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 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++
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 610 603
Rank change year-on-year +34 -7  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C++ 34 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.076% 0.076%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 14
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £430 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £310
% change year-on-year +10.00% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 15
Median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £32.15 £33.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £53.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year -1.71% +10.75%  

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 19720 20910 21020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.86% 38.83% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26328 28996 26859
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 £310 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 908 915
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.43 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £51.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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 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 28 June 2017.

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

Embedded C++
Top 9 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 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
England +32 33 £400 +6.66% 20
UK excluding London +34 31 £413 +10.00% 20
South West +5 11 £425 - 1
South East +12 8 £385 +2.66% 6
East of England 0 5 £350 - 7
Midlands - 4 £400 -
London +8 3 £400 +6.66% 2
North of England +61 2 - - 4
Scotland +34 1 - - 2

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 with a requirement for Embedded C++.

1 61 (100.00%) C++
2 39 (63.93%) C
3 35 (57.38%) Embedded C
4 34 (55.74%) Software Engineering
5 25 (40.98%) Linux
6 18 (29.51%) OO
7 16 (26.23%) Python
8 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (21.31%) OOD
10 12 (19.67%) MATLAB
11 9 (14.75%) UML
11 9 (14.75%) Algorithms
11 9 (14.75%) SDLC
12 8 (13.11%) Wireless
12 8 (13.11%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
13 7 (11.48%) Electronics
13 7 (11.48%) Device Driver
13 7 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (9.84%) STL
14 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
14 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
14 6 (9.84%) Cryptography
15 5 (8.20%) Degree
15 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
15 5 (8.20%) Windows
15 5 (8.20%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (8.20%) Yocto
16 4 (6.56%) Data Acquisition

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 (1.64%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Wireless
2 2 (3.28%) DVB
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.64%) DECT
3 1 (1.64%) GPRS
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) RS-485
3 1 (1.64%) UPnP
3 1 (1.64%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.28%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.48%) Electronics
2 3 (4.92%) Automotive
3 2 (3.28%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.64%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Embedded Engineer
1 31 (50.82%) Software Engineer
2 26 (42.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 15 (24.59%) Developer
4 14 (22.95%) C++ Developer
4 14 (22.95%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 12 (19.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 12 (19.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (13.11%) Embedded Developer
7 7 (11.48%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 6 (9.84%) Software Developer
9 5 (8.20%) C Software Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) C++ Software Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) STL
2 5 (8.20%) Yocto
3 4 (6.56%) MFC
3 4 (6.56%) Qt
4 3 (4.92%) DirectX
5 2 (3.28%) Flash
6 1 (1.64%) .NET
6 1 (1.64%) GStreamer
6 1 (1.64%) HTML
6 1 (1.64%) HTML5
6 1 (1.64%) Node.js
6 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Algorithms
2 7 (11.48%) Device Driver
3 5 (8.20%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Robotics
6 2 (3.28%) STB
7 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.64%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.64%) Home Automation
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.64%) MPEG
7 1 (1.64%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.98%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Windows
4 3 (4.92%) Android
4 3 (4.92%) Nucleus RTOS
4 3 (4.92%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Software Engineering
2 18 (29.51%) OO
3 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.31%) OOD
5 9 (14.75%) SDLC
5 9 (14.75%) UML
6 7 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.84%) Cryptography
7 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.56%) Data Acquisition
9 4 (6.56%) Quality Management
9 4 (6.56%) Scrum
9 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.92%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (4.92%) Open Source
10 3 (4.92%) Use Case
10 3 (4.92%) User Stories
11 2 (3.28%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (100.00%) C++
2 39 (63.93%) C
3 35 (57.38%) Embedded C
4 16 (26.23%) Python
5 12 (19.67%) MATLAB
6 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.92%) C#
8 1 (1.64%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.64%) Lua
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) MISRA
2 2 (3.28%) IEC 62304
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.64%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Firmware
2 1 (1.64%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) ILOG
2 2 (3.28%) Freescale
3 1 (1.64%) EMC
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