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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded C
Rank 517 528 517
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 111 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 10
Average daily rate £339 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £303 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £393 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-3.21% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 48 36
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%

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
19693 19516 17954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.28% 37.83% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13395 12979 11257
Average daily rate £416 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 479
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.59 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded C within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 108 £340 -2.85% 75
South East +40 57 £339 -3.21% 20
Hampshire +23 23 £339 -13.69% 4
East of England +3 23 £400 +14.28% 20
Cambridgeshire +9 16 £400 +14.28% 17
Cambridge +3 14 - - 15
Middlesex +11 13 £335 - 1
South West -2 11 - - 7
Yorkshire -7 9 - - 6
Berkshire +11 8 - - 5
Hertfordshire +7 6 - - 2
Surrey -1 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 - - 4
Bristol +4 4 - -
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
West Sussex - 4 - - 4
Bracknell - 4 - -
Stevenage - 4 - - 1
Staines - 4 - - 1
York - 3 - - 1
Southampton +14 2 - -
Cheltenham +5 2 - - 1
London +5 2 £310 - 3
Devon -3 2 - - 1
Scotland -7 2 £320 - 4
West Yorkshire -8 2 - - 2
West Midlands -10 2 - - 8
City of London - 2 £310 -
Reading - 2 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - - 2

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 186 (89.42%) C
2 116 (55.77%) Software Engineering
3 84 (40.38%) C++
4 69 (33.17%) Linux
5 59 (28.37%) Embedded C++
6 34 (16.35%) Wireless
7 32 (15.38%) Electronics
8 30 (14.42%) Telecoms
9 26 (12.50%) Firmware
9 26 (12.50%) Multithreading
10 25 (12.02%) ClearCase
11 22 (10.58%) DTV
11 22 (10.58%) Automotive
12 21 (10.10%) Device Driver
12 21 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (10.10%) MATLAB
13 17 (8.17%) ZigBee
13 17 (8.17%) MISRA
14 16 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
15 15 (7.21%) Git (software)
15 15 (7.21%) Python
16 14 (6.73%) Aerospace
16 14 (6.73%) Software Architecture
17 13 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
17 13 (6.25%) STB
17 13 (6.25%) SQL
18 12 (5.77%) C#
18 12 (5.77%) SOA
18 12 (5.77%) Simulink
18 12 (5.77%) DVB

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (1.92%) Node.js
2 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (5.77%) Simulink
2 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
2 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) MS Project
2 1 (0.48%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.48%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) LabWindows
1 3 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.35%) Wireless
2 17 (8.17%) ZigBee
3 12 (5.77%) DVB
4 9 (4.33%) Bluetooth
5 8 (3.85%) Ethernet
6 7 (3.37%) Internet
7 6 (2.88%) 3G
7 6 (2.88%) LTE
7 6 (2.88%) Modbus
7 6 (2.88%) RS-232
7 6 (2.88%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.92%) GSM
9 4 (1.92%) HTTP
9 4 (1.92%) RS-485
9 4 (1.92%) UPnP
10 3 (1.44%) 3GPP
10 3 (1.44%) PPP
11 2 (0.96%) 4G
11 2 (0.96%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.48%) Big Data
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (12.02%) ClearCase
2 15 (7.21%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.33%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (2.88%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.88%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.40%) Hudson
5 5 (2.40%) Subversion
6 4 (1.92%) VectorCAST
6 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.44%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.96%) JIRA
8 2 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.48%) CaliberRM
9 1 (0.48%) PVCS
General
1 32 (15.38%) Electronics
2 30 (14.42%) Telecoms
3 22 (10.58%) Automotive
4 14 (6.73%) Aerospace
5 7 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.40%) Avionics
6 5 (2.40%) Finance
6 5 (2.40%) Military
7 3 (1.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (52.40%) Embedded Engineer
2 99 (47.60%) Software Engineer
3 78 (37.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 39 (18.75%) Developer
5 34 (16.35%) Embedded C Engineer
6 33 (15.87%) Embedded Developer
7 29 (13.94%) C Software Engineer
8 28 (13.46%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 25 (12.02%) Software Developer
10 24 (11.54%) Embedded Software Developer
11 14 (6.73%) C Developer
11 14 (6.73%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 14 (6.73%) Embedded C Developer
12 12 (5.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 11 (5.29%) DSP Engineer
13 11 (5.29%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 11 (5.29%) Firmware Engineer
14 10 (4.81%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 10 (4.81%) C++ Software Engineer
15 9 (4.33%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.37%) HTML
1 7 (3.37%) HTML5
1 7 (3.37%) Qt
2 5 (2.40%) Ember.js
3 4 (1.92%) .NET
3 4 (1.92%) OpenGL
3 4 (1.92%) REST
4 3 (1.44%) CSS
4 3 (1.44%) DOM
4 3 (1.44%) GStreamer
4 3 (1.44%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (1.44%) QML
4 3 (1.44%) WebKit
5 1 (0.48%) NumPy
5 1 (0.48%) OpenCL
5 1 (0.48%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.58%) DTV
2 21 (10.10%) Device Driver
3 13 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (6.25%) STB
4 11 (5.29%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 8 (3.85%) VHDL
6 7 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.40%) CAN bus
8 4 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.92%) MPEG
8 4 (1.92%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.44%) IPTV
9 3 (1.44%) MHEG
9 3 (1.44%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.96%) CPLD
10 2 (0.96%) Home Automation
10 2 (0.96%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.48%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 69 (33.17%) Linux
2 16 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (3.37%) Windows
4 6 (2.88%) FreeBSD
5 5 (2.40%) NetBSD
5 5 (2.40%) OpenBSD
6 4 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.92%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.96%) ThreadX
7 2 (0.96%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (55.77%) Software Engineering
2 26 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 21 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.73%) Software Architecture
5 12 (5.77%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (5.77%) Scrum
5 12 (5.77%) SOA
6 10 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (4.81%) Signal Processing
7 9 (4.33%) Digital Signal Processing
8 8 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.85%) Project Management
9 7 (3.37%) Machine Learning
10 6 (2.88%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (2.88%) Integration Testing
11 5 (2.40%) TDD
11 5 (2.40%) Video Processing
12 4 (1.92%) Change Management
12 4 (1.92%) Programme Management
12 4 (1.92%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 186 (89.42%) C
2 84 (40.38%) C++
3 59 (28.37%) Embedded C++
4 21 (10.10%) MATLAB
5 15 (7.21%) Python
6 13 (6.25%) SQL
7 12 (5.77%) C#
8 7 (3.37%) Assembly Language
9 4 (1.92%) Java
10 2 (0.96%) VC++
11 1 (0.48%) Ada
11 1 (0.48%) Ada 83
11 1 (0.48%) Ada 95
11 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.48%) VB
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (0.96%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.17%) MISRA
2 9 (4.33%) DO-178B
3 6 (2.88%) ISO26262
4 5 (2.40%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.48%) JTAG
System Software
1 26 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (1.44%) Freescale
1 3 (1.44%) Google
1 3 (1.44%) SAP
1 3 (1.44%) Serena
2 2 (0.96%) Altera
2 2 (0.96%) Atmel
2 2 (0.96%) VeriFone
2 2 (0.96%) Xilinx
3 1 (0.48%) Cisco
3 1 (0.48%) Hyperion
3 1 (0.48%) IBM
3 1 (0.48%) MathWorks
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.48%) Perforce
3 1 (0.48%) QNX
3 1 (0.48%) Siemens
3 1 (0.48%) Twitter
3 1 (0.48%) Wind River
York
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Sussex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £43 to £45 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
West Sussex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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