Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £375 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 727 767 759
Rank change year-on-year +40 -8 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 157 132 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 30
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +9.68% -11.43%
10th Percentile £251 £313 £263
90th Percentile £450 £445 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +5.36% +12.90% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 53
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.79% -3.75%
10th Percentile £35.53 £32.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £50.85 £77.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.81% +7.10% -3.13%

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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software 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 Software Engineer 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 +49 144 £375 +10.29% 60
UK excluding London +37 126 £369 +5.36% 64
South East +31 46 £360 +10.77% 9
East of England +3 46 £375 +13.64% 20
London -11 26 £450 +32.35% 4
Midlands +17 15 £381 +9.32% 5
East Midlands +2 7 £413 +26.92% 3
Scotland -5 7 £250 -41.18% 6
West Midlands +11 6 £100 -71.33% 2
South West -7 6 £381 -10.29% 15
North of England +71 5 - - 7
Yorkshire +25 2 - - 3
North West +10 2 - - 4
Wales +8 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Embedded Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 155 (98.73%) Software Engineering
2 116 (73.89%) C
3 72 (45.86%) C++
3 72 (45.86%) Embedded C
4 62 (39.49%) Linux
5 35 (22.29%) Electronics
6 31 (19.75%) Embedded Linux
7 28 (17.83%) Python
7 28 (17.83%) MISRA
8 23 (14.65%) Automotive
8 23 (14.65%) Embedded Systems
9 20 (12.74%) Wireless
10 19 (12.10%) Embedded C++
11 18 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (10.19%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (10.19%) UML
12 16 (10.19%) SDLC
13 15 (9.55%) Computer Science
14 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP
14 14 (8.92%) MATLAB
14 14 (8.92%) Simulink
14 14 (8.92%) Aerospace
15 13 (8.28%) Device Driver
15 13 (8.28%) Degree
15 13 (8.28%) Requirements Analysis
16 12 (7.64%) Device Driver Development
16 12 (7.64%) Embedded Software Development
16 12 (7.64%) Scrum
16 12 (7.64%) Assembly Language
16 12 (7.64%) Firmware

Embedded Software 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 14 (8.92%) Simulink
2 3 (1.91%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.74%) Wireless
2 16 (10.19%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.10%) Bluetooth
4 8 (5.10%) Ethernet
5 7 (4.46%) FlexRay
5 7 (4.46%) ZigBee
6 2 (1.27%) MQTT
6 2 (1.27%) Z-Wave
7 1 (0.64%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.64%) 802.11
7 1 (0.64%) GSM
7 1 (0.64%) LTE
7 1 (0.64%) Modbus
7 1 (0.64%) NAS
7 1 (0.64%) Network Security
7 1 (0.64%) RS-232
7 1 (0.64%) RS-422
7 1 (0.64%) RS-485
7 1 (0.64%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (3.82%) VectorCAST
3 5 (3.18%) CANoe
3 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.18%) Subversion
3 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.55%) JIRA
5 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.27%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.64%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.64%) Buildbot
6 1 (0.64%) CMake
6 1 (0.64%) GCC
6 1 (0.64%) GDB
6 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 35 (22.29%) Electronics
2 23 (14.65%) Automotive
3 14 (8.92%) Aerospace
4 7 (4.46%) Avionics
4 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) German Language
5 2 (1.27%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Finance
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) .NET
1 3 (1.91%) HTML
1 3 (1.91%) Qt
2 2 (1.27%) Middleware
2 2 (1.27%) XMPP
3 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.64%) GStreamer
3 1 (0.64%) MFC
3 1 (0.64%) OpenGL
3 1 (0.64%) QML
3 1 (0.64%) Qt Quick
3 1 (0.64%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (9.55%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.28%) Device Driver
4 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.27%) PKI
7 1 (0.64%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.64%) ASIC
7 1 (0.64%) CCTV
7 1 (0.64%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.64%) Verilog
7 1 (0.64%) VHDL
7 1 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 62 (39.49%) Linux
2 31 (19.75%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (5.73%) VxWorks
4 7 (4.46%) Windows
5 5 (3.18%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (1.91%) Unix
7 2 (1.27%) Android
7 2 (1.27%) VMS
8 1 (0.64%) Debian
8 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (98.73%) Software Engineering
2 18 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.19%) SDLC
3 16 (10.19%) UML
4 13 (8.28%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (7.64%) Device Driver Development
5 12 (7.64%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (7.64%) Scrum
6 9 (5.73%) Validation
7 7 (4.46%) Test Automation
7 7 (4.46%) Unit Testing
8 6 (3.82%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (3.18%) Coaching
9 5 (3.18%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.18%) Fault Management
9 5 (3.18%) Linux Kernel Development
9 5 (3.18%) SysML
10 4 (2.55%) Change Control
10 4 (2.55%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (1.91%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 116 (73.89%) C
2 72 (45.86%) C++
2 72 (45.86%) Embedded C
3 28 (17.83%) Python
4 19 (12.10%) Embedded C++
5 14 (8.92%) MATLAB
6 12 (7.64%) Assembly Language
7 8 (5.10%) Ada
7 8 (5.10%) C#
7 8 (5.10%) R
8 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.55%) SQL
9 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.91%) Java
10 2 (1.27%) Perl
11 1 (0.64%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.64%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.64%) Groovy
11 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (8.28%) Degree
2 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.83%) MISRA
2 10 (6.37%) DO-178B
3 8 (5.10%) ISO 26262
4 7 (4.46%) IEC 62304
5 6 (3.82%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.64%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.64%) JTAG
System Software
1 12 (7.64%) Firmware
2 7 (4.46%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Vendors
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (1.27%) Freescale
2 2 (1.27%) Wind River
3 1 (0.64%) Atmel