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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 540 510 526
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 68 93 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.54% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 8
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£319 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £458 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 12
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.61% +8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.80 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £40.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-0.61% +25.38%

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
17545 17089 16456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.35% 31.75% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10925 10497 9726
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 662 714
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -48 61 £320 -11.78% 85
South East -25 27 £326 -6.78% 26
Brighton 0 11 - - 2
East Sussex -4 11 - - 3
West Midlands +1 9 £500 - 18
Surrey -14 7 £326 +8.75% 7
London -18 7 - - 7
South West -3 6 £300 - 6
East of England -8 6 £225 -40.07% 13
Berkshire +1 4 - - 4
North West -17 4 - - 1
Scotland - 4 £228 - 4
Manchester -8 3 - -
Slough - 3 - - 3
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Dunfermline - 3 £228 - 1
Fife - 3 £228 - 1
Hampshire -4 2 - - 4
Hertfordshire -15 2 £225 - 4
Wiltshire - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £325 - 2
Coventry - 2 - - 7
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
Swindon - 2 £325 -
Kent -8 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -8 1 - - 7
Cambridge -10 1 - - 7
Colchester - 1 - - 1
Dover - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 61 (48.80%) C
2 55 (44.00%) Software Engineering
3 49 (39.20%) C++
4 37 (29.60%) Linux
5 29 (23.20%) Embedded C
6 24 (19.20%) Python
7 18 (14.40%) Manufacturing
7 18 (14.40%) Degree
8 17 (13.60%) Windows
8 17 (13.60%) Firmware
9 16 (12.80%) Multithreading
10 15 (12.00%) Unit Testing
10 15 (12.00%) Java
11 14 (11.20%) Bash Shell
11 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (10.40%) Lua
13 12 (9.60%) Visual Studio
13 12 (9.60%) Embedded Linux
13 12 (9.60%) Algorithms
14 11 (8.80%) Automotive
14 11 (8.80%) Electronics
15 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
15 10 (8.00%) Validation
15 10 (8.00%) Ajax
16 9 (7.20%) STB
16 9 (7.20%) C#
16 9 (7.20%) OO
16 9 (7.20%) Embedded Software Development
17 8 (6.40%) UML
17 8 (6.40%) Embedded C++

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Simulink
2 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) Bluetooth
1 8 (6.40%) Internet
1 8 (6.40%) DVB
2 7 (5.60%) Wireless
3 5 (4.00%) Intranet
3 5 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.40%) DNS
4 3 (2.40%) 3GPP
4 3 (2.40%) DHCP
4 3 (2.40%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.40%) HTTP
4 3 (2.40%) VLAN
4 3 (2.40%) LTE
5 2 (1.60%) HSUPA
5 2 (1.60%) HSDPA
5 2 (1.60%) VDSL
5 2 (1.60%) ADSL
5 2 (1.60%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) MySQL
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.00%) Subversion
3 4 (3.20%) JIRA
3 4 (3.20%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.40%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.60%) GCC
6 1 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.80%) Redmine
6 1 (0.80%) Trac
6 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.80%) Ant
6 1 (0.80%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.80%) Moq
6 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.80%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.80%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.80%) NUnit
General
1 18 (14.40%) Manufacturing
2 11 (8.80%) Electronics
2 11 (8.80%) Automotive
3 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.80%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 46 (36.80%) Software Engineer
2 37 (29.60%) Developer
3 20 (16.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Programmer
5 12 (9.60%) C Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) C++ Developer
8 6 (4.80%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.80%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Systems Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) C Programmer
9 5 (4.00%) iOS Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Design Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Firmware Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Electronics Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) Ajax
2 6 (4.80%) jQuery
2 6 (4.80%) CSS
2 6 (4.80%) XML
3 5 (4.00%) Spring
3 5 (4.00%) Struts
3 5 (4.00%) Web Services
3 5 (4.00%) J2EE
3 5 (4.00%) Velocity
3 5 (4.00%) RESTful
4 4 (3.20%) REST
4 4 (3.20%) .NET
5 3 (2.40%) SOAP
6 2 (1.60%) WCF
6 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.60%) HTML
6 2 (1.60%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.80%) Middleware
7 1 (0.80%) JNI
7 1 (0.80%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) Algorithms
2 9 (7.20%) STB
3 8 (6.40%) Device Driver
3 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (4.00%) iPad
4 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.00%) VHDL
5 4 (3.20%) DTV
5 4 (3.20%) IPTV
6 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.80%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.80%) Verilog
7 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.80%) GPGPU
7 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.60%) Linux
2 17 (13.60%) Windows
3 12 (9.60%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.80%) UNIX
5 5 (4.00%) Android
5 5 (4.00%) Windows CE
5 5 (4.00%) VxWorks
5 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.80%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.80%) Tizen
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (44.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (12.80%) Multithreading
3 15 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.00%) Validation
6 9 (7.20%) OO
6 9 (7.20%) Embedded Software Development
7 8 (6.40%) UML
7 8 (6.40%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (5.60%) OOD
9 6 (4.80%) Project Management
9 6 (4.80%) SDLC
10 5 (4.00%) iOS Development
10 5 (4.00%) DevOps
10 5 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (4.00%) Memory Management
10 5 (4.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 61 (48.80%) C
2 49 (39.20%) C++
3 29 (23.20%) Embedded C
4 24 (19.20%) Python
5 15 (12.00%) Java
6 14 (11.20%) Bash Shell
7 13 (10.40%) Lua
8 9 (7.20%) C#
9 8 (6.40%) Embedded C++
10 7 (5.60%) MATLAB
10 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
11 6 (4.80%) Perl
11 6 (4.80%) SQL
11 6 (4.80%) Ruby
12 5 (4.00%) Objective-C
12 5 (4.00%) PHP
13 3 (2.40%) VC++
13 3 (2.40%) Assembly Language
13 3 (2.40%) Erlang
14 2 (1.60%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 18 (14.40%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (13.60%) Firmware
2 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (4.00%) Apple
1 5 (4.00%) ATG
1 5 (4.00%) Endeca
1 5 (4.00%) Google
2 3 (2.40%) Panasonic
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco
2 3 (2.40%) Motorola
2 3 (2.40%) Nokia
3 2 (1.60%) VMware
3 2 (1.60%) AppSense
3 2 (1.60%) Wyse
4 1 (0.80%) EMC
4 1 (0.80%) Atmel
4 1 (0.80%) Renesas
4 1 (0.80%) Green Hills
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