The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
England / South West
Rank 53 31 49
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18  
Contract jobs citing C 96 163 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.70% 5.62% 3.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.23% 14.72% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 35
Median daily rate £439 £450 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 26
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £25.25 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.46 £43.70
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 the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1040 1107 1155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.05% 38.15% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 654 727
Median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 113 58
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.23 £27.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in the South West

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in the South West

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in the South West

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in the South West

C
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Gloucestershire -4 44 £500 -4.76% 8
Bristol +2 19 £350 -2.77% 18
Wiltshire -8 14 £370 -1.98% 4
Devon -12 6 £330 -26.66% 1
Somerset -4 2 £425 +33.33% 5
Dorset -11 1 - - 9
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for C.

1 133 (61.01%) Security Cleared
2 89 (40.83%) DV Cleared
3 80 (36.70%) Software Engineering
4 68 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (27.06%) C++
6 50 (22.94%) Java
7 37 (16.97%) SC Cleared
8 36 (16.51%) Linux
9 32 (14.68%) Embedded C
10 30 (13.76%) Requirements Management
10 30 (13.76%) Python
11 29 (13.30%) PRINCE2
11 29 (13.30%) Oracle
11 29 (13.30%) Project Management
12 27 (12.39%) Finance
12 27 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (11.01%) Scrum
14 23 (10.55%) Windows
14 23 (10.55%) Web Services
15 22 (10.09%) UML
16 21 (9.63%) J2EE
16 21 (9.63%) MS Excel
16 21 (9.63%) SDLC
17 20 (9.17%) Software Testing
18 19 (8.72%) C#
18 19 (8.72%) ITIL
19 18 (8.26%) JavaScript
19 18 (8.26%) Risk Management
19 18 (8.26%) Change Control
19 18 (8.26%) Information Assurance

C
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (4.13%) JBoss
2 4 (1.83%) Confluence
2 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.38%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.92%) Apache
4 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.75%) MS Office
3 5 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.83%) MS Project
5 3 (1.38%) Simulink
6 1 (0.46%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Primavera
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.67%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.46%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.67%) Bluetooth
1 8 (3.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.75%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (2.29%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.92%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.92%) NAS
4 2 (0.92%) RS-232
4 2 (0.92%) RS-485
4 2 (0.92%) SAN
4 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.46%) AMQP
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.46%) Firewall
5 1 (0.46%) FTP
5 1 (0.46%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) LAN
5 1 (0.46%) SNMP
5 1 (0.46%) SSH
5 1 (0.46%) TACACS
5 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.80%) Hadoop
2 12 (5.50%) Big Data
3 10 (4.59%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.92%) MySQL
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.46%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.46%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (4.59%) Selenium
3 9 (4.13%) Cucumber
3 9 (4.13%) JUnit
3 9 (4.13%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (2.29%) GDB
4 5 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.29%) JIRA
5 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.38%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.38%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.92%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.92%) Maven
7 2 (0.92%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.46%) Gradle
8 1 (0.46%) QUnit
8 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 27 (12.39%) Finance
2 9 (4.13%) Aerospace
3 8 (3.67%) Electronics
4 3 (1.38%) Games
5 2 (0.92%) Avionics
5 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.92%) Retail
5 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Automotive
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (23.85%) Software Engineer
2 42 (19.27%) Developer
3 32 (14.68%) Java Developer
4 27 (12.39%) Embedded Engineer
5 24 (11.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 17 (7.80%) Project Officer
7 15 (6.88%) C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) Project Support Officer
8 11 (5.05%) Support Officer
8 11 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) Analyst
9 9 (4.13%) C Software Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Requirements Engineer
12 6 (2.75%) DV Cleared Java Developer
13 5 (2.29%) Embedded C Engineer
13 5 (2.29%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.55%) Web Services
2 21 (9.63%) J2EE
3 13 (5.96%) Hibernate
4 12 (5.50%) XML
5 11 (5.05%) EJB
6 10 (4.59%) JPA
6 10 (4.59%) REST
6 10 (4.59%) XSLT
7 9 (4.13%) EJB 3.0
7 9 (4.13%) JAXB
7 9 (4.13%) JSF
7 9 (4.13%) PrimeFaces
7 9 (4.13%) XSD
8 8 (3.67%) HTML
9 7 (3.21%) CSS
10 5 (2.29%) Qt
10 5 (2.29%) RESTful
11 4 (1.83%) MFC
11 4 (1.83%) Spring
12 3 (1.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.13%) Device Driver
2 8 (3.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 5 (2.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (1.83%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.83%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.38%) VHDL
6 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.92%) CCTV
6 2 (0.92%) Digital TV
6 2 (0.92%) STB
7 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.46%) FMCG
7 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.51%) Linux
2 23 (10.55%) Windows
3 11 (5.05%) Unix
4 5 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.38%) Debian
5 3 (1.38%) Solaris
5 3 (1.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.92%) Android
6 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) CentOS
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.70%) Software Engineering
2 68 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.76%) Requirements Management
4 29 (13.30%) PRINCE2
4 29 (13.30%) Project Management
5 27 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (11.01%) Scrum
7 22 (10.09%) UML
8 21 (9.63%) SDLC
9 20 (9.17%) Software Testing
10 19 (8.72%) ITIL
11 18 (8.26%) Change Control
11 18 (8.26%) Information Assurance
11 18 (8.26%) Risk Management
12 17 (7.80%) Document Management
13 16 (7.34%) Validation
14 14 (6.42%) DevOps
14 14 (6.42%) OO
15 12 (5.50%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (5.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.06%) C++
2 50 (22.94%) Java
3 32 (14.68%) Embedded C
4 30 (13.76%) Python
5 19 (8.72%) C#
6 18 (8.26%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.80%) Embedded C++
7 17 (7.80%) Perl
8 11 (5.05%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.67%) MATLAB
10 7 (3.21%) Assembly Language
10 7 (3.21%) SQL
11 6 (2.75%) Ada
12 5 (2.29%) Ruby
13 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.92%) Lua
14 2 (0.92%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.92%) Scala
15 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (61.01%) Security Cleared
2 89 (40.83%) DV Cleared
3 37 (16.97%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.80%) Degree
4 17 (7.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (4.13%) ISEB
6 7 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.29%) CCNA
7 5 (2.29%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.83%) CCNP
9 3 (1.38%) HNC
9 3 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.92%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.92%) APMP
11 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.46%) CISA
11 1 (0.46%) CISSP
11 1 (0.46%) IIBA
11 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.21%) DO-178B
2 5 (2.29%) PMO
3 4 (1.83%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) SLA
4 3 (1.38%) MISRA
4 3 (1.38%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.92%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.92%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.46%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (4.13%) Firmware
2 8 (3.67%) vSphere
3 3 (1.38%) Docker
3 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) KVM
5 1 (0.46%) LXC
5 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) Ansible
1 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.92%) Packer
1 2 (0.92%) PowerCLI
1 2 (0.92%) Puppet
1 2 (0.92%) SELinux
1 2 (0.92%) Terraform
1 2 (0.92%) vRealize
2 1 (0.46%) Kibana
2 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (13.30%) Oracle
2 12 (5.50%) Cisco
3 11 (5.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.05%) VMware
4 5 (2.29%) IBM
5 3 (1.38%) Altera
5 3 (1.38%) EMC
5 3 (1.38%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.38%) Serena
5 3 (1.38%) Wind River
6 2 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.92%) Freescale
6 2 (0.92%) Renesas
6 2 (0.92%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.46%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.46%) Motorola
7 1 (0.46%) Nokia
7 1 (0.46%) Remedy
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