Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 64 47
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17 +3
Contract jobs citing C 201 170 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.75% 3.07% 4.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.55% 8.10% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 90 84
South West median daily rate £408 £385 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.84% -14.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £313
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 60
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +9.74%
10th Percentile £26.75 £31.25 £22.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £77.50 £47.40
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%

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 2,104 2,100 2,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.27% 37.91% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,300 1,285 1,392
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 120 181
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +2.98% +13.51%
10th Percentile £26.75 £31.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.17
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +10.67% +7.14%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +5 65 £500 +5.26% 40
Bristol +5 58 £368 -5.77% 52
Wiltshire +11 43 £400 +23.08% 11
Somerset +17 10 £473 +14.55% 15
Devon +13 6 £390 +18.18% 11
Dorset -3 5 £450 +3.45% 13
C
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 107 (53.23%) Security Cleared
2 85 (42.29%) Software Engineering
3 65 (32.34%) C++
4 64 (31.84%) SC Cleared
5 58 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (23.88%) Linux
7 45 (22.39%) Embedded C
8 37 (18.41%) UML
9 36 (17.91%) DV Cleared
10 26 (12.94%) SDLC
11 25 (12.44%) Java
12 23 (11.44%) Embedded C++
12 23 (11.44%) Rational DOORS
13 19 (9.45%) Project Management
14 18 (8.96%) Wireshark
15 17 (8.46%) Web Services
15 17 (8.46%) GDB
15 17 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (8.46%) Information Assurance
16 16 (7.96%) Git (software)
16 16 (7.96%) Finance
17 15 (7.46%) Migration
17 15 (7.46%) OO
17 15 (7.46%) C#
17 15 (7.46%) Test Automation
17 15 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (6.97%) Windows
18 14 (6.97%) Ada
18 14 (6.97%) MATLAB
19 13 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management

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 9 (4.48%) JBoss
2 4 (1.99%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.00%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.99%) Simulink
3 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.00%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.50%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) GitHub
1 3 (1.49%) Office 365
2 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.96%) Wireshark
2 8 (3.98%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.49%) Firewall
3 5 (2.49%) Internet
4 4 (1.99%) Intranet
5 3 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.49%) Wireless
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.00%) Junos
6 2 (1.00%) Network Security
7 1 (0.50%) BGP
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.50%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.50%) Link 16
7 1 (0.50%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.50%) RS-232
7 1 (0.50%) Skype
7 1 (0.50%) Tactical Data Link
7 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.49%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.49%) MySQL
4 2 (1.00%) DataStage
4 2 (1.00%) DB2
4 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.00%) Ingres
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.50%) GIS
5 1 (0.50%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 23 (11.44%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (8.46%) GDB
3 16 (7.96%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.47%) Rational Rhapsody
5 10 (4.98%) Rational Team Concert
6 9 (4.48%) JUnit
7 7 (3.48%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.99%) JIRA
9 4 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.99%) JMeter
9 4 (1.99%) Selenium
9 4 (1.99%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.49%) WATIR
11 2 (1.00%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.00%) ERwin
11 2 (1.00%) JBehave
11 2 (1.00%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.00%) NetBeans
11 2 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 16 (7.96%) Finance
2 11 (5.47%) Aerospace
3 8 (3.98%) Electronics
4 6 (2.99%) Military
5 5 (2.49%) Banking
5 5 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Avionics
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (31.84%) Software Engineer
2 36 (17.91%) Developer
3 26 (12.94%) Embedded Engineer
4 22 (10.95%) C++ Software Engineer
5 21 (10.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 16 (7.96%) Java Developer
7 15 (7.46%) Test Engineer
8 14 (6.97%) C Software Engineer
9 12 (5.97%) Embedded C Engineer
10 10 (4.98%) Architect
10 10 (4.98%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (4.48%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 8 (3.98%) Project Officer
13 7 (3.48%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 7 (3.48%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.46%) Web Services
2 13 (6.47%) J2EE
3 9 (4.48%) Hibernate
3 9 (4.48%) REST
4 8 (3.98%) EJB
4 8 (3.98%) EJB 3.0
4 8 (3.98%) JAXB
4 8 (3.98%) JPA
4 8 (3.98%) JSF
4 8 (3.98%) PrimeFaces
4 8 (3.98%) XML
4 8 (3.98%) XSD
4 8 (3.98%) XSLT
5 6 (2.99%) CSS
5 6 (2.99%) WPF
6 5 (2.49%) HTML
7 4 (1.99%) CSS3
7 4 (1.99%) HTML5
7 4 (1.99%) STL
8 3 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.98%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (4.48%) Algorithms
2 9 (4.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.49%) Robotics
7 2 (1.00%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.00%) Contactless
7 2 (1.00%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.50%) CESG
8 1 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.50%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.50%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.88%) Linux
2 14 (6.97%) Windows
3 10 (4.98%) Unix
4 7 (3.48%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (2.99%) FreeRTOS
5 6 (2.99%) SafeRTOS
6 4 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.49%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.50%) Android
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (42.29%) Software Engineering
2 58 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (18.41%) UML
4 26 (12.94%) SDLC
5 19 (9.45%) Project Management
6 17 (8.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (8.46%) Information Assurance
7 15 (7.46%) Migration
7 15 (7.46%) OO
7 15 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (7.46%) Test Automation
8 13 (6.47%) OOD
8 13 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.47%) Validation
9 12 (5.97%) Requirements Management
9 12 (5.97%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (5.97%) Scrum
9 12 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (5.47%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.98%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (32.34%) C++
2 45 (22.39%) Embedded C
3 25 (12.44%) Java
4 23 (11.44%) Embedded C++
5 15 (7.46%) C#
6 14 (6.97%) Ada
6 14 (6.97%) MATLAB
7 13 (6.47%) Python
8 8 (3.98%) SQL
9 7 (3.48%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.48%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.99%) PHP
11 5 (2.49%) Ruby
12 4 (1.99%) Perl
13 2 (1.00%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.50%) Fortran
14 1 (0.50%) Go
14 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 107 (53.23%) Security Cleared
2 64 (31.84%) SC Cleared
3 36 (17.91%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.99%) Degree
5 6 (2.99%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.49%) ISEB
7 4 (1.99%) CCNP
7 4 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.49%) CISSP
9 2 (1.00%) CCNA
9 2 (1.00%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (1.00%) CEH
10 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.50%) CLAS
10 1 (0.50%) IISP
10 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.99%) MISRA
2 5 (2.49%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.99%) QA
4 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.49%) DO-178B
5 2 (1.00%) COBIT
5 2 (1.00%) Def Stans
5 2 (1.00%) GDPR
5 2 (1.00%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.00%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.50%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.50%) DO-160
6 1 (0.50%) DO-254
6 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
6 1 (0.50%) RMADS
6 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Firmware
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.50%) Docker
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.49%) Puppet
2 2 (1.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.50%) Oozie
3 1 (0.50%) Opsview
3 1 (0.50%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (4.98%) Oracle
2 5 (2.49%) Cisco
2 5 (2.49%) Freescale
2 5 (2.49%) Motorola
3 4 (1.99%) EMC
3 4 (1.99%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (1.49%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (1.49%) VMware
5 2 (1.00%) IBM
5 2 (1.00%) Juniper
5 2 (1.00%) Netezza
5 2 (1.00%) Teradata
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe
6 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Google
6 1 (0.50%) HP
6 1 (0.50%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.50%) Remedy
6 1 (0.50%) SAP