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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded C
Rank 567 526 539
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +13
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 89 101 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 16
Median daily rate £345 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £235 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £478 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £34.20 £29.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £44.60 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +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
21012 20476 19711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.52% 37.63% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14472 13578 13015
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 422 459
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -28 86 £345 +6.15% 52
South East -8 38 £345 +2.22% 9
East of England -2 12 £350 +16.66% 11
South West -9 12 £300 - 6
Hampshire +1 11 - - 1
London -3 10 £420 +20.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 9 - - 7
Cambridge +4 8 - - 6
Surrey -1 8 - - 2
Wiltshire -1 6 - -
West Sussex - 6 £340 -
Staines - 6 - -
East Midlands +16 5 - - 4
Yorkshire +11 5 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Northamptonshire - 5 - - 2
Crawley - 4 £340 -
Buckinghamshire +10 3 - - 1
Middlesex -1 3 £340 -
Berkshire -15 3 £345 - 2
Scotland -21 3 £278 +0.90% 1
Chippenham - 3 - -
Oxfordshire +8 2 - - 2
Fife +8 2 £320 +16.36%
Oxford +3 2 - -
Gloucestershire -2 2 - -
Essex -4 2 - - 4
Bristol - 2 £300 - 2
Dorset - 2 - - 2
Hayes - 2 £340 -

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 197 (95.17%) C
2 137 (66.18%) Software Engineering
3 91 (43.96%) C++
4 76 (36.71%) Linux
5 62 (29.95%) Embedded C++
6 49 (23.67%) Telecoms
7 40 (19.32%) Wireless
8 38 (18.36%) Multithreading
9 37 (17.87%) ClearCase
10 33 (15.94%) DTV
11 29 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (13.04%) STB
13 25 (12.08%) Electronics
14 24 (11.59%) Automotive
15 23 (11.11%) MISRA
16 21 (10.14%) Scrum
16 21 (10.14%) Embedded Software Development
17 20 (9.66%) LTE
17 20 (9.66%) DVB
18 18 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
18 18 (8.70%) VHDL
18 18 (8.70%) Git (software)
18 18 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
19 17 (8.21%) TDD
20 16 (7.73%) MATLAB
21 15 (7.25%) Python
22 14 (6.76%) Device Driver
22 14 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
22 14 (6.76%) Software Architecture
23 13 (6.28%) SQL

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 7 (3.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (4.35%) Simulink
2 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
2 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.32%) Wireless
2 20 (9.66%) DVB
2 20 (9.66%) LTE
3 12 (5.80%) 3G
4 9 (4.35%) 3GPP
4 9 (4.35%) PPP
5 8 (3.86%) Ethernet
6 7 (3.38%) Broadband
6 7 (3.38%) HTTP
6 7 (3.38%) Modbus
7 6 (2.90%) Bluetooth
7 6 (2.90%) UPnP
8 4 (1.93%) RS-232
8 4 (1.93%) ZigBee
9 3 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.48%) 4G
10 1 (0.48%) GSM
10 1 (0.48%) RS-485
10 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (17.87%) ClearCase
2 18 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.90%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.42%) Hudson
5 3 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.45%) Subversion
6 2 (0.97%) JIRA
6 2 (0.97%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.97%) VectorCAST
6 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (23.67%) Telecoms
2 25 (12.08%) Electronics
3 24 (11.59%) Automotive
4 11 (5.31%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.90%) Avionics
6 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 122 (58.94%) Embedded Engineer
2 113 (54.59%) Software Engineer
3 88 (42.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 41 (19.81%) Embedded C Engineer
5 38 (18.36%) Developer
6 35 (16.91%) Embedded Developer
7 29 (14.01%) C Software Engineer
8 28 (13.53%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 22 (10.63%) Software Developer
10 20 (9.66%) Embedded Software Developer
11 19 (9.18%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 18 (8.70%) VHDL Engineer
13 17 (8.21%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 13 (6.28%) C++ Software Engineer
14 13 (6.28%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 12 (5.80%) C/C++ Software Engineer
15 12 (5.80%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 11 (5.31%) C++ Developer
16 11 (5.31%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
16 11 (5.31%) Embedded C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.83%) HTML
1 10 (4.83%) HTML5
2 8 (3.86%) Middleware
3 7 (3.38%) REST
4 4 (1.93%) Qt
5 3 (1.45%) CSS
5 3 (1.45%) DOM
5 3 (1.45%) GStreamer
5 3 (1.45%) OpenGL
5 3 (1.45%) OpenGL ES
5 3 (1.45%) QML
5 3 (1.45%) WebKit
6 1 (0.48%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.48%) NumPy
6 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.48%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.94%) DTV
2 27 (13.04%) STB
3 18 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
3 18 (8.70%) VHDL
4 14 (6.76%) Device Driver
5 11 (5.31%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.86%) Mathematics
8 7 (3.38%) MPEG
9 3 (1.45%) IPTV
9 3 (1.45%) MHEG
10 2 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.97%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.48%) Home Automation
11 1 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.48%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 76 (36.71%) Linux
2 18 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (1.93%) VxWorks
4 3 (1.45%) Windows
5 1 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.48%) pSOS
5 1 (0.48%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (66.18%) Software Engineering
2 38 (18.36%) Multithreading
3 29 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.14%) Embedded Software Development
4 21 (10.14%) Scrum
5 17 (8.21%) TDD
6 14 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (6.76%) Software Architecture
7 13 (6.28%) SOA
8 8 (3.86%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (3.86%) Project Management
9 7 (3.38%) Change Management
9 7 (3.38%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.38%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (3.38%) Machine Learning
9 7 (3.38%) Signal Processing
9 7 (3.38%) User Stories
10 6 (2.90%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.42%) Integration Testing
11 5 (2.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 197 (95.17%) C
2 91 (43.96%) C++
3 62 (29.95%) Embedded C++
4 16 (7.73%) MATLAB
5 15 (7.25%) Python
6 13 (6.28%) SQL
7 11 (5.31%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.42%) C#
9 3 (1.45%) Java
10 2 (0.97%) Ada
10 2 (0.97%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.48%) Ada 83
11 1 (0.48%) Ada 95
11 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (5.80%) Degree
2 3 (1.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.11%) MISRA
2 12 (5.80%) DO-178B
3 7 (3.38%) MISRA C
4 5 (2.42%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.93%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.48%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.48%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.48%) JTAG
6 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (2.42%) Perforce
2 4 (1.93%) Freescale
3 3 (1.45%) Google
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.97%) Serena
5 1 (0.48%) Lauterbach
5 1 (0.48%) Siemens
5 1 (0.48%) Wind River
Cambridge
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £80 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Premier Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Scotland
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago