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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded C
Rank 498 489 438
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -51
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 79 69 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.38% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 26
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£350 £333 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £403 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £303
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 39 50
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.70 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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
19244 18080 17373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.87% 37.13% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12820 11381 10703
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 428 504 719
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -11 74 £350 - 167
East of England -5 24 £350 - 49
South East -21 19 £350 -3.44% 50
Cambridgeshire -10 16 £350 - 42
South West -9 15 £350 +11.11% 29
Gloucestershire -13 9 £350 - 10
Hampshire -13 8 £360 +15.20% 8
Hertfordshire +10 7 £375 - 1
London -7 7 - - 11
Cambridge -8 6 £350 - 38
Cheltenham -16 5 £350 - 4
North East - 5 - - 2
Surrey -3 4 £380 +1.33% 19
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £350 -17.64% 3
Southampton -11 2 £353 +12.80% 1
Gateshead - 2 - - 2
Guildford - 2 £350 - 10
Tyne and Wear - 2 - - 2
East Midlands +10 1 £350 - 11
Berkshire 0 1 - - 10
Dorset -6 1 - - 2
South Wales -8 1 - - 4
Wales -15 1 - - 4
Oxfordshire -18 1 £348 - 4
Norfolk - 1 £338 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 - - 8
Manchester - 1 £275 - 5
Norwich - 1 £338 -

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 160 (97.56%) C
2 119 (72.56%) Software Engineering
3 72 (43.90%) C++
4 54 (32.93%) Linux
5 51 (31.10%) Embedded C++
6 32 (19.51%) Electronics
7 29 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (16.46%) Python
9 24 (14.63%) Automotive
10 23 (14.02%) Wireless
11 21 (12.80%) Degree
12 20 (12.20%) Aerospace
13 18 (10.98%) Device Driver
14 17 (10.37%) Embedded Linux
15 16 (9.76%) ZigBee
15 16 (9.76%) Firmware
15 16 (9.76%) TCP/IP
16 15 (9.15%) Configuration Management
17 12 (7.32%) 3G
17 12 (7.32%) UML
17 12 (7.32%) OO
17 12 (7.32%) DO-178B
18 10 (6.10%) C#
18 10 (6.10%) Embedded Systems
18 10 (6.10%) Algorithms
18 10 (6.10%) Computer Science
19 9 (5.49%) LTE
19 9 (5.49%) DVB
19 9 (5.49%) Scrum
20 8 (4.88%) STB

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (1.22%) Apache
2 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Simulink
2 1 (0.61%) TargetLink
2 1 (0.61%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) Wireless
2 16 (9.76%) ZigBee
2 16 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.32%) 3G
4 9 (5.49%) LTE
4 9 (5.49%) DVB
5 8 (4.88%) 802.15
6 7 (4.27%) Bluetooth
6 7 (4.27%) GSM
7 6 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (3.66%) GPRS
8 5 (3.05%) Ethernet
8 5 (3.05%) WiMAX
9 4 (2.44%) 2G
9 4 (2.44%) DNS
10 2 (1.22%) UPnP
10 2 (1.22%) FTP
10 2 (1.22%) MPLS
10 2 (1.22%) OSPF
10 2 (1.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.88%) ClearCase
1 8 (4.88%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.05%) JIRA
3 4 (2.44%) Subversion
3 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.83%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.83%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.22%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.22%) GDB
6 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) PVCS
6 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
General
1 32 (19.51%) Electronics
2 24 (14.63%) Automotive
3 20 (12.20%) Aerospace
4 7 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.66%) Avionics
6 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.22%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Finance
7 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (59.15%) Software Engineer
2 60 (36.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 21 (12.80%) Developer
4 15 (9.15%) C Software Engineer
5 14 (8.54%) Embedded C Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) C Developer
7 10 (6.10%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (4.27%) Firmware Engineer
11 5 (3.05%) Embedded C Developer
11 5 (3.05%) C++ Developer
12 4 (2.44%) Software Tester
12 4 (2.44%) Test Engineer
12 4 (2.44%) Embedded Software Developer
12 4 (2.44%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.44%) Tester
12 4 (2.44%) Embedded C++ Developer
12 4 (2.44%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.66%) RESTful
1 6 (3.66%) JSON
2 5 (3.05%) wxWidgets
2 5 (3.05%) POSIX
3 4 (2.44%) .NET
4 2 (1.22%) Middleware
4 2 (1.22%) HTML
4 2 (1.22%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) HTML5
5 1 (0.61%) CSS3
5 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.61%) XML
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) Flash
5 1 (0.61%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Device Driver
2 10 (6.10%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (6.10%) Algorithms
2 10 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.88%) STB
4 7 (4.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (3.66%) DTV
6 5 (3.05%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.05%) VHDL
7 3 (1.83%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.83%) CAN bus
7 3 (1.83%) MPEG
8 2 (1.22%) Verilog
8 2 (1.22%) EMV
8 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.61%) Physics
9 1 (0.61%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.61%) Wiki
9 1 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.93%) Linux
2 17 (10.37%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (4.27%) ThreadX
4 5 (3.05%) VxWorks
5 4 (2.44%) Windows
6 3 (1.83%) UNIX
7 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.22%) Android
7 2 (1.22%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (72.56%) Software Engineering
2 29 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (9.15%) Configuration Management
4 12 (7.32%) UML
4 12 (7.32%) OO
5 9 (5.49%) Scrum
6 8 (4.88%) Integration Testing
6 8 (4.88%) Coaching
7 7 (4.27%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (4.27%) Validation
8 6 (3.66%) OOP
8 6 (3.66%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.66%) Requirements Management
9 5 (3.05%) Software Architecture
9 5 (3.05%) OOD
10 4 (2.44%) TDD
10 4 (2.44%) Code Coverage
10 4 (2.44%) Refactoring
10 4 (2.44%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (1.83%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 160 (97.56%) C
2 72 (43.90%) C++
3 51 (31.10%) Embedded C++
4 27 (16.46%) Python
5 10 (6.10%) C#
6 7 (4.27%) MATLAB
7 6 (3.66%) Assembly Language
7 6 (3.66%) Java
7 6 (3.66%) Lua
8 5 (3.05%) Perl
8 5 (3.05%) VC++
9 3 (1.83%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.61%) Jython
Qualifications
1 21 (12.80%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.32%) DO-178B
2 6 (3.66%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.22%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (9.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (3.05%) Serena
2 4 (2.44%) Wind River
3 3 (1.83%) IBM
4 2 (1.22%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.61%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.61%) NorthgateArinso
5 1 (0.61%) Altera
5 1 (0.61%) Synopsys
5 1 (0.61%) Actel
5 1 (0.61%) Renesas
5 1 (0.61%) Lauterbach
5 1 (0.61%) Facebook
5 1 (0.61%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.61%) Siemens
5 1 (0.61%) QNX
5 1 (0.61%) Sony
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