Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 62 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +25
Contract jobs citing C 48 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.86% 2.75% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.81% 6.67% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 29
Wales median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £383
90th Percentile £488 £503 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £428
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.98% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 9
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +37.50% +185.71%
10th Percentile £12.33 £17.63 £27.83
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +7.79%

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 705 600 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 41.96% 41.24% 45.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 408 497
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +15.38%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £213
90th Percentile £576 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 23
Wales median hourly rate £22.92 £49.09 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.31% +21.20% +65.31%
10th Percentile £12.93 £17.50 £19.09
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 -3 38 £413 +4.10% 29
North Wales - 8 £325 - 1
West Wales -12 1 £465 +28.28%
C
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 25 (52.08%) Software Engineering
2 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
3 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 17 (35.42%) Linux
5 12 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 11 (22.92%) Windows
7 10 (20.83%) Degree
7 10 (20.83%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (14.58%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
10 7 (14.58%) Change Control
10 7 (14.58%) Remedy
11 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.50%) C++
11 6 (12.50%) CMDB
12 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
12 5 (10.42%) VoIP
12 5 (10.42%) SNMP
13 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 4 (8.33%) SQL
13 4 (8.33%) Python
13 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
13 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
14 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
14 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
14 3 (6.25%) UML
14 3 (6.25%) Unix

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 (2.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.42%) SNMP
2 5 (10.42%) VoIP
3 1 (2.08%) ISDN
3 1 (2.08%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) GitLab
2 2 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) Appium
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) MSTest
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 3 (6.25%) Electronics
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
1 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.08%) Avionics
2 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Software Engineer
2 23 (47.92%) Embedded Engineer
2 23 (47.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) C Software Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Embedded C Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) IT Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Data Scientist
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.17%) IT Support
8 2 (4.17%) IT Technician
8 2 (4.17%) Python Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
1 2 (4.17%) REST
1 2 (4.17%) SOAP
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) XML
1 2 (4.17%) XML Messaging
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.08%) LINQ
2 1 (2.08%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (12.50%) CMDB
3 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) Windows
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (6.25%) Unix
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) Android
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Software Engineering
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (14.58%) Change Control
4 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.25%) Decision-Making
7 3 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.25%) UML
8 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.17%) Data Engineering
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.17%) Microservices
8 2 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 6 (12.50%) C++
3 4 (8.33%) Python
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) Scala
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.08%) Kotlin
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (20.83%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.08%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (4.17%) MISRA
2 1 (2.08%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.08%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Remedy
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Avaya
3 1 (2.08%) EMC
3 1 (2.08%) Green Hills
3 1 (2.08%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle