The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 418 398 416
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 6 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.074% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.069% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Average daily rate
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£303 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £365 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £530 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £340 £200
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+15.64% +3.52%
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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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8642 9041 9846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.49% 37.31% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5966 6040 6719
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 186 193
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in London

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in London

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in London

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 8 (57.14%) Bluetooth
3 6 (42.86%) C
3 6 (42.86%) C++
3 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 5 (35.71%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (35.71%) iOS Development
4 5 (35.71%) Memory Management
4 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
4 5 (35.71%) RESTful
4 5 (35.71%) Ruby
4 5 (35.71%) Google
4 5 (35.71%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) Apple
4 5 (35.71%) Firmware
4 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (35.71%) Objective-C
5 3 (21.43%) VHDL
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Assembly Language
5 3 (21.43%) Motorola
5 3 (21.43%) Nokia
5 3 (21.43%) CAD
5 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
5 3 (21.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (21.43%) Erlang
5 3 (21.43%) Panasonic
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Bluetooth
2 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) DVB
5 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Programmer
2 6 (42.86%) Developer
3 5 (35.71%) iOS Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 3 (21.43%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Design Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Chief Technology Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 6 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) VHDL
2 3 (21.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (14.29%) IPTV
3 2 (14.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) VxWorks
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (7.14%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Memory Management
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile Application Development
1 5 (35.71%) iOS Development
2 3 (21.43%) CAD
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) API Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
1 6 (42.86%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Objective-C
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Erlang
3 3 (21.43%) Assembly Language
3 3 (21.43%) MATLAB
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C++
4 2 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Apple
1 5 (35.71%) Google
2 3 (21.43%) Panasonic
2 3 (21.43%) Motorola
2 3 (21.43%) Nokia