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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 140 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 5 2 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.093% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.40% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£369 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 18
Average hourly rate £29.00 £43.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% +10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
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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
833 504 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.71% 23.45% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 302 390
Average daily rate £375 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 56
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -50.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.75 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £31.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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 24 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 2 £313 - 4
Wiltshire - 2 £425 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (94.12%) C++
2 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
3 11 (64.71%) C
4 10 (58.82%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) .NET
6 7 (41.18%) UML
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) Python
8 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) Electronics
9 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
9 4 (23.53%) Scrum
10 3 (17.65%) Android
10 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
10 3 (17.65%) LTE
10 3 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
10 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
10 3 (17.65%) GSM
10 3 (17.65%) UMTS
10 3 (17.65%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
10 3 (17.65%) VC++
10 3 (17.65%) 3G
11 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
11 2 (11.76%) STL

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) GSM
1 3 (17.65%) UMTS
1 3 (17.65%) 3G
1 3 (17.65%) LTE
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) PVCS
General
1 5 (29.41%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Android
3 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) UML
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
7 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C++
2 11 (64.71%) C
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) Python
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) VC++
6 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
6 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
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