The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 22 June 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.

Embedded Software Development
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 146 139
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.037% 0.033% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.042% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +5.79% -8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year +16.66% +6.38%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2211 2375 2447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 79.19% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1565 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Embedded Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Dorset - 1 £425 - 1
Embedded Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West region with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (40.00%) Wind River
2 2 (40.00%) Freescale
2 2 (40.00%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree

Embedded Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (40.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (40.00%) Freescale
1 2 (40.00%) Wind River
2 1 (20.00%) EMC