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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Systems
Rank 544 576 521
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -55
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 102 62 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.35% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 9 18
Median daily rate £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £368 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £320 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £34.00 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.45 £42.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +1.92%

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
17912 17629 17157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.26% 31.98% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11597 10995 10513
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 656 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +34 93 £375 +17.18% 34
London +28 42 £475 - 1
South East -5 22 £345 +2.98% 7
West Midlands -28 10 £375 -25.00% 1
South West +5 9 £325 +8.33% 5
East of England +12 7 £250 +11.11% 8
South Wales - 7 £375 -
Wales - 7 £375 -
Surrey -1 6 £375 +11.94% 5
Gloucestershire - 6 £325 - 4
Solihull - 5 - -
Essex +5 4 £360 +10.76% 1
Newport - 4 £370 -
Middlesex - 4 £310 -
West Sussex - 4 £365 - 1
Croydon - 4 £383 -
Greenford - 4 £243 -
Bristol +2 3 - -
Berkshire -6 3 £345 -
City of London - 3 £325 -
Birmingham - 3 £375 -
Gatwick - 3 £365 -
Cheltenham - 2 - - 1
Stafford - 2 £425 -
Staffordshire - 2 £425 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £250 -
Hampshire +8 1 - -
North West -10 1 - - 8
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 £425 -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 102 (51.26%) C++
2 90 (45.23%) C
3 84 (42.21%) Linux
4 78 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (35.18%) Software Engineering
6 41 (20.60%) Degree
7 40 (20.10%) Security Cleared
8 38 (19.10%) STB
9 35 (17.59%) Multithreading
10 27 (13.57%) Python
11 25 (12.56%) Scrum
11 25 (12.56%) Computer Science
12 24 (12.06%) Device Driver
13 23 (11.56%) TDD
14 22 (11.06%) DVB
15 21 (10.55%) Telecoms
15 21 (10.55%) OO
15 21 (10.55%) Unix
15 21 (10.55%) JavaScript
15 21 (10.55%) Android
16 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (10.05%) SC Cleared
17 19 (9.55%) Embedded C
17 19 (9.55%) Functional Testing
18 18 (9.05%) Electronics
18 18 (9.05%) Configuration Management
18 18 (9.05%) ClearCase
18 18 (9.05%) C#
18 18 (9.05%) UML
18 18 (9.05%) Java

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 10 (5.03%) IIS
2 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Simulink
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.50%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.06%) DVB
2 11 (5.53%) HTTP
3 9 (4.52%) Ethernet
4 8 (4.02%) Wireless
5 6 (3.02%) UPnP
6 5 (2.51%) IPv4
6 5 (2.51%) SNMP
7 4 (2.01%) Bluetooth
7 4 (2.01%) Firewall
8 2 (1.01%) ASN.1
8 2 (1.01%) GSM
8 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.01%) VLAN
8 2 (1.01%) VPN
9 1 (0.50%) Broadband
9 1 (0.50%) DHCP
9 1 (0.50%) DNS
9 1 (0.50%) FTP
9 1 (0.50%) RS-422
9 1 (0.50%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.01%) DB2
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (9.05%) ClearCase
2 17 (8.54%) JIRA
3 14 (7.04%) Git (software)
4 12 (6.03%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.53%) Subversion
6 10 (5.03%) Ant
6 10 (5.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (5.03%) Gradle
7 9 (4.52%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (4.02%) Rational Rhapsody
8 8 (4.02%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.51%) CppUnit
10 4 (2.01%) GCC
11 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.50%) MSTest
11 1 (0.50%) Qt Creator
General
1 21 (10.55%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.05%) Electronics
3 15 (7.54%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.02%) Automotive
5 3 (1.51%) Finance
5 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Avionics
6 2 (1.01%) Games
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (27.64%) Software Engineer
2 54 (27.14%) Developer
3 39 (19.60%) Embedded Engineer
4 27 (13.57%) C++ Developer
5 24 (12.06%) C++ Software Engineer
6 22 (11.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 21 (10.55%) Embedded Developer
7 21 (10.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 19 (9.55%) Architect
8 19 (9.55%) Software Developer
9 18 (9.05%) Security Architect
10 17 (8.54%) Test Engineer
11 16 (8.04%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (7.54%) Embedded C++ Developer
13 14 (7.04%) Agile Developer
14 13 (6.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 11 (5.53%) C Developer
15 11 (5.53%) C++ Software Developer
16 10 (5.03%) Embedded Software Developer
16 10 (5.03%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.54%) JSON
1 17 (8.54%) Middleware
2 12 (6.03%) RESTful
3 9 (4.52%) OpenGL
3 9 (4.52%) Qt
4 8 (4.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (3.52%) Flash
5 7 (3.52%) REST
5 7 (3.52%) SOAP
5 7 (3.52%) XML
6 6 (3.02%) XML-RPC
7 5 (2.51%) .NET
7 5 (2.51%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.51%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.51%) HTML
8 3 (1.51%) STL
8 3 (1.51%) WPF
9 2 (1.01%) CSS
9 2 (1.01%) HTML5
10 1 (0.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.10%) STB
2 25 (12.56%) Computer Science
3 24 (12.06%) Device Driver
4 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (8.04%) Algorithms
6 13 (6.53%) DTV
7 12 (6.03%) Smartcard
8 11 (5.53%) Mathematics
9 10 (5.03%) Smartphone
10 9 (4.52%) IPTV
11 7 (3.52%) Data Structures
12 6 (3.02%) CAN bus
13 5 (2.51%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (2.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 4 (2.01%) Driving Licence
15 3 (1.51%) Contactless
15 3 (1.51%) Data Centre
15 3 (1.51%) Over-the-Top Content
16 2 (1.01%) BeagleBoard
16 2 (1.01%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 84 (42.21%) Linux
2 21 (10.55%) Android
2 21 (10.55%) Unix
3 17 (8.54%) Windows
4 15 (7.54%) Apple iOS
5 13 (6.53%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (5.03%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) uClinux
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (35.18%) Software Engineering
3 35 (17.59%) Multithreading
4 25 (12.56%) Scrum
5 23 (11.56%) TDD
6 21 (10.55%) OO
7 19 (9.55%) Functional Testing
8 18 (9.05%) Configuration Management
8 18 (9.05%) UML
9 15 (7.54%) Information Security
9 15 (7.54%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.04%) Cross-Platform Development
11 13 (6.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.53%) Systems Analysis
11 13 (6.53%) Unit Testing
12 12 (6.03%) SABSA
12 12 (6.03%) TOGAF
13 11 (5.53%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (5.53%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 102 (51.26%) C++
2 90 (45.23%) C
3 27 (13.57%) Python
4 21 (10.55%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.55%) Embedded C
6 18 (9.05%) C#
6 18 (9.05%) Java
7 14 (7.04%) Perl
7 14 (7.04%) Ruby
8 11 (5.53%) MATLAB
9 10 (5.03%) Objective-C
10 9 (4.52%) Embedded C++
11 8 (4.02%) ActionScript
11 8 (4.02%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.52%) Lua
13 6 (3.02%) ActionScript 2.0
13 6 (3.02%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (3.02%) VC++
14 5 (2.51%) ANSI C
15 2 (1.01%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 41 (20.60%) Degree
2 40 (20.10%) Security Cleared
3 20 (10.05%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.04%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.03%) CISA
5 10 (5.03%) CISM
5 10 (5.03%) CISSP
5 10 (5.03%) IISP
6 6 (3.02%) ISEB
7 4 (2.01%) CCNA
7 4 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.01%) HND
7 4 (2.01%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.01%) CEH
8 2 (1.01%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.01%) GIAC
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (6.53%) PCI DSS
2 12 (6.03%) ISO27005
2 12 (6.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (4.52%) ISO 9001
4 8 (4.02%) ISAE 3402
5 5 (2.51%) DO-178B
6 4 (2.01%) JTAG
7 3 (1.51%) MISRA
7 3 (1.51%) MISRA C
8 2 (1.01%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.50%) ECSS
System Software
1 7 (3.52%) Firmware
2 6 (3.02%) LXC
3 5 (2.51%) iptables
3 5 (2.51%) OpenSSH
4 1 (0.50%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (7.54%) Barracuda Networks
2 13 (6.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.53%) Cisco
4 8 (4.02%) ArcSight
4 8 (4.02%) IBM
4 8 (4.02%) Intel Security
4 8 (4.02%) Oracle
4 8 (4.02%) Qualys
4 8 (4.02%) Tripwire
5 6 (3.02%) Sun
6 4 (2.01%) Freescale
7 3 (1.51%) Intel
8 2 (1.01%) Adobe
8 2 (1.01%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.01%) HP
8 2 (1.01%) Huawei
8 2 (1.01%) Nokia
8 2 (1.01%) Sybase
9 1 (0.50%) Borland
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
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