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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 35 69
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34  
Contract jobs citing C 17 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.73% 3.77% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.73% 8.50% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Median daily rate £421 £408 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% -9.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £600 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +6.79% +10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.33% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 220 247 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 35.37% 44.34% 46.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 165 272
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Median hourly rate £36.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.39% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £10.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £14.55 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -7 17 £421 +3.37% 2
C
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 27 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 20 (51.28%) Security Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Linux
5 10 (25.64%) Coaching
6 9 (23.08%) UML
7 8 (20.51%) Unix
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 8 (20.51%) Ingres
7 8 (20.51%) RDBMS
7 8 (20.51%) OpenROAD
7 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.51%) AIX
7 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (20.51%) Ingres ABF
7 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
8 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
8 7 (17.95%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (17.95%) OO
8 7 (17.95%) C++
9 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
9 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
10 5 (12.82%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
11 4 (10.26%) Bluetooth
11 4 (10.26%) VoIP
11 4 (10.26%) WAN
11 4 (10.26%) SNMP
11 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP

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 8 (20.51%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Bluetooth
1 4 (10.26%) SNMP
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.26%) VoIP
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Ingres
1 8 (20.51%) RDBMS
1 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
1 4 (10.26%) GCC
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Legal
1 4 (10.26%) Marketing
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Software Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) C Software Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Presales Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Presales Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) VoIP Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
2 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) CPLD
3 1 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) AIX
2 8 (20.51%) Unix
3 5 (12.82%) Windows
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 10 (25.64%) Coaching
3 9 (23.08%) UML
4 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.95%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.95%) OO
6 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (10.26%) Business Development
8 4 (10.26%) Change Control
8 4 (10.26%) Device Driver Development
8 4 (10.26%) Multithreaded Programming
8 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
8 4 (10.26%) Presales
8 4 (10.26%) Requirements Management
9 3 (7.69%) Cryptography
10 2 (5.13%) OOD
11 1 (2.56%) ITIL
11 1 (2.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Ingres ABF
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) C++
3 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
4 3 (7.69%) Assembly Language
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++
5 2 (5.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Security Cleared
2 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) MISRA
2 1 (2.56%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Green Hills
1 4 (10.26%) Intel
2 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) EMC
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy