Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 63 53
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 +3
Contract jobs citing C 231 184 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.97% 3.35% 3.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.97% 8.91% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 74 63
South West median daily rate £410 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £270 £313
90th Percentile £581 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 58
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £26.75 £26.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%

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 2,317 2,064 2,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.79% 37.60% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,470 1,253 1,511
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.38% -6.00%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £563 £513 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 102 158
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27.13 £17.28 £21.80
90th Percentile £48.13 £53.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 +2 83 £513 +12.33% 38
Bristol -10 55 £370 -7.50% 66
Wiltshire +12 54 £475 +46.15% 26
Somerset +13 11 £401 +0.25% 16
Devon +4 9 £370 +8.82% 16
Dorset 0 4 £350 -19.54% 26
C
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 138 (59.74%) Security Cleared
2 94 (40.69%) Software Engineering
3 79 (34.20%) C++
4 72 (31.17%) SC Cleared
5 65 (28.14%) Linux
6 63 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 46 (19.91%) Embedded C
8 38 (16.45%) SDLC
9 37 (16.02%) Java
10 32 (13.85%) UML
11 30 (12.99%) Python
12 29 (12.55%) Finance
13 27 (11.69%) Web Services
14 25 (10.82%) Windows
15 24 (10.39%) Test Automation
16 22 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
16 22 (9.52%) XML
17 20 (8.66%) Microsoft
17 20 (8.66%) Embedded C++
18 19 (8.23%) Scrum
18 19 (8.23%) Project Management
18 19 (8.23%) Git (software)
19 18 (7.79%) Information Assurance
19 18 (7.79%) C#
20 17 (7.36%) J2EE
20 17 (7.36%) PRINCE2
21 16 (6.93%) Aerospace
21 16 (6.93%) Enterprise Architecture
21 16 (6.93%) Oracle

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 13 (5.63%) JBoss
2 4 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.46%) Simulink
3 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.87%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.43%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Primavera
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) GitHub
1 3 (1.30%) Office 365
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.49%) Wireshark
2 5 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (2.16%) Internet
2 5 (2.16%) Wireless
3 4 (1.73%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.73%) Firewall
3 4 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.30%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.30%) Network Security
5 2 (0.87%) DNS
5 2 (0.87%) Junos
5 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.43%) DHCP
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
6 1 (0.43%) LAN
6 1 (0.43%) Link 16
6 1 (0.43%) SAN
6 1 (0.43%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.16%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.73%) Apache Accumulo
3 4 (1.73%) MySQL
4 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.87%) DataStage
5 2 (0.87%) DB2
5 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 22 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
2 19 (8.23%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.49%) GDB
3 15 (6.49%) Rational Team Concert
4 13 (5.63%) JUnit
5 11 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
6 9 (3.90%) Selenium
7 6 (2.60%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.60%) JIRA
8 5 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.16%) JMeter
9 4 (1.73%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.73%) WATIR
10 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.87%) ERwin
10 2 (0.87%) JBehave
10 2 (0.87%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.87%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 29 (12.55%) Finance
2 16 (6.93%) Aerospace
3 10 (4.33%) Banking
4 7 (3.03%) Electronics
5 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.73%) Military
6 4 (1.73%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Avionics
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (25.11%) Software Engineer
2 50 (21.65%) Developer
3 24 (10.39%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (8.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (8.66%) Java Developer
5 19 (8.23%) Architect
6 17 (7.36%) Test Engineer
7 15 (6.49%) C Software Engineer
7 15 (6.49%) C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 10 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.90%) Project Officer
12 8 (3.46%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.46%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 7 (3.03%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (3.03%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 7 (3.03%) Embedded Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.69%) Web Services
2 22 (9.52%) XML
3 17 (7.36%) J2EE
4 14 (6.06%) REST
5 13 (5.63%) EJB
5 13 (5.63%) EJB 3.0
5 13 (5.63%) Hibernate
5 13 (5.63%) JAXB
5 13 (5.63%) JPA
5 13 (5.63%) JSF
5 13 (5.63%) PrimeFaces
5 13 (5.63%) WPF
5 13 (5.63%) XSD
5 13 (5.63%) XSLT
6 9 (3.90%) JSON
7 8 (3.46%) JSP
7 8 (3.46%) SOAP
8 7 (3.03%) HTML
9 6 (2.60%) CSS
10 5 (2.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (3.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.73%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.87%) CESG
8 2 (0.87%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.87%) Contactless
8 2 (0.87%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.43%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (28.14%) Linux
2 25 (10.82%) Windows
3 13 (5.63%) Unix
4 9 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.30%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.87%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.87%) SafeRTOS
7 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Android
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (40.69%) Software Engineering
2 63 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.45%) SDLC
4 32 (13.85%) UML
5 24 (10.39%) Test Automation
6 19 (8.23%) Project Management
6 19 (8.23%) Scrum
7 18 (7.79%) Information Assurance
8 17 (7.36%) PRINCE2
9 16 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (6.93%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (6.93%) IT Strategy
10 15 (6.49%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (6.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 15 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (6.06%) Migration
11 14 (6.06%) Scenario Testing
11 14 (6.06%) Software Testing
11 14 (6.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (34.20%) C++
2 46 (19.91%) Embedded C
3 37 (16.02%) Java
4 30 (12.99%) Python
5 20 (8.66%) Embedded C++
6 18 (7.79%) C#
7 15 (6.49%) Ada
8 11 (4.76%) MATLAB
9 10 (4.33%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.46%) JavaScript
10 8 (3.46%) SQL
11 7 (3.03%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.16%) Perl
12 5 (2.16%) PHP
12 5 (2.16%) Ruby
13 3 (1.30%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.30%) Go
14 2 (0.87%) Fortran
14 2 (0.87%) VB
15 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (59.74%) Security Cleared
2 72 (31.17%) SC Cleared
3 63 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (3.03%) Degree
5 7 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.60%) CCNA
6 6 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.16%) CCNP
8 4 (1.73%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (1.73%) CISSP
9 3 (1.30%) CEH
9 3 (1.30%) ISEB
10 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.87%) HND
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.43%) CLAS
11 1 (0.43%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.43%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (3.46%) HMG Infosec
2 8 (3.46%) JSP 440
3 7 (3.03%) QA
4 6 (2.60%) MISRA
5 5 (2.16%) DO-178B
5 5 (2.16%) MISRA C
5 5 (2.16%) PMO
6 2 (0.87%) COBIT
6 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.87%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.87%) DO-160
6 2 (0.87%) RMADS
7 1 (0.43%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.43%) DO-254
7 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.16%) Firmware
2 5 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.87%) Docker
3 2 (0.87%) vSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) vCenter Server
2 4 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.73%) Puppet
3 2 (0.87%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.43%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.93%) Oracle
3 9 (3.90%) VMware
4 7 (3.03%) Cisco
5 5 (2.16%) Freescale
5 5 (2.16%) Motorola
6 4 (1.73%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.30%) EMC
7 3 (1.30%) Mentor Graphics
7 3 (1.30%) Serena
8 2 (0.87%) IBM
8 2 (0.87%) Juniper
8 2 (0.87%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.87%) Netezza
8 2 (0.87%) Remedy
8 2 (0.87%) Teradata
9 1 (0.43%) McAfee
9 1 (0.43%) NetApp
9 1 (0.43%) SAP
9 1 (0.43%) Wyse