Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 667 667 721
Rank change year-on-year 0 +54 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 225 221 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 62 55
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £296
90th Percentile £488 £474 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £348
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.60% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 96 57
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £40.00 £35.75 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.13 £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.97%

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 99,378 97,408 96,493
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.92% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,775 64,581 62,953
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,053 2,857 3,274
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 2018.

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 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Top 16 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 2018. 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
UK excluding London -3 211 £400 +11.11% 248
England +4 199 £400 +6.67% 265
South East +4 65 £375 +4.17% 45
East of England -38 41 £400 +6.67% 77
North of England +7 32 £413 +20.00% 30
South West -11 25 £388 -3.13% 37
Yorkshire +8 23 £419 - 13
Midlands -18 23 £438 +62.04% 40
West Midlands -9 21 £438 +136.49% 28
Wales -11 16 £425 - 5
London -6 10 £400 -5.88% 36
Scotland -17 6 £350 +33.08% 10
North West -11 5 £350 +1.82% 16
North East -6 4 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 4
East Midlands +4 2 £300 -45.45% 12

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 190 (84.44%) Software Engineering
2 167 (74.22%) C
3 130 (57.78%) C++
4 107 (47.56%) Embedded C
5 97 (43.11%) Linux
6 59 (26.22%) Embedded C++
7 47 (20.89%) Python
8 45 (20.00%) Electronics
9 42 (18.67%) Degree
10 40 (17.78%) Embedded Linux
11 34 (15.11%) Embedded Systems
12 33 (14.67%) Computer Science
13 32 (14.22%) UML
14 31 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (13.78%) Security Cleared
15 30 (13.33%) Automotive
16 28 (12.44%) SC Cleared
17 26 (11.56%) Device Driver
18 23 (10.22%) Windows
18 23 (10.22%) Unit Testing
19 22 (9.78%) MATLAB
19 22 (9.78%) MISRA
20 21 (9.33%) Law
21 19 (8.44%) Simulink
21 19 (8.44%) TCP/IP
22 18 (8.00%) Visual Studio
22 18 (8.00%) Manufacturing
23 17 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
24 16 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
24 16 (7.11%) Scrum

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 19 (8.44%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.44%) IaaS
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.44%) PaaS
1 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.44%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (6.67%) Bluetooth
4 12 (5.33%) Wireless
5 9 (4.00%) RS-232
6 8 (3.56%) Ethernet
7 7 (3.11%) SNMP
8 6 (2.67%) VoIP
9 4 (1.78%) DLNA
9 4 (1.78%) UPnP
10 3 (1.33%) Internet
10 3 (1.33%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.89%) 5G
11 2 (0.89%) GPRS
11 2 (0.89%) Network Security
11 2 (0.89%) NFC
11 2 (0.89%) RS-485
12 1 (0.44%) Modbus
12 1 (0.44%) MQTT
12 1 (0.44%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 18 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.44%) GCC
3 9 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.11%) Mercurial
4 7 (3.11%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.11%) Subversion
5 5 (2.22%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.78%) GDB
6 4 (1.78%) GoogleTest
6 4 (1.78%) JUnit
6 4 (1.78%) Mockito
7 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.44%) Ant
8 1 (0.44%) C++Builder
8 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.44%) JIRA
8 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 45 (20.00%) Electronics
2 30 (13.33%) Automotive
3 21 (9.33%) Law
4 18 (8.00%) Manufacturing
5 15 (6.67%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Avionics
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Military
7 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.89%) Qt
2 5 (2.22%) JNI
2 5 (2.22%) XML
2 5 (2.22%) Yocto
3 4 (1.78%) STL
4 2 (0.89%) GStreamer
5 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.44%) JSF
5 1 (0.44%) Kafka
5 1 (0.44%) Middleware
5 1 (0.44%) POSIX
5 1 (0.44%) Qt Quick
5 1 (0.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.11%) Embedded Systems
2 26 (11.56%) Device Driver
3 13 (5.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.78%) Life Science
5 4 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.78%) MPEG
6 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.33%) CAN bus
6 3 (1.33%) VHDL
7 2 (0.89%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.89%) STB
8 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.44%) Arduino
8 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.44%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.44%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 97 (43.11%) Linux
2 40 (17.78%) Embedded Linux
3 23 (10.22%) Windows
4 15 (6.67%) Android
4 15 (6.67%) Unix
5 7 (3.11%) VxWorks
6 5 (2.22%) FreeRTOS
7 4 (1.78%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (1.33%) SafeRTOS
8 3 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.89%) Android TV
9 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.44%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (84.44%) Software Engineering
2 33 (14.67%) Computer Science
3 32 (14.22%) UML
4 31 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (10.22%) Unit Testing
6 17 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (7.11%) Scrum
8 15 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.78%) Change Management
9 13 (5.78%) Mathematics
9 13 (5.78%) Multithreading
10 12 (5.33%) Embedded Software Development
11 11 (4.89%) SDLC
12 10 (4.44%) OO
13 8 (3.56%) Cryptography
13 8 (3.56%) Test Automation
14 7 (3.11%) Device Driver Development
14 7 (3.11%) Security Management
15 6 (2.67%) Digital Signal Processing
15 6 (2.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 167 (74.22%) C
2 130 (57.78%) C++
3 107 (47.56%) Embedded C
4 59 (26.22%) Embedded C++
5 47 (20.89%) Python
6 22 (9.78%) MATLAB
7 12 (5.33%) Java
8 10 (4.44%) C#
9 9 (4.00%) Assembly Language
10 8 (3.56%) Go
11 3 (1.33%) Ada
11 3 (1.33%) VC++
12 2 (0.89%) Ada 83
12 2 (0.89%) Ada 95
12 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.89%) Perl
13 1 (0.44%) Delphi
13 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.44%) SQL
13 1 (0.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (18.67%) Degree
2 31 (13.78%) Security Cleared
3 28 (12.44%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.44%) CCIE
6 1 (0.44%) CCNP
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.78%) MISRA
2 8 (3.56%) MISRA C
3 6 (2.67%) ISO 26262
4 4 (1.78%) DO-178B
5 3 (1.33%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.89%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 14 (6.22%) Firmware
2 7 (3.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (2.22%) IBM
2 4 (1.78%) Atmel
2 4 (1.78%) Google
3 2 (0.89%) BT
4 1 (0.44%) Altera
4 1 (0.44%) Apple
4 1 (0.44%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco
4 1 (0.44%) Embarcadero
4 1 (0.44%) Freescale
4 1 (0.44%) Intel
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.44%) Xilinx