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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Systems
Rank 539 576 499
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -77
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 87 36 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.070% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.22% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 28
Average daily rate £388 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £408 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%

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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +49 85 £388 +6.16% 54
South East +49 42 £388 +1.97% 25
Hampshire +20 16 £388 - 5
Surrey 0 14 £398 +4.60% 5
London +10 13 £420 +20.00% 2
South West +10 10 - - 5
East of England +9 10 £323 - 12
Redhill - 7 - - 1
Southampton +22 5 - - 1
West Midlands -8 5 - - 1
Birmingham - 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £255 - 3
Essex - 4 £325 -
Gloucestershire +12 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £388 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Devon - 3 - -
Chelmsford - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £320 -
Hertfordshire +7 2 - - 2
Tewkesbury -2 2 - - 1
Wales -10 2 £360 -17.24% 1
South Wales -12 2 £360 -17.24% 1
North West -17 2 £488 +25.00% 3
Staines - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Osterley - 2 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £375 - 10

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 69 (52.67%) C
2 67 (51.15%) Linux
3 61 (46.56%) C++
4 58 (44.27%) Software Engineering
5 39 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (25.19%) STB
7 25 (19.08%) Multithreading
8 22 (16.79%) Degree
8 22 (16.79%) DVB
9 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
10 18 (13.74%) Windows
10 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
11 17 (12.98%) OO
11 17 (12.98%) Electronics
12 16 (12.21%) ClearCase
13 15 (11.45%) Device Driver
14 14 (10.69%) Firmware
14 14 (10.69%) Embedded C
14 14 (10.69%) Computer Science
14 14 (10.69%) SC Cleared
14 14 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (9.92%) Algorithms
15 13 (9.92%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.92%) Python
15 13 (9.92%) C#
16 12 (9.16%) Configuration Management
16 12 (9.16%) Defect Tracking
17 11 (8.40%) UPnP
17 11 (8.40%) UML

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (6.87%) IIS
2 2 (1.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Simulink
2 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.79%) DVB
2 11 (8.40%) UPnP
3 8 (6.11%) Wireless
4 7 (5.34%) HTTP
5 6 (4.58%) Ethernet
6 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.05%) GSM
8 3 (2.29%) GPRS
9 2 (1.53%) Internet
9 2 (1.53%) SpaceWire
9 2 (1.53%) VoIP
10 1 (0.76%) 802.15
10 1 (0.76%) DHCP
10 1 (0.76%) FTP
10 1 (0.76%) NAS
10 1 (0.76%) RTP
10 1 (0.76%) RTSP
10 1 (0.76%) VDSL
10 1 (0.76%) VLAN
10 1 (0.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) DB2
1 1 (0.76%) MySQL
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (12.21%) ClearCase
2 10 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.87%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (6.11%) JIRA
5 5 (3.82%) Subversion
5 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.29%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.53%) Ant
7 2 (1.53%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.76%) Gradle
8 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.76%) JUnit
8 1 (0.76%) MSTest
8 1 (0.76%) Redmine
8 1 (0.76%) Selenium
8 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.76%) Trac
General
1 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.98%) Electronics
3 9 (6.87%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.82%) Automotive
5 4 (3.05%) Avionics
6 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Finance
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (36.64%) Software Engineer
2 32 (24.43%) Developer
3 31 (23.66%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 18 (13.74%) C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (10.69%) C++ Developer
6 14 (10.69%) Senior Software Engineer
7 12 (9.16%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (9.16%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (7.63%) Software Developer
10 9 (6.87%) C Developer
10 9 (6.87%) C Software Engineer
11 8 (6.11%) Architect
11 8 (6.11%) Embedded Developer
11 8 (6.11%) Security Architect
12 7 (5.34%) C/C++ Developer
12 7 (5.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 7 (5.34%) Test Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.63%) Middleware
2 8 (6.11%) Flash
3 6 (4.58%) .NET
3 6 (4.58%) OpenGL
4 5 (3.82%) JSON
4 5 (3.82%) RESTful
5 4 (3.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (3.05%) Qt
6 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.53%) HTML
7 2 (1.53%) OpenCL
7 2 (1.53%) STL
7 2 (1.53%) Web Services
7 2 (1.53%) WPF
8 1 (0.76%) .NET Compact Framework
8 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.76%) OpenGL ES
8 1 (0.76%) POSIX
8 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.19%) STB
2 15 (11.45%) Device Driver
3 14 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.69%) Computer Science
4 13 (9.92%) Algorithms
5 8 (6.11%) Driving Licence
5 8 (6.11%) DTV
5 8 (6.11%) Smartcard
6 6 (4.58%) Data Structures
6 6 (4.58%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.29%) Handset
8 3 (2.29%) IPTV
8 3 (2.29%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (2.29%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.53%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.53%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.76%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 67 (51.15%) Linux
2 18 (13.74%) Windows
3 13 (9.92%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.58%) Android
4 6 (4.58%) Unix
5 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.53%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (44.27%) Software Engineering
2 39 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.08%) Multithreading
4 17 (12.98%) OO
5 12 (9.16%) Configuration Management
5 12 (9.16%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (8.40%) UML
7 9 (6.87%) Functional Testing
7 9 (6.87%) Information Security
7 9 (6.87%) Scrum
7 9 (6.87%) Software Architecture
8 8 (6.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (6.11%) SABSA
8 8 (6.11%) TOGAF
8 8 (6.11%) Waterfall
9 7 (5.34%) Business Development
9 7 (5.34%) Security Management
9 7 (5.34%) Security Testing
9 7 (5.34%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (5.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 69 (52.67%) C
2 61 (46.56%) C++
3 14 (10.69%) Embedded C
4 13 (9.92%) C#
4 13 (9.92%) Python
5 10 (7.63%) Java
6 8 (6.11%) ActionScript
7 7 (5.34%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.58%) ActionScript 2.0
8 6 (4.58%) ActionScript 3.0
8 6 (4.58%) Embedded C++
9 5 (3.82%) MATLAB
10 4 (3.05%) ANSI C
10 4 (3.05%) Perl
10 4 (3.05%) Ruby
11 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.29%) SQL
11 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 22 (16.79%) Degree
2 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (10.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.11%) CISA
4 8 (6.11%) CISM
4 8 (6.11%) CISSP
4 8 (6.11%) IISP
5 6 (4.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.76%) CCNA
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) HND
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.11%) ISO 9001
2 8 (6.11%) ISO27005
2 8 (6.11%) PCI DSS
2 8 (6.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (5.34%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (1.53%) ECSS
4 2 (1.53%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.53%) ISO26262
4 2 (1.53%) JTAG
4 2 (1.53%) MISRA
5 1 (0.76%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 14 (10.69%) Firmware
2 3 (2.29%) LXC
3 2 (1.53%) Cygwin
3 2 (1.53%) zsh
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.87%) Cisco
3 8 (6.11%) Oracle
4 7 (5.34%) ArcSight
4 7 (5.34%) Barracuda Networks
4 7 (5.34%) IBM
4 7 (5.34%) Intel Security
4 7 (5.34%) Qualys
4 7 (5.34%) Sun
4 7 (5.34%) Tripwire
5 2 (1.53%) Adobe
5 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.76%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.76%) Freescale
6 1 (0.76%) Huawei
6 1 (0.76%) Nokia
6 1 (0.76%) Perforce
6 1 (0.76%) Sybase
6 1 (0.76%) VMware
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