Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 119 84 131
Rank change year-on-year -35 +47 +32
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 24 12 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.99% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.91% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 12
10th Percentile £322 - £45
25th Percentile £336 £470 £46
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £368 £500 £348
Median % change year-on-year -26.50% +43.88% -5.76%
75th Percentile £396 £530 £400
90th Percentile £407 - £558
England median daily rate £410 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -13.68% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
10th Percentile £46.88 - -
25th Percentile £52.50 £41.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate £57.50 £42.50 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.29% -3.41% -5.38%
75th Percentile £58.75 £46.25 £49.38
90th Percentile - £47.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £56.25 £44.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +26.40% -6.32% +5.56%

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 2,247 1,317 3,352
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 91.59% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 782 2,050
10th Percentile £158 £150 £181
25th Percentile £289 £256 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £500
90th Percentile £630 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 164 269
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.27 £10.96
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate £14.75 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -26.25% +21.21% -
75th Percentile £28.31 £45.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £50.60 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.27%

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the East of England

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the East of England

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the East of England

Embedded Software 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 Software Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -9 15 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -27 7 - - 28
Suffolk - 2 £368 -
Embedded Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 East of England region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (91.67%) C
3 20 (83.33%) Embedded C
4 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (62.50%) SC Cleared
5 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
5 15 (62.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 15 (62.50%) C++
6 11 (45.83%) Rational Rhapsody
6 11 (45.83%) UML
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
7 6 (25.00%) Electronics
8 5 (20.83%) Validation
9 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) PVCS
9 4 (16.67%) Embedded C++
9 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 4 (16.67%) CppUnit
9 4 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (12.50%) Python
11 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (8.33%) Scrum
11 2 (8.33%) TDD
11 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (8.33%) Kanban

Embedded Software 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Simulink
1 1 (4.17%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) Broadband
2 1 (4.17%) DECT
2 1 (4.17%) IPv4
2 1 (4.17%) IPv6
2 1 (4.17%) Multicast
2 1 (4.17%) PPP
2 1 (4.17%) UPnP
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (16.67%) CppUnit
2 4 (16.67%) PVCS
2 4 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.33%) GDB
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) GitLab
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (62.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 11 (45.83%) UML
5 5 (20.83%) Validation
6 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) CI/CD
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (8.33%) Kanban
7 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (4.17%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 22 (91.67%) C
2 20 (83.33%) Embedded C
3 15 (62.50%) C++
4 4 (16.67%) Embedded C++
5 3 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) Bash
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) MathWorks