Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 99 105
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing C 73 110 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 1.78% 1.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.83% 5.51% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 32
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +21.95% -12.14%
10th Percentile £148 £179 £201
90th Percentile £450 £529 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +19.27% -1.75%
10th Percentile £15.95 £10.61 £16.83
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.90 £33.65
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +11.59%

C is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1510 1996 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.03% 32.38% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1223 899
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.00 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.21% -11.37% +23.09%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.95 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.45 £43.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +22 30 £350 -33.65% 1
Coventry +14 12 £148 -58.66% 4
Warwickshire -6 9 £550 +78.86% 3
Shropshire +8 3 £340 +3.03% 2
Staffordshire +5 3 £290 +11.54% 2
Solihull +4 1 £180 - 2
Dudley - 1 £275 -
C
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 35 (47.95%) C++
2 19 (26.03%) MATLAB
3 18 (24.66%) Software Engineering
4 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (20.55%) SQL
6 11 (15.07%) Automotive
7 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
7 10 (13.70%) Java
7 10 (13.70%) Degree
8 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 9 (12.33%) Python
9 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
9 8 (10.96%) Simulink
9 8 (10.96%) Finance
10 7 (9.59%) Linux
10 7 (9.59%) MISRA
10 7 (9.59%) Mathematics
11 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
11 6 (8.22%) VxWorks
11 6 (8.22%) Embedded C
12 5 (6.85%) Project Management
12 5 (6.85%) Oracle
12 5 (6.85%) Unix
12 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
12 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
12 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.85%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
13 4 (5.48%) Technical Architecture

C
Co-occurring 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 (4.11%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
2 2 (2.74%) JBoss
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Simulink
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.37%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.37%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.48%) Bluetooth
3 3 (4.11%) DNS
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 3 (4.11%) ICMP
3 3 (4.11%) NAS
3 3 (4.11%) SSL
4 2 (2.74%) Profibus
5 1 (1.37%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (1.37%) SMS
5 1 (1.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.74%) Essbase
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.11%) Subversion
3 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) VectorCAST
General
1 11 (15.07%) Automotive
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.44%) Software Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Developer
3 8 (10.96%) Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) MATLAB Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) MATLAB Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Automotive Software Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) IT Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) CGI
1 3 (4.11%) FastCGI
2 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
2 2 (2.74%) Java EE
2 2 (2.74%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) GStreamer
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
3 1 (1.37%) OpenACC
3 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) CUDA
4 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) VxWorks
3 5 (6.85%) Unix
4 3 (4.11%) Windows
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Software Engineering
2 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 7 (9.59%) Mathematics
5 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
5 5 (6.85%) Project Management
5 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Change Control
6 4 (5.48%) Change Management
6 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.48%) OO
6 4 (5.48%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (5.48%) Validation
7 3 (4.11%) Content Development
7 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.11%) Refactoring
7 3 (4.11%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (4.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) C++
2 19 (26.03%) MATLAB
3 15 (20.55%) SQL
4 10 (13.70%) Java
5 9 (12.33%) Python
6 6 (8.22%) Embedded C
6 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.48%) Assembly Language
8 3 (4.11%) Go
8 3 (4.11%) Perl
9 2 (2.74%) C#
9 2 (2.74%) Pascal
10 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.37%) Ingres ABF
10 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) ECDL
3 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.37%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) MISRA
2 3 (4.11%) IEC 62304
2 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.11%) PMO
3 2 (2.74%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.74%) ISO 26262
3 2 (2.74%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Firmware
2 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle
3 4 (5.48%) IBM
4 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Citrix
4 1 (1.37%) F5
4 1 (1.37%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.37%) SAP
4 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.37%) VMware