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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded C
Rank 506 472 442
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -30
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 83 91 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.47% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 5
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£380 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £268 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 86
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 £32.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.79%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20259 19499 20772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.13% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12962 12072 12402
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 414 559 791
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 29 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 29 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 29 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 -13 79 £385 +28.33% 90
South East -7 30 £350 - 11
East of England -41 20 £388 +35.96% 33
Cambridgeshire -15 15 £388 +32.47% 27
London +3 13 £388 +40.90% 7
Berkshire +17 12 £425 - 5
Hampshire -1 11 £313 - 2
Reading - 11 £425 - 2
Cambridge -20 10 £388 +32.47% 19
South West -26 9 £311 - 19
Essex +2 4 - - 1
West Midlands -14 3 £315 - 5
Scotland - 3 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £285 - 3
Chelmsford - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
Bristol - 2 - - 9
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Cheltenham - 2 - - 3
Middlesex - 2 £350 - 2
North West - 2 - - 4
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £315 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £350 - 1
St Asaph - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 159 (99.38%) C
2 114 (71.25%) Software Engineering
3 60 (37.50%) C++
4 53 (33.13%) Linux
5 34 (21.25%) Embedded C++
6 30 (18.75%) Electronics
7 27 (16.88%) Degree
7 27 (16.88%) Embedded Systems
8 25 (15.63%) Embedded Software Development
8 25 (15.63%) Embedded Linux
9 21 (13.13%) Device Driver
10 18 (11.25%) OO
11 17 (10.63%) TCP/IP
12 16 (10.00%) Assembly Language
13 14 (8.75%) Python
13 14 (8.75%) Automotive
14 13 (8.13%) C#
14 13 (8.13%) Firmware
14 13 (8.13%) Computer Science
15 12 (7.50%) ZigBee
15 12 (7.50%) GDB
15 12 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
15 12 (7.50%) Java
15 12 (7.50%) Windows
15 12 (7.50%) UML
15 12 (7.50%) Wireless
15 12 (7.50%) Telecoms
16 11 (6.88%) OOP
17 10 (6.25%) Cisco
17 10 (6.25%) Multithreading

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.63%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.50%) Wireless
2 12 (7.50%) ZigBee
3 6 (3.75%) Bluetooth
3 6 (3.75%) GSM
4 5 (3.13%) IPv4
4 5 (3.13%) IPv6
4 5 (3.13%) GPRS
5 4 (2.50%) MPLS
5 4 (2.50%) OSPF
5 4 (2.50%) BGP
5 4 (2.50%) DVB
6 3 (1.88%) HTTP
6 3 (1.88%) 3G
6 3 (1.88%) SAN
6 3 (1.88%) 2G
6 3 (1.88%) LTE
6 3 (1.88%) NAS
7 2 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.25%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) MySQL
2 3 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
1 12 (7.50%) GDB
2 8 (5.00%) ClearCase
3 6 (3.75%) Subversion
4 4 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.25%) LLVM
6 2 (1.25%) Valgrind
6 2 (1.25%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.25%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.25%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.25%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (0.63%) Trac
7 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 30 (18.75%) Electronics
2 14 (8.75%) Automotive
3 12 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.75%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.88%) Finance
6 2 (1.25%) Avionics
7 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (60.63%) Software Engineer
2 48 (30.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 32 (20.00%) Developer
4 18 (11.25%) Embedded C Engineer
5 17 (10.63%) C Developer
6 12 (7.50%) C Software Engineer
6 12 (7.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) Junior Software Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) Junior
8 8 (5.00%) Embedded C Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) C Programmer
9 7 (4.38%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Programmer
10 6 (3.75%) Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) POSIX
1 5 (3.13%) .NET
2 4 (2.50%) OSGi
2 4 (2.50%) HTML
3 3 (1.88%) OpenGL
3 3 (1.88%) Middleware
4 2 (1.25%) OpenCL
4 2 (1.25%) Renderscript
4 2 (1.25%) DirectCompute
4 2 (1.25%) XML
4 2 (1.25%) XSLT
5 1 (0.63%) WebKit
5 1 (0.63%) JSON
5 1 (0.63%) WPF
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.63%) Qt
5 1 (0.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.88%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (13.13%) Device Driver
3 13 (8.13%) Firmware
3 13 (8.13%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.00%) CAN bus
5 6 (3.75%) DTV
6 4 (2.50%) STB
6 4 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.25%) GPGPU
7 2 (1.25%) CUDA
7 2 (1.25%) VHDL
7 2 (1.25%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.63%) EPoS
8 1 (0.63%) EMV
8 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.63%) IPTV
8 1 (0.63%) Robotics
8 1 (0.63%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.13%) Linux
2 25 (15.63%) Embedded Linux
3 12 (7.50%) Windows
4 9 (5.63%) Android
5 6 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.75%) UNIX
6 3 (1.88%) Windows CE
6 3 (1.88%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (71.25%) Software Engineering
2 25 (15.63%) Embedded Software Development
3 18 (11.25%) OO
4 12 (7.50%) UML
5 11 (6.88%) OOP
6 10 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 8 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (5.00%) Software Architecture
8 7 (4.38%) OOD
9 6 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.13%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.50%) Stress Testing
11 4 (2.50%) Test Automation
12 3 (1.88%) Android Development
12 3 (1.88%) iOS Development
12 3 (1.88%) TDD
12 3 (1.88%) Automated Testing
12 3 (1.88%) Validation
13 2 (1.25%) Scrum
13 2 (1.25%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 159 (99.38%) C
2 60 (37.50%) C++
3 34 (21.25%) Embedded C++
4 16 (10.00%) Assembly Language
5 14 (8.75%) Python
6 13 (8.13%) C#
7 12 (7.50%) Java
8 6 (3.75%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.50%) VC++
10 2 (1.25%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.25%) Perl
10 2 (1.25%) PHP
10 2 (1.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.63%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) SQL
11 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.63%) VB6
11 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (16.88%) Degree
2 8 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.50%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.25%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.25%) Cisco
2 5 (3.13%) Intel
3 4 (2.50%) EMC
4 2 (1.25%) QNX
4 2 (1.25%) MKS
4 2 (1.25%) Perforce
4 2 (1.25%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.25%) Coverity
4 2 (1.25%) Wind River
5 1 (0.63%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) Serena
5 1 (0.63%) Hitachi
5 1 (0.63%) Motorola
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Wiltshire
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South East England
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Cambridge
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Middlesex
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Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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