The first table below looks at the demand for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 45 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing C 13 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.13% 1.96% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.80% 5.78% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate £245 £321 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.73% -32.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Average hourly rate £30.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 173 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.78% 33.86% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 91 123
Average daily rate £313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.40% +111.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
C
West Midlands

C
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

C
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the Birmingham region.

C Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

C
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

C Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

C
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

C Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C.

1 10 (40.00%) UNIX
2 9 (36.00%) C++
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle
3 8 (32.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) RDBMS
3 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (28.00%) ProC
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (12.00%) AIX
6 3 (12.00%) Solaris
6 3 (12.00%) Retail
6 3 (12.00%) Java EE
7 2 (8.00%) Billing
7 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.00%) ERP
7 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 2 (8.00%) MS Office
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
8 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (4.00%) BT

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing C also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) 3G
1 1 (4.00%) 2G
1 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) RDBMS
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
1 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) ProC
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Automotive
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) C Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) JSP
2 1 (4.00%) Servlets
2 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) EPoS
1 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.00%) AIX
2 3 (12.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) CRM
2 2 (8.00%) ERP
2 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) Document Management
3 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (4.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (4.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.00%) High Availability
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C++
2 8 (32.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Sun
3 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.00%) Siemens
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) BT
3 1 (4.00%) Capita
3 1 (4.00%) Huawei
3 1 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) IBM