Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 553 708
Rank change year-on-year +91 +155 -75
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 88 310 189
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 91 52
Median daily rate £425 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.89% +3.61%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £280
90th Percentile £468 £438 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +13.33% +0.54% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 125 95
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £41.65 £39.55 £37.50
90th Percentile £50.20 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -3.16% +11.11% +0.59%

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 32,586 86,541 98,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.34% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,257 56,811 64,213
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £269
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,348 2,963 3,133
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% +8.33% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.89 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.39% +3.77% -1.52%

Embedded Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Embedded Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Embedded Engineer over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Embedded Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. 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 +78 60 £425 +11.48% 103
UK excluding London +26 57 £425 +13.33% 107
South West +23 20 £425 +6.25% 16
South East +106 17 - - 28
Work from Home -13 9 £363 -14.71% 5
East of England +42 8 £400 +6.67% 16
London +199 6 £300 -25.00% 8
Midlands +87 6 - - 20
West Midlands +67 4 - - 10
Scotland +79 3 - - 6
North of England +80 2 - - 15
East Midlands +57 2 - - 10
North West +81 1 - - 4
Wales +38 1 £450 -10.00% 3
North East +38 1 - - 3

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, Embedded Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Embedded Engineer in the job title.

1 79 (89.77%) C
2 75 (85.23%) Software Engineering
3 70 (79.55%) C++
4 35 (39.77%) Linux
4 35 (39.77%) Electronics
5 32 (36.36%) Wireless
5 32 (36.36%) Device Driver
5 32 (36.36%) Yocto
6 29 (32.95%) Embedded C++
7 28 (31.82%) Wi-Fi
8 27 (30.68%) Bluetooth
9 25 (28.41%) Embedded C
9 25 (28.41%) ZigBee
10 24 (27.27%) Home Automation
11 18 (20.45%) Python
12 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (13.64%) Scrum
13 12 (13.64%) JIRA
13 12 (13.64%) Firmware
14 11 (12.50%) Confluence
14 11 (12.50%) Atlassian
14 11 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
15 9 (10.23%) UML
15 9 (10.23%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (10.23%) Law
16 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
16 8 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
17 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
18 6 (6.82%) Google

Embedded 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 32 (36.36%) Wireless
2 28 (31.82%) Wi-Fi
3 27 (30.68%) Bluetooth
4 25 (28.41%) ZigBee
5 6 (6.82%) RS-232
5 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.55%) 4G
6 4 (4.55%) LTE
6 4 (4.55%) RS-485
7 3 (3.41%) 3G
7 3 (3.41%) 5G
8 2 (2.27%) 2G
8 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.14%) 3GPP
9 1 (1.14%) GSM
9 1 (1.14%) Internet
9 1 (1.14%) IPv4
9 1 (1.14%) IPv6
9 1 (1.14%) MQTT
9 1 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) JIRA
2 11 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.82%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.14%) GCC
5 1 (1.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 35 (39.77%) Electronics
2 9 (10.23%) Law
3 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.27%) Automotive
4 2 (2.27%) Finance
5 1 (1.14%) Avionics
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (36.36%) Yocto
2 5 (5.68%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.55%) Qt
4 3 (3.41%) Middleware
5 1 (1.14%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (36.36%) Device Driver
2 24 (27.27%) Home Automation
3 8 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.41%) CAN bus
6 2 (2.27%) VHDL
7 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.77%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (5.68%) FreeRTOS
4 4 (4.55%) Android
5 3 (3.41%) Windows
6 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.14%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (1.14%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (85.23%) Software Engineering
2 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.64%) Scrum
4 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.23%) UML
5 6 (6.82%) Regression Testing
6 5 (5.68%) Device Driver Development
7 3 (3.41%) Cross-Platform Development
7 3 (3.41%) TDD
8 2 (2.27%) Android Development
8 2 (2.27%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (2.27%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.14%) Image Processing
9 1 (1.14%) iOS Development
9 1 (1.14%) Linux Kernel Development
9 1 (1.14%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (1.14%) Mobile Development
9 1 (1.14%) Multithreaded Programming
9 1 (1.14%) SDLC
9 1 (1.14%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 79 (89.77%) C
2 70 (79.55%) C++
3 29 (32.95%) Embedded C++
4 25 (28.41%) Embedded C
5 18 (20.45%) Python
6 4 (4.55%) C#
7 2 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) JTAG
2 1 (1.14%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.14%) MISRA
2 1 (1.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Firmware
2 2 (2.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 6 (6.82%) Atmel
2 6 (6.82%) Google
3 1 (1.14%) Xilinx