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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Development
Rank 567 554 524
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 34 16 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.031% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.042% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
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£323 £296 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% -21.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £296 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.70% -21.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 30
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-9.30% +7.50%

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
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -19 29 £323 +8.86% 15
South East -14 13 £325 +2.36% 6
South West -33 8 - -
Middlesex +10 6 £325 - 2
Dorset - 5 - -
Scotland - 4 - - 1
West Midlands -8 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 - -
East Midlands +4 1 - -
London -2 1 £320 - 5
Gloucestershire -10 1 - -
Hampshire -18 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £320 - 3
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redditch - - - - 1
Rochester - - - -
Staines - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - -

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 51 (76.12%) Software Engineering
2 47 (70.15%) C
3 34 (50.75%) C++
4 23 (34.33%) Linux
5 16 (23.88%) Electronics
5 16 (23.88%) Degree
6 14 (20.90%) Embedded C
7 12 (17.91%) Java
7 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
7 12 (17.91%) Device Driver
7 12 (17.91%) GDB
8 11 (16.42%) Cisco
9 10 (14.93%) UML
10 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
10 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
11 8 (11.94%) Aerospace
11 8 (11.94%) Automotive
11 8 (11.94%) OO
11 8 (11.94%) Middleware
11 8 (11.94%) VxWorks
12 7 (10.45%) Embedded C++
12 7 (10.45%) Windows
13 6 (8.96%) Physics
13 6 (8.96%) IPTV
13 6 (8.96%) Nucleus RTOS
13 6 (8.96%) DVB
13 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
13 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (8.96%) Multithreading
13 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (2.99%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) TargetLink
1 1 (1.49%) Simulink
1 1 (1.49%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.96%) DVB
3 5 (7.46%) IPv4
3 5 (7.46%) IPv6
4 4 (5.97%) Internet
5 3 (4.48%) LTE
5 3 (4.48%) 3G
6 2 (2.99%) 2G
6 2 (2.99%) Firewall
6 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.99%) UTRAN
6 2 (2.99%) MPLS
6 2 (2.99%) OSPF
6 2 (2.99%) BGP
6 2 (2.99%) DSL
7 1 (1.49%) RARP
7 1 (1.49%) ICMP
7 1 (1.49%) RTCP
7 1 (1.49%) RTP
7 1 (1.49%) BOOTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) GDB
2 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.46%) Eclipse RCP
3 5 (7.46%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (7.46%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.46%) Subversion
4 4 (5.97%) Maven
4 4 (5.97%) Hudson
5 3 (4.48%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.99%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.49%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (1.49%) GCC
7 1 (1.49%) ProC
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.88%) Electronics
2 8 (11.94%) Aerospace
2 8 (11.94%) Automotive
3 6 (8.96%) Avionics
4 4 (5.97%) Finance
5 3 (4.48%) Dutch Language
5 3 (4.48%) Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Marketing
6 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.49%) Hindi Language
7 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (62.69%) Software Engineer
2 18 (26.87%) Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Programmer
5 6 (8.96%) C Developer
5 6 (8.96%) C Programmer
6 5 (7.46%) Development Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.97%) UI Developer
7 4 (5.97%) UI Programmer
8 3 (4.48%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Principal Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Software Development Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Embedded Software Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) Middleware
2 5 (7.46%) OpenGL
3 4 (5.97%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) JFace
4 3 (4.48%) GTK+
4 3 (4.48%) HTML5
4 3 (4.48%) .NET
5 2 (2.99%) Qt
5 2 (2.99%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.49%) WebKit
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Device Driver
2 9 (13.43%) Mathematics
2 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.96%) Physics
3 6 (8.96%) IPTV
4 5 (7.46%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (7.46%) DTV
5 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.48%) Open Source
6 3 (4.48%) Interactive TV
6 3 (4.48%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (2.99%) GIS
7 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.99%) VHDL
7 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.49%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.49%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.49%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Linux
2 8 (11.94%) VxWorks
3 7 (10.45%) Windows
4 6 (8.96%) Nucleus RTOS
5 5 (7.46%) Android
5 5 (7.46%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (5.97%) UNIX
7 2 (2.99%) Windows CE
7 2 (2.99%) OpenWrt
8 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) Software Engineering
2 10 (14.93%) UML
3 8 (11.94%) OO
4 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
4 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.96%) Multithreading
5 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.46%) Validation
6 4 (5.97%) OOD
6 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.97%) Android Development
6 4 (5.97%) Coaching
7 3 (4.48%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.99%) Scrum
8 2 (2.99%) Project Management
8 2 (2.99%) Use Case
8 2 (2.99%) Requirements Engineering
9 1 (1.49%) iOS Development
9 1 (1.49%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (1.49%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (70.15%) C
2 34 (50.75%) C++
3 14 (20.90%) Embedded C
4 12 (17.91%) Java
5 7 (10.45%) Embedded C++
6 5 (7.46%) Python
6 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) C#
7 4 (5.97%) Assembly Language
8 3 (4.48%) VC++
8 3 (4.48%) Perl
9 2 (2.99%) PHP
10 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.49%) SQL
10 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PMP
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Cisco
2 3 (4.48%) Green Hills
2 3 (4.48%) Perforce
3 2 (2.99%) QNX
4 1 (1.49%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (1.49%) Coverity
4 1 (1.49%) Novell
4 1 (1.49%) Siemens
4 1 (1.49%) IBM
4 1 (1.49%) Sony
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