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 22 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 568 544
Rank change year-on-year +42 -24  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 89 77 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 11
Median daily rate £380 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £313
% change year-on-year +8.82% +8.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.50 £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.85% +16.66%  

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 19697 20912 21353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.02% 38.78% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13450 14393 14265
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 £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 449 441
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £48.50 £50.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

Embedded C
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Embedded C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded C in the UK

Embedded C
Top 30 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 22 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 +59 84 £400 +15.94% 36
East of England +6 21 £706 +135.41% 15
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £706 +135.41% 14
London +23 17 £400 +0.62% 2
Cambridge +16 16 - - 13
South East +6 15 £380 +10.14% 7
East Midlands -2 13 £340 - 2
South West +10 7 £400 - 4
Northamptonshire +5 7 £340 -
Surrey +2 7 £380 - 2
Northampton - 7 £340 -
Gloucestershire +14 6 - -
Tewkesbury - 5 - -
North West +25 4 - - 2
West Sussex +18 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £400 - 2
Crawley +5 3 - -
Yorkshire +26 2 - -
Manchester +12 2 - - 1
North Yorkshire +8 2 - -
South Wales 0 2 - -
Woking -1 2 £393 -
Wales -3 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
Belfast - 2 £300 -
County Antrim - 2 £300 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £300 -
Scotland +32 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 167 (91.26%) C
2 127 (69.40%) Software Engineering
3 60 (32.79%) C++
4 52 (28.42%) Linux
5 37 (20.22%) Python
6 35 (19.13%) Embedded C++
7 34 (18.58%) Electronics
8 26 (14.21%) Embedded Systems
9 25 (13.66%) Security Cleared
10 24 (13.11%) Degree
11 23 (12.57%) Assembly Language
12 20 (10.93%) Automotive
12 20 (10.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 19 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (10.38%) C#
13 19 (10.38%) SC Cleared
14 17 (9.29%) Embedded Linux
15 16 (8.74%) Device Driver
15 16 (8.74%) Firmware
15 16 (8.74%) Telecoms
16 14 (7.65%) Windows
16 14 (7.65%) OO
16 14 (7.65%) Bluetooth
17 13 (7.10%) Wireless
17 13 (7.10%) Aerospace
17 13 (7.10%) MATLAB
17 13 (7.10%) Mathematics
17 13 (7.10%) MISRA
17 13 (7.10%) SDLC
18 12 (6.56%) Coaching

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 2 (1.09%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Simulink
2 3 (1.64%) Doxygen
2 3 (1.64%) OrCAD
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.09%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.65%) Bluetooth
2 13 (7.10%) Wireless
3 9 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (4.37%) ZigBee
5 6 (3.28%) MQTT
6 5 (2.73%) FlexRay
7 4 (2.19%) DVB
8 3 (1.64%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.09%) HTTP
9 2 (1.09%) Internet
9 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.55%) DECT
10 1 (0.55%) GPRS
10 1 (0.55%) RS-485
10 1 (0.55%) SNMP
10 1 (0.55%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
1 2 (1.09%) Big Data
1 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.55%) MySQL
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Eclipse
1 11 (6.01%) Git (software)
1 11 (6.01%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.19%) GCC
4 3 (1.64%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.55%) Ant
5 1 (0.55%) CANoe
5 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.55%) GDB
5 1 (0.55%) GitLab
5 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 34 (18.58%) Electronics
2 20 (10.93%) Automotive
3 16 (8.74%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.10%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.64%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) German Language
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Avionics
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 109 (59.56%) Embedded Engineer
2 106 (57.92%) Software Engineer
3 93 (50.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 35 (19.13%) Developer
5 29 (15.85%) Embedded C Engineer
6 28 (15.30%) Embedded Developer
7 21 (11.48%) C Software Engineer
7 21 (11.48%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 15 (8.20%) C Developer
8 15 (8.20%) Embedded C Developer
9 13 (7.10%) Python Developer
10 12 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (5.46%) C++ Software Engineer
11 10 (5.46%) Electronics Engineer
11 10 (5.46%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 9 (4.92%) Applications Engineer
12 9 (4.92%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 8 (4.37%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 8 (4.37%) Firmware Engineer
14 6 (3.28%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.28%) XMPP
1 6 (3.28%) Yocto
2 5 (2.73%) STL
3 3 (1.64%) Qt
4 2 (1.09%) .NET
4 2 (1.09%) EJB
4 2 (1.09%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.09%) HTML
4 2 (1.09%) HTML5
4 2 (1.09%) J2EE
4 2 (1.09%) Java EE
4 2 (1.09%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.09%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (1.09%) REST
4 2 (1.09%) Spring
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) GStreamer
5 1 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.21%) Embedded Systems
2 20 (10.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 16 (8.74%) Device Driver
4 7 (3.83%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.73%) VHDL
6 4 (2.19%) STB
7 3 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.09%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.09%) MPEG
8 2 (1.09%) Robotics
8 2 (1.09%) Verilog
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.55%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.42%) Linux
2 17 (9.29%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (7.65%) Windows
4 10 (5.46%) Android
5 6 (3.28%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.64%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (69.40%) Software Engineering
2 19 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (7.65%) OO
4 13 (7.10%) Mathematics
4 13 (7.10%) SDLC
5 12 (6.56%) Coaching
6 10 (5.46%) OOD
7 9 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (4.92%) Scrum
8 8 (4.37%) CAD
8 8 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.37%) Cryptography
8 8 (4.37%) Test Automation
9 7 (3.83%) UML
10 5 (2.73%) Device Driver Development
10 5 (2.73%) Embedded Software Development
10 5 (2.73%) Multithreading
10 5 (2.73%) Regression Testing
11 4 (2.19%) Schematic Capture
11 4 (2.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 167 (91.26%) C
2 60 (32.79%) C++
3 37 (20.22%) Python
4 35 (19.13%) Embedded C++
5 23 (12.57%) Assembly Language
6 19 (10.38%) C#
7 13 (7.10%) MATLAB
8 5 (2.73%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.19%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.19%) Perl
9 4 (2.19%) SQL
10 3 (1.64%) Java
11 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.55%) Haskell
12 1 (0.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.11%) Degree
3 19 (10.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) MISRA
2 9 (4.92%) IEC 62304
3 4 (2.19%) DO-178B
3 4 (2.19%) ISO 26262
3 4 (2.19%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.64%) JTAG
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 16 (8.74%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (2.73%) Freescale
2 4 (2.19%) EMC
3 3 (1.64%) Altera
3 3 (1.64%) Wind River
4 1 (0.55%) Atmel
4 1 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.55%) Cadence
4 1 (0.55%) MathWorks
4 1 (0.55%) Motorola
4 1 (0.55%) Xilinx