The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 231 210 223
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 27 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.39% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 1.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£326 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.79% +50.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +30.76%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2941 2583 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.43% 28.84% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1388 1128
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 145 165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £47.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Embedded Systems
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
East Sussex -4 10 - - 1
Surrey -17 7 £326 +8.75% 12
Berkshire +17 5 - - 2
Hampshire -2 2 - - 3
Kent -3 1 - - 4
Sussex - 1 - -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 22 (48.89%) C
3 20 (44.44%) C++
4 17 (37.78%) Linux
5 16 (35.56%) Multithreading
6 14 (31.11%) Unit Testing
6 14 (31.11%) Python
7 13 (28.89%) Manufacturing
7 13 (28.89%) Lua
7 13 (28.89%) Bash Shell
8 11 (24.44%) Embedded C
9 7 (15.56%) Java
9 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
9 7 (15.56%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
11 5 (11.11%) DVB
11 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 5 (11.11%) PHP
11 5 (11.11%) STB
11 5 (11.11%) Ajax
12 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (8.89%) SQL
12 4 (8.89%) MySQL
12 4 (8.89%) Web Services
12 4 (8.89%) Embedded C++
13 3 (6.67%) Cisco
13 3 (6.67%) CRM
13 3 (6.67%) UML
13 3 (6.67%) Perl

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) DVB
2 3 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (2.22%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.22%) IPsec
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) IKE
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.22%) Ant
4 1 (2.22%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (2.22%) Moq
4 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.22%) GCC
4 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.22%) NUnit
General
1 13 (28.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Software Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) C Developer
4 5 (11.11%) C Programmer
4 5 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Programmer
5 4 (8.89%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.22%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Ajax
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) REST
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (2.22%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) WCF
4 1 (2.22%) WPF
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) Qt
4 1 (2.22%) StructureMap
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) Flash
4 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) STB
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.44%) IPTV
3 2 (4.44%) DTV
4 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.22%) Animation
4 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Android
4 2 (4.44%) UNIX
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 16 (35.56%) Multithreading
3 14 (31.11%) Unit Testing
4 7 (15.56%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) UML
7 3 (6.67%) CRM
7 3 (6.67%) Low Latency
7 3 (6.67%) Android Development
8 2 (4.44%) Logistics
8 2 (4.44%) API Testing
8 2 (4.44%) OO
8 2 (4.44%) Requirements Management
9 1 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.22%) Web Development
9 1 (2.22%) Use Case
9 1 (2.22%) TDD
9 1 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) C
2 20 (44.44%) C++
3 14 (31.11%) Python
4 13 (28.89%) Lua
4 13 (28.89%) Bash Shell
5 11 (24.44%) Embedded C
6 7 (15.56%) Java
7 5 (11.11%) PHP
8 4 (8.89%) SQL
8 4 (8.89%) Embedded C++
9 3 (6.67%) Perl
10 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
10 2 (4.44%) C#
11 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
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