The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 April 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
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 617 622
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 22 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.075% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.091% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £255 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £370 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year -3.57% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +17.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £32.40 £31.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.88 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +17.18%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39358 46364 44831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.53% 82.93% 79.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25908 30650 27860
Median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +5.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1090 1313
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 25 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
England +25 19 £450 +28.57% 11
South East -3 5 - - 1
London - 4 £525 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 3 - - 2
Surrey +4 3 - -
East of England +1 3 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Staines - 3 - -
Cambridge +6 2 - - 1
South West -4 2 - - 5
Stafford - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +23 1 - - 1
North West +22 1 - - 1
Slough +8 1 - -
Peterborough 0 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Lancashire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 28 (75.68%) C++
2 26 (70.27%) C
3 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
4 11 (29.73%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (24.32%) Electronics
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Linux
6 8 (21.62%) Python
7 7 (18.92%) C#
7 7 (18.92%) Java
8 6 (16.22%) OpenGL
9 5 (13.51%) Prototyping
9 5 (13.51%) OpenGL ES
9 5 (13.51%) GLSL
9 5 (13.51%) Android Development
9 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
9 5 (13.51%) Android
10 4 (10.81%) Open Source
10 4 (10.81%) Aerospace
10 4 (10.81%) Project Management
10 4 (10.81%) Embedded C
11 3 (8.11%) HTTP
11 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
11 3 (8.11%) Ada
11 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
11 3 (8.11%) Tcl
11 3 (8.11%) Firmware
11 3 (8.11%) Perl

Embedded Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Doxygen
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) 2G
2 2 (5.41%) 3G
2 2 (5.41%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.41%) LTE
2 2 (5.41%) OFDM
3 1 (2.70%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) GDB
2 2 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.70%) CANoe
3 1 (2.70%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.70%) CppUnit
3 1 (2.70%) GCC
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (24.32%) Electronics
2 4 (10.81%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.41%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Avionics
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Software Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (24.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Android Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) C++ Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.81%) Software Manager
6 4 (10.81%) Software Project Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Android Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Graphics Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) OpenGL
2 5 (13.51%) OpenGL ES
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) Qt
4 1 (2.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.11%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (8.11%) Augmented Reality
2 3 (8.11%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.70%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Android
4 3 (8.11%) Tizen
5 2 (5.41%) VxWorks
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Software Engineering
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
3 5 (13.51%) Android Development
3 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
3 5 (13.51%) Prototyping
4 4 (10.81%) Open Source
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Device Driver Development
5 3 (8.11%) Multithreaded Programming
5 3 (8.11%) OO
5 3 (8.11%) Visual Effects
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) OOD
6 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Signal Processing
6 2 (5.41%) Validation
6 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) C++
2 26 (70.27%) C
3 8 (21.62%) Python
4 7 (18.92%) C#
4 7 (18.92%) Java
5 5 (13.51%) GLSL
6 4 (10.81%) Embedded C
7 3 (8.11%) Ada
7 3 (8.11%) Perl
7 3 (8.11%) Tcl
8 2 (5.41%) Assembly Language
8 2 (5.41%) Pascal
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) DO-178B
2 2 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (5.41%) Freescale
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.41%) Wind River
2 1 (2.70%) EMC
London
Henlow Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £30 - £32 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago