Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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/C++ Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 872 880
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer 13 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.016% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
UK median daily rate £400 £340 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +11.48% -17.29%
10th Percentile £263 £340 £272
90th Percentile £633 £438 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £305
% change year-on-year -5.88% +39.34% -17.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +21.43% -6.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -1.18% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Top 6 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/C++ Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
UK excluding London +39 13 £400 -5.88% 13
England +29 12 £550 +61.76% 14
East of England -7 11 - - 8
Midlands +20 1 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
Scotland - 1 £250 -

Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) C++
1 13 (100.00%) C
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (92.31%) Embedded C
2 12 (92.31%) Embedded C++
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 10 (76.92%) Electronics
3 10 (76.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (69.23%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (61.54%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (53.85%) Degree
6 7 (53.85%) Device Driver
6 7 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (53.85%) Wireless
6 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
6 7 (53.85%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 7 (53.85%) Device Driver Development
7 6 (46.15%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (46.15%) R
8 5 (38.46%) Python
9 4 (30.77%) Windows
10 3 (23.08%) SQL
10 3 (23.08%) HTML
10 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 3 (23.08%) Statistics
10 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
10 3 (23.08%) Physics
10 3 (23.08%) Linux Kernel Development
11 1 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (7.69%) CMake

Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
1 7 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
1 7 (53.85%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.69%) Buildbot
1 1 (7.69%) CMake
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
General
1 10 (76.92%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Computer Science
2 9 (69.23%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (53.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (7.69%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Device Driver Development
3 6 (46.15%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Linux Kernel Development
4 3 (23.08%) Mathematics
4 3 (23.08%) Physics
4 3 (23.08%) Statistics
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.69%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (7.69%) Innovative Thinking
5 1 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C
1 13 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (92.31%) Embedded C
2 12 (92.31%) Embedded C++
3 6 (46.15%) R
4 5 (38.46%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (7.69%) Groovy
6 1 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) JTAG
1 1 (7.69%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft