The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded C
Rank 530 520 467
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -53
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 87 70 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.34% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 11
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£350 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £329 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £268 £363
% change year-on-year
+30.84% -26.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 65
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £33.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +6 85 £356 +27.23% 119
South East -7 32 £350 +41.41% 51
South West -19 18 £338 +8.00% 11
East of England -19 16 £338 +26.16% 39
Cambridgeshire +11 14 £338 +35.00% 33
London +11 10 £386 +6.55% 1
Cambridge +4 10 £334 +33.50% 27
Hampshire -6 9 £350 +41.41% 4
Berkshire +21 8 £423 - 11
Reading +23 5 £423 - 4
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Surrey -1 4 £350 - 5
Bristol -11 4 - - 3
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £320 - 11
Yorkshire 0 3 £290 -3.33% 2
Southampton - 3 £350 - 2
Dorset - 3 - - 3
Scotland -4 2 £350 - 3
Essex -10 2 - - 1
West Midlands -17 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 8
Middlesex - 2 £375 - 4
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 13
Edinburgh - 2 £350 - 1
Farnham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Chelmsford - 1 - -
York - 1 - -

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 167 (98.82%) C
2 130 (76.92%) Software Engineering
3 80 (47.34%) C++
4 61 (36.09%) Linux
5 45 (26.63%) Embedded C++
6 37 (21.89%) Electronics
7 29 (17.16%) Embedded Linux
8 26 (15.38%) Degree
8 26 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
9 24 (14.20%) Device Driver
9 24 (14.20%) Python
10 21 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (11.83%) OO
11 20 (11.83%) ZigBee
12 19 (11.24%) Embedded Software Development
13 17 (10.06%) Computer Science
13 17 (10.06%) TCP/IP
14 16 (9.47%) OOP
15 15 (8.88%) Firmware
15 15 (8.88%) Wireless
16 14 (8.28%) Automotive
16 14 (8.28%) GDB
17 13 (7.69%) UML
18 12 (7.10%) ClearCase
18 12 (7.10%) Telecoms
18 12 (7.10%) Rational DOORS
18 12 (7.10%) Software Architecture
19 11 (6.51%) Java
20 10 (5.92%) Cisco
20 10 (5.92%) DVB

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.83%) ZigBee
2 17 (10.06%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.88%) Wireless
4 10 (5.92%) DVB
5 9 (5.33%) Bluetooth
6 8 (4.73%) 3G
7 7 (4.14%) GSM
8 6 (3.55%) MPLS
8 6 (3.55%) OSPF
8 6 (3.55%) BGP
8 6 (3.55%) LTE
9 5 (2.96%) 802.15
9 5 (2.96%) IPv4
9 5 (2.96%) IPv6
9 5 (2.96%) GPRS
9 5 (2.96%) 2G
10 4 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.37%) WiMAX
10 4 (2.37%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.78%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (8.28%) GDB
2 12 (7.10%) ClearCase
2 12 (7.10%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.55%) Subversion
4 4 (2.37%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.78%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.18%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.18%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.18%) JIRA
6 2 (1.18%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.59%) LLVM
7 1 (0.59%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (0.59%) PVCS
7 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (21.89%) Electronics
2 14 (8.28%) Automotive
3 12 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.33%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.37%) Avionics
6 3 (1.78%) Finance
7 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (62.72%) Software Engineer
2 58 (34.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 31 (18.34%) Developer
4 17 (10.06%) C Developer
5 12 (7.10%) Junior
5 12 (7.10%) Junior Software Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Embedded C Engineer
6 10 (5.92%) C Software Engineer
7 9 (5.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) C Programmer
8 7 (4.14%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Programmer
9 6 (3.55%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) Principle Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Development Engineer
10 5 (2.96%) Embedded C Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Analyst Programmer
11 4 (2.37%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.73%) POSIX
2 5 (2.96%) wxWidgets
2 5 (2.96%) .NET
3 4 (2.37%) HTML
3 4 (2.37%) OSGi
4 3 (1.78%) XML
5 2 (1.18%) XSLT
5 2 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (0.59%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.59%) Renderscript
6 1 (0.59%) DirectCompute
6 1 (0.59%) RESTful
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.59%) JSON
6 1 (0.59%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.59%) Flash
6 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 24 (14.20%) Device Driver
3 17 (10.06%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.33%) STB
4 9 (5.33%) DTV
5 7 (4.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (3.55%) CAN bus
7 4 (2.37%) VHDL
7 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.37%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.18%) MPEG
10 1 (0.59%) GPGPU
10 1 (0.59%) CUDA
10 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.59%) SCADA
10 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 61 (36.09%) Linux
2 29 (17.16%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (5.33%) Windows
4 7 (4.14%) UNIX
5 6 (3.55%) Android
6 5 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.96%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.59%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.59%) HPUX
7 1 (0.59%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 21 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.83%) OO
4 19 (11.24%) Embedded Software Development
5 16 (9.47%) OOP
6 13 (7.69%) UML
7 12 (7.10%) Software Architecture
8 9 (5.33%) Integration Testing
8 9 (5.33%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.73%) Coaching
10 7 (4.14%) Multithreading
11 6 (3.55%) Scrum
12 5 (2.96%) Test Automation
12 5 (2.96%) OOD
13 4 (2.37%) Stress Testing
14 3 (1.78%) Automated Testing
14 3 (1.78%) TDD
14 3 (1.78%) Validation
15 2 (1.18%) Regression Testing
15 2 (1.18%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 167 (98.82%) C
2 80 (47.34%) C++
3 45 (26.63%) Embedded C++
4 24 (14.20%) Python
5 11 (6.51%) Java
6 9 (5.33%) Assembly Language
6 9 (5.33%) C#
7 7 (4.14%) VC++
8 6 (3.55%) MATLAB
9 5 (2.96%) Perl
10 3 (1.78%) PHP
11 2 (1.18%) VBScript
12 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.59%) Lua
12 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.59%) SQL
12 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) DO-178B
2 5 (2.96%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.78%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.18%) QA
5 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (8.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (5.92%) Cisco
2 4 (2.37%) EMC
2 4 (2.37%) Wind River
3 3 (1.78%) Serena
3 3 (1.78%) QNX
4 2 (1.18%) Intel
4 2 (1.18%) Green Hills
4 2 (1.18%) Coverity
5 1 (0.59%) NorthgateArinso
5 1 (0.59%) IBM
5 1 (0.59%) Siemens
5 1 (0.59%) VMware
5 1 (0.59%) Perforce
5 1 (0.59%) Sony
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