The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 513 531 505
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 67 38 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.28% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 15
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £298
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 39
Average hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £32.50 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -17.64%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13575 13529 14275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.54% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8238 8164 8195
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 610 770
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +13 65 £425 +13.33% 57
South East +9 21 £400 +14.28% 18
London -3 16 £463 +15.62% 3
South West -19 12 - - 9
Surrey +5 10 - - 4
East of England -15 9 £418 - 13
Gloucestershire - 9 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 6 £418 - 11
Cambridge +3 5 £418 - 10
Brighton - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £400 - 2
East Sussex - 4 - -
Kent - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
City of London +27 1 £450 -5.26% 2
West Midlands -17 1 - - 7
Yorkshire - 1 £175 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £175 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Guildford - 1 - - 3
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Derby - - - - 1

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 93 (56.02%) Software Engineering
2 89 (53.61%) C++
3 81 (48.80%) C
4 65 (39.16%) Linux
5 36 (21.69%) Java
6 34 (20.48%) Electronics
6 34 (20.48%) Degree
7 27 (16.27%) Multithreading
7 27 (16.27%) Embedded C
8 26 (15.66%) Computer Science
9 25 (15.06%) Windows
10 23 (13.86%) Python
11 22 (13.25%) UML
11 22 (13.25%) UNIX
12 20 (12.05%) Android
13 19 (11.45%) Middleware
14 18 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (10.84%) STB
15 16 (9.64%) OO
15 16 (9.64%) Embedded Linux
16 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
16 15 (9.04%) C#
17 14 (8.43%) DVB
18 13 (7.83%) TCP/IP
18 13 (7.83%) Device Driver
18 13 (7.83%) MATLAB
18 13 (7.83%) Simulink
19 12 (7.23%) Project Management
19 12 (7.23%) DTV
19 12 (7.23%) OOP

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (7.83%) Simulink
2 1 (0.60%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.60%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) DVB
2 13 (7.83%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.22%) Intranet
3 7 (4.22%) Internet
4 6 (3.61%) LTE
5 4 (2.41%) GSM
5 4 (2.41%) Wireless
6 3 (1.81%) RTSP
6 3 (1.81%) UMTS
6 3 (1.81%) DLNA
6 3 (1.81%) 3G
7 2 (1.20%) Modbus
7 2 (1.20%) HTTP
7 2 (1.20%) UPnP
8 1 (0.60%) DHCP
8 1 (0.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.41%) MySQL
2 3 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (6.63%) JIRA
2 9 (5.42%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.82%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.22%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (3.01%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.41%) Subversion
7 3 (1.81%) Trac
8 2 (1.20%) GDB
8 2 (1.20%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.20%) JUnit
9 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.60%) GCC
General
1 34 (20.48%) Electronics
2 11 (6.63%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Aerospace
3 10 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.02%) Retail
4 9 (5.42%) Automotive
5 8 (4.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.81%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) Avionics
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 74 (44.58%) Software Engineer
2 45 (27.11%) Developer
3 26 (15.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 18 (10.84%) C++ Developer
5 12 (7.23%) Test Engineer
5 12 (7.23%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Junior Software Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Junior
8 8 (4.82%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.82%) C Developer
9 7 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.01%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Java Engineer
10 5 (3.01%) Android Developer
11 4 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.41%) C++ Software Developer
11 4 (2.41%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.45%) Middleware
2 11 (6.63%) OpenGL
3 10 (6.02%) .NET
3 10 (6.02%) Qt
4 9 (5.42%) Ajax
5 8 (4.82%) CSS
6 7 (4.22%) J2EE
6 7 (4.22%) Struts
6 7 (4.22%) XML
6 7 (4.22%) Velocity
6 7 (4.22%) jQuery
6 7 (4.22%) Spring
7 5 (3.01%) OpenGL ES
8 4 (2.41%) OpenCL
8 4 (2.41%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.81%) HTML
9 3 (1.81%) Flash
9 3 (1.81%) WebKit
9 3 (1.81%) Direct3D
9 3 (1.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.66%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.84%) STB
3 13 (7.83%) Device Driver
4 12 (7.23%) DTV
5 10 (6.02%) Firmware
5 10 (6.02%) IPTV
6 8 (4.82%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (4.22%) CAN bus
8 6 (3.61%) Management Information System
9 5 (3.01%) Cryptography
10 4 (2.41%) Mathematics
10 4 (2.41%) Open Source
10 4 (2.41%) MPEG
11 3 (1.81%) Interactive TV
11 3 (1.81%) RenderMan
12 2 (1.20%) Streaming Video
12 2 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
12 2 (1.20%) CUDA
12 2 (1.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 65 (39.16%) Linux
2 25 (15.06%) Windows
3 22 (13.25%) UNIX
4 20 (12.05%) Android
5 16 (9.64%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.81%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.20%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (56.02%) Software Engineering
2 27 (16.27%) Multithreading
3 22 (13.25%) UML
4 18 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.64%) OO
6 12 (7.23%) OOP
6 12 (7.23%) Project Management
7 10 (6.02%) Information Security
8 9 (5.42%) Systems Analysis
8 9 (5.42%) OOD
9 8 (4.82%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (4.82%) Embedded Software Development
9 8 (4.82%) Cyber Security
10 7 (4.22%) DevOps
10 7 (4.22%) TDD
10 7 (4.22%) Software Testing
10 7 (4.22%) Network Design
10 7 (4.22%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.22%) Scrum
11 6 (3.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (53.61%) C++
2 81 (48.80%) C
3 36 (21.69%) Java
4 27 (16.27%) Embedded C
5 23 (13.86%) Python
6 15 (9.04%) C#
7 13 (7.83%) MATLAB
8 10 (6.02%) Ruby
9 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.61%) Perl
10 6 (3.61%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.01%) GLSL
11 5 (3.01%) HLSL
11 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.41%) Lua
12 4 (2.41%) VC++
13 3 (1.81%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.81%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (1.81%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.20%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 34 (20.48%) Degree
2 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.01%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (3.01%) HND
4 5 (3.01%) PhD
5 3 (1.81%) ISEB
5 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) QA
1 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.20%) DO-254
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) MOM
1 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (4.22%) ATG
1 7 (4.22%) Endeca
2 4 (2.41%) Serena
3 3 (1.81%) CA
4 2 (1.20%) Xilinx
4 2 (1.20%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (1.20%) Actel
5 1 (0.60%) Freescale
5 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.60%) Wind River
5 1 (0.60%) NetApp
5 1 (0.60%) MathWorks
5 1 (0.60%) Dell
5 1 (0.60%) EMC
5 1 (0.60%) Huawei
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