The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded C over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded C
Rank 561 522 538
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +16
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 92 118 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.57% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 10
Median daily rate £388 £345 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £295 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £445 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £339 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 42
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.40 £30.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.20 £41.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -

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
21185 20854 20400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.38% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14593 13552 13309
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 440 481
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.61 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

Embedded C
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Embedded C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded C within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 92 £388 +10.71% 48
South East -4 47 £340 -4.96% 4
Hampshire +15 20 £340 +0.59%
East of England +2 16 £375 +11.11% 11
Cambridgeshire +15 15 £400 +14.28% 7
Cambridge +3 10 - - 6
South West -12 10 £300 - 5
Surrey -1 9 - - 2
West Sussex - 9 £340 -
London +3 8 £420 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire +2 8 - - 3
Wiltshire +5 7 - - 1
Staines +3 6 - -
North Yorkshire - 6 - -
Middlesex 0 5 £335 -
Crawley - 4 £340 -
Chippenham - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +9 2 - -
Cheltenham +6 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire +3 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -4 2 - - 3
Peterborough - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £350 -
St Albans 0 1 £350 -
Reading -3 1 - -
Berkshire -10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 7
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 3
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Embedded C.

1 185 (94.39%) C
2 134 (68.37%) Software Engineering
3 87 (44.39%) C++
4 74 (37.76%) Linux
5 56 (28.57%) Embedded C++
6 45 (22.96%) Telecoms
7 40 (20.41%) Wireless
8 38 (19.39%) Multithreading
9 34 (17.35%) ClearCase
10 32 (16.33%) DTV
11 31 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (12.24%) STB
13 22 (11.22%) Scrum
13 22 (11.22%) Embedded Software Development
14 21 (10.71%) Git (software)
14 21 (10.71%) Electronics
14 21 (10.71%) Automotive
15 20 (10.20%) LTE
16 18 (9.18%) VHDL
16 18 (9.18%) TDD
17 17 (8.67%) Embedded Linux
17 17 (8.67%) DVB
18 16 (8.16%) MATLAB
18 16 (8.16%) Software Architecture
19 15 (7.65%) Embedded Systems
19 15 (7.65%) MISRA
19 15 (7.65%) SOA
19 15 (7.65%) SQL
20 14 (7.14%) Python
20 14 (7.14%) Continuous Integration

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.41%) Wireless
2 20 (10.20%) LTE
3 17 (8.67%) DVB
4 12 (6.12%) 3G
5 9 (4.59%) 3GPP
5 9 (4.59%) Ethernet
5 9 (4.59%) PPP
6 8 (4.08%) Modbus
7 7 (3.57%) Broadband
7 7 (3.57%) HTTP
8 6 (3.06%) Bluetooth
9 4 (2.04%) RS-232
9 4 (2.04%) ZigBee
10 3 (1.53%) UPnP
10 3 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.02%) GSM
11 2 (1.02%) RS-485
12 1 (0.51%) 4G
12 1 (0.51%) RS-422
12 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.51%) Big Data
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (17.35%) ClearCase
2 21 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.06%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.55%) Hudson
4 5 (2.55%) Subversion
5 4 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.02%) JIRA
6 2 (1.02%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.02%) VectorCAST
6 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.51%) PVCS
General
1 45 (22.96%) Telecoms
2 21 (10.71%) Automotive
2 21 (10.71%) Electronics
3 10 (5.10%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.55%) Avionics
5 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (63.27%) Embedded Engineer
2 116 (59.18%) Software Engineer
3 92 (46.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 37 (18.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 30 (15.31%) Developer
6 29 (14.80%) C Software Engineer
7 28 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 28 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
8 20 (10.20%) Software Developer
9 19 (9.69%) Embedded Software Developer
10 18 (9.18%) VHDL Engineer
11 15 (7.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 13 (6.63%) C++ Software Engineer
12 13 (6.63%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 13 (6.63%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 12 (6.12%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 12 (6.12%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 11 (5.61%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
14 11 (5.61%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
15 8 (4.08%) Embedded C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.10%) HTML
1 10 (5.10%) HTML5
2 8 (4.08%) Middleware
3 7 (3.57%) REST
4 4 (2.04%) OpenGL
4 4 (2.04%) Qt
5 3 (1.53%) CSS
5 3 (1.53%) DOM
5 3 (1.53%) GStreamer
5 3 (1.53%) OpenGL ES
5 3 (1.53%) QML
5 3 (1.53%) WebKit
6 1 (0.51%) .NET
6 1 (0.51%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.51%) NumPy
6 1 (0.51%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.51%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.33%) DTV
2 24 (12.24%) STB
3 18 (9.18%) VHDL
4 15 (7.65%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (6.12%) Algorithms
6 11 (5.61%) Device Driver
7 8 (4.08%) Mathematics
8 7 (3.57%) MPEG
9 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.53%) IPTV
11 3 (1.53%) MHEG
12 2 (1.02%) CPLD
12 2 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.02%) Streaming Video
13 1 (0.51%) CUDA
13 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.51%) Home Automation
13 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.76%) Linux
2 17 (8.67%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (2.04%) VxWorks
4 3 (1.53%) ThreadX
4 3 (1.53%) Windows
5 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.51%) NetBSD
5 1 (0.51%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.51%) OpenBSD
5 1 (0.51%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (68.37%) Software Engineering
2 38 (19.39%) Multithreading
3 31 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (11.22%) Embedded Software Development
4 22 (11.22%) Scrum
5 18 (9.18%) TDD
6 16 (8.16%) Software Architecture
7 15 (7.65%) SOA
8 14 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.57%) Change Management
9 7 (3.57%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (3.57%) Machine Learning
9 7 (3.57%) Signal Processing
9 7 (3.57%) Test Scripting
9 7 (3.57%) User Stories
10 6 (3.06%) Integration Testing
10 6 (3.06%) Project Management
10 6 (3.06%) UML
11 5 (2.55%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 185 (94.39%) C
2 87 (44.39%) C++
3 56 (28.57%) Embedded C++
4 16 (8.16%) MATLAB
5 15 (7.65%) SQL
6 14 (7.14%) Python
7 7 (3.57%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.55%) C#
9 3 (1.53%) Java
10 2 (1.02%) Ada
10 2 (1.02%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.51%) Ada 83
11 1 (0.51%) Ada 95
11 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) Ruby
11 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.51%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (3.57%) Degree
2 3 (1.53%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.65%) MISRA
2 10 (5.10%) DO-178B
3 5 (2.55%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.55%) MISRA C
4 4 (2.04%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.51%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (4.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (2.55%) Perforce
2 3 (1.53%) Freescale
2 3 (1.53%) Google
2 3 (1.53%) Serena
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.51%) Atmel
4 1 (0.51%) Lauterbach
4 1 (0.51%) Siemens
4 1 (0.51%) Twitter
West London
ISL
Rate: £40.00 - £51.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ISL
Rate: £38.00 - £42.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
ISL
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Northamptonshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £99 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Wiltshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £99 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago