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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded C
Rank 482 523 474
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -49
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 115 76 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.38% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 21
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£338 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £428 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+8.87% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 29
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.65 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
20751 20243 17620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 13142 10837
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 470 627
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.20 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +30 104 £339 +5.85% 78
South East 0 37 £340 +7.93% 23
South West +11 20 - - 8
East of England +6 18 £338 - 23
Berkshire - 12 - - 6
Scotland +13 10 £275 - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £350 - 18
Yorkshire -23 8 - - 1
West Yorkshire -7 7 - -
West Midlands -15 7 £263 - 2
Cambridge -4 6 £350 - 15
Hampshire -9 6 £338 +12.50% 2
Gloucestershire -14 6 - - 2
Wiltshire - 6 - - 2
Surrey +1 5 £338 - 5
Cheltenham -5 5 - - 1
London -15 5 £350 -6.66% 6
Hertfordshire +9 4 - - 1
Essex 0 4 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire -15 4 £340 +6.25% 1
North West - 4 £290 - 5
Warwickshire - 3 £263 -
Fife - 3 £275 -
Devon - 3 - - 4
Newbury - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £340 -
Halifax - 3 - -
Guildford +3 2 £326 - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 - 2

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 191 (98.96%) C
2 138 (71.50%) Software Engineering
3 76 (39.38%) C++
4 71 (36.79%) Linux
5 62 (32.12%) Embedded C++
6 38 (19.69%) Electronics
7 32 (16.58%) Wireless
8 22 (11.40%) Python
9 21 (10.88%) Automotive
9 21 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (10.36%) Device Driver
11 19 (9.84%) Aerospace
11 19 (9.84%) TCP/IP
12 17 (8.81%) UML
12 17 (8.81%) Embedded Linux
12 17 (8.81%) Degree
13 16 (8.29%) Embedded Systems
13 16 (8.29%) Firmware
14 14 (7.25%) Configuration Management
15 13 (6.74%) DO-178B
16 12 (6.22%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (6.22%) OO
17 11 (5.70%) Rational DOORS
18 10 (5.18%) Algorithms
18 10 (5.18%) Integration Testing
18 10 (5.18%) Security Cleared
18 10 (5.18%) 3G
18 10 (5.18%) Windows
18 10 (5.18%) Simulink
19 9 (4.66%) Validation

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (0.52%) Apache
1 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (5.18%) Simulink
2 3 (1.55%) Stateflow
2 3 (1.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.58%) Wireless
2 19 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.22%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (5.18%) 3G
5 9 (4.66%) GSM
6 8 (4.15%) Bluetooth
6 8 (4.15%) LTE
7 7 (3.63%) DVB
7 7 (3.63%) GPRS
8 6 (3.11%) UMTS
8 6 (3.11%) DNS
8 6 (3.11%) IPv4
8 6 (3.11%) IPv6
8 6 (3.11%) 4G
8 6 (3.11%) ZigBee
9 5 (2.59%) WiMAX
10 4 (2.07%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.55%) HTTP
11 3 (1.55%) 2G
11 3 (1.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (5.70%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (4.66%) ClearCase
3 8 (4.15%) JIRA
4 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.59%) Subversion
5 5 (2.59%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.59%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.55%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.52%) Redmine
7 1 (0.52%) Trac
7 1 (0.52%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.52%) JUnit
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
General
1 38 (19.69%) Electronics
2 21 (10.88%) Automotive
3 19 (9.84%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.55%) Avionics
7 2 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Finance
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (57.51%) Software Engineer
2 68 (35.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 38 (19.69%) Developer
4 14 (7.25%) Embedded C Engineer
5 13 (6.74%) Software Developer
6 12 (6.22%) Embedded Software Developer
7 11 (5.70%) C Software Engineer
8 10 (5.18%) Firmware Engineer
8 10 (5.18%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 9 (4.66%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) C Developer
10 8 (4.15%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 6 (3.11%) Embedded C Developer
13 5 (2.59%) C++ Developer
14 4 (2.07%) Tester
14 4 (2.07%) Software Tester
14 4 (2.07%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.15%) HTML
2 5 (2.59%) JSON
2 5 (2.59%) RESTful
3 3 (1.55%) Qt
3 3 (1.55%) Middleware
4 2 (1.04%) POSIX
5 1 (0.52%) CGI
5 1 (0.52%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.52%) DirectX
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) Flash
5 1 (0.52%) JNI
5 1 (0.52%) HTML5
5 1 (0.52%) CSS3
5 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.36%) Device Driver
2 16 (8.29%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (5.18%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.59%) STB
5 5 (2.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.07%) MPEG
6 4 (2.07%) DTV
7 3 (1.55%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.04%) Mechatronics
8 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.52%) Physics
9 1 (0.52%) Ergonomics
9 1 (0.52%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.52%) EMV
9 1 (0.52%) ASIC
9 1 (0.52%) VHDL
9 1 (0.52%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 71 (36.79%) Linux
2 17 (8.81%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (5.18%) Windows
4 7 (3.63%) ThreadX
5 5 (2.59%) VxWorks
6 4 (2.07%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (1.04%) UNIX
8 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (71.50%) Software Engineering
2 21 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (8.81%) UML
4 14 (7.25%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.22%) OO
6 10 (5.18%) Integration Testing
7 9 (4.66%) OOD
7 9 (4.66%) Validation
7 9 (4.66%) Embedded Software Development
8 8 (4.15%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.15%) Requirements Management
9 7 (3.63%) Multithreading
10 6 (3.11%) Test Scripting
10 6 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (2.59%) TDD
11 5 (2.59%) Project Management
11 5 (2.59%) Software Architecture
11 5 (2.59%) Change Control
12 4 (2.07%) Scrum
13 3 (1.55%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 191 (98.96%) C
2 76 (39.38%) C++
3 62 (32.12%) Embedded C++
4 22 (11.40%) Python
5 9 (4.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.66%) MATLAB
6 6 (3.11%) Assembly Language
6 6 (3.11%) Lua
6 6 (3.11%) C#
7 5 (2.59%) Java
8 2 (1.04%) SQL
8 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) Scala
9 1 (0.52%) Jython
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (8.81%) Degree
2 10 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.74%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.52%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 16 (8.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (3.63%) Serena
2 3 (1.55%) Wind River
3 2 (1.04%) IBM
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.04%) MathWorks
3 2 (1.04%) Perforce
3 2 (1.04%) Atmel
4 1 (0.52%) Actel
4 1 (0.52%) Facebook
4 1 (0.52%) Twitter
4 1 (0.52%) Renesas
4 1 (0.52%) Freescale
4 1 (0.52%) Lauterbach
4 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.52%) Altera
4 1 (0.52%) Xilinx
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