Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 Software Developer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 884 862
Rank change year-on-year +23 -22 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Developer 23 15 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.014% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.015% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
UK median daily rate £350 £365 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +30.36% -25.33%
10th Percentile £316 £358 £228
90th Percentile £493 £392 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £290
% change year-on-year -12.50% +37.93% -22.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 16
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £42.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +10.53% -2.56%
10th Percentile £38.15 £39.78 £27.38
90th Percentile £42.25 £48.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.19% +12.00% -3.85%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Embedded Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Embedded Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Developer in the UK

Embedded Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Software Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Developer in the UK

Embedded Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Developer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Software Developer in the UK

Embedded Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Developer in the UK

Embedded Software Developer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +26 22 £350 -4.11% 3
UK excluding London +39 19 £350 -12.50% 4
East of England - 7 £350 - 2
South East +10 6 £344 -
London -30 4 £600 +64.38%
North of England +72 2 - -
South West +8 2 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
Midlands +24 1 - -
Scotland -7 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Embedded Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Embedded Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Embedded Software Developer in the job title.

1 22 (95.65%) C
2 18 (78.26%) C++
3 17 (73.91%) Linux
4 15 (65.22%) Embedded C
5 11 (47.83%) Wireless
6 10 (43.48%) Python
7 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
7 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
8 7 (30.43%) Bluetooth
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
10 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++
10 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
10 4 (17.39%) Device Driver
11 3 (13.04%) Device Driver Development
11 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (13.04%) Firmware
11 3 (13.04%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (13.04%) MQTT
11 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 3 (13.04%) LTE
12 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
12 2 (8.70%) iPhone
12 2 (8.70%) Physics
12 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
12 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (8.70%) Multicast
12 2 (8.70%) NAS
12 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS

Embedded Software Developer 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:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Wireless
2 7 (30.43%) Bluetooth
3 3 (13.04%) LTE
3 3 (13.04%) MQTT
3 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.70%) 3G
4 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 2 (8.70%) Multicast
4 2 (8.70%) NAS
4 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (4.35%) RS-232
5 1 (4.35%) RS-485
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) ZigBee
5 1 (4.35%) Z-Wave
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) GCC
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.35%) VectorCAST
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) WebSockets
2 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) iPhone
4 1 (4.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (4.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Device Driver Development
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
4 2 (8.70%) Physics
4 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) C
2 18 (78.26%) C++
3 15 (65.22%) Embedded C
4 10 (43.48%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
5 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) MISRA
1 2 (8.70%) MISRA C
2 1 (4.35%) IEC 61508
2 1 (4.35%) IEC 62304
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) QNX