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 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 131 130
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 7 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.80% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Median hourly rate £46.25 £48.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.63% +22.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.50 £42.50
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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1020 1128 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.25% 37.65% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 708 784
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 71
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £25.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 28 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 +16 6 - -
Somerset - 1 £400 -
Embedded C
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 22 (100.00%) C
2 19 (86.36%) Software Engineering
3 10 (45.45%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) C++
4 8 (36.36%) Bluetooth
4 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) IEC 62304
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Python
6 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (22.73%) Device Driver
7 5 (22.73%) STL
7 5 (22.73%) Embedded C++
7 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
8 4 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (18.18%) OOD
8 4 (18.18%) Aerospace
8 4 (18.18%) OO
8 4 (18.18%) Yocto
8 4 (18.18%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) Coaching
9 3 (13.64%) Assembly Language
9 3 (13.64%) UML
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) Wind River
9 3 (13.64%) Open Source
9 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Pig
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.55%) GCC
General
1 4 (18.18%) Aerospace
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Software Engineer
2 17 (77.27%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (63.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Kernel Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Kernel Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) C Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) DSP Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) STL
2 4 (18.18%) Yocto
3 2 (9.09%) EJB
3 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) Java EE
3 2 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Device Driver
2 4 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Software Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (18.18%) OO
4 4 (18.18%) OOD
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Coaching
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile Development
6 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C
2 10 (45.45%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) C++
4 6 (27.27%) Python
5 5 (22.73%) Embedded C++
6 3 (13.64%) Assembly Language
6 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
7 2 (9.09%) Java
7 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) IEC 62304
2 3 (13.64%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Wind River
2 2 (9.09%) Freescale
3 1 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.55%) Motorola