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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Development
Rank 550 572 515
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -57
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 36 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.039% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.052% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£450 £300 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £340 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £463
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -35.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 22
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.66 £31.85 £33.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £40.50 £50.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
42524 40556 34695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.26% 74.95% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26500 24954 20813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1204 1148 1126
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £51.00 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 30 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 1 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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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 +5 31 £463 +54.16% 38
South West - 14 - - 4
Dorset - 7 - -
West Midlands -2 6 - - 2
Scotland -11 5 £315 -
South East -20 5 £450 +50.00% 21
Poole - 5 - -
London +11 4 £475 - 3
West Lothian - 3 £315 -
Edinburgh -3 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Middlesex +3 1 - -
Surrey -1 1 £450 +50.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
City of London - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 6
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Runcorn - - - -

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 62 (89.86%) Software Engineering
2 45 (65.22%) C
3 40 (57.97%) C++
4 28 (40.58%) UML
5 17 (24.64%) Degree
6 14 (20.29%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (18.84%) Subversion
7 13 (18.84%) Linux
7 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
8 12 (17.39%) Windows
8 12 (17.39%) Automotive
9 11 (15.94%) Electronics
9 11 (15.94%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (14.49%) .NET
10 10 (14.49%) C#
10 10 (14.49%) Embedded C
11 9 (13.04%) Embedded C++
11 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
11 9 (13.04%) Aerospace
11 9 (13.04%) Requirements Management
12 8 (11.59%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (11.59%) VxWorks
12 8 (11.59%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (10.14%) Windows 8
13 7 (10.14%) Requirements Engineering
13 7 (10.14%) OO
13 7 (10.14%) Ada
13 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
13 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Simulink
2 3 (4.35%) TargetLink
2 3 (4.35%) Stateflow
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.80%) DVB
3 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.35%) 3G
4 2 (2.90%) 2G
4 2 (2.90%) GPRS
4 2 (2.90%) GSM
4 2 (2.90%) Internet
4 2 (2.90%) Wireless
5 1 (1.45%) 4G
5 1 (1.45%) UMTS
5 1 (1.45%) ADSL
5 1 (1.45%) Broadband
5 1 (1.45%) VDSL
5 1 (1.45%) WiMAX
5 1 (1.45%) LTE
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (18.84%) Subversion
3 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 8 (11.59%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (8.70%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.90%) ClearQuest
6 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.90%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 12 (17.39%) Automotive
2 11 (15.94%) Electronics
3 9 (13.04%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.35%) Finance
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) Military
5 2 (2.90%) Avionics
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.45%) Hindi Language
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (79.71%) Software Engineer
2 18 (26.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Principal Software Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Embedded Software Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (1.45%) Perl Software Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) Ada Software Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) Software Architect
9 1 (1.45%) Project Leader
9 1 (1.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) REST
2 5 (7.25%) SOAP
2 5 (7.25%) Web Services
3 4 (5.80%) OpenGL
4 3 (4.35%) GTK+
4 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.90%) Middleware
5 2 (2.90%) Qt
6 1 (1.45%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (1.45%) WebKit
6 1 (1.45%) HTML5
6 1 (1.45%) wxWidgets
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) JSON
6 1 (1.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.70%) Smartcard
3 5 (7.25%) DTV
4 4 (5.80%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.80%) IPTV
4 4 (5.80%) CAN bus
4 4 (5.80%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.35%) Mechatronics
5 3 (4.35%) Physics
5 3 (4.35%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.90%) STB
6 2 (2.90%) MPEG
6 2 (2.90%) GIS
6 2 (2.90%) Open Source
6 2 (2.90%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) VHDL
7 1 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.45%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) Windows
3 8 (11.59%) VxWorks
4 7 (10.14%) Windows 8
5 6 (8.70%) Windows CE
6 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (2.90%) Android
7 2 (2.90%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (1.45%) Tizen
8 1 (1.45%) UNIX
8 1 (1.45%) VMS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (89.86%) Software Engineering
2 28 (40.58%) UML
3 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
4 9 (13.04%) Requirements Management
5 8 (11.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (10.14%) Requirements Engineering
6 7 (10.14%) OO
7 6 (8.70%) Project Management
7 6 (8.70%) Six Sigma
8 5 (7.25%) OOD
8 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.35%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) Use Case
10 2 (2.90%) Programme Management
10 2 (2.90%) Validation
10 2 (2.90%) Migration
10 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.90%) Project Planning
10 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (65.22%) C
2 40 (57.97%) C++
3 11 (15.94%) Java
4 10 (14.49%) C#
4 10 (14.49%) Embedded C
5 9 (13.04%) Embedded C++
6 7 (10.14%) Ada
7 6 (8.70%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.35%) Perl
8 3 (4.35%) Python
9 1 (1.45%) GLSL
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.45%) VC++
9 1 (1.45%) AWK
9 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PMP
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (2.90%) Perforce
1 2 (2.90%) MathWorks
2 1 (1.45%) Wind River
2 1 (1.45%) QNX