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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 514 523
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 97 125 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 18
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.64% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 56
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  

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 18600 20427 20076
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.25% 38.12% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12804 13984 13005
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 480 413
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -8 86 £413 +17.85% 57
East of England +10 33 £425 +13.33% 18
Cambridgeshire +19 30 £425 +6.25% 15
Cambridge +26 29 £425 - 14
South West -2 15 £500 +66.66% 10
South East -39 12 £375 +10.29% 8
West Midlands - 9 £440 - 4
Wales - 8 - -
London +23 6 £250 -40.47% 3
South Wales - 6 - -
East Midlands -4 5 - - 3
North West +31 4 £375 - 4
Gloucestershire +4 4 £500 - 2
Worcestershire - 4 £440 -
Surrey +10 3 £375 -
Cardiff - 3 - -
Malvern - 3 £440 -
Scotland - 3 £323 - 2
Cheshire +26 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £350 - 7
Cheltenham +2 2 - - 1
Staines -5 2 £375 -
Hampshire -17 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Warwick - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £425 -
Berkshire +23 1 £350 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 173 (94.54%) C
2 128 (69.95%) Software Engineering
3 65 (35.52%) C++
4 47 (25.68%) Embedded C++
5 35 (19.13%) Python
6 31 (16.94%) Electronics
6 31 (16.94%) Degree
7 27 (14.75%) Linux
8 25 (13.66%) Firmware
9 24 (13.11%) Security Cleared
10 21 (11.48%) C#
11 20 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (9.84%) Bluetooth
12 18 (9.84%) Embedded Systems
13 17 (9.29%) Computer Science
14 16 (8.74%) SC Cleared
15 15 (8.20%) Regression Testing
16 14 (7.65%) Wireless
16 14 (7.65%) OO
17 13 (7.10%) Telecoms
18 12 (6.56%) Coaching
18 12 (6.56%) Automotive
18 12 (6.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 12 (6.56%) Mathematics
19 11 (6.01%) Scrum
20 10 (5.46%) Device Driver
20 10 (5.46%) Assembly Language
20 10 (5.46%) MATLAB
21 9 (4.92%) Windows
21 9 (4.92%) Aerospace

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 3 (1.64%) Simulink
2 1 (0.55%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.84%) Bluetooth
2 14 (7.65%) Wireless
3 8 (4.37%) ZigBee
4 7 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.73%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.19%) DVB
6 4 (2.19%) RFID
6 4 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.64%) 802.15
7 3 (1.64%) HTTP
7 3 (1.64%) RS-485
8 2 (1.09%) Internet
9 1 (0.55%) DECT
9 1 (0.55%) FlexRay
9 1 (0.55%) LAN
9 1 (0.55%) LTE
9 1 (0.55%) RS-232
9 1 (0.55%) Software-Defined Radio
9 1 (0.55%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.64%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.09%) Big Data
2 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.55%) MySQL
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.64%) GCC
3 3 (1.64%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.55%) GitLab
4 1 (0.55%) JIRA
4 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 31 (16.94%) Electronics
2 13 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.56%) Automotive
4 9 (4.92%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.64%) Games
5 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 105 (57.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 100 (54.64%) Software Engineer
3 91 (49.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 39 (21.31%) Developer
5 38 (20.77%) Embedded C Engineer
6 29 (15.85%) C Software Engineer
6 29 (15.85%) Embedded Developer
7 28 (15.30%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) C Developer
8 16 (8.74%) Embedded C Developer
9 14 (7.65%) C++ Software Engineer
10 13 (7.10%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 13 (7.10%) Firmware Engineer
10 13 (7.10%) Python Developer
11 11 (6.01%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (6.01%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 11 (6.01%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (5.46%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 10 (5.46%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.64%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.64%) HTML
1 3 (1.64%) HTML5
1 3 (1.64%) Node.js
1 3 (1.64%) REST
2 2 (1.09%) EJB
2 2 (1.09%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.09%) J2EE
2 2 (1.09%) Java EE
2 2 (1.09%) OpenGL
2 2 (1.09%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (1.09%) Spring
2 2 (1.09%) STL
3 1 (0.55%) .NET
3 1 (0.55%) Qt
3 1 (0.55%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.84%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (9.29%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 10 (5.46%) Device Driver
5 6 (3.28%) VHDL
6 4 (2.19%) STB
7 3 (1.64%) Digital TV
7 3 (1.64%) MPEG
8 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.09%) Life Science
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.09%) Robotics
8 2 (1.09%) Verilog
9 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.75%) Linux
2 9 (4.92%) Android
2 9 (4.92%) Windows
3 6 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (2.73%) Unix
5 4 (2.19%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.09%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (69.95%) Software Engineering
2 20 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.20%) Regression Testing
4 14 (7.65%) OO
5 12 (6.56%) Coaching
5 12 (6.56%) Mathematics
6 11 (6.01%) Scrum
7 8 (4.37%) UML
8 7 (3.83%) Multithreading
8 7 (3.83%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (3.83%) SDLC
9 6 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.73%) Cryptography
10 5 (2.73%) Signal Processing
11 4 (2.19%) Android Development
11 4 (2.19%) Device Driver Development
11 4 (2.19%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (2.19%) Schematic Capture
11 4 (2.19%) TDD
12 3 (1.64%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 173 (94.54%) C
2 65 (35.52%) C++
3 47 (25.68%) Embedded C++
4 35 (19.13%) Python
5 21 (11.48%) C#
6 10 (5.46%) Assembly Language
6 10 (5.46%) MATLAB
7 5 (2.73%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.19%) SQL
9 3 (1.64%) Java
9 3 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.55%) Ada
11 1 (0.55%) Haskell
11 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) Degree
2 24 (13.11%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.19%) ISO26262
2 4 (2.19%) MISRA
3 3 (1.64%) JTAG
4 1 (0.55%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.55%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 25 (13.66%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (2.19%) Altera
2 3 (1.64%) EMC
2 3 (1.64%) Freescale
3 2 (1.09%) Wind River
4 1 (0.55%) Atmel
4 1 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.55%) HP
4 1 (0.55%) IBM
4 1 (0.55%) Intel
4 1 (0.55%) Motorola
4 1 (0.55%) Renesas
4 1 (0.55%) Xilinx
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Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
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