The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 17 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Contract jobs citing C 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.68% 4.49% 1.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.26% 14.81% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 47 54 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 39.50% 30.34% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 45
Median daily rate £335 £305 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +132.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Staffordshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for C.

1 4 (66.67%) VxWorks
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Pascal
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
4 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (16.67%) Simulink
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) HNC
4 1 (16.67%) HND
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (16.67%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) SysML
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Acrobat
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
2 1 (16.67%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (16.67%) FrameMaker
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Author
2 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Information Exploitation
3 1 (16.67%) Information Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) SysML
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Pascal
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) HNC
1 1 (16.67%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe