The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Software Development
England / North West
Rank 127 156 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 -  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.026% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.032% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £450
% change year-on-year -6.42% -22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% +14.50%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2113 3163 2829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1915 1539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Development in the North West

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Embedded Software Development
England

Embedded Software Development
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) RAD
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) QMS
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
1 1 (100.00%) Qt
1 1 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Qt
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) QMS
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) RAD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft