Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 45 50
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +16
Contract jobs citing C 169 226 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.21% 4.23% 3.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.29% 10.21% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 95 64
South West median daily rate £413 £448 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +2.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £287
90th Percentile £583 £563 £562
England median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 63 53
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £23.25 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £44.25
England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +14.29%

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 2,038 2,213 2,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.73% 41.45% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,261 1,419 1,587
South West median daily rate £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £270 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 161 161
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £39.50 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.27% -5.50% +19.43%
10th Percentile £22.20 £21.93 £26.25
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 72 £525 +5.00% 30
Bristol -9 25 £275 -25.17% 53
Wiltshire -4 22 £450 +20.00% 14
Dorset +9 17 £450 +28.57% 20
Devon +7 14 £340 +36.00% 9
Somerset -6 4 £525 - 8
Cornwall - 1 - - 4
C
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 79 (46.75%) Security Cleared
2 74 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (30.77%) DV Cleared
4 46 (27.22%) C++
5 42 (24.85%) Software Engineering
6 39 (23.08%) Java
7 38 (22.49%) Linux
8 25 (14.79%) SC Cleared
9 24 (14.20%) Finance
10 23 (13.61%) SQL
11 21 (12.43%) Scrum
12 19 (11.24%) Embedded C
12 19 (11.24%) Project Management
13 18 (10.65%) Web Services
13 18 (10.65%) Rational DOORS
14 17 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (9.47%) Windows
16 15 (8.88%) UML
16 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (8.28%) Python
17 14 (8.28%) ITIL
17 14 (8.28%) PRINCE2
17 14 (8.28%) Unit Testing
18 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
18 13 (7.69%) C#
19 12 (7.10%) Ingres
19 12 (7.10%) J2EE
19 12 (7.10%) Aerospace
19 12 (7.10%) Risk Management
19 12 (7.10%) Requirements Analysis

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 5 (2.96%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.78%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.59%) CMS
4 1 (0.59%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Marvel
Applications
1 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.59%) InDesign
4 1 (0.59%) InVision
4 1 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) Pixate
4 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.59%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.59%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) Wireshark
2 7 (4.14%) Wireless
3 6 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.37%) Firewall
4 4 (2.37%) LAN
4 4 (2.37%) Network Security
4 4 (2.37%) WAN
5 2 (1.18%) 4G
5 2 (1.18%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.18%) Broadband
5 2 (1.18%) LTE
6 1 (0.59%) DHCP
6 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.59%) GSM
6 1 (0.59%) ISDN
6 1 (0.59%) Junos
6 1 (0.59%) Modbus
6 1 (0.59%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.59%) SMS
6 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) Ingres
2 7 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.37%) Big Data
4 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.78%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.59%) Semantic Layer
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (5.92%) GDB
2 10 (5.92%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (3.55%) JIRA
4 5 (2.96%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.37%) Subversion
6 3 (1.78%) JMeter
6 3 (1.78%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.78%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.78%) Selenium
6 3 (1.78%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.59%) PVCS
8 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.59%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.59%) VersionOne
General
1 24 (14.20%) Finance
2 12 (7.10%) Aerospace
3 8 (4.73%) Banking
4 7 (4.14%) Electronics
5 5 (2.96%) Law
6 3 (1.78%) Legal
6 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.18%) Military
7 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Automotive
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (22.49%) Developer
2 36 (21.30%) Software Engineer
3 19 (11.24%) Java Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Embedded Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) Analyst
7 10 (5.92%) Project Control Officer
7 10 (5.92%) Project Officer
8 9 (5.33%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.33%) C++ Developer
8 9 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.73%) Architect
10 7 (4.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Applications Developer
11 6 (3.55%) C Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Applications Support
12 5 (2.96%) Firmware Engineer
13 4 (2.37%) C/C++ Developer
13 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared Project Manager
13 4 (2.37%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.65%) Web Services
2 12 (7.10%) J2EE
3 10 (5.92%) .NET
4 7 (4.14%) XML
5 6 (3.55%) CSS
5 6 (3.55%) HTML
5 6 (3.55%) JSON
6 5 (2.96%) RESTful
7 4 (2.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (2.37%) Play Framework
8 3 (1.78%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.78%) SOAP
8 3 (1.78%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.78%) XSD
9 2 (1.18%) Backbone.js
9 2 (1.18%) CSS3
9 2 (1.18%) HTML5
9 2 (1.18%) jQuery
9 2 (1.18%) MFC
9 2 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.96%) Data Structures
2 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.96%) User Experience
3 4 (2.37%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.78%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.18%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.59%) iSeries
6 1 (0.59%) Life Science
6 1 (0.59%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.59%) PMI
6 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.49%) Linux
2 16 (9.47%) Windows
3 9 (5.33%) Unix
4 5 (2.96%) AIX
5 4 (2.37%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.78%) Android
7 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) CentOS
7 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.18%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.59%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.85%) Software Engineering
3 21 (12.43%) Scrum
4 19 (11.24%) Project Management
5 17 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.88%) UML
7 14 (8.28%) ITIL
7 14 (8.28%) PRINCE2
7 14 (8.28%) Unit Testing
8 12 (7.10%) Embedded Software Development
8 12 (7.10%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (7.10%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.92%) Change Control
10 10 (5.92%) Document Management
10 10 (5.92%) Information Assurance
10 10 (5.92%) Requirements Management
10 10 (5.92%) Validation
11 8 (4.73%) Analytical Thinking
12 7 (4.14%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.22%) C++
2 39 (23.08%) Java
3 23 (13.61%) SQL
4 19 (11.24%) Embedded C
5 14 (8.28%) Python
6 13 (7.69%) C#
7 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.73%) Assembly Language
9 5 (2.96%) Embedded C++
9 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.37%) Ada
10 4 (2.37%) Perl
11 3 (1.78%) PHP
12 2 (1.18%) Scala
13 1 (0.59%) Fortran
13 1 (0.59%) Pascal
13 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 79 (46.75%) Security Cleared
2 52 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 25 (14.79%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.78%) APMP
6 3 (1.78%) CCNP
6 3 (1.78%) CISSP
7 2 (1.18%) CISM
7 2 (1.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.59%) CIPD
8 1 (0.59%) Degree
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.37%) COBIT
2 4 (2.37%) PMO
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) GDPR
3 2 (1.18%) MISRA
4 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (4.73%) Firmware
2 4 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) KVM
4 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Ansible
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.59%) Puppet
1 1 (0.59%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.55%) Oracle
3 5 (2.96%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (2.96%) Cisco
3 5 (2.96%) Freescale
3 5 (2.96%) Red Hat
3 5 (2.96%) Remedy
4 4 (2.37%) IBM
4 4 (2.37%) VMware
4 4 (2.37%) Wind River
5 3 (1.78%) HP
6 2 (1.18%) Ivanti
6 2 (1.18%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.18%) Polycom
6 2 (1.18%) Sophos
6 2 (1.18%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.59%) Apple
7 1 (0.59%) EMC
7 1 (0.59%) Juniper
7 1 (0.59%) Reuters