Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 66 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +3
Contract jobs citing C 226 179 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.57% 3.18% 3.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.87% 8.29% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 69 79
South West median daily rate £419 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £306 £268 £263
90th Percentile £575 £613 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 53
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.11% +2.07%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £26.05
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.50 £47.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

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 2,549 2,160 2,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.32% 38.39% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,609 1,321 1,533
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -2.82%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 112 143
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +3.90% -1.91%
10th Percentile £26.25 £22.05 £20.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £49.15
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.48% +6.67% +1.35%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +1 90 £513 -2.38% 34
Wiltshire +3 59 £503 +46.18% 22
Bristol +1 45 £381 -4.69% 81
Somerset +13 14 £388 -3.13% 11
Devon -4 8 £370 +8.82% 16
Dorset -9 2 £525 +10.53% 27
C
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 132 (58.41%) Security Cleared
2 90 (39.82%) Software Engineering
3 89 (39.38%) C++
4 73 (32.30%) DV Cleared
5 69 (30.53%) Linux
5 69 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (28.32%) SC Cleared
7 46 (20.35%) Java
8 44 (19.47%) Python
9 36 (15.93%) SDLC
10 35 (15.49%) Finance
11 34 (15.04%) Web Services
12 32 (14.16%) Embedded C
13 31 (13.72%) XML
14 29 (12.83%) Microsoft
15 28 (12.39%) Test Automation
16 27 (11.95%) Windows
17 26 (11.50%) Project Management
18 24 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (9.73%) Scrum
20 19 (8.41%) Embedded C++
20 19 (8.41%) UML
20 19 (8.41%) Oracle
20 19 (8.41%) PowerShell
20 19 (8.41%) Technical Architecture
21 18 (7.96%) REST
21 18 (7.96%) J2EE
21 18 (7.96%) PRINCE2
22 17 (7.52%) Information Security
22 17 (7.52%) C#

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 15 (6.64%) JBoss
2 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.88%) CMS
3 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.54%) Simulink
3 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.33%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.44%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.44%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Primavera
2 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.33%) GitHub
1 3 (1.33%) PaaS
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (3.98%) Wireshark
3 8 (3.54%) Bluetooth
4 5 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (1.77%) Firewall
5 4 (1.77%) Software-Defined Radio
5 4 (1.77%) Wireless
6 3 (1.33%) Internet
7 2 (0.88%) DNS
7 2 (0.88%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.88%) Junos
7 2 (0.88%) Network Security
7 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.44%) DHCP
8 1 (0.44%) HTTP
8 1 (0.44%) Intranet
8 1 (0.44%) LAN
8 1 (0.44%) SAN
8 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.65%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.21%) MySQL
4 4 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.77%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.33%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (1.33%) DataStage
5 3 (1.33%) DB2
5 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.88%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (7.52%) Rational DOORS
1 17 (7.52%) Rational Team Concert
2 15 (6.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.64%) JUnit
3 9 (3.98%) GDB
3 9 (3.98%) Selenium
4 7 (3.10%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.21%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.21%) JIRA
6 4 (1.77%) JMeter
7 3 (1.33%) ERwin
7 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.33%) WATIR
8 2 (0.88%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.88%) JBehave
8 2 (0.88%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 35 (15.49%) Finance
2 14 (6.19%) Banking
3 13 (5.75%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.21%) Military
4 5 (2.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.33%) Electronics
6 2 (0.88%) Avionics
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (22.12%) Developer
2 46 (20.35%) Software Engineer
3 23 (10.18%) Embedded Engineer
4 22 (9.73%) Architect
5 21 (9.29%) Java Developer
6 19 (8.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 18 (7.96%) Test Engineer
8 15 (6.64%) Software Test Engineer
