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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 18 23 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs citing C 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.92% 1.27% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.00% 2.78% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £43.50
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 50 72 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 36.50% 45.86% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 55
Median daily rate £325 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.50
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in Staffordshire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Staffordshire

C
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Stafford - 3 £325 -
Lichfield - 1 £450 -
C
West Midlands

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for C.

1 5 (55.56%) VxWorks
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Pascal
4 2 (22.22%) Firmware
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Publishing
4 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) Information Management
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Confluence
4 2 (22.22%) Profibus
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Information Exploitation
4 2 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (11.11%) Core Data
5 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 1 (11.11%) SonarQube

C
Top Related 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 2 (22.22%) Confluence
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
2 1 (11.11%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Profibus
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Core Data
1 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) VxWorks
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Information Exploitation
2 2 (22.22%) Information Management
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Pascal
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
3 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Altera
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) Coverity
2 1 (11.11%) Xilinx