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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Systems
Rank 570 571 516
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -55
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 86 56 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.32% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 8 20
Median daily rate £380 £300 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £394 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.85 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%

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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 83 £375 +25.00% 33
London +18 32 £410 - 3
South East -6 26 £365 -9.31% 7
South West -4 11 £325 +8.33% 4
West Midlands -10 10 £375 - 2
Surrey -2 8 £375 -6.83% 3
Bristol - 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £325 - 1
West Sussex - 5 £418 -
East of England +4 4 £360 +60.00% 10
Birmingham - 4 £375 -
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Essex 0 3 £360 +10.76% 5
Berkshire -5 3 £345 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Middlesex - 3 £340 - 1
Crawley - 3 £472 -
Croydon - 3 £400 -
Greenford - 3 £243 -
Staffordshire +8 2 £425 -
Stafford +2 2 £425 -
Northampton - 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Gatwick - 2 £365 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Wales +12 1 £390 -
South Wales +2 1 £390 -
Redhill -1 1 - - 1
Staines - 1 - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 88 (51.76%) C++
2 82 (48.24%) C
3 75 (44.12%) Linux
4 74 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (35.29%) Software Engineering
6 45 (26.47%) Degree
7 34 (20.00%) STB
8 32 (18.82%) Multithreading
9 27 (15.88%) Computer Science
10 24 (14.12%) Security Cleared
11 22 (12.94%) Scrum
12 21 (12.35%) Device Driver
12 21 (12.35%) OO
12 21 (12.35%) JavaScript
13 20 (11.76%) Python
13 20 (11.76%) Telecoms
13 20 (11.76%) TDD
13 20 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
14 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
14 19 (11.18%) Electronics
14 19 (11.18%) DVB
14 19 (11.18%) ClearCase
14 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
15 18 (10.59%) Algorithms
15 18 (10.59%) Embedded C
15 18 (10.59%) C#
15 18 (10.59%) Information Security
15 18 (10.59%) Android
15 18 (10.59%) PCI DSS
15 18 (10.59%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 15 (8.82%) IIS
2 3 (1.76%) Node.js
3 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Simulink
2 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.18%) DVB
2 11 (6.47%) HTTP
3 9 (5.29%) Ethernet
4 7 (4.12%) Wireless
5 6 (3.53%) UPnP
6 4 (2.35%) Bluetooth
6 4 (2.35%) IPv4
6 4 (2.35%) SNMP
7 3 (1.76%) GSM
7 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.18%) ASN.1
8 2 (1.18%) SpaceWire
8 2 (1.18%) VoIP
9 1 (0.59%) 802.15
9 1 (0.59%) Broadband
9 1 (0.59%) DHCP
9 1 (0.59%) DNS
9 1 (0.59%) FTP
9 1 (0.59%) Internet
9 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) DB2
1 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (11.18%) ClearCase
2 14 (8.24%) JIRA
3 13 (7.65%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.88%) Ant
4 10 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (5.88%) Gradle
4 10 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.88%) Subversion
5 9 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (4.71%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.94%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (2.35%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.18%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.18%) ClearQuest
9 2 (1.18%) GCC
10 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.59%) MSTest
10 1 (0.59%) Qt Creator
General
1 20 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.18%) Electronics
3 15 (8.82%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.94%) Automotive
5 4 (2.35%) Avionics
5 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.76%) Finance
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (29.41%) Developer
2 48 (28.24%) Software Engineer
3 36 (21.18%) Embedded Engineer
4 24 (14.12%) C++ Software Engineer
5 22 (12.94%) C++ Developer
