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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 86 93 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing C 62 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.92% 1.31% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.01% 4.47% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 15
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £491 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 3
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.44 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.99% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £31.44 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.70 £32.68 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.55%
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
1031 738 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.85% 29.26% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 443 439
Median daily rate £362 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 27
Median hourly rate £39.60 £30.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% +48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.92 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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
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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -15 15 £330 - 1
Warwickshire +5 14 £320 -12.32% 5
Birmingham -8 8 £455 +24.65% 11
Worcestershire - 4 £338 - 2
Solihull +2 3 - - 1
Staffordshire -6 2 £220 -32.30% 4
Coventry - 2 - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for C.

1 30 (26.55%) Linux
1 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) C++
3 25 (22.12%) Windows
3 25 (22.12%) Software Engineering
4 19 (16.81%) Unix
5 17 (15.04%) Security Cleared
6 16 (14.16%) SNMP
7 15 (13.27%) Java
7 15 (13.27%) Oracle
8 14 (12.39%) Scrum
9 13 (11.50%) SQL
9 13 (11.50%) Git (software)
10 12 (10.62%) C#
10 12 (10.62%) Web Services
10 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
10 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (10.62%) Ethernet
10 12 (10.62%) Shell Script
10 12 (10.62%) JIRA
11 11 (9.73%) ETL
11 11 (9.73%) Embedded C
11 11 (9.73%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (9.73%) iptables
12 10 (8.85%) Oracle Database
12 10 (8.85%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (8.85%) Jenkins
13 9 (7.96%) VxWorks
13 9 (7.96%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (7.96%) Workflow

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.54%) Confluence
3 4 (3.54%) IIS
4 3 (2.65%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.77%) Apache
5 2 (1.77%) CMS
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.77%) TPMS
5 2 (1.77%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.88%) Documentum
6 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Simulink
2 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.77%) MS Project
3 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.65%) IaaS
3 3 (2.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) SNMP
2 12 (10.62%) Ethernet
3 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.08%) IPv4
5 4 (3.54%) Multicast
6 3 (2.65%) Network Security
7 2 (1.77%) Intranet
7 2 (1.77%) SSL
8 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (8.85%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.96%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.65%) Big Data
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.77%) MySQL
6 2 (1.77%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.77%) QlikView
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.88%) Impala
7 1 (0.88%) Ingres
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.62%) JIRA
3 10 (8.85%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.96%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (7.08%) ClearCase
5 8 (7.08%) CppUnit
6 7 (6.19%) ClearQuest
6 7 (6.19%) PVCS
7 6 (5.31%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.65%) FxCop
8 3 (2.65%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.65%) StyleCop
8 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.77%) FishEye
9 2 (1.77%) GoCD
9 2 (1.77%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.77%) Subversion
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Automotive
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Advertising
4 3 (2.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.77%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (31.86%) Developer
2 22 (19.47%) Software Engineer
3 18 (15.93%) Embedded Engineer
4 16 (14.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (8.85%) Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Embedded Developer
6 9 (7.96%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.19%) C++ Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.54%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Senior SQL Developer
10 4 (3.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) Web Services
2 8 (7.08%) Apache CXF
2 8 (7.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (7.08%) Regular Expression
3 7 (6.19%) .NET
4 4 (3.54%) JSON
4 4 (3.54%) XML
4 4 (3.54%) Yocto
5 2 (1.77%) Ajax
5 2 (1.77%) CSS
5 2 (1.77%) jQuery
5 2 (1.77%) Middleware
5 2 (1.77%) Node.js
5 2 (1.77%) REST
5 2 (1.77%) SOAP
5 2 (1.77%) WebSockets
5 2 (1.77%) XML-RPC
6 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.88%) HTML
6 1 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.42%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.54%) User Experience
5 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.65%) NHS
6 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.77%) Verilog
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) AS400
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.88%) SystemC
7 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.55%) Linux
2 25 (22.12%) Windows
3 19 (16.81%) Unix
4 9 (7.96%) VxWorks
5 8 (7.08%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.77%) AIX
7 2 (1.77%) Solaris
7 2 (1.77%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.12%) Software Engineering
3 14 (12.39%) Scrum
4 11 (9.73%) ETL
4 11 (9.73%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (7.96%) OO
5 9 (7.96%) OOP
5 9 (7.96%) UML
5 9 (7.96%) Workflow
6 8 (7.08%) CRM
7 7 (6.19%) Automated Testing
7 7 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (6.19%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (6.19%) DevOps
7 7 (6.19%) SDLC
8 6 (5.31%) Data Architecture
8 6 (5.31%) ITIL
8 6 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.42%) Project Management
9 5 (4.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) C++
2 15 (13.27%) Java
3 13 (11.50%) SQL
4 12 (10.62%) C#
4 12 (10.62%) Shell Script
5 11 (9.73%) Embedded C
6 9 (7.96%) R
7 8 (7.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.65%) Embedded C++
8 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.65%) Python
9 2 (1.77%) Lua
9 2 (1.77%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.77%) VB
10 1 (0.88%) Ingres ABF
10 1 (0.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) Sun Certification
4 5 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.65%) Degree
7 2 (1.77%) ISEB
8 1 (0.88%) MCSA
8 1 (0.88%) MCSE
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PhD
8 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PMP
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) MISRA
2 5 (4.42%) MISRA C
3 4 (3.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) iptables
2 8 (7.08%) OpenSSH
3 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Puppet
2 3 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.27%) Oracle
2 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.54%) Mercator
4 3 (2.65%) HP
4 3 (2.65%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.65%) SAP
5 2 (1.77%) Altera
5 2 (1.77%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (1.77%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.77%) EMC
5 2 (1.77%) IBM
5 2 (1.77%) Informatica
5 2 (1.77%) Pega
5 2 (1.77%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe
6 1 (0.88%) arcserve
6 1 (0.88%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.88%) Siemens
6 1 (0.88%) Splunk
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