The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Development
Rank 560 524 502
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -22
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 36 27 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.056% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.077% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 22
Average daily rate £330 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £505 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £463 £280
% change year-on-year
-29.18% +65.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 42
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £33.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £41.63 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -0.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41264 35135 42029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.48% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25706 20929 23993
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1050 1421
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%

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 23 April 2014.

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
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -40 34 £330 -14.83% 19
South East -18 12 £315 -42.72% 7
East of England -28 11 £331 -11.66% 7
Essex - 6 - - 1
Cambridge +1 5 £331 -11.66% 4
Cambridgeshire -14 5 £331 -11.66% 5
West Midlands - 5 - -
London -17 4 £500 +37.93%
Surrey -12 3 £300 - 1
Hampshire -3 2 £350 -
Middlesex -3 2 £330 - 1
Guildford - 2 - -
Berkshire +2 1 £300 -45.45% 1
South West -16 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
St Neots - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 37 (78.72%) Software Engineering
2 32 (68.09%) C
3 23 (48.94%) C++
4 19 (40.43%) Embedded C
5 12 (25.53%) Linux
5 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
6 11 (23.40%) Automotive
6 11 (23.40%) Java
7 10 (21.28%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (19.15%) Degree
8 9 (19.15%) Electronics
9 7 (14.89%) UML
10 6 (12.77%) OO
10 6 (12.77%) Embedded C++
10 6 (12.77%) Project Management
10 6 (12.77%) Project Planning
10 6 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (10.64%) Assembly Language
11 5 (10.64%) Python
12 4 (8.51%) Windows
12 4 (8.51%) OOP
12 4 (8.51%) Firmware
12 4 (8.51%) MATLAB
12 4 (8.51%) Simulink
12 4 (8.51%) Android
12 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (8.51%) Stress Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
12 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
12 4 (8.51%) Multithreading

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Wireless
2 1 (2.13%) VDSL
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) ADSL
2 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.13%) Broadband
2 1 (2.13%) GPRS
2 1 (2.13%) GSM
2 1 (2.13%) DVB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.38%) Subversion
2 3 (6.38%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.13%) Maven
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Hudson
4 1 (2.13%) GDB
4 1 (2.13%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.13%) PVCS
4 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (23.40%) Automotive
2 9 (19.15%) Electronics
3 3 (6.38%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) German Language
5 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Software Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Embedded C Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.64%) Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Development Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
1 3 (6.38%) Flash
1 3 (6.38%) STL
2 2 (4.26%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) OpenCL
2 2 (4.26%) DirectCompute
2 2 (4.26%) Android NDK
3 1 (2.13%) JFace
3 1 (2.13%) CGI
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (8.51%) Firmware
2 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) STB
3 3 (6.38%) CAN bus
3 3 (6.38%) DTV
4 2 (4.26%) VHDL
4 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.26%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (4.26%) CUDA
4 2 (4.26%) Open Source
4 2 (4.26%) Physics
5 1 (2.13%) IPTV
5 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 10 (21.28%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Software Engineering
2 7 (14.89%) UML
3 6 (12.77%) OO
3 6 (12.77%) Project Management
3 6 (12.77%) Project Planning
4 4 (8.51%) OOP
4 4 (8.51%) Stress Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Multithreading
4 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (6.38%) Six Sigma
5 3 (6.38%) OOD
6 2 (4.26%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Validation
6 2 (4.26%) Software Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Android Development
7 1 (2.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) C
2 23 (48.94%) C++
3 19 (40.43%) Embedded C
4 11 (23.40%) Java
5 6 (12.77%) Embedded C++
6 5 (10.64%) Assembly Language
6 5 (10.64%) Python
7 4 (8.51%) MATLAB
8 2 (4.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) QNX
2 1 (2.13%) Fujitsu
2 1 (2.13%) Green Hills
2 1 (2.13%) MKS
2 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
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Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 14 days ago