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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Software Development over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Software Development
Rank 127 134 150
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 8 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.32% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.42% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.92 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.91% -5.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.00 £31.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2289 2408 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.80% 79.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1559 1584
Average daily rate £388 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 110
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Embedded Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Development across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 4 - -
Dorset -5 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Embedded Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (75.00%) Aerospace
2 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 9 (56.25%) C
4 8 (50.00%) MISRA C
4 8 (50.00%) MISRA
5 6 (37.50%) DO-178B
5 6 (37.50%) VxWorks
5 6 (37.50%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (31.25%) Validation
6 5 (31.25%) MATLAB
6 5 (31.25%) Simulink
6 5 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
7 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (25.00%) Avionics
7 4 (25.00%) Middleware
7 4 (25.00%) Device Driver
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) JIRA
10 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
10 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
10 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
10 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
10 1 (6.25%) CppUnit
10 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
10 1 (6.25%) Confluence

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Simulink
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) GSM
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) CppUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) GoogleTest
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (75.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (25.00%) Avionics
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Algorithms
1 5 (31.25%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Nucleus RTOS
1 6 (37.50%) VxWorks
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C
2 5 (31.25%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) MISRA
1 8 (50.00%) MISRA C
2 6 (37.50%) DO-178B
3 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (6.25%) ECSS
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.25%) Google