The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Southampton region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 8 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing C 38 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.50% 6.82% 5.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.94% 20.45% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 6
Average daily rate £300 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
136 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 37.57% 33.33% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 53 26
Average daily rate £315 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
C
Hampshire

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 26 (43.33%) Linux
2 25 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
3 17 (28.33%) DTV
3 17 (28.33%) POSIX
3 17 (28.33%) ClearCase
4 15 (25.00%) SQL
5 14 (23.33%) Java
6 13 (21.67%) C++
7 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (18.33%) ISO 9001
8 11 (18.33%) VB
8 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
8 11 (18.33%) ITIL
8 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
8 11 (18.33%) Replication
8 11 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.67%) PHP
9 7 (11.67%) ETL
9 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.67%) Web Application Development
10 6 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 6 (10.00%) XML
10 6 (10.00%) .NET
10 6 (10.00%) C#

C
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
2 2 (3.33%) Liferay
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (3.33%) SMTP
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (1.67%) GSM
3 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.67%) LTE
3 1 (1.67%) NAS
3 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) SSL
3 1 (1.67%) SAN
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (18.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (8.33%) QlikView
5 3 (5.00%) MySQL
6 1 (1.67%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
2 2 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) DBA
3 6 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Administrator
3 6 (10.00%) SQL DBA
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.33%) ActionScript Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Android Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Automation Tester
7 1 (1.67%) GUI Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Web Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) C Programmer
7 1 (1.67%) Senior C Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) POSIX
2 6 (10.00%) XML
2 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.00%) Web Services
4 2 (3.33%) SOAP
4 2 (3.33%) Flash
4 2 (3.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.33%) Spring
4 2 (3.33%) Java EE
4 2 (3.33%) JSON
4 2 (3.33%) Apache CXF
4 2 (3.33%) RESTful
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.67%) Qt
5 1 (1.67%) Django
5 1 (1.67%) LAMP
5 1 (1.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) DTV
2 11 (18.33%) Replication
3 4 (6.67%) Wiki
4 2 (3.33%) Open Source
4 2 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.67%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Android
2 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Solaris
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (18.33%) ITIL
2 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
3 7 (11.67%) ETL
3 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (11.67%) Web Application Development
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.33%) Refactoring
5 3 (5.00%) Scrum
5 3 (5.00%) Code Coverage
5 3 (5.00%) OOP
5 3 (5.00%) OO
5 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.33%) Pair Programming
6 2 (3.33%) Android Development
6 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (1.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (23.33%) Java
3 13 (21.67%) C++
4 11 (18.33%) VB
5 7 (11.67%) PHP
6 6 (10.00%) C#
7 4 (6.67%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.33%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (3.33%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (3.33%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) vSphere
1 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Talend
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco
3 1 (1.67%) IBM
3 1 (1.67%) EMC
3 1 (1.67%) Citrix
3 1 (1.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (1.67%) Hitachi
3 1 (1.67%) NetApp
3 1 (1.67%) VMware
3 1 (1.67%) Brocade
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