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 23 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 234 253
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 16 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.59% 0.90% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £380 £345 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.14% -31.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.80 £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.85% +16.66%  

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 2714 3120 3230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.06% 34.81% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1692 1941 2013
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 118 83
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
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 23 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 +5 7 £380 - 2
West Sussex +18 4 - -
Hampshire +9 1 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Embedded C
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 25 (89.29%) C
2 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
3 10 (35.71%) C++
4 9 (32.14%) Linux
5 8 (28.57%) Electronics
6 7 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (17.86%) MISRA
7 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.86%) Embedded C++
8 4 (14.29%) Python
8 4 (14.29%) Automotive
8 4 (14.29%) Firmware
8 4 (14.29%) MATLAB
8 4 (14.29%) Degree
8 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (10.71%) Doxygen
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) Simulink
9 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
10 2 (7.14%) C#
10 2 (7.14%) CAD
10 2 (7.14%) Assembly Language
10 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
10 2 (7.14%) STB
10 2 (7.14%) VHDL
10 2 (7.14%) Verilog
10 2 (7.14%) DVB
10 2 (7.14%) Android

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:

Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Doxygen
1 3 (10.71%) Simulink
2 2 (7.14%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DVB
2 1 (3.57%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) FlexRay
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) CANoe
3 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (28.57%) Electronics
2 4 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Avionics
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) C Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Embedded C Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) MATLAB Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C/C++ Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C/C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) HTML5
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
1 1 (3.57%) Qt
1 1 (3.57%) REST
1 1 (3.57%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 2 (7.14%) STB
3 2 (7.14%) Verilog
3 2 (7.14%) VHDL
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Digital TV
4 1 (3.57%) Life Science
4 1 (3.57%) MPEG
4 1 (3.57%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.14%) CAD
4 2 (7.14%) Schematic Capture
4 2 (7.14%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (3.57%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (3.57%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Fault Management
5 1 (3.57%) FPGA Design
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) C
2 10 (35.71%) C++
3 5 (17.86%) Embedded C++
4 4 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 4 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) Assembly Language
5 2 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) MISRA
2 1 (3.57%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 13485
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Freescale
2 1 (3.57%) Cadence
2 1 (3.57%) EMC
2 1 (3.57%) Xilinx