Period
to 22 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 841 823 842
Rank change year-on-year -18 +19 -25
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 37 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.035% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.041% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 8
UK median daily rate £400 £345 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -0.72% -7.33%
10th Percentile £315 £240 £263
90th Percentile £605 £375 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year +1.45% -0.72% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +8.84%
10th Percentile £31.50 £35.40 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £53.13 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.27% +2.50% +8.84%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 11 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 January 2018. 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 +2 33 £400 +15.94% 71
UK excluding London +17 32 £350 +1.45% 66
South West +15 12 £350 +6.87% 11
South East -25 11 - - 17
London -36 4 £600 +66.67% 10
East of England -21 3 - - 22
Scotland - 3 - - 1
West Midlands +9 2 - - 7
Midlands -1 2 - - 9
North of England +40 1 - - 2
North West +3 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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%) Software Engineering
3 18 (48.65%) C++
4 10 (27.03%) Electronics
5 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
5 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
5 9 (24.32%) DO-178B
6 8 (21.62%) Degree
6 8 (21.62%) Validation
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
7 7 (18.92%) C#
7 7 (18.92%) Linux
7 7 (18.92%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
8 6 (16.22%) Python
8 6 (16.22%) Automotive
9 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
9 5 (13.51%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (13.51%) Freescale
10 4 (10.81%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (10.81%) Wind River
10 4 (10.81%) Android
10 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
10 4 (10.81%) UML
10 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
11 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
11 3 (8.11%) .NET
11 3 (8.11%) OO
11 3 (8.11%) Bluetooth

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:

Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Simulink
2 1 (2.70%) Stateflow
2 1 (2.70%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Bluetooth
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) MQTT
2 2 (5.41%) Multicast
3 1 (2.70%) DVB
3 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.70%) FlexRay
3 1 (2.70%) GSM
3 1 (2.70%) HbbTV
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) GCC
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) CppUnit
4 1 (2.70%) FishEye
4 1 (2.70%) GDB
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) VectorCAST
General
1 10 (27.03%) Electronics
2 9 (24.32%) Aerospace
3 6 (16.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) German Language
4 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Software Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Embedded Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Android Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Embedded Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Embedded Software Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.11%) C Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Embedded C Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C/C++ Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Development Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) DTV Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) OpenGL
2 2 (5.41%) MFC
2 2 (5.41%) WebSockets
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) DirectX
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) OpenCL
3 1 (2.70%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (2.70%) Qt
3 1 (2.70%) TensorFlow
3 1 (2.70%) Vulkan
3 1 (2.70%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.41%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) CUDA
4 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.70%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.70%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.41%) VxWorks
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Software Engineering
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Validation
3 7 (18.92%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (10.81%) UML
5 3 (8.11%) OO
5 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Android Development
6 2 (5.41%) Coaching
6 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
6 2 (5.41%) Machine Learning
6 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.41%) Neural Network
6 2 (5.41%) Physics
6 2 (5.41%) Prototyping
6 2 (5.41%) SDLC
6 2 (5.41%) TDD
6 2 (5.41%) Visual Effects
7 1 (2.70%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) C
2 18 (48.65%) C++
3 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
4 7 (18.92%) C#
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
5 6 (16.22%) Python
6 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.11%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.41%) Java
9 1 (2.70%) Perl
9 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) DO-178B
2 3 (8.11%) MISRA
3 1 (2.70%) IEC 62304
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 26262
3 1 (2.70%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) zsh
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Freescale
2 4 (10.81%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (10.81%) Wind River
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.70%) MathWorks