The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 85 70 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -30
Contract jobs citing C 33 33 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.66% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.53% 5.10% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £229 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Average hourly rate £23.46 £24.74 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -23.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £12.30 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.29 £35.95 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
729 647 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.76% 32.50% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 353 388
Average daily rate £325 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.50 £37.64 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
C
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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
Birmingham -2 11 £243 -24.21% 15
Warwickshire -4 4 £358 -10.62% 3
Worcestershire -6 3 £450 - 1
Coventry -14 2 - - 6
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 4
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 18 (23.08%) Windows
2 16 (20.51%) Java
2 16 (20.51%) Finance
3 15 (19.23%) UNIX
4 11 (14.10%) C++
4 11 (14.10%) Oracle
4 11 (14.10%) Automotive
4 11 (14.10%) Software Engineering
4 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.82%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.82%) Embedded C
6 9 (11.54%) RDBMS
6 9 (11.54%) Degree
6 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
6 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
7 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
7 8 (10.26%) Windows XP
7 8 (10.26%) SAP
8 6 (7.69%) UML
8 6 (7.69%) MATLAB
8 6 (7.69%) Simulink
8 6 (7.69%) Migration
9 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
9 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
9 5 (6.41%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (6.41%) CAN bus
9 5 (6.41%) VMware
9 5 (6.41%) ProC

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Simulink
2 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) MS Office
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.28%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) GPON
4 1 (1.28%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) RDBMS
1 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (6.41%) ProC
2 4 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (3.85%) Subversion
3 3 (3.85%) JMeter
3 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Automotive
3 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.13%) Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 2 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) Billing
7 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Developer
2 10 (12.82%) Consultant
3 9 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Business Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) C Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Business Objects Consultant
8 2 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) JSP
1 5 (6.41%) Servlets
1 5 (6.41%) J2EE
2 4 (5.13%) HTML
2 4 (5.13%) Java EE
3 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.28%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.41%) CAN bus
2 2 (2.56%) Clustering
2 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.28%) SCADA
3 1 (1.28%) Mechatronics
3 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.28%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Windows
2 15 (19.23%) UNIX
3 8 (10.26%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.41%) AIX
5 4 (5.13%) Solaris
5 4 (5.13%) Linux
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.10%) Software Engineering
2 6 (7.69%) UML
2 6 (7.69%) Migration
3 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (5.13%) ITIL
4 4 (5.13%) OO
4 4 (5.13%) Project Management
5 3 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 3 (3.85%) Release Management
5 3 (3.85%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (3.85%) Change Control
5 3 (3.85%) Test Strategy
5 3 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (3.85%) Change Management
5 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 3 (3.85%) Validation
6 2 (2.56%) ERP
6 2 (2.56%) Regression Testing
6 2 (2.56%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) Java
2 11 (14.10%) C++
3 10 (12.82%) Shell Script
3 10 (12.82%) Embedded C
4 6 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 3 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.56%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.56%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) PHP
6 2 (2.56%) SQL
6 2 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) VBA
7 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.54%) Degree
3 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.85%) ACCA
4 3 (3.85%) CIMA
5 2 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.28%) PhD
6 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Nmap
3 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Nessus
2 1 (1.28%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle
2 8 (10.26%) SAP
3 5 (6.41%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) JBoss
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.41%) Citrix
4 4 (5.13%) HP
4 4 (5.13%) Business Objects
4 4 (5.13%) Remedy
5 2 (2.56%) NetApp
5 2 (2.56%) Compaq
5 2 (2.56%) MKS
5 2 (2.56%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.56%) Ektron
6 1 (1.28%) Casewise
6 1 (1.28%) Capita
6 1 (1.28%) Talend
6 1 (1.28%) BT
6 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.28%) Siebel
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