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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded C
UK
Rank 505 512 535
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +23
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 88 100 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 16
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 46
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £48.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
18181 19284 18959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.53% 38.57% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12426 13075 12692
Median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 513 414
Median hourly rate £41.13 £40.00 £35.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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
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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +10 81 £375 +13.63% 54
East of England +20 40 £330 +18.79% 17
Cambridgeshire +21 37 £330 - 17
Cambridge +16 35 £330 - 15
South East -17 14 £350 +3.70% 10
South West +10 12 £425 -
Gloucestershire +7 8 £425 -
East Midlands +2 4 - - 5
West Midlands -2 4 - - 6
Cheltenham +11 3 - -
London 0 3 £675 +147.70% 4
North West - 3 £375 - 3
Cardiff - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
Scotland +20 2 £320 - 3
Southampton +7 2 - -
Essex -2 2 - -
Hampshire -4 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 - 3
County Antrim - 2 - -
Edinburgh +18 1 - - 2
Surrey +15 1 - - 1
Nottingham +2 1 - - 1

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 172 (96.09%) C
2 124 (69.27%) Software Engineering
3 79 (44.13%) C++
4 67 (37.43%) Embedded C++
5 25 (13.97%) Linux
6 24 (13.41%) Python
6 24 (13.41%) Degree
7 23 (12.85%) C#
7 23 (12.85%) Security Cleared
8 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (10.61%) Electronics
9 19 (10.61%) Bluetooth
9 19 (10.61%) Wireless
9 19 (10.61%) Firmware
10 18 (10.06%) MISRA
11 17 (9.50%) Computer Science
12 16 (8.94%) Automotive
13 15 (8.38%) SC Cleared
13 15 (8.38%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.82%) UML
14 14 (7.82%) Embedded Systems
15 12 (6.70%) OO
16 11 (6.15%) MATLAB
16 11 (6.15%) Scrum
16 11 (6.15%) Aerospace
17 10 (5.59%) Device Driver
17 10 (5.59%) Embedded Linux
17 10 (5.59%) Assembly Language
18 9 (5.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 8 (4.47%) 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 2 (1.12%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Simulink
2 2 (1.12%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.56%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.61%) Bluetooth
1 19 (10.61%) Wireless
2 8 (4.47%) ZigBee
3 7 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (3.35%) HTTP
5 5 (2.79%) Internet
5 5 (2.79%) RFID
5 5 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.23%) DVB
6 4 (2.23%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.68%) 802.15
7 3 (1.68%) AMQP
7 3 (1.68%) MQTT
8 2 (1.12%) LTE
8 2 (1.12%) RS-485
9 1 (0.56%) 4G
9 1 (0.56%) FlexRay
9 1 (0.56%) Node B
9 1 (0.56%) RS-232
9 1 (0.56%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.12%) Big Data
2 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.79%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.12%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.56%) GCC
5 1 (0.56%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.56%) VectorCAST
General
1 19 (10.61%) Electronics
2 16 (8.94%) Automotive
3 11 (6.15%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Military
6 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 93 (51.96%) Embedded Engineer
2 90 (50.28%) Software Engineer
3 76 (42.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 43 (24.02%) Developer
5 39 (21.79%) Embedded C Engineer
6 31 (17.32%) Embedded Developer
7 30 (16.76%) C Software Engineer
8 27 (15.08%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 19 (10.61%) C Developer
9 19 (10.61%) Embedded C Developer
10 18 (10.06%) C++ Software Engineer
11 17 (9.50%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 17 (9.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 16 (8.94%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 13 (7.26%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
13 13 (7.26%) C++ Developer
13 13 (7.26%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 13 (7.26%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 9 (5.03%) Embedded Linux Engineer
14 9 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) HTML
2 4 (2.23%) HTML5
2 4 (2.23%) Node.js
2 4 (2.23%) REST
3 3 (1.68%) .NET
3 3 (1.68%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.12%) EJB
4 2 (1.12%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.12%) J2EE
4 2 (1.12%) Java EE
4 2 (1.12%) Spring
4 2 (1.12%) STL
5 1 (0.56%) Ajax
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) RESTful
5 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.82%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (5.59%) Device Driver
4 9 (5.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (2.79%) Digital TV
6 4 (2.23%) MPEG
6 4 (2.23%) STB
7 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.68%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.68%) VHDL
8 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.12%) Robotics
9 1 (0.56%) Home Automation
9 1 (0.56%) Life Science
9 1 (0.56%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.56%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.56%) Verilog
9 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.97%) Linux
2 10 (5.59%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (3.35%) Android
3 6 (3.35%) Unix
4 5 (2.79%) Nucleus RTOS
4 5 (2.79%) VxWorks
4 5 (2.79%) Windows
5 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.56%) HPUX
7 1 (0.56%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (69.27%) Software Engineering
2 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.38%) Regression Testing
4 14 (7.82%) UML
5 12 (6.70%) OO
6 11 (6.15%) Scrum
7 8 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (3.91%) Coaching
8 7 (3.91%) Multithreading
8 7 (3.91%) TDD
9 6 (3.35%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (3.35%) SDLC
10 5 (2.79%) Signal Processing
11 4 (2.23%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (2.23%) Device Driver Development
11 4 (2.23%) SOA
11 4 (2.23%) Software Architecture
11 4 (2.23%) User Stories
12 3 (1.68%) Software Testing
12 3 (1.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 172 (96.09%) C
2 79 (44.13%) C++
3 67 (37.43%) Embedded C++
4 24 (13.41%) Python
5 23 (12.85%) C#
6 11 (6.15%) MATLAB
7 10 (5.59%) Assembly Language
8 6 (3.35%) Java
9 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.79%) SQL
10 4 (2.23%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.68%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.56%) Ada
12 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (13.41%) Degree
2 23 (12.85%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.06%) MISRA
2 8 (4.47%) MISRA C
3 5 (2.79%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.12%) ISO26262
System Software
1 19 (10.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (2.23%) IBM
2 3 (1.68%) Atmel
3 2 (1.12%) EMC
3 2 (1.12%) Renesas
4 1 (0.56%) Altera
4 1 (0.56%) Freescale
4 1 (0.56%) HP
4 1 (0.56%) Intel
4 1 (0.56%) Motorola
4 1 (0.56%) Twitter
4 1 (0.56%) Xilinx
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