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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded C
Rank 503 499 476
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 104 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £306 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £430 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £306
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 34
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £29.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 94 £331 +1.92% 108
South East -3 35 £340 +9.23% 33
East of England +11 22 £300 -22.58% 37
South West +12 12 - - 7
Berkshire 0 11 - - 9
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £345 -10.96% 18
Scotland - 9 £275 - 1
Hampshire -4 7 £338 +10.20% 5
West Midlands -12 7 - - 10
Hertfordshire - 7 £225 - 6
London -14 6 £350 -13.84% 3
Essex +1 5 £325 - 10
Gloucestershire -7 5 - - 2
Cambridge -7 5 £345 -10.96% 16
Cheltenham -10 5 - -
Oxfordshire -20 4 £340 +6.25% 2
Reading +8 3 - - 5
Oxford -10 3 £340 +17.24%
West Yorkshire -10 3 - - 4
Yorkshire -15 3 - - 8
North West - 3 - - 3
Newbury - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £500 - 3
Surrey +5 2 £315 - 6
Wiltshire +4 2 - - 2
Fife - 2 £275 -
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
East Sussex - 2 - - 5
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 196 (98.99%) C
2 140 (70.71%) Software Engineering
3 77 (38.89%) C++
4 74 (37.37%) Linux
5 63 (31.82%) Embedded C++
6 40 (20.20%) Electronics
7 32 (16.16%) Wireless
8 27 (13.64%) Python
9 24 (12.12%) Automotive
10 22 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
11 20 (10.10%) Device Driver
11 20 (10.10%) TCP/IP
12 19 (9.60%) Aerospace
12 19 (9.60%) Embedded Linux
13 18 (9.09%) Degree
13 18 (9.09%) UML
14 16 (8.08%) Firmware
14 16 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (7.07%) Configuration Management
16 12 (6.06%) Integration Testing
16 12 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
16 12 (6.06%) DO-178B
16 12 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
16 12 (6.06%) Windows
16 12 (6.06%) MATLAB
16 12 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (5.56%) Simulink
17 11 (5.56%) OO
17 11 (5.56%) ClearCase
17 11 (5.56%) GSM

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (0.51%) Apache
1 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (5.56%) Simulink
2 5 (2.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.52%) Stateflow
4 2 (1.01%) TargetLink
4 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.16%) Wireless
2 20 (10.10%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (5.56%) GSM
4 11 (5.56%) LTE
5 9 (4.55%) 3G
6 7 (3.54%) Bluetooth
7 6 (3.03%) 4G
7 6 (3.03%) ZigBee
7 6 (3.03%) GPRS
7 6 (3.03%) UMTS
7 6 (3.03%) DVB
7 6 (3.03%) DNS
7 6 (3.03%) IPv4
7 6 (3.03%) IPv6
8 5 (2.53%) WiMAX
9 3 (1.52%) 2G
9 3 (1.52%) SNMP
9 3 (1.52%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.01%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.01%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (5.56%) ClearCase
3 8 (4.04%) JIRA
3 8 (4.04%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.03%) Subversion
5 5 (2.53%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.01%) CANoe
8 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.51%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.51%) Trac
8 1 (0.51%) Redmine
8 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
General
1 40 (20.20%) Electronics
2 24 (12.12%) Automotive
3 19 (9.60%) Aerospace
4 7 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.02%) Avionics
5 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 115 (58.08%) Software Engineer
2 70 (35.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 47 (23.74%) Developer
4 18 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 16 (8.08%) Embedded Software Developer
6 13 (6.57%) Embedded C Engineer
7 9 (4.55%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 9 (4.55%) C Developer
7 9 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
8 8 (4.04%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 7 (3.54%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.54%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.54%) Firmware Engineer
10 6 (3.03%) Embedded C Developer
10 6 (3.03%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 5 (2.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 4 (2.02%) Tester
12 4 (2.02%) Software Tester
12 4 (2.02%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.04%) HTML
2 5 (2.53%) JSON
2 5 (2.53%) RESTful
3 4 (2.02%) Middleware
4 3 (1.52%) Qt
5 2 (1.01%) POSIX
5 2 (1.01%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.01%) DirectX
6 1 (0.51%) CGI
6 1 (0.51%) Flash
6 1 (0.51%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
6 1 (0.51%) MFC
6 1 (0.51%) React
6 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.51%) CSS3
6 1 (0.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 20 (10.10%) Device Driver
3 11 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.53%) STB
6 4 (2.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.02%) DTV
7 3 (1.52%) VHDL
7 3 (1.52%) Verilog
7 3 (1.52%) MPEG
7 3 (1.52%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.01%) Mechatronics
9 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.51%) ASIC
9 1 (0.51%) EMV
9 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.51%) Physics
9 1 (0.51%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.37%) Linux
2 19 (9.60%) Embedded Linux
3 12 (6.06%) Windows
4 7 (3.54%) ThreadX
5 4 (2.02%) UNIX
6 3 (1.52%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.01%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.51%) Android
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (70.71%) Software Engineering
2 18 (9.09%) UML
3 16 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.07%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.06%) Integration Testing
5 12 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
6 11 (5.56%) OO
7 10 (5.05%) Unit Testing
7 10 (5.05%) Validation
8 8 (4.04%) Requirements Management
9 7 (3.54%) OOD
9 7 (3.54%) Multithreading
10 6 (3.03%) Change Control
10 6 (3.03%) Test Scripting
10 6 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.53%) TDD
11 5 (2.53%) Project Management
11 5 (2.53%) Software Architecture
12 3 (1.52%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (1.52%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 196 (98.99%) C
2 77 (38.89%) C++
3 63 (31.82%) Embedded C++
4 27 (13.64%) Python
5 12 (6.06%) MATLAB
6 8 (4.04%) Lua
6 8 (4.04%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.03%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.53%) Java
8 5 (2.53%) C#
8 5 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.01%) Scala
9 2 (1.01%) SQL
9 2 (1.01%) VC++
10 1 (0.51%) Jython
10 1 (0.51%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Ada
10 1 (0.51%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 18 (9.09%) Degree
2 10 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.06%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.51%) JTAG
2 1 (0.51%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 16 (8.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (4.04%) Serena
2 3 (1.52%) IBM
2 3 (1.52%) Wind River
2 3 (1.52%) Atmel
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.01%) MathWorks
3 2 (1.01%) QNX
3 2 (1.01%) Perforce
4 1 (0.51%) Telelogic
4 1 (0.51%) MKS
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.51%) Fujitsu
4 1 (0.51%) Xilinx
4 1 (0.51%) Lauterbach
4 1 (0.51%) Renesas
4 1 (0.51%) Freescale
4 1 (0.51%) Facebook
4 1 (0.51%) Twitter
4 1 (0.51%) Actel
4 1 (0.51%) Altera
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £31 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: £34 - £36 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Derby
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Suffolk
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago