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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Development
Rank 558 545 538
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 32 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.055% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.075% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £344 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 24
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.29 £35.16 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £47.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -2 29 £400 +16.36% 21
South East +2 20 £400 +12.67% 3
Berkshire - 13 £413 - 1
Reading - 10 £425 -
South West - 3 - - 3
London -1 2 - - 3
Surrey -6 2 £375 -6.25%
Scotland -20 2 £288 -
Dorset - 2 - - 2
Staines -7 1 - -
Middlesex -9 1 - - 1
West Midlands -14 1 - - 2
East of England -19 1 - - 6
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chelmsford - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Poole - - - - 2
Aberdeen - - - -
County Antrim - - - -

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 54 (75.00%) C
2 52 (72.22%) Software Engineering
3 30 (41.67%) C++
4 25 (34.72%) Embedded C
5 19 (26.39%) Linux
6 15 (20.83%) Cisco
6 15 (20.83%) GDB
7 14 (19.44%) Electronics
8 13 (18.06%) Automotive
9 12 (16.67%) Degree
10 11 (15.28%) Java
11 10 (13.89%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (12.50%) Embedded C++
12 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 8 (11.11%) OO
13 8 (11.11%) Windows
14 7 (9.72%) UML
14 7 (9.72%) Mathematics
14 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
14 7 (9.72%) Device Driver
14 7 (9.72%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (8.33%) Android
15 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
16 5 (6.94%) IPv4
16 5 (6.94%) IPv6
16 5 (6.94%) Multithreading
16 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
16 5 (6.94%) Project Planning
16 5 (6.94%) Git (software)

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.94%) IPv4
2 5 (6.94%) IPv6
3 3 (4.17%) DVB
4 2 (2.78%) LTE
4 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.78%) MPLS
4 2 (2.78%) OSPF
4 2 (2.78%) BGP
5 1 (1.39%) ADSL
5 1 (1.39%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.39%) Broadband
5 1 (1.39%) DSL
5 1 (1.39%) 3G
5 1 (1.39%) UTRAN
5 1 (1.39%) Wireless
5 1 (1.39%) Firewall
5 1 (1.39%) 2G
5 1 (1.39%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) GDB
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (5.56%) Hudson
3 4 (5.56%) Maven
3 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.17%) Subversion
4 3 (4.17%) Eclipse RCP
4 3 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.39%) PVCS
5 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.39%) ProC
5 1 (1.39%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.39%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (19.44%) Electronics
2 13 (18.06%) Automotive
3 4 (5.56%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Avionics
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.78%) German Language
5 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 16 (22.22%) Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Programmer
4 7 (9.72%) Embedded C Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) C Developer
4 7 (9.72%) C Programmer
4 7 (9.72%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Development Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) C Software Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) STL
1 3 (4.17%) .NET
1 3 (4.17%) Silverlight
1 3 (4.17%) JFace
2 2 (2.78%) OpenCL
2 2 (2.78%) DirectCompute
2 2 (2.78%) OpenGL
2 2 (2.78%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) XML
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.39%) Android NDK
3 1 (1.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Mathematics
1 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
1 7 (9.72%) Device Driver
1 7 (9.72%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (5.56%) Physics
2 4 (5.56%) Firmware
2 4 (5.56%) DTV
3 3 (4.17%) IPTV
3 3 (4.17%) VHDL
3 3 (4.17%) CAN bus
4 2 (2.78%) CUDA
4 2 (2.78%) Open Source
4 2 (2.78%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Linux
2 10 (13.89%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (11.11%) Windows
4 6 (8.33%) Android
5 3 (4.17%) Windows CE
6 2 (2.78%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (2.78%) VxWorks
6 2 (2.78%) UNIX
7 1 (1.39%) OpenWrt
7 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (72.22%) Software Engineering
2 8 (11.11%) OO
3 7 (9.72%) UML
4 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.94%) Multithreading
5 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
5 5 (6.94%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.56%) Stress Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Project Management
7 3 (4.17%) Six Sigma
7 3 (4.17%) Validation
7 3 (4.17%) Android Development
7 3 (4.17%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (4.17%) Software Architecture
8 2 (2.78%) Scrum
8 2 (2.78%) OOD
8 2 (2.78%) OOP
9 1 (1.39%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (1.39%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (1.39%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (75.00%) C
2 30 (41.67%) C++
3 25 (34.72%) Embedded C
4 11 (15.28%) Java
5 9 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 4 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 4 (5.56%) Assembly Language
6 4 (5.56%) C#
7 3 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) Ruby
8 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) PHP
9 1 (1.39%) VC++
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Cisco
2 3 (4.17%) Green Hills
3 2 (2.78%) QNX
3 2 (2.78%) Perforce
4 1 (1.39%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.39%) MKS
4 1 (1.39%) Fujitsu
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