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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 93 78 44
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -34
Contract jobs citing C 21 33 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 1.57% 3.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.71% 4.73% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £205 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £470 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £365
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Average hourly rate £12.42 £19.48 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.24% -40.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
776 697 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.67% 33.10% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 418 425
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 22
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.30 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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
Coventry -7 5 £250 - 2
Warwickshire -12 5 £400 +14.28% 1
Birmingham -11 2 £240 -25.00% 9
Shropshire -1 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 5
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 21 (26.92%) Java
2 17 (21.79%) Oracle
2 17 (21.79%) UNIX
3 16 (20.51%) Finance
4 15 (19.23%) C++
5 14 (17.95%) Windows
6 12 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.10%) Automotive
8 10 (12.82%) Embedded C
9 9 (11.54%) RDBMS
9 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
9 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
10 8 (10.26%) Degree
10 8 (10.26%) SAP
11 7 (8.97%) JSP
11 7 (8.97%) Windows XP
11 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
12 6 (7.69%) MATLAB
12 6 (7.69%) Simulink
12 6 (7.69%) Migration
12 6 (7.69%) Banking
12 6 (7.69%) ProC
12 6 (7.69%) JBoss
12 6 (7.69%) J2EE
13 5 (6.41%) .NET
13 5 (6.41%) Linux
13 5 (6.41%) Servlets
13 5 (6.41%) AIX
13 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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%) MQSeries
1 2 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Simulink
2 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) MS Office
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) 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%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) FTP
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) GPON
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
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) ProC
2 4 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.13%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.85%) JMeter
3 3 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Automotive
3 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.69%) Banking
5 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Legal
8 1 (1.28%) Retail
8 1 (1.28%) Billing
8 1 (1.28%) Electronics
8 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Developer
2 9 (11.54%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Architect
5 5 (6.41%) C Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.85%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Business Objects Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) JSP
2 6 (7.69%) J2EE
3 5 (6.41%) .NET
3 5 (6.41%) Servlets
3 5 (6.41%) Java EE
4 4 (5.13%) HTML
5 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.56%) EDI
6 2 (2.56%) Middleware
7 1 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.28%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.13%) CAN bus
3 3 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.56%) Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) SCADA
4 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) UNIX
2 14 (17.95%) Windows
3 7 (8.97%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.41%) Linux
4 5 (6.41%) AIX
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) Solaris
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 6 (7.69%) Migration
3 4 (5.13%) UML
3 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.85%) OO
4 3 (3.85%) Change Management
4 3 (3.85%) ERP
4 3 (3.85%) Validation
4 3 (3.85%) Performance Testing
4 3 (3.85%) Release Management
4 3 (3.85%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (3.85%) Change Control
4 3 (3.85%) Test Strategy
4 3 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (2.56%) Business Transformation
5 2 (2.56%) Signal Processing
5 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.56%) Data Validation
5 2 (2.56%) Test Management
5 2 (2.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) Java
2 15 (19.23%) C++
3 12 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 10 (12.82%) Embedded C
5 6 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 4 (5.13%) SQL
6 4 (5.13%) VB
7 3 (3.85%) Python
7 3 (3.85%) Embedded C++
7 3 (3.85%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.56%) Pascal
8 2 (2.56%) C#
9 1 (1.28%) VBA
9 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.28%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) ACCA
3 3 (3.85%) CIMA
4 1 (1.28%) PhD
4 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.28%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Oracle
2 8 (10.26%) SAP
3 6 (7.69%) JBoss
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.13%) HP
4 4 (5.13%) Remedy
5 3 (3.85%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.56%) MKS
6 2 (2.56%) VMware
6 2 (2.56%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.56%) Ektron
6 2 (2.56%) Compaq
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) Talend
7 1 (1.28%) Casewise
7 1 (1.28%) BT
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