Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 697 715 718
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3 +20
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 190 176 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 32 36
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £278 £315 £260
90th Percentile £475 £550 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% +20.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 93 73
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £34.05
90th Percentile £47.85 £73.90 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% +10.39% -3.75%

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 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

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 23 November 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 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded C in the UK

Embedded C
Top 15 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 23 November 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 +36 177 £375 +7.14% 59
UK excluding London +34 159 £360 -7.69% 54
East of England +22 85 £363 +9.85% 19
London -2 26 £415 +22.06% 8
South East -12 25 £368 -33.18% 9
Midlands +29 19 £375 +11.11% 6
South West -19 16 £400 -5.88% 10
East Midlands +3 12 £381 - 1
West Midlands +27 7 £250 -25.93% 5
North of England +56 5 £338 +12.50% 7
North West +21 4 £275 -8.33% 6
Scotland -2 4 £275 +2.80% 2
Northern Ireland -36 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +17 1 £400 - 1
Wales +3 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 182 (95.79%) C
2 120 (63.16%) Software Engineering
3 87 (45.79%) Linux
4 69 (36.32%) C++
5 61 (32.11%) Wireless
6 54 (28.42%) Python
7 38 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 35 (18.42%) Electronics
8 35 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
9 34 (17.89%) Embedded C++
10 32 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (16.32%) Bluetooth
12 30 (15.79%) MISRA
13 28 (14.74%) Firmware
14 26 (13.68%) Device Driver
14 26 (13.68%) Degree
15 25 (13.16%) Embedded Linux
16 21 (11.05%) Automotive
16 21 (11.05%) Windows
17 20 (10.53%) Assembly Language
18 19 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (10.00%) Computer Science
19 18 (9.47%) LTE
20 17 (8.95%) Device Driver Development
21 16 (8.42%) Signal Processing
21 16 (8.42%) 3GPP
22 15 (7.89%) TCP/IP
23 14 (7.37%) MATLAB
23 14 (7.37%) Simulink
24 12 (6.32%) TDD

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 14 (7.37%) Simulink
2 3 (1.58%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (32.11%) Wireless
2 31 (16.32%) Bluetooth
3 19 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (9.47%) LTE
5 16 (8.42%) 3GPP
6 15 (7.89%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.74%) NAS
8 8 (4.21%) Ethernet
9 7 (3.68%) ZigBee
10 5 (2.63%) FlexRay
11 4 (2.11%) HTTP
11 4 (2.11%) MQTT
11 4 (2.11%) Z-Wave
12 2 (1.05%) 3G
12 2 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (1.05%) RS-232
13 1 (0.53%) HbbTV
13 1 (0.53%) Modbus
13 1 (0.53%) RS-422
13 1 (0.53%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (0.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.68%) JIRA
3 5 (2.63%) CANoe
3 5 (2.63%) Subversion
4 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.58%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.05%) Buildbot
6 2 (1.05%) CMake
6 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.05%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.53%) GCC
7 1 (0.53%) GDB
7 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 38 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 35 (18.42%) Electronics
3 21 (11.05%) Automotive
4 7 (3.68%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (50.53%) Embedded Engineer
2 92 (48.42%) Software Engineer
3 72 (37.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 41 (21.58%) Developer
4 41 (21.58%) Embedded Developer
5 31 (16.32%) Embedded C Engineer
6 30 (15.79%) C Software Engineer
7 29 (15.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 26 (13.68%) C Developer
8 26 (13.68%) Embedded C Developer
9 19 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (7.89%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 15 (7.89%) Embedded Software Developer
10 15 (7.89%) Software Developer
11 14 (7.37%) Firmware Engineer
12 13 (6.84%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 13 (6.84%) C++ Software Engineer
12 13 (6.84%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
13 12 (6.32%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 12 (6.32%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.21%) Middleware
2 4 (2.11%) JSON
2 4 (2.11%) RESTful
2 4 (2.11%) XMPP
3 3 (1.58%) HTML
3 3 (1.58%) MFC
3 3 (1.58%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.05%) .NET
4 2 (1.05%) DirectCompute
4 2 (1.05%) OpenCL
4 2 (1.05%) Renderscript
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.53%) GStreamer
5 1 (0.53%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (0.53%) Qt
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.42%) Embedded Systems
2 26 (13.68%) Device Driver
3 19 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (3.68%) VHDL
7 2 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.05%) CUDA
7 2 (1.05%) GPGPU
7 2 (1.05%) Java Card
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.05%) STB
8 1 (0.53%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.53%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.53%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.53%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.53%) User Experience
8 1 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 87 (45.79%) Linux
2 25 (13.16%) Embedded Linux
3 21 (11.05%) Windows
4 9 (4.74%) VxWorks
5 7 (3.68%) Android
6 5 (2.63%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (1.05%) Unix
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (63.16%) Software Engineering
2 32 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (8.95%) Device Driver Development
4 16 (8.42%) Signal Processing
5 12 (6.32%) Scrum
5 12 (6.32%) TDD
6 10 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 9 (4.74%) Mathematics
8 8 (4.21%) Integration Testing
8 8 (4.21%) Multithreading
8 8 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.21%) SDLC
9 7 (3.68%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (3.68%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (3.68%) Feature Driven Development
9 7 (3.68%) OO
9 7 (3.68%) UML
10 6 (3.16%) Linux Kernel Development
10 6 (3.16%) Physics
10 6 (3.16%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 182 (95.79%) C
2 69 (36.32%) C++
3 54 (28.42%) Python
4 34 (17.89%) Embedded C++
5 20 (10.53%) Assembly Language
6 14 (7.37%) MATLAB
7 9 (4.74%) C#
8 6 (3.16%) R
9 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.58%) Java
10 3 (1.58%) Perl
10 3 (1.58%) SQL
11 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.53%) GLSL
12 1 (0.53%) Groovy
12 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (13.68%) Degree
2 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.79%) MISRA
2 8 (4.21%) ISO 26262
3 5 (2.63%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.05%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.53%) JTAG
5 1 (0.53%) OIPF
System Software
1 28 (14.74%) Firmware
2 8 (4.21%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 2 (1.05%) QEMU
Vendors
1 9 (4.74%) Perforce
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.53%) Atmel
3 1 (0.53%) Cadence
3 1 (0.53%) Infor
3 1 (0.53%) MathWorks
3 1 (0.53%) QNX
3 1 (0.53%) Xilinx