Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 95
Rank change year-on-year -6 +42 0
Contract jobs citing C 32 56 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.69% 3.95% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.94% 9.40% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 12
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £314
90th Percentile £437 £458 £457
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £55.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.64% +260.66% +22.79%
10th Percentile £21.19 £32.50 £12.27
90th Percentile £41.80 £77.50 £36.25
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%

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 461 596 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.80% 42.03% 48.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 402 585
Wales median daily rate £375 £414 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +18.21% -
10th Percentile £253 £269 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 25
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +161.90% +5.53%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £55.72
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -10 30 £375 -9.64% 6
West Wales - 1 £425 - 1
C
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for C.

1 22 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 18 (56.25%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) OpenROAD
3 12 (37.50%) Unix
3 12 (37.50%) AIX
3 12 (37.50%) Ingres
3 12 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 12 (37.50%) Ingres ABF
4 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
4 11 (34.38%) Coaching
5 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (21.88%) Project Management
7 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
8 6 (18.75%) RUP
8 6 (18.75%) HP
8 6 (18.75%) Windows
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (18.75%) ISEB
8 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 6 (18.75%) Unified Process
8 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (18.75%) Test Management
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Software Testing

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 12 (37.50%) OpenROAD
2 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.38%) IIS
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.13%) JBoss
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) VLAN
2 3 (9.38%) VSAN
3 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.13%) ISDN
3 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Ingres
1 12 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.13%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 3 (9.38%) Romanian Language
2 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Software Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Ingres ABF Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Ingres Developer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Support
4 3 (9.38%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (9.38%) IT Technician
4 3 (9.38%) OpenROAD Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Technician
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.13%) EJB
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) Swing
2 1 (3.13%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) AIX
1 12 (37.50%) Unix
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Coaching
3 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
4 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 6 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (18.75%) RUP
6 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.75%) Test Management
6 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) Unified Process
7 4 (12.50%) Change Control
7 4 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
7 4 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (9.38%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) Ingres ABF
3 3 (9.38%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) ISEB
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.13%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Def Stans
2 2 (6.25%) MISRA
2 2 (6.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
2 3 (9.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) HP
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Green Hills
4 3 (9.38%) BMC
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Intel
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) Genesys