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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 536 495 500
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +5
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 60 100 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.60% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 15
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£300 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £328 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.39% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £29.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
England -61 58 £300 -12.40% 53
South East -24 19 £403 +16.66% 15
West Midlands -5 9 - - 7
South West +16 8 £300 - 6
Brighton -4 8 - - 2
London -7 8 - - 3
East Sussex -7 8 - - 2
East of England -7 8 £225 -30.76% 9
Hampshire -3 5 - -
North West -14 4 - -
Hertfordshire -15 4 £225 - 1
Dorset - 4 £275 - 2
Surrey -2 3 £403 +34.16% 1
Manchester -3 3 - -
Eastleigh - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £325 - 2
Essex - 2 £325 - 2
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
Swindon - 2 £325 -
Kent +2 1 - - 2
Berkshire -1 1 - - 5
South Wales -2 1 - - 1
Wales -3 1 - - 1
Cambridge -4 1 - - 5
Redhill -6 1 £380 - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - - 7
Cheshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 58 (56.31%) C
2 49 (47.57%) Software Engineering
3 48 (46.60%) C++
4 34 (33.01%) Linux
5 24 (23.30%) Embedded C
6 16 (15.53%) Degree
7 15 (14.56%) Python
8 14 (13.59%) Firmware
9 12 (11.65%) Windows
9 12 (11.65%) Java
10 11 (10.68%) Manufacturing
10 11 (10.68%) Visual Studio
10 11 (10.68%) Unit Testing
11 10 (9.71%) Embedded Software Development
11 10 (9.71%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (9.71%) Ajax
11 10 (9.71%) UML
12 9 (8.74%) OO
12 9 (8.74%) C#
12 9 (8.74%) Lua
12 9 (8.74%) Bash Shell
12 9 (8.74%) Algorithms
13 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
13 8 (7.77%) Automotive
13 8 (7.77%) Electronics
14 7 (6.80%) CSS
14 7 (6.80%) Internet
14 7 (6.80%) OOD
14 7 (6.80%) Bluetooth

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.97%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Simulink
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) Internet
1 7 (6.80%) Bluetooth
2 6 (5.83%) Wireless
3 5 (4.85%) Intranet
3 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.88%) DVB
4 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.91%) DNS
5 3 (2.91%) DHCP
5 3 (2.91%) HTTP
5 3 (2.91%) 3GPP
5 3 (2.91%) VLAN
5 3 (2.91%) LTE
6 2 (1.94%) HSUPA
6 2 (1.94%) WCDMA
6 2 (1.94%) WLAN
6 2 (1.94%) GSM
6 2 (1.94%) HSDPA
6 2 (1.94%) 3G
6 2 (1.94%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.97%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.88%) Subversion
3 3 (2.91%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.94%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.94%) GCC
4 2 (1.94%) JIRA
4 2 (1.94%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.97%) Trac
5 1 (0.97%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.97%) Ant
5 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.97%) NUnit
5 1 (0.97%) Selenium
5 1 (0.97%) Moq
5 1 (0.97%) Redmine
5 1 (0.97%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (10.68%) Manufacturing
2 8 (7.77%) Automotive
2 8 (7.77%) Electronics
3 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.97%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 40 (38.83%) Software Engineer
2 30 (29.13%) Developer
3 17 (16.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (11.65%) Programmer
5 11 (10.68%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) C Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Design Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) C++ Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Systems Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.85%) C Programmer
8 5 (4.85%) iOS Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Systems Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) Ajax
2 7 (6.80%) CSS
2 7 (6.80%) jQuery
3 6 (5.83%) XML
4 5 (4.85%) Struts
4 5 (4.85%) J2EE
4 5 (4.85%) Spring
4 5 (4.85%) Velocity
4 5 (4.85%) RESTful
5 4 (3.88%) .NET
6 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.94%) WCF
6 2 (1.94%) OpenGL
6 2 (1.94%) Web Services
6 2 (1.94%) HTML
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.97%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.97%) JDBC
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.97%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Algorithms
2 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (5.83%) STB
3 6 (5.83%) Device Driver
4 5 (4.85%) DTV
4 5 (4.85%) iPad
4 5 (4.85%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.88%) VHDL
6 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.97%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.97%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.97%) Verilog
8 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.97%) Arduino
8 1 (0.97%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.97%) GPGPU
8 1 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.01%) Linux
2 12 (11.65%) Windows
3 10 (9.71%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.85%) VxWorks
5 5 (4.85%) Windows CE
6 3 (2.91%) Android
7 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.94%) UNIX
8 1 (0.97%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.97%) Tizen
8 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) Software Engineering
2 11 (10.68%) Unit Testing
3 10 (9.71%) Embedded Software Development
3 10 (9.71%) UML
4 9 (8.74%) OO
5 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.80%) OOD
6 7 (6.80%) Systems Analysis
6 7 (6.80%) Multithreading
7 6 (5.83%) Project Management
7 6 (5.83%) SDLC
8 5 (4.85%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (4.85%) iOS Development
8 5 (4.85%) DevOps
8 5 (4.85%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.85%) Network Design
8 5 (4.85%) Release Management
8 5 (4.85%) Memory Management
8 5 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.88%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.31%) C
2 48 (46.60%) C++
3 24 (23.30%) Embedded C
4 15 (14.56%) Python
5 12 (11.65%) Java
6 9 (8.74%) C#
6 9 (8.74%) Lua
6 9 (8.74%) Bash Shell
7 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.83%) Embedded C++
8 6 (5.83%) SQL
9 5 (4.85%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.85%) MATLAB
9 5 (4.85%) PHP
10 3 (2.91%) Perl
10 3 (2.91%) VC++
11 2 (1.94%) GLSL
11 2 (1.94%) Erlang
11 2 (1.94%) Ruby
11 2 (1.94%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) Degree
2 4 (3.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) IEC 61508
1 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (13.59%) Firmware
2 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (4.85%) Apple
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.85%) ATG
1 5 (4.85%) Endeca
1 5 (4.85%) Google
2 3 (2.91%) Cisco
2 3 (2.91%) EMC
3 2 (1.94%) Panasonic
3 2 (1.94%) Motorola
3 2 (1.94%) Nokia
3 2 (1.94%) Wyse
3 2 (1.94%) VMware
3 2 (1.94%) AppSense
4 1 (0.97%) Green Hills
4 1 (0.97%) Renesas
4 1 (0.97%) Atmel
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