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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded C
Rank 527 493 446
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -47
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 68 89 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.46% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 14
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£348 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 50
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £34.40 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £45.00 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -47 63 £349 +11.60% 88
East of England -16 23 £330 +6.45% 29
South East -29 19 £350 +1.81% 24
Cambridgeshire -8 18 £330 +6.45% 27
Cambridge 0 10 £330 +6.45% 22
South West -28 8 £351 +12.16% 12
Hampshire -15 6 £360 +15.20% 1
London +10 5 - - 7
Southampton -1 4 £355 +13.60%
Surrey -5 4 £350 -9.73% 11
Yorkshire -6 4 £290 - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 1
Berkshire -3 3 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £351 - 3
South Yorkshire +3 2 £290 - 1
Sheffield 0 2 £290 - 1
Scotland -2 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £350 -17.64% 2
Oxfordshire -23 2 £348 - 4
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
North West -8 1 - - 5
West Midlands -15 1 - - 2
South Wales -21 1 - - 6
Wales -25 1 - - 10
Midlands - 1 - -
Farnham - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £338 -
Norwich - 1 £338 -
Oxford - 1 £348 -

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 149 (97.39%) C
2 108 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 76 (49.67%) C++
4 49 (32.03%) Linux
4 49 (32.03%) Embedded C++
5 34 (22.22%) Electronics
6 30 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (16.99%) Python
8 23 (15.03%) Degree
9 21 (13.73%) Wireless
10 20 (13.07%) Automotive
10 20 (13.07%) Device Driver
10 20 (13.07%) ZigBee
11 18 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (9.80%) Firmware
13 14 (9.15%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (8.50%) OO
15 12 (7.84%) Aerospace
15 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
16 10 (6.54%) Algorithms
16 10 (6.54%) DVB
16 10 (6.54%) Scrum
16 10 (6.54%) Bluetooth
16 10 (6.54%) C#
16 10 (6.54%) 3G
16 10 (6.54%) OOP
16 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
17 9 (5.88%) 802.15
17 9 (5.88%) GPRS
17 9 (5.88%) STB

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (1.31%) Apache
2 1 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Simulink
2 1 (0.65%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.65%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.73%) Wireless
2 20 (13.07%) ZigBee
3 10 (6.54%) DVB
3 10 (6.54%) Bluetooth
3 10 (6.54%) 3G
3 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.88%) 802.15
4 9 (5.88%) GPRS
4 9 (5.88%) LTE
5 8 (5.23%) GSM
6 5 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.61%) WiMAX
7 4 (2.61%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.96%) 2G
9 2 (1.31%) UPnP
9 2 (1.31%) Internet
9 2 (1.31%) BGP
9 2 (1.31%) MPLS
9 2 (1.31%) OSPF
9 2 (1.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.27%) GDB
3 4 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.61%) Subversion
4 3 (1.96%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.31%) JIRA
5 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.31%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) PVCS
6 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (22.22%) Electronics
2 20 (13.07%) Automotive
3 12 (7.84%) Aerospace
4 7 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.61%) Avionics
6 2 (1.31%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.65%) Military
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Finance
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 85 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 57 (37.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 26 (16.99%) Developer
4 14 (9.15%) C Developer
5 13 (8.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (7.84%) C Software Engineer
7 11 (7.19%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Firmware Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Junior
10 6 (3.92%) Junior Software Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) C++ Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Embedded Software Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 4 (2.61%) Test Engineer
13 3 (1.96%) Analyst
13 3 (1.96%) Analyst Programmer
13 3 (1.96%) Principle Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) POSIX
1 5 (3.27%) wxWidgets
2 4 (2.61%) RESTful
2 4 (2.61%) JSON
2 4 (2.61%) .NET
3 3 (1.96%) Middleware
4 2 (1.31%) OSGi
4 2 (1.31%) HTML
4 2 (1.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) Flash
5 1 (0.65%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) JNI
5 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.65%) HTML5
5 1 (0.65%) CSS3
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Device Driver
2 14 (9.15%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.54%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.88%) STB
6 8 (5.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (4.58%) DTV
8 5 (3.27%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.61%) VHDL
10 3 (1.96%) MPEG
10 3 (1.96%) CAN bus
10 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.31%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.31%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (1.31%) Verilog
12 1 (0.65%) EPoS
12 1 (0.65%) EMV
12 1 (0.65%) ASIC
12 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.03%) Linux
2 18 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (3.27%) VxWorks
4 4 (2.61%) ThreadX
4 4 (2.61%) UNIX
4 4 (2.61%) Windows
5 2 (1.31%) Android
5 2 (1.31%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 30 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.50%) OO
4 10 (6.54%) Scrum
4 10 (6.54%) OOP
5 9 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
6 8 (5.23%) Coaching
6 8 (5.23%) UML
6 8 (5.23%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.58%) Software Architecture
8 5 (3.27%) Code Coverage
8 5 (3.27%) Refactoring
9 4 (2.61%) Integration Testing
9 4 (2.61%) Validation
9 4 (2.61%) TDD
9 4 (2.61%) OOD
10 3 (1.96%) Waterfall
10 3 (1.96%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (1.31%) Test Scripting
11 2 (1.31%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 149 (97.39%) C
2 76 (49.67%) C++
3 49 (32.03%) Embedded C++
4 26 (16.99%) Python
5 10 (6.54%) C#
6 8 (5.23%) Assembly Language
7 7 (4.58%) MATLAB
8 5 (3.27%) VC++
8 5 (3.27%) Java
8 5 (3.27%) Perl
9 4 (2.61%) Lua
10 3 (1.96%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (15.03%) Degree
2 5 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) HND
4 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) DO-178B
2 6 (3.92%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.96%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 15 (9.80%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (1.96%) Cisco
1 3 (1.96%) IBM
2 2 (1.31%) Green Hills
2 2 (1.31%) Wind River
2 2 (1.31%) Serena
3 1 (0.65%) Siemens
3 1 (0.65%) EMC
3 1 (0.65%) QNX
3 1 (0.65%) MathWorks
3 1 (0.65%) Sony
3 1 (0.65%) Renesas
3 1 (0.65%) Facebook
3 1 (0.65%) Lauterbach
3 1 (0.65%) Xilinx
3 1 (0.65%) NorthgateArinso
3 1 (0.65%) Altera
3 1 (0.65%) Synopsys
3 1 (0.65%) Actel
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