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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 80 64 73
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing C 45 54 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 2.31% 1.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.72% 7.48% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £444 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -6.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +8.27%
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
787 722 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.87% 30.89% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 432 256
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 21
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.20 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Birmingham -17 9 £313 +27.55% 13
Warwickshire +4 6 £306 -2.77% 3
Shropshire -4 5 £280 +24.44% 2
Worcestershire +2 3 £250 -44.44% 16
Coventry +1 3 £313 +211.72% 2
Staffordshire - 3 - - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £320 -
Solihull 0 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (31.40%) Software Engineering
2 22 (25.58%) C++
3 20 (23.26%) Automotive
4 16 (18.60%) Degree
5 13 (15.12%) Embedded Software Development
5 13 (15.12%) Project Management
6 12 (13.95%) Cisco
6 12 (13.95%) Cisco ICM
6 12 (13.95%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
8 10 (11.63%) Simulink
8 10 (11.63%) Java
8 10 (11.63%) Linux
8 10 (11.63%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (10.47%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
9 9 (10.47%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (10.47%) SQL
9 9 (10.47%) Embedded C
10 8 (9.30%) MATLAB
10 8 (9.30%) UML
11 7 (8.14%) Six Sigma
11 7 (8.14%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (8.14%) Requirements Engineering
11 7 (8.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (6.98%) CAN bus
12 6 (6.98%) Mechatronics
12 6 (6.98%) Validation
12 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (2.33%) Mule
1 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) CICS
2 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.16%) Lync
2 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Simulink
2 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) TargetLink
3 2 (2.33%) Stateflow
3 2 (2.33%) MS Office
4 1 (1.16%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Cisco ICM
2 3 (3.49%) FlexRay
3 2 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.33%) LTE
3 2 (2.33%) ASN.1
3 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) DNS
4 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (1.16%) WAN
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
4 1 (1.16%) Firewall
4 1 (1.16%) 2G
4 1 (1.16%) 3G
4 1 (1.16%) MPLS
4 1 (1.16%) Network Security
4 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.16%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) MS Access
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) EDMS
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (5.81%) JIRA
2 5 (5.81%) Subversion
3 4 (4.65%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.33%) CANoe
6 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.16%) ProC
6 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.16%) VectorCAST
General
1 20 (23.26%) Automotive
2 5 (5.81%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.65%) Electronics
3 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.49%) Finance
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) Military
6 1 (1.16%) Advertising
6 1 (1.16%) Local Government
6 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Software Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Voice Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.81%) Consultant
6 3 (3.49%) Software Architect
6 3 (3.49%) Analyst
6 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.49%) Architect
7 2 (2.33%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (2.33%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.33%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (2.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (2.33%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.33%) Applications Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) XML
3 3 (3.49%) HTML
3 3 (3.49%) JSON
4 2 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.16%) Middleware
5 1 (1.16%) DOM
5 1 (1.16%) SOAP
5 1 (1.16%) J2EE
5 1 (1.16%) VXML
5 1 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (6.98%) CAN bus
2 6 (6.98%) Mechatronics
3 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.33%) Open Source
5 1 (1.16%) HACMP
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) VHDL
5 1 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.16%) FMCG
5 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.16%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) UNIX
2 6 (6.98%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.33%) Android
3 2 (2.33%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.16%) zOS
4 1 (1.16%) VMS
4 1 (1.16%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.16%) AIX
4 1 (1.16%) Solaris
4 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.16%) Tizen
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Software Engineering
2 13 (15.12%) Embedded Software Development
2 13 (15.12%) Project Management
3 12 (13.95%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 8 (9.30%) UML
5 7 (8.14%) Six Sigma
5 7 (8.14%) Requirements Engineering
5 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.98%) Validation
6 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.81%) Change Management
7 5 (5.81%) Software Architecture
8 4 (4.65%) ITIL
9 3 (3.49%) Workflow
9 3 (3.49%) Migration
9 3 (3.49%) Time Management
9 3 (3.49%) Multithreading
9 3 (3.49%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.33%) Software Delivery
10 2 (2.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.58%) C++
2 10 (11.63%) Java
3 9 (10.47%) SQL
3 9 (10.47%) Embedded C
4 8 (9.30%) MATLAB
5 5 (5.81%) C#
6 3 (3.49%) VC++
7 2 (2.33%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.33%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.16%) JCL
8 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.16%) Pascal
8 1 (1.16%) COBOL
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.16%) DCL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) Degree
2 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.33%) PMP
5 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
1 1 (1.16%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) RACF
1 1 (1.16%) Firmware
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (10.47%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Cisco
2 6 (6.98%) Avaya
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle
4 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.49%) webMethods
6 2 (2.33%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) MathWorks
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.16%) Nokia
7 1 (1.16%) Retek
7 1 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.16%) MKS
7 1 (1.16%) Perforce
7 1 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (1.16%) Adobe
7 1 (1.16%) Sun
7 1 (1.16%) McAfee
7 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.16%) RedPrairie
Shropshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £32 - £37 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago