The table below looks at the statistics for the Embedded Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 545 548 470
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -78
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 67 38 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.072% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.078% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 65
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +1.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Embedded Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Embedded Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the UK.

Embedded Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Embedded Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Embedded Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Embedded Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 65 £350 +16.66% 56
South East +24 33 £363 +31.81% 7
Hampshire - 11 £350 - 2
South West -37 10 £338 +7.14% 8
East of England -22 9 £330 -13.44% 23
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £330 -13.44% 20
Southampton - 6 £350 - 1
London +14 4 £375 -
Surrey -1 4 £363 - 2
Cambridge -3 4 £330 -17.50% 13
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £320 +16.36%
Dorset - 3 - - 2
North Yorkshire +1 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 2
West Midlands -16 2 - - 5
Scotland - 2 - - 2
Berkshire - 2 £420 - 1
Peterborough +8 1 £350 - 1
Norfolk -10 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 5
Wales - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Powys - - - - 1
Mid Wales - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Embedded Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Embedded Software Engineer in their job title.

1 125 (95.42%) Software Engineering
2 112 (85.50%) C
3 60 (45.80%) Embedded C
4 59 (45.04%) Linux
5 44 (33.59%) C++
6 25 (19.08%) ClearCase
7 22 (16.79%) Python
7 22 (16.79%) DTV
7 22 (16.79%) Embedded Linux
7 22 (16.79%) Device Driver
8 21 (16.03%) Embedded Systems
9 19 (14.50%) Electronics
10 18 (13.74%) Embedded C++
10 18 (13.74%) STB
11 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (12.98%) POSIX
12 16 (12.21%) Software Architecture
13 15 (11.45%) UML
13 15 (11.45%) DVB
13 15 (11.45%) Degree
14 13 (9.92%) Automotive
14 13 (9.92%) Assembly Language
15 12 (9.16%) Firmware
16 11 (8.40%) Embedded Software Development
17 10 (7.63%) Telecoms
17 10 (7.63%) TCP/IP
17 10 (7.63%) Windows
18 9 (6.87%) Scrum
19 8 (6.11%) Wireless
19 8 (6.11%) Subversion

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Embedded Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Embedded Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.45%) DVB
2 10 (7.63%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.11%) Wireless
4 7 (5.34%) ZigBee
5 5 (3.82%) RTP
6 4 (3.05%) Modbus
7 3 (2.29%) Bluetooth
7 3 (2.29%) Broadband
7 3 (2.29%) GPRS
7 3 (2.29%) 802.15
8 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.53%) UPnP
8 2 (1.53%) MPLS
8 2 (1.53%) OSPF
8 2 (1.53%) BGP
8 2 (1.53%) 3G
8 2 (1.53%) Internet
8 2 (1.53%) GSM
8 2 (1.53%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) MySQL
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (19.08%) ClearCase
2 8 (6.11%) Subversion
3 5 (3.82%) LabVIEW
4 4 (3.05%) GDB
5 3 (2.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (2.29%) JIRA
6 2 (1.53%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.53%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.76%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (0.76%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.76%) LLVM
7 1 (0.76%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (14.50%) Electronics
2 13 (9.92%) Automotive
3 10 (7.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.05%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.29%) German Language
6 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) POSIX
2 5 (3.82%) wxWidgets
2 5 (3.82%) Silverlight
3 4 (3.05%) GStreamer
4 3 (2.29%) .NET
4 3 (2.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.76%) Qt
5 1 (0.76%) XML
5 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.79%) DTV
1 22 (16.79%) Device Driver
2 21 (16.03%) Embedded Systems
3 18 (13.74%) STB
4 12 (9.16%) Firmware
5 6 (4.58%) MPEG
5 6 (4.58%) CAN bus
6 5 (3.82%) IPTV
7 4 (3.05%) Streaming Video
7 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.29%) Wiki
8 3 (2.29%) VHDL
9 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.76%) SCADA
10 1 (0.76%) Mechatronics
10 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.76%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.04%) Linux
2 22 (16.79%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (7.63%) Windows
4 6 (4.58%) VxWorks
4 6 (4.58%) Windows CE
5 5 (3.82%) UNIX
6 2 (1.53%) Android
6 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.76%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (95.42%) Software Engineering
2 17 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.21%) Software Architecture
4 15 (11.45%) UML
5 11 (8.40%) Embedded Software Development
6 9 (6.87%) Scrum
7 8 (6.11%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.34%) Refactoring
8 7 (5.34%) TDD
9 6 (4.58%) Coaching
10 5 (3.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.82%) Code Coverage
11 4 (3.05%) Test Scripting
11 4 (3.05%) Test Automation
11 4 (3.05%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (2.29%) Multithreading
12 3 (2.29%) Software Testing
13 2 (1.53%) Risk Assessment
13 2 (1.53%) Regression Testing
13 2 (1.53%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 112 (85.50%) C
2 60 (45.80%) Embedded C
3 44 (33.59%) C++
4 22 (16.79%) Python
5 18 (13.74%) Embedded C++
6 13 (9.92%) Assembly Language
7 8 (6.11%) C#
8 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.05%) MATLAB
9 4 (3.05%) VC++
10 3 (2.29%) Perl
11 2 (1.53%) SQL
11 2 (1.53%) Java
12 1 (0.76%) VBScript
12 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (11.45%) Degree
2 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 6 (4.58%) QNX
2 5 (3.82%) Perforce
3 2 (1.53%) Green Hills
3 2 (1.53%) EMC
3 2 (1.53%) Coverity
3 2 (1.53%) Wind River
4 1 (0.76%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (0.76%) Sony
4 1 (0.76%) Intel
4 1 (0.76%) CA
4 1 (0.76%) Siemens
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £42 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £38 per week
Posted: 9 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
South East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £36 - £37 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago