The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 249 261
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C++ 8 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.67% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
Median daily rate £385 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £340 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £418 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £310
% change year-on-year +10.00% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year -2.28% +10.75%  

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 South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2676 3121 3235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.04% 34.98% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1940 2018
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 119 83
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Embedded C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C++ in the South East

Embedded C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C++ in the South East

Embedded C++
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Surrey 0 6 £385 +2.66%
West Sussex +17 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £430 - 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 South East region with a requirement for Embedded C++.

1 13 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) C
4 5 (38.46%) Embedded C
5 4 (30.77%) MFC
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) MySQL
6 3 (23.08%) STL
6 3 (23.08%) ILOG
6 3 (23.08%) DirectX
6 3 (23.08%) UML
6 3 (23.08%) Use Case
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (15.38%) Freescale
7 2 (15.38%) Qt
7 2 (15.38%) Android
7 2 (15.38%) STB
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science

Embedded C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (15.38%) DVB
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
1 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) C++ Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior C++ Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C/C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C/C++ Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) MFC
2 3 (23.08%) DirectX
2 3 (23.08%) STL
3 2 (15.38%) Qt
4 1 (7.69%) GStreamer
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) STB
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Digital TV
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) UML
2 3 (23.08%) Use Case
2 3 (23.08%) User Stories
2 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) OOD
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) C
3 5 (38.46%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) ILOG
2 2 (15.38%) Freescale