Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 657 708 687
Rank change year-on-year +51 -21 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 221 167 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 55 61
UK median daily rate £360 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £296 £300
90th Percentile £474 £445 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £348 £330
% change year-on-year +3.60% +5.30% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 57 79
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £35.75 £32.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +5.41%

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 97323 96429 107128
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.70% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64537 62908 68329
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2850 3269 4064
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.05 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Embedded Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 December 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 +37 198 £375 +7.91% 57
UK excluding London +48 187 £360 +3.60% 61
East of England +26 73 £375 +13.64% 22
South East -1 50 £360 +10.77% 14
London -6 25 £425 +6.25%
Midlands +26 20 £270 -22.58% 2
South West 0 19 £400 +3.23% 6
Scotland -4 14 £263 -38.12% 3
West Midlands +11 12 £185 -46.95% 2
North of England +44 10 £344 +14.58% 13
North West +10 5 £344 - 4
East Midlands +7 5 £550 +69.23%
Yorkshire +16 4 - - 7
North East +64 1 - - 2
Wales +1 1 - - 1

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, Embedded 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 159 (71.95%) Software Engineering
2 157 (71.04%) C
3 96 (43.44%) Embedded C
4 94 (42.53%) C++
5 73 (33.03%) Linux
6 63 (28.51%) Python
7 50 (22.62%) Electronics
8 46 (20.81%) Wireless
8 46 (20.81%) Embedded Systems
9 36 (16.29%) MISRA
10 35 (15.84%) Embedded Linux
11 34 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (14.03%) Test Automation
13 30 (13.57%) Automotive
13 30 (13.57%) Firmware
14 26 (11.76%) Embedded C++
15 25 (11.31%) Bluetooth
15 25 (11.31%) Telecoms
16 24 (10.86%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (9.95%) Degree
18 20 (9.05%) Simulink
19 19 (8.60%) TCP/IP
20 18 (8.14%) Computer Science
21 17 (7.69%) MATLAB
22 16 (7.24%) Aerospace
22 16 (7.24%) Device Driver
23 15 (6.79%) Signal Processing
23 15 (6.79%) Scrum
24 14 (6.33%) UML
24 14 (6.33%) Rational DOORS

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:

Applications
1 20 (9.05%) Simulink
2 5 (2.26%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.90%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.45%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (20.81%) Wireless
2 25 (11.31%) Bluetooth
3 24 (10.86%) Wi-Fi
4 19 (8.60%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.07%) Ethernet
5 9 (4.07%) ZigBee
6 7 (3.17%) FlexRay
7 2 (0.90%) NAS
8 1 (0.45%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.45%) 802.11
8 1 (0.45%) Broadband
8 1 (0.45%) GSM
8 1 (0.45%) HbbTV
8 1 (0.45%) LTE
8 1 (0.45%) Modbus
8 1 (0.45%) Network Security
8 1 (0.45%) RS-232
8 1 (0.45%) RS-422
8 1 (0.45%) RS-485
8 1 (0.45%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 14 (6.33%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.17%) VectorCAST
3 6 (2.71%) CANoe
4 5 (2.26%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.26%) JIRA
4 5 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.81%) LabVIEW
5 4 (1.81%) Subversion
6 2 (0.90%) CMake
6 2 (0.90%) GCC
6 2 (0.90%) GDB
7 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.45%) Buildbot
7 1 (0.45%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.45%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.45%) Redmine
7 1 (0.45%) Trac
General
1 50 (22.62%) Electronics
2 30 (13.57%) Automotive
3 25 (11.31%) Telecoms
4 16 (7.24%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.26%) Avionics
6 2 (0.90%) German Language
6 2 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.81%) Middleware
2 3 (1.36%) .NET
2 3 (1.36%) HTML
2 3 (1.36%) MFC
2 3 (1.36%) OpenGL
2 3 (1.36%) Qt
3 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.45%) GStreamer
3 1 (0.45%) JSON
3 1 (0.45%) QML
3 1 (0.45%) Qt Quick
3 1 (0.45%) STL
3 1 (0.45%) XML
3 1 (0.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.81%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (8.14%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.24%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.36%) STB
6 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (0.90%) PKI
6 2 (0.90%) Smart Energy
6 2 (0.90%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.45%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.45%) ASIC
7 1 (0.45%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.45%) CCTV
7 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.45%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.45%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.45%) Robotics
7 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.45%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.03%) Linux
2 35 (15.84%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (5.88%) Windows
4 10 (4.52%) VxWorks
5 6 (2.71%) Android
6 5 (2.26%) Nucleus RTOS
7 4 (1.81%) Unix
8 2 (0.90%) VMS
9 1 (0.45%) Debian
9 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (71.95%) Software Engineering
2 34 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (14.03%) Test Automation
4 15 (6.79%) Scrum
4 15 (6.79%) Signal Processing
5 14 (6.33%) UML
6 12 (5.43%) Device Driver Development
6 12 (5.43%) Requirements Analysis
6 12 (5.43%) SDLC
7 11 (4.98%) Embedded Software Development
7 11 (4.98%) Validation
8 8 (3.62%) SysML
8 8 (3.62%) Test Scripting
8 8 (3.62%) Unit Testing
9 6 (2.71%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (2.26%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.26%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (2.26%) Fault Management
10 5 (2.26%) Linux Kernel Development
11 4 (1.81%) Energy Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (71.04%) C
2 96 (43.44%) Embedded C
3 94 (42.53%) C++
4 63 (28.51%) Python
5 26 (11.76%) Embedded C++
6 17 (7.69%) MATLAB
7 11 (4.98%) Assembly Language
8 10 (4.52%) C#
9 8 (3.62%) R
10 5 (2.26%) Ada
10 5 (2.26%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.81%) Tcl
12 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.36%) Perl
12 3 (1.36%) SQL
13 2 (0.90%) ANSI C
13 2 (0.90%) C++/CLI
13 2 (0.90%) Java
14 1 (0.45%) Groovy
14 1 (0.45%) Lua
Qualifications
1 22 (9.95%) Degree
2 7 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.29%) MISRA
2 13 (5.88%) DO-178B
3 12 (5.43%) ISO 26262
4 9 (4.07%) MISRA C
5 8 (3.62%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.90%) QA
7 1 (0.45%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.45%) JTAG
7 1 (0.45%) OIPF
System Software
1 30 (13.57%) Firmware
2 8 (3.62%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Vendors
1 12 (5.43%) Perforce
2 7 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.36%) Atmel
3 3 (1.36%) MathWorks
4 2 (0.90%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (0.90%) Freescale
4 2 (0.90%) Wind River
5 1 (0.45%) Xilinx