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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 520 518 532
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 69 59 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 5
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£350 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £330 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £505 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +68.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 26
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.55 £30.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £44.75 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+15.64% +4.25%
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
17173 16588 16006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.97% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 10078 9870
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.08 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
South East 0 37 £371 -7.18% 16
West Midlands +13 14 £500 +108.33% 1
South West -9 9 - - 8
London +7 7 £303 -34.59% 4
Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 2
Midlands - 1 £320 -
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Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 68 (53.97%) C
2 55 (43.65%) Software Engineering
3 49 (38.89%) C++
4 38 (30.16%) Linux
5 28 (22.22%) Python
5 28 (22.22%) Embedded C
6 19 (15.08%) Electronics
6 19 (15.08%) Manufacturing
6 19 (15.08%) Degree
7 18 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 18 (14.29%) Multithreading
8 17 (13.49%) Bash Shell
8 17 (13.49%) Firmware
9 16 (12.70%) Lua
10 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 14 (11.11%) Windows
10 14 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
11 13 (10.32%) Embedded C++
12 12 (9.52%) DVB
12 12 (9.52%) Automotive
13 11 (8.73%) STB
13 11 (8.73%) Java
14 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 9 (7.14%) C#
15 9 (7.14%) Visual Studio
15 9 (7.14%) UML
15 9 (7.14%) OO
16 8 (6.35%) Assembly Language
16 8 (6.35%) Bluetooth

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Simulink
2 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) DVB
2 8 (6.35%) Bluetooth
3 7 (5.56%) Wireless
4 5 (3.97%) UPnP
4 5 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.17%) GPRS
5 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.38%) DNS
6 3 (2.38%) HTTP
6 3 (2.38%) DHCP
6 3 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.38%) VLAN
7 2 (1.59%) HSUPA
7 2 (1.59%) HSDPA
7 2 (1.59%) VDSL
7 2 (1.59%) LTE
7 2 (1.59%) ADSL
7 2 (1.59%) WCDMA
7 2 (1.59%) GSM
7 2 (1.59%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.56%) ClearCase
3 5 (3.97%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (3.17%) Subversion
4 4 (3.17%) JIRA
5 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.79%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.79%) GCC
7 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.79%) Redmine
7 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.79%) Trac
General
1 19 (15.08%) Electronics
1 19 (15.08%) Manufacturing
2 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.52%) Automotive
4 3 (2.38%) Avionics
4 3 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (35.71%) Software Engineer
2 36 (28.57%) Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Programmer
4 15 (11.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) C Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) C Programmer
7 7 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.97%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Firmware Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) iOS Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Android Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Electronics Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.17%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.38%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) Web Services
1 6 (4.76%) REST
2 5 (3.97%) SOAP
2 5 (3.97%) RESTful
3 4 (3.17%) XML
3 4 (3.17%) HTML
4 3 (2.38%) .NET
4 3 (2.38%) OpenGL
4 3 (2.38%) Ajax
5 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.59%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.79%) Dojo
6 1 (0.79%) WCF
6 1 (0.79%) LINQ
6 1 (0.79%) Qt
6 1 (0.79%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.79%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (0.79%) Middleware
6 1 (0.79%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) STB
2 9 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.35%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.76%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.97%) VHDL
6 4 (3.17%) VAX
6 4 (3.17%) Handset
6 4 (3.17%) IPTV
7 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.59%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.59%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.59%) DTV
9 1 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.79%) Verilog
9 1 (0.79%) Animation
9 1 (0.79%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.16%) Linux
2 14 (11.11%) Windows
2 14 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (3.97%) Windows CE
3 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.17%) VxWorks
4 4 (3.17%) OpenVMS
4 4 (3.17%) Android
4 4 (3.17%) UNIX
5 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.79%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (43.65%) Software Engineering
2 18 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 18 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.14%) UML
4 9 (7.14%) OO
5 8 (6.35%) SysML
6 7 (5.56%) Validation
6 7 (5.56%) Software Architecture
6 7 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (4.76%) OOD
7 6 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (3.97%) Test Automation
8 5 (3.97%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.97%) Memory Management
8 5 (3.97%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (3.97%) iOS Development
8 5 (3.97%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.17%) Open Source
9 4 (3.17%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.97%) C
2 49 (38.89%) C++
3 28 (22.22%) Embedded C
3 28 (22.22%) Python
4 17 (13.49%) Bash Shell
5 16 (12.70%) Lua
6 13 (10.32%) Embedded C++
7 11 (8.73%) Java
8 9 (7.14%) C#
9 8 (6.35%) Assembly Language
10 7 (5.56%) MATLAB
11 6 (4.76%) Ruby
12 5 (3.97%) Objective-C
12 5 (3.97%) SQL
12 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
12 5 (3.97%) Perl
13 4 (3.17%) Ada
13 4 (3.17%) Pascal
14 3 (2.38%) Erlang
14 3 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (15.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) IEC 61508
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) JTAG
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (13.49%) Firmware
2 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (3.97%) Google
1 5 (3.97%) Apple
2 3 (2.38%) Panasonic
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.38%) Cisco
2 3 (2.38%) Motorola
2 3 (2.38%) Nokia
3 2 (1.59%) HP
3 2 (1.59%) Wyse
3 2 (1.59%) AppSense
4 1 (0.79%) VMware
4 1 (0.79%) Atmel
4 1 (0.79%) Renesas
4 1 (0.79%) Compaq
4 1 (0.79%) EMC
4 1 (0.79%) IBM
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