The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 492 420 514
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +94
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 98 83 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.74% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 18
Average daily rate £339 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+19.09% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 30
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.50 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +0.67%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Embedded Systems
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 41 £339 -15.31% 17
London -15 25 £425 - 4
East of England -15 16 £200 -52.94% 20
Yorkshire - 7 £200 - 1
West Midlands -14 5 - - 4
South West -41 3 £413 +71.87% 5
East Midlands - - - - 3
North East - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
Embedded Systems
UK

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 96 (53.33%) C++
2 89 (49.44%) Software Engineering
3 72 (40.00%) C
4 70 (38.89%) Linux
5 47 (26.11%) Java
6 37 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (17.78%) Multithreading
8 29 (16.11%) Degree
8 29 (16.11%) Electronics
9 28 (15.56%) UML
9 28 (15.56%) OO
10 27 (15.00%) Windows
11 26 (14.44%) Middleware
12 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
13 23 (12.78%) CSS
13 23 (12.78%) Internet
13 23 (12.78%) Project Management
14 22 (12.22%) Firmware
14 22 (12.22%) Ajax
15 21 (11.67%) Computer Science
15 21 (11.67%) Android
15 21 (11.67%) Embedded C
16 19 (10.56%) Python
16 19 (10.56%) E-Commerce
16 19 (10.56%) OOD
16 19 (10.56%) Intranet
16 19 (10.56%) Struts
16 19 (10.56%) XML
16 19 (10.56%) J2EE
16 19 (10.56%) ATG

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (1.67%) Confluence
1 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.78%) Internet
2 19 (10.56%) Intranet
3 15 (8.33%) DVB
4 11 (6.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.67%) RTSP
5 3 (1.67%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.67%) DLNA
5 3 (1.67%) LTE
5 3 (1.67%) Wireless
5 3 (1.67%) HTTP
6 2 (1.11%) UPnP
7 1 (0.56%) VLAN
7 1 (0.56%) 802.11
7 1 (0.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.22%) MySQL
3 3 (1.67%) SQLite
4 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 11 (6.11%) JIRA
3 8 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.89%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.89%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (3.89%) Subversion
5 6 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.22%) Ranorex
6 4 (2.22%) eggPlant
6 4 (2.22%) Selenium
7 3 (1.67%) Trac
7 3 (1.67%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.67%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.11%) JUnit
8 2 (1.11%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.11%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.56%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 29 (16.11%) Electronics
2 11 (6.11%) Automotive
3 7 (3.89%) Games
4 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.78%) Finance
4 5 (2.78%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.22%) Retail
6 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Avionics
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (37.22%) Software Engineer
2 40 (22.22%) Developer
3 26 (14.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (10.56%) Deployment Engineer
4 19 (10.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (8.89%) C++ Developer
6 15 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) Test Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) Senior Software Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.89%) Consultant
10 5 (2.78%) Android Developer
10 5 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.78%) C++ Software Developer
11 4 (2.22%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (2.22%) Tester
11 4 (2.22%) Analyst
11 4 (2.22%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.22%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.44%) Middleware
2 23 (12.78%) CSS
3 22 (12.22%) Ajax
4 19 (10.56%) Struts
4 19 (10.56%) XML
4 19 (10.56%) J2EE
4 19 (10.56%) jQuery
4 19 (10.56%) Velocity
4 19 (10.56%) Spring
5 16 (8.89%) OpenGL
6 14 (7.78%) Qt
7 10 (5.56%) OpenGL ES
8 9 (5.00%) POSIX
9 7 (3.89%) Direct3D
9 7 (3.89%) MFC
10 6 (3.33%) HTML
11 5 (2.78%) OpenCL
12 4 (2.22%) STL
12 4 (2.22%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Firmware
2 21 (11.67%) Computer Science
3 15 (8.33%) STB
4 13 (7.22%) 3D Graphics
5 10 (5.56%) DTV
5 10 (5.56%) Device Driver
6 8 (4.44%) IPTV
7 7 (3.89%) RenderMan
7 7 (3.89%) MPEG
8 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.22%) CAN bus
9 3 (1.67%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.67%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.67%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.67%) Open Source
10 2 (1.11%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.11%) CUDA
10 2 (1.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 70 (38.89%) Linux
2 27 (15.00%) Windows
3 21 (11.67%) Android
4 18 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
5 15 (8.33%) UNIX
6 6 (3.33%) LynxOS
7 5 (2.78%) Windows CE
8 3 (1.67%) VxWorks
8 3 (1.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (49.44%) Software Engineering
2 37 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (17.78%) Multithreading
4 28 (15.56%) UML
4 28 (15.56%) OO
5 23 (12.78%) Project Management
6 19 (10.56%) E-Commerce
6 19 (10.56%) OOD
6 19 (10.56%) Network Design
7 11 (6.11%) TDD
7 11 (6.11%) Scrum
8 10 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 9 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.89%) Manual Testing
10 7 (3.89%) OOP
10 7 (3.89%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (3.33%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (3.33%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 96 (53.33%) C++
2 72 (40.00%) C
3 47 (26.11%) Java
4 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.67%) Embedded C
6 19 (10.56%) Python
7 15 (8.33%) C#
8 12 (6.67%) SQL
8 12 (6.67%) Ruby
9 10 (5.56%) VC++
9 10 (5.56%) HLSL
9 10 (5.56%) GLSL
10 9 (5.00%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.44%) MATLAB
12 6 (3.33%) Embedded C++
13 5 (2.78%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.22%) Perl
14 4 (2.22%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.67%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (1.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 29 (16.11%) Degree
2 10 (5.56%) PhD
3 7 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.78%) ISEB
5 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (1.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (1.67%) HND
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) DICOM
2 4 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 19 (10.56%) ATG
1 19 (10.56%) Endeca
2 6 (3.33%) Intel
3 4 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.22%) Serena
4 3 (1.67%) Altera
4 3 (1.67%) CA
5 2 (1.11%) HP
5 2 (1.11%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.56%) Huawei
6 1 (0.56%) Freescale
6 1 (0.56%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco
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