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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 62 51 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs citing C 2 11 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 1.65% 5.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 4.64% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Average daily rate
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£240 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £365
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
247 237 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.07% 35.53% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 170 121
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.59% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £175.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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 (40.91%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 6 (27.27%) UNIX
4 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
4 5 (22.73%) C++
4 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
4 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
5 4 (18.18%) ProC
5 4 (18.18%) Remedy
6 3 (13.64%) CIMA
6 3 (13.64%) ACCA
6 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
6 3 (13.64%) Simulink
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.64%) AIX
6 3 (13.64%) Solaris
6 3 (13.64%) Java EE
6 3 (13.64%) Banking
7 2 (9.09%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Clustering
7 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.09%) Fund Management
7 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) Simulink
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
1 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) ProC
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) C Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Project Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Java EE
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) JSP
2 2 (9.09%) Servlets
3 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.55%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) CAN bus
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) AIX
2 3 (13.64%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
3 2 (9.09%) Windows NT
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Fund Management
1 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
1 2 (9.09%) Signal Processing
1 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
2 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (4.55%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (4.55%) UML
2 1 (4.55%) OO
2 1 (4.55%) CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
2 1 (4.55%) Project Management
2 1 (4.55%) MVC
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
4 2 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ACCA
1 3 (13.64%) CIMA
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (4.55%) PhD
3 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Remedy
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Compaq
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) NetApp
4 2 (9.09%) JBoss
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Talend
5 1 (4.55%) BT
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) SAP