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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded C
Rank 588 556 530
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -26
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 73 86 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 32
Median daily rate £340 £340 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £255 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £408 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £339 £360
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -5.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.08 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%

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
21209 21571 19985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.26% 37.87% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14520 14501 12815
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 437 405
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -10 64 £340 +0.36% 53
South East -3 21 £345 -13.75% 8
East of England +12 13 £300 - 7
South West +2 11 - - 12
Cambridgeshire +20 10 £300 -23.80% 5
Cambridge +18 9 £300 -11.11% 4
Northamptonshire +3 6 - -
East Midlands +1 6 - - 2
Surrey +1 5 - - 2
Scotland -1 5 £268 -33.12% 2
London -4 5 £340 -2.85% 2
Wales +21 4 £390 -
Oxfordshire +11 4 - -
Bristol -1 4 - -
Berkshire -3 4 £345 - 1
Newport - 4 £390 -
South Wales - 4 £390 -
North West +9 3 £300 - 6
Gloucestershire 0 3 - - 9
Fife +9 2 £320 -
East Sussex +4 2 - - 1
Essex +1 2 - - 2
Staines -2 2 - -
Hampshire -3 2 - -
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 5
West Midlands -29 2 - - 8
Dorset - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £340 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 5
Hayes - 2 £340 -

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 169 (96.57%) C
2 120 (68.57%) Software Engineering
3 72 (41.14%) C++
4 54 (30.86%) Linux
5 50 (28.57%) Embedded C++
6 37 (21.14%) Wireless
7 33 (18.86%) Telecoms
8 27 (15.43%) Automotive
9 23 (13.14%) MISRA
9 23 (13.14%) Multithreading
10 22 (12.57%) Electronics
10 22 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (12.57%) ClearCase
11 20 (11.43%) Embedded Software Development
12 19 (10.86%) Embedded Systems
13 18 (10.29%) LTE
14 17 (9.71%) STB
15 16 (9.14%) Embedded Linux
15 16 (9.14%) Device Driver
15 16 (9.14%) VHDL
16 14 (8.00%) Degree
16 14 (8.00%) TDD
17 13 (7.43%) Digital TV
18 12 (6.86%) DO-178B
18 12 (6.86%) Scrum
18 12 (6.86%) Aerospace
19 11 (6.29%) DVB
19 11 (6.29%) MATLAB
19 11 (6.29%) Simulink
19 11 (6.29%) Assembly Language

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:

Applications
1 11 (6.29%) Simulink
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
3 1 (0.57%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 37 (21.14%) Wireless
2 18 (10.29%) LTE
3 11 (6.29%) Bluetooth
3 11 (6.29%) DVB
4 9 (5.14%) 3G
5 8 (4.57%) 3GPP
5 8 (4.57%) Ethernet
5 8 (4.57%) PPP
6 7 (4.00%) Broadband
6 7 (4.00%) Modbus
6 7 (4.00%) RS-232
7 5 (2.86%) UPnP
8 4 (2.29%) HTTP
8 4 (2.29%) ZigBee
9 3 (1.71%) SNMP
9 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.71%) VoIP
9 3 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.14%) RS-422
10 2 (1.14%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (12.57%) ClearCase
2 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.43%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.71%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.71%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.71%) StarTeam
4 3 (1.71%) Subversion
4 3 (1.71%) VectorCAST
5 2 (1.14%) Hudson
5 2 (1.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.57%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (18.86%) Telecoms
2 27 (15.43%) Automotive
3 22 (12.57%) Electronics
4 12 (6.86%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.43%) Avionics
6 2 (1.14%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.57%) Finance
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 100 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 92 (52.57%) Embedded Engineer
3 74 (42.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 31 (17.71%) Developer
5 28 (16.00%) Embedded C Engineer
6 27 (15.43%) Embedded Developer
7 20 (11.43%) C Software Engineer
7 20 (11.43%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 18 (10.29%) Software Developer
9 16 (9.14%) Embedded Software Developer
9 16 (9.14%) VHDL Engineer
10 13 (7.43%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 11 (6.29%) C++ Developer
11 11 (6.29%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 10 (5.71%) Embedded C++ Developer
13 9 (5.14%) C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (4.57%) C Developer
14 8 (4.57%) Embedded C Developer
14 8 (4.57%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
14 8 (4.57%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) Middleware
2 3 (1.71%) HTML
2 3 (1.71%) HTML5
2 3 (1.71%) Node.js
2 3 (1.71%) REST
3 2 (1.14%) .NET
3 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.57%) NumPy
4 1 (0.57%) OpenCL
4 1 (0.57%) Qt
4 1 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.57%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (9.71%) STB
3 16 (9.14%) Device Driver
3 16 (9.14%) VHDL
4 13 (7.43%) Digital TV
5 10 (5.71%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.00%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.29%) MPEG
9 3 (1.71%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.57%) Robotics
11 1 (0.57%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.57%) Telematics
11 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.86%) Linux
2 16 (9.14%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (4.00%) Windows
4 4 (2.29%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.57%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.57%) pSOS
5 1 (0.57%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (68.57%) Software Engineering
2 23 (13.14%) Multithreading
3 22 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.43%) Embedded Software Development
5 14 (8.00%) TDD
6 12 (6.86%) Scrum
7 9 (5.14%) UML
8 8 (4.57%) Project Management
9 7 (4.00%) Change Management
9 7 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.00%) OO
10 5 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.86%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (2.86%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.86%) Requirements Management
10 5 (2.86%) Software Testing
10 5 (2.86%) Test Scripting
11 4 (2.29%) Integration Testing
11 4 (2.29%) Refactoring
11 4 (2.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 169 (96.57%) C
2 72 (41.14%) C++
3 50 (28.57%) Embedded C++
4 11 (6.29%) Assembly Language
4 11 (6.29%) C#
4 11 (6.29%) MATLAB
4 11 (6.29%) Python
5 6 (3.43%) SQL
6 3 (1.71%) Ada
7 2 (1.14%) ANSI C
8 1 (0.57%) Ada 83
8 1 (0.57%) Ada 95
8 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (8.00%) Degree
2 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.14%) MISRA
2 12 (6.86%) DO-178B
3 6 (3.43%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.43%) MISRA C
4 4 (2.29%) ISO26262
5 2 (1.14%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.14%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.57%) HL7
6 1 (0.57%) JTAG
6 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (4.00%) Perforce
2 4 (2.29%) Freescale
3 3 (1.71%) Coverity
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.57%) Atmel
4 1 (0.57%) Lauterbach
4 1 (0.57%) Serena
4 1 (0.57%) Wind River
Staffordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago