Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 825 835
Rank change year-on-year +23 +10 -46
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 43 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.056% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.067% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 7
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £313 £253 £294
90th Percentile £500 £388 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 18
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +12.21% -10.88%
10th Percentile £35.71 £30.50 £30.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.16 £39.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.42
% change year-on-year +13.33% +12.21% -10.88%

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 80749 91852 91010
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.21% 83.48% 80.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 52942 60585 57564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2076 2197 2573
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.10% +5.59%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +4.24%

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 12 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 6 months to 22 July 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
England +33 37 £375 +7.14% 24
UK excluding London +35 29 £355 +1.43% 26
South East +12 16 £355 +1.43% 3
London +13 9 £450 +5.26% 1
South West +2 4 £400 +23.08% 4
West Midlands +31 3 - - 3
Midlands +21 3 - - 3
East of England -12 3 - - 12
North of England +65 2 £350 - 1
North West +40 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +28 1 £350 -
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 26 (60.47%) C
2 23 (53.49%) C++
3 22 (51.16%) Software Engineering
4 11 (25.58%) DO-178B
5 10 (23.26%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (23.26%) Avionics
6 9 (20.93%) Subversion
6 9 (20.93%) Electronics
6 9 (20.93%) Linux
7 8 (18.60%) UML
7 8 (18.60%) Windows
7 8 (18.60%) Ada
7 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Python
9 6 (13.95%) Android
9 6 (13.95%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (13.95%) Android Development
9 6 (13.95%) SDLC
9 6 (13.95%) Prototyping
10 5 (11.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (11.63%) Project Planning
10 5 (11.63%) Java
10 5 (11.63%) Project Management
10 5 (11.63%) Aerospace
11 4 (9.30%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (9.30%) Scrum
11 4 (9.30%) Doxygen
11 4 (9.30%) OO
11 4 (9.30%) Embedded C

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 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Doxygen
2 3 (6.98%) OrCAD
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.33%) Simulink
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) 2G
1 1 (2.33%) 3G
1 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.33%) LTE
1 1 (2.33%) OFDM
1 1 (2.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (20.93%) Subversion
3 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.33%) CANoe
5 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.33%) GDB
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (23.26%) Avionics
2 9 (20.93%) Electronics
3 5 (11.63%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.65%) Automotive
5 1 (2.33%) Finance
5 1 (2.33%) German Language
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Software Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Android Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Ada Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Ada Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Android Developer
6 3 (6.98%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Graphics Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Software Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) OpenGL
2 3 (6.98%) Qt
3 2 (4.65%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (2.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (11.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (9.30%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (4.65%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) Android
4 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) UML
3 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Android Development
4 6 (13.95%) Prototyping
4 6 (13.95%) SDLC
5 5 (11.63%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Project Planning
6 4 (9.30%) OO
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) Visual Effects
7 3 (6.98%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.98%) OOD
7 3 (6.98%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (6.98%) Signal Processing
8 2 (4.65%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (4.65%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.65%) SysML
8 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) C
2 23 (53.49%) C++
3 8 (18.60%) Ada
4 7 (16.28%) Python
5 5 (11.63%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) Embedded C
7 3 (6.98%) Assembly Language
8 2 (4.65%) C#
8 2 (4.65%) GLSL
8 2 (4.65%) Lua
8 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
8 2 (4.65%) Pascal
9 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) DO-178B
2 2 (4.65%) ECSS
2 2 (4.65%) MIL-STD-1553
2 2 (4.65%) QA
3 1 (2.33%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (4.65%) Freescale
1 2 (4.65%) Intel
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.65%) Wind River