6 21 (12.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 19 (11.18%) Embedded Developer
8 18 (10.59%) Systems Engineer
9 17 (10.00%) Architect
9 17 (10.00%) Security Architect
9 17 (10.00%) Software Developer
10 14 (8.24%) Senior Software Engineer
11 12 (7.06%) Agile Developer
11 12 (7.06%) Embedded C++ Developer
11 12 (7.06%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 12 (7.06%) Test Engineer
12 10 (5.88%) C Developer
12 10 (5.88%) iOS Developer
12 10 (5.88%) Objective-C Developer
12 10 (5.88%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.00%) JSON
2 16 (9.41%) Middleware
3 10 (5.88%) RESTful
4 9 (5.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (4.12%) Flash
5 7 (4.12%) OpenGL
5 7 (4.12%) Qt
5 7 (4.12%) REST
5 7 (4.12%) SOAP
5 7 (4.12%) XML
6 6 (3.53%) XML-RPC
7 4 (2.35%) .NET
7 4 (2.35%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.76%) STL
8 3 (1.76%) WPF
9 2 (1.18%) HTML
9 2 (1.18%) HTML5
9 2 (1.18%) Web Services
10 1 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.00%) STB
2 27 (15.88%) Computer Science
3 21 (12.35%) Device Driver
4 18 (10.59%) Algorithms
5 17 (10.00%) Smartcard
6 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (7.65%) Mathematics
8 12 (7.06%) DTV
9 10 (5.88%) Smartphone
10 9 (5.29%) Driving Licence
11 7 (4.12%) Data Structures
12 6 (3.53%) CAN bus
12 6 (3.53%) Data Centre
12 6 (3.53%) IPTV
13 5 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 3 (1.76%) Contactless
14 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
15 2 (1.18%) BeagleBoard
15 2 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
15 2 (1.18%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 75 (44.12%) Linux
2 18 (10.59%) Android
3 15 (8.82%) Unix
4 14 (8.24%) Windows
5 13 (7.65%) Apple iOS
6 10 (5.88%) VxWorks
7 7 (4.12%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.59%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 32 (18.82%) Multithreading
4 22 (12.94%) Scrum
5 21 (12.35%) OO
6 20 (11.76%) TDD
7 18 (10.59%) Information Security
8 17 (10.00%) SABSA
8 17 (10.00%) TOGAF
9 16 (9.41%) UML
10 15 (8.82%) Configuration Management
10 15 (8.82%) Functional Testing
11 14 (8.24%) Security Architecture
11 14 (8.24%) Waterfall
12 13 (7.65%) Business Development
12 13 (7.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (7.65%) Quality Management
12 13 (7.65%) Unit Testing
12 13 (7.65%) Validation
13 12 (7.06%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 88 (51.76%) C++
2 82 (48.24%) C
3 21 (12.35%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.76%) Python
5 18 (10.59%) C#
5 18 (10.59%) Embedded C
6 16 (9.41%) Java
7 11 (6.47%) MATLAB
8 10 (5.88%) Objective-C
9 8 (4.71%) ActionScript
9 8 (4.71%) Embedded C++
10 7 (4.12%) Lua
11 6 (3.53%) ActionScript 2.0
11 6 (3.53%) ActionScript 3.0
11 6 (3.53%) ANSI C
11 6 (3.53%) Perl
11 6 (3.53%) Ruby
11 6 (3.53%) VC++
12 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (26.47%) Degree
2 24 (14.12%) Security Cleared
3 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.82%) CISA
4 15 (8.82%) CISM
4 15 (8.82%) CISSP
4 15 (8.82%) IISP
5 6 (3.53%) ISEB
6 3 (1.76%) CCNA
6 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.76%) HND
6 3 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (10.59%) PCI DSS
2 17 (10.00%) ISO27005
2 17 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (8.24%) ISO 9001
4 13 (7.65%) ISAE 3402
5 5 (2.94%) DO-178B
6 4 (2.35%) JTAG
7 2 (1.18%) ECSS
7 2 (1.18%) MISRA
7 2 (1.18%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.59%) ISO26262
System Software
1 9 (5.29%) Firmware
2 6 (3.53%) LXC
3 4 (2.35%) iptables
3 4 (2.35%) OpenSSH
4 2 (1.18%) Cygwin
4 2 (1.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
2 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.41%) Cisco
4 13 (7.65%) ArcSight
4 13 (7.65%) IBM
4 13 (7.65%) Intel Security
4 13 (7.65%) Oracle
4 13 (7.65%) Qualys
4 13 (7.65%) Tripwire
5 11 (6.47%) Sun
6 4 (2.35%) Freescale
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe
7 2 (1.18%) Intel
7 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.18%) Sybase
8 1 (0.59%) Borland
8 1 (0.59%) BT
8 1 (0.59%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.59%) Nokia
8 1 (0.59%) QNX
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