The table below looks at the statistics for the Embedded Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Developer
Rank 572 596 561
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Developer 21 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.006% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£375 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 - £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £37.50

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Embedded Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Embedded Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
England +9 16 £375 - 11
South East - 3 - - 5
East of England +18 2 - - 4
Essex - 2 - - 2
London - 2 £375 - 1
North West - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
City of London - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chigwell - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1

Embedded Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Embedded Software Developer in their job title 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 with Embedded Software Developer in their job title.

1 27 (90.00%) C
2 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 17 (56.67%) C++
4 12 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 10 (33.33%) Electronics
6 8 (26.67%) Device Driver
7 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
7 6 (20.00%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) .NET
7 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (20.00%) Embedded C++
7 6 (20.00%) Firmware
8 5 (16.67%) UML
8 5 (16.67%) Automotive
8 5 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (13.33%) Validation
9 4 (13.33%) German Language
9 4 (13.33%) ZigBee
9 4 (13.33%) Python
9 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (13.33%) Windows CE
9 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (10.00%) Assembla
10 3 (10.00%) .NET Compact Framework
10 3 (10.00%) OpenVPN
10 3 (10.00%) Git (software)

Embedded Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Embedded Software Developer in their job title 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 with Embedded Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (13.33%) ZigBee
2 3 (10.00%) OpenVPN
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
2 3 (10.00%) SSL
2 3 (10.00%) 802.15
2 3 (10.00%) FTP
2 3 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Modbus
3 1 (3.33%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (33.33%) Electronics
2 5 (16.67%) Automotive
3 4 (13.33%) German Language
4 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
5 1 (3.33%) French Language
5 1 (3.33%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
1 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (10.00%) JSON
2 3 (10.00%) WCF
2 3 (10.00%) .NET Compact Framework
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) MFC
3 1 (3.33%) ATL
3 1 (3.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.67%) Mechatronics
2 2 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows CE
5 2 (6.67%) UNIX
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.67%) UML
2 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) Validation
3 4 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.67%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (6.67%) Signal Processing
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) OOP
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) C
2 17 (56.67%) C++
3 12 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (20.00%) Embedded C++
4 6 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.33%) Lua
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Assembla
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Intel
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