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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 538 536 484
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -52
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 62 39 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.073% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.28% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 17
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £178 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £505 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £200 £286
% change year-on-year
+68.75% -30.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 49
Average hourly rate £36.75 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -17.05%

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
14168 13901 14711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.05% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 8528 8544
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £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 621 614 806
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 59 £425 +30.76% 58
South East 0 18 £400 +120.68% 17
London 0 18 £463 -5.12% 7
East of England -17 12 £338 - 16
Surrey +3 8 - - 2
South West -26 8 - - 5
Gloucestershire -17 6 - - 2
Ipswich -3 5 - - 2
Hampshire -4 5 £400 +100.00% 1
Suffolk -6 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £460 - 11
Cambridge -5 4 £460 - 10
Woking - 4 - -
Tewkesbury - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Brighton - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £256 - 3
North West - 2 - - 2
City of London +22 1 £450 -7.69% 2
West Midlands - 1 £240 - 4
Fife - 1 £288 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 9
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 £288 -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Haywards Heath - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 92 (56.44%) C++
1 92 (56.44%) Software Engineering
2 86 (52.76%) C
3 68 (41.72%) Linux
4 36 (22.09%) Electronics
5 32 (19.63%) Degree
6 31 (19.02%) Java
7 28 (17.18%) Embedded C
7 28 (17.18%) Computer Science
8 27 (16.56%) Python
9 24 (14.72%) UML
10 23 (14.11%) UNIX
11 22 (13.50%) OO
11 22 (13.50%) Multithreading
12 21 (12.88%) STB
13 20 (12.27%) Windows
14 18 (11.04%) Android
15 14 (8.59%) Middleware
15 14 (8.59%) DVB
15 14 (8.59%) Security Cleared
16 13 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (7.98%) Embedded Linux
16 13 (7.98%) DTV
16 13 (7.98%) OOP
17 12 (7.36%) C#
17 12 (7.36%) OOD
17 12 (7.36%) MATLAB
17 12 (7.36%) Simulink
17 12 (7.36%) Aerospace
17 12 (7.36%) Device Driver

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (1.23%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.61%) Confluence
2 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (7.36%) Simulink
2 1 (0.61%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.61%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.59%) DVB
2 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.91%) Wireless
4 6 (3.68%) LTE
5 4 (2.45%) UPnP
5 4 (2.45%) GSM
6 3 (1.84%) UMTS
6 3 (1.84%) DHCP
6 3 (1.84%) Broadband
6 3 (1.84%) HTTP
6 3 (1.84%) 3G
6 3 (1.84%) RTSP
6 3 (1.84%) NAS
6 3 (1.84%) DLNA
6 3 (1.84%) Modbus
7 2 (1.23%) Telnet
7 2 (1.23%) Firewall
7 2 (1.23%) Intranet
7 2 (1.23%) Internet
7 2 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.45%) MySQL
2 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (6.75%) JIRA
2 9 (5.52%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.91%) Subversion
3 8 (4.91%) ClearCase
4 7 (4.29%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.29%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (2.45%) JUnit
5 4 (2.45%) NetBeans
6 3 (1.84%) Selenium
6 3 (1.84%) GDB
7 2 (1.23%) Trac
7 2 (1.23%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.61%) GCC
8 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
General
1 36 (22.09%) Electronics
2 12 (7.36%) Aerospace
3 11 (6.75%) Finance
4 10 (6.13%) Retail
5 8 (4.91%) Automotive
5 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 74 (45.40%) Software Engineer
2 39 (23.93%) Developer
3 25 (15.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (9.82%) C++ Developer
5 14 (8.59%) Test Engineer
6 12 (7.36%) Junior
6 12 (7.36%) Junior Software Engineer
7 11 (6.75%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) C Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Design Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Java Engineer
12 5 (3.07%) Android Developer
12 5 (3.07%) Analyst
12 5 (3.07%) Test Analyst
13 4 (2.45%) Tester
13 4 (2.45%) Java Software Engineer
13 4 (2.45%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.59%) Middleware
2 11 (6.75%) .NET
3 7 (4.29%) Qt
3 7 (4.29%) OpenGL
4 4 (2.45%) Swing
4 4 (2.45%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.45%) POSIX
4 4 (2.45%) JNI
4 4 (2.45%) Ajax
4 4 (2.45%) Java SE
5 3 (1.84%) XML
5 3 (1.84%) CSS
5 3 (1.84%) OpenGL ES
5 3 (1.84%) RESTful
5 3 (1.84%) OpenCL
6 2 (1.23%) DirectCompute
6 2 (1.23%) WebKit
6 2 (1.23%) Direct3D
6 2 (1.23%) Velocity
6 2 (1.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.18%) Computer Science
2 21 (12.88%) STB
3 13 (7.98%) DTV
4 12 (7.36%) Device Driver
5 10 (6.13%) IPTV
6 9 (5.52%) Firmware
7 8 (4.91%) CAN bus
8 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
9 5 (3.07%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (3.07%) MPEG
10 4 (2.45%) Open Source
11 3 (1.84%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.84%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.84%) Interactive TV
12 2 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (1.23%) RenderMan
12 2 (1.23%) Video on Demand
12 2 (1.23%) CUDA
12 2 (1.23%) iPad
12 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 68 (41.72%) Linux
2 23 (14.11%) UNIX
3 20 (12.27%) Windows
4 18 (11.04%) Android
5 13 (7.98%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.84%) VxWorks
6 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (56.44%) Software Engineering
2 24 (14.72%) UML
3 22 (13.50%) OO
3 22 (13.50%) Multithreading
4 13 (7.98%) OOP
4 13 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.36%) OOD
6 10 (6.13%) Information Security
6 10 (6.13%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (6.13%) Test Automation
7 9 (5.52%) Cyber Security
8 8 (4.91%) TDD
8 8 (4.91%) Project Management
9 7 (4.29%) Scrum
9 7 (4.29%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (4.29%) Embedded Software Development
10 6 (3.68%) Android Development
10 6 (3.68%) Information Assurance
10 6 (3.68%) Network Management
10 6 (3.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (56.44%) C++
2 86 (52.76%) C
3 31 (19.02%) Java
4 28 (17.18%) Embedded C
5 27 (16.56%) Python
6 12 (7.36%) MATLAB
6 12 (7.36%) Ruby
6 12 (7.36%) C#
7 9 (5.52%) Perl
7 9 (5.52%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.45%) Lua
9 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.45%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.84%) PHP
10 3 (1.84%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.84%) GLSL
10 3 (1.84%) HLSL
11 2 (1.23%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 32 (19.63%) Degree
2 14 (8.59%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.68%) Chartered Engineer
4 6 (3.68%) HND
5 3 (1.84%) PhD
5 3 (1.84%) ISEB
5 3 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.23%) DO-254
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) MOM
1 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft
1 4 (2.45%) Serena
2 3 (1.84%) CA
3 2 (1.23%) Endeca
3 2 (1.23%) Xilinx
3 2 (1.23%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (1.23%) Wind River
3 2 (1.23%) Actel
3 2 (1.23%) ATG
4 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.61%) Huawei
4 1 (0.61%) NetApp
4 1 (0.61%) MathWorks
4 1 (0.61%) Dell
4 1 (0.61%) EMC
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