Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 63 64
Rank change year-on-year +24 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing C 269 233 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 5.29% 3.72% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.37% 9.25% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 86 72
Median daily rate £456 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £388 £319 £314
90th Percentile £575 £588 £599
England median daily rate £468 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 40
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.88% -6.10%
10th Percentile £32.85 £38.10 £26.25
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.00 £43.88
England median hourly rate £46.75 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% +7.14% +1.20%

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 2,012 2,518 2,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.57% 40.23% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,320 1,624 1,238
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £281
90th Percentile £600 £600 £563
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 115 78
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +13.92% -1.25%
10th Percentile £25.88 £35.03 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing C as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing C in the South West.

Daily rate trend for C in the South West

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing C in the South West over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for C in the South West

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing C in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for C in the South West

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing C in the South West over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +4 123 £500 +8.11% 31
Wiltshire +41 82 £425 -22.73% 14
Bristol +18 43 £450 +12.50% 44
Somerset -5 10 £475 +22.58% 25
Devon -11 2 - - 11
Dorset -6 1 - - 10
C
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 137 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
1 137 (50.93%) Software Engineering
2 125 (46.47%) C++
3 106 (39.41%) Linux
4 91 (33.83%) Security Cleared
5 88 (32.71%) Python
6 69 (25.65%) Scrum
7 59 (21.93%) DV Cleared
8 54 (20.07%) JIRA
9 48 (17.84%) UML
10 45 (16.73%) SC Cleared
10 45 (16.73%) Git (software)
10 45 (16.73%) Confluence
11 44 (16.36%) Atlassian
12 35 (13.01%) Test Automation
13 34 (12.64%) Embedded C
14 33 (12.27%) Google
14 33 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (10.78%) Degree
16 28 (10.41%) TDD
16 28 (10.41%) Finance
16 28 (10.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (10.04%) Mentoring
17 27 (10.04%) Java
18 26 (9.67%) Unix
18 26 (9.67%) Embedded C++
19 24 (8.92%) Windows
20 23 (8.55%) FreeRTOS
21 22 (8.18%) GoogleTest
22 21 (7.81%) Military

