Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 48 40
Rank change year-on-year -19 -8 +24
Contract jobs citing C 155 204 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.03% 3.84% 4.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.78% 9.75% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 115 81
South West median daily rate £455 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £331 £300 £306
90th Percentile £599 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £448 £400
% change year-on-year +6.15% +11.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 53 62
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £41.00 £41.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% -2.15% +14.95%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £21.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £47.24
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% +11.11%

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 1,992 2,093 2,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.96% 39.36% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,231 1,317 1,433
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 144 187
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -2.96% +19.01%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £22.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £52.35
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -15 42 £525 +5.00% 30
Bristol -4 33 £365 -2.67% 50
Wiltshire -3 30 £550 +57.14% 14
Dorset +1 15 £450 +16.13% 20
Devon -2 11 £281 -14.77% 10
Somerset +1 4 £499 +17.35% 11
Cornwall -6 1 - - 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 69 (44.52%) Security Cleared
2 59 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (27.10%) Software Engineering
4 40 (25.81%) DV Cleared
5 33 (21.29%) C++
6 29 (18.71%) Project Management
7 28 (18.06%) SC Cleared
8 26 (16.77%) Finance
8 26 (16.77%) Embedded C
9 25 (16.13%) Linux
10 24 (15.48%) Java
11 19 (12.26%) Information Assurance
12 17 (10.97%) Requirements Management
13 16 (10.32%) SQL
13 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
13 16 (10.32%) PRINCE2
14 15 (9.68%) Risk Management
14 15 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (9.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (8.39%) Document Management
16 13 (8.39%) Migration
16 13 (8.39%) UML
16 13 (8.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 13 (8.39%) Change Control
17 12 (7.74%) Firmware
18 11 (7.10%) Banking
18 11 (7.10%) Unit Testing
18 11 (7.10%) OO
18 11 (7.10%) Web Services

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 1 (0.65%) Apache
1 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
1 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.65%) CMS
1 1 (0.65%) Confluence
1 1 (0.65%) JBoss
1 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.29%) Simulink
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.65%) SAP MDG-S
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.87%) Ethernet
1 6 (3.87%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.58%) Intranet
3 3 (1.94%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.94%) Wireless
4 2 (1.29%) Broadband
4 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.29%) DHCP
4 2 (1.29%) DNS
4 2 (1.29%) Firewall
4 2 (1.29%) SAN
5 1 (0.65%) 4G
5 1 (0.65%) BGP
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) LAN
5 1 (0.65%) SNMP
5 1 (0.65%) VoIP
5 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) Ingres
2 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.29%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.65%) GIS
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.65%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (3.23%) GDB
2 5 (3.23%) JIRA
2 5 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.94%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.29%) Subversion
5 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Ant
6 1 (0.65%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.65%) FishEye
6 1 (0.65%) Hudson
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) PVCS
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (16.77%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Electronics
4 5 (3.23%) Military
5 4 (2.58%) Law
6 3 (1.94%) Legal
6 3 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (21.29%) Software Engineer
2 23 (14.84%) Developer
3 17 (10.97%) Embedded Engineer
4 13 (8.39%) Project Officer
5 12 (7.74%) Architect
5 12 (7.74%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 8 (5.16%) Firmware Engineer
7 8 (5.16%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.52%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (4.52%) Project Control Officer
9 6 (3.87%) Applications Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Embedded C Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Project Support Officer
9 6 (3.87%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.87%) Support Officer
10 5 (3.23%) C Software Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.10%) Web Services
2 7 (4.52%) J2EE
3 4 (2.58%) .NET
3 4 (2.58%) CSS
4 3 (1.94%) HTML
4 3 (1.94%) Spring
4 3 (1.94%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.29%) Backbone.js
5 2 (1.29%) CSS3
5 2 (1.29%) HTML5
5 2 (1.29%) jQuery
5 2 (1.29%) JSON
5 2 (1.29%) Middleware
5 2 (1.29%) Play Framework
5 2 (1.29%) Qt
5 2 (1.29%) Spring Cloud
5 2 (1.29%) STL
5 2 (1.29%) XML
6 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.16%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.58%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (1.94%) Robotics
6 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.29%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Cyber Warfare
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Fintech
7 1 (0.65%) iSeries
7 1 (0.65%) Life Science
7 1 (0.65%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.13%) Linux
2 7 (4.52%) FreeRTOS
2 7 (4.52%) Windows
3 6 (3.87%) SafeRTOS
4 4 (2.58%) Unix
5 2 (1.29%) AIX
5 2 (1.29%) CentOS
5 2 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.29%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Android
6 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.06%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.10%) Software Engineering
3 29 (18.71%) Project Management
4 19 (12.26%) Information Assurance
5 17 (10.97%) Requirements Management
6 16 (10.32%) PRINCE2
7 15 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (9.68%) Risk Management
8 14 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.39%) Change Control
9 13 (8.39%) Document Management
9 13 (8.39%) Migration
9 13 (8.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 13 (8.39%) UML
10 11 (7.10%) IT Strategy
10 11 (7.10%) OO
10 11 (7.10%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.45%) ITIL
11 10 (6.45%) Validation
12 9 (5.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.29%) C++
2 26 (16.77%) Embedded C
3 24 (15.48%) Java
4 16 (10.32%) SQL
5 11 (7.10%) C#
6 10 (6.45%) Embedded C++
7 8 (5.16%) MATLAB
8 6 (3.87%) Python
9 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.58%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) Scala
12 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.65%) Fortran
12 1 (0.65%) Go
12 1 (0.65%) Java 8
12 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.65%) Perl
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (44.52%) Security Cleared
2 40 (25.81%) DV Cleared
3 28 (18.06%) SC Cleared
4 14 (9.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.58%) Degree
5 4 (2.58%) ISEB
6 3 (1.94%) APMP
7 2 (1.29%) CCNP
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.29%) CISM
7 2 (1.29%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.65%) PhD
8 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) COBIT
2 4 (2.58%) GDPR
2 4 (2.58%) PMO
3 3 (1.94%) MISRA
3 3 (1.94%) QA
4 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.29%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.29%) ISO 15765
5 1 (0.65%) MISRA C
System Software
1 12 (7.74%) Firmware
2 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (1.29%) WSUS
2 1 (0.65%) Ansible
2 1 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.65%) Oozie
2 1 (0.65%) Opsview
2 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.58%) EMC
2 4 (2.58%) HP
3 3 (1.94%) Cisco
3 3 (1.94%) VMware
4 2 (1.29%) Centrify
4 2 (1.29%) Ivanti
4 2 (1.29%) Micro Focus
4 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.29%) Remedy
4 2 (1.29%) Sophos
4 2 (1.29%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.65%) Arqiva
5 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) Huawei
5 1 (0.65%) Reuters
5 1 (0.65%) Sencha