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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Development
Rank 558 540 484
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -56
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 25 13 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.027% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.036% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £380
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 34
Average hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £37.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 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 January 2015. 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 £400 +33.33% 30
South East +1 12 £400 +33.33% 9
South West - 7 - - 5
Surrey -3 4 £450 +50.00% 2
Dorset - 4 - - 5
Hampshire -19 3 £375 - 2
Kent - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Rochester - 3 - - 1
Middlesex +1 1 £325 - 2
Scotland -9 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Linlithgow - - - -
London - - - - 3
Loughborough - - - - 1
Mansfield - - - -
Melksham - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 52 (88.14%) Software Engineering
2 40 (67.80%) C
3 36 (61.02%) C++
4 19 (32.20%) Linux
4 19 (32.20%) UML
5 16 (27.12%) Degree
6 13 (22.03%) Electronics
7 9 (15.25%) Automotive
7 9 (15.25%) Subversion
7 9 (15.25%) Java
8 8 (13.56%) C#
8 8 (13.56%) .NET
8 8 (13.56%) Windows
8 8 (13.56%) OO
8 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
8 8 (13.56%) Aerospace
8 8 (13.56%) Device Driver
8 8 (13.56%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (11.86%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (11.86%) VxWorks
9 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
10 6 (10.17%) Embedded C
10 6 (10.17%) Middleware
10 6 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
10 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
11 5 (8.47%) Mathematics
11 5 (8.47%) Requirements Engineering
11 5 (8.47%) DO-178B
11 5 (8.47%) Computer Science

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Simulink
2 1 (1.69%) TargetLink
2 1 (1.69%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.47%) DVB
3 4 (6.78%) Internet
4 2 (3.39%) Broadband
4 2 (3.39%) 3G
4 2 (3.39%) Wireless
5 1 (1.69%) LTE
5 1 (1.69%) RARP
5 1 (1.69%) Firewall
5 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.69%) 2G
5 1 (1.69%) VDSL
5 1 (1.69%) RTSP
5 1 (1.69%) DNS
5 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.69%) SSL
5 1 (1.69%) ICMP
5 1 (1.69%) RTCP
5 1 (1.69%) RTP
5 1 (1.69%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Subversion
2 8 (13.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (11.86%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.78%) ClearCase
5 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.08%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (5.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.69%) Hudson
7 1 (1.69%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (1.69%) GCC
7 1 (1.69%) GDB
7 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.69%) Maven
General
1 13 (22.03%) Electronics
2 9 (15.25%) Automotive
3 8 (13.56%) Aerospace
4 4 (6.78%) Avionics
5 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.39%) Dutch Language
6 2 (3.39%) Military
6 2 (3.39%) Finance
7 1 (1.69%) Banking
7 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.69%) Hindi Language
7 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (77.97%) Software Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Software Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Embedded Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Principal Software Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.39%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Firmware Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Firmware Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Ada Software Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) Middleware
3 4 (6.78%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.08%) GTK+
4 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.39%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) REST
5 2 (3.39%) Qt
5 2 (3.39%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) wxWidgets
6 1 (1.69%) WebKit
6 1 (1.69%) JFace
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Device Driver
2 6 (10.17%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (8.47%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) IPTV
3 5 (8.47%) DTV
4 4 (6.78%) Smartcard
4 4 (6.78%) Physics
5 3 (5.08%) CAN bus
5 3 (5.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.39%) MPEG
6 2 (3.39%) STB
6 2 (3.39%) VHDL
6 2 (3.39%) GIS
6 2 (3.39%) Mechatronics
6 2 (3.39%) Open Source
7 1 (1.69%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) VxWorks
4 5 (8.47%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Nucleus RTOS
5 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.39%) UNIX
6 2 (3.39%) Android
7 1 (1.69%) OpenWrt
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP Embedded
7 1 (1.69%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (88.14%) Software Engineering
2 19 (32.20%) UML
3 8 (13.56%) OO
3 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.47%) Requirements Engineering
4 5 (8.47%) OOD
5 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 4 (6.78%) Six Sigma
5 4 (6.78%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.78%) Validation
5 4 (6.78%) Multithreading
6 3 (5.08%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Use Case
6 3 (5.08%) Requirements Management
6 3 (5.08%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.39%) Coaching
7 2 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (67.80%) C
2 36 (61.02%) C++
3 9 (15.25%) Java
4 8 (13.56%) C#
5 6 (10.17%) Embedded C
6 5 (8.47%) Embedded C++
6 5 (8.47%) Python
7 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.78%) Perl
8 3 (5.08%) Ada
9 2 (3.39%) VC++
9 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.39%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.69%) AWK
10 1 (1.69%) Ruby
10 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.69%) PHP
10 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
4 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) QNX
2 1 (1.69%) NorthgateArinso
2 1 (1.69%) Coverity
2 1 (1.69%) Wind River
2 1 (1.69%) Sony
2 1 (1.69%) Perforce
2 1 (1.69%) Green Hills
2 1 (1.69%) Novell
2 1 (1.69%) Siemens
2 1 (1.69%) IBM
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