The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 524 526 479
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -47
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 59 39 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.081% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.30% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 17
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£425 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £178 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £200 £286
% change year-on-year
+68.75% -30.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 44
Average hourly rate £36.75 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -17.05%
Embedded Systems
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in England

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Systems across the England region.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in England

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Histogram in England

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems across the England region.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in England

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Embedded Systems
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 18 £463 -5.12% 8
South East -6 18 £400 +120.68% 22
East of England -21 12 £338 - 17
South West -30 8 - - 5
North West - 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 £240 - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 6
North East - - - - 1
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Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Systems.

1 88 (56.77%) C++
1 88 (56.77%) Software Engineering
2 85 (54.84%) C
3 67 (43.23%) Linux
4 36 (23.23%) Electronics
5 32 (20.65%) Degree
6 30 (19.35%) Java
7 29 (18.71%) Computer Science
8 28 (18.06%) Embedded C
9 26 (16.77%) Python
10 23 (14.84%) UML
11 22 (14.19%) UNIX
11 22 (14.19%) OO
12 21 (13.55%) Multithreading
13 20 (12.90%) STB
14 19 (12.26%) Windows
15 18 (11.61%) Android
16 14 (9.03%) Security Cleared
17 13 (8.39%) Embedded Linux
17 13 (8.39%) DTV
17 13 (8.39%) DVB
17 13 (8.39%) OOP
17 13 (8.39%) Middleware
18 12 (7.74%) OOD
18 12 (7.74%) C#
18 12 (7.74%) Aerospace
18 12 (7.74%) Device Driver
18 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (7.10%) Ruby
19 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Systems. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.65%) Confluence
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) DVB
2 10 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.16%) Wireless
4 6 (3.87%) LTE
5 4 (2.58%) GSM
5 4 (2.58%) UPnP
6 3 (1.94%) 3G
6 3 (1.94%) UMTS
6 3 (1.94%) Broadband
6 3 (1.94%) HTTP
6 3 (1.94%) NAS
6 3 (1.94%) DLNA
6 3 (1.94%) Modbus
6 3 (1.94%) RTSP
7 2 (1.29%) Telnet
7 2 (1.29%) Firewall
7 2 (1.29%) DHCP
7 2 (1.29%) FTP
8 1 (0.65%) Intranet
8 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.58%) MySQL
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) JIRA
2 8 (5.16%) Subversion
2 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.52%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (4.52%) ClearCase
4 6 (3.87%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.87%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (2.58%) NetBeans
6 3 (1.94%) Selenium
6 3 (1.94%) GDB
7 2 (1.29%) Trac
7 2 (1.29%) JUnit
8 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.65%) GCC
General
1 36 (23.23%) Electronics
2 12 (7.74%) Aerospace
3 11 (7.10%) Finance
4 10 (6.45%) Retail
5 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.52%) Automotive
5 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.29%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 70 (45.16%) Software Engineer
2 39 (25.16%) Developer
3 24 (15.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (10.32%) C++ Developer
5 13 (8.39%) Test Engineer
6 12 (7.74%) Junior
6 12 (7.74%) Junior Software Engineer
7 10 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) C Developer
9 8 (5.16%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Design Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.23%) Android Developer
12 4 (2.58%) Software Design Engineer
12 4 (2.58%) Integration Engineer
12 4 (2.58%) Software Test Analyst
12 4 (2.58%) Tester
12 4 (2.58%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.39%) Middleware
2 11 (7.10%) .NET
3 7 (4.52%) OpenGL
3 7 (4.52%) Qt
4 4 (2.58%) JNI
4 4 (2.58%) Swing
4 4 (2.58%) POSIX
4 4 (2.58%) Java SE
5 3 (1.94%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.94%) Ajax
5 3 (1.94%) RESTful
5 3 (1.94%) OpenCL
5 3 (1.94%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (1.29%) DirectCompute
6 2 (1.29%) WebKit
6 2 (1.29%) Direct3D
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.29%) Flash
6 2 (1.29%) HTML
6 2 (1.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Computer Science
2 20 (12.90%) STB
3 13 (8.39%) DTV
4 12 (7.74%) Device Driver
5 9 (5.81%) IPTV
6 8 (5.16%) CAN bus
7 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.87%) Firmware
8 5 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (3.23%) MPEG
9 4 (2.58%) Open Source
10 3 (1.94%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.94%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.94%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (1.29%) RenderMan
11 2 (1.29%) Video on Demand
11 2 (1.29%) CUDA
11 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 67 (43.23%) Linux
2 22 (14.19%) UNIX
3 19 (12.26%) Windows
4 18 (11.61%) Android
5 13 (8.39%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.94%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (56.77%) Software Engineering
2 23 (14.84%) UML
3 22 (14.19%) OO
4 21 (13.55%) Multithreading
5 13 (8.39%) OOP
6 12 (7.74%) OOD
6 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.10%) Information Security
8 10 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (5.81%) Cyber Security
10 8 (5.16%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.16%) TDD
11 7 (4.52%) Scrum
11 7 (4.52%) Project Management
11 7 (4.52%) Embedded Software Development
12 6 (3.87%) Android Development
12 6 (3.87%) Network Management
12 6 (3.87%) Information Assurance
12 6 (3.87%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (3.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (56.77%) C++
2 85 (54.84%) C
3 30 (19.35%) Java
4 28 (18.06%) Embedded C
5 26 (16.77%) Python
6 12 (7.74%) C#
7 11 (7.10%) Ruby
8 10 (6.45%) MATLAB
9 9 (5.81%) Bash Shell
10 8 (5.16%) Perl
11 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.58%) Lua
12 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.58%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.94%) PHP
13 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.94%) GLSL
13 3 (1.94%) HLSL
14 2 (1.29%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 32 (20.65%) Degree
2 14 (9.03%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.87%) Chartered Engineer
4 6 (3.87%) HND
5 3 (1.94%) PhD
5 3 (1.94%) ISEB
5 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.65%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) CISA
6 1 (0.65%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.29%) DO-254
2 2 (1.29%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.94%) Serena
2 3 (1.94%) CA
3 2 (1.29%) Wind River
3 2 (1.29%) Actel
3 2 (1.29%) Xilinx
3 2 (1.29%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.65%) Qualys
4 1 (0.65%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (0.65%) ArcSight
4 1 (0.65%) McAfee
4 1 (0.65%) ATG
4 1 (0.65%) Tripwire
4 1 (0.65%) Endeca
4 1 (0.65%) Huawei
4 1 (0.65%) Sun
4 1 (0.65%) EMC
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco
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