Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Embedded C Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Embedded C Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 844 799 841
Rank change year-on-year -45 +42 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded C Engineer 26 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.046% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.049% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 15
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +3.03% -4.35%
10th Percentile £292 £315 £268
90th Percentile £538 £438 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 15
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £34.60 £37.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% -5.56% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

Embedded C Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded C Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C Engineer over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded C Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C Engineer over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded C Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded C Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England -19 26 £375 +10.29% 36
UK excluding London -8 23 £350 +6.06% 33
East of England -14 15 £350 +6.06% 15
North of England +37 3 - - 3
London -27 3 £513 +50.74% 8
Yorkshire +13 2 - - 3
South West +1 2 £313 -26.47% 2
South East -23 2 £375 - 7
West Midlands +20 1 £270 - 1
Midlands +4 1 £270 - 1
North West - 1 - -

Embedded C Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Embedded C 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 featuring Embedded C Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) C
2 22 (84.62%) Embedded C
3 19 (73.08%) Software Engineering
4 15 (57.69%) Linux
5 12 (46.15%) C++
6 10 (38.46%) Electronics
7 9 (34.62%) Embedded C++
8 7 (26.92%) Python
9 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
9 6 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (23.08%) MISRA
10 5 (19.23%) Wireless
10 5 (19.23%) Windows
10 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 4 (15.38%) Automotive
11 4 (15.38%) Simulink
11 4 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (15.38%) Degree
12 3 (11.54%) Linux Kernel Development
12 3 (11.54%) R
12 3 (11.54%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
12 3 (11.54%) Device Driver Development
12 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
12 3 (11.54%) Physics
12 3 (11.54%) Statistics
12 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
12 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (11.54%) Device Driver
12 3 (11.54%) Bluetooth

Embedded C Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (15.38%) Simulink
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
1 5 (19.23%) Wireless
2 3 (11.54%) Bluetooth
2 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.85%) Modbus
3 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (38.46%) Electronics
2 4 (15.38%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) MFC
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 6 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.54%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.85%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Debian
4 1 (3.85%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.54%) Device Driver Development
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Kernel Development
2 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.54%) Physics
2 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
3 1 (3.85%) Robotic Control
3 1 (3.85%) SDLC
3 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C
2 22 (84.62%) Embedded C
3 12 (46.15%) C++
4 9 (34.62%) Embedded C++
5 7 (26.92%) Python
6 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
6 3 (11.54%) R
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
7 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) MISRA
2 2 (7.69%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Red Hat