Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 113 122
Rank change year-on-year -31 +9 -26
Contract jobs citing C 44 56 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.29% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 4.20% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 33
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £146
90th Percentile £513 £498 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +8.53%
10th Percentile £33.90 £11.32 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +8.84%

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 1,601 1,333 1,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.71% 30.78% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 856 1,127
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £272 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £511
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +40.00% -21.58%
10th Percentile £18.18 £21.75 £13.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £75.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +10.71%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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 +1 15 £400 -9.15% 19
Birmingham -21 8 £450 - 17
Coventry -13 5 £388 -13.89% 6
Solihull - 5 £475 - 2
Warwickshire -7 4 £370 +8.03% 17
Staffordshire -6 2 - - 19
Shropshire -15 1 £300 - 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 25 (56.82%) C++
1 25 (56.82%) Software Engineering
2 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
3 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Embedded C++
3 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
4 15 (34.09%) UML
5 12 (27.27%) Python
5 12 (27.27%) Linux
6 11 (25.00%) C#
7 8 (18.18%) MATLAB
7 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 8 (18.18%) Unix
7 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
8 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.91%) Algorithms
9 6 (13.64%) SELinux
9 6 (13.64%) Memory Management
9 6 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (13.64%) Network Security
9 6 (13.64%) Change Management
9 6 (13.64%) Assembly Language
9 6 (13.64%) MFC
10 5 (11.36%) Embedded C
10 5 (11.36%) Automotive
10 5 (11.36%) JIRA
11 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.09%) Scrum
11 4 (9.09%) MathWorks
11 4 (9.09%) SQL

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 2 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Simulink
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.55%) Stateflow
2 2 (4.55%) TargetLink
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.55%) IaaS
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.55%) PaaS
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Network Security
2 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Bluetooth
3 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 2 (4.55%) Profibus
4 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) FlexRay
4 1 (2.27%) SSL
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Big Data
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) Power BI
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.36%) JIRA
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.82%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.27%) GitLab
5 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (11.36%) Automotive
2 3 (6.82%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Software Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) C++ Software Engineer
3 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Coach
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Software Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) IT Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) VB Developer
8 1 (2.27%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) MFC
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.27%) Flash
3 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) J2EE
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) Spring
3 1 (2.27%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Algorithms
2 6 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) Unix
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 3 (6.82%) VxWorks
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Software Engineering
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) UML
4 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
5 6 (13.64%) Memory Management
6 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.09%) DevOps
6 4 (9.09%) Open Source
6 4 (9.09%) Scrum
6 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.82%) Coaching
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (6.82%) IT Strategy
7 3 (6.82%) Machine Learning
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) Service Management
7 3 (6.82%) TDD
8 2 (4.55%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) C++
2 17 (38.64%) Embedded C++
3 12 (27.27%) Python
4 11 (25.00%) C#
5 8 (18.18%) MATLAB
6 6 (13.64%) Assembly Language
7 5 (11.36%) Embedded C
8 4 (9.09%) SQL
9 3 (6.82%) Java
10 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 2 (4.55%) Pascal
10 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
10 2 (4.55%) R
10 2 (4.55%) Ruby
10 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.27%) Java 8
11 1 (2.27%) Kotlin
11 1 (2.27%) SPARQL
11 1 (2.27%) VB
11 1 (2.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) CISSP
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) IEC 62304
1 3 (6.82%) ISO 26262
1 3 (6.82%) MISRA
2 2 (4.55%) IEC 61508
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) GDPR
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SELinux
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) MathWorks
3 2 (4.55%) Tableau
4 1 (2.27%) Arqiva
4 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.27%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.27%) Huawei
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Juniper
4 1 (2.27%) QNX
4 1 (2.27%) TippingPoint