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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 34 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing C 13 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.67% 3.36% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.29% 16.18% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.49 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £33.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.73% -9.45%
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
140 68 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 39.55% 20.80% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 40 37
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
Average hourly rate £24.44 £16.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.38% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.55 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Code Coverage
3 6 (31.58%) ClearCase
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Refactoring
4 5 (26.32%) Python
4 5 (26.32%) DTV
4 5 (26.32%) POSIX
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Wiki
5 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) VB
7 2 (10.53%) .NET
7 2 (10.53%) C++
7 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) UNIX
7 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
7 2 (10.53%) DVB
7 2 (10.53%) STB

C
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DVB
1 2 (10.53%) UPnP
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) QlikView
2 1 (5.26%) SQLite
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Introscope
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Software Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) POSIX
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) DTV
2 4 (21.05%) Wiki
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
3 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) STB
4 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
2 6 (31.58%) Refactoring
2 6 (31.58%) Code Coverage
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.26%) Android Development
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) HP
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