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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 79 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing C 46 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.73% 2.01% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.39% 6.32% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 5
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£325 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £100 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £320 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -9.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
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
854 744 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.09% 31.82% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 437 266
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 25 24
Average hourly rate £26.85 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.40% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.14 £12.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -11 8 £381 +55.61% 14
Warwickshire 0 7 £306 - 5
Shropshire -4 7 £280 +2.65% 4
Coventry +4 5 £325 +224.18% 1
Staffordshire -11 2 - - 3
West Bromwich - 2 £320 -
Worcestershire +1 1 £250 - 9
Solihull -3 1 - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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 25 (28.74%) Software Engineering
2 22 (25.29%) C++
3 18 (20.69%) Automotive
4 16 (18.39%) Degree
5 12 (13.79%) Cisco ICM
5 12 (13.79%) Cisco
5 12 (13.79%) Project Management
5 12 (13.79%) Java
5 12 (13.79%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 11 (12.64%) Embedded Software Development
6 11 (12.64%) Linux
6 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
7 10 (11.49%) SQL
7 10 (11.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (10.34%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
9 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.20%) .NET
9 8 (9.20%) UML
9 8 (9.20%) Simulink
10 7 (8.05%) MATLAB
10 7 (8.05%) Six Sigma
10 7 (8.05%) UNIX
10 7 (8.05%) Windows
10 7 (8.05%) Requirements Engineering
10 7 (8.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 7 (8.05%) Rational Rhapsody
11 6 (6.90%) Software Architecture
11 6 (6.90%) Mechatronics

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) Mule
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.15%) Lync
3 1 (1.15%) WinCC
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.15%) CICS
3 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Simulink
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
2 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) Stateflow
3 2 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.30%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.15%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) Cisco ICM
2 3 (3.45%) Internet
2 3 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.45%) FlexRay
3 2 (2.30%) ASN.1
3 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.30%) LTE
4 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.15%) 4G
4 1 (1.15%) PABX
4 1 (1.15%) Network Security
4 1 (1.15%) WAN
4 1 (1.15%) HTTP
4 1 (1.15%) DNS
4 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.15%) SSL
4 1 (1.15%) SAN
4 1 (1.15%) Intranet
4 1 (1.15%) 3G
4 1 (1.15%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) DB2
3 1 (1.15%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.15%) EDMS
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (5.75%) JIRA
3 4 (4.60%) Subversion
3 4 (4.60%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.15%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.15%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.15%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.15%) VectorCAST
General
1 18 (20.69%) Automotive
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.75%) Finance
3 4 (4.60%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.60%) Electronics
4 3 (3.45%) Games
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
6 1 (1.15%) Local Government
6 1 (1.15%) Military
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (26.44%) Software Engineer
2 12 (13.79%) Developer
3 11 (12.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Voice Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Software Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Analyst
8 2 (2.30%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.30%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.30%) Design Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.30%) Tester
8 2 (2.30%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) XML
3 3 (3.45%) JSON
3 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (2.30%) Web Services
4 2 (2.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.15%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) JSP
5 1 (1.15%) Servlets
5 1 (1.15%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.15%) Middleware
5 1 (1.15%) VXML
5 1 (1.15%) XMPP
5 1 (1.15%) jQuery
5 1 (1.15%) HTML5
5 1 (1.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (6.90%) CAN bus
2 6 (6.90%) Mechatronics
3 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) FMCG
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
5 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.15%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.15%) SCADA
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) HACMP
5 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.15%) VHDL
5 1 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Linux
2 7 (8.05%) UNIX
2 7 (8.05%) Windows
3 2 (2.30%) VxWorks
3 2 (2.30%) Android
3 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Tizen
4 1 (1.15%) AIX
4 1 (1.15%) Solaris
4 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) Software Engineering
2 12 (13.79%) Project Management
2 12 (13.79%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 11 (12.64%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (9.20%) UML
4 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.05%) Six Sigma
5 7 (8.05%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (6.90%) Software Architecture
6 6 (6.90%) Validation
7 5 (5.75%) Change Management
7 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.60%) ITIL
8 4 (4.60%) Time Management
9 3 (3.45%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.45%) Migration
9 3 (3.45%) Workflow
9 3 (3.45%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.30%) Requirements Management
10 2 (2.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) C++
2 12 (13.79%) Java
3 10 (11.49%) SQL
4 7 (8.05%) MATLAB
5 6 (6.90%) Embedded C
5 6 (6.90%) C#
6 3 (3.45%) VC++
7 2 (2.30%) Python
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.30%) VBA
8 1 (1.15%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.15%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) COBOL
8 1 (1.15%) PHP5
8 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) PMP
5 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
1 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
1 1 (1.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.15%) Firmware
1 1 (1.15%) RACF
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (10.34%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Cisco
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.90%) Avaya
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle
4 4 (4.60%) webMethods
5 2 (2.30%) MathWorks
5 2 (2.30%) RedPrairie
5 2 (2.30%) HP
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) Nokia
6 1 (1.15%) Siemens
6 1 (1.15%) Adobe
6 1 (1.15%) Sun
6 1 (1.15%) Allen-Bradley
6 1 (1.15%) Perforce
6 1 (1.15%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) Green Hills
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