Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 505 673 680
Rank change year-on-year +168 +7 +53
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 297 228 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 64
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +10.73% +3.21%
10th Percentile £338 £307 £275
90th Percentile £525 £488 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 99 93
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £41.25 £39.80 £35.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £51.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 75,459 99,275 98,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,328 65,713 64,999
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,078 2,899
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +188 286 £413 +3.13% 245
UK excluding London +136 263 £425 +6.25% 233
South West +91 131 £425 +9.68% 36
South East +55 60 £413 +10.00% 67
East of England +37 36 £375 -3.23% 61
London +113 27 £400 - 25
North of England +24 21 £374 -10.75% 25
Yorkshire +30 14 £363 -14.71% 13
Midlands +40 11 £338 -22.86% 31
East Midlands +34 7 - - 16
West Midlands +22 4 £338 -22.86% 15
North West +17 4 £385 +10.00% 11
North East +25 3 - - 1
Wales +17 3 - - 2
Scotland +40 1 - - 7

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 249 (83.84%) Software Engineering
2 226 (76.09%) C
3 208 (70.03%) C++
4 122 (41.08%) Embedded C
5 111 (37.37%) Linux
6 68 (22.90%) Embedded C++
7 60 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (19.19%) Embedded Systems
9 52 (17.51%) Embedded Linux
10 44 (14.81%) Python
11 42 (14.14%) Law
12 39 (13.13%) Degree
13 35 (11.78%) Scrum
13 35 (11.78%) Electronics
13 35 (11.78%) Firmware
14 33 (11.11%) FreeRTOS
15 32 (10.77%) Google
16 31 (10.44%) OO
16 31 (10.44%) UML
16 31 (10.44%) Security Cleared
17 29 (9.76%) TCP/IP
18 28 (9.43%) OOD
18 28 (9.43%) Computer Science
19 27 (9.09%) TDD
19 27 (9.09%) Internet
19 27 (9.09%) Wireless
19 27 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
20 26 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (8.75%) SC Cleared
20 26 (8.75%) BDD

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 8 (2.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Simulink
2 1 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) AWS
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon Alexa
2 1 (0.34%) AWS IoT
2 1 (0.34%) Azure
2 1 (0.34%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 27 (9.09%) Internet
2 27 (9.09%) Wireless
3 25 (8.42%) Bluetooth
4 23 (7.74%) DNS
5 19 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (5.72%) RS-232
7 15 (5.05%) RS-485
8 13 (4.38%) Ethernet
9 10 (3.37%) 5G
9 10 (3.37%) VoIP
10 9 (3.03%) 4G
10 9 (3.03%) ZigBee
11 8 (2.69%) 3G
11 8 (2.69%) LTE
12 4 (1.35%) Asterisk PBX
12 4 (1.35%) Z-Wave
13 3 (1.01%) DVB
14 2 (0.67%) IPv4
14 2 (0.67%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 15 (5.05%) JIRA
2 14 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.03%) GoogleTest
4 7 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.68%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.68%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.68%) CMake
6 5 (1.68%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.68%) Redmine
7 3 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.01%) Subversion
8 2 (0.67%) CodeSonar
8 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.67%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.34%) CodeWarrior
9 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
General
1 42 (14.14%) Law
2 35 (11.78%) Electronics
3 25 (8.42%) Military
4 17 (5.72%) Aerospace
5 12 (4.04%) Banking
5 12 (4.04%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.03%) Automotive
6 9 (3.03%) Finance
6 9 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.36%) Avionics
7 7 (2.36%) Retail
8 3 (1.01%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.03%) Gherkin
2 6 (2.02%) Yocto
3 5 (1.68%) Qt
4 3 (1.01%) .NET
5 2 (0.67%) ONVIF
6 1 (0.34%) Android NDK
6 1 (0.34%) Flash
6 1 (0.34%) MFC
6 1 (0.34%) Node.js
6 1 (0.34%) OpenEmbedded
6 1 (0.34%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.34%) REST
6 1 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (19.19%) Embedded Systems
2 22 (7.41%) Device Driver
3 17 (5.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 12 (4.04%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.03%) CAN bus
5 9 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.36%) VHDL
7 5 (1.68%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.35%) Analogue Electronics
9 3 (1.01%) Life Science
9 3 (1.01%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.67%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.67%) IPTV
10 2 (0.67%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.67%) STB
10 2 (0.67%) User Experience
11 1 (0.34%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 111 (37.37%) Linux
2 52 (17.51%) Embedded Linux
3 33 (11.11%) FreeRTOS
4 25 (8.42%) ThreadX
5 17 (5.72%) Android
6 10 (3.37%) Unix
6 10 (3.37%) Windows
7 6 (2.02%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (1.01%) SafeRTOS
9 2 (0.67%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) Fedora
10 1 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (83.84%) Software Engineering
2 60 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (11.78%) Scrum
4 31 (10.44%) OO
4 31 (10.44%) UML
5 28 (9.43%) Computer Science
5 28 (9.43%) OOD
6 27 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (9.09%) TDD
7 26 (8.75%) BDD
7 26 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (7.74%) DevOps
8 23 (7.74%) Embedded Software Development
9 22 (7.41%) Validation
10 21 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (6.40%) Configuration Management
12 18 (6.06%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.39%) Defect Tracking
14 12 (4.04%) SDLC
15 10 (3.37%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 226 (76.09%) C
2 208 (70.03%) C++
3 122 (41.08%) Embedded C
4 68 (22.90%) Embedded C++
5 44 (14.81%) Python
6 12 (4.04%) Java
7 8 (2.69%) Assembly Language
7 8 (2.69%) C#
8 6 (2.02%) Go
8 6 (2.02%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.01%) Perl
10 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.67%) Lua
10 2 (0.67%) PHP
10 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.67%) SQL
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (13.13%) Degree
2 31 (10.44%) Security Cleared
3 26 (8.75%) SC Cleared
4 24 (8.08%) DV Cleared
5 18 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.40%) MISRA
2 13 (4.38%) QA
3 7 (2.36%) MISRA C
4 6 (2.02%) IEC 61508
5 5 (1.68%) DO-178B
5 5 (1.68%) ISO 26262
6 4 (1.35%) JTAG
7 1 (0.34%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 35 (11.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 32 (10.77%) Google
2 23 (7.74%) Apple
3 8 (2.69%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.35%) Renesas
5 2 (0.67%) QNX
6 1 (0.34%) EMC
6 1 (0.34%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.34%) IBM
6 1 (0.34%) Intel
6 1 (0.34%) Sigfox
6 1 (0.34%) Wind River