The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 March 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++
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 594 568
Rank change year-on-year +20 -26  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C++ 26 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 12
Median daily rate £375 £420 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +23.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £340 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £438 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +10.29% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £46.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +15.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £43.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £46.20 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +15.50%  

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Embedded C++
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Embedded C++
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C++ in the UK

Embedded C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C++ in the UK

Embedded C++
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C++ over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded C++ in the UK

Embedded C++
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England +21 19 £375 -10.71% 21
South West -5 9 £425 +41.66% 4
Gloucestershire +4 7 £425 - 1
South East +12 5 £375 +10.29% 6
Scotland - 4 £323 -
Wales - 3 - -
Surrey +6 2 £375 -15.73% 1
Tewkesbury +2 2 - -
Staines - 2 £375 -
London +28 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 4
East of England -3 1 - - 4
Wiltshire -3 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £430 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Northampton - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £430 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Dunfermline - 1 £320 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 with a requirement for Embedded C++.

1 70 (100.00%) C++
2 52 (74.29%) C
3 48 (68.57%) Embedded C
4 46 (65.71%) Software Engineering
5 29 (41.43%) Linux
6 18 (25.71%) OO
7 16 (22.86%) Python
8 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (18.57%) Firmware
11 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 10 (14.29%) Electronics
11 10 (14.29%) UML
12 9 (12.86%) OOA/OOD
13 8 (11.43%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (10.00%) Wireless
14 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
15 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
15 6 (8.57%) Windows
15 6 (8.57%) C#
15 6 (8.57%) MATLAB
15 6 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (7.14%) Scrum
16 5 (7.14%) Degree
17 4 (5.71%) ZigBee
17 4 (5.71%) Lua
17 4 (5.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 4 (5.71%) Cryptography
17 4 (5.71%) Multithreading
17 4 (5.71%) Device Driver

Embedded C++
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (1.43%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (10.00%) Wireless
2 4 (5.71%) ZigBee
3 3 (4.29%) 802.15
3 3 (4.29%) Bluetooth
3 3 (4.29%) DVB
3 3 (4.29%) RFID
4 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.86%) HTTP
4 2 (2.86%) RS-485
5 1 (1.43%) DECT
5 1 (1.43%) GPRS
5 1 (1.43%) LAN
5 1 (1.43%) UPnP
5 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.86%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.29%) Electronics
2 3 (4.29%) Automotive
3 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.43%) Military
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 35 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 32 (45.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (28.57%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 19 (27.14%) C++ Software Engineer
6 18 (25.71%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (17.14%) Developer
8 11 (15.71%) C Software Engineer
8 11 (15.71%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (15.71%) Embedded C Engineer
8 11 (15.71%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 10 (14.29%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 10 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 10 (14.29%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (12.86%) C++ Developer
10 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
11 5 (7.14%) Embedded Developer
11 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
12 4 (5.71%) Embedded C++ Developer
13 3 (4.29%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) 802.1X
1 3 (4.29%) Qt
2 2 (2.86%) HTML
2 2 (2.86%) HTML5
2 2 (2.86%) Node.js
2 2 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.71%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.71%) Device Driver
2 4 (5.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.29%) STB
3 3 (4.29%) VHDL
4 2 (2.86%) Digital TV
4 2 (2.86%) MPEG
4 2 (2.86%) Robotics
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.43%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) Linux
2 8 (11.43%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Android
4 2 (2.86%) OpenWrt
5 1 (1.43%) HPUX
5 1 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (65.71%) Software Engineering
2 18 (25.71%) OO
3 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.29%) UML
5 9 (12.86%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (7.14%) Scrum
7 4 (5.71%) Cryptography
7 4 (5.71%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.71%) SDLC
8 2 (2.86%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.86%) Image Processing
8 2 (2.86%) OOD
8 2 (2.86%) Project Management
8 2 (2.86%) Schematic Capture
8 2 (2.86%) SOA
8 2 (2.86%) Software Architecture
8 2 (2.86%) TDD
8 2 (2.86%) Threat Analysis
8 2 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) C++
2 52 (74.29%) C
3 48 (68.57%) Embedded C
4 16 (22.86%) Python
5 6 (8.57%) C#
5 6 (8.57%) MATLAB
6 4 (5.71%) Lua
7 3 (4.29%) SQL
8 1 (1.43%) Ada
8 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.43%) ISO26262
1 1 (1.43%) MISRA
1 1 (1.43%) MISRA C
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) Firmware
2 2 (2.86%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 2 (2.86%) Intel
2 1 (1.43%) Altera
2 1 (1.43%) EMC
2 1 (1.43%) Freescale
2 1 (1.43%) HP
2 1 (1.43%) IBM
2 1 (1.43%) Motorola
2 1 (1.43%) Renesas
2 1 (1.43%) Xilinx
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