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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 69 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Contract jobs citing C 9 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.16% 2.61% 2.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.61% 7.14% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £266 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.45% +52.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.42 £28.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.64% -29.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.72%
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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
345 210 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 44.57% 36.52% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 132 98
Average daily rate £349 £285 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.36% -8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
Average hourly rate £21.80 £18.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.91% +5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £11.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £35.00 £59.00
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 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 24 October 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
South Wales -22 1 - - 11
Mid Wales - 1 - - 1
North Wales - - - -
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) AMQP
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) CA Gen
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (6.25%) Ansible

C
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) AMQP
2 1 (6.25%) Modbus
2 1 (6.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) XenApp
1 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) CA
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) ESRI
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix