Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 543 723 648
Rank change year-on-year +180 -75 +55
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 314 192 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 43 66
UK median daily rate £388 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +6.57% +1.45%
10th Percentile £220 £282 £294
90th Percentile £446 £485 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 97 82
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £38.83 £37.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £43.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.51% +1.76% +6.25%

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 87,216 97,994 91,091
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.84% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,344 64,202 59,046
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.14% +0.71%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,166 2,927
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.37 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -7.89%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +175 295 £381 +4.02% 266
UK excluding London +135 286 £375 +4.17% 268
South West +22 87 £400 +28.00% 41
South East +16 75 £388 +3.89% 71
East of England +25 47 £375 +25.00% 62
North of England +58 43 £213 -41.38% 41
Yorkshire +56 39 £213 - 21
London +62 25 £425 -15.00% 18
Midlands +36 17 £388 +3.33% 33
West Midlands +27 13 £388 -3.13% 24
Wales +13 9 £463 +19.35% 5
Scotland +27 8 - - 15
East Midlands +27 4 - - 9
North West +14 3 - - 12
North East +16 1 - - 8

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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.

1 273 (86.94%) Software Engineering
2 239 (76.11%) C
3 217 (69.11%) C++
4 141 (44.90%) Linux
5 119 (37.90%) Embedded C
6 72 (22.93%) Embedded C++
7 55 (17.52%) Embedded Systems
8 51 (16.24%) Embedded Linux
9 50 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (15.29%) Degree
12 47 (14.97%) Law
13 41 (13.06%) Python
13 41 (13.06%) Android
14 39 (12.42%) Electronics
15 38 (12.10%) Firmware
16 34 (10.83%) Multithreading
17 30 (9.55%) Java
18 29 (9.24%) Security Cleared
19 27 (8.60%) Configuration Management
20 26 (8.28%) UML
21 24 (7.64%) Bluetooth
21 24 (7.64%) Ethernet
22 23 (7.32%) Wireless
23 22 (7.01%) Device Driver
23 22 (7.01%) Embedded Software Development
24 20 (6.37%) Aerospace
24 20 (6.37%) SC Cleared
24 20 (6.37%) MISRA
25 19 (6.05%) 5G

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 4 (1.27%) Confluence
2 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (1.91%) Simulink
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Amazon Alexa
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) GitHub
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.64%) Bluetooth
1 24 (7.64%) Ethernet
2 23 (7.32%) Wireless
3 19 (6.05%) 5G
3 19 (6.05%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.10%) VoIP
5 15 (4.78%) RS-485
6 14 (4.46%) IPv6
6 14 (4.46%) RS-232
7 12 (3.82%) 4G
7 12 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (3.50%) ZigBee
9 10 (3.18%) LTE
10 8 (2.55%) Internet
11 7 (2.23%) 3G
11 7 (2.23%) 3GPP
12 6 (1.91%) DNS
13 5 (1.59%) DVB
14 3 (0.96%) DHCP
14 3 (0.96%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (6.05%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (5.10%) JIRA
3 11 (3.50%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.23%) ClearQuest
4 7 (2.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (2.23%) Subversion
5 5 (1.59%) Redmine
6 4 (1.27%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.27%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.64%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.64%) Trac
8 1 (0.32%) CodeWarrior
8 1 (0.32%) GCC
8 1 (0.32%) GDB
8 1 (0.32%) JUnit
8 1 (0.32%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.32%) Moq
8 1 (0.32%) MSTest
8 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 47 (14.97%) Law
2 39 (12.42%) Electronics
3 20 (6.37%) Aerospace
4 13 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.18%) Automotive
5 10 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.55%) Finance
7 7 (2.23%) Military
8 3 (0.96%) Avionics
8 3 (0.96%) Games
8 3 (0.96%) Marketing
9 2 (0.64%) Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.10%) Qt
2 8 (2.55%) Yocto
3 4 (1.27%) .NET
4 2 (0.64%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.64%) ONVIF
4 2 (0.64%) POSIX
4 2 (0.64%) WPF
5 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.32%) Android NDK
5 1 (0.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.32%) Flash
5 1 (0.32%) GStreamer
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) OpenCL
5 1 (0.32%) OpenEmbedded
5 1 (0.32%) pytest
5 1 (0.32%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) STL
5 1 (0.32%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (0.32%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.52%) Embedded Systems
2 22 (7.01%) Device Driver
3 8 (2.55%) Video\Live Streaming
4 7 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.23%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.91%) Smart Energy
6 5 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.59%) ASIC
6 5 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.27%) Analogue Electronics
7 4 (1.27%) CAN bus
7 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.27%) Digital TV
7 4 (1.27%) IPTV
7 4 (1.27%) State Machine
7 4 (1.27%) TMS320
8 2 (0.64%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.64%) STB
8 2 (0.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 141 (44.90%) Linux
2 51 (16.24%) Embedded Linux
3 41 (13.06%) Android
4 14 (4.46%) FreeRTOS
5 11 (3.50%) Windows
6 4 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (0.96%) Unix
8 2 (0.64%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.32%) Debian
9 1 (0.32%) Fedora
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.32%) uClinux
9 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (86.94%) Software Engineering
2 50 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (10.83%) Multithreading
5 27 (8.60%) Configuration Management
6 26 (8.28%) UML
7 22 (7.01%) Embedded Software Development
8 15 (4.78%) Computer Science
9 13 (4.14%) Scrum
10 11 (3.50%) OO
11 10 (3.18%) Android Development
11 10 (3.18%) Change Management
12 9 (2.87%) Validation
13 8 (2.55%) Unit Testing
14 7 (2.23%) OOD
14 7 (2.23%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (2.23%) Secure Coding
14 7 (2.23%) Time Management
15 6 (1.91%) Device Driver Development
15 6 (1.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 239 (76.11%) C
2 217 (69.11%) C++
3 119 (37.90%) Embedded C
4 72 (22.93%) Embedded C++
5 41 (13.06%) Python
6 30 (9.55%) Java
7 16 (5.10%) Assembly Language
7 16 (5.10%) MATLAB
8 12 (3.82%) C#
9 10 (3.18%) Go
10 6 (1.91%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.59%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.27%) Perl
13 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.64%) VBScript
15 1 (0.32%) Ada
15 1 (0.32%) SQL
15 1 (0.32%) VB
15 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 48 (15.29%) Degree
2 29 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.37%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.37%) MISRA
2 12 (3.82%) DO-178B
2 12 (3.82%) QA
3 7 (2.23%) MISRA C
4 6 (1.91%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.96%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 38 (12.10%) Firmware
2 1 (0.32%) BusyBox
2 1 (0.32%) LXC
2 1 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (1.59%) Freescale
2 4 (1.27%) Apple
2 4 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (1.27%) Google
2 4 (1.27%) Wind River
3 2 (0.64%) Ingenico
3 2 (0.64%) QNX
3 2 (0.64%) Renesas
3 2 (0.64%) Xilinx
4 1 (0.32%) Atmel
4 1 (0.32%) Embarcadero
4 1 (0.32%) Sigfox