Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Real Time Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Real-Time Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 813 844
Rank change year-on-year -12 +31 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Real Time Engineer 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.010% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.011% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
England median daily rate £375 £360 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +11.63% -
10th Percentile £363 £340 £268
90th Percentile £393 £601 £476
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £323
% change year-on-year - +16.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -

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 87,492 85,020 93,402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.74% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,750 56,010 60,380
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,541 2,892 3,573
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%

Real Time Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Real Time Engineer in England

Real Time Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Real Time Engineer in England

Real Time Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Real Time Engineer in England

Real Time 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 Real Time Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
East of England -10 4 £375 -
South East - 3 - - 1
West Midlands +4 1 £388 +7.64% 1
Midlands 0 1 £388 +7.64% 1
Real Time Engineer
UK

Real Time Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Real Time 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 Real Time Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) C
3 5 (62.50%) UML
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Ada
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) Electronics
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Change Control
5 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Capita
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
7 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
7 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
7 1 (12.50%) OOD
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) Flash
7 1 (12.50%) C++
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (12.50%) Workflow
7 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
7 1 (12.50%) People Management
7 1 (12.50%) Defensive Programming
7 1 (12.50%) Physics
7 1 (12.50%) QA
7 1 (12.50%) ISO 26262

Real Time 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 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
General
1 3 (37.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Defensive Programming
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Ada
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) IEC 62304
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 26262
1 1 (12.50%) MISRA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft