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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 63 61
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2  
Contract jobs citing C 11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.72% 1.11% 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.78% 3.10% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Median daily rate £320 £485 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.02% +76.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £382 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £525 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.28% +4.66%  

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 230 290 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 35.99% 35.89% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 425 278
Median daily rate £400 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £480 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 13
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +41.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £36.25 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.68 £38.75 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (44.44%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) C++
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) Change Management
4 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Subversion
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
5 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) FastCGI
5 4 (22.22%) Go
5 4 (22.22%) DNS
5 4 (22.22%) Unix
5 4 (22.22%) ICMP
5 4 (22.22%) OOP
5 4 (22.22%) OO
5 4 (22.22%) Apache
5 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
5 4 (22.22%) HTTP
5 4 (22.22%) CGI
5 4 (22.22%) SSL
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling

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 (22.22%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
1 1 (5.56%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) HTTP
2 4 (22.22%) ICMP
2 4 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) Intranet
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) Skype
4 1 (5.56%) SNMP
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Consultant
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Head of Application Development
3 2 (11.11%) Head of Applications
3 2 (11.11%) Head of Development
3 2 (11.11%) Head of Support
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (5.56%) CIO
4 1 (5.56%) Content Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) WCF Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Web Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) CGI
1 4 (22.22%) FastCGI
2 1 (5.56%) GStreamer
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Biotechnology
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Life Science
3 1 (5.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Change Management
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) OO
2 4 (22.22%) OOP
2 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
2 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Case Management
3 3 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) Go
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 3 (16.67%) Ruby
5 3 (16.67%) Scala
6 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.56%) C#
7 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
7 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) MISRA
2 2 (11.11%) ISO 26262
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (5.56%) IEC 62304
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
3 1 (5.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
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