Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

C
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 87 63
Rank change year-on-year +18 -24 +15
Contract jobs citing C 31 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.97% 0.85% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.24% 2.21% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 12
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £528 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.65% +64.84% -17.42%
10th Percentile £288 £331 £210
90th Percentile £450 £700 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £290
% change year-on-year -13.33% +29.31% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.28% +54.01% -
10th Percentile £24.90 £29.25 £15.69
90th Percentile £53.75 £41.30 £31.56
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +8.00% +19.27% -1.75%

C is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 497 587 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.66% 38.19% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 370 258
Birmingham median daily rate £394 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.63% +5.19%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £236
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.53% +3.16% +9.20%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for C in Birmingham

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Birmingham

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Birmingham

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing C in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Birmingham

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for C.

1 19 (61.29%) C++
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) MATLAB
4 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
4 9 (29.03%) Python
5 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
6 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (19.35%) Unix
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 5 (16.13%) Finance
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
8 4 (12.90%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
8 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
8 4 (12.90%) Subversion
8 4 (12.90%) Change Control
8 4 (12.90%) FastCGI
8 4 (12.90%) Go
8 4 (12.90%) MISRA
8 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) CGI
8 4 (12.90%) SSL
8 4 (12.90%) IBM
8 4 (12.90%) Microsoft

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Simulink
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 4 (12.90%) ICMP
2 4 (12.90%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) SMS
3 1 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.45%) Essbase
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) Subversion
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Automotive
3 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) MATLAB Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) MATLAB Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) CGI
1 4 (12.90%) FastCGI
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.23%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
3 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Change Control
5 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.90%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) OOP
5 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
5 4 (12.90%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) SDLC
6 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.23%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) C++
2 10 (32.26%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) MATLAB
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Python
4 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) Go
5 4 (12.90%) Perl
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.23%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) MISRA
2 2 (6.45%) PMO
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) GDPR
3 1 (3.23%) IEC 62304
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) IBM
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Sitecore