Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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.

C
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 51 56
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 +15
Contract jobs citing C 180 220 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.18% 3.78% 3.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.29% 9.28% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 82
South West median daily rate £375 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +2.41% +7.79%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £301
90th Percentile £613 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 43
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +0.68% +29.82%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.38 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +10.00%

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 2170 2370 2581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.33% 40.76% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1533 1720
South West median daily rate £383 £363 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -2.82% +6.57%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £494
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 140 169
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.18% +12.14%
10th Percentile £19.90 £19.90 £20.05
90th Percentile £50.10 £48.80 £54.92
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 77 £525 +17.32% 4
Bristol -2 36 £388 +6.16% 19
Wiltshire -6 27 £344 -9.54% 8
Devon +2 13 £340 +4.62%
Dorset +12 12 £475 +5.56% 6
Somerset -14 3 £400 -
C
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 88 (48.89%) Security Cleared
2 78 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (28.33%) DV Cleared
4 46 (25.56%) C++
5 43 (23.89%) Software Engineering
6 40 (22.22%) Java
6 40 (22.22%) Linux
7 34 (18.89%) SC Cleared
8 26 (14.44%) Scrum
9 25 (13.89%) Rational DOORS
10 24 (13.33%) SQL
11 20 (11.11%) Python
11 20 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (10.56%) Finance
12 19 (10.56%) Windows
12 19 (10.56%) Web Services
13 18 (10.00%) DO-178B
14 17 (9.44%) Project Management
15 16 (8.89%) ITIL
16 15 (8.33%) UML
16 15 (8.33%) Unit Testing
17 14 (7.78%) Embedded C
17 14 (7.78%) Aerospace
17 14 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (7.22%) GDB
18 13 (7.22%) Rational Rhapsody
18 13 (7.22%) Wireshark
19 12 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
19 12 (6.67%) Validation
19 12 (6.67%) Cisco

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 7 (3.89%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.56%) Marvel
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.56%) InDesign
4 1 (0.56%) InVision
4 1 (0.56%) LaTeX
4 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) Pixate
4 1 (0.56%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.56%) Primavera
2 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.22%) Wireshark
2 6 (3.33%) Firewall
2 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.78%) Wireless
4 4 (2.22%) LAN
4 4 (2.22%) Network Security
4 4 (2.22%) WAN
5 2 (1.11%) 4G
5 2 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.11%) LTE
5 2 (1.11%) PPP
5 2 (1.11%) TACACS
6 1 (0.56%) 3G
6 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.56%) Junos
6 1 (0.56%) Modbus
6 1 (0.56%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.56%) SMS
6 1 (0.56%) VLAN
6 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.00%) Ingres
2 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.22%) Big Data
3 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.56%) Semantic Layer
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 25 (13.89%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (7.22%) GDB
2 13 (7.22%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.78%) JIRA
5 4 (2.22%) JMeter
5 4 (2.22%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 4 (2.22%) Selenium
5 4 (2.22%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.67%) Subversion
7 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.56%) GoCD
8 1 (0.56%) NUnit
8 1 (0.56%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.56%) VersionOne
General
1 19 (10.56%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.33%) Banking
4 5 (2.78%) Electronics
5 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.11%) Automotive
6 2 (1.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (22.22%) Developer
2 37 (20.56%) Software Engineer
3 20 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.44%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (7.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) Analyst
7 10 (5.56%) Architect
7 10 (5.56%) C++ Developer
8 9 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.44%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.44%) Project Officer
9 8 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Project Control Officer
11 6 (3.33%) C Developer
11 6 (3.33%) Consultant
11 6 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (3.33%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Applications Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.56%) Web Services
2 12 (6.67%) J2EE
3 9 (5.00%) XML
4 7 (3.89%) .NET
4 7 (3.89%) HTML
4 7 (3.89%) JSON
4 7 (3.89%) RESTful
5 6 (3.33%) CSS
6 5 (2.78%) Play Framework
6 5 (2.78%) SOAP
7 4 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (2.22%) XSD
8 3 (1.67%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.67%) jQuery
9 2 (1.11%) Backbone.js
9 2 (1.11%) CSS3
9 2 (1.11%) HTML5
9 2 (1.11%) REST
9 2 (1.11%) Spring
9 2 (1.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (3.33%) User Experience
4 5 (2.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.11%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Life Science
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.22%) Linux
2 19 (10.56%) Windows
3 12 (6.67%) Unix
4 6 (3.33%) AIX
5 4 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.67%) Android
6 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.11%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Solaris
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.89%) Software Engineering
3 26 (14.44%) Scrum
4 20 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (9.44%) Project Management
6 16 (8.89%) ITIL
7 15 (8.33%) UML
7 15 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 12 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
8 12 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (6.67%) Validation
9 11 (6.11%) PRINCE2
10 10 (5.56%) Analytical Thinking
10 10 (5.56%) Test Automation
11 9 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
12 8 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.44%) Information Assurance
12 8 (4.44%) Risk Management
12 8 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
13 7 (3.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.56%) C++
2 40 (22.22%) Java
3 24 (13.33%) SQL
4 20 (11.11%) Python
5 14 (7.78%) Embedded C
6 11 (6.11%) C#
6 11 (6.11%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.44%) Assembly Language
8 7 (3.89%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.22%) Ada
9 4 (2.22%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.67%) Perl
10 3 (1.67%) Scala
11 1 (0.56%) Pascal
11 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 88 (48.89%) Security Cleared
2 51 (28.33%) DV Cleared
3 34 (18.89%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.33%) CCNP
7 2 (1.11%) APMP
7 2 (1.11%) CISSP
8 1 (0.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.56%) CIPD
8 1 (0.56%) CLAS
8 1 (0.56%) Degree
8 1 (0.56%) IISP
8 1 (0.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.56%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.56%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.56%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.56%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.00%) DO-178B
2 6 (3.33%) COBIT
3 4 (2.22%) QA
4 3 (1.67%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.67%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.67%) PMO
5 2 (1.11%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.56%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.56%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.56%) MISRA
6 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.78%) Firmware
1 5 (2.78%) VMware NSX
1 5 (2.78%) vSphere
2 3 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.11%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.56%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) KVM
4 1 (0.56%) LXC
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
2 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (6.67%) Cisco
1 12 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.00%) Oracle
3 6 (3.33%) VMware
4 5 (2.78%) CA Agile Central
4 5 (2.78%) Freescale
4 5 (2.78%) IBM
5 4 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.22%) Remedy
5 4 (2.22%) Wind River
6 2 (1.11%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.11%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.11%) Nokia
6 2 (1.11%) Polycom
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe
7 1 (0.56%) Apple
7 1 (0.56%) Juniper
7 1 (0.56%) Netezza
7 1 (0.56%) Rockwell
7 1 (0.56%) Xilinx