The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 139 141
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C++ 11 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% +0.70%  
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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1025 1142 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.73% 38.17% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 718 789
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 80 74
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £36.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +7.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.90 £55.00
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 West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Embedded C++
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West 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
Gloucestershire +20 11 £425 -
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 West region with a requirement for Embedded C++.

1 20 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) OO
2 12 (60.00%) C
2 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (55.00%) OOD
4 10 (50.00%) Python
5 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (35.00%) MATLAB
7 7 (35.00%) Algorithms
8 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 5 (25.00%) Device Driver
9 4 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (20.00%) SDLC
9 4 (20.00%) Data Acquisition
9 4 (20.00%) Yocto
10 3 (15.00%) Open Source
10 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
10 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
10 3 (15.00%) UML
10 3 (15.00%) STL
11 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Embedded C++
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (45.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Kernel Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Kernel Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Yocto
2 3 (15.00%) STL
3 1 (5.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 4 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.00%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) OO
1 12 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (55.00%) OOD
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (20.00%) Data Acquisition
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source
5 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) UML
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (60.00%) C
3 10 (50.00%) Python
4 7 (35.00%) MATLAB
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (10.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) BusyBox
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware