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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 59 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing C 8 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.97% 2.64% 1.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.52% 7.11% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Average daily rate
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£381 £245 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.61% -23.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £196 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £460 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
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
227 225 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.58% 37.07% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 148 91
Average daily rate £325 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £227 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 7 (43.75%) .NET
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) webMethods
3 5 (31.25%) Time Management
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) FMCG
5 3 (18.75%) RedPrairie
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) Logistics
6 2 (12.50%) Web Design
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (12.50%) Mule
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.25%) SAN

C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (6.25%) WinCC
2 1 (6.25%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) HACMP
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) SCADA
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Time Management
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Logistics
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
3 2 (12.50%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) webMethods
2 3 (18.75%) RedPrairie
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) Siemens
4 1 (6.25%) Allen-Bradley