The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 69 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing C 5 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.77% 2.58% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 5.42% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Average daily rate £400 £438 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +43.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.88 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.38% +2.85%
C
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
300 332 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 46.08% 47.50% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 214 118
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.43 £28.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.70 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -22 2 £408 +1.87% 3
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) C++
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
5 7 (35.00%) UML
6 6 (30.00%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (30.00%) OO
6 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
6 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (30.00%) StarTeam
6 6 (30.00%) Coverity
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (25.00%) VoIP
7 5 (25.00%) SNMP
7 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) Degree
8 4 (20.00%) Time Management
9 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.00%) Workflow
9 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (15.00%) Mentoring

C
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Project
3 2 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SNMP
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) Multicast
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (30.00%) StarTeam
2 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (10.00%) Military
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Games
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cryptography Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Banking Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Finance Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Secure Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Customer Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CGI
1 1 (5.00%) DirectX
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) WCF
1 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (35.00%) Requirements Management
2 7 (35.00%) UML
3 6 (30.00%) OO
3 6 (30.00%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (20.00%) Time Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) ITSM
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Image Processing
7 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
7 1 (5.00%) Network Management
7 1 (5.00%) People Management
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 8 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CAPM
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PgMP
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PMBOK
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Coverity
2 3 (15.00%) BMC
2 3 (15.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Xilinx
Wales
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Whitland, Dyfed
Novo Search & Selection
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Circa £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago