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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 44 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +5
Contract jobs citing C 3 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.90% 6.56% 4.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.52% 19.09% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 7
Average daily rate
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- £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
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
119 110 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 35.52% 34.38% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 82 51
Average daily rate £363 £315 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
Average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £19.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

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 28 May 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 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (20.00%) DVB
3 2 (20.00%) Electronics
3 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (20.00%) Video Processing
3 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (10.00%) STB
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) CAN bus
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) PDM
4 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (10.00%) Simulink
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++

C
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Simulink
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DVB
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) ERwin
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modeller
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) STB
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (10.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (10.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Video Processing
3 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) PDM
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) IBM