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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 548 554 549
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 77 62 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 5
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £269 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +68.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 26
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% -5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+15.64% +4.25%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -2 69 £350 -17.64% 51
South East 0 37 £371 -7.18% 16
West Midlands +13 14 £500 +108.33% 1
Surrey +1 12 £335 - 2
Berkshire - 10 £160 - 6
South West -9 9 - - 8
London +7 7 £303 -34.59% 4
East Sussex +2 7 - - 1
Scotland -2 5 £314 +22.43% 1
Hampshire -8 5 £419 +4.68% 4
Brighton +4 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 £160 - 1
Slough - 4 - -
Coventry - 4 - - 1
Dorset +3 3 - - 1
Fife -5 3 £228 -20.86%
Dunfermline -8 3 £228 -20.86%
Birmingham - 3 - -
Staines -3 2 - -
Gloucestershire -7 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Somerset +4 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 3
Reading - 1 - - 4
Leeds - 1 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Paignton - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 71 (52.21%) C
2 57 (41.91%) Software Engineering
3 51 (37.50%) C++
4 39 (28.68%) Linux
5 29 (21.32%) Embedded C
6 28 (20.59%) Python
7 23 (16.91%) Manufacturing
8 20 (14.71%) Electronics
8 20 (14.71%) Degree
9 18 (13.24%) Unit Testing
9 18 (13.24%) Multithreading
10 17 (12.50%) Bash Shell
10 17 (12.50%) Firmware
11 16 (11.76%) Windows
11 16 (11.76%) Lua
12 14 (10.29%) Embedded Linux
12 14 (10.29%) Embedded C++
12 14 (10.29%) Telecoms
13 13 (9.56%) Automotive
14 12 (8.82%) Validation
14 12 (8.82%) DVB
15 11 (8.09%) C#
15 11 (8.09%) Java
15 11 (8.09%) STB
16 10 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (7.35%) Visual Studio
16 10 (7.35%) UML
16 10 (7.35%) OO
17 9 (6.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 9 (6.62%) Algorithms

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (0.74%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Simulink
2 3 (2.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.82%) DVB
2 8 (5.88%) Bluetooth
3 7 (5.15%) Wireless
4 5 (3.68%) UPnP
4 5 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.94%) GPRS
5 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.21%) DNS
6 3 (2.21%) HTTP
6 3 (2.21%) DHCP
6 3 (2.21%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.21%) VLAN
7 2 (1.47%) HSUPA
7 2 (1.47%) HSDPA
7 2 (1.47%) VDSL
7 2 (1.47%) LTE
7 2 (1.47%) ADSL
7 2 (1.47%) WCDMA
7 2 (1.47%) GSM
7 2 (1.47%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) MySQL
2 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.88%) ClearCase
3 6 (4.41%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.94%) Subversion
4 4 (2.94%) JIRA
4 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.74%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.74%) GCC
7 1 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.74%) Redmine
7 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.74%) Trac
General
1 23 (16.91%) Manufacturing
2 20 (14.71%) Electronics
3 14 (10.29%) Telecoms
4 13 (9.56%) Automotive
5 3 (2.21%) Avionics
5 3 (2.21%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 38 (27.94%) Developer
3 17 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (11.76%) Programmer
5 15 (11.03%) C Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Design Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) C Programmer
8 6 (4.41%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.68%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Electronics Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Firmware Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) iOS Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Android Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Tester
10 4 (2.94%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.94%) C++ Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.41%) Web Services
1 6 (4.41%) REST
2 5 (3.68%) SOAP
2 5 (3.68%) RESTful
3 4 (2.94%) XML
3 4 (2.94%) HTML
3 4 (2.94%) .NET
4 3 (2.21%) OpenGL
4 3 (2.21%) Ajax
5 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.47%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.74%) Dojo
6 1 (0.74%) WCF
6 1 (0.74%) LINQ
6 1 (0.74%) Qt
6 1 (0.74%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.74%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (0.74%) Middleware
6 1 (0.74%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.09%) STB
2 9 (6.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (6.62%) Algorithms
3 8 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.41%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.68%) VHDL
6 4 (2.94%) VAX
6 4 (2.94%) Handset
6 4 (2.94%) IPTV
7 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.47%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.47%) DTV
9 1 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.74%) Verilog
9 1 (0.74%) Animation
9 1 (0.74%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.68%) Linux
2 16 (11.76%) Windows
3 14 (10.29%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.41%) Windows CE
5 5 (3.68%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.68%) Android
6 4 (2.94%) UNIX
6 4 (2.94%) VxWorks
6 4 (2.94%) OpenVMS
7 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.74%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.74%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.91%) Software Engineering
2 18 (13.24%) Unit Testing
2 18 (13.24%) Multithreading
3 12 (8.82%) Validation
4 10 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.35%) UML
4 10 (7.35%) OO
5 8 (5.88%) SysML
5 8 (5.88%) Software Architecture
6 7 (5.15%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (4.41%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (4.41%) OOD
7 6 (4.41%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.68%) Test Automation
8 5 (3.68%) Memory Management
8 5 (3.68%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (3.68%) iOS Development
8 5 (3.68%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.94%) Open Source
9 4 (2.94%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 71 (52.21%) C
2 51 (37.50%) C++
3 29 (21.32%) Embedded C
4 28 (20.59%) Python
5 17 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 16 (11.76%) Lua
7 14 (10.29%) Embedded C++
8 11 (8.09%) Java
8 11 (8.09%) C#
9 8 (5.88%) Assembly Language
9 8 (5.88%) MATLAB
10 6 (4.41%) Ruby
11 5 (3.68%) Objective-C
11 5 (3.68%) SQL
11 5 (3.68%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.68%) Perl
12 4 (2.94%) Ada
12 4 (2.94%) Pascal
13 3 (2.21%) Erlang
13 3 (2.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (14.71%) Degree
2 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) IEC 61508
2 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.47%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) JTAG
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (12.50%) Firmware
2 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (3.68%) Google
1 5 (3.68%) Apple
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.21%) Cisco
3 3 (2.21%) Motorola
3 3 (2.21%) Nokia
3 3 (2.21%) Panasonic
4 2 (1.47%) Wyse
4 2 (1.47%) AppSense
4 2 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (0.74%) Compaq
5 1 (0.74%) EMC
5 1 (0.74%) IBM
5 1 (0.74%) VMware
5 1 (0.74%) Atmel
5 1 (0.74%) Renesas
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