The median contractor rate for a Embedded C Software Engineer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer - Embedded C
UK
Rank 578 622 602
Rank change year-on-year +44 -20  
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded C Software Engineer 15 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.041% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.043% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Median daily rate £440 £340 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +23.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £340 £275
% change year-on-year +29.41% +23.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £44.20 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Embedded C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

Embedded C Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded C Software Engineer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

Embedded C Software Engineer
Top 18 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 3 months to 25 March 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
England +19 11 £440 +29.41% 20
West Midlands +15 4 £440 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 4 - - 7
East of England -2 4 - - 9
Worcestershire - 4 £440 -
Cambridge +4 3 - - 6
Malvern - 3 £440 -
Wales - 3 - - 2
South East +9 1 £375 +10.29% 3
East Midlands -6 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Redditch - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
Inverness - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £325 - 2
Highlands - 1 £325 -

Embedded C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 33 (100.00%) C
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (87.88%) Embedded C
3 12 (36.36%) C++
4 11 (33.33%) Embedded C++
4 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.21%) UML
6 7 (21.21%) OO
7 6 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
8 5 (15.15%) ZigBee
8 5 (15.15%) Python
9 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
9 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
9 4 (12.12%) SDLC
10 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning
10 3 (9.09%) GCC
10 3 (9.09%) Signal Processing
10 3 (9.09%) Wireless
10 3 (9.09%) Unix
10 3 (9.09%) Firmware
11 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP

Embedded C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (3.03%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) ZigBee
2 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (9.09%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) Bluetooth
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) 802.15
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) LTE
5 1 (3.03%) RFID
5 1 (3.03%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) GCC
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.03%) Digital TV
2 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.03%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) OO
2 7 (21.21%) UML
3 6 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) SDLC
6 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning
6 3 (9.09%) Signal Processing
7 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.03%) Analytics
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.03%) Scrum
8 1 (3.03%) TDD
8 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C
2 29 (87.88%) Embedded C
3 12 (36.36%) C++
4 11 (33.33%) Embedded C++
5 5 (15.15%) Python
6 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.06%) C#
8 1 (3.03%) Lua
8 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Altera
1 1 (3.03%) Atmel
1 1 (3.03%) EMC
1 1 (3.03%) Renesas