The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Development
Rank 260 230 220
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -10
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 5 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.051% 0.055% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.076% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£450 £300 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £300 £463
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -35.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Embedded Software Development
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Embedded Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Embedded Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Embedded Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Surrey +4 1 £450 +50.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - - 5
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Embedded Software Development
England

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 15 (78.95%) C++
3 13 (68.42%) C
4 8 (42.11%) UML
5 7 (36.84%) Electronics
6 5 (26.32%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
7 4 (21.05%) DTV
7 4 (21.05%) DVB
7 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 4 (21.05%) IPTV
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
8 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (15.79%) Subversion
8 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) OOD
8 3 (15.79%) ClearCase
8 3 (15.79%) C#
8 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 2 (10.53%) Ada
9 2 (10.53%) Java
9 2 (10.53%) JavaScript

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DVB
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) 3G
2 1 (5.26%) UMTS
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) WiMAX
2 1 (5.26%) LTE
2 1 (5.26%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) ClearCase
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
1 3 (15.79%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (36.84%) Electronics
2 3 (15.79%) Aerospace
3 2 (10.53%) Military
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Software Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Perl Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) WebKit
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) DTV
1 4 (21.05%) IPTV
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.53%) Physics
3 2 (10.53%) STB
3 2 (10.53%) MPEG
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.26%) VAX
4 1 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.26%) VHDL
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) VMS
2 1 (5.26%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) UML
3 5 (26.32%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) OOD
5 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 1 (5.26%) Android Development
7 1 (5.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) C++
2 13 (68.42%) C
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) Ada
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) QNX
1 1 (5.26%) Wind River