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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 57 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing C 8 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.04% 0.97% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.59% 3.33% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate £350 £381 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +55.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £439 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 - £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 - £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.48%
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
223 240 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.92% 28.99% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 168 152
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £28.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
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 1 May 2016.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) PHP
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Web Development
4 4 (21.05%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) CSS3
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Eloqua
5 3 (15.79%) Mason
5 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Visualforce
5 3 (15.79%) Apex Code
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 3 (15.79%) Siebel
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Migration

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) Joomla!
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) BigMachines
1 3 (15.79%) Eloqua
2 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) C Developer
2 3 (15.79%) DBA
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Perl Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Perl Web Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Change Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Change Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) CSS3
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) Mason
2 3 (15.79%) Visualforce
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) PhoneGap
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.26%) IVR
1 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
1 1 (5.26%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Web Development
3 3 (15.79%) BDD
3 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) WFM
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) Apex Code
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Siebel
4 2 (10.53%) Kronos
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
5 1 (5.26%) Splunk
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas
5 1 (5.26%) VMware