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 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 91 83
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8  
Contract jobs citing C 25 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.66% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.88% 5.07% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 13
Median daily rate £320 £425 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.70% +49.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £286 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £490 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £381 £350
% change year-on-year +8.19% +8.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £24.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £39.00 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33%  

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 645 987 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.80% 32.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 625 484
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 41
Median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £20.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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
Birmingham +13 10 £320 -34.02% 11
Warwickshire +7 5 - -
Staffordshire -5 2 - -
Coventry +13 1 - - 2
Worcestershire +10 1 - - 1
Solihull 0 1 £180 -62.88%
C
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for C.

1 22 (37.29%) C++
2 19 (32.20%) Software Engineering
3 13 (22.03%) Python
3 13 (22.03%) Embedded C
4 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
5 10 (16.95%) Automotive
6 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.56%) Change Management
7 8 (13.56%) Project Management
7 8 (13.56%) Java
8 7 (11.86%) Linux
8 7 (11.86%) MATLAB
9 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Simulink
10 5 (8.47%) Finance
10 5 (8.47%) .NET
10 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (8.47%) XML
10 5 (8.47%) SSL
10 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
10 5 (8.47%) Assembly Language
11 4 (6.78%) Apache
11 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
11 4 (6.78%) HTTP
11 4 (6.78%) DNS
11 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.78%) CGI
11 4 (6.78%) XSLT
11 4 (6.78%) Perl

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 4 (6.78%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (8.47%) Simulink
2 4 (6.78%) Doxygen
3 2 (3.39%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.69%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.69%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (1.69%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.69%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.47%) SSL
3 4 (6.78%) DNS
3 4 (6.78%) HTTP
3 4 (6.78%) ICMP
4 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.08%) Wireless
5 2 (3.39%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.39%) Firewall
5 2 (3.39%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.69%) 3G
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) Intranet
6 1 (1.69%) LAN
6 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.69%) Network Security
6 1 (1.69%) Profibus
6 1 (1.69%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.78%) Subversion
2 3 (5.08%) GCC
2 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.39%) LabVIEW
3 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (16.95%) Automotive
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Software Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Author
3 5 (8.47%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Consultant
3 5 (8.47%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Technical Author
4 4 (6.78%) Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Head of Application Development
6 2 (3.39%) Head of Applications
6 2 (3.39%) Head of Development
6 2 (3.39%) Head of Support
6 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
1 5 (8.47%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) CGI
2 4 (6.78%) FastCGI
2 4 (6.78%) HTML
2 4 (6.78%) XSLT
3 1 (1.69%) GStreamer
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.69%) WCF
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
1 4 (6.78%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) CMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Life Science
3 1 (1.69%) RIA
3 1 (1.69%) SCADA
3 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Unix
2 4 (6.78%) VxWorks
3 3 (5.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Software Engineering
2 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.56%) Change Management
3 8 (13.56%) Project Management
4 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
5 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.78%) OO
6 4 (6.78%) OOP
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Refactoring
6 4 (6.78%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (6.78%) SDLC
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (6.78%) UML
6 4 (6.78%) Validation
7 3 (5.08%) Case Management
7 3 (5.08%) Data Management
7 3 (5.08%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) C++
2 13 (22.03%) Embedded C
2 13 (22.03%) Python
3 8 (13.56%) Java
4 7 (11.86%) MATLAB
5 5 (8.47%) Assembly Language
6 4 (6.78%) C#
6 4 (6.78%) Go
6 4 (6.78%) Perl
6 4 (6.78%) SQL
7 3 (5.08%) Ruby
7 3 (5.08%) Scala
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.39%) Pascal
9 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CCA
4 1 (1.69%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) CCNP
4 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ECDL
4 1 (1.69%) GCIH
4 1 (1.69%) GIAC
4 1 (1.69%) HNC
4 1 (1.69%) HND
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO 26262
1 4 (6.78%) MISRA
2 2 (3.39%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.69%) vCloud
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
1 1 (1.69%) SCOM
1 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Citrix
2 3 (5.08%) VMware
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe
4 1 (1.69%) Assembla
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.69%) NetApp
4 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
networx
Rate: National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage
Posted: 2 days ago