The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 533 512 500
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 54 32 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.067% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.073% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 26
Average daily rate £310 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +6.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £39.13 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -66 51 £310 - 41
East of England -5 23 £320 - 18
South East -3 16 £300 -3.22% 10
Cambridgeshire +3 15 £310 - 14
Cambridge +14 14 £310 - 13
Essex - 7 £325 -
Hampshire +9 6 £300 -3.22% 3
West Sussex - 6 - - 1
South West -24 4 - - 9
Gloucestershire +4 3 - - 5
Yorkshire -20 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
Surrey -8 2 - - 1
West Midlands -15 2 - - 1
London -24 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 4
Woking - 1 - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 88 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 77 (85.56%) C
3 45 (50.00%) Embedded C
4 42 (46.67%) C++
5 38 (42.22%) Linux
6 26 (28.89%) Embedded Systems
7 18 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (20.00%) C#
7 18 (20.00%) Embedded C++
8 13 (14.44%) Scrum
9 12 (13.33%) UML
9 12 (13.33%) Multithreading
10 10 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
10 10 (11.11%) Degree
10 10 (11.11%) Electronics
11 9 (10.00%) DTV
11 9 (10.00%) OO
11 9 (10.00%) Python
12 8 (8.89%) IPTV
12 8 (8.89%) MPEG
12 8 (8.89%) POSIX
12 8 (8.89%) DVB
12 8 (8.89%) Automotive
13 7 (7.78%) ClearCase
13 7 (7.78%) Windows
13 7 (7.78%) Java
13 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
13 7 (7.78%) Android
13 7 (7.78%) Software Architecture
14 6 (6.67%) STB

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) DVB
2 5 (5.56%) RTP
3 4 (4.44%) Broadband
4 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.33%) RTSP
4 3 (3.33%) DLNA
5 1 (1.11%) GPRS
5 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.11%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) MySQL
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.78%) ClearCase
2 5 (5.56%) Subversion
3 4 (4.44%) LabVIEW
4 3 (3.33%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.11%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.11%) LLVM
5 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (11.11%) Electronics
2 8 (8.89%) Automotive
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) POSIX
2 5 (5.56%) MFC
2 5 (5.56%) GStreamer
3 3 (3.33%) Middleware
4 2 (2.22%) DCOM
4 2 (2.22%) STL
5 1 (1.11%) COM
5 1 (1.11%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.11%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.89%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (10.00%) DTV
3 8 (8.89%) IPTV
3 8 (8.89%) MPEG
4 6 (6.67%) STB
4 6 (6.67%) Firmware
5 5 (5.56%) Streaming Video
6 3 (3.33%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.33%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.33%) Interactive TV
6 3 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.22%) Wiki
7 2 (2.22%) Robotics
8 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.11%) VHDL
8 1 (1.11%) Mechatronics
8 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.11%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Linux
2 18 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (7.78%) Windows
3 7 (7.78%) Android
4 3 (3.33%) Windows CE
4 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 13 (14.44%) Scrum
3 12 (13.33%) UML
3 12 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 10 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
5 9 (10.00%) OO
6 7 (7.78%) Software Architecture
7 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.56%) RUP
7 5 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.44%) Memory Management
8 4 (4.44%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.44%) OOD
9 3 (3.33%) DRM
9 3 (3.33%) Image Processing
10 2 (2.22%) Android Development
10 2 (2.22%) iOS Development
10 2 (2.22%) Refactoring
10 2 (2.22%) TDD
10 2 (2.22%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 77 (85.56%) C
2 45 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 42 (46.67%) C++
4 18 (20.00%) C#
4 18 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 9 (10.00%) Python
6 7 (7.78%) Java
7 5 (5.56%) MATLAB
7 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.56%) VC++
7 5 (5.56%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.33%) Perl
8 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.11%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (5.56%) Perforce
1 5 (5.56%) Intel
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) CA
3 3 (3.33%) Altera
4 2 (2.22%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.22%) Motorola
5 1 (1.11%) QNX
5 1 (1.11%) Freescale
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