The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 - 117
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 9 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.42% - 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.34% - 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £440 - £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +25.09% +0.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £38.25 - £31.44
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 - £29.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 - £34.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 674 932 858
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.48% 32.49% 31.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 546 514
Median daily rate £375 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +17.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 46
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -21.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £19.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £37.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

Embedded C
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Embedded C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded C in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C in the West Midlands

Embedded C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded C in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C in the West Midlands

Embedded C
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Worcestershire - 4 £440 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Embedded C
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Embedded C.

1 13 (100.00%) C
2 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Automotive
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) MATLAB
4 3 (23.08%) Simulink
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) GCC
5 2 (15.38%) ISO26262
5 2 (15.38%) Embedded C++
5 2 (15.38%) Firmware
5 2 (15.38%) TargetLink
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
6 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
6 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) VxWorks
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) MathWorks
6 1 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
6 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP

Embedded C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Simulink
2 2 (15.38%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) FlexRay
1 1 (7.69%) RFID
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) GCC
2 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (38.46%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineer
2 8 (61.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Android Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Android Development
3 1 (7.69%) Bug Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) MATLAB
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO26262
2 1 (7.69%) MISRA
2 1 (7.69%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) MathWorks