Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 548 704 731
Rank change year-on-year +156 +27 -32
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 173 182 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 34 48
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £344 £350 £278
90th Percentile £536 £488 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 82 64
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £38.80 £36.25
90th Percentile £53.15 £52.50 £51.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

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 27,627 43,309 42,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.90% 43.80% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,757 30,348 30,146
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 712 776
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.28 £16.81
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +146 162 £425 +6.25% 213
UK excluding London +79 153 £425 +6.25% 216
East of England +29 58 £475 +18.75% 55
South West +52 44 £425 +6.25% 25
South East +61 29 £413 +6.45% 52
London +147 16 £550 +12.82% 18
Midlands +54 9 - - 31
West Midlands +49 7 - - 23
North of England +54 6 £361 +3.21% 32
Wales +18 4 - - 7
Yorkshire +47 3 £331 -5.36% 9
Scotland +23 3 - - 12
East Midlands +36 2 - - 8
North West +29 2 £385 - 21
North East +34 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 172 (99.42%) C
2 131 (75.72%) Software Engineering
3 103 (59.54%) C++
4 88 (50.87%) Embedded C++
5 71 (41.04%) Linux
6 58 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (18.50%) Python
8 28 (16.18%) Embedded Linux
9 27 (15.61%) UML
9 27 (15.61%) Electronics
9 27 (15.61%) Embedded Software Development
10 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
11 23 (13.29%) ThreadX
11 23 (13.29%) Unix
11 23 (13.29%) TCP/IP
12 22 (12.72%) SC Cleared
12 22 (12.72%) Rational Rhapsody
13 21 (12.14%) FreeRTOS
13 21 (12.14%) Wireless
14 20 (11.56%) Law
15 19 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (10.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 17 (9.83%) Firmware
16 17 (9.83%) VoIP
16 17 (9.83%) Device Driver
17 15 (8.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 15 (8.67%) Embedded Systems
18 14 (8.09%) Defect Tracking
18 14 (8.09%) IPv6
19 13 (7.51%) Internet

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Simulink
2 1 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.29%) TCP/IP
2 21 (12.14%) Wireless
3 19 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (9.83%) VoIP
5 14 (8.09%) IPv6
6 13 (7.51%) Internet
6 13 (7.51%) IPv4
7 8 (4.62%) Bluetooth
7 8 (4.62%) ZigBee
8 7 (4.05%) DHCP
8 7 (4.05%) HTTP
8 7 (4.05%) HTTPS
8 7 (4.05%) PBX
8 7 (4.05%) RTP
8 7 (4.05%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.89%) Z-Wave
10 4 (2.31%) Asterisk PBX
10 4 (2.31%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.31%) RS-232
11 2 (1.16%) WAN
Development Applications
1 22 (12.72%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.89%) CMake
4 4 (2.31%) Subversion
5 3 (1.73%) JIRA
5 3 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.58%) GCC
7 1 (0.58%) GitLab
General
1 27 (15.61%) Electronics
2 20 (11.56%) Law
3 8 (4.62%) Aerospace
4 7 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.47%) Automotive
5 6 (3.47%) Retail
6 5 (2.89%) Banking
6 5 (2.89%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.73%) Finance
8 1 (0.58%) Avionics
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Military
8 1 (0.58%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 120 (69.36%) Software Engineer
2 78 (45.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 64 (36.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 63 (36.42%) C Software Engineer
5 58 (33.53%) C++ Software Engineer
6 54 (31.21%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 25 (14.45%) Embedded C Engineer
8 22 (12.72%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 19 (10.98%) Developer
10 15 (8.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 14 (8.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 14 (8.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 13 (7.51%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 13 (7.51%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 9 (5.20%) Embedded Developer
14 8 (4.62%) Firmware Engineer
14 8 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
15 7 (4.05%) C Developer
15 7 (4.05%) Embedded Linux Engineer
15 7 (4.05%) VoIP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.62%) Yocto
2 6 (3.47%) POSIX
3 4 (2.31%) Qt
4 2 (1.16%) .NET
4 2 (1.16%) XML
5 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.58%) MFC
5 1 (0.58%) QML
5 1 (0.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.83%) Device Driver
2 15 (8.67%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (8.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 12 (6.94%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (5.20%) VHDL
6 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.05%) Media Streaming
7 6 (3.47%) Analogue Electronics
7 6 (3.47%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.16%) ASIC
9 2 (1.16%) STB
9 2 (1.16%) Verilog
10 1 (0.58%) IPTV
10 1 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 71 (41.04%) Linux
2 28 (16.18%) Embedded Linux
3 23 (13.29%) ThreadX
3 23 (13.29%) Unix
4 21 (12.14%) FreeRTOS
5 13 (7.51%) Windows
6 6 (3.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (1.73%) Android
7 3 (1.73%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.58%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.58%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.58%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (75.72%) Software Engineering
2 58 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (15.61%) Embedded Software Development
3 27 (15.61%) UML
4 19 (10.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 14 (8.09%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (6.36%) Computer Science
7 10 (5.78%) Prototyping
8 9 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.62%) SDLC
9 8 (4.62%) Unit Testing
10 6 (3.47%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (3.47%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (2.89%) Kanban
11 5 (2.89%) Signal Processing
11 5 (2.89%) Test Automation
12 4 (2.31%) DevOps
12 4 (2.31%) OO
12 4 (2.31%) SysML
12 4 (2.31%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (99.42%) C
2 103 (59.54%) C++
3 88 (50.87%) Embedded C++
4 32 (18.50%) Python
5 6 (3.47%) Assembly Language
6 5 (2.89%) MATLAB
7 4 (2.31%) C#
8 3 (1.73%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.72%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.05%) Degree
4 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) MISRA
2 4 (2.31%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.16%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.16%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.16%) JTAG
4 1 (0.58%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 17 (9.83%) Firmware
2 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (1.16%) Renesas
2 1 (0.58%) Altera
2 1 (0.58%) Cisco
2 1 (0.58%) EMC
2 1 (0.58%) Intel
2 1 (0.58%) Perforce
2 1 (0.58%) SAP
2 1 (0.58%) Xilinx