Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 669 660 737
Rank change year-on-year -9 +77 -52
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 212 224 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 67 49
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.60%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £299
90th Percentile £488 £468 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £343
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.11% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 62
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +5.73%
10th Percentile £38.78 £32.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.75 £75.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +7.79%

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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -4 198 £375 +4.17% 249
England -12 192 £375 - 256
South East +13 69 £373 +3.61% 59
East of England -24 42 £381 +1.67% 77
South West -11 33 £313 -21.88% 26
North of England -11 21 £388 - 42
Yorkshire -5 17 £425 - 18
Midlands -23 15 £444 +16.39% 26
West Midlands -16 13 £456 +356.25% 19
Wales -11 12 £475 +13.77% 10
London -43 10 £400 -8.57% 26
North West -13 4 £350 - 18
Scotland -30 3 £275 +4.56% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 3
East Midlands +5 2 £300 -27.27% 7

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 186 (87.74%) Software Engineering
2 152 (71.70%) C
3 122 (57.55%) C++
4 107 (50.47%) Embedded C
5 82 (38.68%) Linux
6 64 (30.19%) Embedded C++
7 42 (19.81%) Electronics
8 41 (19.34%) Python
9 34 (16.04%) Embedded Linux
10 33 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (14.62%) Embedded Systems
12 30 (14.15%) Degree
13 28 (13.21%) UML
13 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
14 27 (12.74%) Unit Testing
15 26 (12.26%) MISRA
16 25 (11.79%) Automotive
17 24 (11.32%) SC Cleared
17 24 (11.32%) Security Cleared
18 21 (9.91%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (9.91%) Windows
18 21 (9.91%) MATLAB
19 20 (9.43%) Wireless
20 19 (8.96%) Device Driver
21 18 (8.49%) Scrum
21 18 (8.49%) Visual Studio
22 17 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
23 16 (7.55%) Simulink
24 15 (7.08%) Unix
24 15 (7.08%) C#

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 16 (7.55%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.91%) Wi-Fi
2 20 (9.43%) Wireless
3 12 (5.66%) RS-232
3 12 (5.66%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.19%) Ethernet
5 10 (4.72%) Bluetooth
6 6 (2.83%) SNMP
6 6 (2.83%) VoIP
7 5 (2.36%) 4G
8 3 (1.42%) 5G
8 3 (1.42%) DLNA
8 3 (1.42%) Internet
8 3 (1.42%) UPnP
8 3 (1.42%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.94%) 802.15
9 2 (0.94%) GPRS
9 2 (0.94%) Network Security
9 2 (0.94%) NFC
9 2 (0.94%) PPP
9 2 (0.94%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.13%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.19%) GCC
4 9 (4.25%) Subversion
5 8 (3.77%) Mercurial
6 7 (3.30%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (2.36%) GDB
8 4 (1.89%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.42%) GoogleTest
9 3 (1.42%) JUnit
9 3 (1.42%) Mockito
10 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
General
1 42 (19.81%) Electronics
2 25 (11.79%) Automotive
3 15 (7.08%) Aerospace
4 14 (6.60%) Law
5 13 (6.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Military
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.25%) Qt
2 6 (2.83%) Yocto
3 4 (1.89%) JNI
3 4 (1.89%) STL
4 3 (1.42%) POSIX
4 3 (1.42%) XML
5 2 (0.94%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.94%) Middleware
6 1 (0.47%) GStreamer
6 1 (0.47%) JSF
6 1 (0.47%) Kafka
6 1 (0.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.62%) Embedded Systems
2 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
3 19 (8.96%) Device Driver
4 15 (7.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.42%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.42%) Life Science
6 3 (1.42%) MPEG
7 2 (0.94%) CAN bus
7 2 (0.94%) PKI
7 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.94%) STB
8 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.47%) Arduino
8 1 (0.47%) BeagleBone
8 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.47%) Robotics
8 1 (0.47%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.68%) Linux
2 34 (16.04%) Embedded Linux
3 21 (9.91%) Windows
4 15 (7.08%) Unix
5 12 (5.66%) Android
6 9 (4.25%) VxWorks
7 6 (2.83%) Nucleus RTOS
8 5 (2.36%) FreeRTOS
9 3 (1.42%) SafeRTOS
9 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (87.74%) Software Engineering
2 33 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.21%) UML
4 27 (12.74%) Unit Testing
5 18 (8.49%) Scrum
6 17 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (6.13%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.66%) Multithreading
8 12 (5.66%) SDLC
9 10 (4.72%) Mathematics
10 9 (4.25%) Signal Processing
11 8 (3.77%) Change Management
11 8 (3.77%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (3.77%) Software Testing
12 7 (3.30%) Cryptography
12 7 (3.30%) FMEA
12 7 (3.30%) OO
12 7 (3.30%) Software Architecture
13 6 (2.83%) Digital Signal Processing
13 6 (2.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 152 (71.70%) C
2 122 (57.55%) C++
3 107 (50.47%) Embedded C
4 64 (30.19%) Embedded C++
5 41 (19.34%) Python
6 21 (9.91%) MATLAB
7 15 (7.08%) C#
8 10 (4.72%) Assembly Language
9 6 (2.83%) Java
10 4 (1.89%) Go
11 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.42%) SQL
11 3 (1.42%) VC++
12 1 (0.47%) Ada
12 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.47%) Lua
12 1 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (14.15%) Degree
2 24 (11.32%) SC Cleared
2 24 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.26%) MISRA
2 11 (5.19%) MISRA C
3 5 (2.36%) IEC 61508
3 5 (2.36%) ISO 26262
4 3 (1.42%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.47%) DO-160
5 1 (0.47%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 14 (6.60%) Firmware
2 3 (1.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.94%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (1.89%) Atmel
1 4 (1.89%) IBM
2 3 (1.42%) Freescale
2 3 (1.42%) Google
2 3 (1.42%) Intel
3 2 (0.94%) BT
3 2 (0.94%) Renesas
4 1 (0.47%) Altera
4 1 (0.47%) Apple
4 1 (0.47%) EMC
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.47%) Xilinx