9 14 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (5.75%) C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (4.87%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 11 (4.87%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (4.87%) Software Developer
12 10 (4.42%) Applications Architect
13 9 (3.98%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 9 (3.98%) Project Officer
14 8 (3.54%) C Software Engineer
14 8 (3.54%) C# Developer
14 8 (3.54%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (3.54%) Project Control Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.04%) Web Services
2 31 (13.72%) XML
3 18 (7.96%) J2EE
3 18 (7.96%) REST
4 17 (7.52%) JSON
5 16 (7.08%) SOAP
6 15 (6.64%) EJB
6 15 (6.64%) EJB 3.0
6 15 (6.64%) Hibernate
6 15 (6.64%) JAXB
6 15 (6.64%) JPA
6 15 (6.64%) JSF
6 15 (6.64%) JSP
6 15 (6.64%) PrimeFaces
6 15 (6.64%) XSD
6 15 (6.64%) XSLT
7 11 (4.87%) WPF
8 6 (2.65%) HTML
9 5 (2.21%) CSS
10 4 (1.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.98%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (3.54%) Algorithms
3 8 (3.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.65%) Device Driver
5 5 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.33%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.33%) Verilog
6 3 (1.33%) VHDL
7 2 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.88%) Contactless
7 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.88%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.44%) BYOD
8 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.53%) Linux
2 27 (11.95%) Windows
3 11 (4.87%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (4.87%) Unix
4 10 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Android
6 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.44%) CentOS
6 1 (0.44%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.44%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (0.44%) Solaris
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (39.82%) Software Engineering
2 69 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.93%) SDLC
4 28 (12.39%) Test Automation
5 26 (11.50%) Project Management
6 22 (9.73%) Scrum
7 19 (8.41%) Technical Architecture
7 19 (8.41%) UML
8 18 (7.96%) PRINCE2
9 17 (7.52%) Information Security
10 16 (7.08%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (6.64%) Critical Thinking
11 15 (6.64%) DSDM
11 15 (6.64%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (6.64%) Software Testing
11 15 (6.64%) TOGAF
11 15 (6.64%) Workflow
12 13 (5.75%) IT Strategy
12 13 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (39.38%) C++
2 46 (20.35%) Java
3 44 (19.47%) Python
4 32 (14.16%) Embedded C
5 19 (8.41%) Embedded C++
5 19 (8.41%) PowerShell
6 17 (7.52%) C#
7 14 (6.19%) Ada
8 12 (5.31%) SQL
9 10 (4.42%) MATLAB
10 9 (3.98%) Go
11 7 (3.10%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.65%) PHP
13 4 (1.77%) Perl
14 3 (1.33%) Fortran
14 3 (1.33%) Ruby
15 2 (0.88%) Ada 95
15 2 (0.88%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (58.41%) Security Cleared
2 73 (32.30%) DV Cleared
3 64 (28.32%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.75%) Degree
5 8 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (3.10%) CCNA
7 5 (2.21%) CCNP
7 5 (2.21%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.77%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (1.77%) CISSP
9 3 (1.33%) CEH
9 3 (1.33%) ISEB
9 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.88%) HNC
10 2 (0.88%) HND
10 2 (0.88%) MCSE
11 1 (0.44%) MCSA
11 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 15 (6.64%) HMG Infosec
2 15 (6.64%) JSP 440
3 8 (3.54%) QA
4 6 (2.65%) PMO
5 5 (2.21%) DO-178B
6 3 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.33%) MISRA
6 3 (1.33%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.88%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.44%) DO-160
8 1 (0.44%) DO-254
8 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.98%) Docker
3 5 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.33%) vSphere
5 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.44%) Firmware
6 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.21%) vCenter Server
2 4 (1.77%) Puppet
3 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.88%) WSUS
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.44%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.44%) Salt
5 1 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.41%) Oracle
3 11 (4.87%) VMware
4 9 (3.98%) Serena
5 8 (3.54%) Cisco
6 4 (1.77%) Freescale
6 4 (1.77%) Motorola
7 3 (1.33%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.33%) IBM
7 3 (1.33%) Mentor Graphics
7 3 (1.33%) Netezza
7 3 (1.33%) Remedy
7 3 (1.33%) Teradata
8 2 (0.88%) EMC
8 2 (0.88%) Juniper
9 1 (0.44%) HP
9 1 (0.44%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.44%) McAfee
9 1 (0.44%) NetApp
9 1 (0.44%) Veritas