The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Software Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Software Development over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Software Development
Rank 114 118 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.041% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.055% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
Embedded Software Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Embedded Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Development across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Embedded Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Software Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Development across the West Midlands region.

Embedded Software Development Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Embedded Software Development
England

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (90.91%) C
3 7 (63.64%) Automotive
4 6 (54.55%) Degree
4 6 (54.55%) MATLAB
4 6 (54.55%) Simulink
5 5 (45.45%) Embedded C
5 5 (45.45%) C++
5 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (36.36%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (36.36%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (36.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (36.36%) UML
6 4 (36.36%) Six Sigma
7 3 (27.27%) Subversion
7 3 (27.27%) Mechatronics
7 3 (27.27%) CAN bus
7 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (18.18%) JIRA
8 2 (18.18%) SDLC
8 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
8 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 2 (18.18%) TargetLink
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
8 2 (18.18%) Migration

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 6 (54.55%) Simulink
2 2 (18.18%) Stateflow
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) TargetLink
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
3 2 (18.18%) ClearQuest
4 1 (9.09%) CANoe
General
1 7 (63.64%) Automotive
2 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Process Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (27.27%) CAN bus
2 3 (27.27%) Mechatronics
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) UML
2 4 (36.36%) Six Sigma
2 4 (36.36%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C
2 6 (54.55%) MATLAB
3 5 (45.45%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Embedded C
4 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) MathWorks
1 2 (18.18%) Perforce
2 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu
2 1 (9.09%) MKS