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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Development
Rank 584 564 558
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 28 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.042% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.056% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
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£413 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £319 £375
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 30
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.94 £35.00 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.60 £40.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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 -6 24 £425 +33.33% 29
South East +15 16 £425 - 10
Berkshire - 6 £425 - 3
South West -40 5 - - 6
Reading - 4 £425 -
Middlesex +5 3 - - 2
Scotland -11 3 £315 - 2
Dorset - 3 - - 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh -2 1 £315 - 1
East of England -23 1 - - 8
Hampshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 5
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 3
Isleworth - - - -

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 53 (72.60%) C
1 53 (72.60%) Software Engineering
2 31 (42.47%) C++
3 22 (30.14%) Linux
4 19 (26.03%) Embedded C
4 19 (26.03%) Electronics
5 15 (20.55%) Degree
5 15 (20.55%) Cisco
5 15 (20.55%) GDB
6 13 (17.81%) Java
7 12 (16.44%) Automotive
8 10 (13.70%) Device Driver
9 9 (12.33%) Mathematics
9 9 (12.33%) Windows
9 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
10 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.96%) Android
10 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
11 7 (9.59%) UML
11 7 (9.59%) OO
11 7 (9.59%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (9.59%) Project Planning
11 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
11 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (8.22%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Embedded C++
13 5 (6.85%) IPv4
13 5 (6.85%) IPv6
13 5 (6.85%) Firmware

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (2.74%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.85%) IPv4
2 5 (6.85%) IPv6
3 4 (5.48%) DVB
4 3 (4.11%) Internet
4 3 (4.11%) 3G
4 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.11%) LTE
5 2 (2.74%) Firewall
5 2 (2.74%) 2G
5 2 (2.74%) Broadband
5 2 (2.74%) MPLS
5 2 (2.74%) OSPF
5 2 (2.74%) BGP
5 2 (2.74%) DSL
5 2 (2.74%) UTRAN
6 1 (1.37%) BOOTP
6 1 (1.37%) ICMP
6 1 (1.37%) RTCP
6 1 (1.37%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) GDB
2 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.85%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.85%) Maven
3 5 (6.85%) Hudson
4 4 (5.48%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (5.48%) Eclipse RCP
5 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.11%) Subversion
5 3 (4.11%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.74%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.74%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.37%) ProC
7 1 (1.37%) PVCS
7 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.37%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (1.37%) GCC
General
1 19 (26.03%) Electronics
2 12 (16.44%) Automotive
3 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Avionics
5 2 (2.74%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.74%) German Language
5 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (58.90%) Software Engineer
2 19 (26.03%) Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) C Developer
4 7 (9.59%) C Programmer
4 7 (9.59%) Software Developer
4 7 (9.59%) Programmer
4 7 (9.59%) Development Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.85%) UI Programmer
5 5 (6.85%) UI Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) JFace
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
1 4 (5.48%) Middleware
2 3 (4.11%) OpenGL
2 3 (4.11%) CSS
2 3 (4.11%) HTML
2 3 (4.11%) Silverlight
3 2 (2.74%) HTML5
3 2 (2.74%) OpenCL
3 2 (2.74%) DirectCompute
4 1 (1.37%) STL
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Device Driver
2 9 (12.33%) Mathematics
2 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.22%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (6.85%) Firmware
5 5 (6.85%) DTV
5 5 (6.85%) Physics
5 5 (6.85%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (5.48%) VHDL
6 4 (5.48%) IPTV
7 3 (4.11%) Interactive TV
7 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.11%) Open Source
8 2 (2.74%) CUDA
8 2 (2.74%) CAN bus
9 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
9 1 (1.37%) Chemistry
9 1 (1.37%) STB
9 1 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) Windows
3 8 (10.96%) Android
4 7 (9.59%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.11%) Windows CE
5 3 (4.11%) VxWorks
5 3 (4.11%) UNIX
5 3 (4.11%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (2.74%) OpenWrt
7 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) Software Engineering
2 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (9.59%) UML
3 7 (9.59%) OO
3 7 (9.59%) Project Planning
4 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
5 5 (6.85%) Validation
5 5 (6.85%) Coaching
5 5 (6.85%) Multithreading
6 4 (5.48%) Stress Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Android Development
6 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.48%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) Scrum
7 3 (4.11%) Software Architecture
8 2 (2.74%) Requirements Engineering
8 2 (2.74%) Six Sigma
8 2 (2.74%) OOD
9 1 (1.37%) Code Coverage
9 1 (1.37%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (72.60%) C
2 31 (42.47%) C++
3 19 (26.03%) Embedded C
4 13 (17.81%) Java
5 6 (8.22%) Embedded C++
6 5 (6.85%) C#
7 4 (5.48%) Assembly Language
8 3 (4.11%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.11%) Perl
8 3 (4.11%) PHP
8 3 (4.11%) Python
8 3 (4.11%) VC++
9 2 (2.74%) Ruby
10 1 (1.37%) SQL
10 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Cisco
2 4 (5.48%) Green Hills
3 3 (4.11%) Perforce
3 3 (4.11%) QNX
4 1 (1.37%) IBM
4 1 (1.37%) Novell
4 1 (1.37%) Siemens
4 1 (1.37%) Sony
4 1 (1.37%) Coverity
4 1 (1.37%) NorthgateArinso
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
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Oxfordshire
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Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
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Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
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Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
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Rate: £30 - £38 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
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