The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
England / West Midlands
Rank 82 98 74
Rank change year-on-year +16 -24  
Contract jobs citing C 34 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.20% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.93% 3.50% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 20
Median daily rate £440 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £127 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £375 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Median hourly rate £28.98 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.21% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.59 £13.24 £30.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £36.50 £35.85
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 689 913 757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.19% 34.27% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 549 427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.50 £37.40
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for C in the West Midlands

C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for C in the West Midlands

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in the West Midlands

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing C in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for C in the West Midlands

C
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Warwickshire +1 10 £343 +37.00% 2
Birmingham +4 7 £475 +43.39% 9
Coventry +4 5 £463 +8.82% 2
Worcestershire +3 5 £440 - 1
Staffordshire +5 4 £388 -
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
C
England

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for C.

1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.78%) C++
3 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.99%) Software Engineering
5 14 (17.72%) Automotive
6 13 (16.46%) Embedded C
7 12 (15.19%) Python
8 10 (12.66%) Project Management
8 10 (12.66%) Windows
8 10 (12.66%) MS Office
9 9 (11.39%) ISO26262
10 8 (10.13%) Finance
10 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
10 8 (10.13%) Coaching
11 7 (8.86%) IEC 61508
11 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (8.86%) Change Management
11 7 (8.86%) Mathematics
11 7 (8.86%) Degree
12 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
12 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.59%) VxWorks
12 6 (7.59%) CRM
12 6 (7.59%) C#
12 6 (7.59%) Java
12 6 (7.59%) .NET
13 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (6.33%) XML
13 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
13 5 (6.33%) Firmware

C
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Confluence
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.53%) SAS
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.27%) Liferay
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Office
2 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.33%) Simulink
3 5 (6.33%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (5.06%) Doxygen
5 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.27%) MS Project
6 1 (1.27%) Stateflow
6 1 (1.27%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.53%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.53%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.53%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) Profibus
2 2 (2.53%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) 3G
3 1 (1.27%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.27%) Intranet
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.27%) Network Security
3 1 (1.27%) RFID
3 1 (1.27%) RS-232
3 1 (1.27%) RS-485
3 1 (1.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) VoIP
3 1 (1.27%) VPN
3 1 (1.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.27%) Big Data
2 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.80%) GCC
2 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) JIRA
3 2 (2.53%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.27%) Subversion
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (17.72%) Automotive
2 8 (10.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Advertising
3 3 (3.80%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (15.19%) Software Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) C Software Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Embedded C Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Quality Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Software Quality Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Administrator
5 4 (5.06%) Architect
5 4 (5.06%) Author
5 4 (5.06%) Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Technical Author
6 3 (3.80%) Applications Support
6 3 (3.80%) Consultant
6 3 (3.80%) Data Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (2.53%) CRM Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) XML
3 4 (5.06%) HTML
3 4 (5.06%) XSLT
4 1 (1.27%) Core Data
4 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.27%) J2EE
4 1 (1.27%) Leaflet
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.27%) REST
4 1 (1.27%) Spring
4 1 (1.27%) Struts
4 1 (1.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.80%) User Experience
3 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.53%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.27%) AS400
4 1 (1.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) CMDB
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) RIA
4 1 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) VxWorks
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.99%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.66%) Project Management
4 8 (10.13%) Coaching
5 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.86%) Change Management
5 7 (8.86%) Mathematics
6 6 (7.59%) CRM
6 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.06%) IT Strategy
7 4 (5.06%) ITIL
7 4 (5.06%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.06%) Scrum
7 4 (5.06%) SDLC
7 4 (5.06%) Service Management
8 3 (3.80%) Analytics
8 3 (3.80%) Case Management
8 3 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) C++
2 13 (16.46%) Embedded C
3 12 (15.19%) Python
4 6 (7.59%) C#
4 6 (7.59%) Java
5 5 (6.33%) MATLAB
6 4 (5.06%) SQL
7 3 (3.80%) Ruby
7 3 (3.80%) Scala
8 2 (2.53%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.53%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.53%) Pascal
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) Ada
9 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.27%) R
9 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.53%) MCSE
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.27%) BICSI Certification
6 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.27%) CCA
6 1 (1.27%) CCNP
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.27%) GCIH
6 1 (1.27%) GIAC
6 1 (1.27%) MCSA
6 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.27%) PMP
6 1 (1.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) ISO26262
2 7 (8.86%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.53%) MISRA
3 2 (2.53%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.27%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.27%) vCloud
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.53%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) IBM
3 3 (3.80%) VMware
4 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.53%) Citrix
4 2 (2.53%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.27%) Altera
5 1 (1.27%) arcserve
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco
5 1 (1.27%) Coverity
5 1 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) NetApp
5 1 (1.27%) Pega
5 1 (1.27%) Remedy
5 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.27%) Veritas
5 1 (1.27%) Xilinx
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