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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 78 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing C 29 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.34% 2.35% 2.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.71% 6.48% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 9
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£323 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £460 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 18
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.42 £18.25 £17.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £34.80 £38.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+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
616 756 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.53% 36.28% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 436 332
Average daily rate £340 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 36
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £16.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -4 7 £400 -3.32% 13
Warwickshire -7 7 £280 -12.50% 1
Shropshire -13 2 £267 +6.69%
Solihull - 2 £320 -
Coventry -4 1 - -
Worcestershire -5 1 £220 - 4
Dudley - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 5
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (30.00%) Java
2 18 (25.71%) Linux
3 17 (24.29%) Oracle
3 17 (24.29%) Automotive
4 16 (22.86%) Degree
5 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
5 13 (18.57%) .NET
6 12 (17.14%) C++
6 12 (17.14%) UNIX
7 10 (14.29%) Windows
8 9 (12.86%) SQL
8 9 (12.86%) MS Office
9 8 (11.43%) Six Sigma
9 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
10 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.00%) Retail
10 7 (10.00%) Project Management
10 7 (10.00%) Mainframe
10 7 (10.00%) VB
10 7 (10.00%) UML
10 7 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
10 7 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 7 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
11 6 (8.57%) RedPrairie
11 6 (8.57%) Logistics
11 6 (8.57%) Mechatronics
11 6 (8.57%) Mathematics
11 6 (8.57%) Time Management
11 6 (8.57%) FMCG
11 6 (8.57%) MQSeries

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (8.57%) MQSeries
2 4 (5.71%) JBoss
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.43%) CICS
5 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.43%) WinCC
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Office
2 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.29%) MS Project
4 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.43%) Simulink
5 1 (1.43%) Maya
5 1 (1.43%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) FTP
2 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.86%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) LTE
3 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) Intranet
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) Redis
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (4.29%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.43%) ProC
General
1 17 (24.29%) Automotive
2 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
3 7 (10.00%) Retail
4 6 (8.57%) Finance
5 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.29%) Games
5 3 (4.29%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.43%) Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.29%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Designer
7 2 (2.86%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.43%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) EDI
2 6 (8.57%) Middleware
3 5 (7.14%) JSP
4 4 (5.71%) J2EE
5 2 (2.86%) Servlets
5 2 (2.86%) HTML
6 1 (1.43%) XML
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) CSS
6 1 (1.43%) Java EE
6 1 (1.43%) jQuery
6 1 (1.43%) HTML5
6 1 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.57%) Mechatronics
2 6 (8.57%) Mathematics
2 6 (8.57%) FMCG
3 5 (7.14%) CAN bus
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.86%) SCADA
5 2 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.43%) HACMP
6 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.43%) Open Source
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Linux
2 12 (17.14%) UNIX
3 10 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.43%) VMS
4 1 (1.43%) zOS
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Fedora
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) CentOS
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Software Engineering
2 8 (11.43%) Six Sigma
3 7 (10.00%) Project Management
3 7 (10.00%) UML
3 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 6 (8.57%) Logistics
4 6 (8.57%) Time Management
5 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.71%) ITIL
6 4 (5.71%) Validation
6 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (5.71%) Change Control
6 4 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (4.29%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.29%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) Java
2 12 (17.14%) C++
3 9 (12.86%) SQL
4 7 (10.00%) VB
5 6 (8.57%) Pascal
6 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.86%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.86%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.86%) VBA
8 1 (1.43%) Python
8 1 (1.43%) COBOL
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) PHP
8 1 (1.43%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.43%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) JCL
8 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Postfix
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.43%) RACF
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Oracle
2 6 (8.57%) webMethods
2 6 (8.57%) RedPrairie
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) VMware
4 2 (2.86%) Lotus
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe
5 1 (1.43%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.43%) EMC
5 1 (1.43%) CommVault
5 1 (1.43%) Nokia
5 1 (1.43%) Siemens
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
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