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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 60 48 18
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -30
Contract jobs citing C 100 67 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.00% 3.00% 7.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.55% 8.05% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 109
Average daily rate
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£419 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £244 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 42
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £13.45 £27.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £34.75 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
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
1170 832 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.16% 37.21% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 533 587
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 98
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 34 £425 +19.71% 17
Dorset +14 17 - - 13
Wiltshire -20 16 £415 +5.06% 8
Bristol -10 15 £394 +43.18% 38
Somerset -9 5 £500 - 7
Devon -18 5 £465 +23.58% 2
Cornwall - - - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 74 (42.77%) Security Cleared
2 53 (30.64%) C++
3 50 (28.90%) Software Engineering
4 46 (26.59%) DV Cleared
5 38 (21.97%) Linux
6 33 (19.08%) SC Cleared
7 29 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (16.76%) Embedded C
8 27 (15.61%) Java
9 20 (11.56%) Windows
9 20 (11.56%) Mathematics
10 19 (10.98%) Finance
11 17 (9.83%) Project Management
12 15 (8.67%) Telecoms
13 14 (8.09%) PRINCE2
13 14 (8.09%) Python
13 14 (8.09%) SQL
13 14 (8.09%) DO-178B
14 13 (7.51%) Integration Testing
14 13 (7.51%) Oracle
14 13 (7.51%) Web Services
14 13 (7.51%) Microsoft
14 13 (7.51%) Electronics
14 13 (7.51%) Device Driver
15 12 (6.94%) MS Excel
16 11 (6.36%) Scrum
16 11 (6.36%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (6.36%) Embedded Systems
17 10 (5.78%) Avionics
17 10 (5.78%) UNIX

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.31%) Apache
3 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.05%) MS Project
3 4 (2.31%) MS Office
4 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) Simulink
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.58%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.58%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.20%) Wireless
2 8 (4.62%) 3G
3 7 (4.05%) Internet
4 6 (3.47%) LTE
5 5 (2.89%) Bluetooth
5 5 (2.89%) GSM
5 5 (2.89%) ZigBee
6 4 (2.31%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.31%) UMTS
7 3 (1.73%) Firewall
7 3 (1.73%) Network Security
7 3 (1.73%) Multicast
8 2 (1.16%) 4G
8 2 (1.16%) AMQP
8 2 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.16%) DNS
8 2 (1.16%) DHCP
8 2 (1.16%) HTTP
8 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.73%) MySQL
1 3 (1.73%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.16%) Neo4j
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.16%) OrientDB
2 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.16%) MS Access
3 1 (0.58%) DB2
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 9 (5.20%) Subversion
1 9 (5.20%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (4.05%) ClearCase
3 6 (3.47%) SoapUI
3 6 (3.47%) JUnit
4 3 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.73%) Ant
4 3 (1.73%) Maven
4 3 (1.73%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (1.16%) Valgrind
5 2 (1.16%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.58%) PVCS
6 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.58%) ERwin
6 1 (0.58%) Xcode
6 1 (0.58%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.58%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 19 (10.98%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.51%) Electronics
4 10 (5.78%) Avionics
5 9 (5.20%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.31%) Automotive
7 3 (1.73%) Games
8 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (21.97%) Software Engineer
2 33 (19.08%) Developer
3 15 (8.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (7.51%) Customer Engineer
5 11 (6.36%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.36%) Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) C++ Developer
7 7 (4.05%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.47%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.89%) Consultant
9 5 (2.89%) Senior Developer
9 5 (2.89%) C++/Java Developer
10 4 (2.31%) Programmer
10 4 (2.31%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.31%) Business Manager
11 3 (1.73%) Coordinator
11 3 (1.73%) Software Developer
11 3 (1.73%) SQL Developer
11 3 (1.73%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.51%) Web Services
2 9 (5.20%) XML
3 7 (4.05%) .NET
4 6 (3.47%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.89%) EJB
5 5 (2.89%) J2EE
5 5 (2.89%) JAXB
5 5 (2.89%) JSF
5 5 (2.89%) wxWidgets
5 5 (2.89%) JPA
5 5 (2.89%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (2.89%) PrimeFaces
5 5 (2.89%) JAX-RS
6 4 (2.31%) Middleware
7 3 (1.73%) JSP
7 3 (1.73%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.73%) DirectX
7 3 (1.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (1.16%) REST
8 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.56%) Mathematics
2 13 (7.51%) Device Driver
3 11 (6.36%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (4.62%) Firmware
5 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.47%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.31%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.31%) RMADS
8 4 (2.31%) CMDB
8 4 (2.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.73%) Replication
9 3 (1.73%) VHDL
9 3 (1.73%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.73%) GIS
9 3 (1.73%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.73%) SCADA
9 3 (1.73%) iPhone
9 3 (1.73%) User Experience
10 2 (1.16%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.97%) Linux
2 20 (11.56%) Windows
3 11 (6.36%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (5.78%) UNIX
5 6 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.47%) VxWorks
6 5 (2.89%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.73%) Nucleus RTOS
7 3 (1.73%) Android
8 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) HPUX
9 1 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) Debian
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.90%) Software Engineering
2 29 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.83%) Project Management
4 14 (8.09%) PRINCE2
5 13 (7.51%) Integration Testing
6 11 (6.36%) Scrum
7 9 (5.20%) OO
7 9 (5.20%) ITIL
7 9 (5.20%) Risk Management
7 9 (5.20%) Software Testing
8 8 (4.62%) Change Control
8 8 (4.62%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.05%) UML
9 7 (4.05%) Workflow
9 7 (4.05%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.05%) Migration
9 7 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.05%) Information Assurance
10 6 (3.47%) Coaching
10 6 (3.47%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.64%) C++
2 29 (16.76%) Embedded C
3 27 (15.61%) Java
4 14 (8.09%) Python
4 14 (8.09%) SQL
5 9 (5.20%) Embedded C++
6 8 (4.62%) C#
7 6 (3.47%) Assembly Language
7 6 (3.47%) VC++
8 5 (2.89%) Perl
9 4 (2.31%) Ruby
9 4 (2.31%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.73%) VB
10 3 (1.73%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.16%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.16%) PHP
12 1 (0.58%) RPG
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (42.77%) Security Cleared
2 46 (26.59%) DV Cleared
3 33 (19.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.62%) Degree
5 5 (2.89%) CISSP
6 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.31%) ISEB
7 3 (1.73%) PMP
7 3 (1.73%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.73%) APMP
7 3 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.58%) HND
9 1 (0.58%) SSCP
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CEH
9 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.09%) DO-178B
2 6 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.31%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.73%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (7.51%) Oracle
1 13 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.47%) JBoss
3 4 (2.31%) Wind River
3 4 (2.31%) SolarWinds
4 3 (1.73%) SAP
4 3 (1.73%) Serena
4 3 (1.73%) QNX
5 2 (1.16%) Coverity
5 2 (1.16%) NEC
5 2 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.58%) CA
6 1 (0.58%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.58%) Siemens
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.58%) Apple
6 1 (0.58%) CODA
6 1 (0.58%) Symantec
6 1 (0.58%) McAfee
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