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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 556 551 517
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 63 52 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.31% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 14
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£371 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 42
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
17884 16548 17495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.74% 31.35% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10948 10230 10187
Average daily rate £410 £413 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 662 884
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -33.96%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -5 61 £393 -12.77% 60
South East +2 22 £396 +98.12% 18
East of England -24 13 £338 - 20
London +7 12 £448 -10.50% 1
Surrey +3 11 £396 - 3
South West -22 8 £369 - 5
Cambridgeshire +2 5 £460 - 17
Cambridge -1 5 £460 - 16
Hampshire -10 5 £425 +112.50% 3
Woking - 5 £425 -
Suffolk +3 4 - - 1
Ipswich +2 4 - -
Middlesex +3 3 £340 -38.18%
Gloucestershire -20 3 - -
Scotland -11 2 £256 - 3
Bristol -15 2 £313 - 3
Guildford - 2 £409 - 1
Manchester - 2 £260 - 1
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 7
North West - 2 £260 - 3
East Midlands +1 1 - - 5
Berkshire 0 1 £425 -
West Midlands -9 1 £240 - 3
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £288 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Salisbury - 1 £425 -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 86 (55.48%) C++
2 84 (54.19%) C
3 79 (50.97%) Software Engineering
4 63 (40.65%) Linux
5 31 (20.00%) Electronics
6 30 (19.35%) Degree
7 29 (18.71%) Python
8 28 (18.06%) Java
8 28 (18.06%) Embedded C
8 28 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (16.13%) Computer Science
10 23 (14.84%) UML
11 21 (13.55%) OO
11 21 (13.55%) UNIX
12 20 (12.90%) STB
13 19 (12.26%) Multithreading
14 18 (11.61%) Windows
14 18 (11.61%) Security Cleared
14 18 (11.61%) Android
15 15 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (8.39%) DVB
16 13 (8.39%) OOP
17 12 (7.74%) C#
17 12 (7.74%) .NET
17 12 (7.74%) Aerospace
17 12 (7.74%) Algorithms
17 12 (7.74%) Cyber Security
18 11 (7.10%) Embedded Linux
18 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared
18 11 (7.10%) Test Automation

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (1.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.65%) Confluence
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Simulink
2 1 (0.65%) TargetLink
2 1 (0.65%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) DVB
2 7 (4.52%) Wireless
3 6 (3.87%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.87%) LTE
4 4 (2.58%) GSM
5 3 (1.94%) NAS
5 3 (1.94%) UPnP
5 3 (1.94%) 3G
5 3 (1.94%) UMTS
5 3 (1.94%) Broadband
5 3 (1.94%) Modbus
6 2 (1.29%) DHCP
6 2 (1.29%) FTP
6 2 (1.29%) HTTP
6 2 (1.29%) Telnet
6 2 (1.29%) Firewall
7 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) MySQL
1 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) JIRA
2 9 (5.81%) Subversion
3 7 (4.52%) ClearCase
4 6 (3.87%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.87%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.87%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (2.58%) JUnit
6 4 (2.58%) NetBeans
7 3 (1.94%) GDB
7 3 (1.94%) Selenium
8 2 (1.29%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.65%) GCC
9 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.65%) PVCS
9 1 (0.65%) Trac
General
1 31 (20.00%) Electronics
2 12 (7.74%) Aerospace
3 10 (6.45%) Finance
4 9 (5.81%) Retail
5 8 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.16%) Automotive
6 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Avionics
7 1 (0.65%) German Language
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (41.29%) Software Engineer
2 42 (27.10%) Developer
3 19 (12.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (9.03%) C++ Developer
5 12 (7.74%) Junior
5 12 (7.74%) Test Engineer
5 12 (7.74%) Junior Software Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.45%) C Developer
8 9 (5.81%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Android Developer
8 9 (5.81%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.16%) Design Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) Java Engineer
12 4 (2.58%) Analyst
12 4 (2.58%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.58%) Tester
12 4 (2.58%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.58%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.74%) .NET
2 9 (5.81%) Middleware
3 5 (3.23%) POSIX
4 4 (2.58%) OpenGL
4 4 (2.58%) Swing
4 4 (2.58%) JNI
4 4 (2.58%) Java SE
5 3 (1.94%) Qt
6 2 (1.29%) WebKit
6 2 (1.29%) OpenCL
6 2 (1.29%) DirectCompute
6 2 (1.29%) Flash
6 2 (1.29%) STL
6 2 (1.29%) HTML
6 2 (1.29%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.29%) Ajax
6 2 (1.29%) HTML5
6 2 (1.29%) RESTful
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 20 (12.90%) STB
3 15 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.74%) Algorithms
5 11 (7.10%) DTV
6 10 (6.45%) Device Driver
7 8 (5.16%) CAN bus
8 7 (4.52%) Open Source
9 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.87%) IPTV
10 4 (2.58%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.94%) Cryptography
12 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.29%) User Experience
12 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.29%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.29%) CUDA
12 2 (1.29%) Video on Demand
13 1 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 63 (40.65%) Linux
2 21 (13.55%) UNIX
3 18 (11.61%) Windows
3 18 (11.61%) Android
4 11 (7.10%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.94%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (50.97%) Software Engineering
2 28 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.84%) UML
4 21 (13.55%) OO
5 19 (12.26%) Multithreading
6 13 (8.39%) OOP
7 12 (7.74%) Cyber Security
8 11 (7.10%) Test Automation
8 11 (7.10%) Information Security
9 10 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (6.45%) Android Development
10 9 (5.81%) TDD
11 8 (5.16%) OOD
11 8 (5.16%) Scrum
12 6 (3.87%) Project Management
12 6 (3.87%) Information Assurance
12 6 (3.87%) Unit Testing
12 6 (3.87%) Network Management
12 6 (3.87%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (3.87%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (55.48%) C++
2 84 (54.19%) C
3 29 (18.71%) Python
4 28 (18.06%) Java
4 28 (18.06%) Embedded C
5 12 (7.74%) C#
6 11 (7.10%) MATLAB
7 10 (6.45%) Perl
7 10 (6.45%) Ruby
8 8 (5.16%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.52%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.58%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.58%) Lua
11 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.94%) PHP
11 3 (1.94%) VC++
11 3 (1.94%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.29%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.29%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 30 (19.35%) Degree
2 18 (11.61%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.87%) HND
5 6 (3.87%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.29%) ISEB
6 2 (1.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.65%) CISA
7 1 (0.65%) CISM
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.29%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.29%) DO-254
3 1 (0.65%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (7.10%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.29%) IBM
2 2 (1.29%) EMC
2 2 (1.29%) Serena
2 2 (1.29%) Mentor Graphics
2 2 (1.29%) Xilinx
2 2 (1.29%) Actel
2 2 (1.29%) Wind River
3 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.65%) Qualys
3 1 (0.65%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (0.65%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.65%) Tripwire
3 1 (0.65%) Google
3 1 (0.65%) Huawei
3 1 (0.65%) MathWorks
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle
3 1 (0.65%) Sun
3 1 (0.65%) McAfee
3 1 (0.65%) Siemens
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