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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded C
Rank 507 493 460
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -33
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 92 80 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.39% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 6
Average daily rate
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£360 £285 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -22.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £248 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 39 89
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £33.30 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%

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
20883 20310 21240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.71% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13258 12713 12735
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 412 562 780
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +3 89 £361 +26.75% 90
South East +7 38 £350 +41.41% 24
East of England -23 21 £375 +31.57% 33
Cambridgeshire -1 18 £375 +36.36% 27
Hampshire +3 16 £350 +41.41% 2
London +14 13 £388 +40.90% 4
Cambridge -11 11 £369 +34.09% 20
South West -27 11 £311 - 10
Berkshire +11 10 £420 - 7
Reading - 10 £420 - 5
Gloucestershire - 5 £285 - 4
Scotland - 3 £350 - 1
Bristol - 3 - - 2
Cheltenham - 3 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £320 - 2
Southampton - 3 £350 -
Essex -5 2 - - 1
Surrey -8 2 - - 3
Middlesex - 2 £350 - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 4
North West - 2 - - 7
West Midlands -18 1 - - 7
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Broadstairs - - - -
Redditch - - - - 1
Ross-on-Wye - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 173 (98.86%) C
2 132 (75.43%) Software Engineering
3 73 (41.71%) C++
4 59 (33.71%) Linux
5 39 (22.29%) Embedded C++
6 36 (20.57%) Electronics
7 29 (16.57%) Degree
8 28 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
9 27 (15.43%) Device Driver
10 26 (14.86%) Embedded Linux
11 23 (13.14%) Embedded Software Development
12 21 (12.00%) OO
13 19 (10.86%) Python
13 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
14 17 (9.71%) Assembly Language
14 17 (9.71%) Automotive
15 16 (9.14%) Computer Science
15 16 (9.14%) ZigBee
16 14 (8.00%) UML
16 14 (8.00%) OOP
16 14 (8.00%) GDB
17 13 (7.43%) Telecoms
17 13 (7.43%) Rational DOORS
18 12 (6.86%) C#
18 12 (6.86%) Firmware
18 12 (6.86%) Wireless
18 12 (6.86%) Multithreading
19 11 (6.29%) Windows
19 11 (6.29%) ClearCase
20 10 (5.71%) Java

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.14%) ZigBee
3 12 (6.86%) Wireless
4 9 (5.14%) Bluetooth
5 8 (4.57%) DVB
6 7 (4.00%) GSM
7 6 (3.43%) MPLS
7 6 (3.43%) OSPF
7 6 (3.43%) BGP
8 5 (2.86%) GPRS
8 5 (2.86%) IPv4
8 5 (2.86%) IPv6
8 5 (2.86%) 2G
9 4 (2.29%) 3G
10 3 (1.71%) 802.15
10 3 (1.71%) HTTP
10 3 (1.71%) SAN
10 3 (1.71%) LTE
10 3 (1.71%) NAS
11 2 (1.14%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.43%) MySQL
2 3 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (8.00%) GDB
2 13 (7.43%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (6.29%) ClearCase
4 7 (4.00%) Subversion
5 4 (2.29%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.71%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.14%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.14%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.14%) LLVM
7 2 (1.14%) Valgrind
7 2 (1.14%) JIRA
7 2 (1.14%) GNU Toolchain
8 1 (0.57%) Trac
General
1 36 (20.57%) Electronics
2 17 (9.71%) Automotive
3 13 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.00%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.71%) Avionics
5 3 (1.71%) Finance
6 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 110 (62.86%) Software Engineer
2 56 (32.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 32 (18.29%) Developer
4 16 (9.14%) Embedded C Engineer
4 16 (9.14%) C Developer
5 12 (6.86%) Junior Software Engineer
5 12 (6.86%) Junior
6 11 (6.29%) C Software Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 9 (5.14%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Programmer
9 7 (4.00%) C Programmer
9 7 (4.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Principle Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Embedded C Developer
11 5 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) POSIX
2 5 (2.86%) .NET
3 4 (2.29%) HTML
3 4 (2.29%) OSGi
4 3 (1.71%) Middleware
5 2 (1.14%) XML
5 2 (1.14%) XSLT
5 2 (1.14%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.57%) WebKit
6 1 (0.57%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.57%) Renderscript
6 1 (0.57%) DirectCompute
6 1 (0.57%) Flash
6 1 (0.57%) JSON
6 1 (0.57%) WPF
6 1 (0.57%) wxWidgets
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.57%) Qt
6 1 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
2 27 (15.43%) Device Driver
3 16 (9.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.86%) Firmware
5 10 (5.71%) DTV
6 9 (5.14%) CAN bus
7 8 (4.57%) STB
8 6 (3.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (2.29%) VHDL
10 2 (1.14%) MPEG
11 1 (0.57%) EPoS
11 1 (0.57%) EMV
11 1 (0.57%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.57%) Clustering
11 1 (0.57%) IPTV
11 1 (0.57%) Robotics
11 1 (0.57%) Mechatronics
11 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.57%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 59 (33.71%) Linux
2 26 (14.86%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (6.29%) Windows
4 7 (4.00%) UNIX
5 6 (3.43%) Android
6 5 (2.86%) VxWorks
7 4 (2.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.14%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.57%) HPUX
9 1 (0.57%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (75.43%) Software Engineering
2 23 (13.14%) Embedded Software Development
3 21 (12.00%) OO
4 14 (8.00%) UML
4 14 (8.00%) OOP
5 12 (6.86%) Multithreading
6 10 (5.71%) Software Architecture
7 9 (5.14%) Integration Testing
8 8 (4.57%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.57%) OOD
9 7 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.29%) TDD
10 4 (2.29%) Scrum
10 4 (2.29%) Test Automation
10 4 (2.29%) Stress Testing
11 3 (1.71%) Validation
11 3 (1.71%) Automated Testing
12 2 (1.14%) Software Testing
12 2 (1.14%) Requirements Management
12 2 (1.14%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 173 (98.86%) C
2 73 (41.71%) C++
3 39 (22.29%) Embedded C++
4 19 (10.86%) Python
5 17 (9.71%) Assembly Language
6 12 (6.86%) C#
7 10 (5.71%) Java
8 6 (3.43%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.29%) VC++
10 3 (1.71%) PHP
11 2 (1.14%) VBScript
11 2 (1.14%) Perl
12 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.57%) VB6
12 1 (0.57%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) SQL
12 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (16.57%) Degree
2 5 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.29%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (5.71%) Cisco
2 5 (2.86%) Intel
3 4 (2.29%) EMC
3 4 (2.29%) Wind River
4 3 (1.71%) Serena
4 3 (1.71%) QNX
5 2 (1.14%) MKS
5 2 (1.14%) Perforce
5 2 (1.14%) Green Hills
5 2 (1.14%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.14%) Coverity
6 1 (0.57%) VMware
6 1 (0.57%) Hitachi
6 1 (0.57%) Motorola
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