The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14  
Contract jobs citing C 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 5.97% 8.89% 4.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.38% 18.18% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £650 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +57.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +8.97% +6.84%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 26 44 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 38.81% 48.89% 64.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 69
Median daily rate £275 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C in Cheltenham

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Cheltenham

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for C.

1 6 (66.67%) Aerospace
1 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) Embedded C
2 5 (55.56%) DO-178B
3 3 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 3 (33.33%) Wind River
3 3 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
4 2 (22.22%) Firmware
5 1 (11.11%) Altera
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Freescale
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (11.11%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Ada
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) VHDL
5 1 (11.11%) Verilog
5 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Xilinx
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (66.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Security Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
1 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (11.11%) Verilog
1 1 (11.11%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) FPGA Design
2 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Image Processing
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) User Stories
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Embedded C
2 3 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 3 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded C++
4 1 (11.11%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Wind River
2 1 (11.11%) Altera
2 1 (11.11%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (11.11%) Freescale
2 1 (11.11%) Xilinx