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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded C
Rank 549 522 513
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -9
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 76 94 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.45% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £312 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £293
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +19.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 36
Average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.19 £36.20 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £43.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%

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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 -45 58 £345 -4.49% 80
South East -36 21 £400 +14.28% 24
East of England +3 19 £394 +5.00% 23
Cambridgeshire -13 10 £394 +5.00% 13
Scotland 0 8 £400 +14.28% 1
South West -16 7 - - 10
Essex +1 6 - - 4
Chelmsford -10 6 - -
East Sussex - 5 £340 -
Edinburgh -13 4 £400 +14.28%
Hampshire -20 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Brighton - 4 - -
London +8 3 £325 -16.12% 4
Cambridge -13 3 £338 -8.47% 5
Wales - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
Wiltshire 0 2 - - 1
Surrey -3 2 - - 6
Staines -4 2 - -
Cheltenham -6 2 - -
Gloucestershire -7 2 - - 1
Berkshire -11 2 - - 5
Yorkshire -28 2 - - 5
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
Devon - 2 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Midlands +3 1 £320 -
West Midlands -1 1 - - 7

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 169 (98.26%) C
2 116 (67.44%) Software Engineering
3 82 (47.67%) C++
4 69 (40.12%) Embedded C++
5 63 (36.63%) Linux
6 33 (19.19%) Electronics
7 30 (17.44%) Python
8 29 (16.86%) Embedded Systems
9 24 (13.95%) Automotive
9 24 (13.95%) Embedded Linux
10 23 (13.37%) Device Driver
11 19 (11.05%) Firmware
12 18 (10.47%) Windows
13 17 (9.88%) Wireless
14 14 (8.14%) Aerospace
14 14 (8.14%) TCP/IP
14 14 (8.14%) Unit Testing
15 13 (7.56%) Security Cleared
16 12 (6.98%) Bash Shell
16 12 (6.98%) Visual Studio
16 12 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
17 11 (6.40%) MATLAB
17 11 (6.40%) Assembly Language
17 11 (6.40%) Multithreading
18 10 (5.81%) Rational DOORS
18 10 (5.81%) DO-178B
18 10 (5.81%) Simulink
18 10 (5.81%) UML
19 9 (5.23%) Embedded Software Development

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (0.58%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Simulink
2 3 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.88%) Wireless
2 14 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.23%) ZigBee
4 8 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (4.07%) LTE
6 6 (3.49%) DVB
7 5 (2.91%) GSM
8 4 (2.33%) Bluetooth
9 3 (1.74%) GPRS
9 3 (1.74%) PSTN
9 3 (1.74%) PPP
9 3 (1.74%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.74%) IPv4
9 3 (1.74%) IPv6
9 3 (1.74%) Internet
9 3 (1.74%) 3G
9 3 (1.74%) 4G
9 3 (1.74%) UPnP
10 2 (1.16%) HSUPA
10 2 (1.16%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.81%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.49%) Subversion
4 5 (2.91%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.74%) JIRA
6 2 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.16%) CANoe
7 1 (0.58%) Redmine
7 1 (0.58%) Trac
7 1 (0.58%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.58%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.58%) Hudson
7 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.58%) LabVIEW
General
1 33 (19.19%) Electronics
2 24 (13.95%) Automotive
3 14 (8.14%) Aerospace
4 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.33%) Avionics
7 2 (1.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (53.49%) Software Engineer
2 63 (36.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 53 (30.81%) Developer
4 26 (15.12%) Software Developer
5 23 (13.37%) Embedded Software Developer
6 12 (6.98%) C Developer
7 10 (5.81%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.49%) C Software Engineer
9 6 (3.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) Electronics Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) Firmware Engineer
11 4 (2.33%) Embedded C Developer
11 4 (2.33%) C++ Developer
12 3 (1.74%) Design Engineer
12 3 (1.74%) Senior Software Engineer
12 3 (1.74%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 3 (1.74%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 2 (1.16%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.49%) Qt
2 4 (2.33%) QML
2 4 (2.33%) HTML
3 3 (1.74%) Ember.js
3 3 (1.74%) Middleware
4 2 (1.16%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.58%) DirectX
5 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.58%) .NET
5 1 (0.58%) MFC
5 1 (0.58%) CGI
5 1 (0.58%) OpenCL
5 1 (0.58%) Renderscript
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.86%) Embedded Systems
2 23 (13.37%) Device Driver
3 7 (4.07%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.91%) CAN bus
4 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.91%) STB
5 4 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.33%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.74%) VHDL
6 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.74%) MPEG
7 2 (1.16%) DTV
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.16%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.16%) Verilog
7 2 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.58%) Arduino
8 1 (0.58%) Home Automation
8 1 (0.58%) Robotics
8 1 (0.58%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 63 (36.63%) Linux
2 24 (13.95%) Embedded Linux
3 18 (10.47%) Windows
4 5 (2.91%) UNIX
5 4 (2.33%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.74%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.16%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (67.44%) Software Engineering
2 14 (8.14%) Unit Testing
3 12 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (6.40%) Multithreading
5 10 (5.81%) UML
6 9 (5.23%) Integration Testing
6 9 (5.23%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (4.07%) TDD
8 6 (3.49%) Change Control
9 5 (2.91%) OO
9 5 (2.91%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.91%) Project Management
9 5 (2.91%) SDLC
10 4 (2.33%) Validation
10 4 (2.33%) OOD
11 3 (1.74%) Information Security
11 3 (1.74%) Analytics
12 2 (1.16%) Mentoring
12 2 (1.16%) Signal Processing
12 2 (1.16%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 169 (98.26%) C
2 82 (47.67%) C++
3 69 (40.12%) Embedded C++
4 30 (17.44%) Python
5 12 (6.98%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.40%) Assembly Language
6 11 (6.40%) MATLAB
7 8 (4.65%) Lua
8 5 (2.91%) Java
8 5 (2.91%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.91%) C#
9 4 (2.33%) SQL
10 3 (1.74%) Scala
11 2 (1.16%) Ada
11 2 (1.16%) VC++
11 2 (1.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.58%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 13 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.07%) Degree
2 7 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.58%) DO-254
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.58%) TickIT
2 1 (0.58%) JTAG
2 1 (0.58%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 19 (11.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (2.91%) Serena
2 4 (2.33%) Atmel
3 3 (1.74%) QNX
4 2 (1.16%) MKS
4 2 (1.16%) Cadence
4 2 (1.16%) IBM
4 2 (1.16%) EMC
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.58%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.58%) PTC
5 1 (0.58%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.58%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.58%) Altera
5 1 (0.58%) Telelogic
5 1 (0.58%) Twitter
5 1 (0.58%) Freescale
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