Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Embedded Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Software Development over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Embedded Software Development
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 837 836
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1 -45
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 37 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.035% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.046% 0.042% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 6
England median daily rate £355 £350 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +9.80% -15.00%
10th Percentile £300 £215 £276
90th Percentile £493 £410 £409
UK median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.95% +5.67%
10th Percentile £31.18 £35.10 £35.13
90th Percentile £51.63 £48.16 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +10.00% +0.95% +1.60%

Embedded Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80294 81883 85035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.66% 84.16% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54019 54581 56048
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1877 2118 2511
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Embedded Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Development in England

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Development in England

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Software Development in England

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Development in England

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Development in England

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East 0 16 £353 -2.08% 2
South West +3 13 £375 +15.38% 1
London -19 3 £525 +22.09% 1
West Midlands +20 2 - -
Midlands +18 2 - -
East of England -8 2 - - 9
North of England +51 1 - -
North West +23 1 - -
Embedded Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 28 (75.68%) C
2 26 (70.27%) Software Engineering
3 16 (43.24%) C++
4 13 (35.14%) DO-178B
5 10 (27.03%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (27.03%) Electronics
6 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
6 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
7 8 (21.62%) Validation
8 7 (18.92%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) SDLC
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) UML
9 6 (16.22%) Python
9 6 (16.22%) C#
9 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.22%) Subversion
10 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Ada
10 5 (13.51%) Avionics
10 5 (13.51%) Freescale
11 4 (10.81%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (10.81%) Android
11 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
11 4 (10.81%) Wind River
11 4 (10.81%) OpenGL
11 4 (10.81%) Automotive
12 3 (8.11%) 3D Graphics

Embedded Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.70%) Doxygen
1 1 (2.70%) OrCAD
1 1 (2.70%) Simulink
1 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (2.70%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) MQTT
2 2 (5.41%) Multicast
3 1 (2.70%) GSM
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (16.22%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.41%) GCC
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) FishEye
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (27.03%) Electronics
2 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
3 5 (13.51%) Avionics
4 4 (10.81%) Automotive
5 1 (2.70%) Finance
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Software Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Android Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Embedded Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Embedded Software Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Ada Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Ada Software Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) C Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Embedded C Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C/C++ Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) OpenGL
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) MFC
2 2 (5.41%) Qt
2 2 (5.41%) WebSockets
3 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.70%) DirectX
3 1 (2.70%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (2.70%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (5.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Android
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Software Engineering
2 8 (21.62%) Validation
3 7 (18.92%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (18.92%) SDLC
4 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) UML
5 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Android Development
6 3 (8.11%) Prototyping
6 3 (8.11%) Visual Effects
7 2 (5.41%) Coaching
7 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
7 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.41%) OO
8 1 (2.70%) CAD
8 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Physics
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) C
2 16 (43.24%) C++
3 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
5 6 (16.22%) C#
5 6 (16.22%) Python
6 5 (13.51%) Ada
7 3 (8.11%) Java
7 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.41%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.70%) Lua
9 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) DO-178B
2 2 (5.41%) MISRA
3 1 (2.70%) IEC 62304
3 1 (2.70%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
1 1 (2.70%) zsh
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Freescale
2 4 (10.81%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (10.81%) Wind River
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.70%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft