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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 545 527 502
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -25
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 61 47 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.089% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.29% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 16
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£388 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £181 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £488 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £200 £325
% change year-on-year
+79.37% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Average hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -10.55%

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
17565 16397 17509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10667 10120 10142
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 667 895
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.03 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -26.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -21 59 £410 +31.20% 60
South East +4 21 £413 +127.58% 21
London +6 13 £448 +11.87%
East of England -31 12 £338 - 15
Surrey +11 10 £396 - 8
South West -28 9 £369 - 9
Hampshire -11 6 £413 +106.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +2 5 £460 - 12
Cambridge -7 5 £460 - 9
Woking - 5 £425 -
Suffolk +1 4 - - 1
Ipswich -2 4 - -
Gloucestershire -14 4 - -
Scotland -10 2 £256 - 2
Bristol -16 2 £313 - 6
Guildford - 2 £409 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £340 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 3
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - - 5
West Midlands - 1 £240 - 3
Kent - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £425 - 2
Fife - 1 £288 - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Dunfermline - 1 £288 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 87 (55.41%) C
1 87 (55.41%) C++
2 82 (52.23%) Software Engineering
3 66 (42.04%) Linux
4 32 (20.38%) Electronics
5 31 (19.75%) Degree
6 30 (19.11%) Python
7 29 (18.47%) Java
8 28 (17.83%) Embedded C
9 27 (17.20%) Computer Science
9 27 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (14.01%) STB
10 22 (14.01%) UNIX
11 21 (13.38%) UML
11 21 (13.38%) OO
12 20 (12.74%) Multithreading
13 19 (12.10%) Android
13 19 (12.10%) Windows
14 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
15 15 (9.55%) DVB
16 13 (8.28%) OOP
16 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (7.64%) Cyber Security
17 12 (7.64%) C#
17 12 (7.64%) .NET
17 12 (7.64%) DTV
17 12 (7.64%) Aerospace
17 12 (7.64%) Information Security
18 11 (7.01%) Embedded Linux
18 11 (7.01%) SC Cleared

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (0.64%) Confluence
2 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Simulink
2 1 (0.64%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.64%) TargetLink
2 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.55%) DVB
2 7 (4.46%) Wireless
2 7 (4.46%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.82%) LTE
4 5 (3.18%) UPnP
5 4 (2.55%) GSM
6 3 (1.91%) UMTS
6 3 (1.91%) Broadband
6 3 (1.91%) 3G
6 3 (1.91%) Modbus
6 3 (1.91%) NAS
7 2 (1.27%) Telnet
7 2 (1.27%) Firewall
7 2 (1.27%) DHCP
7 2 (1.27%) FTP
7 2 (1.27%) HTTP
8 1 (0.64%) SSL
8 1 (0.64%) RTSP
8 1 (0.64%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) MySQL
1 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (6.37%) JIRA
2 9 (5.73%) Subversion
2 9 (5.73%) ClearCase
3 7 (4.46%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.82%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (3.82%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.55%) JUnit
5 4 (2.55%) NetBeans
5 4 (2.55%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.91%) GDB
6 3 (1.91%) Selenium
7 2 (1.27%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.64%) Trac
8 1 (0.64%) GCC
8 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.64%) PVCS
8 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
General
1 32 (20.38%) Electronics
2 12 (7.64%) Aerospace
3 11 (7.01%) Finance
4 10 (6.37%) Retail
5 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.46%) Automotive
6 7 (4.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 66 (42.04%) Software Engineer
2 42 (26.75%) Developer
3 21 (13.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (9.55%) C++ Developer
5 12 (7.64%) Test Engineer
5 12 (7.64%) Junior
5 12 (7.64%) Junior Software Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) C Developer
7 9 (5.73%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.73%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Design Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Android Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Java Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Tester
11 4 (2.55%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.55%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) .NET
2 10 (6.37%) Middleware
3 5 (3.18%) POSIX
3 5 (3.18%) OpenGL
4 4 (2.55%) Swing
4 4 (2.55%) JNI
4 4 (2.55%) Qt
4 4 (2.55%) Java SE
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.27%) OpenCL
5 2 (1.27%) DirectCompute
5 2 (1.27%) RESTful
5 2 (1.27%) HTML5
5 2 (1.27%) WebKit
5 2 (1.27%) Ajax
5 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.27%) Flash
5 2 (1.27%) STL
5 2 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (0.64%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.20%) Computer Science
2 22 (14.01%) STB
3 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.64%) DTV
5 10 (6.37%) Firmware
5 10 (6.37%) Device Driver
6 8 (5.10%) CAN bus
7 7 (4.46%) Open Source
7 7 (4.46%) IPTV
8 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.91%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.91%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (1.27%) Video on Demand
11 2 (1.27%) CUDA
11 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.27%) MPEG
11 2 (1.27%) User Experience
12 1 (0.64%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 66 (42.04%) Linux
2 22 (14.01%) UNIX
3 19 (12.10%) Windows
3 19 (12.10%) Android
4 11 (7.01%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.91%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (52.23%) Software Engineering
2 27 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.38%) UML
3 21 (13.38%) OO
4 20 (12.74%) Multithreading
5 13 (8.28%) OOP
6 12 (7.64%) Information Security
6 12 (7.64%) Cyber Security
7 11 (7.01%) Test Automation
8 10 (6.37%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (5.73%) Android Development
10 8 (5.10%) TDD
10 8 (5.10%) OOD
10 8 (5.10%) Scrum
11 6 (3.82%) Project Management
11 6 (3.82%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.82%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (3.82%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (3.82%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.82%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 87 (55.41%) C
1 87 (55.41%) C++
2 30 (19.11%) Python
3 29 (18.47%) Java
4 28 (17.83%) Embedded C
5 12 (7.64%) C#
6 10 (6.37%) Perl
6 10 (6.37%) MATLAB
6 10 (6.37%) Ruby
7 8 (5.10%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.82%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.55%) Lua
9 4 (2.55%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.91%) PHP
10 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.91%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.91%) VC++
11 2 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.27%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 31 (19.75%) Degree
2 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.46%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.82%) Chartered Engineer
5 6 (3.82%) HND
6 3 (1.91%) ISEB
7 2 (1.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.64%) CISSP
8 1 (0.64%) CISA
8 1 (0.64%) CISM
8 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.27%) DO-254
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (3.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.27%) EMC
2 2 (1.27%) Xilinx
2 2 (1.27%) Mentor Graphics
2 2 (1.27%) Serena
2 2 (1.27%) Wind River
2 2 (1.27%) Actel
3 1 (0.64%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.64%) Tripwire
3 1 (0.64%) Huawei
3 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.64%) Qualys
3 1 (0.64%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (0.64%) CA
3 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.64%) McAfee
3 1 (0.64%) MathWorks
3 1 (0.64%) Sun
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco
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