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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 49 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing C 7 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 2.05% 4.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.79% 5.97% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £427 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.21% +42.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £231 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.34%
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
146 201 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.66% 34.42% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 119 82
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.40 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 29 January 2015, 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 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 6 (46.15%) Retail
4 5 (38.46%) Logistics
4 5 (38.46%) Time Management
4 5 (38.46%) FMCG
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) webMethods
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) RedPrairie
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) Firewall
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) Automotive
7 1 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (7.69%) Fedora
7 1 (7.69%) Information Security
7 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) CICS
1 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
2 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) JSP
2 1 (7.69%) Servlets
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) FMCG
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.69%) SCADA
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) HACMP
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Fedora
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (7.69%) zOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Logistics
1 5 (38.46%) Time Management
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Information Security
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) COBOL
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Postfix
1 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) webMethods
1 5 (38.46%) RedPrairie
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) CommVault
3 1 (7.69%) Siemens
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.69%) Allen-Bradley
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