Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 158 122
Rank change year-on-year +70 -36 -8
Contract jobs citing C 87 44 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.08% 0.87% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.90% 2.60% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 25
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +34.62% -18.75%
10th Percentile £300 £323 £148
90th Percentile £654 £601 £415
England median daily rate £458 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -3.68% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.75 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £37.25 £37.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%

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 1,474 1,691 1,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.30% 33.31% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 1,050 863
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £288 £289 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £478 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -9.92% +32.32%
10th Percentile £26.85 £15.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £50.70 £48.38 £68.38
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%

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 15 September 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
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 15 September 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
Worcestershire -3 17 £394 -10.00% 22
Coventry +19 15 £425 - 24
Birmingham +6 13 £338 -3.57% 29
Shropshire +30 11 £428 +15.54%
Warwickshire +12 11 £370 -23.71% 15
Wolverhampton - 5 £645 -
Solihull +7 2 £375 - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £300 - 6
C
England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 21 (24.14%) C++
2 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
4 15 (17.24%) Degree
4 15 (17.24%) Electronics
5 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
5 13 (14.94%) Azure
5 13 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (14.94%) Public Sector
6 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.64%) C#
7 11 (12.64%) Visual Studio
7 11 (12.64%) Mathematics
8 10 (11.49%) ITIL
8 10 (11.49%) Firmware
8 10 (11.49%) Project Management
8 10 (11.49%) Finance
9 9 (10.34%) VHDL
9 9 (10.34%) Change Management
9 9 (10.34%) ASIC
9 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 9 (10.34%) Windows
9 9 (10.34%) SQL
9 9 (10.34%) JIRA
9 9 (10.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (9.20%) Confluence
10 8 (9.20%) Wireless
10 8 (9.20%) Project Delivery
11 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills

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 8 (9.20%) Confluence
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.15%) assyst
2 1 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Azure
2 4 (4.60%) AWS
2 4 (4.60%) Office 365
2 4 (4.60%) PaaS
3 3 (3.45%) IaaS
4 2 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.15%) GitHub
5 1 (1.15%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Wireless
2 5 (5.75%) VPN
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (2.30%) DMZ
3 2 (2.30%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.30%) Firewall
3 2 (2.30%) HTTP
3 2 (2.30%) SSL
3 2 (2.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.15%) 802.11
4 1 (1.15%) DNS
4 1 (1.15%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) MIMO
4 1 (1.15%) RS-232
4 1 (1.15%) SNMP
4 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.15%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.15%) Power BI
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.34%) JIRA
3 4 (4.60%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (4.60%) Selenium
4 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.15%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.15%) Gatling
6 1 (1.15%) GitLab
6 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.15%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.15%) Protractor
6 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (17.24%) Electronics
2 13 (14.94%) Public Sector
3 10 (11.49%) Finance
4 5 (5.75%) Local Government
5 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.30%) Automotive
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) Software Engineer
2 12 (13.79%) Architect
3 11 (12.64%) Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Firmware Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 4 (4.60%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.60%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Product Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) .NET
1 4 (4.60%) CSS
2 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.45%) Web Services
2 3 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.15%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.15%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.15%) MassTransit
4 1 (1.15%) Node.js
4 1 (1.15%) Qt
4 1 (1.15%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) ASIC
1 9 (10.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 9 (10.34%) VHDL
2 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.60%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.60%) e-Learning
5 3 (3.45%) CCTV
5 3 (3.45%) CPLD
5 3 (3.45%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) User Experience
7 1 (1.15%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.15%) iPhone
7 1 (1.15%) SCADA
7 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
3 13 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.64%) Mathematics
5 10 (11.49%) ITIL
5 10 (11.49%) Project Management
6 9 (10.34%) Change Management
7 8 (9.20%) Project Delivery
8 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.90%) Computer Science
9 6 (6.90%) Cryptography
9 6 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.90%) DevOps
9 6 (6.90%) Digital Signal Processing
9 6 (6.90%) Scrum
9 6 (6.90%) Signal Processing
9 6 (6.90%) UML
10 5 (5.75%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) C++
2 11 (12.64%) C#
3 9 (10.34%) SQL
4 7 (8.05%) Java
5 6 (6.90%) Assembly Language
6 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.60%) Python
7 3 (3.45%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.30%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.30%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) Lua
9 1 (1.15%) Ruby
9 1 (1.15%) VB
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Degree
2 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) HND
5 2 (2.30%) ISEB
6 1 (1.15%) HNC
6 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.15%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) DO-254
2 4 (4.60%) QA
3 3 (3.45%) MISRA
4 1 (1.15%) JTAG
4 1 (1.15%) NCSC
4 1 (1.15%) NIST
4 1 (1.15%) PMO
4 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Firmware
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Ansible
1 1 (1.15%) Kibana
1 1 (1.15%) Nessus
1 1 (1.15%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Arqiva
3 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
3 4 (4.60%) Virgin Media
4 3 (3.45%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco
5 2 (2.30%) F5
5 2 (2.30%) Forcepoint
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) Sparx
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.30%) webMethods
6 1 (1.15%) BT
6 1 (1.15%) Cognos
6 1 (1.15%) Dell
6 1 (1.15%) Huawei
6 1 (1.15%) Samsung
6 1 (1.15%) SAP