The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
C
Rank 76 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing C 43 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.47% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.83% 4.58% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
Average daily rate £245 £271 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -34.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £234 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £413 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £405
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £30.60 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
737 590 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.99% 32.21% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 308 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
C
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 13 £245 -23.73% 10
Solihull +1 10 £350 -12.50% 1
Coventry -4 5 £100 - 3
Shropshire -1 4 £273 - 1
Warwickshire -4 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £150 - 1
Worcestershire +4 1 - - 3
Staffordshire - 1 £350 - 6
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Stourbridge - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Walsall - - - -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (27.66%) C++
2 19 (20.21%) UNIX
3 17 (18.09%) Automotive
3 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
4 16 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 14 (14.89%) SC Cleared
5 14 (14.89%) Oracle
6 13 (13.83%) Finance
7 12 (12.77%) Shell Script
7 12 (12.77%) Java
7 12 (12.77%) Windows
7 12 (12.77%) Oracle Database
8 11 (11.70%) Relational Database
8 11 (11.70%) RDBMS
8 11 (11.70%) ProC
9 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
9 9 (9.57%) Embedded C
9 9 (9.57%) .NET
9 9 (9.57%) C#
10 8 (8.51%) SQL
10 8 (8.51%) Linux
10 8 (8.51%) MATLAB
11 7 (7.45%) MS Office
11 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
11 7 (7.45%) Network Design
12 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.38%) UML
12 6 (6.38%) AIX
12 6 (6.38%) HP
13 5 (5.32%) Project Management

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (4.26%) SAS
2 2 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Office
2 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) Simulink
3 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.06%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) LAN
2 3 (3.19%) 3G
2 3 (3.19%) Internet
2 3 (3.19%) 2G
2 3 (3.19%) WAN
2 3 (3.19%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) SAN
3 1 (1.06%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (1.06%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 11 (11.70%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.70%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.26%) Base SAS
3 4 (4.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.13%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.06%) Big Data
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (11.70%) ProC
2 5 (5.32%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.19%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.19%) JMeter
5 2 (2.13%) Subversion
6 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (18.09%) Automotive
2 13 (13.83%) Finance
3 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.19%) Retail
6 2 (2.13%) Billing
6 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Advertising
7 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.06%) Military
7 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Developer
2 14 (14.89%) Software Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) C Developer
4 10 (10.64%) Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Architect
6 5 (5.32%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) SAS Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Tester
8 3 (3.19%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Business Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Business Continuity Consultant
9 2 (2.13%) PMO Manager
9 2 (2.13%) Senior Business Consultant
9 2 (2.13%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.13%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) .NET
2 5 (5.32%) Java EE
3 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.26%) JSP
3 4 (4.26%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) Middleware
4 1 (1.06%) J2EE
4 1 (1.06%) Servlets
4 1 (1.06%) XML
4 1 (1.06%) Ajax
4 1 (1.06%) jQuery
4 1 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) CAN bus
1 5 (5.32%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.06%) EPoS
4 1 (1.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.06%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) Mechatronics
4 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) UNIX
2 12 (12.77%) Windows
3 8 (8.51%) Linux
4 6 (6.38%) AIX
5 5 (5.32%) Solaris
6 4 (4.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Software Engineering
2 7 (7.45%) Network Design
3 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (6.38%) UML
4 5 (5.32%) Project Management
4 5 (5.32%) Validation
4 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.32%) ITIL
5 4 (4.26%) Test Strategy
5 4 (4.26%) CAD
6 3 (3.19%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.19%) Migration
6 3 (3.19%) CRM
6 3 (3.19%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.19%) Performance Testing
6 3 (3.19%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (3.19%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.13%) Data Validation
7 2 (2.13%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) C++
2 12 (12.77%) Shell Script
2 12 (12.77%) Java
3 9 (9.57%) Embedded C
3 9 (9.57%) C#
4 8 (8.51%) SQL
4 8 (8.51%) MATLAB
5 3 (3.19%) Perl
6 2 (2.13%) SAS Macro
6 2 (2.13%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.13%) Python
6 2 (2.13%) VB
6 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.06%) VBA
7 1 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.06%) VC++
7 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) Degree
3 4 (4.26%) CCNA
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.13%) HND
4 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.06%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.06%) Nessus
2 1 (1.06%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Oracle
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.38%) HP
4 5 (5.32%) Cisco
5 3 (3.19%) Citrix
5 3 (3.19%) McAfee
5 3 (3.19%) VMware
5 3 (3.19%) SAP
5 3 (3.19%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.13%) Ektron
6 2 (2.13%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.13%) MKS
7 1 (1.06%) Siemens
7 1 (1.06%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.06%) Remedy
7 1 (1.06%) MathWorks
7 1 (1.06%) BT
7 1 (1.06%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.06%) JBoss
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 7 days ago