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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited C over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 94 89 103
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing C 55 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.70% 1.13% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.51% 3.74% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Median daily rate £388 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £218 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £380 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +169.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
999 749 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.92% 30.13% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 434 445
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% +10.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £36.37 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

C
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -13 12 £250 -47.36%
Staffordshire +6 6 £220 -18.51% 3
Birmingham -15 6 £650 +78.08% 7
Warwickshire -10 5 £273 +21.11% 7
Solihull -2 4 - -
Herefordshire - 4 - -
Coventry -14 2 £375 +11.94% 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for C.

1 28 (27.18%) Linux
1 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.27%) C++
3 24 (23.30%) Unix
4 23 (22.33%) Software Engineering
5 21 (20.39%) Windows
6 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
7 18 (17.48%) Java
8 17 (16.50%) Scrum
9 16 (15.53%) SQL
9 16 (15.53%) SNMP
9 16 (15.53%) JIRA
10 14 (13.59%) SC Cleared
11 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
11 13 (12.62%) Oracle
11 13 (12.62%) Web Services
11 13 (12.62%) Git (software)
12 12 (11.65%) Ethernet
12 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (10.68%) UML
13 11 (10.68%) ETL
13 11 (10.68%) Shell Script
13 11 (10.68%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (10.68%) Oracle Database
13 11 (10.68%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (10.68%) iptables
14 10 (9.71%) Jenkins
14 10 (9.71%) VxWorks
14 10 (9.71%) OOP
14 10 (9.71%) OO

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.74%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (7.77%) Confluence
2 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) CMS
3 3 (2.91%) IIS
3 3 (2.91%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.94%) Apache
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.97%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.97%) Drupal
5 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.97%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.97%) TPMS
5 1 (0.97%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Simulink
2 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.97%) Magento
2 1 (0.97%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) IaaS
3 3 (2.91%) Office 365
4 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.53%) SNMP
2 12 (11.65%) Ethernet
3 8 (7.77%) IPv4
3 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.88%) Multicast
5 3 (2.91%) Network Security
6 2 (1.94%) Intranet
6 2 (1.94%) SSL
7 1 (0.97%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (10.68%) Oracle Database
3 9 (8.74%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (7.77%) Big Data
5 6 (5.83%) Hadoop
5 6 (5.83%) Pentaho
6 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.91%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.94%) MySQL
8 2 (1.94%) QlikView
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.97%) Impala
9 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (15.53%) JIRA
2 13 (12.62%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.71%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.74%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (7.77%) ClearCase
5 8 (7.77%) ClearQuest
5 8 (7.77%) CppUnit
5 8 (7.77%) PVCS
6 6 (5.83%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (2.91%) FxCop
7 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (2.91%) StyleCop
7 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.94%) Automake
8 2 (1.94%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.94%) FishEye
8 2 (1.94%) GoCD
8 2 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
1 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.85%) Electronics
3 4 (3.88%) Automotive
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.97%) Games
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (34.95%) Developer
2 20 (19.42%) Software Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (13.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.83%) C++ Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Lead Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Pentaho Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.85%) Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Coordinator
7 5 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Embedded Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Logistics Coordinator
7 5 (4.85%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) Web Services
2 9 (8.74%) Apache CXF
3 8 (7.77%) .NET
3 8 (7.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (7.77%) Regular Expression
4 7 (6.80%) CSS
4 7 (6.80%) jQuery
5 4 (3.88%) JSON
5 4 (3.88%) XML
5 4 (3.88%) Yocto
6 3 (2.91%) Middleware
7 2 (1.94%) Ajax
7 2 (1.94%) HTML
7 2 (1.94%) Node.js
7 2 (1.94%) REST
7 2 (1.94%) SOAP
7 2 (1.94%) WebSockets
7 2 (1.94%) XML-RPC
8 1 (0.97%) CSS3
8 1 (0.97%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.83%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.88%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.91%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.91%) NHS
5 3 (2.91%) User Experience
6 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.94%) Verilog
6 2 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.97%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.97%) Physics
7 1 (0.97%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.97%) SystemC
7 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.18%) Linux
2 24 (23.30%) Unix
3 21 (20.39%) Windows
4 10 (9.71%) VxWorks
5 8 (7.77%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.97%) AIX
7 1 (0.97%) Android
7 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.33%) Software Engineering
3 17 (16.50%) Scrum
4 11 (10.68%) ETL
4 11 (10.68%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (10.68%) UML
5 10 (9.71%) OO
5 10 (9.71%) OOP
6 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.74%) Test Strategy
6 9 (8.74%) Workflow
7 8 (7.77%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (6.80%) Automated Testing
8 7 (6.80%) CRM
9 6 (5.83%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (5.83%) Data Architecture
9 6 (5.83%) DevOps
9 6 (5.83%) SDLC
9 6 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) C++
2 18 (17.48%) Java
3 16 (15.53%) SQL
4 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.68%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.74%) R
7 8 (7.77%) C#
8 6 (5.83%) Python
9 3 (2.91%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.91%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.94%) Lua
10 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.94%) VB
11 1 (0.97%) Perl
11 1 (0.97%) PHP
11 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.97%) Ruby
11 1 (0.97%) VBA
11 1 (0.97%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.74%) Sun Certification
4 4 (3.88%) Degree
5 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.97%) ISEB
7 1 (0.97%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.97%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (10.68%) iptables
2 8 (7.77%) OpenSSH
3 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.91%) Puppet
1 3 (2.91%) SCOM
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Oracle
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.83%) Cloudera
3 6 (5.83%) Informatica
4 5 (4.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.88%) Siemens
6 3 (2.91%) HP
6 3 (2.91%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.94%) Altera
7 2 (1.94%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (1.94%) EMC
7 2 (1.94%) Mercator
7 2 (1.94%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.97%) Adobe
8 1 (0.97%) Citrix
8 1 (0.97%) IBM
8 1 (0.97%) Pega
8 1 (0.97%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.97%) Splunk
8 1 (0.97%) VMware
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