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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Development
Rank 590 550 523
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -27
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 23 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.079% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 10
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£381 £330 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £328 £363
% change year-on-year
+16.41% -9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
Average hourly rate £35.50 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £33.50 £36.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.00 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.04 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% -1.24%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 27 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 July 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 -50 20 £381 +12.96% 15
East of England +4 5 £338 +1.88% 2
West Midlands +3 5 - - 3
South East -37 5 £425 +28.78% 6
Hertfordshire - 3 £338 -
Scotland +4 2 - -
South West -7 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire 0 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -3 1 - - 2
Cambridge -7 1 - - 1
London -15 1 - - 2
Redditch - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £338 -
Devon - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
Bedford - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (86.44%) Software Engineering
2 41 (69.49%) C
3 39 (66.10%) C++
4 20 (33.90%) UML
5 18 (30.51%) Windows
6 14 (23.73%) Linux
7 13 (22.03%) Embedded C
7 13 (22.03%) Embedded C++
7 13 (22.03%) Subversion
7 13 (22.03%) Electronics
8 12 (20.34%) Degree
8 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
9 10 (16.95%) Java
9 10 (16.95%) C#
9 10 (16.95%) .NET
9 10 (16.95%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (16.95%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (13.56%) Automotive
10 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
10 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
11 7 (11.86%) Windows CE
11 7 (11.86%) Requirements Management
11 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
12 6 (10.17%) REST
12 6 (10.17%) Smartcard
12 6 (10.17%) Simulink
12 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
12 6 (10.17%) SOAP
12 6 (10.17%) Web Services
13 5 (8.47%) Ada

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.39%) Kinematics
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Simulink
2 2 (3.39%) Stateflow
2 2 (3.39%) Doxygen
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) TargetLink
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.08%) 3G
2 3 (5.08%) GSM
2 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) Bluetooth
3 2 (3.39%) GPRS
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) Wireless
3 2 (3.39%) 2G
4 1 (1.69%) WiMAX
4 1 (1.69%) LTE
4 1 (1.69%) 4G
4 1 (1.69%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.69%) LDAP
4 1 (1.69%) UMTS
4 1 (1.69%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Subversion
2 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
3 10 (16.95%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (8.47%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (6.78%) ClearCase
6 3 (5.08%) GCC
6 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.39%) JIRA
7 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.39%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.69%) CANoe
General
1 13 (22.03%) Electronics
2 8 (13.56%) Automotive
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Avionics
4 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (74.58%) Software Engineer
2 21 (35.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Embedded Software Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Firmware Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++ Developer
9 1 (1.69%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (1.69%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Software Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) REST
2 6 (10.17%) SOAP
2 6 (10.17%) Web Services
3 4 (6.78%) OpenGL
4 2 (3.39%) OpenCV
4 2 (3.39%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (3.39%) MFC
4 2 (3.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) WinForms
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
5 1 (1.69%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.17%) Smartcard
4 5 (8.47%) Mechatronics
5 4 (6.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (5.08%) Device Driver
6 3 (5.08%) CAN bus
6 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.39%) Robotics
7 2 (3.39%) SystemC
7 2 (3.39%) Internet of Things
7 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.39%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (3.39%) VHDL
7 2 (3.39%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.69%) Animation
8 1 (1.69%) DTV
8 1 (1.69%) Arduino
8 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Windows CE
3 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.08%) UNIX
4 3 (5.08%) VxWorks
4 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.39%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Tizen
6 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.69%) Windows XP Embedded
6 1 (1.69%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (86.44%) Software Engineering
2 20 (33.90%) UML
3 7 (11.86%) Requirements Management
4 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.47%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (8.47%) Multithreading
6 4 (6.78%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (6.78%) Project Management
6 4 (6.78%) OO
6 4 (6.78%) Six Sigma
6 4 (6.78%) SDLC
7 3 (5.08%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.39%) Software Delivery
8 2 (3.39%) Signal Processing
8 2 (3.39%) Software Architecture
8 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.39%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (69.49%) C
2 39 (66.10%) C++
3 13 (22.03%) Embedded C
3 13 (22.03%) Embedded C++
4 10 (16.95%) Java
4 10 (16.95%) C#
5 8 (13.56%) MATLAB
6 5 (8.47%) Ada
7 3 (5.08%) Python
8 2 (3.39%) Perl
8 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.39%) ANSI C
9 1 (1.69%) SQL
9 1 (1.69%) VB
9 1 (1.69%) VC++
9 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.69%) VB6
9 1 (1.69%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.69%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Firmware
2 2 (3.39%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Perforce
2 2 (3.39%) MathWorks
3 1 (1.69%) QNX
3 1 (1.69%) MKS
3 1 (1.69%) Telelogic
3 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.69%) Atmel
3 1 (1.69%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft