The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 June 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.

Embedded C
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 152 150
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.23% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +8.82% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +20.00%  

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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1064 1308 1224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.69% 34.33% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 870 785
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 25
Median hourly rate £40.50 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Embedded C
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Embedded C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C in the North West

Embedded C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C in the North West

Embedded C
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Manchester +12 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 - -
Embedded C
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Embedded C.

1 6 (100.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Electronics
2 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (33.33%) Altera
3 2 (33.33%) Schematic Capture
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Firmware
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) CAD
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (16.67%) VHDL
4 1 (16.67%) Video Processing

Embedded C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) C Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (16.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Schematic Capture
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) CAD
2 1 (16.67%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Altera
1 2 (33.33%) EMC