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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 94 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing C 30 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.86% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.53% 6.25% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 16
Average daily rate £255 £323 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £388 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.44 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.27% +14.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+19.42% +1.44%
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
850 656 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.77% 29.70% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 382 430
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 27
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.69 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £16.85 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 2016.

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -2 10 £260 -35.00% 7
Warwickshire +4 7 £250 -4.76% 3
Solihull -12 4 £325 +1.56% 1
Shropshire -18 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £375 - 2
Worcestershire +2 1 - - 7
Coventry -5 1 £425 +25.92% 5
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (34.72%) C++
2 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.83%) HTML
3 15 (20.83%) Unix
3 15 (20.83%) Windows
4 14 (19.44%) CSS
4 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
5 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (16.67%) C#
6 12 (16.67%) SQL
7 11 (15.28%) Project Management
7 11 (15.28%) Oracle
7 11 (15.28%) Java
8 9 (12.50%) HTML5
8 9 (12.50%) CSS3
9 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 8 (11.11%) Migration
9 8 (11.11%) VB
9 8 (11.11%) Linux
10 7 (9.72%) ActionScript
10 7 (9.72%) Change Management
10 7 (9.72%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (9.72%) Software Architecture
10 7 (9.72%) TypeScript
11 6 (8.33%) High Availability
11 6 (8.33%) Automotive
11 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.33%) N-Tier
11 6 (8.33%) SOA
11 6 (8.33%) Microsoft

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (4.17%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Office
1 5 (6.94%) Simulink
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.56%) Stateflow
2 4 (5.56%) TargetLink
3 3 (4.17%) AutoCAD
3 3 (4.17%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Teamcenter
2 3 (4.17%) BigMachines
2 3 (4.17%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) SaaS
2 3 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.56%) BGP
2 4 (5.56%) DHCP
2 4 (5.56%) Ethernet
2 4 (5.56%) Internet
2 4 (5.56%) L2TP
2 4 (5.56%) MPLS
2 4 (5.56%) OSPF
2 4 (5.56%) VPLS
2 4 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (4.17%) ATM
3 3 (4.17%) GPRS
3 3 (4.17%) LAN
3 3 (4.17%) SDH
3 3 (4.17%) SONET
3 3 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (4.17%) VLAN
3 3 (4.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.78%) FlexRay
5 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Pentaho
2 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.39%) Redis
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) JIRA
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.39%) CaliberRM
3 1 (1.39%) CANoe
3 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.39%) ProC
3 1 (1.39%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.39%) Subversion
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.33%) Automotive
2 4 (5.56%) Electronics
2 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.56%) Retail
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.78%) Billing
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Developer
2 12 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 12 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) HTML Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) C Developer
6 4 (5.56%) DBA
6 4 (5.56%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Pentaho Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) HTML
2 14 (19.44%) CSS
3 9 (12.50%) CSS3
3 9 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (5.56%) jQuery
4 4 (5.56%) Web Services
5 3 (4.17%) .NET
5 3 (4.17%) DHTML
5 3 (4.17%) Itk
5 3 (4.17%) Mason
5 3 (4.17%) Visualforce
5 3 (4.17%) XML
5 3 (4.17%) XSL
5 3 (4.17%) XSLT
6 2 (2.78%) Middleware
7 1 (1.39%) JDBC
7 1 (1.39%) Lucene
7 1 (1.39%) Memcached
7 1 (1.39%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.17%) CAN bus
2 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.17%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.17%) Handset
2 3 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.78%) AS400
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.39%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.39%) IVR
4 1 (1.39%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.39%) Streaming Music
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Unix
1 15 (20.83%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.17%) Android
4 3 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
5 1 (1.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
2 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.28%) Project Management
4 8 (11.11%) Migration
5 7 (9.72%) Change Management
5 7 (9.72%) Software Architecture
6 6 (8.33%) High Availability
6 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.56%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.56%) Database Tuning
8 4 (5.56%) Front End Development
8 4 (5.56%) ITIL
8 4 (5.56%) PLM
8 4 (5.56%) Web Development
8 4 (5.56%) Workflow
9 3 (4.17%) TDD
9 3 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) C++
2 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.67%) C#
3 12 (16.67%) SQL
4 11 (15.28%) Java
5 8 (11.11%) VB
6 7 (9.72%) ActionScript
6 7 (9.72%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.94%) MATLAB
8 4 (5.56%) Embedded C
8 4 (5.56%) Perl
8 4 (5.56%) PHP
9 3 (4.17%) Apex Code
9 3 (4.17%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.17%) Tcl
9 3 (4.17%) XPath
10 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.39%) Ruby
11 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) CCNP
3 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.56%) CCIE
4 4 (5.56%) JNCIA
4 4 (5.56%) JNCIE
4 4 (5.56%) JNCIP
4 4 (5.56%) JNCIS
5 3 (4.17%) CISSP
6 2 (2.78%) APMP
6 2 (2.78%) CISMP
6 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.39%) CISM
7 1 (1.39%) CSSLP
7 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) MISRA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO26262
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (1.39%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.39%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle
2 7 (9.72%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) Juniper
4 4 (5.56%) MathWorks
5 3 (4.17%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) Informatica
5 3 (4.17%) Siebel
5 3 (4.17%) webMethods
6 2 (2.78%) arcserve
6 2 (2.78%) Kronos
6 2 (2.78%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (1.39%) Avaya
7 1 (1.39%) EMC
7 1 (1.39%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.39%) NEC
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 25 days ago