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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 553 550 542
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 75 65 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.88 £30.25 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -33 54 £310 -14.48% 94
South East -17 20 £340 -6.20% 17
East of England +2 12 - - 20
Berkshire - 9 £240 - 2
South West -3 7 - - 20
Cambridgeshire -5 7 - - 14
London -1 5 £350 -24.32% 6
Reading - 4 £240 -
West Midlands +2 3 - - 11
Bristol -1 3 - - 5
Cambridge -9 3 - - 11
Bradford - 3 £305 -
Harrogate - 3 £305 - 1
Huddersfield - 3 £305 -
Wakefield - 3 £305 -
Essex - 3 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 3 £305 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £310 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £310 - 5
Wiltshire +6 2 - -
Wales +3 2 - - 2
Scotland -3 2 - -
Hampshire -8 2 - - 3
Hertfordshire -10 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £305 - 2
York - 2 £305 -
Sheffield - 2 £305 - 1
Leeds - 2 £310 -
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Southampton +1 1 - -

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 142 (97.93%) Software Engineering
2 132 (91.03%) C
3 94 (64.83%) C++
4 79 (54.48%) Embedded C
5 53 (36.55%) Linux
6 47 (32.41%) Embedded C++
7 25 (17.24%) Electronics
8 21 (14.48%) Embedded Systems
8 21 (14.48%) Embedded Software Development
9 18 (12.41%) Device Driver
10 17 (11.72%) Embedded Linux
10 17 (11.72%) Windows
11 14 (9.66%) Algorithms
12 13 (8.97%) MATLAB
12 13 (8.97%) Degree
12 13 (8.97%) Automotive
13 12 (8.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 12 (8.28%) UML
13 12 (8.28%) Python
14 11 (7.59%) Visual Studio
15 10 (6.90%) Java
15 10 (6.90%) Simulink
15 10 (6.90%) Multithreading
16 9 (6.21%) JavaScript
17 8 (5.52%) Assembly Language
17 8 (5.52%) Mechatronics
17 8 (5.52%) Wireless
17 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
17 8 (5.52%) CAN bus
18 7 (4.83%) Telecoms

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (0.69%) Node.js
1 1 (0.69%) Kinematics
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Simulink
2 1 (0.69%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) Wireless
2 7 (4.83%) Bluetooth
3 6 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.45%) LTE
4 5 (3.45%) 3G
5 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.76%) GPRS
6 3 (2.07%) GSM
6 3 (2.07%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.07%) HTTP
6 3 (2.07%) Internet
6 3 (2.07%) ZigBee
7 2 (1.38%) 4G
7 2 (1.38%) DVB
7 2 (1.38%) 2G
7 2 (1.38%) PPP
7 2 (1.38%) PSTN
8 1 (0.69%) UMTS
8 1 (0.69%) VoIP
8 1 (0.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQLite
2 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.76%) Subversion
3 4 (2.76%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.07%) Gerrit
4 3 (2.07%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.07%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.38%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.38%) Redmine
5 2 (1.38%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.38%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.69%) GCC
6 1 (0.69%) VectorCAST
6 1 (0.69%) CANoe
6 1 (0.69%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
6 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (17.24%) Electronics
2 13 (8.97%) Automotive
3 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.83%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.07%) Avionics
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) HTML
1 7 (4.83%) Middleware
2 6 (4.14%) Qt
2 6 (4.14%) QML
3 5 (3.45%) OpenGL
4 3 (2.07%) WebKit
4 3 (2.07%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.07%) HTML5
4 3 (2.07%) GStreamer
4 3 (2.07%) CSS
5 1 (0.69%) STL
5 1 (0.69%) XML
5 1 (0.69%) Flash
5 1 (0.69%) Ajax
5 1 (0.69%) JSON
5 1 (0.69%) MFC
5 1 (0.69%) ATL
5 1 (0.69%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.48%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (12.41%) Device Driver
3 14 (9.66%) Algorithms
4 12 (8.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (5.52%) Mechatronics
5 8 (5.52%) CAN bus
6 6 (4.14%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.76%) STB
8 3 (2.07%) Streaming Video
8 3 (2.07%) VHDL
8 3 (2.07%) Robotics
9 2 (1.38%) DTV
9 2 (1.38%) SystemC
9 2 (1.38%) Verilog
9 2 (1.38%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.69%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.69%) MPEG
10 1 (0.69%) ASIC
10 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.55%) Linux
2 17 (11.72%) Windows
2 17 (11.72%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (4.14%) Android
3 6 (4.14%) UNIX
4 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.76%) Windows CE
5 4 (2.76%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.69%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (97.93%) Software Engineering
2 21 (14.48%) Embedded Software Development
3 12 (8.28%) UML
4 10 (6.90%) Multithreading
5 7 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.45%) OO
6 5 (3.45%) Android Development
6 5 (3.45%) iOS Development
7 4 (2.76%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.07%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.07%) Requirements Engineering
8 3 (2.07%) Open Source
8 3 (2.07%) Software Architecture
8 3 (2.07%) OOD
8 3 (2.07%) Six Sigma
8 3 (2.07%) TDD
9 2 (1.38%) Validation
9 2 (1.38%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.38%) OOP
9 2 (1.38%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 132 (91.03%) C
2 94 (64.83%) C++
3 79 (54.48%) Embedded C
4 47 (32.41%) Embedded C++
5 13 (8.97%) MATLAB
6 12 (8.28%) Python
7 10 (6.90%) Java
8 9 (6.21%) JavaScript
9 8 (5.52%) Assembly Language
10 7 (4.83%) C#
11 6 (4.14%) SQL
12 4 (2.76%) Lua
12 4 (2.76%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.38%) Perl
14 1 (0.69%) PHP
14 1 (0.69%) VB
14 1 (0.69%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.69%) Ada
Qualifications
1 13 (8.97%) Degree
2 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 5 (3.45%) IEC 61508
2 3 (2.07%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.69%) DO-254
3 1 (0.69%) TickIT
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.83%) Firmware
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 3 (2.07%) QNX
1 3 (2.07%) Google
2 2 (1.38%) VMware
2 2 (1.38%) Atmel
3 1 (0.69%) Twitter
3 1 (0.69%) PTC
3 1 (0.69%) Green Hills
3 1 (0.69%) MKS
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco
3 1 (0.69%) EMC
3 1 (0.69%) Intel
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