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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 47 53 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2  
Contract jobs citing C 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.09% 0.79% 1.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 2.67% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £475 £331 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.39% -13.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £306 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £356 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 221 187 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.53% 29.45% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 125 121
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £9.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.00% -62.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Birmingham

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 5 (38.46%) Change Management
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) IT Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) Case Management
3 3 (23.08%) Scala
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (23.08%) User Experience
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) EDRMS
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Data Management
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Electronics
4 2 (15.38%) Automotive

C
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Simulink
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded C Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Application Development
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Applications
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Development
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Support
4 1 (7.69%) Change Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Change Management
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) IT Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Case Management
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (23.08%) Data Management
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Process Management
5 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Python
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
1 3 (23.08%) Scala
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
3 1 (7.69%) Ada
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO26262
2 1 (7.69%) MISRA
2 1 (7.69%) MISRA C
2 1 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Blue Prism
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Pega