The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Systems
UK
Rank 547 544 571
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 50 85 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.53% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 6
Median daily rate £423 £408 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% +11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £385
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.61 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13967 16013 15725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 30.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9004 10344 9643
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 577 643
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Embedded Systems as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 40 £450 +7.14% 44
East Midlands +20 13 £525 - 3
Northamptonshire +6 13 £525 -
London +8 9 £375 -10.71% 2
Northampton +3 9 £525 -
South East -16 7 £373 -3.87% 7
East of England -5 6 - - 17
Scotland - 5 £325 -
South Wales +18 4 - -
Wales +10 4 - -
Hertfordshire -2 4 - - 2
Hampshire -3 4 £395 -2.76% 4
Berkshire +14 2 £325 - 1
West Midlands +4 2 - - 3
Warwickshire - 2 - - 2
Glasgow - 2 - -
Reading +23 1 £300 -
Cardiff +19 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +7 1 - - 14
South West 0 1 - - 5
Osterley -1 1 £450 -5.26%
Essex -4 1 - - 1
Inverness - 1 £325 -
Highlands - 1 £325 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 75 (54.35%) C++
2 71 (51.45%) Software Engineering
3 62 (44.93%) C
4 40 (28.99%) Linux
5 33 (23.91%) Python
6 32 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (15.94%) JIRA
8 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
8 20 (14.49%) Git (software)
9 19 (13.77%) Perl
10 17 (12.32%) Java
11 16 (11.59%) C#
11 16 (11.59%) UML
11 16 (11.59%) Embedded C
12 15 (10.87%) Scrum
12 15 (10.87%) STB
13 14 (10.14%) Multithreading
13 14 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (10.14%) Automotive
13 14 (10.14%) TCP/IP
13 14 (10.14%) Unix
14 13 (9.42%) Windows
14 13 (9.42%) Configuration Management
14 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
14 13 (9.42%) Confluence
15 12 (8.70%) Bash Shell
15 12 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
15 12 (8.70%) Ruby
15 12 (8.70%) VoIP
16 11 (7.97%) Device Driver

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (9.42%) Confluence
2 9 (6.52%) Apache Qpid
3 4 (2.90%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Simulink
2 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.72%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.72%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.14%) TCP/IP
1 14 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (8.70%) VoIP
3 10 (7.25%) DVB
4 9 (6.52%) HTTP
4 9 (6.52%) Internet
5 7 (5.07%) AMQP
5 7 (5.07%) Bluetooth
5 7 (5.07%) Ethernet
5 7 (5.07%) Wireshark
6 5 (3.62%) Network Security
6 5 (3.62%) PSTN
6 5 (3.62%) SSL
6 5 (3.62%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.17%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.17%) VLAN
7 3 (2.17%) Wireless
8 2 (1.45%) FlexRay
8 2 (1.45%) SNMP
9 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (15.94%) JIRA
2 20 (14.49%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.25%) Subversion
5 8 (5.80%) CMake
6 7 (5.07%) Bitbucket
6 7 (5.07%) GoogleTest
6 7 (5.07%) Valgrind
7 3 (2.17%) Gerrit
7 3 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.45%) Ant
8 2 (1.45%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.72%) Qt Creator
9 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.72%) Trac
9 1 (0.72%) WiX
General
1 14 (10.14%) Automotive
2 9 (6.52%) Electronics
2 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.07%) Finance
4 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.90%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.90%) Retail
6 2 (1.45%) Avionics
6 2 (1.45%) Military
7 1 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (47.83%) Software Engineer
2 32 (23.19%) Embedded Engineer
3 29 (21.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 17 (12.32%) Developer
5 14 (10.14%) Architect
5 14 (10.14%) C++ Developer
5 14 (10.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 13 (9.42%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Real Time Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Real Time Software Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Systems Architect
11 6 (4.35%) Java Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) C Software Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.62%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) JSON
1 8 (5.80%) RESTful
2 7 (5.07%) Middleware
2 7 (5.07%) STL
3 6 (4.35%) .NET
4 4 (2.90%) OpenGL
5 3 (2.17%) HTML
5 3 (2.17%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (1.45%) J2EE
6 2 (1.45%) JSON-LD
6 2 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.45%) SAML
6 2 (1.45%) Web Services
6 2 (1.45%) XML
7 1 (0.72%) HTML5
7 1 (0.72%) LINQ
7 1 (0.72%) Node.js
7 1 (0.72%) Qt
7 1 (0.72%) Spring
7 1 (0.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) STB
2 11 (7.97%) Device Driver
3 9 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.80%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.80%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.35%) Digital TV
6 6 (4.35%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.90%) IPTV
7 4 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.17%) ASIC
8 3 (2.17%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.45%) Semantic Web
9 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.45%) Verilog
9 2 (1.45%) VHDL
9 2 (1.45%) W3C
9 2 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.99%) Linux
2 14 (10.14%) Unix
3 13 (9.42%) Windows
4 7 (5.07%) CentOS
5 5 (3.62%) Android
5 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.90%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.90%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.17%) Tizen
8 1 (0.72%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (51.45%) Software Engineering
2 32 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.59%) UML
4 15 (10.87%) Scrum
5 14 (10.14%) Multithreading
6 13 (9.42%) Configuration Management
7 10 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.25%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.52%) OO
8 9 (6.52%) Requirements Management
9 8 (5.80%) Mathematics
9 8 (5.80%) Memory Management
10 7 (5.07%) Automated Testing
10 7 (5.07%) Embedded Software Development
10 7 (5.07%) Functional Testing
10 7 (5.07%) SDLC
10 7 (5.07%) Software Architecture
11 6 (4.35%) API Development
11 6 (4.35%) Open Source
11 6 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (54.35%) C++
2 62 (44.93%) C
3 33 (23.91%) Python
4 19 (13.77%) Perl
5 17 (12.32%) Java
6 16 (11.59%) C#
6 16 (11.59%) Embedded C
7 12 (8.70%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.70%) Ruby
8 5 (3.62%) Assembly Language
8 5 (3.62%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.90%) ANSI C
9 4 (2.90%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.90%) SQL
10 3 (2.17%) GLSL
10 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.45%) Ada
11 2 (1.45%) PHP
11 2 (1.45%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.25%) Degree
4 6 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) MBA
5 2 (1.45%) PhD
6 1 (0.72%) ACCA
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.72%) CIMA
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) MISRA
1 7 (5.07%) MISRA C
2 2 (1.45%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.72%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.80%) Docker
2 5 (3.62%) Firmware
3 2 (1.45%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.72%) Marathon
1 1 (0.72%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (5.07%) Google
1 7 (5.07%) SAP
2 4 (2.90%) EMC
3 3 (2.17%) IBM
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.17%) VMware
4 2 (1.45%) BT
4 2 (1.45%) Cisco
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe
5 1 (0.72%) Apigee
5 1 (0.72%) HP
5 1 (0.72%) Huawei
5 1 (0.72%) QNX
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