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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 75 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing C 41 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 1.79% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.69% 5.30% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
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£313 £306 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.29% -4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £190 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £28.75 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.88 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +1.56%
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
720 736 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.41% 33.72% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 418 322
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 24
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.03% +4.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.38 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £36.35 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 5 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
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 5 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 +3 7 £230 - 12
Warwickshire -3 7 £263 - 16
Coventry +2 6 £345 +245.00% 11
Birmingham -7 5 £413 +37.50% 15
Shropshire -11 3 £280 -12.90% 2
Solihull -1 1 - - 3
Walsall - - - - 3
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 4
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 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 19 (22.09%) Automotive
2 17 (19.77%) Degree
3 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
3 16 (18.60%) Java
3 16 (18.60%) Linux
4 14 (16.28%) Oracle
5 13 (15.12%) .NET
6 12 (13.95%) C++
6 12 (13.95%) Cisco
7 11 (12.79%) SQL
7 11 (12.79%) UNIX
7 11 (12.79%) Windows
7 11 (12.79%) Cisco ICM
7 11 (12.79%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
8 10 (11.63%) Six Sigma
9 9 (10.47%) UML
9 9 (10.47%) MS Office
9 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
9 9 (10.47%) Requirements Engineering
9 9 (10.47%) Rational Rhapsody
9 9 (10.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 9 (10.47%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (9.30%) Cisco UCCE
10 8 (9.30%) Project Management
11 7 (8.14%) Finance
11 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.14%) Embedded Software Development
11 7 (8.14%) Mechatronics
11 7 (8.14%) Retail

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.65%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.49%) JBoss
4 2 (2.33%) Mule
4 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.16%) CICS
5 1 (1.16%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.16%) Lync
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.16%) WinCC
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Office
2 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.49%) Simulink
4 2 (2.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.16%) Stateflow
5 1 (1.16%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.16%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) Cisco ICM
2 4 (4.65%) FTP
3 3 (3.49%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.49%) DNS
3 3 (3.49%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.33%) LTE
4 2 (2.33%) ASN.1
4 2 (2.33%) SAN
5 1 (1.16%) 3G
5 1 (1.16%) MPLS
5 1 (1.16%) Intranet
5 1 (1.16%) 2G
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) SSL
5 1 (1.16%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) DHCP
5 1 (1.16%) VPN
5 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.16%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.16%) DB2
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (5.81%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.16%) Subversion
4 1 (1.16%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (22.09%) Automotive
2 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Retail
3 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) Military
6 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.16%) Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Local Government
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Software Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Voice Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (9.30%) Developer
3 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Architect
6 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (3.49%) Consultant
7 3 (3.49%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Designer
8 2 (2.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.33%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.33%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) EDI
2 4 (4.65%) Middleware
3 3 (3.49%) JSP
3 3 (3.49%) J2EE
4 2 (2.33%) HTML
4 2 (2.33%) Servlets
4 2 (2.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) VXML
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.16%) CSS
5 1 (1.16%) XMPP
5 1 (1.16%) jQuery
5 1 (1.16%) CSS3
5 1 (1.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Mechatronics
2 6 (6.98%) CAN bus
2 6 (6.98%) FMCG
3 5 (5.81%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.65%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.49%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.16%) HACMP
6 1 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.16%) SCADA
6 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.16%) Derivative
6 1 (1.16%) Statistics
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.60%) Linux
2 11 (12.79%) UNIX
2 11 (12.79%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Android
3 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.16%) zOS
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) VMS
4 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.16%) Fedora
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Software Engineering
2 11 (12.79%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 10 (11.63%) Six Sigma
4 9 (10.47%) UML
4 9 (10.47%) Requirements Engineering
5 8 (9.30%) Project Management
6 7 (8.14%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.98%) Logistics
7 6 (6.98%) Time Management
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.65%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.65%) Migration
9 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.49%) Validation
9 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.49%) ITIL
9 3 (3.49%) Change Control
10 2 (2.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) Java
2 12 (13.95%) C++
3 11 (12.79%) SQL
4 5 (5.81%) VB
5 4 (4.65%) Embedded C
5 4 (4.65%) Pascal
6 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.49%) MATLAB
6 3 (3.49%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
7 2 (2.33%) VBA
7 2 (2.33%) C#
8 1 (1.16%) JCL
8 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.16%) COBOL
8 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Degree
2 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) RACF
2 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) vSphere
2 1 (1.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (9.30%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) Oracle
2 12 (13.95%) Cisco
3 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.98%) RedPrairie
4 6 (6.98%) Avaya
4 6 (6.98%) webMethods
5 5 (5.81%) SAP
6 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Lotus
8 1 (1.16%) MathWorks
8 1 (1.16%) Perforce
8 1 (1.16%) Adobe
8 1 (1.16%) CommVault
8 1 (1.16%) Nokia
8 1 (1.16%) Siemens
8 1 (1.16%) IBM
8 1 (1.16%) HP
8 1 (1.16%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.16%) Google
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