Period
to 22 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Embedded Software Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 156 -
Rank change year-on-year -14 - +170
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 9 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.21% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
South East median daily rate £400 £325 £361
% change year-on-year +23.08% -10.03% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% - -
South East median hourly rate £46.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +8.24% +4.94% +1.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 4,043 3,733 3,562
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 92.58% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,971 1,936 1,737
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.42% +3.13%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £595 £556
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 162
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +5.73% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £43.45 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Embedded Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Berkshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Berkshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Berkshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 7 - - 4
Wokingham - 1 £400 -
Embedded Software Engineer
South East

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, Embedded Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) C
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (22.22%) Image Processing
4 2 (22.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) VHDL
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
5 1 (11.11%) Tcl
5 1 (11.11%) Firmware
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) Verilog
5 1 (11.11%) TETRA
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) GSM
5 1 (11.11%) ISDN
5 1 (11.11%) SDH
5 1 (11.11%) UMTS
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Law

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) GSM
2 1 (11.11%) ISDN
2 1 (11.11%) LTE
2 1 (11.11%) Modbus
2 1 (11.11%) RS-485
2 1 (11.11%) SDH
2 1 (11.11%) TETRA
2 1 (11.11%) UMTS
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 1 (11.11%) Avionics
1 1 (11.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (11.11%) OpenCL
1 1 (11.11%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 2 (22.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (22.22%) VHDL
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) CAN bus
3 1 (11.11%) CUDA
3 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (11.11%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Image Processing
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) MISRA
1 1 (11.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware