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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 86 96 75
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing C 31 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.83% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 2.71% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £248 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £430 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £32.47 £12.42 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.43% -36.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £12.42 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.29 £12.42 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
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
752 776 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.24% 30.65% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 442 413
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.92 £74.30 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
Warwickshire +6 8 £225 -43.75% 3
Birmingham +11 7 £365 +52.08% 15
Shropshire -6 3 £475 -
Staffordshire - 3 £325 - 7
Coventry -5 2 £335 +34.00% 8
Solihull - 1 £375 - 2
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (34.67%) C++
1 26 (34.67%) Software Engineering
2 13 (17.33%) Automotive
3 12 (16.00%) Linux
3 12 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (14.67%) Project Management
5 10 (13.33%) Simulink
5 10 (13.33%) Java
5 10 (13.33%) Software Architecture
6 8 (10.67%) Degree
6 8 (10.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 8 (10.67%) SQL
6 8 (10.67%) Windows
6 8 (10.67%) MATLAB
6 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
7 7 (9.33%) Embedded C
8 6 (8.00%) Embedded C++
8 6 (8.00%) UNIX
8 6 (8.00%) .NET
8 6 (8.00%) C#
8 6 (8.00%) Aerospace
8 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.00%) Subversion
9 5 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (6.67%) Electronics
9 5 (6.67%) Change Management
9 5 (6.67%) Oracle
9 5 (6.67%) HTML
9 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.67%) Mule
2 1 (1.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Simulink
2 5 (6.67%) MS Office
3 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.67%) TargetLink
5 2 (2.67%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) GPRS
1 4 (5.33%) Network Security
2 2 (2.67%) FlexRay
2 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.33%) 3G
3 1 (1.33%) 2G
3 1 (1.33%) RNC
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Subversion
2 3 (4.00%) JIRA
2 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.67%) CANoe
4 1 (1.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.33%) ProC
4 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
General
1 13 (17.33%) Automotive
2 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.00%) Aerospace
4 5 (6.67%) Electronics
5 2 (2.67%) Finance
5 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Games
6 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Software Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Architect
4 7 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Software Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.67%) IT Architect
8 2 (2.67%) C++/C# Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Project Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Network Support
8 2 (2.67%) Designer
8 2 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.67%) IT Security Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (4.00%) JSON
3 3 (4.00%) CSS
3 3 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.33%) HTML5
5 1 (1.33%) CSS3
5 1 (1.33%) DOM
5 1 (1.33%) XHTML
5 1 (1.33%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.33%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.33%) CAN bus
2 4 (5.33%) Handset
2 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.67%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.33%) SystemC
5 1 (1.33%) VHDL
5 1 (1.33%) VAX
5 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) Windows
3 6 (8.00%) UNIX
4 5 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.67%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.33%) Tizen
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) AIX
6 1 (1.33%) Solaris
6 1 (1.33%) VMS
6 1 (1.33%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (14.67%) Project Management
3 10 (13.33%) Software Architecture
4 8 (10.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.67%) Change Management
6 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.67%) UML
7 4 (5.33%) Validation
7 4 (5.33%) ITIL
7 4 (5.33%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.33%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.00%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.00%) Time Management
8 3 (4.00%) SysML
8 3 (4.00%) Migration
8 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.00%) Workflow
9 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma
9 2 (2.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) C++
2 10 (13.33%) Java
3 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 8 (10.67%) MATLAB
4 7 (9.33%) Embedded C
5 6 (8.00%) Embedded C++
5 6 (8.00%) C#
6 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.00%) VC++
8 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.67%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.33%) VBA
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) Perl
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.33%) Pascal
9 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.33%) DCL
9 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) PMP
3 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.33%) CISM
4 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) CCNA
4 1 (1.33%) CISSP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.33%) TickIT
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) SCCM
1 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) webMethods
4 2 (2.67%) IBM
4 2 (2.67%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.33%) NEC
5 1 (1.33%) MKS
5 1 (1.33%) Mitel
5 1 (1.33%) Huawei
5 1 (1.33%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.33%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.33%) Nortel
5 1 (1.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.33%) Nokia
5 1 (1.33%) Retek
5 1 (1.33%) Sun
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) McAfee
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