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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 530 532 480
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -52
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 63 36 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.071% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.076% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 6
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£350 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £247
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +29.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 61
Average hourly rate £36.50 £33.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £31.90 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -18.75%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -6 56 £356 +10.46% 56
South East +2 23 £363 +18.85% 7
East of England -21 12 £363 -4.91% 26
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £375 +3.44% 23
Hampshire -9 9 £344 +10.88% 1
South West -21 7 £319 -8.92% 3
London +4 5 £550 +69.23% 2
Cambridge -7 5 £388 +7.63% 14
Scotland -18 5 - - 2
West Lothian - 3 - - 1
Peterborough +1 2 £350 - 4
Surrey -3 2 £363 - 1
West Midlands -14 2 - - 4
North West - 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Norfolk -8 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
Stevenage - 1 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £300 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Powys - - - - 1
Mid Wales - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 117 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 99 (81.82%) C
3 55 (45.45%) Linux
4 50 (41.32%) Embedded C
5 44 (36.36%) C++
6 26 (21.49%) Embedded Systems
7 23 (19.01%) Embedded Linux
8 19 (15.70%) ClearCase
8 19 (15.70%) Electronics
9 17 (14.05%) DTV
10 16 (13.22%) Device Driver
10 16 (13.22%) Embedded C++
11 14 (11.57%) POSIX
11 14 (11.57%) STB
11 14 (11.57%) Scrum
11 14 (11.57%) Degree
11 14 (11.57%) Software Architecture
12 13 (10.74%) Embedded Software Development
12 13 (10.74%) Python
12 13 (10.74%) C#
12 13 (10.74%) UML
13 11 (9.09%) DVB
13 11 (9.09%) Firmware
14 10 (8.26%) Assembly Language
14 10 (8.26%) Telecoms
14 10 (8.26%) Windows
14 10 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (7.44%) IPTV
15 9 (7.44%) MPEG
15 9 (7.44%) Automotive

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (0.83%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) DVB
2 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.79%) RTP
4 5 (4.13%) Wireless
4 5 (4.13%) Broadband
5 4 (3.31%) ZigBee
6 3 (2.48%) DLNA
6 3 (2.48%) Modbus
6 3 (2.48%) GPRS
6 3 (2.48%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.48%) RTSP
7 2 (1.65%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.65%) GSM
7 2 (1.65%) LTE
8 1 (0.83%) UMTS
8 1 (0.83%) FTP
8 1 (0.83%) HTTP
8 1 (0.83%) SNMP
8 1 (0.83%) 3G
8 1 (0.83%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) MySQL
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (15.70%) ClearCase
2 7 (5.79%) Subversion
3 6 (4.96%) LabVIEW
4 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (1.65%) Valgrind
6 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.83%) LLVM
7 1 (0.83%) JIRA
7 1 (0.83%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (0.83%) GDB
7 1 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 19 (15.70%) Electronics
2 10 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.44%) Automotive
4 3 (2.48%) German Language
5 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.57%) POSIX
2 6 (4.96%) GStreamer
3 5 (4.13%) Silverlight
4 4 (3.31%) Middleware
5 2 (1.65%) .NET
6 1 (0.83%) HTML
6 1 (0.83%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.49%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (14.05%) DTV
3 16 (13.22%) Device Driver
4 14 (11.57%) STB
5 11 (9.09%) Firmware
6 9 (7.44%) MPEG
6 9 (7.44%) IPTV
7 6 (4.96%) Streaming Video
8 5 (4.13%) Cryptography
9 4 (3.31%) CAN bus
9 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.48%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.65%) Robotics
11 2 (1.65%) VHDL
12 1 (0.83%) Handset
12 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.83%) Mechatronics
12 1 (0.83%) Wiki
12 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (45.45%) Linux
2 23 (19.01%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (8.26%) Windows
4 8 (6.61%) Android
5 6 (4.96%) Windows CE
6 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.31%) UNIX
8 3 (2.48%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 14 (11.57%) Scrum
2 14 (11.57%) Software Architecture
3 13 (10.74%) Embedded Software Development
3 13 (10.74%) UML
4 10 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (5.79%) Unit Testing
6 6 (4.96%) TDD
7 5 (4.13%) Multithreading
8 4 (3.31%) Refactoring
8 4 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.31%) OO
9 3 (2.48%) DRM
9 3 (2.48%) Test Automation
10 2 (1.65%) Test Scripting
10 2 (1.65%) Memory Management
10 2 (1.65%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (1.65%) Android Development
10 2 (1.65%) iOS Development
10 2 (1.65%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 99 (81.82%) C
2 50 (41.32%) Embedded C
3 44 (36.36%) C++
4 16 (13.22%) Embedded C++
5 13 (10.74%) C#
5 13 (10.74%) Python
6 10 (8.26%) Assembly Language
7 8 (6.61%) Java
8 7 (5.79%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.13%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.65%) VC++
11 1 (0.83%) Perl
11 1 (0.83%) SQL
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
11 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 7 (5.79%) Perforce
2 5 (4.13%) QNX
3 3 (2.48%) Intel
3 3 (2.48%) CA
4 2 (1.65%) Coverity
5 1 (0.83%) Wind River
5 1 (0.83%) Freescale
5 1 (0.83%) Hitachi
5 1 (0.83%) Motorola
5 1 (0.83%) EMC
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £call
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago