The table below looks at the statistics for the Embedded C/C++ Engineer role 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/C++ Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Rank 657 641 605
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded C/C++ Engineer 7 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.011% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £315 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Embedded C/C++ Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Engineer within the UK.

Embedded C/C++ Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Engineer within the UK.

Embedded C/C++ Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Top 13 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/C++ Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(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 -3 7 £375 +19.04% 11
South East -14 3 - - 2
South West +8 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Hampshire +1 1 - - 1
Surrey -9 1 - -
London -20 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Embedded C/C++ Engineer in their job title 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 with Embedded C/C++ Engineer in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) C
1 21 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Scrum
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) SOA
3 15 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 15 (71.43%) Software Architecture
4 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 13 (61.90%) Embedded C
5 13 (61.90%) Embedded C++
6 7 (33.33%) HTTP
6 7 (33.33%) DTV
6 7 (33.33%) DVB
6 7 (33.33%) MPEG
6 7 (33.33%) HTML
6 7 (33.33%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) STB
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (33.33%) User Stories
6 7 (33.33%) HTML5
6 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
6 7 (33.33%) Node.js
6 7 (33.33%) REST
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
8 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (9.52%) Degree
9 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
9 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.76%) CppUnit

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Embedded C/C++ Engineer in their job title 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 with Embedded C/C++ Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) DVB
1 7 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.76%) IPv4
2 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.76%) CppUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) HTML
1 7 (33.33%) HTML5
1 7 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (4.76%) Qt
2 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.76%) Wayland
2 1 (4.76%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) DTV
1 7 (33.33%) MPEG
1 7 (33.33%) STB
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Nucleus RTOS
2 1 (4.76%) pSOS
2 1 (4.76%) ThreadX
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (76.19%) Scrum
2 15 (71.43%) SOA
2 15 (71.43%) Software Architecture
3 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C
1 21 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 13 (61.90%) Embedded C
3 13 (61.90%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) iptables
1 1 (4.76%) OpenSSH
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Intel