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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 521 537 529
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 79 62 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 9
Average daily rate
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£310 £356 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.98% +11.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £424 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.82 £27.20 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.00 £37.50
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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -6 58 £310 -14.48% 69
South East -27 19 £333 -8.27% 21
East of England -3 10 - - 9
Berkshire - 10 £240 - 3
South West +5 8 - - 11
West Midlands +6 7 - - 9
Cambridgeshire -9 6 - - 5
London -10 5 - - 8
Reading - 4 £240 -
Scotland +1 3 - - 1
Cambridge -16 3 - - 2
Bristol - 3 - -
Essex - 3 - - 2
Wiltshire +1 2 - - 2
Leeds -15 2 £310 -
Yorkshire -17 2 £310 - 4
West Yorkshire -18 2 £310 - 1
North West -19 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 6
Midlands - 2 £285 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £310 - 2
Wakefield - 2 £310 -
Huddersfield - 2 £310 -
Chelmsford - 2 - - 1
Bradford - 2 £310 -
Harrogate - 2 £310 - 1
Swindon +2 1 - - 1
Hampshire -10 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire -15 1 - - 1
West Sussex -16 1 - - 2

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 137 (97.16%) Software Engineering
2 125 (88.65%) C
3 85 (60.28%) C++
4 77 (54.61%) Embedded C
5 52 (36.88%) Linux
6 41 (29.08%) Embedded C++
7 25 (17.73%) Electronics
8 23 (16.31%) Device Driver
9 20 (14.18%) Embedded Systems
9 20 (14.18%) Embedded Software Development
10 17 (12.06%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (9.93%) Windows
12 13 (9.22%) Python
12 13 (9.22%) Degree
12 13 (9.22%) Automotive
12 13 (9.22%) Algorithms
13 11 (7.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 11 (7.80%) UML
13 11 (7.80%) Visual Studio
14 10 (7.09%) MATLAB
15 9 (6.38%) Wireless
16 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
16 8 (5.67%) Simulink
16 8 (5.67%) CAN bus
17 7 (4.96%) Multithreading
17 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
17 7 (4.96%) Assembly Language
17 7 (4.96%) Firmware
17 7 (4.96%) Java
17 7 (4.96%) JavaScript

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (0.71%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Simulink
2 1 (0.71%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) Wireless
2 6 (4.26%) 3G
2 6 (4.26%) Bluetooth
2 6 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.55%) GSM
3 5 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.55%) LTE
4 4 (2.84%) GPRS
4 4 (2.84%) Internet
5 3 (2.13%) HTTP
5 3 (2.13%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.13%) ZigBee
5 3 (2.13%) 2G
6 2 (1.42%) 4G
6 2 (1.42%) PSTN
6 2 (1.42%) PPP
7 1 (0.71%) ADSL
7 1 (0.71%) DNS
7 1 (0.71%) SSL
7 1 (0.71%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.13%) SQLite
2 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.13%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.13%) Subversion
2 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.42%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.42%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.71%) Valgrind
4 1 (0.71%) JIRA
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.71%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.71%) CANoe
4 1 (0.71%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.71%) Redmine
4 1 (0.71%) GoogleTest
General
1 25 (17.73%) Electronics
2 13 (9.22%) Automotive
3 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.55%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) HTML
1 5 (3.55%) Middleware
1 5 (3.55%) Qt
1 5 (3.55%) QML
2 3 (2.13%) OpenGL
3 2 (1.42%) WebKit
3 2 (1.42%) HTML5
3 2 (1.42%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.42%) JSON
3 2 (1.42%) CSS
3 2 (1.42%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (0.71%) OpenCL
4 1 (0.71%) Renderscript
4 1 (0.71%) STL
4 1 (0.71%) XML
4 1 (0.71%) Flash
4 1 (0.71%) Ajax
4 1 (0.71%) MFC
4 1 (0.71%) ATL
4 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.31%) Device Driver
2 20 (14.18%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (9.22%) Algorithms
4 11 (7.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (5.67%) CAN bus
6 6 (4.26%) Mechatronics
7 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.13%) STB
9 2 (1.42%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.42%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.42%) VHDL
9 2 (1.42%) Verilog
9 2 (1.42%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.42%) SystemC
9 2 (1.42%) Robotics
10 1 (0.71%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.71%) BeagleBone
10 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.71%) Arduino
10 1 (0.71%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (36.88%) Linux
2 17 (12.06%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (9.93%) Windows
4 6 (4.26%) UNIX
4 6 (4.26%) Android
5 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.84%) Windows CE
6 4 (2.84%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.42%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (97.16%) Software Engineering
2 20 (14.18%) Embedded Software Development
3 11 (7.80%) UML
4 7 (4.96%) Multithreading
5 6 (4.26%) OO
6 5 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.55%) Unit Testing
6 5 (3.55%) Android Development
6 5 (3.55%) iOS Development
7 3 (2.13%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (2.13%) Software Architecture
7 3 (2.13%) TDD
7 3 (2.13%) OOD
7 3 (2.13%) Six Sigma
7 3 (2.13%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.42%) OOP
8 2 (1.42%) Validation
8 2 (1.42%) Integration Testing
8 2 (1.42%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (1.42%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 125 (88.65%) C
2 85 (60.28%) C++
3 77 (54.61%) Embedded C
4 41 (29.08%) Embedded C++
5 13 (9.22%) Python
6 10 (7.09%) MATLAB
7 7 (4.96%) Assembly Language
7 7 (4.96%) Java
7 7 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.26%) C#
9 4 (2.84%) SQL
9 4 (2.84%) Lua
10 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.71%) Jython
11 1 (0.71%) Ada
11 1 (0.71%) VB
11 1 (0.71%) Perl
11 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Degree
2 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) IEC 61508
2 4 (2.84%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.42%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.96%) Firmware
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (2.13%) QNX
1 3 (2.13%) Google
2 2 (1.42%) VMware
2 2 (1.42%) Atmel
3 1 (0.71%) Twitter
3 1 (0.71%) PTC
3 1 (0.71%) Green Hills
3 1 (0.71%) MKS
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco
3 1 (0.71%) EMC
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