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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Systems
Rank 570 608 581
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -27
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 82 65 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 16 25
Median daily rate £370 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% -5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £259 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £419 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £357 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £36.55 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £45.25 £54.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.05%

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
17733 19132 18715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11481 11975 11356
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 808 810
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £18.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 62 £365 +4.58% 56
South East -4 18 £325 -6.87% 10
London +26 14 £400 +32.23% 6
Wales - 13 £370 - 1
South Wales - 13 £370 - 1
South West +18 12 £365 - 5
West Midlands -27 11 £360 - 1
Gloucestershire +7 9 £365 -
Surrey +9 7 £300 -9.09% 1
Newport - 6 £380 -
Scotland +18 5 £425 +6.25%
Hampshire +7 5 £525 +31.25% 1
Birmingham -6 5 £360 -
East of England +8 4 £350 - 20
Glasgow - 4 £425 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £325 - 2
Gatwick - 4 £325 -
Basingstoke - 4 £525 -
Cambridgeshire +23 3 £350 - 18
Gloucester - 3 £365 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Bristol -4 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 £1,000 - 2
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £300 -
Woking - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
Devon +5 1 - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 100 (54.05%) C++
2 93 (50.27%) Software Engineering
3 74 (40.00%) Linux
4 71 (38.38%) C
5 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 27 (14.59%) Multithreading
8 26 (14.05%) Degree
9 25 (13.51%) Scrum
10 23 (12.43%) UML
11 22 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (10.81%) Python
13 19 (10.27%) SC Cleared
13 19 (10.27%) DV Cleared
14 18 (9.73%) Unix
14 18 (9.73%) Rational DOORS
15 17 (9.19%) Windows
15 17 (9.19%) Embedded C
16 16 (8.65%) TDD
16 16 (8.65%) Shell Script
16 16 (8.65%) Electronics
17 15 (8.11%) Configuration Management
17 15 (8.11%) Ethernet
17 15 (8.11%) ClearCase
17 15 (8.11%) Computer Science
18 14 (7.57%) Git (software)
18 14 (7.57%) Embedded Linux
18 14 (7.57%) Perl
18 14 (7.57%) Java
19 13 (7.03%) JavaScript

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 4 (2.16%) Confluence
2 2 (1.08%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.41%) Simulink
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.54%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.11%) Ethernet
2 11 (5.95%) DVB
3 8 (4.32%) IPv4
3 8 (4.32%) SNMP
3 8 (4.32%) Wireless
4 6 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.16%) Firewall
5 4 (2.16%) Internet
5 4 (2.16%) UPnP
5 4 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.62%) HTTP
6 3 (1.62%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.62%) SSL
7 2 (1.08%) 4G
7 2 (1.08%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.08%) Broadband
7 2 (1.08%) FlexRay
7 2 (1.08%) LTE
7 2 (1.08%) VLAN
7 2 (1.08%) VPN
Development Applications
1 18 (9.73%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (8.11%) ClearCase
3 14 (7.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.86%) Rational Rhapsody
5 8 (4.32%) CppUnit
5 8 (4.32%) JIRA
6 5 (2.70%) Subversion
7 4 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.62%) Ant
8 3 (1.62%) GCC
8 3 (1.62%) Gradle
8 3 (1.62%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.08%) Automake
10 1 (0.54%) Emacs
10 1 (0.54%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.54%) Qt Creator
10 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (8.65%) Electronics
2 13 (7.03%) Aerospace
2 13 (7.03%) Automotive
3 10 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.24%) Finance
5 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.62%) Military
7 2 (1.08%) Games
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (40.54%) Software Engineer
2 43 (23.24%) Embedded Engineer
3 34 (18.38%) Developer
4 29 (15.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 23 (12.43%) C++ Developer
5 23 (12.43%) Senior Software Engineer
