Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 39 87
Rank change year-on-year -14 +48 +1
Contract jobs citing C 29 55 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.96% 4.81% 1.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.01% 11.29% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 12
South Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +3.75% +25.00%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £333
90th Percentile £435 £458 £473
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -9.64% +3.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
South Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £55.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.64% +214.29% +26.49%
10th Percentile £35.75 £32.50 £12.27
90th Percentile £42.45 £77.50 £25.50
Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £55.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -33.64% +214.29% +26.49%

C is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 362 487 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 36.94% 42.61% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 331 493
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £252 £245 £225
90th Percentile £479 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 20
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £55.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.45% +214.29% +6.87%
10th Percentile £15.15 £19.93 £12.82
90th Percentile £39.85 £77.50 £53.76
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £19.36
% change year-on-year -65.91% +184.13% -7.16%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in South Wales

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +11 12 £350 -15.66% 1
Cardiff -18 8 £375 -9.09% 1
Caerphilly - 2 £435 -
Bridgend - 1 - -
C
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
2 17 (58.62%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) AIX
3 12 (41.38%) Unix
3 12 (41.38%) Ingres
3 12 (41.38%) RDBMS
3 12 (41.38%) OpenROAD
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Relational Database
3 12 (41.38%) Ingres ABF
4 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
4 11 (37.93%) Coaching
5 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) Project Management
7 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
8 5 (17.24%) Unified Process
8 5 (17.24%) HP
8 5 (17.24%) ISEB
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) RUP
8 5 (17.24%) Oracle
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
8 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
8 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (17.24%) VLAN
8 5 (17.24%) Test Management
8 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting

C
Co-occurring 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 12 (41.38%) OpenROAD
2 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) VLAN
2 3 (10.34%) VSAN
3 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.45%) ISDN
3 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) Ingres
1 12 (41.38%) RDBMS
1 12 (41.38%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
1 2 (6.90%) Automotive
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Romanian Language
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Software Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Ingres ABF Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Ingres Developer
3 3 (10.34%) OpenROAD Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (6.90%) IT Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) AIX
1 12 (41.38%) Unix
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Coaching
3 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
4 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
6 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
6 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.24%) RUP
6 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.24%) Test Management
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) Unified Process
7 4 (13.79%) Change Control
7 4 (13.79%) Multithreaded Programming
7 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
8 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) Ingres ABF
3 3 (10.34%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Def Stans
2 2 (6.90%) MISRA
2 2 (6.90%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (10.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Green Hills
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) BMC
5 2 (6.90%) Intel
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) Genesys