Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 58 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4 -23
Contract jobs citing C 310 174 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.13% 3.44% 3.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.41% 8.94% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 76 94
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £321 £325 £273
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 47 44
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95% +5.61%
10th Percentile £37.94 £26.55 £27.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £77.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2,497 1,947 2,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 41.32% 38.51% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,583 1,194 1,259
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £276 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £520
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 93 129
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +2.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.75 £30.65
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% - +7.79%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +9 148 £450 -10.00% 16
Wiltshire -1 66 £450 -1.10% 9
Bristol -7 50 £500 +34.68% 21
Dorset +15 17 £238 -40.63% 10
Devon +1 13 £425 +8.97% 1
Somerset -5 4 £388 -17.99% 7
C
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 148 (47.74%) Security Cleared
2 139 (44.84%) Software Engineering
3 125 (40.32%) C++
4 108 (34.84%) DV Cleared
5 106 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (31.29%) Linux
7 59 (19.03%) SC Cleared
8 55 (17.74%) Python
9 54 (17.42%) Java
10 49 (15.81%) UML
11 41 (13.23%) Finance
11 41 (13.23%) Rational DOORS
12 37 (11.94%) Degree
13 33 (10.65%) Rational Rhapsody
13 33 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (10.65%) Unix
14 31 (10.00%) DevOps
14 31 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (9.68%) Information Assurance
15 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
15 30 (9.68%) Embedded C
16 29 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (9.03%) Aerospace
18 27 (8.71%) Windows
18 27 (8.71%) Oracle
19 26 (8.39%) Configuration Management
20 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
20 25 (8.06%) Risk Management
20 25 (8.06%) Computer Science
21 24 (7.74%) TDD

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 20 (6.45%) JBoss
2 8 (2.58%) Confluence
3 7 (2.26%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.65%) Camunda
6 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (2.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.26%) Inkscape
4 5 (1.61%) Simulink
5 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.97%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.65%) Primavera
1 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.32%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.32%) Minerva
2 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.26%) IaaS
2 7 (2.26%) Office 365
2 7 (2.26%) OpenShift
2 7 (2.26%) PaaS
3 6 (1.94%) Azure Stack
4 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.65%) npm
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.16%) Wireshark
2 13 (4.19%) DNS
3 12 (3.87%) Ethernet
4 11 (3.55%) SAN
4 11 (3.55%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.90%) WAN
6 8 (2.58%) Firewall
6 8 (2.58%) LAN
7 6 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.61%) Bluetooth
8 5 (1.61%) Internet
9 4 (1.29%) 3G
9 4 (1.29%) 4G
9 4 (1.29%) 5G
9 4 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.29%) LTE
9 4 (1.29%) Wireless
10 3 (0.97%) DHCP
10 3 (0.97%) Network Security
11 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.52%) Hadoop
2 11 (3.55%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.29%) Big Data
4 4 (1.29%) MySQL
5 3 (0.97%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.32%) Mixpanel
7 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (13.23%) Rational DOORS
2 33 (10.65%) Rational Rhapsody
3 19 (6.13%) JIRA
4 14 (4.52%) Git (software)
5 13 (4.19%) Cucumber
5 13 (4.19%) Rational Team Concert
6 10 (3.23%) GDB
7 9 (2.90%) LoadRunner
8 8 (2.58%) Selenium
9 7 (2.26%) HP UFT
9 7 (2.26%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.61%) JMeter
11 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.97%) Maven
12 3 (0.97%) Polyspace
12 3 (0.97%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.97%) Subversion
12 3 (0.97%) VectorCAST
12 3 (0.97%) WATIR
General
1 41 (13.23%) Finance
2 28 (9.03%) Aerospace
3 18 (5.81%) Electronics
4 14 (4.52%) Avionics
5 11 (3.55%) Publishing
6 10 (3.23%) Automotive
6 10 (3.23%) Law
6 10 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.94%) Banking
8 4 (1.29%) Legal
9 3 (0.97%) Local Government
9 3 (0.97%) Military
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
10 2 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (31.29%) Software Engineer
2 49 (15.81%) Embedded Engineer
3 41 (13.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 31 (10.00%) Developer
5 27 (8.71%) C++ Software Engineer
6 25 (8.06%) Architect
7 24 (7.74%) Analyst
8 16 (5.16%) Project Officer
8 16 (5.16%) Test Engineer
