The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Software Development over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Software Development
England / South West
Rank 128 129 131
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.077% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £328 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.75% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +25.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +11.11%

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2071 2375 2280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.15% 82.15% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1666 1531
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 120 104
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Embedded Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Embedded Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Embedded Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Embedded Software Development
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Embedded Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset -2 2 £328 - 2
Embedded Software Development
England

Embedded Software Development
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Windows CE
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Firmware
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Device Driver

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Compact Framework
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) EMC