6 22 (11.89%) C++ Software Engineer
7 18 (9.73%) Embedded Developer
8 17 (9.19%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 15 (8.11%) Test Engineer
10 13 (7.03%) Tester
11 12 (6.49%) Embedded C++ Developer
11 12 (6.49%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (6.49%) Software Developer
12 10 (5.41%) Architect
13 9 (4.86%) Penetration Tester
14 8 (4.32%) Embedded Software Developer
14 8 (4.32%) Security Architect
15 7 (3.78%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
15 7 (3.78%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.86%) JSON
2 8 (4.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (4.32%) Regular Expression
3 7 (3.78%) REST
3 7 (3.78%) SOAP
3 7 (3.78%) XML
4 6 (3.24%) XML-RPC
5 5 (2.70%) Middleware
6 4 (2.16%) RESTful
7 3 (1.62%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.62%) Qt
8 2 (1.08%) Yocto
9 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.54%) DirectCompute
9 1 (0.54%) LINQ
9 1 (0.54%) Node.js
9 1 (0.54%) OpenCL
9 1 (0.54%) POCO
9 1 (0.54%) WPF
9 1 (0.54%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.03%) Device Driver
4 12 (6.49%) STB
5 6 (3.24%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (2.16%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.16%) CAN bus
6 4 (2.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.16%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.62%) Digital TV
7 3 (1.62%) IPTV
7 3 (1.62%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.08%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.00%) Linux
2 18 (9.73%) Unix
3 17 (9.19%) Windows
4 14 (7.57%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (5.95%) Android
6 10 (5.41%) VxWorks
7 6 (3.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.54%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (50.27%) Software Engineering
2 54 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.59%) Multithreading
4 25 (13.51%) Scrum
5 23 (12.43%) UML
6 16 (8.65%) TDD
7 15 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 10 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.86%) Validation
11 8 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (4.32%) OO
12 7 (3.78%) Automated Testing
12 7 (3.78%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (3.78%) Requirements Management
12 7 (3.78%) Systems Analysis
13 6 (3.24%) Software Testing
13 6 (3.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (54.05%) C++
2 71 (38.38%) C
3 20 (10.81%) Python
4 17 (9.19%) Embedded C
5 16 (8.65%) Shell Script
6 14 (7.57%) Java
6 14 (7.57%) Perl
7 13 (7.03%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.86%) Ada
8 9 (4.86%) Embedded C++
8 9 (4.86%) Ruby
9 7 (3.78%) C#
9 7 (3.78%) Lua
10 6 (3.24%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.62%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.62%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.08%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.54%) SQL
13 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 40 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.05%) Degree
3 19 (10.27%) DV Cleared
3 19 (10.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.16%) CCNA
4 4 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.16%) HND
4 4 (2.16%) ISEB
4 4 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.08%) CEH
6 2 (1.08%) CISA
6 2 (1.08%) CISM
6 2 (1.08%) CISSP
6 2 (1.08%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) GIAC
6 2 (1.08%) IISP
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.95%) MISRA
2 9 (4.86%) MISRA C
3 7 (3.78%) DO-178B
4 5 (2.70%) ISO26262
5 3 (1.62%) IEC 61508
5 3 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.08%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.08%) ISO27005
6 2 (1.08%) JTAG
6 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
System Software
1 8 (4.32%) iptables
1 8 (4.32%) OpenSSH
2 2 (1.08%) Firmware
3 1 (0.54%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (4.86%) Barracuda Networks
2 5 (2.70%) HP
3 3 (1.62%) IBM
4 2 (1.08%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.08%) Cisco
4 2 (1.08%) Intel
4 2 (1.08%) Intel Security
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.08%) Nagra
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle
4 2 (1.08%) Qualys
4 2 (1.08%) Sun
4 2 (1.08%) Tripwire
5 1 (0.54%) BT
5 1 (0.54%) EMC
5 1 (0.54%) Ericsson
5 1 (0.54%) Google
5 1 (0.54%) Huawei
5 1 (0.54%) Nokia
5 1 (0.54%) Virgin Media
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