Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 26 July 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 200 168
Rank change year-on-year +31 -32 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 9 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £440 - -
England median daily rate £400 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +23.08% +2.36% -5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.25 £36.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +9.85% -7.04%
10th Percentile £34.45 £32.50 £29.00
90th Percentile £49.88 £39.50 £37.10
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4162 5745 4823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.61% 95.27% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2619 3352 2833
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +9.32% +4.29%
10th Percentile £231 £220 £210
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 188 321
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.65 £38.75 £39.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Embedded Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Worcestershire - 4 £440 - 3
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham +14 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Embedded Software Engineer
England

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) C
2 8 (88.89%) Software Engineering
3 7 (77.78%) Embedded C
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) GCC
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
6 2 (22.22%) Simulink
6 2 (22.22%) Electronics
6 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
6 2 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (22.22%) C++
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) UML
7 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (11.11%) SNMP
7 1 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 1 (11.11%) MathWorks
7 1 (11.11%) Pascal
7 1 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
7 1 (11.11%) Automotive

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (22.22%) Simulink
2 1 (11.11%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) Profibus
2 1 (11.11%) SNMP
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) GCC
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Device Driver
2 1 (11.11%) SCADA
2 1 (11.11%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) VxWorks
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) SysML
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C
2 7 (77.78%) Embedded C
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) MATLAB
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) MathWorks