Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 11 December 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 60 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 +40
Contract jobs citing C 53 37 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.05% 3.03% 4.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.85% 7.89% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 29
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £538 £438 £440
UK median daily rate £461 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.38% -33.64% +260.66%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +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 Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 774 469 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 44.48% 38.38% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 314 422
Wales median daily rate £415 £375 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -9.37% +18.21%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £281
90th Percentile £575 £538 £574
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £21.47 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -60.96% +161.90%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.57 £20.15
90th Percentile £37.00 £47.13 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.23
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.98% +4.60%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for C in Wales

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Wales

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Wales over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Wales

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Wales

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Wales over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Wales

C
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Wales region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
South Wales -12 42 £400 +6.67% 16
North Wales - 6 £325 -
West Wales +5 5 £500 +26.98% 3
C
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for C.

1 27 (50.94%) Security Cleared
2 25 (47.17%) SC Cleared
3 24 (45.28%) Software Engineering
4 15 (28.30%) Linux
5 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 12 (22.64%) C++
7 10 (18.87%) VoIP
7 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
7 10 (18.87%) Embedded C
8 9 (16.98%) SNMP
9 8 (15.09%) Unix
9 8 (15.09%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (13.21%) Finance
10 7 (13.21%) Windows
10 7 (13.21%) UML
10 7 (13.21%) Oracle
10 7 (13.21%) IBM
11 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
11 6 (11.32%) Embedded C++
11 6 (11.32%) CA
11 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
11 6 (11.32%) PL/SQL
11 6 (11.32%) AIX
11 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (11.32%) Korn
11 6 (11.32%) Degree
11 6 (11.32%) CA Gen
12 5 (9.43%) Change Control
12 5 (9.43%) Git (software)

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (1.89%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.89%) Confluence
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.89%) SAS
1 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
1 10 (18.87%) VoIP
2 9 (16.98%) SNMP
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) IPsec
3 2 (3.77%) Network Security
4 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.89%) ISDN
4 1 (1.89%) Junos
4 1 (1.89%) Skype
4 1 (1.89%) Tactical Data Link
4 1 (1.89%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) CA Gen
2 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.55%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.66%) GCC
5 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.89%) Chocolatey
6 1 (1.89%) GitLab
6 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) MSTest
6 1 (1.89%) NUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Electronics
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.89%) Avionics
4 1 (1.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Software Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Embedded Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) CA Gen Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) IT Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.77%) C++ Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Embedded C++ Developer
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) POSIX
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) XML
2 2 (3.77%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.89%) LINQ
3 1 (1.89%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (9.43%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (7.55%) CMDB
4 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) Unix
3 7 (13.21%) Windows
4 6 (11.32%) AIX
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Software Engineering
2 7 (13.21%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (13.21%) UML
3 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.43%) Change Control
4 5 (9.43%) Requirements Management
5 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.55%) OO
5 4 (7.55%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.66%) DevOps
6 3 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.66%) ITIL
6 3 (5.66%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.66%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.66%) Scrum
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) C++
3 10 (18.87%) Embedded C
4 6 (11.32%) Embedded C++
4 6 (11.32%) Korn
4 6 (11.32%) PL/SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.55%) C#
6 2 (3.77%) Java
7 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.89%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (50.94%) Security Cleared
2 25 (47.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) CCNP
5 1 (1.89%) CLAS
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (3.77%) MISRA
2 1 (1.89%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.89%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) IBM
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) CA
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) Remedy
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 3 (5.66%) SAP
5 2 (3.77%) Juniper
6 1 (1.89%) Avaya
6 1 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.89%) Polycom
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) Xamarin