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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 53 52 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -30
Contract jobs citing C 9 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 1.47% 5.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.13% 4.62% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£240 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £239 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £488 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
218 195 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.62% 31.86% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 121 114
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) RDBMS
4 5 (21.74%) C++
4 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
4 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
5 4 (17.39%) ProC
5 4 (17.39%) Remedy
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) AIX
6 3 (13.04%) Solaris
6 3 (13.04%) CIMA
6 3 (13.04%) ACCA
6 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
6 3 (13.04%) Simulink
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
6 3 (13.04%) Java EE
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 2 (8.70%) Fund Management
7 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
7 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) Simulink
3 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) RDBMS
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) ProC
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) C Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Project Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Java EE
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) JSP
2 2 (8.70%) Servlets
3 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.35%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) CAN bus
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) AIX
2 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Fund Management
1 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
1 2 (8.70%) Signal Processing
1 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
2 1 (4.35%) High Availability
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) UML
2 1 (4.35%) OO
2 1 (4.35%) CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.35%) MVC
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) C++
2 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ACCA
1 3 (13.04%) CIMA
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (4.35%) PhD
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Remedy
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Compaq
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Siemens
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Capita
4 1 (4.35%) Talend
4 1 (4.35%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) Sun