The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 138 133
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 7 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.17% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £318 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +37.50% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £54.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.43% +49.31%  
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2603 2852 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.32% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1843 1914
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 198
Median hourly rate £39.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.47% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the South West

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Embedded Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Gloucestershire - 6 £425 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Embedded Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (76.00%) C
3 14 (56.00%) Embedded C
4 12 (48.00%) C++
5 9 (36.00%) Bluetooth
5 9 (36.00%) Embedded C++
6 8 (32.00%) C#
6 8 (32.00%) IEC 62304
7 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) OO
7 5 (20.00%) Python
7 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
8 4 (16.00%) MATLAB
8 4 (16.00%) OOD
8 4 (16.00%) Data Acquisition
8 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
8 4 (16.00%) DO-178B
9 3 (12.00%) Wind River
9 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
9 3 (12.00%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (8.00%) Degree
10 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
10 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
11 1 (4.00%) Freescale
11 1 (4.00%) Coaching
11 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (4.00%) Qt

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (36.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) OO
3 4 (16.00%) Data Acquisition
3 4 (16.00%) OOD
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Coaching
5 1 (4.00%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (4.00%) Power Management
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) C
2 14 (56.00%) Embedded C
3 12 (48.00%) C++
4 9 (36.00%) Embedded C++
5 8 (32.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) Python
7 4 (16.00%) MATLAB
8 3 (12.00%) Assembly Language
9 1 (4.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) IEC 62304
2 4 (16.00%) DO-178B
3 1 (4.00%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Wind River
2 1 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.00%) EMC
2 1 (4.00%) Freescale