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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 248 202 206
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +4
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 17 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.34% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate
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£380 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £357 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2667 2458 1870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.09% 27.17% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1294 899
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 150 181
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -29.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 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
Surrey 0 7 £403 +7.33% 5
Hampshire -14 4 - - 1
Berkshire -15 2 - - 5
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - - 1
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (65.63%) Software Engineering
2 19 (59.38%) C++
3 14 (43.75%) Linux
4 11 (34.38%) C
5 7 (21.88%) Multithreading
6 6 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (18.75%) Java
6 6 (18.75%) UML
7 5 (15.63%) PHP
7 5 (15.63%) SQL
7 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
7 5 (15.63%) Ajax
8 4 (12.50%) Requirements Management
8 4 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Degree
8 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.50%) MySQL
8 4 (12.50%) Firmware
8 4 (12.50%) DVB
8 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.38%) DTV
9 3 (9.38%) OO
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco
9 3 (9.38%) V-Model
9 3 (9.38%) Electronics
9 3 (9.38%) Logistics
9 3 (9.38%) VLAN
9 3 (9.38%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.13%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) DVB
2 3 (9.38%) VLAN
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) 3G
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) IKE
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.13%) IPsec
4 1 (3.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.13%) Ant
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.13%) Moq
4 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.13%) NUnit
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Software Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Java Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Ajax
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) Swing
3 1 (3.13%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.13%) JNI
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) Java SE
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) WPF
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) HTML5
3 1 (3.13%) StructureMap
3 1 (3.13%) WebKit
3 1 (3.13%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) DTV
2 3 (9.38%) STB
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.13%) IPTV
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.13%) Physics
4 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.13%) VHDL
4 1 (3.13%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.88%) Multithreading
3 6 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) UML
4 4 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 4 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.38%) Logistics
5 3 (9.38%) Use Case
5 3 (9.38%) OO
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) V-Model
6 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.13%) Web Development
7 1 (3.13%) OOD
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C++
2 11 (34.38%) C
3 6 (18.75%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) PHP
4 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.13%) Lua
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Ada
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.13%) IEC 61508
1 1 (3.13%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Wind River
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
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