The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Software Development skills 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 Development over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Development
Rank 612 587 577
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 18 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.051% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.067% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
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£315 £388 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £425 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £388 £310
% change year-on-year
-18.70% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.65 £35.54 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 £47.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -11.76%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Embedded Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Embedded Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Daily Rate Trend

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

Embedded Software Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Embedded Software Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 20 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 Development within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
England -18 18 £315 -23.63% 16
South East -22 6 £359 -13.03% 2
East of England +8 4 £338 - 4
Hertfordshire - 3 £338 - 1
Hampshire -2 2 £359 -
South West -10 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 4
Stevenage - 2 - -
Surrey -4 1 - - 2
Berkshire -8 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Exeter - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £425 -
Letchworth - 1 £338 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Devon - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £275 - 3

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (90.70%) Software Engineering
2 33 (76.74%) C
3 31 (72.09%) C++
4 13 (30.23%) Linux
5 10 (23.26%) Embedded C
6 9 (20.93%) Embedded C++
6 9 (20.93%) Windows
6 9 (20.93%) Electronics
7 8 (18.60%) UML
8 7 (16.28%) Degree
8 7 (16.28%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (13.95%) Firmware
9 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
10 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (11.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (11.63%) Subversion
10 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
11 4 (9.30%) Mechatronics
11 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
11 4 (9.30%) Automotive
11 4 (9.30%) Simulink
11 4 (9.30%) Windows CE
11 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
11 4 (9.30%) Java
12 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
12 3 (6.98%) C#
12 3 (6.98%) .NET
12 3 (6.98%) OO
12 3 (6.98%) Python
12 3 (6.98%) Eclipse

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (4.65%) Kinematics
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Simulink
2 2 (4.65%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.98%) Bluetooth
2 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
2 3 (6.98%) Internet
3 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) SSL
4 1 (2.33%) LDAP
4 1 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (2.33%) SNMP
4 1 (2.33%) GSM
4 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (6.98%) GCC
3 3 (6.98%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (4.65%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.33%) CANoe
General
1 9 (20.93%) Electronics
2 4 (9.30%) Automotive
3 3 (6.98%) Avionics
4 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Games
5 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (76.74%) Software Engineer
2 21 (48.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Embedded Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 1 (2.33%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.33%) Designer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Designer
8 1 (2.33%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
1 3 (6.98%) OpenGL
2 2 (4.65%) MFC
2 2 (4.65%) SOAP
2 2 (4.65%) STL
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) Dojo
2 2 (4.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (4.65%) REST
2 2 (4.65%) OpenCV
3 1 (2.33%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.33%) WCF
3 1 (2.33%) WPF
3 1 (2.33%) Qt
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (9.30%) Mechatronics
4 3 (6.98%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.98%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.65%) VHDL
5 2 (4.65%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (4.65%) CAN bus
5 2 (4.65%) Robotics
5 2 (4.65%) SystemC
6 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.33%) Arduino
6 1 (2.33%) Animation
6 1 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Linux
2 9 (20.93%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) Windows CE
4 3 (6.98%) VxWorks
4 3 (6.98%) UNIX
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) FreeBSD
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.60%) UML
3 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
4 3 (6.98%) OO
5 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.65%) Benchmarking
5 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.65%) SysML
5 2 (4.65%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (4.65%) OOP
5 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.65%) Software Architecture
5 2 (4.65%) Signal Processing
5 2 (4.65%) SDLC
6 1 (2.33%) BDD
6 1 (2.33%) TDD
6 1 (2.33%) Open Source
6 1 (2.33%) QMS
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) C
2 31 (72.09%) C++
3 10 (23.26%) Embedded C
4 9 (20.93%) Embedded C++
5 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
6 4 (9.30%) Java
7 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.98%) C#
7 3 (6.98%) Python
8 2 (4.65%) Ada
8 2 (4.65%) Perl
8 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.65%) ANSI C
9 1 (2.33%) VB6
9 1 (2.33%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (2.33%) SQL
9 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) TickIT
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Firmware
2 2 (4.65%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) IBM
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.33%) QNX
1 1 (2.33%) MKS
1 1 (2.33%) Telelogic
1 1 (2.33%) Perforce
1 1 (2.33%) Xilinx
1 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu
1 1 (2.33%) Atmel
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