Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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 Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 137 164
Rank change year-on-year -39 +27 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 29 69 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.58% 1.46% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.55% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 2
East of England median daily rate £300 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% -11.86%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £280
90th Percentile £429 £419 £370
England median daily rate £373 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -0.53% +8.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 16
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +11.92%
10th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £31.50
90th Percentile £48.70 £52.50 £77.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,709 4,441 4,903
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 94.09% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,712 2,625 2,811
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £195 £209 £200
90th Percentile £584 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 352 368
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.96 £11.12
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.90 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

Embedded Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Engineer in the East of England

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Engineer in the East of England

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Engineer in the East of England

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Engineer in the East of England

Embedded Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire -31 20 £300 -11.11% 37
Hertfordshire -6 5 £300 - 4
Essex +4 4 - - 1
Embedded Engineer
England

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Embedded 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 East of England region featuring Embedded Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (89.66%) Software Engineering
2 17 (58.62%) C
3 11 (37.93%) C++
4 9 (31.03%) Embedded C
5 8 (27.59%) Electronics
6 7 (24.14%) Wireless
7 6 (20.69%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (20.69%) Linux
8 5 (17.24%) Firmware
8 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (17.24%) Nucleus RTOS
9 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (10.34%) PLM
10 3 (10.34%) Requirements Management
10 3 (10.34%) Degree
10 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
10 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
10 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Python
11 2 (6.90%) Unix
11 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
11 2 (6.90%) VxWorks
11 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++
11 2 (6.90%) Intel
11 2 (6.90%) GCC

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (24.14%) Wireless
2 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.90%) GCC
3 1 (3.45%) CMake
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Trac
General
1 8 (27.59%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.45%) Blog
5 1 (3.45%) CAN bus
5 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.45%) Life Science
5 1 (3.45%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Nucleus RTOS
3 2 (6.90%) SafeRTOS
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) VxWorks
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.45%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Software Engineering
2 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) PLM
3 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Code Coverage
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) UML
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) C
2 11 (37.93%) C++
3 9 (31.03%) Embedded C
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) IEC 61508
1 1 (3.45%) IEC 62304
1 1 (3.45%) MISRA
1 1 (3.45%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Intel
2 1 (3.45%) MKS