The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Software Development
England / South East
Rank 237 241 257
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 4 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.051% 0.29% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.36% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £450
% change year-on-year -6.42% -22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £33.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £37.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.63%  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Development in the South East

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Development in the South East

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Surrey +13 2 - -
Berkshire +25 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Embedded Software Development
England

Embedded Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) C
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Ada
4 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) Tcl
5 2 (18.18%) Electronics
5 2 (18.18%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) Android
5 2 (18.18%) OOD
5 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Android Development
5 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Visual Effects
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (9.09%) Post-Production
6 1 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking

Embedded Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) GPRS
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) GDB
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) C++ Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Android Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Graphics Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Android Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Graphics Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
1 1 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Android Development
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreaded Programming
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) OO
2 2 (18.18%) OOD
2 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Effects
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Post-Production
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) C
3 6 (54.55%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) Ada
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Tcl
5 1 (9.09%) SQL