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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 31 27 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing C 16 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.55% 3.36% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.35% 15.94% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 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 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.19 £16.49 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.72%
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
141 69 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 40.06% 21.10% 36.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 40 36
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 8 5 17
Average hourly rate £23.13 £16.72 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.30% -34.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.80 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £20.50 £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 23 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 23 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 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Code Coverage
2 8 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (25.00%) ClearCase
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (25.00%) Wiki
5 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) DTV
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) POSIX
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.00%) Device Driver
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) UNIX
7 2 (10.00%) UPnP
7 2 (10.00%) DVB
7 2 (10.00%) STB
7 2 (10.00%) C++
7 2 (10.00%) Java
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (5.00%) Android Development
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring

C
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) UPnP
1 2 (10.00%) DVB
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) QlikView
1 1 (5.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.00%) Introscope
2 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) POSIX
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Wiki
2 4 (20.00%) DTV
3 3 (15.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (10.00%) STB
4 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.00%) Statistics
5 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Code Coverage
2 8 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) Android Development
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
1 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (10.00%) C++
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) HP
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