Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 107 110
Rank change year-on-year -27 +3 -21
Contract jobs citing C 53 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.11% 1.74% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.30% 5.42% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 35
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -8.40%
10th Percentile £267 £173 £216
90th Percentile £523 £520 £488
England median daily rate £475 £449 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +12.19% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +27.23% -1.75%
10th Percentile £26.70 £10.61 £16.49
90th Percentile £51.75 £43.75 £34.90
England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.13% +11.43%

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 1,607 1,698 1,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.51% 32.06% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 1,034 1,029
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £250 £259 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -16.85% +4.79%
10th Percentile £17.30 £14.58 £12.97
90th Percentile £49.25 £42.50 £44.13
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Birmingham -2 17 £450 - 27
Coventry +4 9 £270 -29.50% 17
Warwickshire -16 5 - - 23
Solihull - 5 £475 - 4
Staffordshire +3 4 £290 +11.54% 13
Worcestershire -1 3 - - 24
Shropshire -15 3 £300 -9.09% 8
Dudley - 1 £275 - 1
C
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 (47.17%) C++
2 21 (39.62%) Software Engineering
3 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.53%) MATLAB
5 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.75%) Automotive
7 10 (18.87%) Linux
8 9 (16.98%) Python
8 9 (16.98%) Simulink
8 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
9 8 (15.09%) MISRA
9 8 (15.09%) VxWorks
9 8 (15.09%) C#
10 7 (13.21%) SQL
11 6 (11.32%) Embedded C
11 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
11 6 (11.32%) Finance
11 6 (11.32%) Change Management
11 6 (11.32%) Degree
11 6 (11.32%) Algorithms
12 5 (9.43%) JIRA
12 5 (9.43%) Embedded C++
12 5 (9.43%) Windows
12 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
12 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Project
13 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
13 4 (7.55%) Unix
13 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
13 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management

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 3 (5.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Simulink
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.66%) Stateflow
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.77%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) GitHub
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) Bluetooth
2 3 (5.66%) Network Security
2 3 (5.66%) Profibus
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.89%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.89%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) SSL
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) Essbase
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) Ingres
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.66%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.77%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.89%) GitLab
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) VectorCAST
General
1 11 (20.75%) Automotive
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
4 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Software Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Automotive Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Junior
7 2 (3.77%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) .NET
1 3 (5.66%) MFC
1 3 (5.66%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) Flash
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) OpenACC
2 1 (1.89%) RESTful
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.66%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) CUDA
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) VxWorks
3 5 (9.43%) Windows
4 4 (7.55%) Unix
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.89%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Software Engineering
2 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.32%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.55%) Scrum
5 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.66%) DevOps
5 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.66%) Memory Management
5 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.66%) Open Source
5 3 (5.66%) Signal Processing
5 3 (5.66%) UML
6 2 (3.77%) CRM
6 2 (3.77%) OO
6 2 (3.77%) Project Management
6 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) C++
2 13 (24.53%) MATLAB
3 9 (16.98%) Python
4 8 (15.09%) C#
5 7 (13.21%) SQL
6 6 (11.32%) Embedded C
7 5 (9.43%) Embedded C++
7 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.66%) Assembly Language
8 3 (5.66%) Java
8 3 (5.66%) Pascal
9 2 (3.77%) Ruby
10 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.89%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.89%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.89%) VB6
10 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.77%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.89%) CISSP
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.89%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) MISRA
2 4 (7.55%) IEC 62304
2 4 (7.55%) ISO 26262
3 3 (5.66%) IEC 61508
4 2 (3.77%) GDPR
4 2 (3.77%) MISRA C
4 2 (3.77%) PMO
5 1 (1.89%) COBIT
5 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.89%) QA
5 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SELinux
2 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.89%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Salt
2 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) MathWorks
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) F5
5 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.89%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.89%) Juniper
5 1 (1.89%) QNX
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) TippingPoint
5 1 (1.89%) VMware