Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 639 708
Rank change year-on-year -66 +69 -67
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 196 215 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 65 35
UK median daily rate £373 £355 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +2.90% +2.22%
10th Percentile £282 £294 £281
90th Percentile £485 £442 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 82 91
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £32.50 £32.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £77.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 98,830 90,441 104,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,752 58,615 68,085
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,197 2,912 3,137
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 20 July 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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 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
England -31 184 £367 -0.61% 233
UK excluding London -35 175 £360 +2.86% 226
South East +21 74 £373 +4.34% 58
South West +18 38 £313 -26.47% 21
East of England -35 27 £300 -11.11% 58
London -64 16 £500 +14.29% 21
North of England -16 15 £363 +3.57% 37
Midlands -25 11 £375 -14.77% 38
East Midlands -2 6 £325 -21.21% 16
North West -10 6 £363 - 14
Wales -13 6 £388 -7.19% 5
Yorkshire -22 6 - - 16
West Midlands -33 5 £400 -9.09% 22
Scotland -47 4 - - 7
North East - 3 - - 7

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 171 (87.24%) Software Engineering
2 134 (68.37%) C
3 99 (50.51%) C++
4 91 (46.43%) Embedded C
5 69 (35.20%) Linux
6 55 (28.06%) Embedded C++
7 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (16.84%) Electronics
9 31 (15.82%) Embedded Systems
10 29 (14.80%) Embedded Linux
11 28 (14.29%) Python
12 22 (11.22%) Automotive
13 21 (10.71%) Windows
13 21 (10.71%) Wireless
13 21 (10.71%) Unit Testing
13 21 (10.71%) MISRA
14 20 (10.20%) SDLC
15 18 (9.18%) Security Cleared
16 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
16 17 (8.67%) Firmware
16 17 (8.67%) Device Driver
17 16 (8.16%) Scrum
17 16 (8.16%) Degree
17 16 (8.16%) Ethernet
17 16 (8.16%) Git (software)
18 15 (7.65%) UML
18 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio
18 15 (7.65%) MATLAB
18 15 (7.65%) Computer Science
18 15 (7.65%) Wi-Fi

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 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Simulink
2 4 (2.04%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.71%) Wireless
2 16 (8.16%) Ethernet
3 15 (7.65%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (7.14%) RS-232
5 12 (6.12%) Bluetooth
5 12 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.55%) 4G
7 4 (2.04%) RS-485
7 4 (2.04%) ZigBee
8 3 (1.53%) SNMP
8 3 (1.53%) VoIP
9 2 (1.02%) 5G
9 2 (1.02%) 802.15
9 2 (1.02%) AMQP
9 2 (1.02%) DVB
9 2 (1.02%) PPP
10 1 (0.51%) MQTT
10 1 (0.51%) RFID
10 1 (0.51%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.51%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.59%) Subversion
4 8 (4.08%) Mercurial
5 7 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.04%) JIRA
7 3 (1.53%) GCC
8 2 (1.02%) GDB
8 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.51%) CANoe
9 1 (0.51%) CMake
9 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.51%) Qt Creator
9 1 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.51%) Trac
9 1 (0.51%) Travis CI
General
1 33 (16.84%) Electronics
2 22 (11.22%) Automotive
3 11 (5.61%) Aerospace
4 10 (5.10%) Law
5 8 (4.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Military
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) Qt
2 5 (2.55%) Yocto
3 4 (2.04%) Middleware
4 3 (1.53%) .NET
4 3 (1.53%) POSIX
5 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.02%) Flash
5 2 (1.02%) GStreamer
5 2 (1.02%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) JNI
6 1 (0.51%) LINQ
6 1 (0.51%) MFC
6 1 (0.51%) OpenEmbedded
6 1 (0.51%) QML
6 1 (0.51%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.82%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (8.67%) Device Driver
3 15 (7.65%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.04%) CAN bus
6 4 (2.04%) STB
7 2 (1.02%) Arduino
7 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.02%) Life Science
7 2 (1.02%) PKI
7 2 (1.02%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (1.02%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.51%) BeagleBone
8 1 (0.51%) Blog
8 1 (0.51%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.51%) Podcast
8 1 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.20%) Linux
2 29 (14.80%) Embedded Linux
3 21 (10.71%) Windows
4 12 (6.12%) FreeRTOS
5 9 (4.59%) VxWorks
6 8 (4.08%) Unix
7 6 (3.06%) Android
8 4 (2.04%) Nucleus RTOS
8 4 (2.04%) SafeRTOS
8 4 (2.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.51%) Debian
10 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.51%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (87.24%) Software Engineering
2 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.71%) Unit Testing
4 20 (10.20%) SDLC
5 16 (8.16%) Scrum
6 15 (7.65%) UML
7 13 (6.63%) Embedded Software Development
8 12 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (5.10%) Coaching
9 10 (5.10%) Multithreading
10 8 (4.08%) Validation
11 7 (3.57%) FMEA
11 7 (3.57%) Software Architecture
11 7 (3.57%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.06%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.06%) Device Driver Development
12 6 (3.06%) OOD
12 6 (3.06%) Test Planning
13 5 (2.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 134 (68.37%) C
2 99 (50.51%) C++
3 91 (46.43%) Embedded C
4 55 (28.06%) Embedded C++
5 28 (14.29%) Python
6 15 (7.65%) MATLAB
7 14 (7.14%) C#
8 13 (6.63%) Assembly Language
9 5 (2.55%) Java
10 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.02%) Perl
11 2 (1.02%) SQL
12 1 (0.51%) Ada
12 1 (0.51%) Delphi
12 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.16%) Degree
4 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.71%) MISRA
2 12 (6.12%) MISRA C
3 8 (4.08%) IEC 62304
4 5 (2.55%) IEC 61508
5 4 (2.04%) DO-178B
5 4 (2.04%) QA
6 3 (1.53%) JTAG
7 2 (1.02%) ISO 13485
7 2 (1.02%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.51%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.51%) DO-160
8 1 (0.51%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 17 (8.67%) Firmware
2 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) SELinux
1 1 (0.51%) systemd
Vendors
1 5 (2.55%) Intel
2 4 (2.04%) SAP
3 3 (1.53%) Freescale
4 2 (1.02%) Renesas
5 1 (0.51%) Apple
5 1 (0.51%) Atmel
5 1 (0.51%) EMC
5 1 (0.51%) Google
5 1 (0.51%) MKS
5 1 (0.51%) Wind River