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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 537 498 472
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -26
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 63 97 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 22
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£365 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 38
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.20 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £51.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%

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
16926 16915 15102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.33% 31.05% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10398 10470 9012
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
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 646 656 657
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -44 59 £365 +8.95% 63
South East -24 23 £380 +11.76% 20
South West +12 10 - - 2
London -18 10 - - 6
West Midlands -9 9 - - 5
Hampshire -1 6 - -
Surrey -7 6 £403 +34.16% 8
East Sussex - 5 - - 8
Brighton - 5 - - 3
Dorset - 4 - - 1
East of England -8 3 £325 +62.50% 9
Wiltshire - 3 - -
South Wales +3 2 - -
Wales -1 2 - -
Hertfordshire -2 2 - -
Redhill -6 2 £373 - 1
Eastleigh - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 4
Middlesex +6 1 £340 +3.03%
Gloucestershire -11 1 - -
Berkshire -11 1 - -
Southampton -14 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Brentwood - 1 £325 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £425 - 1

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 50 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 47 (49.47%) C
3 44 (46.32%) C++
4 35 (36.84%) Linux
5 17 (17.89%) Embedded C
6 15 (15.79%) Java
7 13 (13.68%) Degree
8 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (11.58%) Firmware
9 10 (10.53%) Windows
9 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
9 10 (10.53%) UML
9 10 (10.53%) Python
9 10 (10.53%) Ajax
9 10 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
10 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
10 9 (9.47%) C#
11 8 (8.42%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Multithreading
12 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
12 7 (7.37%) jQuery
12 7 (7.37%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (7.37%) Algorithms
12 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
12 7 (7.37%) CSS
12 7 (7.37%) OO
12 7 (7.37%) Internet
13 6 (6.32%) VxWorks
13 6 (6.32%) Embedded C++

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) Internet
2 5 (5.26%) Bluetooth
2 5 (5.26%) Intranet
3 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) VLAN
4 3 (3.16%) DVB
5 2 (2.11%) 3G
5 2 (2.11%) 802.11
5 2 (2.11%) DNS
5 2 (2.11%) Broadband
5 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.11%) Wireless
5 2 (2.11%) FlexRay
6 1 (1.05%) LTE
6 1 (1.05%) OFDM
6 1 (1.05%) MIMO
6 1 (1.05%) UPnP
6 1 (1.05%) NAS
6 1 (1.05%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (1.05%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) SQLite
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.26%) Selenium
3 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.21%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.16%) JIRA
4 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.11%) LabVIEW
5 2 (2.11%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (2.11%) GCC
5 2 (2.11%) Subversion
6 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.05%) SilkTest
6 1 (1.05%) NUnit
6 1 (1.05%) Redmine
6 1 (1.05%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.05%) Moq
6 1 (1.05%) Trac
6 1 (1.05%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.32%) Electronics
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.32%) Automotive
3 2 (2.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.05%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (38.95%) Software Engineer
2 26 (27.37%) Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Senior Software Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Programmer
6 8 (8.42%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Architect
7 6 (6.32%) C++ Developer
8 5 (5.26%) C Developer
8 5 (5.26%) C Programmer
8 5 (5.26%) iOS Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Systems Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Systems Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Design Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) Ajax
2 7 (7.37%) jQuery
2 7 (7.37%) CSS
3 6 (6.32%) XML
4 5 (5.26%) Velocity
4 5 (5.26%) Spring
4 5 (5.26%) RESTful
4 5 (5.26%) Struts
4 5 (5.26%) J2EE
5 4 (4.21%) .NET
6 3 (3.16%) OpenGL
7 2 (2.11%) HTML
7 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.05%) WCF
8 1 (1.05%) WPF
8 1 (1.05%) Qt
8 1 (1.05%) StructureMap
8 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.05%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (1.05%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
1 7 (7.37%) Algorithms
2 6 (6.32%) STB
3 5 (5.26%) iPad
3 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.26%) DTV
4 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.16%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.05%) Arduino
6 1 (1.05%) GPGPU
6 1 (1.05%) Open Source
6 1 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.05%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.05%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.05%) VHDL
6 1 (1.05%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Linux
2 10 (10.53%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (6.32%) VxWorks
4 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.26%) Windows CE
6 3 (3.16%) Android
7 2 (2.11%) UNIX
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.05%) Tizen
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.05%) ThreadX
8 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.53%) UML
3 10 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
5 7 (7.37%) Multithreading
5 7 (7.37%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (7.37%) OO
6 6 (6.32%) Project Management
7 5 (5.26%) Release Management
7 5 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.26%) Network Design
7 5 (5.26%) Memory Management
7 5 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (5.26%) iOS Development
7 5 (5.26%) DevOps
7 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.26%) OOD
8 4 (4.21%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.21%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (49.47%) C
2 44 (46.32%) C++
3 17 (17.89%) Embedded C
4 15 (15.79%) Java
5 10 (10.53%) Python
6 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.47%) C#
7 6 (6.32%) Embedded C++
7 6 (6.32%) PHP
7 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.32%) Lua
8 5 (5.26%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.21%) SQL
10 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.11%) Perl
10 2 (2.11%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.11%) GLSL
11 1 (1.05%) VC++
11 1 (1.05%) Ada
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
1 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.05%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.05%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Firmware
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (5.26%) Endeca
1 5 (5.26%) Google
1 5 (5.26%) ATG
1 5 (5.26%) Apple
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco
3 3 (3.16%) EMC
4 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 1 (1.05%) Wind River
5 1 (1.05%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.05%) Atmel
5 1 (1.05%) Renesas
5 1 (1.05%) Perforce
5 1 (1.05%) AppSense
5 1 (1.05%) Wyse
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