The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Software Development over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Development
Rank 550 539 484
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -55
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 29 12 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.026% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.034% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
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£335 £295 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -22.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £295 £380
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -22.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 28
Average hourly rate £36.50 £43.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.11% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £38.60 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-14.53% +14.66%
Embedded Software Development
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Embedded Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Development across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Embedded Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in England

Embedded Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development across the England region.

Embedded Software Development Daily Rate Trend in England

Embedded Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Embedded Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in England

Embedded Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in England

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -27 12 £355 +20.33% 6
South West -20 8 - - 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
North West - 2 - -
London - 1 £320 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Embedded Software Development
UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Embedded Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Software Development.

1 45 (86.54%) Software Engineering
2 37 (71.15%) C
3 25 (48.08%) C++
4 17 (32.69%) Linux
5 13 (25.00%) UML
5 13 (25.00%) Degree
6 12 (23.08%) Electronics
7 9 (17.31%) Aerospace
7 9 (17.31%) VxWorks
7 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
7 9 (17.31%) Embedded C
8 8 (15.38%) Automotive
8 8 (15.38%) Device Driver
9 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
9 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
9 7 (13.46%) OO
9 7 (13.46%) Java
9 7 (13.46%) Middleware
9 7 (13.46%) DO-178B
10 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
10 6 (11.54%) DTV
10 6 (11.54%) DVB
10 6 (11.54%) Python
10 6 (11.54%) Avionics
10 6 (11.54%) Mathematics
10 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
10 6 (11.54%) IPTV
10 6 (11.54%) Nucleus RTOS
10 6 (11.54%) Subversion
11 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Embedded Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Simulink
1 1 (1.92%) Stateflow
1 1 (1.92%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.54%) DVB
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) Wireless
3 2 (3.85%) LTE
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) 3G
4 1 (1.92%) UTRAN
4 1 (1.92%) MPLS
4 1 (1.92%) OSPF
4 1 (1.92%) BGP
4 1 (1.92%) DSL
4 1 (1.92%) IPv4
4 1 (1.92%) IPv6
4 1 (1.92%) ADSL
4 1 (1.92%) Broadband
4 1 (1.92%) 2G
4 1 (1.92%) VDSL
4 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Subversion
2 5 (9.62%) GDB
2 5 (9.62%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (7.69%) ClearCase
3 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 4 (7.69%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (3.85%) Maven
4 2 (3.85%) LabVIEW
4 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.85%) Hudson
5 1 (1.92%) GNU Toolchain
5 1 (1.92%) GCC
General
1 12 (23.08%) Electronics
2 9 (17.31%) Aerospace
3 8 (15.38%) Automotive
4 6 (11.54%) Avionics
5 3 (5.77%) Finance
5 3 (5.77%) Dutch Language
6 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.85%) Military
6 2 (3.85%) Banking
7 1 (1.92%) Marketing
7 1 (1.92%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 40 (76.92%) Software Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Developer
3 11 (21.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (5.77%) C Developer
5 3 (5.77%) C Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) Principal Software Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Development Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) UI Programmer
6 2 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) UI Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 1 (1.92%) C++ Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Project Leader
7 1 (1.92%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Middleware
2 4 (7.69%) OpenGL
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) GTK+
3 3 (5.77%) HTML5
4 2 (3.85%) JFace
4 2 (3.85%) Qt
5 1 (1.92%) Ajax
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) JSON
5 1 (1.92%) wxWidgets
5 1 (1.92%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Device Driver
2 6 (11.54%) DTV
2 6 (11.54%) IPTV
2 6 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.62%) Physics
4 4 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.77%) STB
6 2 (3.85%) Interactive TV
6 2 (3.85%) GIS
6 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.85%) CAN bus
6 2 (3.85%) Open Source
6 2 (3.85%) MPEG
6 2 (3.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.92%) Mechatronics
7 1 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.69%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) VxWorks
3 6 (11.54%) Nucleus RTOS
4 4 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (7.69%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows
5 2 (3.85%) Android
5 2 (3.85%) OpenWrt
6 1 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (86.54%) Software Engineering
2 13 (25.00%) UML
3 7 (13.46%) OO
4 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.69%) Coaching
6 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 4 (7.69%) Validation
6 4 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.77%) OOD
7 3 (5.77%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (5.77%) Use Case
8 2 (3.85%) Six Sigma
8 2 (3.85%) Project Management
8 2 (3.85%) Requirements Management
8 2 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) Scrum
9 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) C
2 25 (48.08%) C++
3 9 (17.31%) Embedded C
4 7 (13.46%) Java
5 6 (11.54%) Python
6 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.69%) Perl
8 3 (5.77%) Ada
8 3 (5.77%) C#
8 3 (5.77%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.77%) VC++
9 2 (3.85%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.85%) PHP
10 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.92%) AWK
10 1 (1.92%) Ruby
10 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.92%) PhD
4 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.92%) PMP
4 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (3.85%) QNX
2 2 (3.85%) Perforce
2 2 (3.85%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.92%) NorthgateArinso
3 1 (1.92%) Wind River
3 1 (1.92%) Siemens
3 1 (1.92%) Sony