The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 18 April 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 South West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 141 100 129
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +29
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 3 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% 0.99% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 4.61% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate £413 £240 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -16.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+19.09% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +0.67%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 499 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.10% 21.45% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 257 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.20 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Embedded Systems
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 1 £400 - 2
Dorset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) NetBeans
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) JavaFX
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) MFC
3 1 (20.00%) STL
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JavaFX
2 1 (20.00%) MFC
2 1 (20.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared