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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
C
Rank 96 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing C 40 58 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 2.13% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.24% 6.66% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 14
Median daily rate £300 £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £273 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 10
Median hourly rate £27.31 £34.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £28.97 £28.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.55 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.48%
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
944 871 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.63% 31.98% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 534 436
Median daily rate £383 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 47 25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £19.66 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.70 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 0 10 £130 - 1
Shropshire -29 10 - -
Birmingham +4 8 £350 -8.19% 5
Warwickshire -6 3 £250 -16.66% 4
Coventry -15 3 £425 +28.78% 3
Staffordshire +13 2 £425 - 2
Worcestershire -8 2 £350 +45.83%
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (34.33%) Unix
2 21 (31.34%) C++
3 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
4 18 (26.87%) CSS
5 16 (23.88%) SQL
5 16 (23.88%) Scrum
6 14 (20.90%) Java
7 13 (19.40%) jQuery
8 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
8 12 (17.91%) JIRA
8 12 (17.91%) Pentaho
8 12 (17.91%) Dashboard Development
9 11 (16.42%) Confluence
9 11 (16.42%) Hadoop
9 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
9 11 (16.42%) Cloudera
9 11 (16.42%) Data Integration
9 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (16.42%) Oracle
9 11 (16.42%) Informatica
10 10 (14.93%) Linux
10 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
10 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
11 9 (13.43%) Big Data
12 8 (11.94%) C#
12 8 (11.94%) HTML
13 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
14 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
14 6 (8.96%) VB
14 6 (8.96%) Embedded Systems

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 11 (16.42%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
1 1 (1.49%) MS Project
1 1 (1.49%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) BigMachines
1 3 (4.48%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.49%) Magento
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) SNMP
2 3 (4.48%) Ethernet
2 3 (4.48%) IPv4
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) 3G
4 1 (1.49%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) Pentaho
2 11 (16.42%) Hadoop
3 9 (13.43%) Big Data
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) JIRA
2 3 (4.48%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.48%) CppUnit
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (4.48%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.49%) Ant
4 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.49%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.49%) JUnit
4 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.49%) Maven
4 1 (1.49%) ProC
4 1 (1.49%) PVCS
4 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Automotive
3 2 (2.99%) Electronics
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (17.91%) Pentaho Developer
4 11 (16.42%) Project Manager
5 9 (13.43%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Embedded Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) C Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Coordinator
7 5 (7.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Logistics Coordinator
8 4 (5.97%) C++ Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.48%) DBA
9 3 (4.48%) Integration Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Perl Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Perl Web Developer
9 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) CSS
2 13 (19.40%) jQuery
3 8 (11.94%) HTML
4 6 (8.96%) CSS3
4 6 (8.96%) HTML5
5 4 (5.97%) Middleware
5 4 (5.97%) XML
6 3 (4.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (4.48%) Mason
6 3 (4.48%) Regular Expression
6 3 (4.48%) Visualforce
7 2 (2.99%) JSON
7 2 (2.99%) REST
7 2 (2.99%) SOAP
7 2 (2.99%) Web Services
7 2 (2.99%) XML-RPC
8 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.49%) JSP
8 1 (1.49%) Servlets
8 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Data Integration
2 6 (8.96%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.49%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.49%) IVR
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Physics
4 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.49%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Unix
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) VxWorks
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) AIX
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Solaris
5 1 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Scrum
2 12 (17.91%) Dashboard Development
3 11 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
4 10 (14.93%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.46%) CRM
5 5 (7.46%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (7.46%) Logistics
5 5 (7.46%) Project Management
5 5 (7.46%) Web Development
6 4 (5.97%) Migration
6 4 (5.97%) PDM
6 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.97%) TDD
7 3 (4.48%) BDD
7 3 (4.48%) ITIL
7 3 (4.48%) OOP
7 3 (4.48%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) C++
2 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
3 16 (23.88%) SQL
4 14 (20.90%) Java
5 8 (11.94%) C#
6 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.96%) VB
8 4 (5.97%) Perl
8 4 (5.97%) PHP
9 3 (4.48%) Apex Code
9 3 (4.48%) Python
10 2 (2.99%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.99%) Lua
10 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.99%) VB6
11 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.49%) Ruby
11 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.49%) ISEB
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) iptables
2 3 (4.48%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Cloudera
1 11 (16.42%) Informatica
1 11 (16.42%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (7.46%) SAP
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Siemens
4 3 (4.48%) Siebel
5 2 (2.99%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (2.99%) Kronos
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Avaya
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix
6 1 (1.49%) EMC
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.49%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Veritas
6 1 (1.49%) VMware
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