The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Embedded C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded C over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded C
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 12 33 33
Rank change year-on-year +21 0  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 29 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.27% 3.19% 1.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.35% 7.98% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.64% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £36.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £42.50 £37.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  

Embedded C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 158 163 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 50.48% 39.95% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 94 85
Median daily rate £375 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Embedded C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Embedded C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded C in Cambridge

Embedded C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded C in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C in Cambridge

Embedded C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded C in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C in Cambridge

Embedded C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded C in Cambridge

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Embedded C.

1 56 (100.00%) C
2 39 (69.64%) Software Engineering
3 27 (48.21%) Degree
4 20 (35.71%) Python
5 15 (26.79%) Computer Science
5 15 (26.79%) Regression Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Electronics
6 12 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 12 (21.43%) Mathematics
7 11 (19.64%) Linux
8 8 (14.29%) Wireless
9 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.14%) C++
9 4 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (7.14%) ZigBee
10 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 3 (5.36%) Signal Processing
10 3 (5.36%) High Availability
10 3 (5.36%) Machine Learning
10 3 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (5.36%) SDLC
10 3 (5.36%) Unix
10 3 (5.36%) Embedded C++
10 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
11 2 (3.57%) LabVIEW
11 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
11 2 (3.57%) Robotics
11 2 (3.57%) Internet
11 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
11 2 (3.57%) MATLAB

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Wireless
2 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (7.14%) ZigBee
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.79%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.79%) GitLab
General
1 12 (21.43%) Electronics
1 12 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Embedded Engineer
2 26 (46.43%) Developer
3 24 (42.86%) Software Engineer
4 23 (41.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 19 (33.93%) Embedded Developer
6 15 (26.79%) Embedded C Engineer
7 12 (21.43%) C Developer
7 12 (21.43%) Embedded C Developer
7 12 (21.43%) Python Developer
8 9 (16.07%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (16.07%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Audio Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Audio Software Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Python Software Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Cryptography Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 1 (1.79%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) OpenGL
1 2 (3.57%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.57%) Robotics
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Software Engineering
2 15 (26.79%) Regression Testing
3 12 (21.43%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.36%) High Availability
4 3 (5.36%) Machine Learning
4 3 (5.36%) SDLC
4 3 (5.36%) Signal Processing
5 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 56 (100.00%) C
2 20 (35.71%) Python
3 4 (7.14%) C++
4 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.36%) Embedded C++
5 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared