The 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 141 132 105
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 1.01% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +68.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £30.50 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+15.64% +4.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
927 793 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.71% 25.08% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 490 327
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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
Dorset +3 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire -7 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Somerset +4 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 3
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) C++
1 9 (52.94%) C
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Windows CE
3 5 (29.41%) Firmware
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) OO
3 5 (29.41%) OOD
4 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) Electronics
5 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Avionics
6 2 (11.76%) REST
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Compact Framework
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Subversion
6 2 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
6 2 (11.76%) OpenGL
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) HTTP
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Development Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) OpenGL
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (5.88%) WebSockets
3 1 (5.88%) JNI
3 1 (5.88%) Swing
3 1 (5.88%) JDBC
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.88%) Physics
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows CE
2 2 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) OO
2 5 (29.41%) OOD
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.76%) System Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) UML
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C++
1 9 (52.94%) C
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.88%) Tcl
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) EMC
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