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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Systems
Rank 551 599 583
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -16
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 87 50 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.091% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 9 18
Median daily rate £370 £335 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% -14.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £289 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +1.23%

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
16556 18240 17894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.52% 33.34% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10728 11465 11353
Median daily rate £430 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 787 748
Median hourly rate £19.38 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.81 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +19.61%

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 6 December 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
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 6 December 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 +21 63 £400 +19.40% 26
London +12 20 £450 +34.32% 3
Scotland +20 14 £338 - 1
South East +5 13 £425 +12.95% 8
East of England +12 12 £330 +2.32% 8
Glasgow - 12 £338 -
Wales - 9 £370 - 1
South Wales - 9 £370 -
Surrey +19 8 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £330 - 7
Suffolk - 5 £275 -
East Midlands - 5 £1,000 - 1
Birmingham -7 4 £360 -
West Midlands -26 4 £360 -
Ipswich - 4 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £1,000 - 1
Cambridge +11 3 £330 - 7
South West +4 3 £363 - 5
Cardiff - 3 - -
Newport - 3 £390 -
City of London - 3 £550 -
Berkshire +7 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire +2 2 £400 - 2
Northampton - 2 £1,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 - -
Edinburgh +22 1 - - 1
Hampshire +10 1 - - 1
Reading +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire -7 1 £325 - 1
Peterborough - 1 - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 97 (52.43%) Software Engineering
2 94 (50.81%) C++
3 66 (35.68%) C
4 62 (33.51%) Linux
5 55 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (21.08%) Security Cleared
7 33 (17.84%) Python
8 24 (12.97%) DV Cleared
9 23 (12.43%) Multithreading
9 23 (12.43%) Git (software)
9 23 (12.43%) Scrum
9 23 (12.43%) UML
10 22 (11.89%) Unix
11 21 (11.35%) Java
12 20 (10.81%) Windows
13 19 (10.27%) Perl
13 19 (10.27%) Degree
13 19 (10.27%) JIRA
14 16 (8.65%) Embedded C
15 15 (8.11%) Automotive
15 15 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
15 15 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (7.57%) Ruby
16 14 (7.57%) Computer Science
16 14 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (7.57%) SC Cleared
17 13 (7.03%) TDD
17 13 (7.03%) Electronics
17 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
18 12 (6.49%) STB

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 12 (6.49%) Confluence
2 8 (4.32%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Simulink
2 2 (1.08%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.54%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.95%) VoIP
3 10 (5.41%) Ethernet
3 10 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (4.86%) Internet
5 7 (3.78%) HTTP
6 6 (3.24%) AMQP
6 6 (3.24%) DVB
6 6 (3.24%) Wireless
6 6 (3.24%) Wireshark
6 6 (3.24%) ZigBee
7 5 (2.70%) Network Security
7 5 (2.70%) PSTN
7 5 (2.70%) SNMP
8 4 (2.16%) Bluetooth
8 4 (2.16%) SSL
9 3 (1.62%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.62%) IPv4
10 2 (1.08%) Firewall
10 2 (1.08%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
1 1 (0.54%) Big Data
1 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (12.43%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.27%) JIRA
3 15 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.49%) Subversion
5 7 (3.78%) CMake
5 7 (3.78%) GoogleTest
6 6 (3.24%) Bitbucket
6 6 (3.24%) Valgrind
7 5 (2.70%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (2.16%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.62%) CppUnit
9 3 (1.62%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.08%) Automake
10 2 (1.08%) Qt Creator
10 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.54%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (8.11%) Automotive
2 13 (7.03%) Electronics
3 8 (4.32%) Aerospace
3 8 (4.32%) Finance
4 7 (3.78%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.16%) Retail
6 2 (1.08%) Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Avionics
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (44.32%) Software Engineer
2 42 (22.70%) Embedded Engineer
3 33 (17.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 25 (13.51%) Developer
5 24 (12.97%) Senior Software Engineer
6 21 (11.35%) C++ Developer
7 15 (8.11%) C++ Software Engineer
8 14 (7.57%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 13 (7.03%) Tester
10 11 (5.95%) Architect
10 11 (5.95%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (5.95%) Test Engineer
11 9 (4.86%) Penetration Tester
12 8 (4.32%) C++/Java Developer
12 8 (4.32%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.32%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
12 8 (4.32%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
12 8 (4.32%) Real Time Engineer
12 8 (4.32%) Real Time Software Engineer
13 6 (3.24%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.32%) Middleware
2 7 (3.78%) JSON
2 7 (3.78%) RESTful
3 6 (3.24%) STL
4 4 (2.16%) OpenGL
5 3 (1.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (1.62%) HTML
5 3 (1.62%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.08%) J2EE
6 2 (1.08%) JSON-LD
6 2 (1.08%) Node.js
6 2 (1.08%) Qt
6 2 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.08%) SAML
6 2 (1.08%) Web Services
6 2 (1.08%) XML
7 1 (0.54%) .NET
7 1 (0.54%) CSS
7 1 (0.54%) POSIX
7 1 (0.54%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.57%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.49%) STB
4 9 (4.86%) Device Driver
5 8 (4.32%) Algorithms
6 7 (3.78%) Mathematics
7 6 (3.24%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.70%) Digital TV
9 4 (2.16%) IPTV
10 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (1.08%) Semantic Web
11 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.08%) VHDL
11 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.08%) W3C
11 2 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (33.51%) Linux
2 22 (11.89%) Unix
3 20 (10.81%) Windows
4 8 (4.32%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.24%) Android
5 6 (3.24%) CentOS
6 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (52.43%) Software Engineering
2 55 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (12.43%) Multithreading
3 23 (12.43%) Scrum
3 23 (12.43%) UML
4 14 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (7.03%) TDD
6 12 (6.49%) Automated Testing
7 11 (5.95%) Configuration Management
7 11 (5.95%) OO
8 10 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.86%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.78%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.24%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (3.24%) Functional Testing
12 6 (3.24%) Memory Management
12 6 (3.24%) Multithreaded Programming
12 6 (3.24%) Requirements Management
12 6 (3.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 94 (50.81%) C++
2 66 (35.68%) C
3 33 (17.84%) Python
4 21 (11.35%) Java
5 19 (10.27%) Perl
6 16 (8.65%) Embedded C
7 14 (7.57%) Ruby
8 11 (5.95%) Bash Shell
9 10 (5.41%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.86%) C#
11 8 (4.32%) Ada
12 5 (2.70%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.16%) Embedded C++
13 4 (2.16%) JavaScript
13 4 (2.16%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.08%) SPARQL
14 2 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (21.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.97%) DV Cleared
3 19 (10.27%) Degree
4 14 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.08%) CEH
6 2 (1.08%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) GIAC
6 2 (1.08%) MBA
6 2 (1.08%) PhD
7 1 (0.54%) ACCA
7 1 (0.54%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) CIMA
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.54%) HND
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.49%) MISRA
2 10 (5.41%) MISRA C
3 4 (2.16%) DO-178B
3 4 (2.16%) ISO26262
4 3 (1.62%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.78%) Docker
2 3 (1.62%) iptables
2 3 (1.62%) OpenSSH
3 2 (1.08%) Firmware
3 2 (1.08%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.54%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) Marathon
2 1 (0.54%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (3.78%) Google
2 5 (2.70%) EMC
3 4 (2.16%) HP
4 3 (1.62%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.08%) BT
5 2 (1.08%) IBM
5 2 (1.08%) Intel
5 2 (1.08%) Nagra
5 2 (1.08%) SAP
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe
6 1 (0.54%) Apigee
6 1 (0.54%) Huawei
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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