The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
South West / Dorset
Rank 20 9 16
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7  
Contract jobs citing C 1 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.06% 8.73% 5.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.38% 24.69% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £600 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +182.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 42 81 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 44.68% 35.37% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 43
Median daily rate £325 £438 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +43.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Dorset

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Dorset

C
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +4 1 - - 3
C
South West

C
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Dorset region with a requirement for C.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) HOOD
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development

C
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) HOOD
1 1 (33.33%) Signal Processing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware