Period
to 18 January 2019

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 6 months to 18 January 2019 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
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 61 48
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +2
Contract jobs citing C 230 173 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.61% 3.28% 4.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.87% 8.48% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 63 98
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -7.82% +2.29%
10th Percentile £313 £264 £291
90th Percentile £580 £585 £563
England median daily rate £470 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -1.05% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 62
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £25.50 £23.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.20 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +4.79%

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 the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,592 2,039 2,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.67% 38.61% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,672 1,249 1,440
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £306 £272 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 87 162
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% -3.01%
10th Percentile £26.25 £16.75 £21.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Gloucestershire -1 94 £500 -4.76% 32
Wiltshire -10 57 £550 +22.22% 19
Bristol +4 44 £400 +45.45% 79
Somerset +8 15 £388 -26.19% 13
Devon -8 8 £370 +8.82% 13
Dorset -9 1 - - 30
C
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for C.

1 128 (55.65%) Security Cleared
2 101 (43.91%) C++
3 89 (38.70%) DV Cleared
4 83 (36.09%) Linux
5 82 (35.65%) Software Engineering
6 70 (30.43%) Python
7 62 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (22.61%) Finance
9 51 (22.17%) Java
9 51 (22.17%) SC Cleared
10 46 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (17.83%) Microsoft
12 39 (16.96%) Project Management
12 39 (16.96%) XML
13 37 (16.09%) Web Services
14 33 (14.35%) Test Automation
15 31 (13.48%) PowerShell
15 31 (13.48%) JSON
15 31 (13.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 31 (13.48%) Information Security
16 29 (12.61%) SOAP
16 29 (12.61%) Critical Thinking
17 28 (12.17%) JSP
17 28 (12.17%) DSDM
17 28 (12.17%) TOGAF
17 28 (12.17%) Enterprise Architecture
17 28 (12.17%) HMG Infosec
17 28 (12.17%) JSP 440
18 27 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (11.30%) PRINCE2

C
Co-occurring 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 8 (3.48%) JBoss
2 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
3 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.87%) nginx
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (8.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.91%) Simulink
3 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.43%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.43%) InVision
7 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.43%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Primavera
2 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.43%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) PaaS
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) Serverless
2 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.65%) Bluetooth
2 11 (4.78%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (3.04%) Software-Defined Radio
4 5 (2.17%) DNS
5 4 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.30%) Wireless
7 2 (0.87%) AMQP
7 2 (0.87%) Firewall
7 2 (0.87%) Network Security
7 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.43%) 802.15
8 1 (0.43%) DHCP
8 1 (0.43%) HTTP
8 1 (0.43%) Internet
8 1 (0.43%) Intranet
8 1 (0.43%) LAN
8 1 (0.43%) SAN
8 1 (0.43%) SSL
8 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.04%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.74%) MySQL
2 4 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.30%) Big Data
4 2 (0.87%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.87%) DataStage
4 2 (0.87%) DB2
4 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (0.87%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.87%) Redis
4 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (4.35%) Selenium
2 9 (3.91%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (3.48%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.48%) JUnit
3 8 (3.48%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (3.48%) Rational Team Concert
4 7 (3.04%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.30%) JIRA
7 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.87%) ERwin
7 2 (0.87%) gulp
7 2 (0.87%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.87%) JMeter
7 2 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.87%) Maven
7 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.87%) WATIR
7 2 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 52 (22.61%) Finance
2 20 (8.70%) Banking
3 13 (5.65%) Aerospace
4 10 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.91%) Electronics
6 5 (2.17%) Automotive
7 4 (1.74%) Retail
8 3 (1.30%) Avionics
8 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.30%) Military
9 2 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.87%) Marketing
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (16.96%) Developer
2 34 (14.78%) Architect
3 28 (12.17%) Software Engineer
4 26 (11.30%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (6.96%) Embedded Engineer
5 16 (6.96%) Test Engineer
6 15 (6.52%) Applications Architect
7 14 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (5.65%) Project Officer
9 12 (5.22%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.78%) Java Developer
11 10 (4.35%) Software Developer
12 9 (3.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 9 (3.91%) Junior
12 9 (3.91%) Project Control Officer
12 9 (3.91%) Software Test Engineer
13 8 (3.48%) C++ Software Engineer
13 8 (3.48%) Embedded Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
14 7 (3.04%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.96%) XML
2 37 (16.09%) Web Services
3 31 (13.48%) JSON
4 29 (12.61%) SOAP
5 28 (12.17%) JSP
6 12 (5.22%) REST
7 10 (4.35%) Hibernate
7 10 (4.35%) Middleware
8 9 (3.91%) J2EE
9 8 (3.48%) EJB
9 8 (3.48%) EJB 3.0
9 8 (3.48%) JAXB
9 8 (3.48%) JPA
9 8 (3.48%) JSF
9 8 (3.48%) PrimeFaces
9 8 (3.48%) XSD
9 8 (3.48%) XSLT
10 7 (3.04%) WPF
11 6 (2.61%) HTML
12 5 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.96%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (5.22%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.35%) Device Driver
5 9 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (3.04%) VHDL
8 6 (2.61%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.61%) Verilog
9 4 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.74%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.74%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.74%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.43%) BYOD
12 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 83 (36.09%) Linux
2 24 (10.43%) Windows
3 12 (5.22%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.04%) Unix
6 6 (2.61%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.74%) Android
8 4 (1.74%) CentOS
8 4 (1.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.87%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.43%) SafeRTOS
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (35.65%) Software Engineering
2 62 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (16.96%) Project Management
4 33 (14.35%) Test Automation
5 31 (13.48%) Information Security
6 29 (12.61%) Critical Thinking
7 28 (12.17%) DSDM
7 28 (12.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 28 (12.17%) TOGAF
8 27 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (11.30%) PRINCE2
10 21 (9.13%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (8.70%) Computer Science
12 19 (8.26%) Scrum
12 19 (8.26%) SDLC
13 18 (7.83%) IT Strategy
14 16 (6.96%) Information Assurance
14 16 (6.96%) Risk Management
15 15 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 101 (43.91%) C++
2 70 (30.43%) Python
3 51 (22.17%) Java
4 31 (13.48%) PowerShell
5 18 (7.83%) Embedded C
6 14 (6.09%) Ada
6 14 (6.09%) C#
7 13 (5.65%) Embedded C++
8 11 (4.78%) Go
8 11 (4.78%) SQL
9 10 (4.35%) MATLAB
10 8 (3.48%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.17%) Fortran
12 5 (2.17%) PHP
13 4 (1.74%) Java 8
14 3 (1.30%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.30%) Perl
14 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 128 (55.65%) Security Cleared
2 89 (38.70%) DV Cleared
3 51 (22.17%) SC Cleared
4 24 (10.43%) Degree
5 14 (6.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.61%) CCNA
9 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.17%) APMP
11 4 (1.74%) CCNP
11 4 (1.74%) CISSP
11 4 (1.74%) MCSA
12 3 (1.30%) CCNP Voice
13 2 (0.87%) HNC
13 2 (0.87%) HND
13 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.87%) MCSE
13 2 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 28 (12.17%) HMG Infosec
2 28 (12.17%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.61%) QA
4 5 (2.17%) DO-178B
4 5 (2.17%) PMO
5 3 (1.30%) JTAG
6 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.87%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.43%) DO-160
7 1 (0.43%) DO-254
7 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (5.65%) Docker
2 12 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.61%) vSphere
4 4 (1.74%) Firmware
4 4 (1.74%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.17%) Puppet
1 5 (2.17%) WSUS
2 4 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.74%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.43%) Salt
3 1 (0.43%) SCCM
3 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.65%) Oracle
2 13 (5.65%) VMware
3 10 (4.35%) Cisco
3 10 (4.35%) Serena
4 7 (3.04%) IBM
5 4 (1.74%) Wyse
6 3 (1.30%) Remedy
7 2 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.87%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (0.87%) Netezza
7 2 (0.87%) Teradata
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe
8 1 (0.43%) Civica
8 1 (0.43%) HP
8 1 (0.43%) MathWorks
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) Scality
8 1 (0.43%) Veeam
8 1 (0.43%) Xilinx