The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 62 53 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs citing C 3 9 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 1.37% 5.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 3.85% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £374 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.37% +49.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £236 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £488 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
C
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
253 234 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.07% 35.73% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 166 123
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.27% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £25.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £175.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) ProC
5 3 (15.00%) Remedy
5 3 (15.00%) ACCA
5 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
5 3 (15.00%) Simulink
5 3 (15.00%) CIMA
5 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.00%) JBoss
6 2 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (10.00%) Windows NT
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Compaq
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Simulink
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) ProC
2 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) C Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Financial Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Project Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Project Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
1 2 (10.00%) JSP
1 2 (10.00%) Servlets
1 2 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (5.00%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Solaris
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Fund Management
1 2 (10.00%) Wealth Management
1 2 (10.00%) Signal Processing
1 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.00%) MVC
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) UML
2 1 (5.00%) OO
2 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ACCA
1 3 (15.00%) CIMA
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Compaq
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) NetApp
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Talend
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) SAP