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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 70 61 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -31
Contract jobs citing C 7 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.88% 1.37% 3.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 3.61% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£453 £331 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.60% -16.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £306 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £356 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.38 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.64% +112.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
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
391 305 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 49.06% 37.98% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 209 84
Average daily rate £350 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.88 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% -20.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 27 May 2015. 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
South Wales 0 6 £453 +24.82% 1
West Wales +16 1 - - 1
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) ITIL
7 6 (21.43%) Windows
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
7 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (17.86%) ITSM
8 5 (17.86%) Service Management
8 5 (17.86%) MS Project
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) Linux
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (14.29%) SLA
9 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
10 3 (10.71%) Degree
10 3 (10.71%) MDX
10 3 (10.71%) Fujitsu
10 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services

C
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Zope
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DMZ
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (7.14%) VLAN
1 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.71%) PerformancePoint
3 3 (10.71%) OLAP
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (7.14%) Impala
5 1 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Database Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Transition Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Perl Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) MDX
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) XHTML
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) CPAN
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) Django
3 1 (3.57%) Mason
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 5 (17.86%) ITSM
4 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) RUP
5 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) C++
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (10.71%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) ISEB
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) CISMP
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Nmap
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) Fujitsu
2 2 (7.14%) LANDesk
2 2 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Zend