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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 537 513 520
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 70 69 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 9
Average daily rate
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£403 £316 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £369 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £316 £310
% change year-on-year
+13.83% +2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -29 58 £403 +25.78% 88
South East -16 22 £380 +12.59% 28
West Midlands -2 10 - - 11
East of England -1 8 - - 24
Berkshire - 7 - - 3
Oxfordshire -16 6 £380 +31.03% 4
South West +7 5 - - 5
London -6 5 £475 - 2
Essex +5 4 - - 10
Cambridgeshire -11 4 - - 9
Scotland -5 3 - - 1
Oxford -10 3 £360 +24.13%
Cambridge -11 3 - - 5
Wiltshire +3 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -11 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -15 2 - - 6
East Midlands - 2 - - 10
North West - 2 - - 1
Halifax - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Guildford +4 1 - - 1
Surrey +3 1 - - 2
Crawley -4 1 - -
Gloucestershire -8 1 - - 1
Hampshire -9 1 - - 3
West Sussex -22 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Fife - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £250 -

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 126 (96.92%) Software Engineering
2 115 (88.46%) C
3 70 (53.85%) Embedded C
4 65 (50.00%) C++
5 42 (32.31%) Linux
6 28 (21.54%) Embedded C++
7 22 (16.92%) Electronics
8 20 (15.38%) Embedded Software Development
9 18 (13.85%) Device Driver
10 17 (13.08%) Python
11 16 (12.31%) Degree
11 16 (12.31%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (11.54%) Automotive
13 12 (9.23%) Wireless
13 12 (9.23%) Embedded Linux
14 11 (8.46%) UML
14 11 (8.46%) CAN bus
14 11 (8.46%) Algorithms
15 10 (7.69%) Visual Studio
15 10 (7.69%) MATLAB
15 10 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 9 (6.92%) Simulink
16 9 (6.92%) Windows
17 8 (6.15%) Bluetooth
17 8 (6.15%) Firmware
18 7 (5.38%) Mechatronics
18 7 (5.38%) ZigBee
18 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
19 6 (4.62%) Assembly Language
19 6 (4.62%) 3G

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Simulink
2 1 (0.77%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) Wireless
2 8 (6.15%) Bluetooth
3 7 (5.38%) ZigBee
3 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.62%) 3G
5 5 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.85%) GSM
5 5 (3.85%) Ethernet
5 5 (3.85%) 2G
6 4 (3.08%) Internet
6 4 (3.08%) DNS
6 4 (3.08%) GPRS
6 4 (3.08%) LTE
7 2 (1.54%) 802.15
8 1 (0.77%) 4G
8 1 (0.77%) ASN.1
8 1 (0.77%) VLAN
8 1 (0.77%) Broadband
8 1 (0.77%) HTTP
8 1 (0.77%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.54%) SQLite
2 1 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (2.31%) Subversion
3 3 (2.31%) LabVIEW
3 3 (2.31%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.54%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.54%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.77%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.77%) CANoe
5 1 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.77%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.77%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.77%) JIRA
General
1 22 (16.92%) Electronics
2 15 (11.54%) Automotive
3 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.31%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) HTML
2 5 (3.85%) JSON
3 4 (3.08%) RESTful
4 3 (2.31%) Middleware
5 2 (1.54%) Ajax
5 2 (1.54%) HTML5
6 1 (0.77%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.77%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.77%) Swing
6 1 (0.77%) Flash
6 1 (0.77%) POSIX
6 1 (0.77%) MFC
6 1 (0.77%) ATL
6 1 (0.77%) STL
6 1 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.85%) Device Driver
2 16 (12.31%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (8.46%) CAN bus
3 11 (8.46%) Algorithms
4 10 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (5.38%) Mechatronics
6 5 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.31%) VHDL
8 2 (1.54%) Robotics
8 2 (1.54%) Verilog
8 2 (1.54%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.54%) STB
8 2 (1.54%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.77%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.77%) BeagleBone
9 1 (0.77%) SystemC
9 1 (0.77%) Arduino
9 1 (0.77%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.31%) Linux
2 12 (9.23%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (6.92%) Windows
4 6 (4.62%) Android
5 5 (3.85%) ThreadX
6 4 (3.08%) UNIX
6 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.31%) Windows CE
7 3 (2.31%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (96.92%) Software Engineering
2 20 (15.38%) Embedded Software Development
3 11 (8.46%) UML
4 5 (3.85%) Requirements Engineering
4 5 (3.85%) Multithreading
4 5 (3.85%) Six Sigma
5 4 (3.08%) OO
5 4 (3.08%) Unit Testing
5 4 (3.08%) Android Development
5 4 (3.08%) iOS Development
5 4 (3.08%) Software Architecture
6 3 (2.31%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.31%) Software Testing
6 3 (2.31%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.54%) OOP
7 2 (1.54%) Web Development
7 2 (1.54%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (1.54%) Integration Testing
7 2 (1.54%) TDD
7 2 (1.54%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 115 (88.46%) C
2 70 (53.85%) Embedded C
3 65 (50.00%) C++
4 28 (21.54%) Embedded C++
5 17 (13.08%) Python
6 10 (7.69%) MATLAB
7 6 (4.62%) Assembly Language
7 6 (4.62%) Java
7 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.85%) Lua
8 5 (3.85%) C#
9 3 (2.31%) Perl
9 3 (2.31%) SQL
10 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.77%) AWK
10 1 (0.77%) Jython
10 1 (0.77%) VB
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) Degree
2 5 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (1.54%) ISEB
3 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) IEC 61508
2 3 (2.31%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.54%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Firmware
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (1.54%) QNX
1 2 (1.54%) EMC
1 2 (1.54%) VMware
2 1 (0.77%) Twitter
2 1 (0.77%) Renesas
2 1 (0.77%) Atmel
2 1 (0.77%) Google
2 1 (0.77%) Green Hills
2 1 (0.77%) Cisco
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