The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 588 558
Rank change year-on-year +46 -30  
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 68 63 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 19
Median daily rate £413 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £388 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +37.50% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 24
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -0.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.95 £34.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.30 £44.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.28% -0.62%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 10 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 28 June 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 +42 63 £413 +24.06% 38
UK excluding London +34 50 £413 +37.50% 51
East of England +4 16 £706 +135.41% 14
London +22 15 £600 +67.83% 3
Midlands +18 12 £381 - 3
South East +16 8 £355 +5.18% 7
South West 0 7 £425 +33.85% 4
North of England +60 4 - - 7
Wales 0 2 £418 - 6
Scotland +33 1 £250 -16.66% 10

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 148 (99.33%) Software Engineering
2 110 (73.83%) C
3 93 (62.42%) Embedded C
4 61 (40.94%) C++
5 35 (23.49%) Linux
6 26 (17.45%) Embedded C++
7 20 (13.42%) Python
7 20 (13.42%) Aerospace
8 17 (11.41%) OO
8 17 (11.41%) Assembly Language
8 17 (11.41%) Embedded Linux
8 17 (11.41%) Embedded Systems
9 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
9 16 (10.74%) Bluetooth
9 16 (10.74%) C#
10 15 (10.07%) Electronics
11 14 (9.40%) Automotive
11 14 (9.40%) SDLC
12 13 (8.72%) Device Driver
13 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
14 11 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (7.38%) Visual Studio
14 11 (7.38%) Windows
15 10 (6.71%) OOD
15 10 (6.71%) MATLAB
15 10 (6.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 10 (6.71%) MISRA
15 10 (6.71%) Coaching
15 10 (6.71%) Embedded Software Development
16 9 (6.04%) 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 2 (1.34%) Simulink
1 2 (1.34%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.74%) Bluetooth
2 8 (5.37%) Wireless
3 7 (4.70%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.36%) ZigBee
5 4 (2.68%) FlexRay
5 4 (2.68%) MQTT
5 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.34%) Internet
7 1 (0.67%) DVB
7 1 (0.67%) Profibus
7 1 (0.67%) RS-232
7 1 (0.67%) SNMP
7 1 (0.67%) SSH
7 1 (0.67%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.04%) Eclipse
3 8 (5.37%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.68%) Subversion
5 3 (2.01%) GCC
5 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.01%) JIRA
6 2 (1.34%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.67%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.67%) CANoe
7 1 (0.67%) GDB
7 1 (0.67%) GitLab
General
1 20 (13.42%) Aerospace
2 15 (10.07%) Electronics
3 14 (9.40%) Automotive
4 6 (4.03%) Avionics
5 2 (1.34%) German Language
5 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.67%) Finance
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) XMPP
2 2 (1.34%) .NET
2 2 (1.34%) OpenGL
2 2 (1.34%) Qt
3 1 (0.67%) GStreamer
3 1 (0.67%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (0.67%) WCF
3 1 (0.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (8.72%) Device Driver
3 10 (6.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.36%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.01%) Robotics
6 1 (0.67%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.67%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.67%) Life Science
6 1 (0.67%) MPEG
6 1 (0.67%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.67%) SCADA
6 1 (0.67%) STB
6 1 (0.67%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.49%) Linux
2 17 (11.41%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (7.38%) Windows
4 9 (6.04%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.36%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (2.68%) Android
7 3 (2.01%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.34%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.67%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (99.33%) Software Engineering
2 17 (11.41%) OO
3 14 (9.40%) SDLC
4 11 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.71%) Coaching
5 10 (6.71%) Embedded Software Development
5 10 (6.71%) OOD
6 9 (6.04%) Scrum
7 8 (5.37%) Device Driver Development
7 8 (5.37%) UML
8 7 (4.70%) Cryptography
9 6 (4.03%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.36%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.36%) Data Acquisition
10 5 (3.36%) Validation
11 3 (2.01%) Android Development
11 3 (2.01%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (2.01%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (2.01%) Requirements Management
12 2 (1.34%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 110 (73.83%) C
2 93 (62.42%) Embedded C
3 61 (40.94%) C++
4 26 (17.45%) Embedded C++
5 20 (13.42%) Python
6 17 (11.41%) Assembly Language
7 16 (10.74%) C#
8 10 (6.71%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.36%) Java
10 4 (2.68%) Ada
11 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.34%) SQL
12 1 (0.67%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.67%) Delphi
12 1 (0.67%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) MISRA
2 8 (5.37%) DO-178B
2 8 (5.37%) IEC 62304
3 3 (2.01%) JTAG
4 2 (1.34%) ISO 26262
4 2 (1.34%) QA
5 1 (0.67%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.67%) DO-254
5 1 (0.67%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.67%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 9 (6.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (2.01%) Wind River
2 2 (1.34%) EMC
2 2 (1.34%) Freescale
3 1 (0.67%) Altera
3 1 (0.67%) Atmel
3 1 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.67%) Green Hills
3 1 (0.67%) Intel
3 1 (0.67%) MathWorks
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle
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