Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 118 107
Rank change year-on-year -25 -11 -1
Contract jobs citing C 64 66 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.35% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.46% 4.24% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 49
West Midlands median daily rate £469 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.23% -18.75% +45.45%
10th Percentile £313 £148 £178
90th Percentile £605 £450 £533
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +8.00% +19.27%
10th Percentile £24.29 £28.55 £10.61
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £44.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.24%

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 1,848 1,555 1,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.52% 31.85% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,008 1,141
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £246 £256
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.78% +43.33% -21.31%
10th Percentile £15.25 £16.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.95 £49.63 £43.13
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.48% +2.56% +4.00%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Warwickshire +22 17 £500 -9.09% 17
Worcestershire - 16 £438 - 11
Birmingham -9 15 £350 - 41
Shropshire -58 6 £590 +84.38% 2
Staffordshire -12 4 £363 +25.00% 11
Coventry -18 2 £108 -27.03% 10
Solihull +1 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £565 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - - 3
C
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 23 (35.94%) Degree
2 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.69%) Software Engineering
3 19 (29.69%) C++
3 19 (29.69%) Mathematics
4 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
5 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (23.44%) Change Management
6 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
7 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
8 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (20.31%) C#
8 13 (20.31%) Linux
9 12 (18.75%) UML
9 12 (18.75%) Java
9 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (17.19%) Open Source
10 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
10 11 (17.19%) Software Delivery
10 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
10 11 (17.19%) Wireless
11 10 (15.63%) Nessus
11 10 (15.63%) Nmap
11 10 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (15.63%) Ruby
11 10 (15.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 10 (15.63%) Python
11 10 (15.63%) HTTP
11 10 (15.63%) SNMP
11 10 (15.63%) VPN

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 (15.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) TPMS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) Simulink
4 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) Wireless
2 10 (15.63%) 802.11
2 10 (15.63%) HTTP
2 10 (15.63%) SNMP
2 10 (15.63%) VPN
3 8 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) Network Security
4 2 (3.13%) SAN
5 1 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
5 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.56%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
2 10 (15.63%) Burp Suite
2 10 (15.63%) Metasploit
3 2 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 9 (14.06%) Electronics
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Law
2 3 (4.69%) Military
3 2 (3.13%) Automotive
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Embedded Engineer
1 18 (28.13%) Software Engineer
2 17 (26.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Tester
4 10 (15.63%) Penetration Tester
5 8 (12.50%) Architect
6 6 (9.38%) Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Developer
8 3 (4.69%) FPGA Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Integration Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Service Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) 802.1X
2 4 (6.25%) SOAP
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) RESTful
4 2 (3.13%) JSON
4 2 (3.13%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.56%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) HTML5
5 1 (1.56%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Cyberthreat
1 10 (15.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 10 (15.63%) SCADA
2 9 (14.06%) Mobile App
3 8 (12.50%) Wiki
4 5 (7.81%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.69%) ASIC
6 3 (4.69%) CPLD
6 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.69%) VHDL
7 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.56%) iPad
8 1 (1.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Linux
2 10 (15.63%) Kali Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) VME
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Mathematics
2 19 (29.69%) Software Engineering
3 17 (26.56%) Computer Science
4 15 (23.44%) Change Management
4 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
5 12 (18.75%) UML
6 11 (17.19%) Open Source
6 11 (17.19%) Software Delivery
7 10 (15.63%) Cyber Intelligence
7 10 (15.63%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 10 (15.63%) OSINT
7 10 (15.63%) Patch Management
7 10 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Remediation Plan
7 10 (15.63%) Security Architecture
7 10 (15.63%) Social Engineering
7 10 (15.63%) Threat Intelligence
7 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
8 8 (12.50%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) C++
2 13 (20.31%) C#
3 12 (18.75%) Java
4 11 (17.19%) PowerShell
5 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
5 10 (15.63%) Lua
5 10 (15.63%) Python
5 10 (15.63%) Ruby
6 7 (10.94%) Embedded C
7 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.38%) MATLAB
8 5 (7.81%) Assembly Language
9 3 (4.69%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.56%) COBOL
10 1 (1.56%) Scala
10 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Degree
2 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 10 (15.63%) OSCE
5 2 (3.13%) CCNA
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) CREST Certified
5 2 (3.13%) GPEN
5 2 (3.13%) OSCP
5 2 (3.13%) SANS
5 2 (3.13%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) GDPR
1 1 (1.56%) IEC 62304
1 1 (1.56%) ISO 13485
1 1 (1.56%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.56%) PMO
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Nessus
1 10 (15.63%) Nmap
2 2 (3.13%) SELinux
3 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco
2 2 (3.13%) Mentor Graphics
2 2 (3.13%) Tableau
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe
3 1 (1.56%) Arqiva
3 1 (1.56%) Avaya
3 1 (1.56%) CA
3 1 (1.56%) Citrix
3 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.56%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.56%) Verint
3 1 (1.56%) Virgin Media
3 1 (1.56%) VMware