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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded C
Rank 523 518 493
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 90 78 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 21
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£350 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £286 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.72 £34.85 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%

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
20864 19760 18972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.05% 37.34% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14000 12753 11633
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 403 601
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £51.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -22 75 £350 -2.77% 78
South East -19 27 £456 +36.19% 22
East of England -1 19 £300 -22.58% 15
South West -10 10 - - 6
Berkshire +11 8 - - 4
East Sussex - 7 - -
Hertfordshire - 7 £225 -
Brighton - 7 - -
Essex -9 6 £325 - 4
Scotland 0 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £450 +16.12% 10
London -11 5 £350 -13.84% 5
Hampshire -6 4 £406 +35.41% 1
Chelmsford -13 4 - -
Wiltshire +7 3 - - 1
West Midlands +2 3 - - 9
Reading -3 3 - - 1
Manchester -12 3 - - 1
North West -20 3 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £500 - 3
Swindon 0 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -5 2 - - 1
Cheltenham -8 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £500 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 2 - - 12
Bedfordshire +4 1 - -

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 210 (98.59%) C
2 149 (69.95%) Software Engineering
3 93 (43.66%) C++
4 89 (41.78%) Linux
5 75 (35.21%) Embedded C++
6 40 (18.78%) Electronics
7 34 (15.96%) Python
8 30 (14.08%) Embedded Systems
9 29 (13.62%) Wireless
10 26 (12.21%) Automotive
10 26 (12.21%) Device Driver
11 24 (11.27%) Embedded Linux
12 20 (9.39%) UML
13 19 (8.92%) TCP/IP
13 19 (8.92%) Aerospace
14 18 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (7.98%) Unit Testing
16 16 (7.51%) Firmware
16 16 (7.51%) Windows
17 14 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (6.10%) GSM
18 13 (6.10%) OO
18 13 (6.10%) LTE
18 13 (6.10%) Embedded Software Development
18 13 (6.10%) DO-178B
19 12 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
19 12 (5.63%) Bash Shell
19 12 (5.63%) Algorithms
19 12 (5.63%) Degree
19 12 (5.63%) Security Cleared

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Simulink
2 5 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.94%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.62%) Wireless
2 19 (8.92%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (6.10%) LTE
4 13 (6.10%) GSM
5 11 (5.16%) 3G
6 8 (3.76%) IPv4
6 8 (3.76%) IPv6
6 8 (3.76%) 4G
7 7 (3.29%) UMTS
7 7 (3.29%) DVB
7 7 (3.29%) WiMAX
8 6 (2.82%) GPRS
9 5 (2.35%) Bluetooth
10 4 (1.88%) DNS
10 4 (1.88%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.88%) ZigBee
11 3 (1.41%) 2G
11 3 (1.41%) HTTP
11 3 (1.41%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (4.69%) ClearCase
3 9 (4.23%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.29%) Subversion
4 7 (3.29%) JIRA
5 5 (2.35%) ClearQuest
6 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.94%) CANoe
8 1 (0.47%) Trac
8 1 (0.47%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.47%) Redmine
8 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (18.78%) Electronics
2 26 (12.21%) Automotive
3 19 (8.92%) Aerospace
4 12 (5.63%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.88%) Avionics
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 121 (56.81%) Software Engineer
2 78 (36.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 62 (29.11%) Developer
4 25 (11.74%) Software Developer
5 23 (10.80%) Embedded Software Developer
6 13 (6.10%) C Developer
7 11 (5.16%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (4.23%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.29%) Firmware Engineer
9 7 (3.29%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Embedded C Developer
10 6 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (2.35%) C++ Developer
11 5 (2.35%) C Software Engineer
11 5 (2.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 5 (2.35%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 4 (1.88%) Electronics Engineer
13 3 (1.41%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.29%) Qt
2 6 (2.82%) HTML
3 4 (1.88%) Middleware
3 4 (1.88%) QML
4 3 (1.41%) OpenGL
5 2 (0.94%) DirectX
5 2 (0.94%) POSIX
5 2 (0.94%) JSON
5 2 (0.94%) RESTful
6 1 (0.47%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.47%) Renderscript
6 1 (0.47%) CGI
6 1 (0.47%) .NET
6 1 (0.47%) MFC
6 1 (0.47%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.08%) Embedded Systems
2 26 (12.21%) Device Driver
3 12 (5.63%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.35%) STB
5 4 (1.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (1.88%) DTV
6 3 (1.41%) MPEG
6 3 (1.41%) CAN bus
7 2 (0.94%) Mechatronics
7 2 (0.94%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.94%) VHDL
7 2 (0.94%) Verilog
8 1 (0.47%) EMV
8 1 (0.47%) ASIC
8 1 (0.47%) Robotics
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.47%) Physics
8 1 (0.47%) Ergonomics
8 1 (0.47%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 89 (41.78%) Linux
2 24 (11.27%) Embedded Linux
3 16 (7.51%) Windows
4 6 (2.82%) UNIX
5 4 (1.88%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.94%) ThreadX
6 2 (0.94%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.47%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (69.95%) Software Engineering
2 20 (9.39%) UML
3 18 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.98%) Unit Testing
5 13 (6.10%) OO
5 13 (6.10%) Embedded Software Development
6 12 (5.63%) Integration Testing
7 11 (5.16%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.69%) OOD
9 9 (4.23%) Multithreading
10 8 (3.76%) TDD
11 7 (3.29%) Validation
12 6 (2.82%) Change Control
12 6 (2.82%) SDLC
13 5 (2.35%) Project Management
13 5 (2.35%) Requirements Management
13 5 (2.35%) Software Architecture
14 4 (1.88%) Test Scripting
14 4 (1.88%) Continuous Integration
15 3 (1.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 210 (98.59%) C
2 93 (43.66%) C++
3 75 (35.21%) Embedded C++
4 34 (15.96%) Python
5 12 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.16%) MATLAB
7 10 (4.69%) Lua
8 8 (3.76%) Assembly Language
9 7 (3.29%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.82%) Java
11 4 (1.88%) C#
12 3 (1.41%) SQL
12 3 (1.41%) Scala
13 2 (0.94%) VC++
13 2 (0.94%) Perl
13 2 (0.94%) Ada
14 1 (0.47%) C++/CLI
14 1 (0.47%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (5.63%) Degree
1 12 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.10%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.47%) JTAG
2 1 (0.47%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 16 (7.51%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (3.76%) Serena
2 4 (1.88%) Atmel
3 3 (1.41%) Wind River
3 3 (1.41%) QNX
4 2 (0.94%) MKS
4 2 (0.94%) Perforce
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.94%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.47%) IBM
5 1 (0.47%) EMC
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.47%) Cadence
5 1 (0.47%) Telelogic
5 1 (0.47%) Twitter
5 1 (0.47%) Freescale
5 1 (0.47%) PTC
5 1 (0.47%) Fujitsu
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