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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Systems
Rank 551 572 551
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 100 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 12
Median daily rate £368 £323 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% -24.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £225 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £419 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £323 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £34.00 £33.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £46.00 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +0.61%

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
18114 18488 17728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.54% 32.39% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11702 11634 10717
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 741 710
Median hourly rate £20.83 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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 +6 87 £365 +13.17% 48
London +36 38 £450 +48.76% 4
South East -2 23 £300 -11.43% 9
South West +7 12 £365 +21.66% 6
Wales - 9 £370 - 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £365 - 2
South Wales - 9 £370 - 1
Surrey -7 7 £300 -10.44% 4
Newport - 6 £370 -
East of England +23 5 £250 +11.11% 14
Berkshire -5 5 £345 +115.62%
West Midlands -36 5 £375 -25.00% 3
West Sussex - 5 £325 - 1
Greenford - 5 £243 -
Gatwick - 5 £325 -
Croydon - 4 £383 -
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Solihull - 4 - -
Hampshire +1 3 £283 -32.53% 2
Middlesex -3 3 £310 -
City of London - 3 £325 -
Gloucester - 3 £365 - 1
Redhill - 3 £300 - 2
Basingstoke +5 2 £283 - 1
Reading +5 2 £283 -
Essex +4 2 - - 2
Bristol -1 2 - - 1
Norfolk - 2 £250 -
Cambridgeshire +23 1 - - 12
North West +3 1 - - 1

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 106 (54.64%) C++
2 84 (43.30%) Linux
3 80 (41.24%) C
4 79 (40.72%) Software Engineering
5 77 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (20.62%) Degree
7 38 (19.59%) Security Cleared
8 33 (17.01%) Multithreading
9 30 (15.46%) Scrum
10 27 (13.92%) STB
10 27 (13.92%) TDD
11 25 (12.89%) Computer Science
11 25 (12.89%) Python
12 23 (11.86%) Unix
13 22 (11.34%) Windows
14 21 (10.82%) JavaScript
15 20 (10.31%) Android
16 19 (9.79%) ClearCase
16 19 (9.79%) Electronics
16 19 (9.79%) Telecoms
16 19 (9.79%) Embedded C
17 18 (9.28%) DVB
17 18 (9.28%) Device Driver
17 18 (9.28%) Java
18 17 (8.76%) UML
18 17 (8.76%) Configuration Management
18 17 (8.76%) DV Cleared
18 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
20 15 (7.73%) C#

