The table below looks at the statistics for C skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 70 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing C 48 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.86% 1.69% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.08% 5.38% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 4
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£325 £248 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.31% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £100 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Average hourly rate £32.22 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -17.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
C
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
790 688 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.64% 31.52% 33.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 398 328
Average daily rate £338 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 28
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £37.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing C across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

C Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

C
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing C across the West Midlands region.

C Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

C
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

C Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

C
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C across the West Midlands region.

C Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

C
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing C across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

C Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

C
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire +5 7 £230 - 3
Coventry +3 7 £338 +236.65% 7
Warwickshire +2 7 £288 - 6
Birmingham -13 7 £381 +54.04% 9
Shropshire -13 5 £280 -9.96% 1
Solihull -1 1 - -
Staffordshire -6 1 - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Walsall - - - - 3
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (22.47%) Automotive
2 19 (21.35%) Software Engineering
3 17 (19.10%) Java
3 17 (19.10%) Degree
4 16 (17.98%) C++
5 14 (15.73%) .NET
5 14 (15.73%) Linux
6 13 (14.61%) Cisco
7 12 (13.48%) Cisco ICM
7 12 (13.48%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
8 11 (12.36%) UNIX
9 10 (11.24%) Windows
9 10 (11.24%) Oracle
9 10 (11.24%) Project Management
9 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
9 10 (11.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.11%) Cisco UCCE
10 9 (10.11%) Six Sigma
10 9 (10.11%) SQL
11 8 (8.99%) MS Office
11 8 (8.99%) UML
11 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
11 8 (8.99%) Requirements Engineering
11 8 (8.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 8 (8.99%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (8.99%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (6.74%) Simulink
12 6 (6.74%) webMethods

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.25%) JBoss
3 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.25%) Mule
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.12%) Lync
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) WinCC
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.12%) CICS
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Office
2 6 (6.74%) Simulink
3 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) TargetLink
5 1 (1.12%) Stateflow
5 1 (1.12%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) Cisco ICM
2 4 (4.49%) FTP
3 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.37%) DNS
3 3 (3.37%) Internet
3 3 (3.37%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.25%) ASN.1
4 2 (2.25%) LTE
4 2 (2.25%) SAN
5 1 (1.12%) Intranet
5 1 (1.12%) Network Security
5 1 (1.12%) 3G
5 1 (1.12%) MPLS
5 1 (1.12%) Firewall
5 1 (1.12%) 2G
5 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.12%) SSL
5 1 (1.12%) VPN
5 1 (1.12%) HTTP
5 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) Data Mining
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.12%) EDMS
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.12%) DB2
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (5.62%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (3.37%) JIRA
4 2 (2.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.12%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.12%) ClearQuest
General
1 20 (22.47%) Automotive
2 6 (6.74%) Finance
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.62%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Games
5 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Electronics
6 1 (1.12%) Military
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Software Engineer
2 10 (11.24%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (11.24%) Voice Engineer
2 10 (11.24%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 9 (10.11%) Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.62%) Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Consultant
7 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.37%) Software Architect
9 2 (2.25%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.25%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.25%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.25%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.25%) Service Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) .NET
2 5 (5.62%) Middleware
3 4 (4.49%) EDI
4 3 (3.37%) XML
4 3 (3.37%) J2EE
4 3 (3.37%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) JSP
5 2 (2.25%) Servlets
6 1 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.12%) VXML
6 1 (1.12%) XMPP
6 1 (1.12%) JSON
6 1 (1.12%) jQuery
6 1 (1.12%) HTML5
6 1 (1.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Mechatronics
1 6 (6.74%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (5.62%) CAN bus
2 5 (5.62%) FMCG
2 5 (5.62%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.37%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.37%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.25%) Open Source
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) HACMP
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.12%) Clustering
6 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Linux
2 11 (12.36%) UNIX
3 10 (11.24%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Tizen
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) CentOS
5 1 (1.12%) AIX
5 1 (1.12%) Solaris
5 1 (1.12%) VMS
5 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.12%) zOS
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) Software Engineering
2 12 (13.48%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 10 (11.24%) Project Management
4 9 (10.11%) Six Sigma
4 9 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.99%) UML
5 8 (8.99%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (8.99%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (6.74%) Time Management
7 5 (5.62%) ITIL
7 5 (5.62%) Logistics
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.49%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.49%) Software Architecture
9 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.37%) Change Management
9 3 (3.37%) Workflow
9 3 (3.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) Java
2 16 (17.98%) C++
3 9 (10.11%) SQL
4 6 (6.74%) Embedded C
5 5 (5.62%) MATLAB
5 5 (5.62%) VB
6 4 (4.49%) Pascal
6 4 (4.49%) C#
7 3 (3.37%) Python
8 2 (2.25%) PHP
8 2 (2.25%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.25%) VBA
9 1 (1.12%) VC++
9 1 (1.12%) COBOL
9 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.12%) Perl
9 1 (1.12%) JCL
9 1 (1.12%) PHP5
9 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Degree
2 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Firmware
3 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.12%) RACF
3 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.12%) Postfix
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (10.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Cisco
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle
3 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.74%) Avaya
4 6 (6.74%) webMethods
5 5 (5.62%) SAP
5 5 (5.62%) RedPrairie
6 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 3 (3.37%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (2.25%) Lotus
8 1 (1.12%) MathWorks
8 1 (1.12%) Perforce
8 1 (1.12%) CommVault
8 1 (1.12%) Nokia
8 1 (1.12%) Siemens
8 1 (1.12%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.12%) EMC
8 1 (1.12%) Adobe
8 1 (1.12%) Sun
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £31.44 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £28.69 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £27 - £33 per hour + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group UK
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £33 per hour + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Stafford
Real Staffing
Rate: £42 - £45 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £37 - £43 per hour + DOE
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago