Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 684 764 743
Rank change year-on-year +80 -21 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 147 109 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 29
England median daily rate £375 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +9.68% -11.43%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £278
90th Percentile £510 £442 £389
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +10.29% +9.68% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 41 52
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.79% -3.75%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £50.89 £77.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.79% -3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in England

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in England

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in England

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in England

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in England

Embedded Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
East of England -1 49 £375 +13.64% 20
South East +35 45 £360 +10.77% 4
London +13 26 £450 +32.35% 1
Midlands +19 16 £381 +9.32% 3
East Midlands +12 8 £413 +26.92% 2
West Midlands +20 6 £100 -71.33% 1
South West 0 6 £381 -10.29% 4
North of England +65 5 - - 5
North West +25 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +23 2 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
Embedded Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Embedded Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 147 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 108 (73.47%) C
3 72 (48.98%) Embedded C
4 64 (43.54%) C++
5 63 (42.86%) Linux
6 35 (23.81%) Electronics
7 33 (22.45%) Embedded Linux
8 27 (18.37%) MISRA
9 25 (17.01%) Python
10 22 (14.97%) Embedded Systems
11 20 (13.61%) Wireless
12 19 (12.93%) Automotive
12 19 (12.93%) Embedded C++
13 18 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (10.88%) UML
14 16 (10.88%) SDLC
15 14 (9.52%) TCP/IP
16 13 (8.84%) Aerospace
16 13 (8.84%) Device Driver
16 13 (8.84%) Computer Science
16 13 (8.84%) Requirements Analysis
17 12 (8.16%) Scrum
17 12 (8.16%) Device Driver Development
18 11 (7.48%) MATLAB
18 11 (7.48%) Simulink
18 11 (7.48%) Firmware
19 10 (6.80%) VxWorks
19 10 (6.80%) Degree
19 10 (6.80%) Embedded Software Development

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 11 (7.48%) Simulink
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.61%) Wireless
2 18 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.12%) ZigBee
5 8 (5.44%) Bluetooth
6 6 (4.08%) Ethernet
7 5 (3.40%) FlexRay
8 4 (2.72%) MQTT
8 4 (2.72%) Z-Wave
9 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.68%) 802.11
9 1 (0.68%) GSM
9 1 (0.68%) LTE
9 1 (0.68%) Modbus
9 1 (0.68%) NAS
9 1 (0.68%) Network Security
9 1 (0.68%) RS-232
9 1 (0.68%) RS-422
9 1 (0.68%) RS-485
9 1 (0.68%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.40%) CANoe
2 5 (3.40%) Subversion
2 5 (3.40%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.72%) JIRA
3 4 (2.72%) VectorCAST
4 2 (1.36%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.36%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.68%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.68%) Buildbot
5 1 (0.68%) CMake
5 1 (0.68%) GCC
5 1 (0.68%) GDB
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 35 (23.81%) Electronics
2 19 (12.93%) Automotive
3 13 (8.84%) Aerospace
4 8 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.08%) Avionics
6 2 (1.36%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Finance
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.72%) .NET
1 4 (2.72%) XMPP
2 3 (2.04%) HTML
3 2 (1.36%) Middleware
3 2 (1.36%) Qt
4 1 (0.68%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.68%) GStreamer
4 1 (0.68%) MFC
4 1 (0.68%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.68%) QML
4 1 (0.68%) Qt Quick
4 1 (0.68%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (8.84%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.84%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.36%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.36%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.68%) ASIC
6 1 (0.68%) CCTV
6 1 (0.68%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.68%) Verilog
6 1 (0.68%) VHDL
6 1 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.86%) Linux
2 33 (22.45%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (6.80%) VxWorks
4 7 (4.76%) Windows
5 6 (4.08%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (2.04%) Unix
7 2 (1.36%) Android
7 2 (1.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.68%) Debian
8 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.88%) SDLC
3 16 (10.88%) UML
4 13 (8.84%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (8.16%) Device Driver Development
5 12 (8.16%) Scrum
6 10 (6.80%) Embedded Software Development
7 9 (6.12%) Validation
8 7 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (4.08%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.40%) Coaching
10 5 (3.40%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.40%) Fault Management
10 5 (3.40%) Linux Kernel Development
10 5 (3.40%) SysML
11 4 (2.72%) Change Control
11 4 (2.72%) Customer Requirements
12 3 (2.04%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 108 (73.47%) C
2 72 (48.98%) Embedded C
3 64 (43.54%) C++
4 25 (17.01%) Python
5 19 (12.93%) Embedded C++
6 11 (7.48%) MATLAB
7 9 (6.12%) Assembly Language
7 9 (6.12%) C#
8 7 (4.76%) Ada
9 6 (4.08%) R
10 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.72%) SQL
11 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.04%) Java
12 2 (1.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.68%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.68%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.68%) Groovy
13 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.80%) Degree
2 7 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.37%) MISRA
2 9 (6.12%) DO-178B
3 7 (4.76%) IEC 62304
4 6 (4.08%) MISRA C
5 5 (3.40%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.68%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.68%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) Firmware
2 7 (4.76%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Vendors
1 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.36%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (1.36%) Freescale
2 2 (1.36%) Wind River
3 1 (0.68%) Atmel