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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Software Development over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Software Development
Rank 633 640 608
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -32
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 17 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.026% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.032% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Median daily rate £360 £315 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £297 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £333 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £315 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -18.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £35.65 £35.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £36.85 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Embedded Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 17 £360 +14.28% 11
South East +10 6 £375 +28.20% 3
Hampshire +5 3 - - 1
West Midlands -30 3 £220 - 2
South West +11 2 £300 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 - -
London - 2 £500 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +23 1 £350 - 1
East of England +12 1 £350 +3.70% 2
Devon +10 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £300 -
Warwickshire - 1 £220 -
North West - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £350 -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £400 -
Warwick - 1 £220 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £360 -
Surrey - 1 £400 - 1

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 36 (69.23%) C
1 36 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 22 (42.31%) C++
3 14 (26.92%) VHDL
3 14 (26.92%) Linux
4 13 (25.00%) Windows
4 13 (25.00%) LTE
5 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 11 (21.15%) Wireless
6 11 (21.15%) UML
6 11 (21.15%) Embedded C
7 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
7 9 (17.31%) C#
7 9 (17.31%) 3G
7 9 (17.31%) Rational Rhapsody
8 8 (15.38%) OO
8 8 (15.38%) Ada
9 7 (13.46%) Java
9 7 (13.46%) Perl
10 6 (11.54%) Tcl
10 6 (11.54%) MATLAB
10 6 (11.54%) Validation
10 6 (11.54%) DO-178B
10 6 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (9.62%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
11 5 (9.62%) 2G
11 5 (9.62%) Automotive
11 5 (9.62%) UTRAN

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) LTE
2 11 (21.15%) Wireless
3 9 (17.31%) 3G
3 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) 2G
4 5 (9.62%) UTRAN
5 4 (7.69%) 3GPP
5 4 (7.69%) PPP
5 4 (7.69%) RS-232
6 3 (5.77%) HTTP
6 3 (5.77%) ZigBee
7 2 (3.85%) ASN.1
7 2 (3.85%) CDMA
7 2 (3.85%) IPsec
7 2 (3.85%) RS-422
7 2 (3.85%) SNMP
7 2 (3.85%) WCDMA
7 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.85%) WiMAX
7 2 (3.85%) X.509
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (11.54%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.77%) VectorCAST
5 2 (3.85%) Subversion
6 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.92%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Automotive
3 4 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.77%) Avionics
5 2 (3.85%) Electronics
6 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (65.38%) Software Engineer
2 17 (32.69%) Embedded Engineer
3 15 (28.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) VHDL Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Hardware Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) C Software Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Embedded Software Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Hardware Design Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Software Design Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) MFC
3 2 (3.85%) Ajax
3 2 (3.85%) JSON
3 2 (3.85%) Node.js
3 2 (3.85%) WebSockets
3 2 (3.85%) Yocto
4 1 (1.92%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.92%) DirectCompute
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) VHDL
2 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
2 5 (9.62%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (7.69%) VLSI
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.85%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.92%) CUDA
6 1 (1.92%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (5.77%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 11 (21.15%) UML
3 8 (15.38%) OO
4 6 (11.54%) Validation
5 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.85%) SDLC
8 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Web Design
9 1 (1.92%) Android Development
9 1 (1.92%) Feasibility Study
9 1 (1.92%) Matrix Management
9 1 (1.92%) Matrix Organization
9 1 (1.92%) Process Improvement
9 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.92%) Prototyping
9 1 (1.92%) Schematic Capture
9 1 (1.92%) Software Architecture
9 1 (1.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) C
2 22 (42.31%) C++
3 11 (21.15%) Embedded C
4 9 (17.31%) C#
5 8 (15.38%) Ada
6 7 (13.46%) Java
6 7 (13.46%) Perl
7 6 (11.54%) MATLAB
7 6 (11.54%) Tcl
8 4 (7.69%) C++/CLI
8 4 (7.69%) Python
9 3 (5.77%) Ada 95
9 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.85%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) DO-178B
2 5 (9.62%) MISRA
3 1 (1.92%) ECSS
3 1 (1.92%) ISO26262
3 1 (1.92%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Anite
1 4 (7.69%) IBM
1 4 (7.69%) QNX
1 4 (7.69%) Telelogic
2 2 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) Lauterbach
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Renesas