Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 635 733 688
Rank change year-on-year +98 -45 +60
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 209 173 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 50
UK median daily rate £400 £373 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -1.84% +10.14%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £298
90th Percentile £444 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £378
% change year-on-year +7.24% -1.19% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 98 61
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - -
10th Percentile £41.25 £37.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% - -

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 38,615 45,607 40,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.38% 44.26% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,749 32,001 27,638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 743 781
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +6.02% +2.47% +8.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded C in the UK

Embedded C
Top 14 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 17 August 2019. 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
UK excluding London +77 200 £400 +7.24% 181
England +80 198 £400 +7.24% 181
South East +51 89 £394 +5.56% 48
East of England +41 44 £420 +40.00% 49
South West -26 40 £400 +15.94% 23
North of England +34 10 - - 27
Yorkshire +21 10 - - 13
London +49 8 £413 -17.50% 11
Midlands +24 6 £300 -17.24% 23
Wales +11 6 £500 +21.21% 6
East Midlands +26 5 - - 6
Northern Ireland +1 4 £350 - 1
Scotland +34 1 - - 4
West Midlands +12 1 £300 -36.84% 17

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 203 (97.13%) C
2 142 (67.94%) Software Engineering
3 122 (58.37%) C++
4 88 (42.11%) Embedded C++
5 56 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (25.36%) Firmware
7 45 (21.53%) Linux
8 42 (20.10%) Law
9 40 (19.14%) Wireless
10 36 (17.22%) Bluetooth
11 33 (15.79%) MISRA
12 31 (14.83%) Electronics
13 30 (14.35%) UML
14 29 (13.88%) ZigBee
14 29 (13.88%) Embedded Software Development
15 27 (12.92%) 3GPP
16 25 (11.96%) Secure Coding
17 24 (11.48%) Security Cleared
18 23 (11.00%) Ethernet
19 22 (10.53%) Python
19 22 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
20 21 (10.05%) Embedded Linux
21 20 (9.57%) Configuration Management
22 19 (9.09%) SC Cleared
23 18 (8.61%) Embedded Systems
24 15 (7.18%) TCP/IP
24 15 (7.18%) Degree
25 14 (6.70%) FreeRTOS
25 14 (6.70%) Scrum
26 13 (6.22%) Smart Energy

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 4 (1.91%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.14%) Wireless
2 36 (17.22%) Bluetooth
3 29 (13.88%) ZigBee
4 27 (12.92%) 3GPP
5 23 (11.00%) Ethernet
6 15 (7.18%) TCP/IP
7 13 (6.22%) LTE
8 12 (5.74%) 5G
8 12 (5.74%) RS-485
9 10 (4.78%) GPRS
10 9 (4.31%) RS-232
11 8 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.35%) VoIP
13 5 (2.39%) 3G
13 5 (2.39%) 4G
14 2 (0.96%) Internet
14 2 (0.96%) SNMP
14 2 (0.96%) UTRAN
14 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
15 1 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
2 12 (5.74%) JIRA
3 5 (2.39%) ClearCase
3 5 (2.39%) ClearQuest
3 5 (2.39%) Redmine
3 5 (2.39%) Subversion
4 4 (1.91%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.48%) CMake
6 1 (0.48%) CodeWarrior
6 1 (0.48%) GCC
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (20.10%) Law
2 31 (14.83%) Electronics
3 11 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.35%) Finance
5 4 (1.91%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.91%) Automotive
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.44%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Military
7 2 (0.96%) Avionics
7 2 (0.96%) Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 135 (64.59%) Software Engineer
2 115 (55.02%) Embedded Engineer
3 97 (46.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 34 (16.27%) C Software Engineer
4 34 (16.27%) C++ Software Engineer
5 30 (14.35%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 28 (13.40%) Firmware Engineer
7 24 (11.48%) Embedded C Engineer
8 22 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 18 (8.61%) Developer
9 18 (8.61%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 15 (7.18%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 12 (5.74%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (5.74%) Embedded Developer
12 11 (5.26%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 11 (5.26%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 7 (3.35%) C Developer
13 7 (3.35%) Embedded C Developer
14 6 (2.87%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
14 6 (2.87%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.91%) .NET
2 3 (1.44%) MFC
2 3 (1.44%) Qt
2 3 (1.44%) Yocto
3 2 (0.96%) ActiveX
3 2 (0.96%) DirectX
3 2 (0.96%) OpenGL
3 2 (0.96%) POSIX
4 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.48%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) React
4 1 (0.48%) RESTful
4 1 (0.48%) Web Services
4 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.61%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (6.22%) Smart Energy
2 13 (6.22%) Smart Meter
3 9 (4.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (3.83%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.87%) VHDL
6 4 (1.91%) CAN bus
6 4 (1.91%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.44%) EMV
7 3 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.44%) TMS320
8 2 (0.96%) Analogue Electronics
8 2 (0.96%) STB
9 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.48%) ASIC
9 1 (0.48%) CESG
9 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.48%) Home Automation
9 1 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.53%) Linux
2 21 (10.05%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (6.70%) FreeRTOS
4 10 (4.78%) Windows
5 4 (1.91%) Unix
6 3 (1.44%) ThreadX
7 2 (0.96%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Fedora
8 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.48%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (67.94%) Software Engineering
2 56 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (14.35%) UML
4 29 (13.88%) Embedded Software Development
5 25 (11.96%) Secure Coding
6 20 (9.57%) Configuration Management
7 14 (6.70%) Scrum
8 8 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (2.87%) Project Management
10 5 (2.39%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (1.91%) Device Driver Development
11 4 (1.91%) OO
12 3 (1.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.44%) Feature Driven Development
12 3 (1.44%) Multithreading
12 3 (1.44%) SysML
12 3 (1.44%) TDD
13 2 (0.96%) Cybersecurity
13 2 (0.96%) Signal Processing
13 2 (0.96%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 203 (97.13%) C
2 122 (58.37%) C++
3 88 (42.11%) Embedded C++
4 22 (10.53%) Python
5 10 (4.78%) MATLAB
6 9 (4.31%) C#
7 4 (1.91%) Java
7 4 (1.91%) Perl
8 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.96%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.96%) SQL
10 1 (0.48%) Ada
10 1 (0.48%) Java 8
10 1 (0.48%) PHP
10 1 (0.48%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) VB
10 1 (0.48%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.18%) Degree
4 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.79%) MISRA
2 5 (2.39%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.91%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.96%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.96%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.48%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 53 (25.36%) Firmware
2 1 (0.48%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (1.91%) QNX
2 3 (1.44%) Renesas
2 3 (1.44%) Serena
3 1 (0.48%) Axiomatics
3 1 (0.48%) CollabNet
3 1 (0.48%) Freescale
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.48%) NetIQ
3 1 (0.48%) Sigfox
3 1 (0.48%) Xilinx