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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 237 232 233
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 38 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.21% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 0.70% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Average daily rate
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£346 £359 £181
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% +97.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £345 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £196
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £340 £200
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+15.64% +3.52%
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
3013 2711 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.43% 29.44% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1482 1237
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 153 147
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.71 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £41.75 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Surrey +2 12 £335 -6.62% 2
Berkshire - 9 £160 - 6
Hampshire +2 8 £406 +1.56% 1
East Sussex +9 6 - -
Middlesex +6 2 - -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 35 (60.34%) C
2 30 (51.72%) Software Engineering
3 27 (46.55%) Linux
4 18 (31.03%) C++
5 17 (29.31%) Python
6 16 (27.59%) Manufacturing
6 16 (27.59%) Lua
6 16 (27.59%) Unit Testing
6 16 (27.59%) Multithreading
6 16 (27.59%) Bash Shell
7 14 (24.14%) Embedded C
8 13 (22.41%) DVB
8 13 (22.41%) STB
9 8 (13.79%) UPnP
9 8 (13.79%) ClearCase
10 7 (12.07%) Java
10 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
11 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (8.62%) Windows
12 5 (8.62%) Systems Analysis
13 4 (6.90%) VAX
13 4 (6.90%) Android
13 4 (6.90%) REST
13 4 (6.90%) Low Latency
13 4 (6.90%) Android Development
13 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
13 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
13 4 (6.90%) Assembly Language
13 4 (6.90%) Pascal

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) DVB
2 8 (13.79%) UPnP
3 3 (5.17%) VLAN
4 1 (1.72%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
4 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.72%) IKE
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.72%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) GCC
4 1 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.72%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 16 (27.59%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.72%) Automotive
3 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Software Engineer
2 22 (37.93%) Developer
3 15 (25.86%) C Developer
4 8 (13.79%) C Programmer
4 8 (13.79%) Programmer
5 7 (12.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Android Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Ada Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.72%) Firmware Engineer
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 1 (1.72%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) SOAP
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
1 4 (6.90%) XML
1 4 (6.90%) REST
2 3 (5.17%) Ajax
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) Dojo
3 1 (1.72%) Qt
3 1 (1.72%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (1.72%) Flash
3 1 (1.72%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) STB
2 4 (6.90%) VAX
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.17%) Streaming Video
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (3.45%) DTV
4 2 (3.45%) IPTV
5 1 (1.72%) Animation
5 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) OpenVMS
3 4 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Software Engineering
2 16 (27.59%) Multithreading
2 16 (27.59%) Unit Testing
3 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.62%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (6.90%) UML
5 4 (6.90%) Low Latency
5 4 (6.90%) Android Development
5 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.17%) OO
6 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.17%) Project Management
6 3 (5.17%) SysML
7 2 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.45%) API Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.72%) Requirements Management
8 1 (1.72%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.72%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 35 (60.34%) C
2 18 (31.03%) C++
3 17 (29.31%) Python
4 16 (27.59%) Lua
4 16 (27.59%) Bash Shell
5 14 (24.14%) Embedded C
6 7 (12.07%) Java
7 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.90%) Embedded C++
7 4 (6.90%) Assembly Language
7 4 (6.90%) Pascal
7 4 (6.90%) Ada
8 3 (5.17%) PHP
8 3 (5.17%) SQL
9 2 (3.45%) Perl
10 1 (1.72%) C#
10 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (1.72%) Compaq
3 1 (1.72%) VMware
3 1 (1.72%) IBM
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