The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 141 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% - 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£390 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Embedded Systems
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
979 744 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.64% 26.69% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 431 322
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 59 64
Average hourly rate £20.35 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Embedded Systems
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Manchester - 1 £390 -
Lancashire - - - -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
3 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) Atmel
4 5 (55.56%) C
4 5 (55.56%) Arduino
5 4 (44.44%) jQuery
5 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) Ubuntu
6 3 (33.33%) Debian
7 2 (22.22%) CSS
7 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (22.22%) Android
7 2 (22.22%) Firmware
7 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (11.11%) RESTful
8 1 (11.11%) Protocol Buffers
8 1 (11.11%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (11.11%) Flask
8 1 (11.11%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (11.11%) Google
8 1 (11.11%) Degree

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Hardware Tester
4 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) GUI Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) jQuery
1 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) Django
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (11.11%) Flask
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Arduino
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Debian
2 3 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (22.22%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Atmel
2 1 (11.11%) Google