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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 90 82 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing C 52 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.50% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.13% 5.01% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 14
Median daily rate £428 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.45% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £219 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £379 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.25 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.70 £36.50 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1013 718 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.15% 29.92% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 422 428
Median daily rate £375 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 21
Median hourly rate £36.25 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Solihull -5 9 £490 +30.66%
Birmingham -12 7 £490 +53.12% 10
Staffordshire +5 6 - - 2
Warwickshire -4 5 £273 +21.11% 3
Herefordshire - 4 - - 1
Coventry -14 3 £375 +11.94% 1
Shropshire -32 3 - -
Worcestershire -3 1 £325 +30.00% 1
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (29.35%) Linux
2 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.17%) C++
4 24 (26.09%) Unix
5 21 (22.83%) Software Engineering
6 20 (21.74%) JIRA
6 20 (21.74%) Windows
6 20 (21.74%) Java
6 20 (21.74%) Scrum
7 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
8 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
8 17 (18.48%) SQL
9 15 (16.30%) SNMP
10 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
11 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
11 13 (14.13%) Oracle
11 13 (14.13%) Web Services
12 12 (13.04%) Confluence
13 11 (11.96%) jQuery
13 11 (11.96%) CSS
13 11 (11.96%) UML
13 11 (11.96%) OOP
13 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.96%) Oracle Database
14 10 (10.87%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (10.87%) iptables
14 10 (10.87%) Dashboard Development
14 10 (10.87%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (10.87%) Cloudera
14 10 (10.87%) Big Data

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 12 (13.04%) Confluence
2 9 (9.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.26%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.17%) Apache
5 2 (2.17%) CMS
5 2 (2.17%) IIS
6 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.09%) Drupal
6 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.09%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Simulink
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Magento
2 1 (1.09%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) IaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) SNMP
2 10 (10.87%) Ethernet
3 7 (7.61%) IPv4
3 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.26%) Multicast
4 3 (3.26%) Network Security
5 2 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (1.09%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.87%) Big Data
2 10 (10.87%) Hadoop
2 10 (10.87%) Pentaho
3 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.17%) MySQL
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.09%) Impala
7 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (21.74%) JIRA
2 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
4 9 (9.78%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (8.70%) ClearQuest
5 8 (8.70%) PVCS
6 7 (7.61%) ClearCase
6 7 (7.61%) CppUnit
7 6 (6.52%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (3.26%) FxCop
8 3 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.26%) StyleCop
8 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.17%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.17%) FishEye
9 2 (2.17%) GoCD
9 2 (2.17%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.43%) Electronics
3 4 (4.35%) Automotive
3 4 (4.35%) Finance
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (40.22%) Developer
2 18 (19.57%) Software Engineer
3 14 (15.22%) Embedded Engineer
4 13 (14.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) Pentaho Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.52%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Coordinator
8 5 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Embedded Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Logistics Coordinator
9 4 (4.35%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) Web Services
2 11 (11.96%) CSS
2 11 (11.96%) jQuery
3 9 (9.78%) Apache CXF
4 7 (7.61%) .NET
4 7 (7.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (7.61%) Regular Expression
5 4 (4.35%) JSON
5 4 (4.35%) XML
6 2 (2.17%) Ajax
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
6 2 (2.17%) Middleware
6 2 (2.17%) Node.js
6 2 (2.17%) REST
6 2 (2.17%) SOAP
6 2 (2.17%) WebSockets
6 2 (2.17%) XML-RPC
7 1 (1.09%) CSS3
7 1 (1.09%) HTML5
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Data Integration
1 10 (10.87%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.26%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.26%) User Experience
3 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.17%) Verilog
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.09%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) Physics
4 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.09%) SystemC
4 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Linux
2 24 (26.09%) Unix
3 20 (21.74%) Windows
4 9 (9.78%) VxWorks
5 8 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.17%) AIX
7 2 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (1.09%) Android
8 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Software Engineering
3 20 (21.74%) Scrum
4 11 (11.96%) OOP
4 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
4 11 (11.96%) UML
5 10 (10.87%) Dashboard Development
5 10 (10.87%) ETL
5 10 (10.87%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (10.87%) OO
6 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (9.78%) Workflow
7 8 (8.70%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (7.61%) Automated Testing
8 7 (7.61%) CRM
9 6 (6.52%) DevOps
9 6 (6.52%) SDLC
10 5 (5.43%) Data Architecture
10 5 (5.43%) Logistics
10 5 (5.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) C++
2 20 (21.74%) Java
3 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.48%) SQL
4 10 (10.87%) Shell Script
5 9 (9.78%) R
6 7 (7.61%) C#
7 6 (6.52%) Python
8 3 (3.26%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.26%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.17%) Lua
9 2 (2.17%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) Perl
10 1 (1.09%) PHP
10 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.09%) Ruby
10 1 (1.09%) VB6
10 1 (1.09%) VBA
10 1 (1.09%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) Sun Certification
4 4 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) iptables
2 7 (7.61%) OpenSSH
3 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.26%) Puppet
1 3 (3.26%) SCOM
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) Cloudera
2 10 (10.87%) Informatica
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.43%) SAP
5 4 (4.35%) Siemens
6 3 (3.26%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.17%) Altera
7 2 (2.17%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.17%) EMC
7 2 (2.17%) Xilinx
8 1 (1.09%) Adobe
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.09%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.09%) Splunk
8 1 (1.09%) Veritas
8 1 (1.09%) VMware
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 19 hours ago