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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 534 527 500
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -27
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 70 38 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.074% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.28% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 15
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £298
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 40
Average hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £32.50 £34.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -17.05%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
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 564 614 780
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 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 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 28 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 28 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
(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 +23 68 £413 +3.12% 61
South East -11 21 £400 +14.28% 15
London +9 17 £450 +12.50% 8
South West -21 11 - - 5
East of England -24 11 £418 - 15
Surrey +2 10 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 8 - -
Cambridgeshire -9 7 £418 - 11
Cambridge -2 6 £418 - 9
Brighton - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £400 - 3
East Sussex - 4 - -
Suffolk -19 3 - - 1
Ipswich - 3 - - 1
West Midlands -8 2 £240 - 10
North West - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
City of London +8 1 £450 -5.26% 4
Staines -5 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £175 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £175 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 3
Crawley - - - -
Dartford - - - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 94 (56.29%) Software Engineering
2 91 (54.49%) C++
3 84 (50.30%) C
4 66 (39.52%) Linux
5 36 (21.56%) Electronics
6 35 (20.96%) Java
7 33 (19.76%) Degree
8 27 (16.17%) Computer Science
8 27 (16.17%) Embedded C
9 26 (15.57%) Multithreading
10 25 (14.97%) Windows
10 25 (14.97%) Python
11 24 (14.37%) UML
12 21 (12.57%) UNIX
13 20 (11.98%) Android
14 19 (11.38%) Middleware
14 19 (11.38%) STB
15 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (10.78%) OO
16 16 (9.58%) Embedded Linux
17 15 (8.98%) C#
17 15 (8.98%) DVB
18 14 (8.38%) Device Driver
18 14 (8.38%) DTV
18 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
19 13 (7.78%) TCP/IP
19 13 (7.78%) OOP
20 12 (7.19%) MATLAB
20 12 (7.19%) Simulink
20 12 (7.19%) JIRA

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 12 (7.19%) Simulink
2 1 (0.60%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.60%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.98%) DVB
2 13 (7.78%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.59%) Intranet
3 6 (3.59%) Internet
3 6 (3.59%) LTE
4 4 (2.40%) Wireless
4 4 (2.40%) GSM
5 3 (1.80%) UMTS
5 3 (1.80%) 3G
5 3 (1.80%) RTSP
5 3 (1.80%) DLNA
6 2 (1.20%) Modbus
6 2 (1.20%) UPnP
7 1 (0.60%) DNS
7 1 (0.60%) DHCP
7 1 (0.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) MySQL
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (7.19%) JIRA
2 9 (5.39%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.39%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.79%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.19%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (3.59%) ClearCase
6 5 (2.99%) Subversion
7 3 (1.80%) GDB
7 3 (1.80%) Trac
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%) GCC
General
1 36 (21.56%) Electronics
2 11 (6.59%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Aerospace
3 10 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.99%) Retail
4 8 (4.79%) Automotive
4 8 (4.79%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.80%) Games
6 2 (1.20%) Avionics
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (45.51%) Software Engineer
2 46 (27.54%) Developer
3 26 (15.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 18 (10.78%) C++ Developer
5 14 (8.38%) Test Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Junior
7 10 (5.99%) Junior Software Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) C Developer
8 9 (5.39%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.39%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Java Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Android Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) C++ Software Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.38%) Middleware
2 11 (6.59%) OpenGL
3 10 (5.99%) .NET
3 10 (5.99%) Qt
4 8 (4.79%) Ajax
5 7 (4.19%) CSS
6 6 (3.59%) J2EE
6 6 (3.59%) Struts
6 6 (3.59%) XML
6 6 (3.59%) Velocity
6 6 (3.59%) jQuery
6 6 (3.59%) Spring
7 5 (2.99%) OpenGL ES
8 4 (2.40%) OpenCL
8 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.80%) HTML
9 3 (1.80%) Flash
9 3 (1.80%) POSIX
9 3 (1.80%) WebKit
9 3 (1.80%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.17%) Computer Science
2 19 (11.38%) STB
3 14 (8.38%) DTV
3 14 (8.38%) Device Driver
4 10 (5.99%) IPTV
5 8 (4.79%) 3D Graphics
5 8 (4.79%) Firmware
6 7 (4.19%) CAN bus
7 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.99%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.40%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.40%) Open Source
8 4 (2.40%) MPEG
9 3 (1.80%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.80%) RenderMan
10 2 (1.20%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.20%) CUDA
10 2 (1.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 66 (39.52%) Linux
2 25 (14.97%) Windows
3 21 (12.57%) UNIX
4 20 (11.98%) Android
5 16 (9.58%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.80%) 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 94 (56.29%) Software Engineering
2 26 (15.57%) Multithreading
3 24 (14.37%) UML
4 18 (10.78%) OO
4 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.78%) OOP
6 11 (6.59%) Project Management
7 10 (5.99%) OOD
7 10 (5.99%) Information Security
8 9 (5.39%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (4.79%) TDD
9 8 (4.79%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (4.79%) Embedded Software Development
9 8 (4.79%) Cyber Security
10 7 (4.19%) Software Testing
10 7 (4.19%) Scrum
11 6 (3.59%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.59%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.59%) Network Design
11 6 (3.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 91 (54.49%) C++
2 84 (50.30%) C
3 35 (20.96%) Java
4 27 (16.17%) Embedded C
5 25 (14.97%) Python
6 15 (8.98%) C#
7 12 (7.19%) MATLAB
8 10 (5.99%) Ruby
9 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.59%) Perl
10 6 (3.59%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.99%) GLSL
11 5 (2.99%) HLSL
11 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.40%) Lua
12 4 (2.40%) VC++
13 3 (1.80%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.80%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (1.20%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (1.20%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 33 (19.76%) Degree
2 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.99%) Chartered Engineer
4 5 (2.99%) HND
4 5 (2.99%) PhD
5 3 (1.80%) ISEB
5 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.20%) DO-254
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
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 6 (3.59%) ATG
1 6 (3.59%) Endeca
2 4 (2.40%) Serena
3 3 (1.80%) CA
4 2 (1.20%) Xilinx
4 2 (1.20%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (1.20%) Wind River
4 2 (1.20%) Actel
5 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
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
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: neg
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 18 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 26 days ago