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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Development
Rank 526 531 472
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -59
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 30 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.039% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.052% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
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£450 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £380
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.89 £37.50 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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
36399 34842 30332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.38% 73.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23271 21346 18415
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1089 1114
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
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 3 March 2015. 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 West - 12 - - 1
South East -18 8 £450 +50.00% 19
West Midlands - 7 - - 2
London +8 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 9
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Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 57 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 45 (71.43%) C
3 35 (55.56%) C++
4 27 (42.86%) UML
5 18 (28.57%) Degree
6 15 (23.81%) Linux
7 13 (20.63%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
8 12 (19.05%) Subversion
8 12 (19.05%) Electronics
8 12 (19.05%) Automotive
9 11 (17.46%) Java
10 10 (15.87%) Aerospace
11 9 (14.29%) Embedded C
11 9 (14.29%) .NET
11 9 (14.29%) C#
11 9 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (12.70%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (12.70%) OO
12 8 (12.70%) Requirements Management
13 7 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
13 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
13 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 7 (11.11%) Windows
13 7 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
14 6 (9.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 6 (9.52%) Windows 8
14 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
14 6 (9.52%) ClearCase

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Simulink
2 3 (4.76%) Stateflow
2 3 (4.76%) TargetLink
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.94%) 3G
3 4 (6.35%) DVB
4 3 (4.76%) Wireless
4 3 (4.76%) 2G
5 2 (3.17%) LTE
5 2 (3.17%) Internet
5 2 (3.17%) GPRS
5 2 (3.17%) GSM
6 1 (1.59%) UMTS
6 1 (1.59%) ADSL
6 1 (1.59%) Broadband
6 1 (1.59%) UTRAN
6 1 (1.59%) 4G
6 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.59%) VDSL
6 1 (1.59%) WiMAX
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (19.05%) Subversion
3 9 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 6 (9.52%) ClearCase
5 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.17%) ClearQuest
5 2 (3.17%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (3.17%) JIRA
5 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (19.05%) Electronics
1 12 (19.05%) Automotive
2 10 (15.87%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.76%) Avionics
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 2 (3.17%) Military
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.59%) Hindi Language
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (85.71%) Software Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (15.87%) Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Software Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Embedded Software Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Principal Software Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.59%) Project Leader
8 1 (1.59%) Technical Project Leader
8 1 (1.59%) Process Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) Ada Software Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) Development Engineer
8 1 (1.59%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) OpenGL
3 4 (6.35%) Middleware
3 4 (6.35%) SOAP
3 4 (6.35%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) REST
4 3 (4.76%) GTK+
4 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.17%) Qt
6 1 (1.59%) HTML
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) WebKit
6 1 (1.59%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (1.59%) JSON
6 1 (1.59%) wxWidgets
6 1 (1.59%) Ajax
6 1 (1.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
3 5 (7.94%) Device Driver
3 5 (7.94%) Smartcard
3 5 (7.94%) DTV
4 4 (6.35%) IPTV
4 4 (6.35%) CAN bus
4 4 (6.35%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.76%) Physics
5 3 (4.76%) Mechatronics
6 2 (3.17%) GIS
6 2 (3.17%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (3.17%) VHDL
6 2 (3.17%) STB
6 2 (3.17%) Open Source
6 2 (3.17%) MPEG
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Linux
2 7 (11.11%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) VxWorks
3 6 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.35%) Android
5 3 (4.76%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) VMS
6 1 (1.59%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.59%) Windows XP Embedded
6 1 (1.59%) UNIX
6 1 (1.59%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 27 (42.86%) UML
3 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.70%) OO
4 8 (12.70%) Requirements Management
5 7 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (9.52%) Six Sigma
7 5 (7.94%) OOD
7 5 (7.94%) Project Management
7 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) Use Case
8 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.76%) Multithreading
8 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Change Management
9 2 (3.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (71.43%) C
2 35 (55.56%) C++
3 11 (17.46%) Java
4 9 (14.29%) C#
4 9 (14.29%) Embedded C
5 6 (9.52%) Ada
6 5 (7.94%) Embedded C++
6 5 (7.94%) MATLAB
7 4 (6.35%) Python
7 4 (6.35%) Perl
8 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.17%) VC++
10 1 (1.59%) AWK
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby
10 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.59%) GLSL
10 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) Degree
2 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (3.17%) VCP4
5 1 (1.59%) PhD
5 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PMP
5 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (3.17%) QNX
1 2 (3.17%) Perforce
1 2 (3.17%) MathWorks
2 1 (1.59%) Sony
2 1 (1.59%) Siemens
2 1 (1.59%) NorthgateArinso
2 1 (1.59%) Wind River
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