The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 250 247
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 8 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
Median daily rate £355 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.18% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +37.50% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +4.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £39.55 £38.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the South East

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the South East

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the South East

Embedded Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Hampshire +16 4 - - 2
East Sussex +2 2 £336 -10.33%
Surrey -6 1 £380 - 1
Embedded Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (71.43%) C
3 8 (38.10%) Embedded C
4 5 (23.81%) C++
5 4 (19.05%) UML
5 4 (19.05%) Aerospace
5 4 (19.05%) Automotive
5 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
5 4 (19.05%) MISRA
6 3 (14.29%) FlexRay
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Avionics
6 3 (14.29%) DO-178B
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Ada
6 3 (14.29%) Bluetooth
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Subversion
7 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.76%) ISO 13485
8 1 (4.76%) ISO 26262
8 1 (4.76%) Data Acquisition
8 1 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (4.76%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
2 3 (14.29%) Bluetooth
2 3 (14.29%) FlexRay
3 1 (4.76%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 4 (19.05%) Aerospace
1 4 (19.05%) Automotive
2 3 (14.29%) Avionics
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
1 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) UML
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (4.76%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (4.76%) Fault Management
5 1 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C
2 8 (38.10%) Embedded C
3 5 (23.81%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) Ada
5 2 (9.52%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) Delphi
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) MISRA
2 3 (14.29%) DO-178B
3 1 (4.76%) IEC 61508
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 13485
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Freescale