Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 823 809
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14 -4
Contract jobs citing Embedded C++ 103 53 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.053% 0.086%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 35
UK median daily rate £373 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.75% +6.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £320
90th Percentile £488 £469 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -6.75% +1.27% +27.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 21 35
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £38.33 £40.50 £35.75
90th Percentile £52.88 £49.50 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%

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 45,866 41,586 42,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.47% 41.91% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,162 28,869 29,199
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 790 913
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.08 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +1.35%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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

Embedded C++
Top 13 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 16 October 2018. 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 +39 97 £372 -7.13% 78
UK excluding London +13 92 £373 -6.75% 72
South East +27 38 £373 +16.56% 22
South West -2 28 £313 -26.47% 11
East of England -8 12 £400 +14.29% 18
London -7 10 £450 +20.00% 10
Wales - 6 £475 - 2
Midlands -14 4 £388 -18.42% 3
North of England -22 4 £295 -26.25% 15
Yorkshire -21 3 - - 8
West Midlands -22 3 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands -2 1 £325 -40.91% 1
North West - 1 £295 - 5

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded C++ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Embedded C++.

1 103 (100.00%) C++
2 78 (75.73%) Software Engineering
3 63 (61.17%) C
4 60 (58.25%) Embedded C
5 41 (39.81%) Linux
6 25 (24.27%) Python
7 23 (22.33%) UML
8 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
9 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
11 15 (14.56%) Electronics
11 15 (14.56%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (12.62%) SC Cleared
13 12 (11.65%) SDLC
14 11 (10.68%) Embedded Linux
14 11 (10.68%) MATLAB
14 11 (10.68%) Simulink
15 10 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (9.71%) Aerospace
15 10 (9.71%) Unix
15 10 (9.71%) Computer Science
15 10 (9.71%) Degree
16 9 (8.74%) Windows
16 9 (8.74%) OO
16 9 (8.74%) MISRA
17 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
17 8 (7.77%) C#
17 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
17 8 (7.77%) Automotive
17 8 (7.77%) Law

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 11 (10.68%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (5.83%) Bluetooth
2 6 (5.83%) RS-232
3 5 (4.85%) Ethernet
3 5 (4.85%) Wireless
4 3 (2.91%) 4G
5 2 (1.94%) AMQP
5 2 (1.94%) Network Security
5 2 (1.94%) PPP
6 1 (0.97%) 3G
6 1 (0.97%) 5G
6 1 (0.97%) GPRS
6 1 (0.97%) HTTP
6 1 (0.97%) NFC
6 1 (0.97%) SNMP
6 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Git (software)
1 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.83%) Mercurial
3 5 (4.85%) Subversion
4 3 (2.91%) GCC
5 2 (1.94%) GDB
5 2 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 15 (14.56%) Electronics
2 10 (9.71%) Aerospace
3 8 (7.77%) Automotive
3 8 (7.77%) Law
4 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.94%) Finance
6 1 (0.97%) Military
6 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (67.96%) Software Engineer
2 65 (63.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 60 (58.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 31 (30.10%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 29 (28.16%) C++ Software Engineer
5 29 (28.16%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 21 (20.39%) Senior Software Engineer
7 18 (17.48%) Developer
8 17 (16.50%) C++ Developer
8 17 (16.50%) Embedded C Engineer
8 17 (16.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 17 (16.50%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (15.53%) C Software Engineer
9 16 (15.53%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 16 (15.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 15 (14.56%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 15 (14.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 15 (14.56%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 15 (14.56%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 14 (13.59%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) Qt
2 3 (2.91%) STL
2 3 (2.91%) Yocto
3 2 (1.94%) Anaconda
3 2 (1.94%) DirectCompute
3 2 (1.94%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.94%) NumPy
3 2 (1.94%) OpenCL
3 2 (1.94%) OpenGL
3 2 (1.94%) Pandas
3 2 (1.94%) Renderscript
3 2 (1.94%) SciPy
4 1 (0.97%) .NET
4 1 (0.97%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (0.97%) wxWidgets
4 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (3.88%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.88%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.94%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.94%) CUDA
5 2 (1.94%) GPGPU
5 2 (1.94%) Media Streaming
5 2 (1.94%) PKI
5 2 (1.94%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.97%) Arduino
6 1 (0.97%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.97%) BeagleBone
6 1 (0.97%) Cyber Warfare
6 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.97%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.81%) Linux
2 11 (10.68%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (9.71%) Unix
4 9 (8.74%) Windows
5 8 (7.77%) VxWorks
6 5 (4.85%) Nucleus RTOS
7 3 (2.91%) Android
7 3 (2.91%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.97%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.97%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (75.73%) Software Engineering
2 23 (22.33%) UML
3 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
4 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.65%) SDLC
6 9 (8.74%) OO
7 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.77%) Scrum
8 7 (6.80%) OOD
9 5 (4.85%) FMEA
9 5 (4.85%) Multithreading
9 5 (4.85%) Software Architecture
9 5 (4.85%) Test Planning
10 4 (3.88%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (2.91%) Analytics
11 3 (2.91%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.91%) Critical Thinking
11 3 (2.91%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (2.91%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 103 (100.00%) C++
2 63 (61.17%) C
3 60 (58.25%) Embedded C
4 25 (24.27%) Python
5 11 (10.68%) MATLAB
6 8 (7.77%) C#
7 5 (4.85%) Assembly Language
7 5 (4.85%) SQL
8 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.91%) Go
9 3 (2.91%) VC++
10 2 (1.94%) Cython
10 2 (1.94%) Lua
11 1 (0.97%) GLSL
11 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.71%) Degree
4 4 (3.88%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) MISRA
2 5 (4.85%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.94%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.97%) DO-160
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Firmware
2 3 (2.91%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (1.94%) Freescale
1 2 (1.94%) Renesas
2 1 (0.97%) Atmel
2 1 (0.97%) EMC
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.97%) Wind River