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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Development
Rank 554 540 531
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 24 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.046% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.062% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
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£413 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.03 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £46.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Embedded Software Development
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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
37593 35462 37976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.67% 73.73% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23709 22246 22478
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 975 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 0 15 £413 +33.06% 13
South West -29 4 - - 3
London +2 2 - - 1
East of England -29 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
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Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 50 (76.92%) C
2 47 (72.31%) Software Engineering
3 22 (33.85%) C++
4 21 (32.31%) Embedded C
5 17 (26.15%) Electronics
6 16 (24.62%) Linux
7 15 (23.08%) Cisco
7 15 (23.08%) GDB
8 13 (20.00%) Automotive
8 13 (20.00%) Degree
9 10 (15.38%) Java
10 8 (12.31%) Device Driver
10 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
10 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
10 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.77%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (10.77%) UML
11 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
11 7 (10.77%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (9.23%) OO
12 6 (9.23%) Project Planning
12 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
13 5 (7.69%) Android
13 5 (7.69%) Multithreading
13 5 (7.69%) Physics
13 5 (7.69%) Software Testing
13 5 (7.69%) Maven
13 5 (7.69%) Finance
13 5 (7.69%) C#

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.08%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.69%) IPv4
2 5 (7.69%) IPv6
3 3 (4.62%) DVB
4 2 (3.08%) Firewall
4 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.08%) LTE
4 2 (3.08%) MPLS
4 2 (3.08%) OSPF
4 2 (3.08%) BGP
5 1 (1.54%) DSL
5 1 (1.54%) 3G
5 1 (1.54%) UTRAN
5 1 (1.54%) ADSL
5 1 (1.54%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.54%) Broadband
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless
5 1 (1.54%) 2G
5 1 (1.54%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) GDB
2 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) Hudson
3 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.69%) Maven
4 4 (6.15%) Subversion
4 4 (6.15%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (6.15%) Eclipse RCP
5 3 (4.62%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (3.08%) LabVIEW
6 2 (3.08%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.54%) ProC
7 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.54%) PVCS
7 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.54%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (1.54%) GCC
General
1 17 (26.15%) Electronics
2 13 (20.00%) Automotive
3 5 (7.69%) Finance
4 4 (6.15%) Marketing
5 3 (4.62%) Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Avionics
6 2 (3.08%) Dutch Language
6 2 (3.08%) German Language
6 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 17 (26.15%) Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Programmer
4 7 (10.77%) C Developer
4 7 (10.77%) C Programmer
5 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.69%) UI Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Development Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (7.69%) UI Programmer
7 4 (6.15%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Software Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
1 4 (6.15%) JFace
2 3 (4.62%) CSS
2 3 (4.62%) HTML
2 3 (4.62%) Middleware
3 2 (3.08%) HTML5
3 2 (3.08%) OpenGL
3 2 (3.08%) OpenCL
3 2 (3.08%) DirectCompute
4 1 (1.54%) Android NDK
4 1 (1.54%) STL
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Device Driver
1 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
1 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.77%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.69%) Physics
3 5 (7.69%) DTV
4 4 (6.15%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (6.15%) Firmware
5 3 (4.62%) CAN bus
5 3 (4.62%) VHDL
5 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.62%) Interactive TV
5 3 (4.62%) IPTV
6 2 (3.08%) Open Source
6 2 (3.08%) CUDA
7 1 (1.54%) STB
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Android
3 5 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (4.62%) UNIX
4 3 (4.62%) VxWorks
4 3 (4.62%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (3.08%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (72.31%) Software Engineering
2 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (10.77%) UML
4 6 (9.23%) OO
4 6 (9.23%) Project Planning
5 5 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 5 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 4 (6.15%) Stress Testing
7 3 (4.62%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (4.62%) Software Architecture
7 3 (4.62%) Six Sigma
7 3 (4.62%) Validation
7 3 (4.62%) Scrum
8 2 (3.08%) Project Management
8 2 (3.08%) Android Development
9 1 (1.54%) OOD
9 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.54%) TDD
9 1 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.54%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (76.92%) C
2 22 (33.85%) C++
3 21 (32.31%) Embedded C
4 10 (15.38%) Java
5 5 (7.69%) C#
6 4 (6.15%) Assembly Language
6 4 (6.15%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.62%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) PHP
7 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.08%) Perl
8 2 (3.08%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.08%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Cisco
2 4 (6.15%) Green Hills
3 3 (4.62%) Perforce
4 2 (3.08%) QNX
5 1 (1.54%) MKS
5 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu
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