The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Embedded Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Software Developer
Rank 644 637 622
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Developer 9 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.036% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.038% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Median daily rate £365 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -18.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £305 £375
% change year-on-year
- -18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% -14.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+13.69% -14.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Embedded Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Embedded Software Developer in the job title.

Embedded Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Software Developer within the UK.

Embedded Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Developer within the UK.

Embedded Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Developer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +4 7 £365 +19.67% 1
South East +18 3 - -
Croydon - 3 £365 -
London - 3 £365 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Scotland +14 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Embedded Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Embedded Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Embedded Software Developer in the job title.

1 26 (76.47%) C
2 23 (67.65%) Software Engineering
3 21 (61.76%) C++
4 19 (55.88%) Linux
5 14 (41.18%) Embedded C
6 11 (32.35%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (32.35%) UML
7 6 (17.65%) Degree
7 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) Multithreading
8 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.71%) Wireless
8 5 (14.71%) Electronics
8 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
8 5 (14.71%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (14.71%) OO
8 5 (14.71%) C#
8 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
9 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
9 4 (11.76%) Windows
9 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
9 4 (11.76%) Automotive
9 4 (11.76%) MISRA
9 4 (11.76%) Modbus
10 3 (8.82%) Coverity
10 3 (8.82%) DO-178B
10 3 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (8.82%) Cross-Platform Development

Embedded Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Simulink
1 1 (2.94%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
1 5 (14.71%) Wireless
2 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 4 (11.76%) Modbus
3 3 (8.82%) Bluetooth
3 3 (8.82%) SNMP
3 3 (8.82%) VoIP
4 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) ASN.1
5 1 (2.94%) DAB
5 1 (2.94%) DVB
5 1 (2.94%) NFC
5 1 (2.94%) OFDM
5 1 (2.94%) UPnP
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) ClearCase
2 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (8.82%) StarTeam
3 1 (2.94%) GCC
3 1 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (14.71%) Electronics
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Automotive
3 3 (8.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.94%) Robotics
3 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.94%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.94%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Software Engineering
2 11 (32.35%) UML
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Multithreading
3 5 (14.71%) OO
3 5 (14.71%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (8.82%) Cross-Platform Development
4 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
4 3 (8.82%) Scrum
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) OOD
6 1 (2.94%) Product Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Refactoring
6 1 (2.94%) Regression Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) C
2 21 (61.76%) C++
3 14 (41.18%) Embedded C
4 5 (14.71%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
6 3 (8.82%) Assembly Language
6 3 (8.82%) SQL
7 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.94%) Python
8 1 (2.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
1 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) MISRA
2 3 (8.82%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.94%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Coverity
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) QNX