The median contractor rate for a Embedded Software Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 548 535
Rank change year-on-year +28 -13  
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 80 92 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 16
Median daily rate £380 £323 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.82% -6.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £343 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £333 £339
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.02% +1.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 69 £380 +17.82% 46
East of England +13 19 £413 - 14
South West +7 18 £376 +15.76% 9
Cambridgeshire +15 16 - - 14
Cambridge +20 15 - - 12
South East -15 14 £378 +11.02% 7
Wales - 8 - -
London +38 6 £438 +59.09% 1
West Midlands +23 6 £440 - 2
Gloucestershire +3 6 £425 +30.76% 4
South Wales - 6 - -
Surrey +6 4 £380 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £300 -
Hampshire -5 4 - - 3
Worcestershire - 4 £440 -
Yorkshire +13 3 £350 - 7
Cardiff - 3 - -
Malvern - 3 £440 -
Woking - 3 £380 -
North West +28 2 - - 2
Cheltenham +3 2 - - 1
Tewkesbury +1 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £325 -
Tadley - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 2
Scotland - 2 £325 - 2
Essex - 2 £413 -
West Sussex +3 1 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 141 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 111 (78.17%) C
3 92 (64.79%) Embedded C
4 65 (45.77%) C++
5 32 (22.54%) Embedded C++
6 29 (20.42%) Linux
7 27 (19.01%) Security Cleared
8 24 (16.90%) Embedded Systems
9 21 (14.79%) Python
10 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
11 19 (13.38%) OO
12 17 (11.97%) Bluetooth
13 16 (11.27%) C#
13 16 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (9.86%) Embedded Linux
15 12 (8.45%) UML
16 11 (7.75%) Windows
16 11 (7.75%) Aerospace
16 11 (7.75%) Automotive
17 10 (7.04%) Firmware
18 9 (6.34%) Assembly Language
18 9 (6.34%) OOA/OOD
18 9 (6.34%) SDLC
19 8 (5.63%) Embedded Software Development
19 8 (5.63%) Visual Studio
19 8 (5.63%) Wireless
19 8 (5.63%) Electronics
19 8 (5.63%) Device Driver
20 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
20 7 (4.93%) Scrum

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 1 (0.70%) Simulink
1 1 (0.70%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.97%) Bluetooth
2 8 (5.63%) Wireless
3 7 (4.93%) Ethernet
3 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.52%) ZigBee
5 4 (2.82%) FlexRay
6 2 (1.41%) DVB
6 2 (1.41%) HTTP
6 2 (1.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.70%) 802.15
7 1 (0.70%) IGMP
7 1 (0.70%) LAN
7 1 (0.70%) LTE
7 1 (0.70%) Profibus
7 1 (0.70%) RFID
7 1 (0.70%) RS-232
7 1 (0.70%) RS-485
7 1 (0.70%) SSH
7 1 (0.70%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.93%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (4.23%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.82%) GCC
5 3 (2.11%) JIRA
6 2 (1.41%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.41%) Subversion
7 1 (0.70%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.70%) CANoe
7 1 (0.70%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.70%) GDB
7 1 (0.70%) GitLab
7 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (7.75%) Aerospace
1 11 (7.75%) Automotive
2 8 (5.63%) Electronics
3 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Avionics
4 1 (0.70%) Finance
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Military
4 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.41%) HTML
1 2 (1.41%) HTML5
1 2 (1.41%) Node.js
1 2 (1.41%) REST
2 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.70%) J2EE
2 1 (0.70%) OpenGL
2 1 (0.70%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (0.70%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (5.63%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.11%) Digital TV
4 3 (2.11%) Robotics
4 3 (2.11%) STB
5 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.41%) Life Science
5 2 (1.41%) MPEG
6 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.70%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.70%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.42%) Linux
2 14 (9.86%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (7.75%) Windows
4 4 (2.82%) Android
4 4 (2.82%) Unix
4 4 (2.82%) VxWorks
5 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.70%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.70%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 19 (13.38%) OO
3 16 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.45%) UML
5 9 (6.34%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (6.34%) SDLC
6 8 (5.63%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (4.93%) Coaching
7 7 (4.93%) Scrum
8 6 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (4.23%) Cryptography
9 5 (3.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.52%) Signal Processing
10 4 (2.82%) Device Driver Development
10 4 (2.82%) Requirements Management
11 3 (2.11%) Android Development
11 3 (2.11%) Machine Learning
11 3 (2.11%) OOD
11 3 (2.11%) TDD
11 3 (2.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 111 (78.17%) C
2 92 (64.79%) Embedded C
3 65 (45.77%) C++
4 32 (22.54%) Embedded C++
5 21 (14.79%) Python
6 16 (11.27%) C#
7 9 (6.34%) Assembly Language
8 6 (4.23%) Java
8 6 (4.23%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.82%) Lua
11 3 (2.11%) SQL
12 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.70%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.70%) Delphi
13 1 (0.70%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 27 (19.01%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.23%) Degree
4 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) DO-178B
1 3 (2.11%) JTAG
1 3 (2.11%) MISRA
2 2 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.70%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.70%) ISO26262
System Software
1 10 (7.04%) Firmware
2 1 (0.70%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 2 (1.41%) EMC
1 2 (1.41%) Freescale
1 2 (1.41%) Wind River
2 1 (0.70%) Altera
2 1 (0.70%) Atmel
2 1 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (0.70%) IBM
2 1 (0.70%) Intel
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.70%) QNX
2 1 (0.70%) Renesas
2 1 (0.70%) Xilinx
Cambridge
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago