The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 41 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing C 2 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.46% 3.34% 2.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 11.70% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate
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- £420 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £301 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.47% -14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.42 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.90% -38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
C
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Programming Languages Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
87 94 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.14% 28.57% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 60 54
Average daily rate £350 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £451 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.06 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.13% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

C
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Swindon region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the Swindon region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (46.15%) Linux
1 6 (46.15%) Firmware
2 4 (30.77%) 3G
2 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
2 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
2 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
3 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
4 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
4 2 (15.38%) QNX
4 2 (15.38%) Coverity
4 2 (15.38%) Valgrind
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall

C
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
1 4 (30.77%) 3G
1 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (30.77%) Wireless
1 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
1 2 (15.38%) Valgrind
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Firmware
2 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
2 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
3 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) OO
1 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) QNX
1 2 (15.38%) Coverity
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee
2 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
2 1 (7.69%) Sourcefire
2 1 (7.69%) IronPort