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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 74 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing C 40 43 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 2.02% 2.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.59% 5.61% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £323 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Average hourly rate £32.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.42 £17.50 £22.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £34.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £33.88
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.94%
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
716 767 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.77% 35.96% 36.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 446 378
Average daily rate £350 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 39
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 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 0 12 £388 -20.51% 18
Warwickshire -9 10 £425 +32.81% 1
Shropshire -9 3 £267 +6.69%
Coventry -12 3 £300 -1.96% 4
Worcestershire -6 1 £550 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Dudley - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Brierley Hill - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (33.33%) Java
2 19 (27.54%) Linux
3 17 (24.64%) Oracle
4 14 (20.29%) Automotive
5 13 (18.84%) .NET
5 13 (18.84%) C++
6 12 (17.39%) UNIX
6 12 (17.39%) Degree
7 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.49%) Windows
8 10 (14.49%) Manufacturing
9 9 (13.04%) SQL
9 9 (13.04%) MS Office
10 7 (10.14%) Mainframe
10 7 (10.14%) SAP
10 7 (10.14%) VB
10 7 (10.14%) Finance
10 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.14%) Retail
11 6 (8.70%) Logistics
11 6 (8.70%) Mathematics
11 6 (8.70%) Time Management
11 6 (8.70%) FMCG
11 6 (8.70%) RedPrairie
11 6 (8.70%) MQSeries
11 6 (8.70%) EDI
11 6 (8.70%) FTP
11 6 (8.70%) Pascal
11 6 (8.70%) Six Sigma
11 6 (8.70%) Middleware

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (8.70%) MQSeries
2 4 (5.80%) JBoss
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) CICS
5 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.45%) Apache
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) WinCC
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) MS Office
2 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.35%) MS Project
4 2 (2.90%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.45%) Maya
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) FTP
2 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.90%) LTE
4 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) DNS
4 2 (2.90%) Internet
4 2 (2.90%) Firewall
5 1 (1.45%) SSL
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.45%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) WAN
5 1 (1.45%) DHCP
5 1 (1.45%) Intranet
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) DB2
2 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.45%) ProC
General
1 14 (20.29%) Automotive
2 10 (14.49%) Manufacturing
3 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 7 (10.14%) Retail
4 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.90%) Games
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (14.49%) Architect
2 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.59%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 2 (2.90%) Designer
7 2 (2.90%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Web Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.90%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) EDI
2 6 (8.70%) Middleware
3 5 (7.25%) JSP
4 4 (5.80%) J2EE
5 2 (2.90%) Servlets
5 2 (2.90%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) XML
6 1 (1.45%) jQuery
6 1 (1.45%) Java EE
6 1 (1.45%) CSS3
6 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 6 (8.70%) FMCG
3 4 (5.80%) Mechatronics
3 4 (5.80%) CAN bus
4 3 (4.35%) SCADA
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) HACMP
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.45%) Derivative
6 1 (1.45%) Statistics
6 1 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.45%) Open Source
6 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) UNIX
3 10 (14.49%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Fedora
4 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.45%) VMS
4 1 (1.45%) zOS
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Software Engineering
2 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.70%) Logistics
3 6 (8.70%) Time Management
3 6 (8.70%) Six Sigma
3 6 (8.70%) Project Management
4 5 (7.25%) Validation
4 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.25%) UML
4 5 (7.25%) Requirements Engineering
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (5.80%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.80%) Change Control
5 4 (5.80%) ITIL
6 3 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 3 (4.35%) ERP
7 2 (2.90%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (2.90%) Game Development
7 2 (2.90%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) Java
2 13 (18.84%) C++
3 9 (13.04%) SQL
4 7 (10.14%) VB
5 6 (8.70%) Pascal
6 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.35%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.35%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.90%) VBA
8 2 (2.90%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.45%) JCL
9 1 (1.45%) C#
9 1 (1.45%) COBOL
9 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) Python
9 1 (1.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CIMA
5 1 (1.45%) ACCA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.45%) RACF
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Oracle
2 7 (10.14%) SAP
3 6 (8.70%) RedPrairie
3 6 (8.70%) webMethods
4 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.90%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) Lotus
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
6 1 (1.45%) CommVault
6 1 (1.45%) Nokia
6 1 (1.45%) Siemens
6 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.45%) Allen-Bradley
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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