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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Software Development
Rank 598 629 613
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 16 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.036% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.045% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 8
Median daily rate £345 £313 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £283 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £357 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.40% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £37.80 £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.63 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.16%

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
40909 44671 43502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.22% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27247 28978 28332
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1330 1204
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 17 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 10 December 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 +14 14 £345 +15.00% 10
South East +22 10 £345 +6.97% 4
Middlesex - 7 £345 -
Cambridgeshire +3 2 - - 1
East of England +2 2 - - 1
East Sussex +12 1 - - 1
Slough +11 1 £325 -
Cambridge +9 1 - - 1
Berkshire +8 1 £325 - 1
London +7 1 £360 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £220 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £220 -
Greenford - 1 £360 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £220 -

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 25 (80.65%) C
2 24 (77.42%) C++
3 19 (61.29%) Software Engineering
4 12 (38.71%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) C#
6 9 (29.03%) Java
6 9 (29.03%) Python
6 9 (29.03%) HTTP
6 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
7 7 (22.58%) Tcl
7 7 (22.58%) Perl
7 7 (22.58%) Ada
8 6 (19.35%) LTE
8 6 (19.35%) 3G
8 6 (19.35%) 2G
9 5 (16.13%) VHDL
9 5 (16.13%) UTRAN
10 4 (12.90%) Electronics
10 4 (12.90%) Automotive
10 4 (12.90%) Anite
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) VLSI
10 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (9.68%) HTML5
11 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
11 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
11 3 (9.68%) Degree
11 3 (9.68%) Wireless
11 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
11 3 (9.68%) OO

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 1 (3.23%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) HTTP
1 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
2 6 (19.35%) 2G
2 6 (19.35%) 3G
2 6 (19.35%) LTE
3 5 (16.13%) UTRAN
4 3 (9.68%) Wireless
5 2 (6.45%) CDMA
5 2 (6.45%) WCDMA
5 2 (6.45%) WiMAX
6 1 (3.23%) 802.15
6 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
6 1 (3.23%) DVB
6 1 (3.23%) GPRS
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) OFDM
6 1 (3.23%) SNMP
6 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) CppUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) GCC
2 1 (3.23%) GDB
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (12.90%) Automotive
1 4 (12.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Software Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Hardware Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Development Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Research Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Compact Framework
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) WebSockets
3 1 (3.23%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) VHDL
2 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (12.90%) VLSI
3 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Telematics
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.23%) Digital TV
5 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (3.23%) MPEG
5 1 (3.23%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) OO
4 2 (6.45%) Android Development
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) iOS Development
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) TDD
4 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.23%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (3.23%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) Power Management
5 1 (3.23%) SDLC
5 1 (3.23%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.23%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (80.65%) C
2 24 (77.42%) C++
3 10 (32.26%) C#
4 9 (29.03%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) Python
5 7 (22.58%) Ada
5 7 (22.58%) Perl
5 7 (22.58%) Tcl
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
6 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) PhD
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) MISRA
2 1 (3.23%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.23%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Anite
2 1 (3.23%) Renesas