Period
to 26 September 2017

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 6 months to 26 September 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 807 795
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 0
Contract jobs citing Embedded C++ 59 85 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.080% 0.078%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 28
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% -11.43%
10th Percentile £324 £320 £275
90th Percentile £448 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £310
% change year-on-year +2.56% +25.81% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 34
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £38.40 £35.75 £33.23
90th Percentile £49.58 £53.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

Embedded C++ is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41462 42488 43100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.80% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28630 29215 29051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 913 962
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.03 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +10.71%

Embedded C++
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded C++ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C++ over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 September 2017.

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

Embedded C++
Top 14 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 6 months to 26 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 58 £400 +6.67% 19
UK excluding London +39 55 £400 +2.56% 17
East of England +7 17 £350 - 7
South West +6 14 £425 -22.73% 5
South East -2 12 £385 +2.67%
North of England +71 5 £400 - 3
Midlands +28 5 £475 - 1
London -6 4 £400 +9.22% 3
East Midlands - 4 £550 - 1
Yorkshire +35 3 £400 - 1
West Midlands +37 1 £400 -
North West +26 1 - - 1
Scotland +16 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 59 (100.00%) C++
2 41 (69.49%) C
3 36 (61.02%) Embedded C
4 34 (57.63%) Software Engineering
5 26 (44.07%) Linux
6 18 (30.51%) Wireless
7 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.03%) OO
8 13 (22.03%) OOD
8 13 (22.03%) Embedded Linux
9 12 (20.34%) Electronics
10 10 (16.95%) Device Driver
11 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
11 8 (13.56%) Degree
11 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
11 8 (13.56%) Algorithms
12 7 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (11.86%) LTE
12 7 (11.86%) Windows
12 7 (11.86%) Python
13 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
13 6 (10.17%) STL
13 6 (10.17%) UML
13 6 (10.17%) Scrum
13 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
13 6 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
13 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
13 6 (10.17%) SDLC

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) Wireless
2 7 (11.86%) LTE
3 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (8.47%) 3GPP
4 5 (8.47%) NAS
5 3 (5.08%) Bluetooth
6 2 (3.39%) 3G
6 2 (3.39%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.69%) GPRS
7 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) MySQL
1 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.39%) Buildbot
3 2 (3.39%) CMake
3 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.39%) JIRA
3 2 (3.39%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 12 (20.34%) Electronics
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Software Engineer
2 30 (50.85%) Embedded Engineer
3 25 (42.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 18 (30.51%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 17 (28.81%) C++ Software Engineer
5 17 (28.81%) Developer
5 17 (28.81%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 13 (22.03%) C++ Developer
7 12 (20.34%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (18.64%) Embedded Developer
9 10 (16.95%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 10 (16.95%) Software Developer
10 8 (13.56%) Embedded C++ Developer
10 8 (13.56%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 7 (11.86%) C Software Engineer
11 7 (11.86%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 7 (11.86%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (11.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 7 (11.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 7 (11.86%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) STL
2 5 (8.47%) Yocto
3 4 (6.78%) MFC
4 3 (5.08%) DirectX
5 2 (3.39%) Flash
5 2 (3.39%) Qt
6 1 (1.69%) HTML
6 1 (1.69%) Middleware
6 1 (1.69%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Device Driver
2 8 (13.56%) Algorithms
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.69%) Home Automation
5 1 (1.69%) Smart Home
5 1 (1.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.07%) Linux
2 13 (22.03%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Windows
4 4 (6.78%) VxWorks
5 3 (5.08%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (57.63%) Software Engineering
2 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) OO
3 13 (22.03%) OOD
4 7 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
5 6 (10.17%) SDLC
5 6 (10.17%) UML
5 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
6 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.47%) Device Driver Development
6 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.78%) Data Acquisition
7 4 (6.78%) Quality Management
8 3 (5.08%) Cryptography
8 3 (5.08%) Open Source
8 3 (5.08%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (5.08%) Use Case
8 3 (5.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) C++
2 41 (69.49%) C
3 36 (61.02%) Embedded C
4 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
5 7 (11.86%) Python
6 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.08%) R
8 2 (3.39%) C#
9 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.69%) Groovy
9 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.69%) Perl
9 1 (1.69%) Ruby
9 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) MISRA
2 2 (3.39%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.69%) JTAG
3 1 (1.69%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
1 5 (8.47%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) ILOG
2 1 (1.69%) EMC
2 1 (1.69%) Freescale
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft