Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 771 828
Rank change year-on-year -54 +57 +1
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 27 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.048% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.055% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 23
England median daily rate £535 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.75% +14.29% -8.20%
10th Percentile £293 £318 £253
90th Percentile £553 £545 £385
UK median daily rate £535 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +42.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 14
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +8.95%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.50 £30.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £49.80
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +8.95%

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 81,239 75,684 85,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.32% 85.76% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,090 49,927 57,122
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £265
90th Percentile £638 £625 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,192 1,885 2,062
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +8.60%

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 17 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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
North of England -9 8 - - 10
London -25 8 £535 +18.89% 8
South East -21 7 £300 -15.49% 11
North West - 6 - - 6
East of England -14 3 - - 7
Yorkshire -11 2 - - 4
South West -16 1 - - 9
Embedded Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 23 (85.19%) C
2 20 (74.07%) C++
3 13 (48.15%) Linux
4 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 8 (29.63%) Multithreading
6 6 (22.22%) GStreamer
6 6 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
6 6 (22.22%) OpenGL
6 6 (22.22%) Electronics
7 5 (18.52%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (14.81%) Open Source
8 4 (14.81%) Android
9 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
9 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.11%) Degree
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.11%) DirectX
9 3 (11.11%) Java
9 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
9 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
9 3 (11.11%) Qt
9 3 (11.11%) Neural Network
9 3 (11.11%) D-Bus
9 3 (11.11%) WebKit
9 3 (11.11%) Machine Learning
9 3 (11.11%) OpenGL ES
9 3 (11.11%) Vulkan
10 2 (7.41%) HEVC
10 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree

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 2 (7.41%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.70%) RS-232
2 1 (3.70%) RS-485
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) VectorCAST
General
1 6 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Android Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Support
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) EMC Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Software Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) GStreamer
1 6 (22.22%) OpenGL
2 3 (11.11%) D-Bus
2 3 (11.11%) DirectX
2 3 (11.11%) OpenGL ES
2 3 (11.11%) Qt
2 3 (11.11%) Vulkan
2 3 (11.11%) WebKit
3 2 (7.41%) HEVC
4 1 (3.70%) Java EE
4 1 (3.70%) OpenCL
4 1 (3.70%) Swing
4 1 (3.70%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) CUDA
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) STB
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Android
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 8 (29.63%) Multithreading
3 6 (22.22%) Multithreaded Programming
4 4 (14.81%) Open Source
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 3 (11.11%) Neural Network
6 2 (7.41%) Memory Management
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Android Development
7 1 (3.70%) Coaching
7 1 (3.70%) Digital Signal Processing
7 1 (3.70%) Informatics
7 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) C
2 20 (74.07%) C++
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.70%) ECSS
2 1 (3.70%) MISRA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) EMC
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat