 15 (6.15%) JUnit
2 12 (4.92%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (4.10%) Selenium
4 9 (3.69%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.28%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (2.87%) Eclipse RCP
6 7 (2.87%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.87%) Protractor
6 7 (2.87%) Subversion
7 6 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.46%) IntelliJ
7 6 (2.46%) Maven
8 5 (2.05%) JIRA
9 2 (0.82%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.41%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.41%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.41%) PVCS
General
1 31 (12.70%) Finance
2 18 (7.38%) Aerospace
3 15 (6.15%) Electronics
4 8 (3.28%) Avionics
5 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.46%) Military
5 6 (2.46%) Publishing
5 6 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (29.10%) Developer
2 40 (16.39%) Java Developer
3 32 (13.11%) Software Engineer
4 20 (8.20%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 13 (5.33%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (5.33%) Software Developer
6 11 (4.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (4.10%) Analyst
8 9 (3.69%) Consultant
8 9 (3.69%) Programme Planner
8 9 (3.69%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (3.28%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.87%) Administrator
10 7 (2.87%) C++ Developer
10 7 (2.87%) Firmware Engineer
10 7 (2.87%) Project Officer
10 7 (2.87%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (2.46%) Team Leader
11 6 (2.46%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.84%) Web Services
2 20 (8.20%) J2EE
3 16 (6.56%) .NET
4 13 (5.33%) CSS
4 13 (5.33%) HTML
5 11 (4.51%) XML
6 10 (4.10%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.10%) XSLT
7 9 (3.69%) Hibernate
7 9 (3.69%) JMS
8 8 (3.28%) RESTful
8 8 (3.28%) Swing
9 7 (2.87%) EJB
9 7 (2.87%) SWT
10 6 (2.46%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.46%) RESTEasy
10 6 (2.46%) YAML
11 5 (2.05%) Middleware
11 5 (2.05%) OpenCL
12 3 (1.23%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.92%) Mathematics
1 12 (4.92%) VHDL
2 10 (4.10%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.69%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.69%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (3.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.87%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.05%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.05%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.64%) Blog
8 3 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.23%) CESG
8 3 (1.23%) Physics
8 3 (1.23%) Verilog
9 2 (0.82%) CAN bus
9 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.82%) PMI
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.70%) Linux
2 20 (8.20%) Unix
3 19 (7.79%) Windows
4 6 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.05%) Nucleus RTOS
5 5 (2.05%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.82%) Android
7 2 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (18.44%) Software Engineering
2 33 (13.52%) Information Assurance
3 27 (11.07%) Risk Management
4 25 (10.25%) Requirements Management
5 24 (9.84%) Change Control
5 24 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (9.02%) PRINCE2
7 19 (7.79%) Document Management
7 19 (7.79%) Project Management
7 19 (7.79%) UML
8 18 (7.38%) Unit Testing
9 17 (6.97%) TDD
10 16 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.51%) SOA
11 11 (4.51%) System Testing
11 11 (4.51%) Test Scripting
12 10 (4.10%) OO
12 10 (4.10%) Open Source
12 10 (4.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.23%) C++
1 64 (26.23%) Java
2 35 (14.34%) JavaScript
3 29 (11.89%) C#
4 21 (8.61%) SQL
5 15 (6.15%) Embedded C
6 13 (5.33%) Python
7 12 (4.92%) Perl
8 11 (4.51%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.69%) Embedded C++
9 9 (3.69%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.05%) Ada
11 4 (1.64%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.64%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.64%) Ruby
12 3 (1.23%) Ada 95
12 3 (1.23%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.82%) R
14 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 148 (60.66%) Security Cleared
2 115 (47.13%) DV Cleared
3 44 (18.03%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.74%) Degree
5 11 (4.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (4.51%) CISSP
6 10 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (3.28%) IISP
8 7 (2.87%) CLAS
8 7 (2.87%) HND
9 4 (1.64%) ISEB
10 3 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.23%) HNC
10 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.82%) MAPM
11 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.74%) QA
2 13 (5.33%) DO-178B
3 12 (4.92%) MISRA
4 11 (4.51%) MISRA C
5 10 (4.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (3.28%) JSP 440
7 7 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (2.05%) RMADS
10 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.82%) COSHH
11 2 (0.82%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.82%) DO-254
12 1 (0.41%) ARP4754
12 1 (0.41%) ARP4761
12 1 (0.41%) DO-160
12 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 15 (6.15%) Firmware
2 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (9.84%) Oracle
2 22 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.87%) Sybase
4 5 (2.05%) Serena
5 4 (1.64%) IBM
5 4 (1.64%) VMware
6 2 (0.82%) Altera
6 2 (0.82%) Apple
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco
6 2 (0.82%) Perforce
6 2 (0.82%) Remedy
6 2 (0.82%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.41%) Civica
7 1 (0.41%) Freescale
7 1 (0.41%) Google
7 1 (0.41%) Huawei
7 1 (0.41%) NEC
7 1 (0.41%) OpenText
7 1 (0.41%) Tableau
7 1 (0.41%) Wind River
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas Retail Limited - Bournemouth Office
Rate: up to £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 14 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas Retail Limited - Bournemouth Office
Rate: up to £60,000 + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Dorset
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago