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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
UK / Wales
Rank 46 59 50
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Contract jobs citing C 22 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.15% 2.65% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.69% 5.10% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Median daily rate £450 £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £414 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

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 286 353 295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.97% 51.99% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 234 187
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £271 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.91% -33.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Wales over the 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 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 +20 17 £450 +12.50% 8
C
UK

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 27 (52.94%) Software Engineering
4 20 (39.22%) Linux
5 17 (33.33%) UML
6 12 (23.53%) Requirements Management
6 12 (23.53%) VoIP
6 12 (23.53%) SNMP
6 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 10 (19.61%) WAN
7 10 (19.61%) Eclipse
7 10 (19.61%) GCC
7 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
8 9 (17.65%) Business Development
9 8 (15.69%) Embedded C
9 8 (15.69%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (13.73%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (13.73%) OO
10 7 (13.73%) C++
11 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
11 6 (11.76%) Windows
11 6 (11.76%) Legal
11 6 (11.76%) Marketing
11 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (11.76%) Presales
12 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
12 5 (9.80%) SQL
12 5 (9.80%) Cisco
13 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++
13 4 (7.84%) Bluetooth

C
Top Related 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 (1.96%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.96%) PowerExchange
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) SNMP
1 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
1 12 (23.53%) VoIP
2 10 (19.61%) WAN
3 4 (7.84%) Bluetooth
3 4 (7.84%) LAN
3 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 3 (5.88%) IP Telephony
4 3 (5.88%) Wireless
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Eclipse
1 10 (19.61%) GCC
1 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.88%) JMeter
2 3 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (5.88%) Selenium
2 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.88%) The Grinder
2 3 (5.88%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (11.76%) Legal
1 6 (11.76%) Marketing
1 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Military
3 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 18 (35.29%) C Software Engineer
3 14 (27.45%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 9 (17.65%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Presales Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Presales Network Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior C Software Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Telecoms Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) VoIP Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
1 3 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.96%) CESG
3 1 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.96%) iSeries
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 17 (33.33%) UML
3 12 (23.53%) Requirements Management
4 9 (17.65%) Business Development
5 8 (15.69%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (13.73%) OO
6 7 (13.73%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (11.76%) Presales
8 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.84%) Coaching
9 4 (7.84%) ITIL
9 4 (7.84%) Migration
10 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.88%) Cryptography
10 3 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Process Improvement
10 3 (5.88%) Project Governance
10 3 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) Embedded C
2 7 (13.73%) C++
3 5 (9.80%) SQL
4 4 (7.84%) Assembly Language
4 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++
5 3 (5.88%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) Groovy
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) ISEB
4 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CCNP
5 1 (1.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Firmware
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Cisco
2 3 (5.88%) Genesys
2 3 (5.88%) NICE Systems
2 3 (5.88%) Siebel
3 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.96%) Lotus
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy
4 1 (1.96%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata