Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 207 176
Rank change year-on-year +44 -31 -14
Contract jobs citing Embedded C 12 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.033% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.87% 0.10% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate £440 - £263
10th Percentile £348 - £256
90th Percentile £445 - £269
England median daily rate £400 £345 £339
% change year-on-year +15.94% +1.85% -7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.25 £55.00 £31.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +72.04% -8.66%
10th Percentile £34.10 £32.50 £28.98
90th Percentile £49.88 £77.50 £35.68
England 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 1382 1947 1591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.42% 32.47% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 1202 948
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £525 £510 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 77
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.72 £24.75 £26.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% -7.80% -12.70%
10th Percentile £20.13 £12.59 £14.80
90th Percentile £73.13 £39.50 £39.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% +2.11%

Embedded C
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Embedded C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 July 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
Worcestershire - 4 £440 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Embedded C
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (100.00%) C
2 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Automotive
4 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
4 3 (25.00%) Simulink
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) GCC
4 3 (25.00%) ISO 26262
5 2 (16.67%) MISRA
5 2 (16.67%) Electronics
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) MathWorks
6 1 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) SNMP
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
6 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (8.33%) Streaming Video
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) Aerospace

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 (25.00%) Simulink
2 1 (8.33%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (8.33%) SNMP
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) GCC
2 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Embedded C Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Bug Management
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO 26262
2 2 (16.67%) MISRA
3 1 (8.33%) IEC 62304
3 1 (8.33%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) MathWorks