Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 200 219
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19 -27
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 13 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.053% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.066% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -
England median daily rate £355 £350 £319
% change year-on-year +1.43% +9.80% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £38.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.75% -1.60%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.95% +5.67%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4592 4562 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.95% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2899 3072 3531
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £240 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 269 257
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.51
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Embedded Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
Dorset +2 3 £425 +30.77%
Devon +2 2 £300 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Embedded Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (92.31%) C
2 11 (84.62%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) DO-178B
3 7 (53.85%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) Aerospace
3 7 (53.85%) Validation
4 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
5 5 (38.46%) C++
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Freescale
6 4 (30.77%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (30.77%) Wind River
6 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (30.77%) C#
7 3 (23.08%) Electronics
8 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
8 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) MFC
8 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) OO
9 1 (7.69%) Python
9 1 (7.69%) Firmware
9 1 (7.69%) Project Management
9 1 (7.69%) Finance
9 1 (7.69%) Scrum
9 1 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared

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 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (53.85%) Aerospace
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Firmware Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Validation
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C
2 6 (46.15%) Assembly Language
3 5 (38.46%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Freescale
2 4 (30.77%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (30.77%) Wind River