9 15 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.55%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.55%) Software Developer
12 9 (2.90%) Consultant
12 9 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
12 9 (2.90%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.58%) C Software Engineer
13 8 (2.58%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 7 (2.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 7 (2.26%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.52%) Hibernate
2 13 (4.19%) Spring
3 12 (3.87%) EJB
3 12 (3.87%) Node.js
3 12 (3.87%) Web Services
3 12 (3.87%) XML
4 11 (3.55%) AngularJS
4 11 (3.55%) Middleware
4 11 (3.55%) React
5 8 (2.58%) Apache Flex
5 8 (2.58%) J2EE
5 8 (2.58%) JSON
5 8 (2.58%) SOAP
6 6 (1.94%) HTML
6 6 (1.94%) JSP
7 5 (1.61%) CSS
7 5 (1.61%) Java EE
8 4 (1.29%) OpenCL
8 4 (1.29%) XSD
8 4 (1.29%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.16%) TMS320
3 15 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.55%) VHDL
5 9 (2.90%) Device Driver
6 8 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.26%) Replication
8 5 (1.61%) ASIC
8 5 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.61%) PKI
9 3 (0.97%) Analogue Electronics
9 3 (0.97%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.32%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 97 (31.29%) Linux
2 33 (10.65%) Unix
3 27 (8.71%) Windows
4 14 (4.52%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (3.23%) CentOS
6 7 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.26%) Solaris
7 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.61%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.97%) FreeRTOS
9 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.65%) AIX
10 2 (0.65%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (44.84%) Software Engineering
2 106 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (15.81%) UML
4 33 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (10.00%) DevOps
5 31 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (9.68%) Information Assurance
7 26 (8.39%) Configuration Management
8 25 (8.06%) Computer Science
8 25 (8.06%) Risk Management
9 24 (7.74%) TDD
10 22 (7.10%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (6.77%) OO
12 20 (6.45%) Decision-Making
12 20 (6.45%) Scrum
12 20 (6.45%) Software Testing
13 19 (6.13%) PRINCE2
13 19 (6.13%) Requirements Analysis
14 18 (5.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 125 (40.32%) C++
2 55 (17.74%) Python
3 54 (17.42%) Java
4 30 (9.68%) Embedded C
5 19 (6.13%) C#
5 19 (6.13%) Embedded C++
5 19 (6.13%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.48%) SQL
7 16 (5.16%) Ruby
8 15 (4.84%) Ada
9 13 (4.19%) Java 8
10 11 (3.55%) Assembly Language
11 10 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.58%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.58%) VB
14 7 (2.26%) PHP
15 6 (1.94%) Perl
16 5 (1.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 148 (47.74%) Security Cleared
2 108 (34.84%) DV Cleared
3 59 (19.03%) SC Cleared
4 37 (11.94%) Degree
5 17 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (4.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.90%) CISSP
9 8 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (2.58%) ISTQB
10 7 (2.26%) MCP
10 7 (2.26%) OCP
10 7 (2.26%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (2.26%) SAP Certification
11 6 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.94%) CREST Certified
12 5 (1.61%) CCNA
12 5 (1.61%) CEH
12 5 (1.61%) CISM
13 4 (1.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.48%) DO-178B
2 13 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.19%) MISRA
3 11 (3.55%) MISRA C
4 9 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 8 (2.58%) JSP 440
6 6 (1.94%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (1.61%) IEC 61508
7 5 (1.61%) PMO
8 4 (1.29%) QA
8 4 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.97%) NCSC
10 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.65%) SLA
11 1 (0.32%) DO-254
11 1 (0.32%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.32%) JTAG
11 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 21 (6.77%) Docker
2 16 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.90%) Firmware
3 9 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.97%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.97%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (6.13%) Ansible
2 13 (4.19%) Puppet
3 9 (2.90%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.26%) HP ALM
4 7 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.94%) vRealize
5 6 (1.94%) WSUS
6 4 (1.29%) QRadar
7 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.65%) Nessus
9 1 (0.32%) Kibana
9 1 (0.32%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.71%) Oracle
3 22 (7.10%) Cisco
4 20 (6.45%) Atlassian
5 16 (5.16%) IBM
6 11 (3.55%) HP
6 11 (3.55%) SAP
6 11 (3.55%) VMware
7 10 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.58%) CA Agile Central
9 7 (2.26%) Adobe
9 7 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.94%) Micro Focus
11 5 (1.61%) Freescale
11 5 (1.61%) Wind River
12 4 (1.29%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.29%) FireEye
12 4 (1.29%) Serena
13 3 (0.97%) Remedy
13 3 (0.97%) Wyse