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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 526 521 485
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 51 37 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.076% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.082% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 2
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£350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £295 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 20
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £44.25 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%

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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
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 27 January 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 -7 48 £350 -6.66% 80
East of England +9 20 £350 - 11
Cambridgeshire -1 11 £350 - 6
South East -27 11 £350 -9.67% 20
Hertfordshire +10 7 £375 - 2
Cambridge +2 5 £350 - 5
South West -15 5 - - 8
Southampton -10 3 £360 +17.55% 1
Hampshire -18 3 £360 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -5 2 - - 5
London -7 2 - - 9
Scotland -8 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £269 - 10
Exeter - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £269 - 7
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Devon - 2 - -
Surrey -7 1 - - 7
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Oxfordshire -18 1 £348 - 4
Norfolk - 1 £338 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 14
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Norwich - 1 £338 - 1
Guildford - 1 - - 4
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Powys - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 112 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 97 (82.91%) C
3 60 (51.28%) Embedded C
4 45 (38.46%) C++
4 45 (38.46%) Linux
5 31 (26.50%) Python
6 21 (17.95%) Device Driver
6 21 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
7 19 (16.24%) Degree
8 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (14.53%) UML
10 16 (13.68%) Embedded C++
10 16 (13.68%) Automotive
11 14 (11.97%) Embedded Software Development
12 12 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (10.26%) Wireless
13 11 (9.40%) Electronics
14 10 (8.55%) ClearCase
14 10 (8.55%) ZigBee
15 9 (7.69%) Refactoring
15 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP
15 9 (7.69%) DTV
15 9 (7.69%) Code Coverage
15 9 (7.69%) wxWidgets
16 8 (6.84%) CAN bus
17 7 (5.98%) Firmware
17 7 (5.98%) DVB
18 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
18 6 (5.13%) C#
18 6 (5.13%) Perl

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Simulink
2 1 (0.85%) TargetLink
2 1 (0.85%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.85%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.26%) Wireless
2 10 (8.55%) ZigBee
3 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.98%) DVB
5 5 (4.27%) 3G
5 5 (4.27%) 802.15
6 4 (3.42%) 2G
6 4 (3.42%) DNS
6 4 (3.42%) Bluetooth
7 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.56%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.56%) Internet
8 2 (1.71%) MPLS
8 2 (1.71%) OSPF
8 2 (1.71%) BGP
8 2 (1.71%) GSM
8 2 (1.71%) UPnP
8 2 (1.71%) Multicast
9 1 (0.85%) Modbus
9 1 (0.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.55%) ClearCase
2 5 (4.27%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.56%) GDB
3 3 (2.56%) LabVIEW
3 3 (2.56%) Subversion
4 2 (1.71%) JIRA
4 2 (1.71%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.85%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 16 (13.68%) Automotive
2 11 (9.40%) Electronics
3 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.71%) Finance
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) wxWidgets
2 5 (4.27%) JSON
2 5 (4.27%) POSIX
3 4 (3.42%) GTK+
3 4 (3.42%) RESTful
4 3 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (1.71%) XML
5 2 (1.71%) WinForms
5 2 (1.71%) HTML5
6 1 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.85%) JNI
6 1 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.85%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.85%) Ajax
6 1 (0.85%) STL
6 1 (0.85%) .NET
6 1 (0.85%) Swing
6 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.95%) Device Driver
2 12 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (7.69%) DTV
4 8 (6.84%) CAN bus
5 6 (5.13%) STB
5 6 (5.13%) Wiki
6 4 (3.42%) Mechatronics
7 3 (2.56%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.56%) SCADA
7 3 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.71%) Physics
8 2 (1.71%) VHDL
8 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) Arduino
9 1 (0.85%) APACS
9 1 (0.85%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.85%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.46%) Linux
2 21 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (4.27%) UNIX
3 5 (4.27%) ThreadX
4 4 (3.42%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.85%) Android
5 1 (0.85%) Windows
5 1 (0.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (95.73%) Software Engineering
2 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.53%) UML
4 14 (11.97%) Embedded Software Development
5 9 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 9 (7.69%) Code Coverage
6 6 (5.13%) TDD
6 6 (5.13%) Coaching
6 6 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 5 (4.27%) Requirements Engineering
7 5 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (4.27%) Multithreading
7 5 (4.27%) Scrum
8 4 (3.42%) Six Sigma
8 4 (3.42%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.42%) SysML
8 4 (3.42%) Validation
8 4 (3.42%) Software Architecture
9 3 (2.56%) OO
9 3 (2.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (82.91%) C
2 60 (51.28%) Embedded C
3 45 (38.46%) C++
4 31 (26.50%) Python
5 16 (13.68%) Embedded C++
6 6 (5.13%) C#
6 6 (5.13%) Perl
7 5 (4.27%) MATLAB
7 5 (4.27%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.42%) SQL
8 4 (3.42%) Java
8 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.42%) Lua
9 2 (1.71%) VC++
10 1 (0.85%) AWK
10 1 (0.85%) Jython
10 1 (0.85%) PHP
10 1 (0.85%) Ada
10 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (16.24%) Degree
2 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (1.71%) ISEB
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PhD
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (2.56%) Green Hills
2 2 (1.71%) EMC
3 1 (0.85%) Lauterbach
3 1 (0.85%) Renesas
3 1 (0.85%) Atmel
3 1 (0.85%) Wind River
3 1 (0.85%) NorthgateArinso
3 1 (0.85%) Google
3 1 (0.85%) Siemens
3 1 (0.85%) Sony
3 1 (0.85%) QNX
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