Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 52 72
Rank change year-on-year +20 +20 -26
Contract jobs citing C 312 240 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.64% 3.74% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.90% 9.28% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 97 68
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £387 £323 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
England median daily rate £455 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +1.11% -5.26% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 35
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.88% +2.67%
10th Percentile £32.85 £26.25 £24.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.00 £44.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £44.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +7.34% +5.36% +2.44%

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 2,244 2,585 1,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 40.57% 40.29% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,476 1,654 1,244
South West median daily rate £450 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £588 £588 £552
England median daily rate £488 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 114 82
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23.08 £28.85 £22.53
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.68
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +4 125 £500 +4.17% 46
Wiltshire +38 101 £425 -22.73% 14
Bristol +30 58 £525 +31.25% 80
Somerset +1 13 £506 +30.65% 14
Dorset 0 2 £500 +81.82% 10
Devon -12 2 - - 13
C
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 178 (57.05%) Software Engineering
2 167 (53.53%) C++
3 152 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (43.91%) Linux
5 105 (33.65%) Security Cleared
6 96 (30.77%) Python
7 79 (25.32%) Scrum
8 74 (23.72%) UML
9 64 (20.51%) SC Cleared
10 59 (18.91%) DV Cleared
11 54 (17.31%) JIRA
12 51 (16.35%) Git (software)
13 45 (14.42%) Embedded C
14 44 (14.10%) Confluence
15 43 (13.78%) Atlassian
16 38 (12.18%) Test Automation
16 38 (12.18%) Google
16 38 (12.18%) FreeRTOS
17 35 (11.22%) Embedded C++
18 34 (10.90%) Unix
18 34 (10.90%) TDD
18 34 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (10.58%) Java
20 31 (9.94%) ThreadX
21 29 (9.29%) Windows
22 28 (8.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 27 (8.65%) Degree
24 26 (8.33%) DevOps
24 26 (8.33%) Mentoring
25 24 (7.69%) Cybersecurity

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 44 (14.10%) Confluence
2 13 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.53%) Apache
4 9 (2.88%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.28%) JBoss
6 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.32%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (3.21%) Simulink
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.96%) PlantUML
4 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.64%) Inkscape
4 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.21%) AWS
2 9 (2.88%) Azure
3 6 (1.92%) Office 365
4 5 (1.60%) GitHub
5 3 (0.96%) GCP
5 3 (0.96%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.64%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.64%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.32%) Force.com
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Slack
7 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.37%) DNS
2 18 (5.77%) Internet
3 13 (4.17%) Wireshark
4 10 (3.21%) RS-232
4 10 (3.21%) RS-485
5 9 (2.88%) Network Security
6 8 (2.56%) IPv6
7 7 (2.24%) Firewall
7 7 (2.24%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.92%) DHCP
9 4 (1.28%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.28%) Intranet
9 4 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.28%) SNMP
10 3 (0.96%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.96%) VPN
10 3 (0.96%) Wireless
10 3 (0.96%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.64%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.41%) Hadoop
2 16 (5.13%) Big Data
3 11 (3.53%) Apache Hive
3 11 (3.53%) HBase
4 7 (2.24%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.60%) MySQL
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.64%) GIS
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 54 (17.31%) JIRA
2 51 (16.35%) Git (software)
3 28 (8.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (7.05%) GoogleTest
4 22 (7.05%) Rational Rhapsody
5 21 (6.73%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (6.41%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.53%) IBM UrbanCode
7 11 (3.53%) Maven
7 11 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.92%) GDB
9 4 (1.28%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.28%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.28%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (0.96%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.64%) git-flow
11 2 (0.64%) GitLab
11 2 (0.64%) Gradle
11 2 (0.64%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (7.69%) Finance
2 22 (7.05%) Military
3 14 (4.49%) Aerospace
4 13 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.21%) Law
6 6 (1.92%) Banking
6 6 (1.92%) Legal
7 5 (1.60%) Automotive
7 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.28%) Back Office
8 4 (1.28%) Billing
8 4 (1.28%) Electronics
8 4 (1.28%) Publishing
9 3 (0.96%) Avionics
9 3 (0.96%) Retail
10 2 (0.64%) Marketing
10 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 139 (44.55%) Software Engineer
2 84 (26.92%) Embedded Engineer
3 68 (21.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 61 (19.55%) C++ Software Engineer
5 46 (14.74%) C Software Engineer
6 36 (11.54%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 33 (10.58%) Developer
8 29 (9.29%) Test Engineer
9 21 (6.73%) Embedded C Engineer
9 21 (6.73%) Systems Engineer
10 20 (6.41%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 18 (5.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 18 (5.77%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 18 (5.77%) Software Developer
12 16 (5.13%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 16 (5.13%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 16 (5.13%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 14 (4.49%) Python Engineer
14 11 (3.53%) Big Data Engineer
14 11 (3.53%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.77%) Gherkin
2 13 (4.17%) Kafka
3 12 (3.85%) Node.js
4 8 (2.56%) Middleware
4 8 (2.56%) React
5 7 (2.24%) .NET
5 7 (2.24%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.24%) Spring
5 7 (2.24%) Yocto
6 5 (1.60%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.28%) EJB
7 4 (1.28%) REST
8 3 (0.96%) OpenGL
8 3 (0.96%) Vue.js
9 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.64%) Django
9 2 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.64%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.64%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (6.41%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (1.92%) Device Driver
5 4 (1.28%) ASIC
5 4 (1.28%) TMS320
5 4 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.96%) VHDL
7 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.64%) CAN bus
7 2 (0.64%) Wiki
8 1 (0.32%) CESG
8 1 (0.32%) CPLD
8 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.32%) PKI
8 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 137 (43.91%) Linux
2 38 (12.18%) FreeRTOS
3 34 (10.90%) Unix
4 31 (9.94%) ThreadX
5 29 (9.29%) Windows
6 7 (2.24%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.96%) CentOS
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.64%) Android
8 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.64%) Solaris
9 1 (0.32%) Fedora
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (57.05%) Software Engineering
2 152 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (25.32%) Scrum
4 74 (23.72%) UML
5 38 (12.18%) Test Automation
6 34 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (10.90%) TDD
7 26 (8.33%) DevOps
7 26 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 24 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (7.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 23 (7.37%) OO
10 20 (6.41%) BDD
10 20 (6.41%) Information Security
10 20 (6.41%) Validation
11 19 (6.09%) Analytics
11 19 (6.09%) Computer Science
11 19 (6.09%) Regression Testing
11 19 (6.09%) Systems Engineering
12 18 (5.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 167 (53.53%) C++
2 96 (30.77%) Python
3 45 (14.42%) Embedded C
4 35 (11.22%) Embedded C++
5 33 (10.58%) Java
6 21 (6.73%) Bash Shell
7 20 (6.41%) MATLAB
7 20 (6.41%) SQL
8 18 (5.77%) C#
9 9 (2.88%) Scala
10 7 (2.24%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.92%) Korn
12 5 (1.60%) Assembly Language
12 5 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.60%) Ruby
13 4 (1.28%) Java 8
14 2 (0.64%) PHP
14 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.64%) Tcl
14 2 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (33.65%) Security Cleared
2 64 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 59 (18.91%) DV Cleared
4 27 (8.65%) Degree
5 19 (6.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.56%) CISSP
7 7 (2.24%) SSCP
8 6 (1.92%) APMP
9 5 (1.60%) CCNA
9 5 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.60%) CISM
9 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.96%) GIAC
10 3 (0.96%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (0.96%) MCSE
10 3 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.96%) SANS
11 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.17%) MISRA
2 8 (2.56%) MISRA C
3 5 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.28%) JTAG
4 4 (1.28%) QA
5 3 (0.96%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.96%) DO-254
5 3 (0.96%) GDPR
5 3 (0.96%) RMADS
6 2 (0.64%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.49%) Docker
2 11 (3.53%) HDFS
3 6 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.28%) Firmware
4 4 (1.28%) Snort
4 4 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.28%) vSphere
5 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.96%) XenApp
5 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.32%) NFS
6 1 (0.32%) Samba
6 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (3.53%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (2.24%) Ansible
3 4 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (1.28%) OSSEC
4 3 (0.96%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.96%) Puppet
5 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.32%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.32%) QRadar
6 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (13.78%) Atlassian
2 38 (12.18%) Google
3 14 (4.49%) Apple
4 12 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.21%) Hortonworks
6 7 (2.24%) IBM
6 7 (2.24%) Oracle
7 5 (1.60%) Intel
7 5 (1.60%) SAP
7 5 (1.60%) VMware
8 3 (0.96%) Altera
8 3 (0.96%) Citrix
8 3 (0.96%) Green Hills
8 3 (0.96%) HP
8 3 (0.96%) Ivanti
8 3 (0.96%) MathWorks
8 3 (0.96%) Sony
8 3 (0.96%) Wind River
8 3 (0.96%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.64%) Adobe