The first table below looks at the demand for Embedded C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded C over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded C
Rank 510 475 455
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -20
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 83 93 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.48% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 6
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£380 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £273 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 43 88
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20247 19436 20658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.04% 38.09% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12959 12021 12339
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 571 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £50.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

Embedded C
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded C within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Embedded C Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded C
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded C within the UK.

Embedded C Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded C
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded C within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Embedded C Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded C
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Embedded C Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded C
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded C within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Embedded C Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded C
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded C within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 79 £385 +28.33% 100
South East -8 30 £350 +6.06% 12
East of England -40 20 £388 +35.96% 40
London +12 15 £388 +40.90% 7
Cambridgeshire -17 14 £388 +35.96% 35
Berkshire +15 13 £425 - 4
Reading - 12 £425 - 1
Hampshire -11 11 £313 +0.80% 2
Cambridge -20 10 £388 +35.96% 24
South West -21 7 £311 - 20
Essex +4 5 - - 2
West Midlands -15 3 £315 - 6
Scotland - 3 £350 - 1
Chelmsford - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £285 - 3
Middlesex - 2 £350 - 2
North West - 2 - - 4
Warwickshire - 1 £315 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £350 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 3
Chesterfield - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Cwmbran - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
Derby - - - - 5

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Embedded C also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded C.

1 156 (99.36%) C
2 113 (71.97%) Software Engineering
3 57 (36.31%) C++
4 52 (33.12%) Linux
5 32 (20.38%) Embedded C++
6 29 (18.47%) Electronics
7 28 (17.83%) Degree
7 28 (17.83%) Embedded Systems
8 24 (15.29%) Embedded Software Development
8 24 (15.29%) Embedded Linux
9 21 (13.38%) Device Driver
10 17 (10.83%) TCP/IP
10 17 (10.83%) OO
11 16 (10.19%) Assembly Language
12 14 (8.92%) Automotive
12 14 (8.92%) Python
13 13 (8.28%) Computer Science
14 12 (7.64%) GDB
14 12 (7.64%) Telecoms
14 12 (7.64%) UML
14 12 (7.64%) C#
14 12 (7.64%) Java
14 12 (7.64%) Firmware
15 11 (7.01%) Windows
15 11 (7.01%) Wireless
15 11 (7.01%) Rational DOORS
15 11 (7.01%) ZigBee
15 11 (7.01%) Multithreading
16 10 (6.37%) OOP
16 10 (6.37%) Cisco

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Embedded C also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.83%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.01%) Wireless
2 11 (7.01%) ZigBee
3 6 (3.82%) Bluetooth
4 5 (3.18%) GSM
4 5 (3.18%) IPv4
4 5 (3.18%) IPv6
5 4 (2.55%) GPRS
5 4 (2.55%) MPLS
5 4 (2.55%) OSPF
5 4 (2.55%) BGP
5 4 (2.55%) DVB
6 3 (1.91%) HTTP
6 3 (1.91%) SAN
6 3 (1.91%) LTE
6 3 (1.91%) NAS
7 2 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.27%) Modbus
7 2 (1.27%) 2G
7 2 (1.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.55%) MySQL
2 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) GDB
2 11 (7.01%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (5.10%) ClearCase
4 5 (3.18%) Subversion
5 4 (2.55%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.91%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.27%) LLVM
7 2 (1.27%) Valgrind
7 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.27%) GNU Toolchain
7 2 (1.27%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.64%) Trac
8 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.64%) JIRA
8 1 (0.64%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (18.47%) Electronics
2 14 (8.92%) Automotive
3 12 (7.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.18%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.91%) Finance
6 1 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 96 (61.15%) Software Engineer
2 50 (31.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 31 (19.75%) Developer
4 19 (12.10%) Embedded C Engineer
5 16 (10.19%) C Developer
6 13 (8.28%) C Software Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Junior Software Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Junior
8 8 (5.10%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) C Programmer
9 7 (4.46%) Programmer
9 7 (4.46%) Embedded C Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.18%) POSIX
2 4 (2.55%) HTML
2 4 (2.55%) .NET
2 4 (2.55%) OSGi
3 3 (1.91%) OpenGL
3 3 (1.91%) Middleware
4 2 (1.27%) OpenCL
4 2 (1.27%) Renderscript
4 2 (1.27%) DirectCompute
4 2 (1.27%) XML
4 2 (1.27%) XSLT
5 1 (0.64%) WebKit
5 1 (0.64%) JSON
5 1 (0.64%) WPF
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.64%) Qt
5 1 (0.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.83%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (13.38%) Device Driver
3 13 (8.28%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.64%) Firmware
5 8 (5.10%) CAN bus
6 6 (3.82%) DTV
7 4 (2.55%) STB
7 4 (2.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.27%) GPGPU
8 2 (1.27%) CUDA
8 2 (1.27%) VHDL
9 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.64%) Clustering
9 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) IPTV
9 1 (0.64%) Robotics
9 1 (0.64%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.12%) Linux
2 24 (15.29%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (7.01%) Windows
4 8 (5.10%) Android
5 6 (3.82%) UNIX
6 5 (3.18%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.91%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.91%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (71.97%) Software Engineering
2 24 (15.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 17 (10.83%) OO
4 12 (7.64%) UML
5 11 (7.01%) Multithreading
6 10 (6.37%) OOP
7 8 (5.10%) Software Architecture
8 7 (4.46%) Integration Testing
9 6 (3.82%) OOD
9 6 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.55%) Stress Testing
10 4 (2.55%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.55%) Test Automation
11 3 (1.91%) Android Development
11 3 (1.91%) iOS Development
11 3 (1.91%) Validation
11 3 (1.91%) Scrum
11 3 (1.91%) TDD
11 3 (1.91%) Automated Testing
12 2 (1.27%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (99.36%) C
2 57 (36.31%) C++
3 32 (20.38%) Embedded C++
4 16 (10.19%) Assembly Language
5 14 (8.92%) Python
6 12 (7.64%) Java
6 12 (7.64%) C#
7 7 (4.46%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.91%) VC++
8 3 (1.91%) Perl
9 2 (1.27%) VBScript
9 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.64%) VB6
10 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) SQL
10 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (17.83%) Degree
2 8 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) DO-178B
2 5 (3.18%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.37%) Cisco
2 6 (3.82%) Intel
3 4 (2.55%) EMC
4 2 (1.27%) QNX
4 2 (1.27%) MKS
4 2 (1.27%) Perforce
4 2 (1.27%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.27%) Coverity
4 2 (1.27%) Wind River
5 1 (0.64%) Freescale
5 1 (0.64%) VMware
5 1 (0.64%) Serena
5 1 (0.64%) Hitachi
5 1 (0.64%) Motorola
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