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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 47 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing C 12 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.87% 1.29% 4.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.59% 3.40% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £488 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £351 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+9.71% -5.83%
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
182 235 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.30% 37.96% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 143 80
Average daily rate £331 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.40 £27.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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
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 18 December 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) Retail
3 6 (40.00%) UNIX
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Time Management
4 5 (33.33%) FMCG
4 5 (33.33%) RedPrairie
4 5 (33.33%) Logistics
4 5 (33.33%) webMethods
4 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 1 (6.67%) Automotive
7 1 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
7 1 (6.67%) Fedora
7 1 (6.67%) Information Security
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
7 1 (6.67%) SCADA
7 1 (6.67%) SCCM
7 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (6.67%) CIMA
7 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) CICS
1 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (6.67%) Servlets
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (6.67%) SCADA
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) HACMP
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) Fedora
4 1 (6.67%) zOS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Time Management
1 5 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CIMA
1 1 (6.67%) ACCA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) RedPrairie
1 5 (33.33%) webMethods
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) CommVault
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Allen-Bradley