The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
Wales / South Wales
Rank 40 61 38
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23  
Contract jobs citing C 16 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.84% 1.72% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.93% 3.48% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 231 287 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 41.03% 49.31% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 198 139
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 2
Median hourly rate £37.77 £21.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.65% -33.07%  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in South Wales

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in South Wales

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in South Wales

C
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
Newport +2 4 - - 2
Cardiff +20 3 - - 6
C
Wales

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for C.

1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 28 (62.22%) SC Cleared
3 21 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 17 (37.78%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) Requirements Management
5 12 (26.67%) UML
5 12 (26.67%) VoIP
5 12 (26.67%) SNMP
5 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 10 (22.22%) WAN
6 10 (22.22%) Eclipse
6 10 (22.22%) GCC
7 9 (20.00%) Business Development
8 8 (17.78%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (13.33%) Presales
9 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (13.33%) Marketing
9 6 (13.33%) Legal
9 6 (13.33%) Windows
9 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
10 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.11%) Cisco
10 5 (11.11%) Embedded C
10 5 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (11.11%) OO
10 5 (11.11%) C++
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
11 4 (8.89%) ITIL
11 4 (8.89%) Bluetooth

C
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.22%) PowerExchange
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) SNMP
1 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 12 (26.67%) VoIP
2 10 (22.22%) WAN
3 4 (8.89%) Bluetooth
3 4 (8.89%) LAN
3 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (6.67%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 10 (22.22%) GCC
1 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.67%) JMeter
2 3 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.67%) The Grinder
2 3 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (13.33%) Legal
1 6 (13.33%) Marketing
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Military
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Software Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) C Software Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Presales Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Presales Network Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior C Software Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) VoIP Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Firmware Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) J2EE
1 3 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.22%) CESG
3 1 (2.22%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.22%) iSeries
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.67%) Requirements Management
2 12 (26.67%) UML
3 9 (20.00%) Business Development
4 8 (17.78%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (13.33%) Presales
6 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.11%) OO
6 5 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (8.89%) Coaching
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
8 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.67%) Project Governance
8 3 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) C++
1 5 (11.11%) Embedded C
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) Assembly Language
2 3 (6.67%) C#
2 3 (6.67%) Groovy
2 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++
3 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 28 (62.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Firmware
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (6.67%) Genesys
2 3 (6.67%) NICE Systems
2 3 (6.67%) Siebel
3 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.22%) Lotus
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.22%) Teradata