The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 49 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +3
Contract jobs citing C 5 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.14% 9.97% 6.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.89% 26.57% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 24 5
Average daily rate
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- £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Average hourly rate £22.75 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.44% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
C
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
173 143 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 39.50% 37.53% 32.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 104 54
Average daily rate £375 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

C
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Southampton region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Southampton region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 4 (26.67%) Code Coverage
3 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
4 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (20.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (13.33%) Wiki
5 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Video Processing
5 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (6.67%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.67%) Ajax
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) SQL

C
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
1 1 (6.67%) ERwin
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Software Engineer
2 7 (46.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Device Driver
1 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Wiki
2 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) STB
3 1 (6.67%) MPEG
3 1 (6.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Refactoring
3 4 (26.67%) Code Coverage
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Video Processing
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (6.67%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) PDM
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 2 (13.33%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) IBM
1 1 (6.67%) VMware