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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 606 574
Rank change year-on-year +61 -32  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C++ 36 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.082% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 10
Median daily rate £425 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £332 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £438 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £345 £331
% change year-on-year +23.18% +4.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.30 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £33.75 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.00 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +10.25%  

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 18923 20595 20633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.22% 38.52% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12895 14175 13605
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 429
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +39 32 £425 +6.91% 26
South West +14 13 £425 +41.66% 3
Gloucestershire +19 12 £425 - 1
South East +26 8 £385 +11.59% 6
Surrey +9 5 £385 -13.48%
Redhill -15 5 £385 -13.48%
Tewkesbury - 4 - -
London +10 3 £400 -4.76% 3
Wales - 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 £430 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
East of England +4 2 - - 11
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 11
Scotland +43 1 - - 1
West Sussex +22 1 - -
Wiltshire -2 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £430 -
City of London - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 9
Leeds - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £430 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 64 (100.00%) C++
2 41 (64.06%) C
3 37 (57.81%) Embedded C
3 37 (57.81%) Software Engineering
4 28 (43.75%) Linux
5 17 (26.56%) OO
6 16 (25.00%) Python
6 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (18.75%) MATLAB
7 12 (18.75%) OOD
8 11 (17.19%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (15.63%) Wireless
9 10 (15.63%) Algorithms
9 10 (15.63%) SDLC
10 9 (14.06%) UML
11 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
11 7 (10.94%) Cryptography
11 7 (10.94%) Windows
11 7 (10.94%) Electronics
11 7 (10.94%) Device Driver
12 6 (9.38%) STL
12 6 (9.38%) Degree
12 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
12 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
13 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
13 5 (7.81%) Scrum

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 (1.56%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) Wireless
2 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) DVB
4 2 (3.13%) HTTP
4 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.13%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.56%) 802.15
5 1 (1.56%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.56%) DECT
5 1 (1.56%) GPRS
5 1 (1.56%) RFID
5 1 (1.56%) RS-485
5 1 (1.56%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.13%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 7 (10.94%) Electronics
2 2 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.56%) Military
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Embedded Engineer
1 33 (51.56%) Software Engineer
2 29 (45.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 16 (25.00%) Developer
3 16 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 15 (23.44%) C++ Developer
5 14 (21.88%) C++ Software Engineer
5 14 (21.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Embedded Developer
7 8 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Software Developer
9 5 (7.81%) C++ Software Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) STL
2 4 (6.25%) MFC
2 4 (6.25%) Qt
2 4 (6.25%) Yocto
3 3 (4.69%) DirectX
4 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) HTML5
4 2 (3.13%) Node.js
4 2 (3.13%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.56%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Algorithms
2 7 (10.94%) Device Driver
3 5 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (4.69%) STB
6 2 (3.13%) Digital TV
6 2 (3.13%) MPEG
6 2 (3.13%) Robotics
7 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Verilog
7 1 (1.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.75%) Linux
2 11 (17.19%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (10.94%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) Android
5 2 (3.13%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (3.13%) OpenWrt
5 2 (3.13%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.56%) HPUX
6 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (57.81%) Software Engineering
2 17 (26.56%) OO
3 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.75%) OOD
5 10 (15.63%) SDLC
6 9 (14.06%) UML
7 7 (10.94%) Cryptography
8 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.81%) Scrum
10 4 (6.25%) Data Acquisition
10 4 (6.25%) Quality Management
10 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.69%) Multithreading
11 3 (4.69%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (4.69%) Open Source
11 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
11 3 (4.69%) Use Case
11 3 (4.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 64 (100.00%) C++
2 41 (64.06%) C
3 37 (57.81%) Embedded C
4 16 (25.00%) Python
5 12 (18.75%) MATLAB
6 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.25%) Lua
7 3 (4.69%) C#
8 2 (3.13%) SQL
9 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) MISRA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO13485
2 1 (1.56%) ISO26262
2 1 (1.56%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Firmware
2 2 (3.13%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) ILOG
2 2 (3.13%) Freescale
3 1 (1.56%) Altera
3 1 (1.56%) EMC
3 1 (1.56%) HP
3 1 (1.56%) Intel
3 1 (1.56%) Xilinx
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