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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
C
Rank 80 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing C 36 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 2.05% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.82% 6.89% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 6
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£280 £265 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Average hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 £25.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +42.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £23.75 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.11%
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
747 697 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.28% 29.79% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 414 272
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £33.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.21% +8.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.45 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £44.00 £43.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 0 7 £225 -37.06% 3
Birmingham -6 7 £320 +30.61% 12
Shropshire -4 4 £380 +68.88% 1
Coventry +8 3 £335 - 10
Worcestershire +6 3 £250 -44.44% 7
Staffordshire - 2 - - 7
Solihull 0 1 £375 - 2
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 22 (24.18%) C++
3 18 (19.78%) Automotive
4 14 (15.38%) Project Management
5 12 (13.19%) Cisco
5 12 (13.19%) Cisco ICM
5 12 (13.19%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 11 (12.09%) Degree
6 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
6 11 (12.09%) Java
7 10 (10.99%) Embedded Software Development
7 10 (10.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (9.89%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (9.89%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (9.89%) Simulink
8 9 (9.89%) SQL
8 9 (9.89%) Linux
8 9 (9.89%) Embedded C
9 8 (8.79%) Windows
10 7 (7.69%) UML
10 7 (7.69%) MATLAB
10 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
11 6 (6.59%) Software Architecture
11 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (6.59%) Subversion
11 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
11 6 (6.59%) UNIX
11 6 (6.59%) .NET
11 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.59%) Avaya

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (2.20%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.20%) Mule
2 1 (1.10%) Lync
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) SAS
2 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Simulink
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
3 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.20%) TargetLink
5 2 (2.20%) Stateflow
6 1 (1.10%) 3ds Max
6 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) Cisco ICM
2 3 (3.30%) Network Security
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.20%) ASN.1
3 2 (2.20%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.10%) WAN
4 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.10%) HTTP
4 1 (1.10%) VPN
4 1 (1.10%) DNS
4 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.10%) 3G
4 1 (1.10%) MPLS
4 1 (1.10%) 2G
4 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.10%) 4G
4 1 (1.10%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) MS Access
3 1 (1.10%) EDMS
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Subversion
2 5 (5.49%) JIRA
3 4 (4.40%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (3.30%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.20%) CANoe
6 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.10%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.10%) VectorCAST
6 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.10%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.10%) ProC
6 1 (1.10%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.10%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (19.78%) Automotive
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.40%) Electronics
4 3 (3.30%) Finance
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Billing
6 1 (1.10%) Local Government
6 1 (1.10%) Military
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Software Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (12.09%) Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (10.99%) Voice Engineer
4 10 (10.99%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Designer
9 2 (2.20%) Network Support
9 2 (2.20%) IT Security Architect
9 2 (2.20%) C++/C# Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Project Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.20%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) XML
3 3 (3.30%) JSON
4 2 (2.20%) HTML
4 2 (2.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) DOM
5 1 (1.10%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.10%) Middleware
5 1 (1.10%) VXML
5 1 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.40%) CAN bus
2 4 (4.40%) Mechatronics
2 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.10%) SystemC
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.10%) VHDL
5 1 (1.10%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.89%) Linux
2 8 (8.79%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) UNIX
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.10%) AIX
5 1 (1.10%) Solaris
5 1 (1.10%) VMS
5 1 (1.10%) OpenVMS
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.10%) Tizen
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 14 (15.38%) Project Management
3 12 (13.19%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 10 (10.99%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (7.69%) UML
6 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.59%) Software Architecture
7 5 (5.49%) Change Management
8 4 (4.40%) Validation
8 4 (4.40%) Migration
8 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.40%) ITIL
8 4 (4.40%) Six Sigma
8 4 (4.40%) Multithreading
8 4 (4.40%) Test Automation
8 4 (4.40%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (3.30%) Open Source
9 3 (3.30%) Time Management
9 3 (3.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) C++
2 11 (12.09%) Java
3 9 (9.89%) SQL
3 9 (9.89%) Embedded C
4 7 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 5 (5.49%) C#
6 3 (3.30%) VC++
7 2 (2.20%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) PHP
7 2 (2.20%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.10%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.10%) Pascal
8 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.10%) DCL
8 1 (1.10%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.10%) VBA
8 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Degree
1 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.20%) PMP
4 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.10%) Firmware
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (9.89%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) Cisco
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Avaya
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) HP
5 3 (3.30%) webMethods
6 2 (2.20%) MathWorks
7 1 (1.10%) MKS
7 1 (1.10%) Perforce
7 1 (1.10%) VMware
7 1 (1.10%) Mitel
7 1 (1.10%) Green Hills
7 1 (1.10%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.10%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.10%) SAP
7 1 (1.10%) IBM
7 1 (1.10%) Retek
7 1 (1.10%) Adobe
7 1 (1.10%) Sun
7 1 (1.10%) McAfee
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