Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 806 814 814
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 33 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.036% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.042% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 16
England median daily rate £275 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +15.94% -6.76%
10th Percentile £263 £315 £240
90th Percentile £346 £605 £375
UK median daily rate £275 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -31.25% +15.94% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 8
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £40.00 £31.25 £35.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £53.13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 79,480 78,881 75,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.05% 85.99% 85.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,104 53,220 50,314
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £617
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,955 1,851 2,143
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.75 £47.82
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% -1.72%

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 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 22 January 2019. 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
East of England +17 10 - - 9
South East -9 9 - - 19
North West +1 4 - - 4
North of England -9 4 - - 6
Midlands +5 3 - - 3
South West -39 3 - - 4
London +19 2 £340 -43.33% 7
West Midlands -21 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Embedded Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 31 (93.94%) Software Engineering
2 24 (72.73%) C
3 17 (51.52%) C++
4 12 (36.36%) Linux
5 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Embedded C
7 8 (24.24%) UML
8 7 (21.21%) Multithreading
9 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (18.18%) Embedded C++
10 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.15%) DO-178B
11 4 (12.12%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (12.12%) Multithreaded Programming
11 4 (12.12%) Simulink
11 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.12%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (9.09%) MATLAB
12 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
12 3 (9.09%) Validation
12 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
12 3 (9.09%) Python
12 3 (9.09%) Java
13 2 (6.06%) Bluetooth
13 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (6.06%) Firmware
13 2 (6.06%) Scrum
13 2 (6.06%) Finance

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 4 (12.12%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) Bluetooth
2 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.06%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.03%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) L2TP
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) RS-232
3 1 (3.03%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Software Engineer
2 13 (39.39%) Embedded Engineer
2 13 (39.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (27.27%) C Software Engineer
5 8 (24.24%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Support
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.03%) Qt
2 1 (3.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (3.03%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.06%) VHDL
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.03%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Software Engineering
2 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) UML
4 7 (21.21%) Multithreading
5 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.12%) Multithreaded Programming
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
8 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 1 (3.03%) Code Coverage
9 1 (3.03%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 1 (3.03%) Image Processing
9 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Kanban
9 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
9 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) SDLC
9 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.03%) TDD
9 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) C
2 17 (51.52%) C++
3 9 (27.27%) Embedded C
4 6 (18.18%) Embedded C++
5 3 (9.09%) Java
5 3 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 3 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Ada
6 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) CA Agile Central
1 1 (3.03%) Freescale
1 1 (3.03%) Wind River