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 45 (16.73%) Confluence
2 13 (4.83%) Apache Spark
3 11 (4.09%) Apache
4 9 (3.35%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.12%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.37%) Gunicorn
9 1 (0.37%) JBoss
9 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.35%) Simulink
2 7 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.74%) Inkscape
4 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) CATIA
5 1 (0.37%) PlantUML
Business Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.60%) AWS
1 7 (2.60%) Azure
2 5 (1.86%) GitHub
2 5 (1.86%) Office 365
3 4 (1.49%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.74%) AWS Fargate
4 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.74%) GCP
4 2 (0.74%) IaaS
4 2 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) Force.com
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.43%) DNS
2 13 (4.83%) Internet
3 11 (4.09%) Wireshark
4 10 (3.72%) RS-232
4 10 (3.72%) RS-485
5 9 (3.35%) Network Security
6 7 (2.60%) IPv6
7 5 (1.86%) DHCP
7 5 (1.86%) Firewall
7 5 (1.86%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.12%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.12%) IPsec
9 3 (1.12%) VPN
10 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.74%) SNMP
10 2 (0.74%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.37%) OFDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.69%) Big Data
1 18 (6.69%) Hadoop
2 11 (4.09%) Apache Hive
2 11 (4.09%) HBase
3 4 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.12%) MySQL
4 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.74%) GIS
6 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (20.07%) JIRA
2 45 (16.73%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (8.18%) GoogleTest
5 19 (7.06%) Jenkins
6 18 (6.69%) Rational Rhapsody
7 17 (6.32%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (4.09%) IBM UrbanCode
8 11 (4.09%) Maven
8 11 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.23%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.12%) GDB
11 2 (0.74%) git-flow
11 2 (0.74%) GitLab
11 2 (0.74%) Gradle
11 2 (0.74%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.74%) TestRail
12 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
General
1 28 (10.41%) Finance
2 21 (7.81%) Military
3 15 (5.58%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.46%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.60%) Legal
6 6 (2.23%) Publishing
7 5 (1.86%) Law
7 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.49%) Automotive
8 4 (1.49%) Banking
8 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.12%) Electronics
9 3 (1.12%) Marketing
9 3 (1.12%) Retail
10 2 (0.74%) Avionics
10 2 (0.74%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 105 (39.03%) Software Engineer
2 71 (26.39%) Embedded Engineer
3 54 (20.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 42 (15.61%) C++ Software Engineer
5 32 (11.90%) C Software Engineer
6 30 (11.15%) Test Engineer
7 26 (9.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 26 (9.67%) Developer
8 21 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (5.58%) Python Engineer
9 15 (5.58%) Software Developer
10 13 (4.83%) Embedded C Engineer
11 12 (4.46%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 12 (4.46%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.09%) Big Data Engineer
12 11 (4.09%) Data Engineer
12 11 (4.09%) Java Developer
13 9 (3.35%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 9 (3.35%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 9 (3.35%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.32%) Gherkin
2 13 (4.83%) Kafka
3 10 (3.72%) Yocto
4 8 (2.97%) Node.js
5 7 (2.60%) Middleware
6 4 (1.49%) .NET
6 4 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.49%) React
7 3 (1.12%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.12%) REST
7 3 (1.12%) Spring
7 3 (1.12%) Vue.js
8 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.74%) GraphQL
8 2 (0.74%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.37%) Django
9 1 (0.37%) EJB
9 1 (0.37%) OpenCV
9 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (7.43%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.23%) TMS320
4 5 (1.86%) Device Driver
4 5 (1.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.74%) ASIC
6 2 (0.74%) PKI
6 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.74%) VHDL
6 2 (0.74%) Wiki
7 1 (0.37%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.37%) Life Science
7 1 (0.37%) Verilog
7 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 106 (39.41%) Linux
2 26 (9.67%) Unix
3 24 (8.92%) Windows
4 23 (8.55%) FreeRTOS
5 19 (7.06%) ThreadX
6 4 (1.49%) CentOS
7 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.12%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.74%) Android
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) Solaris
9 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Fedora
9 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.37%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
1 137 (50.93%) Software Engineering
2 69 (25.65%) Scrum
3 48 (17.84%) UML
4 35 (13.01%) Test Automation
5 33 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (10.41%) TDD
7 27 (10.04%) Mentoring
8 20 (7.43%) Systems Engineering
9 19 (7.06%) Analytics
9 19 (7.06%) DevOps
9 19 (7.06%) Waterfall
10 18 (6.69%) BDD
10 18 (6.69%) Computer Science
10 18 (6.69%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (6.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 18 (6.69%) User Stories
11 16 (5.95%) Configuration Management
11 16 (5.95%) Information Assurance
11 16 (5.95%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (46.47%) C++
2 88 (32.71%) Python
3 34 (12.64%) Embedded C
4 27 (10.04%) Java
5 26 (9.67%) Embedded C++
6 18 (6.69%) Bash Shell
6 18 (6.69%) MATLAB
7 15 (5.58%) SQL
8 13 (4.83%) C#
9 9 (3.35%) Scala
10 6 (2.23%) Korn
11 5 (1.86%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.49%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.12%) Ada
13 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.74%) Fortran
14 2 (0.74%) PHP
14 2 (0.74%) Ruby
15 1 (0.37%) Perl
15 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (33.83%) Security Cleared
2 59 (21.93%) DV Cleared
3 45 (16.73%) SC Cleared
4 29 (10.78%) Degree
5 18 (6.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (3.72%) CISSP
6 10 (3.72%) SSCP
7 7 (2.60%) APMP
7 7 (2.60%) CISM
8 6 (2.23%) CCNA
8 6 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.86%) MCSE
10 3 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.12%) GIAC
10 3 (1.12%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.12%) SANS
11 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.46%) MISRA
2 10 (3.72%) MISRA C
3 7 (2.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.49%) DO-254
6 3 (1.12%) GDPR
6 3 (1.12%) JTAG
6 3 (1.12%) QA
6 3 (1.12%) RMADS
7 2 (0.74%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (4.09%) HDFS
2 10 (3.72%) Docker
3 6 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.49%) Snort
4 4 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.12%) Firmware
6 2 (0.74%) vSphere
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) Samba
7 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (4.09%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (1.49%) Ansible
2 4 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (1.49%) OSSEC
3 3 (1.12%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Nagios
5 1 (0.37%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (16.36%) Atlassian
2 33 (12.27%) Google
3 10 (3.72%) Apple
3 10 (3.72%) Hortonworks
4 9 (3.35%) IBM
5 7 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.23%) SAP
7 5 (1.86%) MathWorks
8 4 (1.49%) Green Hills
8 4 (1.49%) Intel
8 4 (1.49%) Wind River
9 3 (1.12%) HP
9 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.74%) Adobe
10 2 (0.74%) Altera
10 2 (0.74%) EMC
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle
10 2 (0.74%) VMware
10 2 (0.74%) Xilinx
11 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds