The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 138 113
Contract jobs citing Embedded Software Development 0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.067% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.081% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £375
% change year-on-year +6.56% -8.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

Embedded Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Pascal
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
1 2 (66.67%) Device Driver
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (33.33%) Infotainment
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) Profibus
2 1 (33.33%) CANoe
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Embedded Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) CANoe
1 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Device Driver Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Pascal
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft