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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 74 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-58 0
Contract jobs citing C 75 187 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 7.95% 8.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.14% 20.28% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 86 150
Average daily rate £345 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 51
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.42 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1222 922 1406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.74% 39.20% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 519 777
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 57 105
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £16.57 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -18 24 £275 -38.88% 17
Bristol -11 19 £345 -1.42% 30
Wiltshire -43 9 - - 15
Somerset -14 7 £375 +44.23% 7
Dorset -5 4 £350 +55.55% 11
Devon -8 2 - - 2
Cornwall - - - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (33.07%) Security Cleared
2 36 (28.35%) C++
3 35 (27.56%) Linux
4 24 (18.90%) DV Cleared
4 24 (18.90%) Software Engineering
5 23 (18.11%) Windows
6 18 (14.17%) UNIX
6 18 (14.17%) SC Cleared
7 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
8 15 (11.81%) Telecoms
9 14 (11.02%) Embedded C
9 14 (11.02%) Mathematics
10 13 (10.24%) Finance
11 11 (8.66%) Configuration Management
11 11 (8.66%) Project Management
11 11 (8.66%) Java
11 11 (8.66%) Oracle
12 10 (7.87%) Wireshark
13 9 (7.09%) Reverse Engineering
13 9 (7.09%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (7.09%) HTML
13 9 (7.09%) HPUX
13 9 (7.09%) PRINCE2
14 8 (6.30%) UML
14 8 (6.30%) C#
14 8 (6.30%) JavaScript
14 8 (6.30%) Visual Studio
14 8 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (6.30%) Business Analysis
15 7 (5.51%) Integration Testing

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.36%) IIS
2 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.79%) Drupal
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MS Office
1 5 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Simulink
3 1 (0.79%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.79%) Summit
1 1 (0.79%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) PaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) Wireshark
2 5 (3.94%) HTTP
2 5 (3.94%) 3G
3 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.15%) LDAP
3 4 (3.15%) Firewall
3 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.15%) Wireless
3 4 (3.15%) Internet
3 4 (3.15%) 4G
4 3 (2.36%) ZigBee
4 3 (2.36%) Network Security
4 3 (2.36%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.36%) DNS
5 2 (1.57%) SAN
5 2 (1.57%) VPN
5 2 (1.57%) SNMP
5 2 (1.57%) DHCP
5 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.36%) MySQL
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.79%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.79%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (6.30%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.36%) Subversion
4 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.57%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.57%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.79%) MSI
5 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.79%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.79%) Maven
5 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.79%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (11.81%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.24%) Finance
3 7 (5.51%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.15%) Banking
4 4 (3.15%) Avionics
5 3 (2.36%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Military
6 2 (1.57%) Legal
6 2 (1.57%) Automotive
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (21.26%) Developer
2 18 (14.17%) Software Engineer
3 15 (11.81%) Analyst
4 10 (7.87%) Customer Engineer
5 8 (6.30%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.51%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.72%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Architect
9 4 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.36%) Consultant
10 3 (2.36%) DBA
10 3 (2.36%) Administrator
10 3 (2.36%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.36%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (2.36%) Business Manager
11 2 (1.57%) Business Project Manager
11 2 (1.57%) Security Specialist
11 2 (1.57%) Contracts Manager
11 2 (1.57%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) HTML
2 7 (5.51%) .NET
2 7 (5.51%) XML
3 4 (3.15%) HTML5
3 4 (3.15%) CSS
4 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.36%) RESTful
4 3 (2.36%) XSLT
4 3 (2.36%) jQuery
5 2 (1.57%) Swing
5 2 (1.57%) COM
5 2 (1.57%) MFC
5 2 (1.57%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.79%) Cocoa
6 1 (0.79%) WinForms
6 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Mathematics
2 5 (3.94%) PKI
2 5 (3.94%) Firmware
2 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.15%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.15%) MPEG
3 4 (3.15%) IPTV
3 4 (3.15%) DTV
4 3 (2.36%) CESG
4 3 (2.36%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) RMADS
5 2 (1.57%) iPhone
5 2 (1.57%) CMDB
5 2 (1.57%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.57%) GIS
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) EPoS
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.56%) Linux
2 23 (18.11%) Windows
3 18 (14.17%) UNIX
4 9 (7.09%) HPUX
5 6 (4.72%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.15%) Solaris
7 3 (2.36%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.36%) Android
7 3 (2.36%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.79%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.90%) Software Engineering
2 11 (8.66%) Configuration Management
2 11 (8.66%) Project Management
3 9 (7.09%) PRINCE2
3 9 (7.09%) Reverse Engineering
4 8 (6.30%) Business Analysis
4 8 (6.30%) UML
4 8 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.51%) ITIL
5 7 (5.51%) Integration Testing
6 6 (4.72%) Risk Management
6 6 (4.72%) OO
6 6 (4.72%) Change Control
7 5 (3.94%) Information Assurance
8 4 (3.15%) Service Management
8 4 (3.15%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.15%) Change Management
8 4 (3.15%) Validation
9 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.36%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.35%) C++
2 14 (11.02%) Embedded C
3 11 (8.66%) Java
4 8 (6.30%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.30%) C#
5 7 (5.51%) SQL
6 6 (4.72%) Embedded C++
6 6 (4.72%) Perl
6 6 (4.72%) Python
7 3 (2.36%) Ada
7 3 (2.36%) MATLAB
7 3 (2.36%) PHP
8 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.57%) Delphi
8 2 (1.57%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.57%) VBScript
8 2 (1.57%) Fortran
8 2 (1.57%) AWK
8 2 (1.57%) sed
9 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (33.07%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.90%) DV Cleared
3 18 (14.17%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) Degree
5 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.36%) ISEB
6 2 (1.57%) CCNP
6 2 (1.57%) CCNA
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.57%) APMP
7 1 (0.79%) HND
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.79%) OCP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) DO-178B
2 4 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) DICOM
3 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.79%) Nmap
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.57%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
2 1 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.79%) OpenView
2 1 (0.79%) Nagios
2 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) NEC
4 6 (4.72%) Cisco
5 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.36%) JBoss
6 3 (2.36%) VMware
7 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.57%) MKS
7 2 (1.57%) PTC
7 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.57%) SAP
7 2 (1.57%) Juniper
7 2 (1.57%) NetApp
8 1 (0.79%) Nokia
8 1 (0.79%) StorageTek
8 1 (0.79%) Veritas
8 1 (0.79%) McAfee
8 1 (0.79%) Progress
8 1 (0.79%) Sybase
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