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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 81 72 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing C 41 32 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.55% 2.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.99% 4.80% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 14
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£348 £328 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.09% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £30.75 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.56 £29.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £36.10 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -9.72%
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
822 666 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.88% 32.36% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 413 435
Average daily rate £338 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 30
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £23.50 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £37.15 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Warwickshire -9 11 £375 +7.14% 3
Coventry -7 9 £250 -16.66% 6
Birmingham -5 6 £475 -8.43% 20
Shropshire -12 3 £348 -7.20%
Worcestershire -6 1 £550 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 8
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 25 (32.89%) Java
2 20 (26.32%) Oracle
3 15 (19.74%) UNIX
3 15 (19.74%) Linux
4 13 (17.11%) Windows
5 11 (14.47%) Finance
5 11 (14.47%) C++
6 10 (13.16%) Automotive
6 10 (13.16%) Degree
7 9 (11.84%) Manufacturing
7 9 (11.84%) Shell Script
7 9 (11.84%) SAP
7 9 (11.84%) .NET
8 8 (10.53%) MS Office
8 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.21%) SQL
9 7 (9.21%) JSP
10 6 (7.89%) J2EE
10 6 (7.89%) JBoss
10 6 (7.89%) RDBMS
10 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.89%) Banking
10 6 (7.89%) Change Control
10 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
10 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
11 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (6.58%) Retail
11 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.58%) Mathematics

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (7.89%) JBoss
2 5 (6.58%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Project
3 2 (2.63%) Simulink
4 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) Maya
4 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) FTP
1 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.32%) GPON
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) DHCP
4 1 (1.32%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) RDBMS
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
1 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) Redis
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (3.95%) ProC
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
2 1 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Automotive
3 9 (11.84%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.89%) Banking
5 5 (6.58%) Retail
6 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.32%) Marketing
9 1 (1.32%) Games
9 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (15.79%) Developer
2 8 (10.53%) Architect
2 8 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.89%) Analyst
3 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
4 5 (6.58%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Change Manager
6 3 (3.95%) Business Objects Consultant
6 3 (3.95%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (3.95%) Business Consultant
6 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (3.95%) Consultant
6 3 (3.95%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.63%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) JSP
3 6 (7.89%) J2EE
4 5 (6.58%) Middleware
4 5 (6.58%) EDI
5 4 (5.26%) Servlets
6 3 (3.95%) Java EE
7 2 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.32%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.58%) Mathematics
1 5 (6.58%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.26%) FMCG
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Clustering
4 2 (2.63%) Mechatronics
4 2 (2.63%) SCADA
4 2 (2.63%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Derivative
5 1 (1.32%) Statistics
5 1 (1.32%) Open Source
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) UNIX
1 15 (19.74%) Linux
2 13 (17.11%) Windows
3 5 (6.58%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) Windows NT
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.63%) AIX
5 2 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (1.32%) CentOS
6 1 (1.32%) Fedora
6 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
2 6 (7.89%) Change Control
3 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.58%) Project Management
3 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.26%) Six Sigma
4 4 (5.26%) Change Management
4 4 (5.26%) Migration
4 4 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 4 (5.26%) Logistics
4 4 (5.26%) Time Management
5 3 (3.95%) Business Transformation
5 3 (3.95%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (3.95%) TOGAF
5 3 (3.95%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (3.95%) Release Management
5 3 (3.95%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.95%) ERP
5 3 (3.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) Java
2 11 (14.47%) C++
3 9 (11.84%) Shell Script
4 7 (9.21%) SQL
5 5 (6.58%) Embedded C
5 5 (6.58%) Pascal
5 5 (6.58%) VB
6 3 (3.95%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.63%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.32%) VBA
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (3.95%) CIMA
3 3 (3.95%) ACCA
3 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) Postfix
3 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) SAP
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) HP
4 4 (5.26%) webMethods
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) RedPrairie
5 3 (3.95%) Remedy
5 3 (3.95%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.63%) NetApp
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) Compaq
7 1 (1.32%) Talend
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) Lotus
7 1 (1.32%) CommVault
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco
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