The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Wales 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 63 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing C 7 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.93% 2.23% 2.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 7.89% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £273 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.02% -8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £232 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £314 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.42 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.78% -30.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
283 152 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.63% 28.31% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 108 128
Average daily rate £350 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £27.63 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.93% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £13.71 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.38 £47.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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C
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

C Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

C
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

C Daily Rate Trend in Wales

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

C
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales -6 3 £425 -
South Wales -18 3 - - 4
North Wales +4 1 £300 - 1
Mid Wales - - - - 5
C
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C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Ingres
4 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) SCCM
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (12.50%) CA
6 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012

C
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 (6.25%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) xDSL
2 1 (6.25%) GPON
2 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.25%) Modbus
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) GSM
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) POP3
2 1 (6.25%) SMTP
2 1 (6.25%) SNMP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Ingres
1 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (12.50%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Project Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) AIX
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 2 (12.50%) Change Management
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
2 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
2 1 (6.25%) System Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) ITSM
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCEE
3 1 (6.25%) CCAA
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
1 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) CA