Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 113 108
Rank change year-on-year -46 -5 0
Contract jobs citing C 45 63 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.40% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.63% 4.58% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 42
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -18.75% +39.13%
10th Percentile £323 £148 £250
90th Percentile £601 £408 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +21.99%
10th Percentile £37.50 £26.00 £29.58
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £44.20
England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +2.56%

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 1,714 1,377 2,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.75% 30.68% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,061 871 1,272
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 47 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.11 £32.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +9.24% +17.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £16.30 £14.50
90th Percentile £48.63 £67.80 £43.60
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 22 September 2018.

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
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 22 September 2018. 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
Worcestershire +6 17 £438 - 26
Birmingham -22 11 £350 +7.69% 53
Warwickshire +4 7 £485 -11.82% 26
Shropshire -39 3 £370 +8.82% 6
Staffordshire -8 2 - - 20
Solihull -7 1 - - 3
Coventry -20 1 - - 13
Wolverhampton - 1 £565 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 - - 7
C
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 20 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 19 (42.22%) C++
3 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared
3 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
4 15 (33.33%) UML
5 11 (24.44%) Change Management
5 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
5 11 (24.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 11 (24.44%) Degree
6 9 (20.00%) Electronics
6 9 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 8 (17.78%) Embedded C
7 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (17.78%) Mathematics
8 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
8 7 (15.56%) MATLAB
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.33%) Assembly Language
9 6 (13.33%) Algorithms
10 5 (11.11%) Digital Signal Processing
10 5 (11.11%) Signal Processing
10 5 (11.11%) FPGA Design
10 5 (11.11%) Linux
10 5 (11.11%) C#
10 5 (11.11%) Cryptography
11 4 (8.89%) Wireless
11 4 (8.89%) Law
11 4 (8.89%) Network Security
11 4 (8.89%) JavaScript

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 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) Simulink
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Network Security
1 4 (8.89%) Wireless
2 2 (4.44%) Bluetooth
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 9 (20.00%) Electronics
2 4 (8.89%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Military
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Software Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Bluetooth Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) FPGA Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Big Data Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Excel Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Integration Architect
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Tableau Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) MFC
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) JSON
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) Play Framework
3 1 (2.22%) RESTful
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.33%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.67%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) ASIC
5 2 (4.44%) CPLD
5 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) VHDL
6 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.22%) iPad
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) NHS
6 1 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 15 (33.33%) UML
3 11 (24.44%) Change Management
3 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) Mathematics
5 5 (11.11%) Cryptography
5 5 (11.11%) Digital Signal Processing
5 5 (11.11%) FPGA Design
5 5 (11.11%) Signal Processing
6 4 (8.89%) Memory Management
6 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) CRM
7 3 (6.67%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) SDLC
7 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.44%) IT Strategy
8 2 (4.44%) Microservices
8 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) C++
2 9 (20.00%) Embedded C++
3 8 (17.78%) Embedded C
4 7 (15.56%) MATLAB
5 6 (13.33%) Assembly Language
6 5 (11.11%) C#
7 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.67%) Python
9 2 (4.44%) SQL
10 1 (2.22%) Java
10 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.22%) R
10 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (24.44%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) CCNP
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) GDPR
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 13485
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 26262
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Firmware
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SELinux
2 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco
2 2 (4.44%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) CA
3 1 (2.22%) Citrix
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau
3 1 (2.22%) VMware