Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 809 831
Rank change year-on-year -20 +22 +2
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 26 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.048% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.056% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 21
England median daily rate £535 £370 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.59% +4.23% +11.37%
10th Percentile £263 £307 £215
90th Percentile £553 £500 £400
UK median daily rate £535 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +44.59% +4.23% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
England median hourly rate £43.75 £44.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +18.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £39.50 £31.18 £30.50
90th Percentile £51.05 £51.63 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +1.35%

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 81,550 79,195 83,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.26% 85.93% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,470 53,008 55,540
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,180 1,862 2,214
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%

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 23 October 2018.

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
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 23 October 2018. 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
London -4 9 £535 +18.89% 5
South East -24 7 £325 -8.45% 16
North of England -8 4 - - 11
North West -8 4 - - 8
South West -28 2 - - 4
East of England +10 1 - - 11
Midlands -12 1 - - 8
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Embedded Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 21 (80.77%) C
2 16 (61.54%) C++
3 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
4 12 (46.15%) Linux
5 8 (30.77%) Multithreading
6 7 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (23.08%) Multithreaded Programming
7 6 (23.08%) GStreamer
7 6 (23.08%) OpenGL
8 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (15.38%) Open Source
9 4 (15.38%) Android
9 4 (15.38%) Qt
10 3 (11.54%) D-Bus
10 3 (11.54%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (11.54%) DirectX
10 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
10 3 (11.54%) Simulink
10 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
10 3 (11.54%) Bluetooth
10 3 (11.54%) WebKit
10 3 (11.54%) Vulkan
10 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (11.54%) OpenGL ES
10 3 (11.54%) DO-178B
11 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
11 2 (7.69%) HEVC
11 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
11 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi

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 3 (11.54%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Bluetooth
2 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.69%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.85%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.85%) RS-232
3 1 (3.85%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Android Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Support
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Verification Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) GStreamer
1 6 (23.08%) OpenGL
2 4 (15.38%) Qt
3 3 (11.54%) D-Bus
3 3 (11.54%) DirectX
3 3 (11.54%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (11.54%) Vulkan
3 3 (11.54%) WebKit
4 2 (7.69%) HEVC
5 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) STB
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Android
3 3 (11.54%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
2 8 (30.77%) Multithreading
3 6 (23.08%) Multithreaded Programming
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Open Source
6 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
7 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
7 2 (7.69%) Memory Management
7 2 (7.69%) Neural Network
7 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Code Coverage
8 1 (3.85%) Digital Signal Processing
8 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Kanban
8 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.85%) Scrum
8 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) C
2 16 (61.54%) C++
3 3 (11.54%) Embedded C
3 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.85%) Ada
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware