The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded C
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 12 16 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.85% 2.56% 5.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.33% 5.13% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.64% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% +0.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.05 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £42.45 £42.50
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 Cheltenham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 24 39 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 46.15% 50.00% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 65
Median daily rate £365 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £43.55
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 Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Embedded C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C in Cheltenham

Embedded C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C in Cheltenham

Embedded C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Embedded C.

1 7 (100.00%) C
2 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
3 5 (71.43%) C++
3 5 (71.43%) Embedded C++
4 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
5 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (28.57%) Wind River
5 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
5 2 (28.57%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) Ada
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Motorola
6 1 (14.29%) Firmware
6 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Xilinx
6 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Altera
6 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Freescale
6 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
6 1 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
6 1 (14.29%) VHDL

Embedded C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (14.29%) Verilog
1 1 (14.29%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design
3 1 (14.29%) Image Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) Embedded C++
3 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 1 (14.29%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Wind River
2 1 (14.29%) Altera
2 1 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (14.29%) Freescale
2 1 (14.29%) Motorola
2 1 (14.29%) Xilinx