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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 597 606
Rank change year-on-year +28 +9  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 19 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.047% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.056% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £255 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +7.35% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £31.00 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year +16.66% +6.38%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36435 41257 41286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.75% 83.48% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23948 27689 26938
Median daily rate £450 £445 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 962 1153
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Embedded Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
South East +5 9 £360 +4.34% 1
London +10 7 £450 +5.26%
East of England -10 2 - - 6
South West +5 1 £425 - 1
Embedded Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 25 (60.98%) C++
2 24 (58.54%) C
3 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
4 13 (31.71%) Electronics
4 13 (31.71%) Linux
5 9 (21.95%) Windows
5 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.51%) Python
7 7 (17.07%) OpenGL
7 7 (17.07%) DO-178B
8 6 (14.63%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (14.63%) Android Development
8 6 (14.63%) Android
8 6 (14.63%) Avionics
8 6 (14.63%) Subversion
8 6 (14.63%) Prototyping
9 5 (12.20%) Embedded C
9 5 (12.20%) UML
9 5 (12.20%) Java
9 5 (12.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (12.20%) Project Planning
9 5 (12.20%) GLSL
9 5 (12.20%) OpenGL ES
10 4 (9.76%) Doxygen
10 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
10 4 (9.76%) C#
10 4 (9.76%) Ada
10 4 (9.76%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Doxygen
2 3 (7.32%) OrCAD
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.44%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (14.63%) Subversion
2 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) CANoe
4 1 (2.44%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.44%) GDB
4 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (31.71%) Electronics
2 6 (14.63%) Avionics
3 4 (9.76%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.88%) Automotive
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Software Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Android Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Software Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Software Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Android Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Embedded Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Graphics Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) OpenGL
2 5 (12.20%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (7.32%) Qt
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (12.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (9.76%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (7.32%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (7.32%) Device Driver
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.44%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Android
4 3 (7.32%) Tizen
5 2 (4.88%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
2 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Android Development
4 6 (14.63%) Prototyping
5 5 (12.20%) Project Planning
5 5 (12.20%) UML
6 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Visual Effects
7 3 (7.32%) Device Driver Development
7 3 (7.32%) OO
7 3 (7.32%) Open Source
7 3 (7.32%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
8 2 (4.88%) CAE
8 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) Signal Processing
8 2 (4.88%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.88%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) C++
2 24 (58.54%) C
3 8 (19.51%) Python
4 5 (12.20%) Embedded C
4 5 (12.20%) GLSL
4 5 (12.20%) Java
5 4 (9.76%) Ada
5 4 (9.76%) C#
6 3 (7.32%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.88%) Lua
7 2 (4.88%) Pascal
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
1 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) DO-178B
2 2 (4.88%) ECSS
2 2 (4.88%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (4.88%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (4.88%) Freescale
1 2 (4.88%) Intel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.88%) Wind River
2 1 (2.44%) EMC