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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 25 48 14
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -34
Contract jobs citing C 11 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.35% 1.61% 8.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.49% 3.16% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate - £475 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Average hourly rate - £9.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
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
71 190 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.06% 50.94% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 105 79
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
Average hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £9.70 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £160.00
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (52.17%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) STB
2 8 (34.78%) DTV
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) DVB
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
4 6 (26.09%) Software Architecture
4 6 (26.09%) HTML5
4 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (26.09%) Node.js
4 6 (26.09%) REST
4 6 (26.09%) User Stories
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) SOA
4 6 (26.09%) HTTP
4 6 (26.09%) MPEG
4 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) OO
6 4 (17.39%) OOP
6 4 (17.39%) Embedded C
6 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
7 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
7 3 (13.04%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (13.04%) ActionScript 3.0

C
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (26.09%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DVB
2 6 (26.09%) HTTP
3 3 (13.04%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.35%) GPRS
5 1 (4.35%) GSM
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Embedded C Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Software Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Real Time Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Development Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) ActionScript Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C Programmer
8 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
1 6 (26.09%) HTML5
1 6 (26.09%) REST
2 3 (13.04%) Flash
3 1 (4.35%) Dojo
3 1 (4.35%) STL
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) DTV
1 8 (34.78%) STB
2 6 (26.09%) MPEG
3 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
3 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (8.70%) HACMP
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) AIX
3 2 (8.70%) HPUX
3 2 (8.70%) NetWare
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum
2 6 (26.09%) SOA
2 6 (26.09%) Software Architecture
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) TDD
2 6 (26.09%) User Stories
3 5 (21.74%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
4 4 (17.39%) OOP
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C++
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Embedded C
4 3 (13.04%) ActionScript
4 3 (13.04%) ActionScript 2.0
4 3 (13.04%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) Korn
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) GPFS
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) BT
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe
2 2 (8.70%) Compaq
2 2 (8.70%) EMC
2 2 (8.70%) Hitachi
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Veritas
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Atmel
3 1 (4.35%) Serena
3 1 (4.35%) Wind River