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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 542 548 490
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -58
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 53 34 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.071% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £298 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 30
Average hourly rate £36.50 £41.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.97% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £36.00 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-9.75% +17.14%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -12 49 £350 -6.66% 55
East of England -6 17 £344 - 14
South East -21 15 £350 -9.67% 14
Cambridgeshire -1 11 £350 - 11
Southampton +2 7 £360 +17.55%
Hampshire -15 7 £360 +20.00% 1
Cambridge +6 6 £330 - 9
South West -20 5 - - 3
West Midlands -12 4 - - 4
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 2
London +13 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire -23 2 £348 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 2 - - 10
Berkshire +2 1 - - 3
Scotland -4 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £350 -16.41%
Devon - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 £338 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £338 -
Oxford - 1 £348 -
Exeter - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 5
Wales - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 114 (95.00%) Software Engineering
2 102 (85.00%) C
3 57 (47.50%) Embedded C
4 47 (39.17%) Linux
5 42 (35.00%) C++
6 31 (25.83%) Python
7 23 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (17.50%) Embedded Linux
9 19 (15.83%) Degree
10 18 (15.00%) UML
11 17 (14.17%) Device Driver
12 15 (12.50%) Automotive
12 15 (12.50%) Embedded C++
13 13 (10.83%) ZigBee
13 13 (10.83%) ClearCase
13 13 (10.83%) Embedded Software Development
14 12 (10.00%) Wireless
14 12 (10.00%) Refactoring
15 11 (9.17%) DTV
15 11 (9.17%) Code Coverage
15 11 (9.17%) Embedded Systems
16 10 (8.33%) Electronics
17 9 (7.50%) Assembly Language
17 9 (7.50%) POSIX
17 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
17 9 (7.50%) wxWidgets
18 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
18 8 (6.67%) DVB
18 8 (6.67%) TDD
18 8 (6.67%) STB

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Simulink
2 1 (0.83%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.83%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) ZigBee
2 12 (10.00%) Wireless
3 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.67%) DVB
5 6 (5.00%) 802.15
6 5 (4.17%) Bluetooth
7 4 (3.33%) GPRS
7 4 (3.33%) 3G
8 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.50%) 2G
8 3 (2.50%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.67%) Multicast
9 2 (1.67%) DNS
9 2 (1.67%) MPLS
9 2 (1.67%) OSPF
9 2 (1.67%) BGP
9 2 (1.67%) Internet
9 2 (1.67%) UPnP
10 1 (0.83%) 2.5G
10 1 (0.83%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) ClearCase
2 5 (4.17%) LabVIEW
2 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (2.50%) Subversion
4 3 (2.50%) GDB
5 2 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.67%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.67%) JIRA
6 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.50%) Automotive
2 10 (8.33%) Electronics
3 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.17%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.67%) Finance
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) POSIX
1 9 (7.50%) wxWidgets
2 4 (3.33%) GTK+
3 3 (2.50%) JSON
3 3 (2.50%) HTML
4 2 (1.67%) RESTful
4 2 (1.67%) HTML5
4 2 (1.67%) XML
4 2 (1.67%) WinForms
5 1 (0.83%) Ajax
5 1 (0.83%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.83%) jQuery
5 1 (0.83%) JNI
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) Swing
5 1 (0.83%) STL
5 1 (0.83%) .NET
5 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Device Driver
2 11 (9.17%) DTV
2 11 (9.17%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (6.67%) STB
4 7 (5.83%) Wiki
4 7 (5.83%) CAN bus
5 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (2.50%) SCADA
6 3 (2.50%) Mechatronics
6 3 (2.50%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) Physics
8 1 (0.83%) IPTV
8 1 (0.83%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.83%) APACS
8 1 (0.83%) VHDL
8 1 (0.83%) MPEG
8 1 (0.83%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 47 (39.17%) Linux
2 21 (17.50%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.33%) UNIX
3 4 (3.33%) VxWorks
4 3 (2.50%) ThreadX
5 1 (0.83%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.83%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (95.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.00%) UML
4 13 (10.83%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 11 (9.17%) Code Coverage
7 8 (6.67%) TDD
8 7 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.83%) Software Architecture
9 6 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.00%) Coaching
9 6 (5.00%) Scrum
10 5 (4.17%) Validation
10 5 (4.17%) Multithreading
11 4 (3.33%) Requirements Engineering
11 4 (3.33%) Software Testing
11 4 (3.33%) SysML
12 3 (2.50%) Six Sigma
12 3 (2.50%) Test Scripting
12 3 (2.50%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (85.00%) C
2 57 (47.50%) Embedded C
3 42 (35.00%) C++
4 31 (25.83%) Python
5 15 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 9 (7.50%) Assembly Language
7 7 (5.83%) C#
8 6 (5.00%) Perl
9 4 (3.33%) Java
9 4 (3.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.33%) SQL
10 3 (2.50%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.67%) VC++
11 2 (1.67%) Lua
12 1 (0.83%) AWK
12 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.83%) Ada
12 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (15.83%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.67%) ISEB
5 1 (0.83%) PhD
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (1.67%) EMC
1 2 (1.67%) Green Hills
2 1 (0.83%) Sony
2 1 (0.83%) QNX
2 1 (0.83%) Siemens
2 1 (0.83%) Renesas
2 1 (0.83%) Atmel
2 1 (0.83%) Wind River
2 1 (0.83%) NorthgateArinso
2 1 (0.83%) Lauterbach
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