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 7 (3.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Simulink
2 2 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.28%) DVB
2 9 (4.64%) Ethernet
2 9 (4.64%) Wireless
3 8 (4.12%) HTTP
4 7 (3.61%) IPv4
4 7 (3.61%) SNMP
5 5 (2.58%) UPnP
6 4 (2.06%) Bluetooth
6 4 (2.06%) Firewall
7 2 (1.03%) ASN.1
7 2 (1.03%) VLAN
7 2 (1.03%) VPN
8 1 (0.52%) 802.15
8 1 (0.52%) Broadband
8 1 (0.52%) DHCP
8 1 (0.52%) DNS
8 1 (0.52%) FTP
8 1 (0.52%) LTE
8 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.03%) DB2
1 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (9.79%) ClearCase
2 15 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.22%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.22%) JIRA
4 10 (5.15%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (4.64%) Ant
5 9 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (4.64%) Gradle
5 9 (4.64%) Rational Rhapsody
5 9 (4.64%) Subversion
6 7 (3.61%) CppUnit
6 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.06%) GCC
8 2 (1.03%) Qt Creator
9 1 (0.52%) Automake
9 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.52%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (9.79%) Electronics
1 19 (9.79%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.70%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.09%) Automotive
4 4 (2.06%) Finance
5 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.03%) Avionics
6 2 (1.03%) Games
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (31.96%) Software Engineer
2 47 (24.23%) Developer
3 41 (21.13%) Embedded Engineer
4 28 (14.43%) C++ Developer
5 26 (13.40%) C++ Software Engineer
6 24 (12.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 22 (11.34%) Senior Software Engineer
8 21 (10.82%) Embedded Developer
9 20 (10.31%) Test Engineer
10 17 (8.76%) Software Developer
11 16 (8.25%) Architect
11 16 (8.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 15 (7.73%) Embedded C++ Developer
12 15 (7.73%) Security Architect
13 13 (6.70%) Agile Developer
14 12 (6.19%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (5.67%) C++ Software Developer
15 11 (5.67%) Embedded Software Developer
16 9 (4.64%) Embedded C Engineer
16 9 (4.64%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.22%) JSON
2 13 (6.70%) Middleware
3 9 (4.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (4.64%) RESTful
4 8 (4.12%) OpenGL
4 8 (4.12%) Qt
5 7 (3.61%) Regular Expression
5 7 (3.61%) REST
5 7 (3.61%) SOAP
5 7 (3.61%) XML
6 6 (3.09%) XML-RPC
7 4 (2.06%) .NET
8 3 (1.55%) HTML
9 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.03%) CSS
9 2 (1.03%) HTML5
9 2 (1.03%) Node.js
9 2 (1.03%) STL
9 2 (1.03%) WPF
10 1 (0.52%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.92%) STB
2 25 (12.89%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.28%) Device Driver
4 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.15%) Algorithms
5 10 (5.15%) Digital TV
6 9 (4.64%) IPTV
6 9 (4.64%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.64%) Smartcard
6 9 (4.64%) Smartphone
7 6 (3.09%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (2.06%) CAN bus
10 3 (1.55%) Contactless
11 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (1.03%) VHDL
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 84 (43.30%) Linux
2 23 (11.86%) Unix
3 22 (11.34%) Windows
4 20 (10.31%) Android
5 14 (7.22%) Apple iOS
5 14 (7.22%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (5.15%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) uClinux
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.72%) Software Engineering
2 77 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.01%) Multithreading
4 30 (15.46%) Scrum
5 27 (13.92%) TDD
6 17 (8.76%) Configuration Management
6 17 (8.76%) UML
7 15 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (7.22%) Functional Testing
8 14 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 14 (7.22%) Unit Testing
9 13 (6.70%) Cross-Platform Development
9 13 (6.70%) Systems Analysis
10 12 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (6.19%) Information Security
11 11 (5.67%) OO
12 9 (4.64%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.64%) TOGAF
12 9 (4.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 106 (54.64%) C++
2 80 (41.24%) C
3 25 (12.89%) Python
4 21 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.79%) Embedded C
6 18 (9.28%) Java
7 15 (7.73%) C#
8 14 (7.22%) Perl
8 14 (7.22%) Ruby
9 13 (6.70%) Shell Script
10 11 (5.67%) Embedded C++
11 9 (4.64%) MATLAB
11 9 (4.64%) Objective-C
12 7 (3.61%) Lua
13 5 (2.58%) Ada
13 5 (2.58%) VC++
14 3 (1.55%) ANSI C
15 2 (1.03%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.52%) SQL
16 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (20.62%) Degree
2 38 (19.59%) Security Cleared
3 17 (8.76%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.61%) CISA
5 7 (3.61%) CISM
5 7 (3.61%) CISSP
5 7 (3.61%) IISP
6 4 (2.06%) CCNA
6 4 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.06%) HND
6 4 (2.06%) ISEB
6 4 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.03%) CEH
7 2 (1.03%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.03%) GIAC
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (5.15%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.64%) ISO27005
2 9 (4.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (3.61%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.09%) ISAE 3402
5 5 (2.58%) DO-178B
5 5 (2.58%) MISRA
6 3 (1.55%) MISRA C
7 2 (1.03%) ISO26262
7 2 (1.03%) JTAG
8 1 (0.52%) ECSS
System Software
1 7 (3.61%) iptables
1 7 (3.61%) OpenSSH
2 4 (2.06%) Firmware
2 4 (2.06%) LXC
3 1 (0.52%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 13 (6.70%) Barracuda Networks
2 9 (4.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.12%) Cisco
4 6 (3.09%) ArcSight
4 6 (3.09%) IBM
4 6 (3.09%) Intel Security
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle
4 6 (3.09%) Qualys
4 6 (3.09%) Tripwire
5 4 (2.06%) HP
5 4 (2.06%) Intel
5 4 (2.06%) Sun
6 3 (1.55%) Freescale
7 2 (1.03%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.03%) Huawei
7 2 (1.03%) Nagra
7 2 (1.03%) Nokia
7 2 (1.03%) Sybase
8 1 (0.52%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) SAP
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