The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 4 7 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing C 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 10.20% 4.76% 6.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 22.22% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £440 - £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11%  

C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 15 9 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 30.61% 21.43% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 10
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £203 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £365 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £11.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

C
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire citing C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for C in Worcestershire

C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing C in Worcestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for C in Worcestershire

C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing C in Worcestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for C in Worcestershire

C
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing C within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Malvern +1 3 £440 -
Worcester 0 1 £300 -
Redditch - 1 - -
C
West Midlands

C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Worcestershire region with a requirement for C.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) GCC
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (20.00%) Assembla
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (20.00%) RS-232
5 1 (20.00%) RS-485
5 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
5 1 (20.00%) Firmware
5 1 (20.00%) Middleware
5 1 (20.00%) 3G
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Automotive
5 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Linux

C
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) 3G
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) RS-232
1 1 (20.00%) RS-485
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) GCC
2 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) C Software Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Assembla
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft