The median contractor rate for a Embedded Software Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Software Engineer
UK / England
Rank 508 521 509
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 69 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 17
Median daily rate £380 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £344 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £340 £345
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 29
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.64% -1.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £34.79 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.55 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year +14.64% +1.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +7 22 £413 - 15
South West +7 18 £328 +0.76% 7
South East -16 13 £378 +11.02% 14
West Midlands +18 6 £440 - 4
London +20 5 £438 +59.09% 5
North West +18 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +4 2 £350 - 11
East Midlands -5 1 - - 5
Embedded Software Engineer
UK

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 115 (99.14%) Software Engineering
2 93 (80.17%) C
3 76 (65.52%) Embedded C
4 51 (43.97%) C++
5 26 (22.41%) Linux
5 26 (22.41%) Embedded C++
6 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
7 20 (17.24%) Python
8 15 (12.93%) C#
8 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
9 14 (12.07%) Bluetooth
10 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.21%) Embedded Linux
10 13 (11.21%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (9.48%) OO
12 10 (8.62%) Aerospace
13 8 (6.90%) Wireless
14 7 (6.03%) Electronics
14 7 (6.03%) Device Driver
14 7 (6.03%) Firmware
14 7 (6.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
14 7 (6.03%) Embedded Software Development
15 6 (5.17%) SDLC
15 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (5.17%) Degree
15 6 (5.17%) Scrum
15 6 (5.17%) Automotive
15 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
15 6 (5.17%) Windows

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (0.86%) Simulink
1 1 (0.86%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) Bluetooth
2 8 (6.90%) Wireless
3 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.31%) Ethernet
4 5 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (4.31%) ZigBee
5 4 (3.45%) FlexRay
6 2 (1.72%) DVB
6 2 (1.72%) HTTP
6 2 (1.72%) Internet
7 1 (0.86%) 802.15
7 1 (0.86%) IGMP
7 1 (0.86%) LAN
7 1 (0.86%) LTE
7 1 (0.86%) Profibus
7 1 (0.86%) RFID
7 1 (0.86%) RS-232
7 1 (0.86%) RS-485
7 1 (0.86%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.31%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.45%) GCC
4 4 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.59%) JIRA
6 2 (1.72%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.72%) Subversion
7 1 (0.86%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.86%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.86%) GDB
7 1 (0.86%) GitLab
7 1 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (8.62%) Aerospace
2 7 (6.03%) Electronics
3 6 (5.17%) Automotive
4 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Avionics
5 1 (0.86%) Finance
5 1 (0.86%) Games
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) HTML
1 2 (1.72%) HTML5
1 2 (1.72%) Node.js
1 2 (1.72%) REST
2 1 (0.86%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.86%) OpenGL
2 1 (0.86%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (0.86%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.03%) Device Driver
2 7 (6.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.59%) Digital TV
3 3 (2.59%) Robotics
3 3 (2.59%) STB
4 2 (1.72%) Life Science
4 2 (1.72%) MPEG
5 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.86%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.86%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Linux
2 13 (11.21%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (5.17%) Windows
4 4 (3.45%) Unix
4 4 (3.45%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.86%) Android
5 1 (0.86%) OpenWrt
5 1 (0.86%) ThreadX
5 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (99.14%) Software Engineering
2 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.48%) OO
4 7 (6.03%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (5.17%) Scrum
5 6 (5.17%) SDLC
5 6 (5.17%) UML
6 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (3.45%) Signal Processing
8 3 (2.59%) Coaching
8 3 (2.59%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.59%) Device Driver Development
8 3 (2.59%) Machine Learning
8 3 (2.59%) Requirements Management
8 3 (2.59%) TDD
8 3 (2.59%) Test Strategy
8 3 (2.59%) Validation
9 2 (1.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 93 (80.17%) C
2 76 (65.52%) Embedded C
3 51 (43.97%) C++
4 26 (22.41%) Embedded C++
5 20 (17.24%) Python
6 15 (12.93%) C#
7 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.31%) MATLAB
8 4 (3.45%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.45%) Lua
9 3 (2.59%) SQL
10 2 (1.72%) Java
10 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.86%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.86%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) Degree
4 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) DO-178B
1 3 (2.59%) MISRA
2 1 (0.86%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.86%) ISO13485
2 1 (0.86%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Firmware
2 1 (0.86%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 3 (2.59%) EMC
2 2 (1.72%) Freescale
2 2 (1.72%) Renesas
2 2 (1.72%) Wind River
3 1 (0.86%) Altera
3 1 (0.86%) Atmel
3 1 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.86%) Intel
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.86%) QNX
3 1 (0.86%) Xilinx
Norwich, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago