The first 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 31 July 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 London 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 384 397 386
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 15 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.064% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 12
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£450 £400 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £298
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 5
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -17.64%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7212 7878 8141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.67% 32.47% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4829 5413 5501
Average daily rate £450 £460 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 170 213
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Embedded Systems
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London +22 1 £450 -5.26% 1
Ilford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 28 (68.29%) C++
2 22 (53.66%) C
3 21 (51.22%) Software Engineering
4 20 (48.78%) Electronics
5 19 (46.34%) Degree
5 19 (46.34%) Computer Science
6 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (36.59%) Java
8 13 (31.71%) Linux
8 13 (31.71%) Middleware
9 12 (29.27%) Embedded C
10 10 (24.39%) OOP
10 10 (24.39%) OO
10 10 (24.39%) JIRA
10 10 (24.39%) Android
11 9 (21.95%) Qt
11 9 (21.95%) OpenGL
12 8 (19.51%) Python
12 8 (19.51%) STB
13 7 (17.07%) TDD
13 7 (17.07%) Ajax
13 7 (17.07%) DTV
14 6 (14.63%) DVB
14 6 (14.63%) Project Management
14 6 (14.63%) UNIX
14 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
15 5 (12.20%) jQuery
15 5 (12.20%) Velocity
15 5 (12.20%) GLSL
15 5 (12.20%) OpenGL ES

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) DVB
2 5 (12.20%) Intranet
2 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) HTTP
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) JIRA
2 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.20%) Subversion
4 3 (7.32%) GDB
4 3 (7.32%) Trac
5 1 (2.44%) GCC
General
1 20 (48.78%) Electronics
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Games
4 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Software Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Junior
2 10 (24.39%) Junior Software Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Android Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.44%) C++ Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) Middleware
2 9 (21.95%) OpenGL
2 9 (21.95%) Qt
3 7 (17.07%) Ajax
4 5 (12.20%) Velocity
4 5 (12.20%) jQuery
4 5 (12.20%) Spring
4 5 (12.20%) J2EE
4 5 (12.20%) CSS
4 5 (12.20%) Struts
4 5 (12.20%) XML
4 5 (12.20%) OpenGL ES
5 3 (7.32%) RESTful
5 3 (7.32%) WebKit
5 3 (7.32%) Direct3D
6 2 (4.88%) OpenCL
6 2 (4.88%) HTML5
6 2 (4.88%) POSIX
6 2 (4.88%) HTML
7 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Computer Science
2 8 (19.51%) STB
3 7 (17.07%) DTV
4 5 (12.20%) Device Driver
4 5 (12.20%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (12.20%) Firmware
5 4 (9.76%) IPTV
6 3 (7.32%) RenderMan
7 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
7 2 (4.88%) iPad
7 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.44%) Open Source
8 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
8 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Linux
2 10 (24.39%) Android
3 6 (14.63%) UNIX
4 4 (9.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Software Engineering
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) OOP
3 10 (24.39%) OO
4 7 (17.07%) TDD
5 6 (14.63%) Project Management
6 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.20%) Network Design
6 5 (12.20%) DevOps
7 3 (7.32%) Android Development
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
8 2 (4.88%) Content Management
8 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Cyber Security
9 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.44%) Information Assurance
9 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.44%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) C++
2 22 (53.66%) C
3 15 (36.59%) Java
4 12 (29.27%) Embedded C
5 8 (19.51%) Python
6 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.20%) GLSL
6 5 (12.20%) HLSL
7 4 (9.76%) Perl
7 4 (9.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) PhD
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) ATG
1 5 (12.20%) Endeca
2 2 (4.88%) Wind River
3 1 (2.44%) Huawei
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian