Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 128 110
Rank change year-on-year +22 -18 +20
Contract jobs citing C 90 53 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.83% 1.11% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.11% 3.35% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 36
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +70.00%
10th Percentile £352 £325 £171
90th Percentile £575 £513 £513
England median daily rate £450 £475 £448
% change year-on-year -5.26% +6.15% +11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £25.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +45.24% -26.23%
10th Percentile £31.32 £24.50 £10.61
90th Percentile £54.63 £48.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £42.10
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.24% +5.25%

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 1,761 1,582 1,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.85% 33.16% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,071 995 909
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £258 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +50.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £32.50 £24.65 £11.23
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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
Warwickshire +30 30 £500 - 4
Worcestershire -1 30 £425 +6.32% 6
Birmingham +13 8 £438 -2.78% 30
Coventry -10 8 £425 +29.28% 12
Staffordshire +4 4 £363 +25.00% 3
Herefordshire - 4 £375 - 2
Shropshire -39 2 £590 +96.67% 4
Solihull +3 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £550 - 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for C.

1 32 (35.56%) C++
2 31 (34.44%) Degree
3 24 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 23 (25.56%) Wireless
5 21 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
6 19 (21.11%) Change Management
6 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
7 18 (20.00%) Linux
7 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 18 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 17 (18.89%) Visual Studio
9 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (16.67%) C#
10 15 (16.67%) VPN
10 15 (16.67%) ASIC
11 14 (15.56%) Electronics
11 14 (15.56%) VHDL
11 14 (15.56%) Python
12 13 (14.44%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (12.22%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
13 11 (12.22%) Software Delivery
13 11 (12.22%) Java
13 11 (12.22%) UML
13 11 (12.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 10 (11.11%) Ruby
14 10 (11.11%) Nessus

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 10 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) C-CURE
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.22%) Scribe Insight
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.22%) IaaS
3 2 (2.22%) PaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Scribe Online
4 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.56%) Wireless
2 15 (16.67%) VPN
3 10 (11.11%) 802.11
3 10 (11.11%) HTTP
3 10 (11.11%) SNMP
4 8 (8.89%) VoIP
5 6 (6.67%) SSL
6 4 (4.44%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (4.44%) DMZ
6 4 (4.44%) Ethernet
6 4 (4.44%) Firewall
6 4 (4.44%) WAN
7 2 (2.22%) Bluetooth
7 2 (2.22%) DHCP
7 2 (2.22%) DNS
7 2 (2.22%) SAN
8 1 (1.11%) Network Security
8 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.22%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (11.11%) Burp Suite
3 10 (11.11%) Metasploit
4 3 (3.33%) JIRA
5 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (15.56%) Electronics
2 6 (6.67%) Military
3 3 (3.33%) Legal
3 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Finance
5 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.11%) Automotive
5 1 (1.11%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Software Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (11.11%) Tester
5 8 (8.89%) Coordinator
5 8 (8.89%) Project Coordinator
6 7 (7.78%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (6.67%) Architect
7 6 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) FPGA Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Embedded C Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.33%) Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.33%) JSON
3 2 (2.22%) CSS
3 2 (2.22%) OAuth
3 2 (2.22%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.22%) OpenID
3 2 (2.22%) SOAP
3 2 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) RESTful
4 1 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) ASIC
2 14 (15.56%) VHDL
3 13 (14.44%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (12.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (11.11%) SCADA
6 9 (10.00%) Algorithms
7 8 (8.89%) e-Learning
7 8 (8.89%) Mobile App
7 8 (8.89%) Wiki
8 7 (7.78%) CCTV
8 7 (7.78%) CPLD
8 7 (7.78%) Learning Management System
9 6 (6.67%) Device Driver
10 5 (5.56%) Data Centre
11 2 (2.22%) DataPower
12 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (1.11%) NHS
12 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) Linux
2 10 (11.11%) Kali Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Windows
4 1 (1.11%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) Unix
4 1 (1.11%) VME
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 19 (21.11%) Change Management
2 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
3 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 18 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 11 (12.22%) Software Delivery
4 11 (12.22%) UML
5 10 (11.11%) Cyber Intelligence
5 10 (11.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 10 (11.11%) Open Source
5 10 (11.11%) OSINT
5 10 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 10 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
5 10 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 10 (11.11%) Social Engineering
5 10 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
5 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) C++
2 15 (16.67%) C#
3 14 (15.56%) Python
4 11 (12.22%) Java
4 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
5 10 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 10 (11.11%) Lua
5 10 (11.11%) MATLAB
5 10 (11.11%) Ruby
6 9 (10.00%) Assembly Language
7 4 (4.44%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.33%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.11%) COBOL
10 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) Degree
2 21 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.11%) OSCE
5 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.22%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.22%) GPEN
6 2 (2.22%) OSCP
6 2 (2.22%) SANS
6 2 (2.22%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (1.11%) CISA
7 1 (1.11%) CISM
7 1 (1.11%) CISSP
7 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) DO-254
2 1 (1.11%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Firmware
2 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) Nessus
1 10 (11.11%) Nmap
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Arqiva
1 8 (8.89%) Virgin Media
2 6 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.44%) Blue Coat
4 4 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.44%) Cisco
4 4 (4.44%) F5
4 4 (4.44%) Forcepoint
4 4 (4.44%) VMware
5 2 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Avaya
6 1 (1.11%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.11%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle
6 1 (1.11%) Verint