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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 529 486 471
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -15
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 43 88 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.56% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 18
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£373 £355 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.92% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £220 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £435 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 26
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.05 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%

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
15377 15592 13859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 30.63% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9545 9499 8334
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 621 797
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.91 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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
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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015. 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 -52 40 £365 +0.68% 84
South East -44 14 £373 +10.37% 27
London -19 11 £335 -12.98% 6
Surrey +7 9 £380 +1.33% 7
South West -3 8 - - 8
Wiltshire - 4 - - 4
Hertfordshire +14 2 - - 1
East of England +6 2 - - 18
West Midlands -5 2 - - 9
Berkshire -11 1 - - 4
Hampshire -18 1 - - 2
Southampton -19 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £365 - 1
Manchester - 1 £390 -
North West - 1 £390 -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Durham - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 17
Derbyshire - - - - 3
Devon - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 4
Oxfordshire - - - - 8
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Scotland - - - - 3

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 49 (52.13%) C++
2 46 (48.94%) Linux
2 46 (48.94%) Software Engineering
3 40 (42.55%) C
4 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.09%) UML
4 17 (18.09%) Firmware
5 16 (17.02%) Degree
6 15 (15.96%) Java
6 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
7 11 (11.70%) Python
7 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (10.64%) Algorithms
8 10 (10.64%) jQuery
8 10 (10.64%) Embedded C
9 9 (9.57%) CSS
9 9 (9.57%) Embedded Linux
9 9 (9.57%) Embedded Software Development
9 9 (9.57%) Android
10 8 (8.51%) Selenium
11 7 (7.45%) Computer Science
11 7 (7.45%) Use Case
11 7 (7.45%) Multithreading
11 7 (7.45%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (7.45%) Ajax
11 7 (7.45%) Atmel
11 7 (7.45%) C#
12 6 (6.38%) Windows
12 6 (6.38%) Internet
12 6 (6.38%) DTV

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Simulink
2 1 (1.06%) Stateflow
2 1 (1.06%) TargetLink
2 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) Internet
2 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.32%) Intranet
3 3 (3.19%) DVB
3 3 (3.19%) Broadband
4 2 (2.13%) 3G
4 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.13%) Wireless
4 2 (2.13%) NAS
5 1 (1.06%) Telnet
5 1 (1.06%) Firewall
5 1 (1.06%) ASN.1
5 1 (1.06%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (1.06%) UPnP
5 1 (1.06%) OFDM
5 1 (1.06%) MIMO
5 1 (1.06%) LTE
5 1 (1.06%) 802.11
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.06%) SQLite
2 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Selenium
2 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.32%) Subversion
3 5 (5.32%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (5.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.19%) JIRA
6 2 (2.13%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.06%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.06%) NUnit
7 1 (1.06%) PVCS
7 1 (1.06%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.06%) Ant
7 1 (1.06%) SilkTest
7 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.06%) Moq
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (6.38%) Electronics
2 5 (5.32%) Automotive
3 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Finance
4 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (38.30%) Software Engineer
2 18 (19.15%) Developer
3 13 (13.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 13 (13.83%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Test Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) Tester
6 5 (5.32%) Android Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Architect
6 5 (5.32%) C++ Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Systems Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Design Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Systems Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) RF Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) jQuery
2 9 (9.57%) CSS
3 7 (7.45%) Ajax
4 5 (5.32%) Velocity
4 5 (5.32%) Spring
4 5 (5.32%) Struts
4 5 (5.32%) XML
4 5 (5.32%) J2EE
5 4 (4.26%) HTML
5 4 (4.26%) .NET
5 4 (4.26%) OpenGL
5 4 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.19%) HTML5
7 2 (2.13%) POSIX
7 2 (2.13%) WPF
7 2 (2.13%) WebKit
7 2 (2.13%) Web Services
8 1 (1.06%) Swing
8 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Algorithms
3 7 (7.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.38%) DTV
4 6 (6.38%) STB
4 6 (6.38%) Open Source
5 5 (5.32%) iPad
5 5 (5.32%) Arduino
6 3 (3.19%) CAN bus
6 3 (3.19%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.13%) SCADA
7 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.13%) Physics
7 2 (2.13%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.06%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (1.06%) GPGPU
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.94%) Linux
2 9 (9.57%) Embedded Linux
2 9 (9.57%) Android
3 6 (6.38%) Windows
4 5 (5.32%) UNIX
5 4 (4.26%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.19%) Debian
6 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.13%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.06%) Solaris
8 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.06%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.06%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (48.94%) Software Engineering
2 17 (18.09%) UML
2 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.57%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (7.45%) Multithreading
4 7 (7.45%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (7.45%) Use Case
5 6 (6.38%) Test Scripting
5 6 (6.38%) Project Management
5 6 (6.38%) V-Model
5 6 (6.38%) Requirements Management
6 5 (5.32%) Android Development
6 5 (5.32%) DevOps
6 5 (5.32%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.32%) Network Design
6 5 (5.32%) Release Management
6 5 (5.32%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (4.26%) OO
7 4 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (52.13%) C++
2 40 (42.55%) C
3 15 (15.96%) Java
3 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.70%) Python
5 10 (10.64%) Embedded C
6 7 (7.45%) C#
7 4 (4.26%) Embedded C++
7 4 (4.26%) PHP
8 3 (3.19%) SQL
8 3 (3.19%) Perl
8 3 (3.19%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.19%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.13%) Ruby
9 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.13%) GLSL
9 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.13%) VC++
10 1 (1.06%) Ada
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Degree
2 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) VCP4
6 1 (1.06%) ISEB
6 1 (1.06%) CISSP
6 1 (1.06%) CISA
6 1 (1.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.06%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (7.45%) Atmel
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) ATG
2 5 (5.32%) Endeca
3 4 (4.26%) EMC
4 2 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.06%) Siemens
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.06%) McAfee
5 1 (1.06%) Sun
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco
5 1 (1.06%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.06%) Qualys
5 1 (1.06%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.06%) Wind River
5 1 (1.06%) Perforce
5 1 (1.06%) VMware
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