Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded C Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Software Engineer - Embedded C
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 856 877
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded C Software Engineer 32 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.033% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.035% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 6
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +3.82% -4.03%
10th Percentile £309 £313 £288
90th Percentile £655 £438 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £328
% change year-on-year +13.64% +0.76% -4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 8
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +1.94% -3.13%
10th Percentile £39.30 £33.10 £34.94
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.33% +1.28% -2.50%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Embedded C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded C Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded C Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C Software Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded C Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded C Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded C Software Engineer
Top 12 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 Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +18 31 £375 +10.29% 19
UK excluding London +36 30 £375 +13.64% 18
East of England -12 19 £375 +13.64% 10
Midlands +27 4 £450 -
South East +3 3 £375 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
South West -7 2 £363 -14.71%
London -18 2 £600 +76.47% 3
West Midlands +32 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £250 - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
North of England - 1 - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Embedded C 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 featuring Embedded C Software Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) C
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (90.63%) Embedded C
3 23 (71.88%) Linux
4 16 (50.00%) Electronics
5 14 (43.75%) C++
6 12 (37.50%) Embedded C++
7 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
7 10 (31.25%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (28.13%) Device Driver
8 9 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
9 8 (25.00%) Python
9 8 (25.00%) Wireless
9 8 (25.00%) Degree
9 8 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
10 7 (21.88%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 7 (21.88%) MISRA
11 6 (18.75%) R
11 6 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (12.50%) Nucleus RTOS
12 4 (12.50%) Windows
12 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
13 3 (9.38%) Automotive
13 3 (9.38%) HTML
13 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
13 3 (9.38%) SQL
13 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (9.38%) Statistics

Embedded C Software 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 2 (6.25%) Simulink
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
1 9 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (6.25%) MQTT
3 2 (6.25%) ZigBee
3 2 (6.25%) Z-Wave
4 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.13%) Modbus
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.13%) Buildbot
1 1 (3.13%) CMake
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
General
1 16 (50.00%) Electronics
2 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 3 (9.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) XMPP
3 1 (3.13%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
1 10 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (28.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.13%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Nucleus RTOS
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
3 6 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Kernel Development
4 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
4 3 (9.38%) Physics
4 3 (9.38%) Statistics
5 1 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (3.13%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.13%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Innovative Thinking
5 1 (3.13%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.13%) Release Management
5 1 (3.13%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C
2 29 (90.63%) Embedded C
3 14 (43.75%) C++
4 12 (37.50%) Embedded C++
5 8 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (18.75%) R
7 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
8 2 (6.25%) Assembly Language
8 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.13%) C#
9 1 (3.13%) Groovy
9 1 (3.13%) Perl
9 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) MISRA
2 1 (3.13%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 2 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft